Quick Links

Health and medicine news

MEDIA ADVISORY: Putting alternative medicine under the microscope

Leading health experts to discuss non-conventional approaches at the Seventh Trottier Symposium

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Adolescent amphetamine use linked to permanent changes in brain function and behaviour

Amphetamine use in adolescence can cause neurobiological imbalances and increase risk-taking behaviour, and these effects can persist into adulthood, even when subjects are drug free.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Prestigious Pearl Meister Greengard Prize awarded to pioneering memory researcher Brenda Milner

Dr. Brenda Milner, a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, is the 2011 recipient of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 03 Nov 2011

McGill makes notable jump in Times Higher Education rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health

McGill University has made an impressive move up to 11th place among the world’s top universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health education in the 2011-2012 Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. Last year, McGill placed 19th in the same category.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 27 Oct 2011

Nahum Sonenberg to receive 41st Rosenstiel Award

Nahum Sonenberg, professor of biochemistry at the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University, has been awarded the 41st Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science. His research has revolutionized understanding of processes ranging from the response to insulin, cellular development, immunology as well as learning and memory.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 26 Oct 2011

Times of India - Harsh discipline prompts kids to lie

Harsh discipline at school prompts young children into lying more readily about their misdemeanours than their peers from less stricter institutions, new research says.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 25 Oct 2011

Harsh discipline fosters dishonesty in young children

Study compares lie-telling behaviour in harshly punitive, mildly punitive environments

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 24 Oct 2011

Radio-Canada - Neurologie : Le cerveau à l'heure des choix

Le mystérieux mécanisme de la prise de décision est mieux compris grâce à des travaux réalisés à l'Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal de l'Université McGill.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 24 Oct 2011

Huffington Post - Eating raw fruits and vegetables may alter heart disease gene

Just when the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" seems to lose any real meaning behind that condescending rhyme, science steps in to revive the proverb with relevance.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 24 Oct 2011

CTV - Study suggests link between HPV and heart disease

We already know HPV, or human papillomavirus, can cause cervical cancer. It's also known to cause some kinds of oral cancer. But could HPV also cause heart disease?

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 24 Oct 2011

MSN - Listening to the blues might help reverse your own blue mood

Music alleviates depression, reports a study in the journal Complementary Therapies. Researchers at the National University of Singapore reviewed 17 studies that examined the effects of music on the big D, and found that playing your favorite tunes as little as once a week can help reduce depressive symptoms.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 21 Oct 2011

What you want versus how you get it

New research reveals how we make decisions. Birds choosing between berry bushes and investors trading stocks are faced with the same fundamental challenge - making optimal choices in an environment featuring varying costs and benefits.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 21 Oct 2011

Health Canal - Early struggles help shape DNA: Environment leaves gene imprint: study

Living conditions of early childhood provoke biological changes in genes leading to DNA memory that can last a lifetime, an international study found.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 20 Oct 2011

Your DNA may carry a ‘memory’ of your living conditions in childhood

Family living conditions in childhood are associated with significant effects in DNA that persist well into middle age, according to new research by Canadian and British scientists.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 20 Oct 2011