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Call For Boost In Research Funding For Chronic Diseases That Affect Women

Friday 8 February 2019


From Canadian news outlet Global News Radio 980 CKNW:


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Call for boost in research funding for chronic diseases that affect women

By Gord Macdonald
News Anchor CKNW
February 7, 2019
© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus News. All rights reserved.

There is a call for more funding for research into chronic diseases at B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre.

Dr. Lori Brotto, executive director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, says women tend to develop complex chronic diseases six to nine times more often than men.

“We don’t have a good understanding of why women are more vulnerable,” Brotto said.

“Things like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic Lyme disease — there’s unfortunately very, very little research funding that’s devoted to these conditions.”


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