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2014-06-05 13:15:36

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Women nearing menopause have higher levels of a brain protein linked to depression than both younger and menopausal women, a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows. This finding may explain the high rates of first-time depression seen among women in this transitional stage of life, known as perimenopause. "This is the first time that a biological change in the brain has been identified in perimenopause which is...

2013-11-15 23:24:26

Business and Municipal Leaders Support Quest Collegiate & Recovery Centres Simcoe County, Ontario (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Ontario Municipal and Federal leaders are rallying behind a major community project that supports teens recovering from substance abuse. A first for Canada, Quest Collegiate and Recovery Centres is a charitable organization working towards the launch of two recovery education campuses in Simcoe County for 2014. "Our immediate goal is to raise awareness of...

2013-09-24 13:39:49

A survey conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that a majority of those underage students in Ontario, Canada who smoke or drink are getting cigarettes and alcohol from a friend or family member. Among students in Grades 7-12 who smoked cigarettes, 58 per cent say they received their last cigarette from a friend or family member, while 19 per cent report getting them from a corner store, grocery store, gas station, or bar. Twenty-six per cent of males...

2013-09-20 23:21:21

New rehab centre uniquely qualified to treating the whole person. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Dr. of Psychology, Christine Courbasson is pleased to announce the opening of a new drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre – Trafalgar Residence, located in in Erin, Ontario. Dr. Courbasson, Clinical Director of Trafalgar Residence says; “Most established rehab centres only attempt to provide the addict with a foundation for recovery. Little is done about addressing the mental...

2013-06-19 11:05:24

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has released a summary report outlining policy strategies to reduce the harms related to alcohol, with a focus on the province of Ontario, Canada. In the report titled 'Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms and Costs in Ontario: A Provincial Summary Report,' CAMH Senior Scientist Norman Giesbrecht outlines Ontario's policy strengths and provides recommendations to help decrease the $2.9 billion attributed annually to the direct and indirect costs...

2013-03-05 11:43:26

Some of the dramatic differences seen among patients with schizophrenia may be explained by a single gene that regulates a group of other schizophrenia risk genes. These findings appear in a new imaging-genetics study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The study revealed that people with schizophrenia who had a particular version of the microRNA-137 gene (or MIR137), tended to develop the illness at a younger age and had distinct brain features — both associated...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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