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  Friday, September 22, 2017, CBC  
  Aaron Hernandez's brain showed 'severe' case of CTE: Lawyer
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.
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  Friday, September 22, 2017, RADIO-CANADA  
  Un collier pour contrer les effets des commotions cérébrales
Le fabricant d'équipement de hockey Bauer a lancé mercredi un collier pour contrer le fléau des commotions cérébrales tant chez les hockeyeurs, que les joueurs de football ou de soccer.
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  Friday, September 22, 2017, LE FIL  
  À la rescousse d’anciens combattants
Les anciens combattants atteints du trouble de stress post-traumatique (TSPT) pourraient améliorer certains aspects de leur condition grâce aux chiens d’assistance. C’est ce que démontre une étude que la professeure Claude Vincent, du Département de réadaptation et du Centre interdisciplinaire de re...
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  Friday, September 22, 2017, LE FIL  
  3 questions à Claude Rouillard
Le gouvernement du Québec vient d’annoncer une série de mesures pour faire face à cette crise, au grand soulagement de Claude Rouillard, professeur au Département de psychiatrie et de neurosciences, qui donne un cours sur ce type de médicaments aux étudiants en médecine.
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  Wednesday, September 20, 2017, CBC NEWS  
  Poor quality, short sleep 'prevalent' among adults, StatsCan says
More than half of adults in Canada say their shuteye is fitful at times, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday. The federal agency's report on duration and quality of sleep focuses on people 18 to 79 years old during a six-year period. It provides recent estimates of the duratio...
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  Wednesday, September 20, 2017, SCIENCE  
  Animal hoarding is its own mental disorder, study argues
We can all be packrats at times, letting our homes overflow with junk. But for millions of people, the compulsion to hoard things is a debilitating disorder—and when those “things” are animals, the results can be tragic. Now, a new study suggests the motivations and complexities behind animal hoardi...
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  Wednesday, September 20, 2017, NATURE  
  Pregnant mice illuminate risk factors that could lead to autism
A century ago, a largely forgotten, worldwide epidemic that would kill nearly a million people was beginning to take hold. Labelled as sleepy sickness — or more properly encephalitis lethargica — the disease caused a number of bizarre mental and physical symptoms and frequently left people in a cata...
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  Wednesday, September 20, 2017, NATURE  
  Researchers unite in quest for ‘standard model’ of the brain
The International Brain Lab (IBL), launched on 19 September, combines 21 of the foremost neuroscience laboratories in the United States and Europe into a giant collaboration that will develop theories of how the brain works by focusing on a single behaviour shared by all animals: foraging. The Wellc...
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  Wednesday, September 20, 2017, SCIENCE  
  A new study is changing how scientists think about Alzheimer’s disease
How does ApoE4 do its dirty work? Since 1993, when this variant of the apolipoprotein E gene was found to multiply the risk of the most common form of Alzheimer's disease as much as fourfold, researchers have probed its connections to β-amyloid, the dominant suspect for the cause of the illness...
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  Thursday, September 14, 2017, RADIO-CANADA  
  Les troubles psychiatriques induits par le THC contrecarrés par des médicaments
Les troubles psychiatriques provoqués par une consommation de THC, le principal psychotrope de la marijuana, durant l'adolescence ont été contrés par une équipe ontarienne de chercheurs.
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