McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) news
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
Guidance: Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Occupational Health Management for all Health Care Settings
This guidance document has been developed to provide guidance for the occupational health (OH) and infection prevention and control (IPC) management of health care workers (HCWs) and other staff to prevent the transmission of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Flu Virus in all settings where health care is provided.
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, federal Minister of Health, along with Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, and Dr. Danielle Grondin, Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness at the Public Health Agency of Canada, will provide an update on the H1N1 flu virus.
Guidance for Remote and Isolated (RI) Communities in the context of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak
This document can be used by community health planners, public health departments, regional health authorities and the provinces and territories, as well as health care providers who work with remote and isolated communities.