On March 1st the Health Committee examined Neurological Diseases and the effect on the Canadian population and government expenditure. There are over 1 million Canadians affected by Neurological Diseases totalling $9 billion in burden each year. New research has been funded to address the growing need of diseases which include MS, epilepsy, autism and Alzheimer’s.
For more information please see the following sites:
Public Health Agency of Canada: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php
Canadian Institutes of Health Research: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html