Jean Sharon Abbott spent nearly all of her life believing she had an incurable condition that left her feeling "trapped" in her own body -- unaware that many of her symptoms could be easily treated with a pill.
WENCY LEUNG - The Globe & Mail - Kylee Taylor was distraught. For nearly two years, her teenage son, Kieran Porter, had seen multiple doctors and undergone countless medical tests, but none provided an answer for his alarming and mysterious illness.
JAMES R. OESTREICH - New York Times - Just because you’re a hypochondriac, to paraphrase Joseph Heller’s wry comment on paranoia, doesn’t mean you aren’t sick. And the brilliant Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was, in a phrase uttered at a medical conference over the weekend, “a world-class hypochondriac.” He was also a perfectionist, easily frustrated.
The Globe and Mail - Adriana Barton - Matthew Sheppard can spend hours playing the video gam Minecraft, but he has trouble pouring water into a glass. Like other 13 year old boys, he loves hurtling through nature on an ATV. But when a waitress asks for his order,he blinks uncontrollably and shakes all over. Matthew has dystonia, a movement disorder that casused involuntary muscle contractions and spasms. More
MERZ Pharma Canada Inc. is pleased to announce that effective May 19th 2011, XEOMIN(R) (clostridium botulinum neurotoxin type A (150 kD), free from complexing proteins) has been listed with Limited Use Status on the Ontario Drug Benefit formulary (ODB). More
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION- Placing MRI into operating room benefits patients
By: Jen Skerritt
For now, procedure will be used on neurosurgery patients undergoing procedures such as deep-brain stimulation, where a surgeon implants a device that emits electrical impulses to treat tremors, dystonia or Parkinson's disease.
The Leonard Lopate Show :There are some brain disorders that do not respond to traditional treatments and therapies.