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World Health Day and Diabetes (April 7, 2016)

Wed, 2016-04-06 15:41

About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years, according to research published today by the World Health Organization. April 7, 2016 is World Health Day and the focus this year is on diabetes.

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Expert: IGA cuts food prices

Tue, 2016-04-05 14:34

Grocer IGA is cutting its fresh food prices in Quebec. (Le Journal de Québec)

Pascal Thériault, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University

Faculty lecturer in economy, he's also the director of Community Relations for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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Expert: Panama Papers

Mon, 2016-04-04 08:36

"The hidden identities of 350 Canadians with offshore tax haven investments have been revealed in the private database of one of the world’s leading shell company registration firms, according to a Toronto Star analysis of a massive leak obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. (The Toronto Star)

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Experts: World TB Day 2016 (March 24)

Tue, 2016-03-22 10:13

World TB Day is held each year on March 24th and aims to build public awareness for tuberculosis. A disease which despite being curable, remains a destructive epidemic in much of the world.

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Heart attacks could be reduced by rethinking statins

Fri, 2016-03-11 11:56

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Millions of people today take statins to help lower their cholesterol level.

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Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext. 71381
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McGill alumnus Victor Goldbloom dies at 92

Tue, 2016-02-16 15:12

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

A distinguished McGill alumnus, Victor Goldbloom, died Monday night at age 92.

A pediatrician by academic training, Goldbloom graduated from McGill with a BSc in 1944, an MD in 1945 and a DipEd in 1950. In 1992, McGill presented him with an honorary degree in recognition of his many years of service to Montreal, Quebec and Canadian society.

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Same gene can encode proteins with divergent functions

Research may help explain why humans have fewer genes than expected
Thu, 2016-02-11 12:07

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

It’s not unusual for siblings to seem more dissimilar than similar: one becoming a florist, for example, another becoming a flutist, and another becoming a physicist.

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Contact: Anne Doerr
Organization: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Office Phone: (617) 632-4090

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Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
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Corus buys Shaw Media

Thu, 2016-01-14 10:21

"Toronto-based Corus Entertainment is buying Shaw Media from Shaw Communications in a $2.65-billion deal. The move shuffles ownership of 19 specialty TV channels including Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, HISTORY, Slice, National Geographic Channel and Showcase between two companies that are controlled by the Shaw family. Corus also owns a network of radio stations and the Nelvana animation studio." (Source: CBC)

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World's Most International Universities 2016

Thu, 2016-01-14 09:57

Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 200 most outward-looking institutions. McGill University ranks 76, second in Canada after University of British Columbia at 40th.

Read full article: Times Higher Education, January 14, 2016

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North Korea Nuclear Test

Wed, 2016-01-06 14:46

"Hours after North Korea trumpeted the apparent "perfect success" of its first hydrogen bomb test, the United Nations Security Council fired back with a promise of new sanctions." (Site: CBC)

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