Clinical News from Canada’s Medical Associations & Healthcare Companies
January 2018 • Volume 5 Issue 1

Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Perimenopausal and Menopausal women

A recent study published in The European Menopause Journal indicated that perimenopausal women are at increased risk of experiencing depression, and post-menopausal women are more likely to experience symptoms of anxiety, compared to their risk during premenopause.
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How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for Learning

New brain imaging techniques now allow researchers to view the area of an infant’s brain that processes not only felt touch, but observed touch, indicating that at 7 months, an infant has made a basic connection between “self” and “other”, an important building block for social learning.
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New HIV Test Combines Reliability of Blood Test, Convenience of Saliva Test

Millions worldwide are living with HIV, but a significant percentage of them are unaware of their status. Early detection is critical to ensuring the initiation of treatment and reducing the risk of transmission. A team from Stanford University has developed a new saliva test that is more sensitive than previous saliva tests, with accuracy comparable to a blood test.
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Deprescribing antipsychotics for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and insomnia.

Pharmacologic management of chronic neuropathic pain. Review of the Canadian Pain Society Consensus Statement.

Deprescribing antihyperglycemic agents in older persons.

Neurology & Pain Management for Primary Care 2018   Feb 16‑18, 2018   Whistler, British Columbia
Cardiology for Primary Care 2018   Feb 17‑19, 2018   Anaheim, California
General Practice and Women’s Healthcare   Jul 27‑28, 2018   Vancouver, British Columbia