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Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer

Canada’s national drug safety network conducted the largest study ever to determine whether incretin-based drugs are associated with pancreatic cancer. Researchers concluded that no such association exists.
Mon, 2016-02-22 14:03

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research

The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

The research was conducted by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which used the health records of almost 1 million patients with types 2 diabetes.

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Contact: Tod Hoffman
Organization: Research Communications Officer - Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
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Office Phone: 514-340-8222 x 8661
Mobile Phone: 514-433-3500
Source Site: /newsroom

Leadership: Key to care, retention among nurses

Study examines impacts of abusive leadership among novice nurses
Mon, 2016-01-25 10:53

By Cynthia Lee

Newsroom

Nurses faced with abusive managers are more likely to quit. But a recent study by McGill University and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières researchers finds that the opposite is also true – transformational leadership - a style of management in which employees are encouraged  to work towards a collective goal within a supportive milieu, is linked to nurses’ well-being, and has positive impacts upon job retention.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
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Office Phone: 514 398 6754
Source Site: /newsroom

Trans-generations (CIHR Café scientifique)

Mon, 2016-01-11 13:41

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) presents a Café scientifique titled "Trans-generations: Trans History, Health, and Politics in Montreal and Beyond" Wednesday January 13th that will explore questions of trans politics, health, and history.

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Contact: Vincent Allaire
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6693
Mobile Phone: 514-704-6693
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Source Site: /newsroom

Top award for spinal cord injury research

Mon, 2015-11-16 16:08

Innovative research aims to improve the quality of life for those living with spinal cord injuries

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Contact: Media Relations
Organization: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
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Office Phone: 613-941-4563
Source Site: /newsroom

No more ‘sugar-coating’ on invasive fungus

Thu, 2015-11-05 15:25

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext. 71381
Source Site: /newsroom

BEWARE: off-label prescription drug use

Mon, 2015-11-02 16:38

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
Source Site: /newsroom

The father effect

Thu, 2015-10-08 14:11

Discovery of how environmental memories may be transmitted from a man to his grandchildren

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Contact: Sarah Kimmins
Organization: Dept. of Animal Science
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Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Source Site: /newsroom

Predicting arrhythmias so as to prevent them

Study of cardiac condition could lead to design of better cardiac device
Mon, 2015-09-28 09:47

Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when arrhythmias are about to occur and then act to prevent them.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: Media Relations
Email:
Office Phone: 514 398 6751
Mobile Phone: 514 796 6751
Source Site: /newsroom

McGill gets $91.5 mln in CIHR funding

McGill health researchers land 24 of 150 inaugural Foundation grants for high-impact, long-term programs
Tue, 2015-07-28 14:10

Researchers from McGill University and its hospital-affiliated research institutes have been awarded $91.5 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

ACCESS Canada-TRAM: The Douglas Institute at the heart of the future in youth care

Fri, 2015-02-20 14:59

Dr. Ashok Malla and his team leads ACCESS Canada project TRAM- Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health. To read more about this five year and 25$ M initiative jointly funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF), click the following link.

Source Site: /psychiatry