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Expert: Health Care Accessory Fees (Quebec)

Mon, 2016-05-02 10:56

The Quebec government has the intention to prohibit all accessory fees in health care. (La Presse)

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Contact: Vincent Allaire
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Office Phone: 514-398-6693
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How depression may compound risk of type 2 diabetes

Tue, 2016-04-12 10:34

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom

Depression, metabolic factors combine to boost risk of developing diabetes, study finds 

Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with early warning signs of metabolic disease, according to researchers from McGill University, l'Université de Montréal, the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and the University of Calgary.

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Contact: Dr N Schmitz
Organization: Dept. of Psychiatry & Douglas Mental Health University Institute - McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Harmonizing ethics review for international research

Thu, 2016-03-24 17:08

McGill Newsroom

​Policy experts advocate mutual recognition for reviews of data-intensive international research

Genomic research holds great potential to advance human health and medicine. But for the millions of data points now being collected through large-scale sequencing efforts to be truly valuable, they must be analyzed in aggregate and shared across institutions and jurisdictions. This raises many challenges, including navigation of complex ethics-approval processes at multiple sites and in multiple jurisdictions.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Angela Page
Organization: Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
Office Phone: 617-714-8048
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Joanna Erdman - "Human Rights and the Contraceptive Imperative"

Wed, 2016-03-09 13:00 - 14:30
Charles Meredith House : Conference Room, 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A3

Please join us for a special seminar co-hosted by the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, the McGill Research Group on Health and Law and the

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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
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The brain gives up more secrets

Montreal scientists unveil a key mechanism that could improve brain function
Thu, 2016-02-18 14:00

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Public Affairs & Strategic planning - McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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Common gene variant influences food choices

The same gene variant may lead girls to make healthy or unhealthy food choices- depending on their early socio-economic environment
Tue, 2016-02-09 15:17

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

If you’re fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.

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Contact: Laurette Dube
Organization: McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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$5M for Malaria, Tuberculosis Drug-discovery Research

International partnership led by University of Toronto, McGill scientists receives Gates Foundation funding
Thu, 2015-12-17 14:58

University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases  -- thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new funding brings the total investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to nearly US $12 million since 2012.

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Contact: Heidi Singer
Organization: Communications and Media Relations Specialist - U of T Medicine
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Office Phone: 416-978-5811

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Contact: Jason Clement
Organization: Communications Officer - Faculty of Medicine - McGill University
Office Phone: 514.398.5909
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Evidence to Policy - Joy Knoblauch December 10

Thu, 2015-12-10 14:00 - 15:30
Charles Meredith House : Conference Room, 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A3

The IHSP is happy to present this seminar by Joy Knoblauch, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan and Visiting Research Chair in Philosophy and Public Health. Dr.

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