Quebec universities are severely underfunded, and Heather Munroe-Blum is taking the lead in looking at ways to address the problem. In an interview with Le Devoir, she says Quebec should consider treating international students on an equal footing -- 38 percent currently pay Quebec tuition rates. If they paid what American and other international students pay in tuition, it would mean at least $41.7 million more a year for Quebec universities. She also proposed that international tuition fees for undergraduate students stay with the host university -- a move that would mean $4 million more a year for McGill.
Researchers at McGill and the Montreal Neurological Institute have found that external cues such as watching someone else smoke have an effect on the brains of "expectant" smokers. The study was led by Dr. Alain Dagher, a neurologist who specializes in functional brain imaging.
Concerns about the use of letrozole, an easy-to-use and inexpensive drug for the treatment of infertility, appear to be unfounded, according to a major study by Togas Tulandi, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at McGill.
A study headed by McGill University epidemiology professor Samy Suissa and commissioned by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) says the province's new approach to whiplash cases has markedly improved outcomes for patients.
A new study finds that beer drinkers are more at risk of developing lung cancer than their non-beer-drinking peers, while wine consumption has an opposite effect. The study was led by Andrea Benedetti, from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill.
Researchers at the MUHC in Montreal have documented a severe case of internal hemorrhaging in a patient who drank camomile tea and used camomile lotion while taking anticoagulant medication for a heart condition.
Women who restrict their intake of milk during pregnancy may deliver smaller babies, primarily because they are not getting the vitamin D contained in the drink, a McGill study suggests. Kristine Koski, lead of the study and director of the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, says this is important, as increasing numbers of women avoid milk while pregnant for a number of reasons, including believing this will lead them to less weight gain and fewer allergies.
Julie Snyder and Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau present a cheque for $112,000 to MUHC project.
As part of National Mental Health Week, Michael Spevack, clinical psychologist at McGill, talks with the Gazette about panic attacks, the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in North America, often a precursor to agoraphobia.
A quarter of patients who suffered a heart attack while taking Vioxx did so within the first two weeks of taking the drug, a new study published by MUHC investigators reveals.