Surgery at The Neuro extends woman's life by 5 years
Thanks to a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Kevin Petrecca, chief of Neurosurgery at The Neuro, a woman suffering from glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, has been able to live for almost 5 years, whereas her initial diagnosis gave her just one year to live. Read more in this CTV News article.
The dangers of contact lenses
Do contact lenses increase the risk of eye disease? Dr. Guillermo Rocha, Head of Ophthalmology at the MUHC, explains in this article from La Presse.
Eating disorders on the rise among teenage girls
Eating disorders increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, so much so that the number of hospitalizations for these reasons at the Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH) doubled between 2019 and 2021, report Dr. Holly Agostino, director of the MCH Eating Disorders Program, and Peggy Alcindor, nutritionist at the MCH. Sélection
Is cognitive function influenced by our social environment?
Dr. Marie-Josée Brouillette, psychiatrist at the MUHC, explains how our social environment can affect brain health and cognitive function. Find out in this CBF-FM radio interview.
What are the potential dangers of germs in newborns?
In light of the news about Hollywood star Kourtney Kardashian issuing visitation restrictions for her newborn to avoid infection, Dr. Donald Vinh explains why and how respiratory viruses can be dangerous for newborns. Read more in this Yahoo! Article.