Faculty of Medicine news
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.
(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."
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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the names of the 2011 Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarship recipients, including 25 McGill-based researchers from Canada and around the world.
A new study has thrown up interesting insights on why people tend to eat more-nutritious meals at home than away from home. The study, which collected data from 160 women who reported their emotional states before and after meals, add to mounting evidence that psychological factors may help override humans' wired-in preference for high-fat, sugary foods.
Parents, please note — spanking children may backfire in the long run, says a study which has found that smacking reduces a kid''s emotional intelligence and even worsens his or her behaviour.
Testing people who might be in the early stages of tuberculosis is essential for saving lives and preventing further infection. But now the World Health Organization (WHO) is saying that certain tests for diagnosing the disease should be banned.