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.
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.
Brazilian legislators voted on Sunday night to approve impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, the nation’s first female president. (The New York Times)
Earthquakes struck Japan and Ecuador just hours apart on Saturday April 16, 2016. Were the two earthquakes related?
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)
"In a broad proclamation on family life, Pope Francis on Friday called for the Roman Catholic Church to be more welcoming and less judgmental, and he seemingly signaled a pastoral path for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive holy communion.'" (The New York Times)
Prescriptions for dangerous alternatives to OxyContin are soaring, showing that a crackdown on the popular painkiller has failed to curb Canada’s opioid crisis.
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.
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.
"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)