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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2011

La Presse - Une maison pour des femmes enceintes vulnérables

"Notre chroniqueuse a passé une semaine à la Maison bleue du quartier Côte-des-Neiges, à Montréal. Fondée par la Dre Vania Jimenez [Family Medicine, McGill], sa fille Amélie Sigouin et une petite équipe aux grands idéaux, la maison est tel un village pour des femmes enceintes vulnérables et leur famille."

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Published on : 16 Oct 2011

Les Affaires - L'essaimage universitaire se porte bien

Les innovations technologiques issues des universités québécoises sont en forte croissance. MSBi Valorisation, une des quatre sociétés qui pavent la voie à la commercialisation de ces inventions, a vu le nombre de dossiers qui lui sont soumis passer de 100 à 150 par an en quelques années.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2011

Le Devoir - A qui appartiennent nos gènes?

Vingt ans après le début du décodage de notre ADN, les brevets sur les gènes humains se sont multipliés. À travers le monde, des compagnies détiennent désormais des brevets sur 20 % de notre génome, soit plus de 4000 gènes.

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Published on : 15 Oct 2011

David Eidelman named Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)

Now Chair of the Department of Medicine, leading researcher is a McGill grad, native Montrealer

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Published on : 12 Oct 2011

Montreal Gazette - Genetic profiling: Waiting for the future of medicine

It has been nearly a decade since the Human Genome Project deciphered the code that defines us, promising cures for present and future ailments. There was a general idea that once the genome was cracked, the mystery of life would be solved – that with access to our own genetic code, science would be able to provide us with medical repairs and point us to lifestyle choices to overcome “bad genes.”

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Published on : 10 Oct 2011

New York Times - How patients think, and how they should

Most of us believe we are rational decision makers. But medical decisions are especially complex, thanks to the numerous unknowns and the uniqueness of each person’s body.

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Published on : 07 Oct 2011

Largest gift in Quebec for ALS

The largest gift towards ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) research and patient care in Quebec will help to significantly advance understanding of this devastating disease and facilitate the development of treatments and therapies.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2011