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Patients benefit from new surgical tool at The Neuro donated by BMO

A $500,000 donation from BMO Financial Group has enabled The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University, to install a vital surgical imaging tool, known as an O-arm Imaging System.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2011

Montreal Gazette - Autism guru's study sabbatical to pay off for Montreal children

After a year of study with the best minds in the field, autism guru Eric Fombonne is returning to Montreal with plans to introduce the latest, cutting-edge, intensive therapies to local toddlers.

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Published on : 31 Aug 2011

Montreal Gazette - Autism experts study in vitro fertilization, but disorder's connection to assisted reproduction is far from clear

In vitro fertilization may be another factor in the spike in cases of autism, a mysterious neurological disorder that affects cognition, communication and behaviour of toddlers and children.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2011

Nature News - India takes the lead on tuberculosis innovation

Madhukar Pai has helped to organize the first ever conference to get the Indian pharmaceutical industry interested in TB innovation: 'TB Diagnostics in India: From Importation and Imitation to Innovation', to be held on 25 and 26 August in Bangalore, India.

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Published on : 23 Aug 2011

LA Times - Writing problems common in kids with ADHD

Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, suggests a new study.

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Published on : 22 Aug 2011

Globe and Mail - Deselecting our children

(Op-ed by Margaret Somerville, founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill): "Here’s a recent Danish headline: “…The ethics issues that prenatal screening raises will only increase as the range of tests expands, they’re safer for the woman, cheaper, easier to use and presented as routine medical precautions."

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Published on : 22 Aug 2011

Montreal Gazette - Aspiring moms use yoga to ease stress of infertility

Yoga had long been a part of her life but, as [Tasha Lackman] tried to get pregnant, it became more of a focus. Lackman, a certified yoga teacher, has developed a fertility yoga workshop that, since March of last year, has been attended by more than 100 women and 35 couples.

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Published on : 22 Aug 2011

Montreal Gazette - Cocaine paved the way for anesthesia; The right chemistry

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): "Dr. Karl Koller looked in the mirror and proceeded to poke himself in the eye with the head of a pin. He felt nothing. The cocaine solution he had dripped into his eye that day in 1884 had clearly done its job. More than that, the experiment would prove to be the springboard for a giant leap in medicine…"

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Published on : 20 Aug 2011

NOTICE: Change of Address > Admissions, Equity & Diversity (Medicine)

NOTICE: The Office of Admissions, Equity and Diversity of the Faculty of Medicine has moved to: Office of Admissions, Equity and Diversity Faculty of Medicine, McGill University Suite 1210, 1010 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, QC H3A 2R7 ...

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Published on : 18 Aug 2011

CP, Chronicle-Herald - Universities across the country will be keeping a watchful eye on their flocks, looking for signs of distress as the fall semester kicks off

Many are training residence dons and even professors to spot struggling students, part of a broader effort that has seen universities roll out suicide awareness campaigns, wellness classes and stress-management workshops in recent years.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2011

Montreal Gazette - 'Majestic study' casts doubt on bisphenol scare

(Chemistry prof Joe Schwarcz): "I must say that I have never previously heard a study described as 'majestically scientific.' But the British do have a way with words."

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Published on : 13 Aug 2011

Huffington Post - Music therapy lessens anxiety in cancer patients: study

Singing, playing an instrument, or even just listening to music may lessen anxiety in cancer patients and improve their overall quality of life, according to a new analysis of previously published research.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2011

Globe and Mail - Massive study disputes 'Zamboni theory' of multiple sclerosis

The largest genetics-based study of multiple sclerosis ever conducted is casting significant doubt on a controversial theory that the disease is a vascular condition caused by blocked neck veins.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2011

Canoe - Impact sur les fonctions cognitives

Frapper un enfant pour le discipliner peut avoir de graves répercussions sur ses fonctions cognitives, rapporte une étude menée par des chercheurs canadiens et américains.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2011

Research on TB tests prompts first-ever WHO negative policy

McGill / RI MUHC-led teams publish on inaccuracy and poor cost-effectiveness of widely used TB antibody tests

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Published on : 09 Aug 2011