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Montreal Gazette - Aluminum giant pledges $10M to hospitals; Rio Tinto Alcan rallies business community

Showing the importance of business leadership in building a better - and healthier - community, aluminum-production giant Rio Tinto Alcan announced Wednesday it is donating $10 million to the joint corporate campaigns of Montreal's two new university hospital centres.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2011

La Presse - Philanthropes honorés

Le 31 mai, l'Université McGill a conféré un doctorat honorifique à Rosalind et Morris Goodman, deux Montréalais qui, par l'entremise de la Fondation familiale Goodman, ont mené à bien d'innombrables activités philanthropiques au fil des ans.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2011

The Suburban - Brain power: Dr. Amir Raz on mind-body medicine

The common narrative of positive thinking claims there’s always reason to hope, since hope itself can heal. According to Dr. Amir Raz, it’s difficult to find data to support this.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2011

Research Institute of the MUHC awarded $1.4M grant for Innovative Medicine

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) was one of three winners in the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) competition 2011-2012. The RI-MUHC won in the category of Projects for innovative strategic development aimed at supporting projects essential to maintaining the competitiveness of a research centre.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2011

A Joint Message from Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum and MUHC Director-General and CEO, the Hon. Arthur T. Porter

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. David R. Colman, Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, Wilder Penfield Professor of Neuroscience at McGill University and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2011

CTV, Science News - Treating low back pain can reverse changes in the brain

Ongoing coverage of a study published last week in the Journal of Neuroscience about a group of pain researchers from McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre found that relieving pain actually causes physical brain changes they can see on a brain scan.

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Published on : 23 May 2011

Enlarged prostate: decade-long study demonstrates immediate and long-term benefits of holmium laser treatment

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Urology Association (AUA) in Washington, DC demonstrates that holmium laser therapy is a safe and durable treatment option for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – an enlargement of the prostate that affects most men as they age.

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Published on : 19 May 2011

No pain. Big gain

Treatment of chronic low back pain can reverse abnormal brain activity and function

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Published on : 17 May 2011

Cole Foundation injects $700,000 into childhood cancer research

Pediatric and young adult leukemia and lymphoma research in Quebec received a massive boost today, following the Cole Foundation’s announcement that it would provide more than $700,000 to be shared among 10 Université de Montréal and four McGill University young scientists.

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Published on : 13 May 2011

Globe and Mail - Multiple sclerosis: Suspicions of bias on all sides of MS debate

Champions of blocked-vein theory say naysayers are beholden to drug companies; others point to Paolo Zamboni's own commercial links after he failed to disclose that he has worked closely for years with a leading Italian manufacturer of imaging devices used to detect the condition he calls chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency.

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Published on : 12 May 2011

The power of placebos

Recent survey shows Canadian psychiatrists more ready than other physicians 
to acknowledge the benefits of placebos

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Published on : 12 May 2011

Serendipity leads to life-saving discovery

McGill research team found two distinct disease-causing mutations and saved a baby girl.

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Published on : 11 May 2011

Media advisory: Cancer Survivorship: With, Through and Beyond

On May 16, the GCRC will address cancer survivorship, bringing together cancer survivors, researchers and community leaders.

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Published on : 10 May 2011