Policy-makers looking to trim fat off health-care budget costs by tinkering with payment schemes have a clearer picture of the impact – including the unintended consequences – of one such move made over a decade ago.
Tremor, one of the most disabling symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, significantly affects the lives of patients. But if researchers involved in a Western-led effort are successful, those symptoms will soon be a thing of the past.
Douglas Hamilton anticipates the day when people with vascular disease (such as diabetics) will no longer fear that a simple wound will lead to horrible outcomes like amputation or even death.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) have awarded a pair of Western research groups with Collaborative Health Research Projects operating grants.