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Study of low-, middle-income countries shows increase in minimum wage not always linked to better health

Raising the minimum wage in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) does not necessarily lead to better health for young children, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

Classified as: health, income, Child Health, legislation, society and culture, minimum wage, social science & medicine, Maternal and Child Health Equity Project, McGill University's Institute for Health and Social Policy
Published on: 30 May 2016

Dr. John Hanrahan, of the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) from McGill University, appeared on CTV news to explain that a new treatment for the genetic disease is derived from sea sponges.

 

View the whole interview HERE.

Classified as: Research, cystic fibrosis, interview, Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre
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Published on: 27 May 2016

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Study examines genetic data to analyze regional differences in ancestry

A new study of genomic diversity in the U.S. clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic diversity among African-American communities. The research by McGill University professor Simon Gravel and colleagues, was published May 27 in PLOS Genetics.

Classified as: genetics, United States, genomics, society and culture, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, simon gravel, african-americans, heritage, Canada Research Chair program, ancestry
Published on: 27 May 2016

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McGill alumnus tagged to boost capacity and discovery in growing field

Dr. Robert Platt, Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was officially announced as the inaugural Albert Boehringer (1st) Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology during an event held May 26 at McGill.

Classified as: Pharmacology, epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, health and lifestyle, growing, Albert Boehringer, David Eidelman
Published on: 27 May 2016

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Gift expands scholarship program at McGill with $3.5 million gift

$3.5 million gift from McGill alumnus and long-time university supporter, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh, will make a major contribution to the field of brain research at the University and provide expanded support to the Victor Dahdaleh-Clinton Foundation Scholarship program.  

Classified as: Scholarships, neuroscience, gift, university advancement, science and technology, neuroproject, neuroprojects, victor dahdaleh, brain research, Victor Dahdaleh-Clinton Foundation Scholarship program
Published on: 26 May 2016

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McGill Sociologist uses historical data to provide a new take on an old question

Classified as: sociology, Election, Politics, society and culture, bernie sanders, labor party, Eidlin
Published on: 26 May 2016

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Antidepressant use in North America has increased over the last 2 decades. A suspected reason for this trend is that primary care physicians are increasingly prescribing antidepressants for nondepressive indications, including unapproved (off-label) indications that have not been evaluated by regulatory agencies.

Classified as: depression, pain, health and lifestyle, antidepressant, Jenna Wong, manoamine oxidase inhibitors, insomnia, panic disorders
Published on: 24 May 2016

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McGill-led discovery could help fight obesity, metabolic disorders

Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat – a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Classified as: metabolism, obesity, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fat, science and technology, body fat, metabolic disorders, folliculin, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Fonds de Recherche du Québec–Santé
Published on: 16 May 2016

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Guidance addresses key scientific, ethical, social, and policy challenges raised by new technologies and emerging areas of stem cell discovery and application

Classified as: ethics, International Society for Stem Cell Research, Stem cell, social implications, ethical implication
Published on: 12 May 2016

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Discovery will aid development of treatments for this debilitating disease

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease.

Classified as: Guy Rouleau, MNI, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, HSP, hereditary spastic paraplegia, gene mutation, debilitating disease, weakness, spasticity, CanHSP, Canadian Institutes for Health Research
Published on: 10 May 2016

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease.

It is estimated that between two and 10 people per 100,000 in the general population have HSP, a disease characterized by weakness or spasticity in the lower limbs. HSP is caused by mutations inherited from one or both parents.

Classified as: genetics, Research, HSP, hereditary spastic paraplegia
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Published on: 9 May 2016

 It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Dr. Terry-Nan Tannenbaum passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 17, 2016 surrounded by her family.  Terry was as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.  
Donations may be made to the "Dr. Terry Nan Tannenbaum Memorial Fund for Education" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (514-340-8251).

On behalf of the McGill Department of Family Medicine, we would like to express  our deepest sympathies.

Classified as: recherche, Research, staff, students, faculty, Department of Family Medicine, External, Départ. de médecine familiale, Médecine de famille
Published on: 22 Apr 2016

As of today, 25,000 Syrian refugees will have arrived in Canada fleeing their war-torn country. Approximately 7,300 of those will stay in Quebec. Chunip Koo, a clinician nurse at the Montreal Neurological Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MNH-MUHC), and Dr. Zinab Gouda, physician in the Transitional Care Team and Secondary Care division of the MUHC Department of Family Medicine,  describe their experience.

Classified as: recherche, Research, staff, students, faculty, Department of Family Medicine, External, Dept. of Family Medicine, Départ. de médecine familiale, Médecine de famille
Published on: 22 Apr 2016

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