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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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Expert: Pope Francis on Divorce

Tue, 2016-04-12 15:02

"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)

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Expert: Opioid epidemic

Tue, 2016-04-12 10:24

Prescriptions for dangerous alternatives to OxyContin are soaring, showing that a crackdown on the popular painkiller has failed to curb Canada’s opioid crisis.

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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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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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