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2015 edition of The Prognosis released

The latest edition of McGill's student-run Global Health Journal, The Prognosis is out! Among the topics covered: culture and mental health in Japan, healthcare access for refugees, and the impact of dietary changes in Inuit communities. Find out more here.

Published on : 31 Jul 2015

Chris Barrington-Leigh study on urban sprawl in the news.

By describing a novel way to quantify urban sprawl, Dr. Barrington-Leigh’s recent study has gathered media attention as it offers a new perspective on urban development and provide further opportunities for research on the topic and the social and environmental impacts of different urban forms.

Published on : 31 Jul 2015

Pilot edition of Research to Policy Dragon’s Den a success

In May, graduate students had the opportunity take on an important current policy challenge, develop a concrete proposal for policy change, and present it to prominent policy and media leaders. Learn more about their proposals here.

Published on : 31 Jul 2015

IHSP is launching its first issue of IHSP News!

Inside the Spring 2015 Issue: Bill 10/Bill 20, physician-assisted dying, recent research, IHSP in the media, upcoming events, student and alumni interviews

Published on : 31 Jul 2015

Insights and Issues: Bill 10 and Bill 20

Professor Antonia Maioni (IHSP Faculty Member, Department of Poltical Science) writes about the public and professional backlash against Bill 10 and Bill 20. The Bills are intended to streamline the Quebec health care system and improve access to health care. However, they have already proven to be very controversial.

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Money Is Driving a Wedge in Teen Health

Dr. Frank Elgar's study on on the impact of socioeconomic inequalities on adolescent health is featured in the latest issue of Scientific American. Published April 14, 2015

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HSI’s new research initiative on Quebec’s child care policies

The Healthier Societies Initiative (HSI) has recently received funding from CIHR for a two-year project on Quebec’s childcare policies! The research program will be led by Professors Daniel Weinstock (IHSP Director) and Seungmi Yang (Assistant Professor in McGill’s Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health). Learn more here.

Published on : 31 Jul 2015

MACHEquity contributes to the No Ceilings’ Full Participation Report on Women and Girls’ conditions worldwide.

MACHEquity’s research and data are featured in the Clinton and Gates Foundations’ Full Participation Report to assess evidence on the gains and gaps in progress for women and girls worldwide. Over the past year, MACHEquity researchers have looked at the evolution of paid maternal leave across the globe. See what they have found on page 30 of the report.

Published on : 31 Jul 2015

IHSP project awarded Queen Elizabeth Scholarships Program Grant

The IHSP "Common Threads through the Commonwealth" project is one of two McGill initiatives that have received $500,000 grants from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. This project, led by Professor Antonia Maioni, will allow students from all over the Commonwealth to explore novel ways to addressing local, national and global challenges to health, well-being and equity.

Published on : 31 Jul 2015

Estimating the Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on Women’s Use of Contraception: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

MACHEquity’s Lauren Maxwell has recently reviewed 23 years of data to find the links between intimate partner violence and use of contraceptives methods and notices implications for family planning and HIV prevention programs. PLoS ONE. Published February 18,  2015

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Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health 2002–2010: a time-series analysis of 34 countries participating in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study

Frank Elgar led a study on the impact of socioeconomic inequalities on various aspects of adolescent health in 34 high-income countries. The findings, published in the Lancet in February, show that socioeconomic differences in adolescents' mental and physical health increased from 2002 to 2010 in the sampled countries.  This is an area that has typically received less attention from policy makers compared to early childhood. The Lancet.

Published on : 31 Jul 2015

Increased risk of respiratory illness associated with kerosene fuel use among women and children in urban Bangalore, India

Jill Baumgartner, along with a team of researchers, conducted a study in Bangalore, India, found that the use of kerosene was associated with higher rates of bronchitis, phlegm and chest illnesses compared to cleaner cooking fuels. Occup Environ Med. Published October 23, 2014

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Downs: The History of a Disability

IHSP historian David Wright was interviewed by New Books in Medicine regarding his 2011 publication, "Downs: The History of a Disability," winner of the British Society for the History of Science's 2013 Dingle Prize. Published online Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

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Cyberbulling Victimization and Mental Health in Adolescents and the Moderating Role of Family Dinners

IHSP faculty member Frank Elgar was part of a team of researchers that conducted a study on the impact of family interaction on the mental health of victims of cyberbulling. They concluded that dining as a family reduced the detrimental impacts of being cyberbullied on adolescents. Published online Monday, September 1, 2014.

Published on : 31 Jul 2015

Scottish referendum piques Quebecer's interest

IHSP Director Daniel Weinstock discusses the upcoming Scottish referendum from a Quebecois perspective. Appeared on CTV Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Published on : 31 Jul 2015