Faculty of Medicine news
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.
A clinic at the Jewish General Hospital puts the focus not on sick people but on the worried well. Specifically, middle age people worried they might be at risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells. His research at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital reveals the brain as a dynamic landscape where connections between nerves are plastic, changing and adapting to the demands of the environment.
The 22nd annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen has been awarded to Robert J. Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute, BRAMS Laboratory), Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal, BRAMS Laboratory) and Helen J. Neville (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA), for their pioneering research in the domain of “Music and Brain Plasticity.”
The 22nd annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen has been awarded to Robert J. Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute and BRAMS Laboratory, Montreal, Canada), Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal, BRAMS Laboratory, Montreal, Canada) and Helen J. Neville (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA), for their pioneering research in the domain of “Music and Brain Plasticity.”
An Ottawa judge’s rejection of attempted murder charges against a man accused of knowingly transmitting HIV, saying it is no longer an “automatic death sentence,” reflects medical reality and should send a message to police and prosecutors, Canada’s AIDS experts say.
Anny Fortin, chercheuse à la Faculté de médecine de McGill et native de Baie-Comeau, s'est vu décernée une subvention de 100 000 $ par Grands Défis Canada afin qu'elle puisse poursuivre son projet de recherche visant à traiter une maladie de la peau qui touche des millions de personnes sur la planète.
Health officials from the City of Montreal are asking residents to exercise caution in the sun as temperatures rise. Last summer, dozens of deaths were suspected to be linked to heat waves in the city. The city's average daily death rate doubled on July 8th, 2010, during the peak of a heat wave.