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How Montreal surgeons took apart and pieced back together the skull of a young hydrocephalus patient

On Nov. 5, a pediatric team led by Dr. Alexander Weil and Dr. Daniel Borsuk performed a 12-hour operation on a two-year-old girl with hydrocephalus at Montreal’s CHU Sainte-Justine hospital. They cut into the child’s scalp from ear to ear, removed her skull in pieces, drained nearly two litres of fluid from her brain and… Read More »

How to Deal With Your Aching Back

How to Deal With Your Aching Back How to Deal With Your Aching Back : Having an aching back is no fun at all. And it doesn’t help to know that 80 percent of adults experience it at one time or another. Lower back pain is just about the most common cause of job-related disability and… Read More »

9 Vintage Health Ads That Will Take You Back to the 1960s

Some of these are truly cringe-worthy. “Be Really Refreshed” Reader’s Digest Publication The popular soda manufacturer promises an energy lift in this March 1960 magazine ad: “Only Coca-Cola gives you the cheerful lift that’s bright and lively.” We now know that soda’s sugar buzz is quickly followed by an energy crash. “Milk: Nature’s Nightcap” Reader’s… Read More »