Disease/Condition News

Rickets on the rise for aboriginal children in the North

Rates of rickets continue to rise among aboriginal children in the North, a trend that has researchers increasingly concerned. Dr. Leanne Ward, who works with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, did a 2007 study examining rates of rickets in aboriginal children in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut and Alaska between the ages of one and two. The study found incidences of…