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Apr
07
2016

Volunteers needed for TS Brain Imaging Study!

Volunteers needed for TS Brain Imaging Study!   Researchers at the University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital are conducting a b...

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Sep
28
2015

I Can’t Sleep Because of My Tourette Syndrome

Did you know that sleep problems often come with having Tourette? Have you ever wondered why? A recent journal article tried to answer this q...

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Aug
03
2015

New Fact Sheets!

Check out our new factsheets!   Click to download each one: 1. ADHD Fact Sheet: https://tourette.ca/uploads/File/ResourceLibraryDocum...

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Jul
20
2015

The Best Websites for Tourette Information (Besides Tourette Canada’s)

Tourette Canada’s website, www.tourette.ca, is a great website for information about Tourette Syndrome and associated conditions, but it’s not the ...

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Jul
13
2015

Our Favourite Posts

Can you believe that the Tourette Blog has 188 blog posts? We’ve rounded up some of our favourites below in case you’ve missed any or would like...

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Jul
06
2015

The Best Things to Eat if You Have Tourette

We’ve had several entries on the Tourette Blog about what you shouldn’t eat. It’s time for a little positivity! Today, we take a look at what yo...

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Jun
24
2015

Marijuana & Tourette

Can marijuana be used to treat Tourette Syndrome? This question is asked more often than you might think. It may come from a parent whose teen clai...

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Jun
19
2015

The Worse Things to Eat If You Have Tourette

Many people are curious about the effect of diet on tics. While there is little published information on this subject, parents and clinicians have ...

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Mar
10
2015

New Survey on Generic Medication

Tourette Canada is collaborating with a group of organizations who work with and represent individuals and families living with a wide range of...

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Oct
05
2014

Studies Confirm Exercise Effective As Tic Treatment

Is Exercise the Anti-tic Medicine We Don’t Take Enough Of? Studies Confirm Certain Exercises Help Tics Go Away. In 2005, Drs. Leckman & Swain p...

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Sep
12
2014

Landmark Study Reveals Impacts of Neurological Conditions on Canadians

Neurological Health Charities Canada or NHCC, of which the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada is a founding member, has just released a very im...

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Aug
08
2014

Why Tourette and Not Tourette’s?

You’ve probably noticed that there are almost as many names for Tourette Syndrome as there are tics (well, maybe not quite that many). These includ...

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Jul
25
2014

Help Us Make Workplaces TS-Friendly

Many people tell the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) that they are concerned about workplace discrimination. We are too! The TSFC is ...

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Jun
09
2014

Guest Blogger Ethan Macdonald: New Study Finds Parallel Between Humans and Mice

The recent study "Histidine Decarboxylase Deficiency Causes Tourette Syndrome: Parallel Findings in Humans and Mice" (Barlan et al., 2014) examined...

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Jan
22
2014

TS Research Breakthrough: Scientists Undercover Mechanism Controlling Tics

Scientists have discovered a mechanism that controls Tourette Syndrome tics. This groundbreaking study may allow for the creation of new, non-drug ...

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Dec
19
2013

Top 13 TS Moments of 2013

2013 was a big year for the TS community both in Canada and internationally. Here's the TSFC’s list of the biggest TS moments of 2013. Do they matc...

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Oct
30
2013

Research Update: The Genetics of TS and OCD

The genetic architecture of TS is largely unknown. Geneticists agree that TS is indeed a hereditary or genetic condition, meaning it is passed down...

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Oct
17
2012

Strategies for Coping with Tics & Compulsions in the Winter

This blog article, by RuthieP, was originally posted on New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome's Teens4TS Blog and is republished here with kind p...

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Aug
16
2012

The Late, Great Dr. Arthur Shapiro

In 1965, a psychiatrist named Arthur Shapiro (pictured left) received a referral from a local neurologist. The referred patient was a young woman w...

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Jul
26
2012

As Time “Tics” Away, Neuroscientists Discover More and More Each Day…

As part of their normal development, young children often engage in ritualistic, repetitive and even compulsive activities. Early developmental pha...

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