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2010 Brain Bee – Montreal gets brainier

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

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Published on : 11 Feb 2010

McGill discovery offers hope in diabetes

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).

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Published on : 10 Feb 2010

Communication breakdown: what happens to nerve cells in Parkinson’s disease

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

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Published on : 09 Feb 2010

Parkinson’s disease research uncovers social barrier

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.

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Published on : 03 Feb 2010

Double agent: glial cells can protect or kill neurons, vision

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.

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Published on : 01 Feb 2010

Vitamin D supplements could fight Crohn's disease

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.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2010

Young Adults and the H1N1 Flu Vaccine

Young Adults and the H1N1 Flu Vaccine - Vaccine Myths and Facts

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Published on : 11 Jan 2010

News Release - January 6, 2010

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.

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Published on : 06 Jan 2010

Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Families during the H1N1 Flu Virus

Feelings and Reactions to Stressful Events. How You Can Help

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Helping Caregivers Cope with the H1N1 Flu Virus

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.

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Helping Teens Cope with the H1N1 Flu Virus

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

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Helping Children Cope with the H1N1 Flu Virus

If Your Child Gets the H1N1 Flu. How You Can Help

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

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

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Published on : 23 Dec 2009

Holiday Health Tips

The holiday season is the perfect time for germs and illnesses like the H1N1 flu to spread.

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Published on : 18 Dec 2009

Travellers and the H1N1 Flu Virus

Many Canadians will be travelling this holiday season. Airplanes, trains, cruise ships and buses mean close and crowded quarters and are ideal places for germs to spread.

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Published on : 18 Dec 2009