Now, an international team of researchers led by McMaster University in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found that soap and water is actually less effective than just using saline water.

The findings, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, could lead to significant cost savings, particularly in developing countries where open fractures are particularly common.

Classified as: water, World Health Organization, McMaster, McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, salin, salin water, soap, wound, cleaning wounds, New England Journal of Medicine, Mohit Bhandari, Michael G. DeGroote, Edward Harvey
Published on: 15 Dec 2015

« La demande était pas mal corpo au début, » says Alain Farah with a laugh. He is anything but. Farah teaches in the department of French languages and literature at McGill. He’s also the author of a novel called Pourquoi Bologne that came out in French in 2013 and appeared in English in 2015 under the title Ravenscrag. The work tells a fractured, spinning kind of story about a writer called Alain Farah who works at McGill in 1962 and in 2012. In the novel, there are episodes, both in 1962 and 2012, where the character Alain Farah wanders around the McGill campus, clearly in bad shape.

Classified as: McGill University, Alain Farah, society and culture, François Blouin, Pourquoi Bologne, Ravenscrag, La Fabrique Culturelle, art film, film noir, photomontage
Published on: 11 Dec 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Audrey Juras who is now officially taking on the position of Director of Faculty Development for the Department of Family Medicine! Please join us in welcoming her and wishing her the best!

Classified as: Research, faculty development, Family Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine
Published on: 9 Dec 2015

Lottery tickets are fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors.  Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally, researchers have reported a correlation between age of gambling onset and problem gambling later in life. Lottery play is sometimes an initial introduction to gambling activities for minors.

Classified as: gambling, lottery, McGill University’s Youth Gambling Centre, National Council on Problem Gambling, NCPG, Jeffrey Derevensky, North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, NASPL, European Lottery Association, EL, young gambling, underage gambling
Published on: 8 Dec 2015

The discovery that tavilermide  induces the production of mucin, a crucial lubricant in tears, offers hope of relief to people who suffer from chronic dry eye disease. The invention and the development of a drug based on this small molecule was made by the team of Dr. H. Uri Saragovi, Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital and Professor of Pharmacology at McGill University.

Classified as: Pharmacology, jewish general hospital, Lady Davis Institute (LDI), chronic dry eye disease, Saragovi, Allergan, Mimetogen
Published on: 3 Dec 2015

It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should.

Classified as: muhc, physical activity, Walking, McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, walkable neighbourhoods, BMJ Open, Canada Health Measures Survey
Published on: 26 Nov 2015

Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders – new video inventory developed at McGill may help

Classified as: NSERC, lying, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), society and culture, health and lifestyle, sarcasm, honesty, dishonesty, social interaction, Relational Inference and Social Communicatio, RISC
Published on: 26 Nov 2015

University head urges Montreal business leaders to help students fulfill their entrepreneurial ambitions

Classified as: entrepreneurship, Suzanne Fortier, McGill Principal, Michèle Boisvert, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Published on: 25 Nov 2015

Landmark Clinical Trial of a Novel Combination Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre

Classified as: muhc, jewish general hospital, diabetes, insulin, McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, blood sugar, glucose, type 1, beta cells, EVMS, Jerry Nadler, INGAP peptide
Published on: 25 Nov 2015

$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. Lora Giangregorio, whose work has led to the development of internationally endorsed exercise guidelines for osteoporosis, and tools for physicians, physiotherapists and patients 

Classified as: osteoporosis, Bloomberg Manulife Prize, health and lifestyle, Lora Giangregorio, promotion of active health, Scientific Advisory Council, kinesiologist, physiotherapist, Marianne Harrison, MaRS Centre
Published on: 25 Nov 2015

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Je fais MTL event, McGill University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM), the Je fais MTL Office and the Montréal, Smart and Digital City Office today announced a new association that will enable the City of Montréal to expand on the possibilities offered by the interactive platform, which features 181 projects overseen by the Je fais MTL movement

Classified as: CIRM, Pascal Brissette, Diane De Courcy, Je Fais MTL
Published on: 17 Nov 2015