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Simulated patient study sheds new light on antibiotic use in India

Thu, 2016-08-25 07:15

McGill Newsroom

As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and the country facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world.

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Contact: Prof Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-5422
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Understanding bone death

Wed, 2016-07-13 11:21

McGill Newsroom

Researchers discover new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip

Scientists at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements.

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Contact: Valérie Harvey
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
Source Site: /newsroom

Dr. Mark Ware, vice-chair of task force on cannabis

Thu, 2016-06-30 14:49

World-renowned pain specialist and medical cannabis researcher Dr. Mark Ware, director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), has been nominated vice-chair of an important federal task force that will provide guidance to the Canadian government as it prepares to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana in spring 2017.

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Contact: Ian Popple
Organization: Communications Coordinator - MUHC Public Relations and Communications
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Contact: Vincent Allaire
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
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Source Site: /newsroom

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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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext. 71381
Source Site: /newsroom

Lilly Global Health: Evidence-based approaches to improve outcomes for MDR-TB and NCDs

Wed, 2016-02-24 12:00 - 13:00
Montreal, QC : Block E, Room EM1.3509, Montreal, QC

The McGill Global Health Programs is proud to support this special lecture from the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health (IDIGH) Program Seminar Series featuring Dr. Evan Lee, VP Global Health at Eli Lilly. Dr.

Source Site: /globalhealth

Improving health, one step at a time

Thu, 2015-11-26 13:50

It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should.

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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
Source Site: /newsroom

Clinical Trial for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at JGH, MUHC

Wed, 2015-11-25 15:57

Landmark Clinical Trial of a Novel Combination Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre

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Contact: Tod Hoffman
Organization: Research Communications Officer - Lady Davis Institute
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Office Phone: 514-340-8222 x 8661
Mobile Phone: 514-433-3500
Source Site: /newsroom

No more ‘sugar-coating’ on invasive fungus

Thu, 2015-11-05 15:25

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext. 71381
Source Site: /newsroom

How parasites take a bigger bite

Fri, 2015-10-23 15:15

Discovery explains how Leishmania parasite boosts its infection

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext. 71381
Source Site: /newsroom

Hospital / Hôpital conference

Thu, 2015-10-01 (All day) - Fri, 2015-10-02 (All day)
McCord Museum : 690 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1E9

 

McGill puts the spotlight on the past, present and future of the “hospital”

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