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Published 1 August 2013 by Steve Mariotti on The Huffington Post

Recently, the city sold part of its citizen's birthright for $41 million< by granting a city-wide bike contract to an outside...

Published 30 July 2013 by Sheryl Ubelacker on The Huffington POst

TORONTO - Imagine eating a certain food and "tasting" a colour. Or seeing an object that elicits a particular smell. Or hearing a particular piece of music and feeling as if you are physically flying in concert with the sound.

Such simultaneous sense experiences are an everyday...

Published 27 July 2013 by Keith L. Alexander on The Washington Post

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — Thomas “TC” Maslin easily reads to himself the local newspaper or latest issue of the Economist.

Reading aloud a simple children’s book is another story.

“Five little ducks went out one day. Over the hills and far away. The...

Published 27 July 2013 by Nick Collins on The Telegraph

Patients made three times as much progress following speech and language therapy if their brains had first been stimulated with a magnetic coil.

The non-invasive technique was used to temporarily shut down properly functioning parts of the brain so that the side which had been damaged by...

Published 25 July 2013 by Ken Belson on The New York Times

Youth football players are not more vulnerable to head hits in games if they take part in fewer contact drills during practices, a new study published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering...

Published 23 July 2013 by Denise Dador on ABC News

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Close to 2 million people are affected by traumatic brain injury, or TBI, every year. After an injury, the goal is to preserve as much of the brain function as possible. Researchers are hoping a hormone our bodies produce naturally can help bring the first ever TBI...

Published 23 July 2013 by Marijke Vroomen Durning on Forbes

The Canadian Medical Association Journal has issued new guidelines to help manage concussions and reduce the risk of second-impact symptom, which can be fatal. These guidelines follow on the heels of a study that showed recent National Hockey League rule changes did not reduce the...

Published 22 July 2013 by Kimberly Gillan on Health Hub

Sedentary people are 20 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than those who regularly break a sweat, according to South Australian researchers.

Dr Michelle McDonnell, from the University of South Australia, studied 27,000 Americans aged over 45 who had been involved in a six year study...

Published 21 July 2013 by David DiSalvo on Forbes

Journalist and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell is an outspoken advocate of banning college football on health grounds, and his appearance on CNN’s ‘GPS with...

Published 15 July 2013 by Gwendolyn Bounds on The Wall Street Journal

Ask preschooler Zane Pike to write his name or the alphabet, then watch this 4-year-old's stubborn side kick in. He spurns practice at school and tosses aside workbooks at home. But Angie Pike, Zane's mom, persists, believing that handwriting is a building block to learning.

She...

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