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Testing for osteoperosis has just gotten easier... all you need is a nail clipping. (Courtesy iStock)

Rye prof nails new test kit for bone disease

A Ryerson professor has invented an at-home test kit that uses toe and fingernail clippings to assess the risk for osteoporosis. Mark Towler, a biomedical engineering professor who was recruited to Ryerson for his research, originally came up with the idea 10 years ago in the U.K., and on Oct. 9 the Osentia test kit went on sale in the […]

Sounds Interesting Episode 4: Get to know your host – Brittany

Sounds Interesting Episode 4: Get to know your host – Brittany

One of our hosts, Brittany Ferreira, shares her story of being diagnosed and living with an incurable, invisible disability.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Podcasts
Canadian Diabetes Association at Ryerson holds awareness event, says the disease isn’t going away soon

Canadian Diabetes Association at Ryerson holds awareness event, says the disease isn’t going away soon

Last Friday commemorated a momentous day in Canadian medical history. Nov. 14 was the birthday of Frederick Banting, the Canadian scientist who worked alongside Charles Best in the discovery of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. That day is now known as World Diabetes Day. To mark that day, the Canadian Diabetes Association at Ryerson (CDAR) held an educational event […]

by Dillon Li· · Arts & Life, Health, News, On Campus, Top stories
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Editorial: Ebola and other disease epidemics increase paranoia among people

A cough at the airport, a sneeze at work, and suddenly somebody has the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus disease is found in the tropical regions of sub-Saharan Africa, carried by fruit bats. Initial symptoms like fever and sore throat can appear anytime within three weeks after the virus is contracted. Infected persons suffer vomiting, decreased liver and kidney function […]

by Fatima Kazmi· · Editorial, Editorial Cartoon, Opinion