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McGill expert: Brain injuries, concussions

June is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1 to 44. Brain injuries are most often caused by motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, or simple falls on the playground, at work or in the home.
Fri, 2016-06-10 11:41

 June is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1 to 44. Brain injuries are most often caused by motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, or simple falls on the playground, at work or in the home.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Scientists create a new way to categorize music

People’s preference for these musical categories is driven by personality
Tue, 2016-05-10 11:48

A team of scientists from McGill University, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding and categorizing music. They found that people’s preference for these musical categories is driven by personality. The researchers say the findings have important implications for industry and health professionals.

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Contact: Vincent Allaire
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Mobile Phone: 514-704-6693
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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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Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D

Mon, 2016-05-02 10:49

 

Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team.

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Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D

Mon, 2016-05-02 10:12

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom

Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers

Thu, 2016-04-28 11:48

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom

Study of repeat drunk drivers, speeding offenders finds distinct behavioural profiles

Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Alzheimer’s disease : It takes two (proteins) to tango

Wed, 2016-04-20 11:15

For years, neuroscientists have puzzled over how two abnormal proteins, called amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brain and damage it to cause Alzheimer's disease (AD). Which one is the driving force behind dementia? The answer: both of them, according to a new study by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

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Contact: Bruno Geoffroy
Organization: Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
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Office Phone: 514 630-2225 ext. 5257
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Expert: Impeachment of Brazilian President

Mon, 2016-04-18 10:54

Brazilian legislators voted on Sunday night to approve impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, the nation’s first female president. (The New York Times)

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Expert: Earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan

Mon, 2016-04-18 10:08

Earthquakes struck Japan and Ecuador just hours apart on Saturday April 16, 2016. Were the two earthquakes related?

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Canada: Children at back of the pack among rich nations

Mon, 2016-04-18 09:48

A new report released today by UNICEF highlights the inequalities in child well-being in the world’s most affluent nations, including Canada. While progress in reducing child well-being gaps has been modest overall, Canada’s children are at the back of the pack, ranking in the bottom third when measured against other rich nations. (UNICEF)

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