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Improving health, one step at a time

It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should.

Published on : 26 Nov 2015

Clinical Trial for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at JGH, MUHC

Landmark Clinical Trial of a Novel Combination Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre

Published on : 25 Nov 2015

McGill announces 2015 Bloomberg Prize winner

$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. Lora Giangregorio, whose work has led to the development of internationally endorsed exercise guidelines for osteoporosis, and tools for physicians, physiotherapists and patients 

Published on : 25 Nov 2015

Parkinson’s disease: A new tool for diagnosis

A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, especially in its early stages.

Published on : 13 Nov 2015

No more ‘sugar-coating’ on invasive fungus

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases.

Published on : 05 Nov 2015

BEWARE: off-label prescription drug use

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

Published on : 02 Nov 2015

New vision, new name for health care simulation

McGill University announced today a new name and vision that will position the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at the forefront of simulated training in the health sciences. Thanks to a $7.5 million gift from Arnold and Blema Steinberg, the Centre will be expanding its facilities, enhancing its technologies and broadening its scope of activities.

Published on : 21 Oct 2015

Expectant dads get depressed too

Transition to parenthood can be a difficult life event. It can have an impact on both parents and on the long-term development of the child. While mother’s "baby blues" have been widely investigated, little research has been conducted on antenatal paternal depression.

Published on : 05 Oct 2015

Better donor-recipient match with genomics

It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune system recognizes the new organ as foreign and rejects it, which can lead to serious complications.

Published on : 01 Oct 2015