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McGill Symposium in Women's Health (Sept. 16)

Each year, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at McGill organize a symposium to review new studies and practices in order to help practicing gynecologists, family physicians, residents, fellows and allied health professionals with interest in Women’s Health. (Website)

Published on : 13 Sep 2016

HMS Terror was found

The second, HMS Terror, of the two Franklin Expedition shipwrecks was found earlier this month, Arctic Research Foundation expedition lead Adrian Schimnowski confirmed Monday. (Toronto Star) Bruno Tremblay, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University As an expert on ice and snow in the Arctic, he can comment about this discovery.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2016

World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10, 2016)

Each year, World Suicide Prevention Day has taken place on 10th September since 2003.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2016

New agreement with Uber (Sept. 8, 2016)

The Quebec government and Uber reached a deal late Wednesday night reports say. Barry Eidlin, Professor of Sociology at McGill University

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Published on : 08 Sep 2016

Expert: Burkini in France

“France's highest administrative court has suspended a ban on full-body "burkini" swimsuits that was imposed in a town on the Mediterranean coast.” (BBC) Morton Weinfeld, Department of Sociology, McGill University “I agree with the French court decision today, but the burkini issue is really a symptom of a much deeper issue in France and Europe generally.” —Morton Weinfeld 

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Published on : 26 Aug 2016

Experts: Earthquakes in Italia and Burma

A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that at least 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors.” (CBC) “An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Burma, the U.S. Geological Survey says.” (CBC)

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Published on : 24 Aug 2016

Experts: Yellow Fever Epidemic in Congo and Angola

“The World Health Organization's (WHO) emergency committee on deadly yellow fever will meet on Aug. 31 to review outbreaks in Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, a spokesman said on Tuesday, as a major vaccination campaigns continues.” (Reuters and The Washington Post)

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Published on : 23 Aug 2016

The Great Canadian Sleepwalk – the road to good nights

"To sleep - to sleep, perchance to dream”, these words made famous by William Shakespeare, in the play Hamlet are familiar to many of us. But did you know that sleep is just as important as diet and exercise for a healthy lifestyle?

Published on : 16 Aug 2016

Expert: flossing

"The world woke to the smell of burning floss last week, as thunderous applause met news reports that there was, after all, no evidence for dentists recommending flossing.

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Published on : 10 Aug 2016

Henry Mintzberg and “On the Earth, for the Earth”

Hundreds of 2016 World Social Forum participants will meet to brainstorm new solutions to climate change on August 10 at Percival Molson Stadium. This is the wild idea of Henry Mintzberg, internationally renowned management academic and professor of management studies at McGill University.

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Published on : 08 Aug 2016

World Breast Feeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. (WHO)  

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Published on : 08 Aug 2016

Elections in South Africa

  “South Africans are heading to the polls on Wednesday in what Barclays analysts have dubbed "the most important elections since the 1994 democratic transition" — back when Nelson Mandela was elected in the country's first elections post-Apartheid.” (Business Insider)  

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Published on : 08 Aug 2016

Private Company Gets Approval To Put Lander on Moon

  “Moon Express, based in Cape Canaveral, Fla., announced Wednesday that it had received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to set a robotic lander on the moon.” (The New York Times)

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Published on : 08 Aug 2016

Experts: Viruses in Rio 2016

“Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by the Associated Press.” (The Independent)  

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Published on : 02 Aug 2016