Never heard of NPH? Well, you’re not alone. NPH, or Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, is not a widely known medical condition and is sometimes identified as “old age problems,” or as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Yet over 375,000 Americans may be living with the disorder. It’s a condition where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) – a clear fluid that… Read More


The current and past winners of the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada bursary are: Morgan C. from Edmonton, Alberta. Matthew V. from Sherwood Park, Alberta. Hannah R. from Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Bradley R. from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Katie W. from Surrey, British Columbia. Duncan R. from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sheri-Lynn T. from Martensville,… Read More


Latex is a natural product made from the milky sap of the rubber tree (Heavea Brasillienus). Its durability, flexibility and low manufacturing costs has made latex a popular material. A latex allergy is a reaction to products made from natural rubber latex. the reactive is proteins originating from the rubber tree and present in products… Read More


3rd Annual Ontario Region Golf Classic – Solidarity Works! Union members and employers came together for the 3rd Annual Unifor Charity Golf Classic held in Milton, Ontario on June 4, 2016. Over the years union members from the former CEP and now Unifor union have raised an astounding $400,000 through golf tournaments held in support of… Read More


An environmental scan of weight assessment and management practices in paediatric spina bifida clinics across Canada. Dr. McPherson. PDF. Two year project was on reducing complications associated with endoscopic third ventriculostomy through simulation based training. Dr. Haji. PDF.… Read More


It is estimated that between five and ten percent of people diagnosed with dementia could actually have a treatable condition known as normal pressure hydrocephalus or NPH. NPH is a disorder involving an abnormal increase in cerebrospinal fluid that causes the brain to become enlarged. The condition can occur at any age but it’s most… Read More


Injections of tiny robots called “millirobots”, powered by MRI scanners, might one day be able to treat hydrocephalus and other conditions. DOTmed News reports that researchers at the University of Houston have found a way to harness the energy from MRI scanners to power the millirobots to penetrate tissue. To treat hydrocephalus, surgeons have to… Read More