McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) news
Montreal’s collective IQ will surge tomorrow (February 12, 2010) as high-school students from across the city meet to compete in the 2010 Montreal regional Brain Bee competition. This exciting challenge tests for knowledge of the brain and neuroscience. The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University hosts the competition and graduate students from the institute ha
Another step on the road to a cure for diabetes may give hope to the world’s 171 million diabetes sufferers, thanks to collaboration between teams from McGill University and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).
A new study from The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro - at McGill University is the first to discover a molecular link between Parkinson’s disease and defects in the ability of nerve cells to communicate. The study, published in the prestigious journal Molecular Cell and selected as Editor’s Choice in the prominent journal Science, provides new insight into the mechanisms u
People with Parkinson’s disease suffer social difficulties simply because of the way they talk, a McGill University researcher has discovered. Marc Pell, at McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has learned that many people develop negative impressions about individuals with Parkinson’s disease, based solely on how they communicate.
Scientists have identified a double agent in the eye that, once triggered, can morph from neuron protector to neuron killer. The discovery has significant health implications since the neurons killed through this process results in vision loss and blindness.
A new study has found that Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn’s disease. John White, an endocrinologist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, led a team of scientists who present their findings about the inflammatory bowel disease in the latest Journal of Biological Chemistry.
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Government of Canada, has announced it will be providing five million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Mexico to help bridge that country's immediate pandemic vaccine requirements.
The H1N1 flu virus may mean that caregivers have to work longer hours and they may have to help those they care for manage the physical and emotional issues associated with the H1N1 flu.
Some Reactions to Expect.How You Can Help. Focus On What They Can Do To Stay Healthy. If Your Teen Gets the H1N1 Flu. If Teens are Babysitting a Child with Flu Symptoms
Guidance for expanded use of oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) in children under one year of age in the context of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
This guidance has been updated based on current scientific evidence, expert opinion and the Interim Order, issued by the Federal Minister of Health, permitting the expanded use of oseltamivir for the influenza A H1N1 virus in children under 1 year of age