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Controlling obesity with potato extract

Extract of Irish potatoes, rich in polyphenols, reduces weight gain to a surprising extent
Tue, 2014-12-09 09:53

Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.

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Human Rights Day, December 10

Tue, 2014-12-09 09:19

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Contact: Raphaël Larocque-Cyr
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Tramadol and risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia

The opioid pain-reliever tramadol appears to be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia
Mon, 2014-12-08 15:59

The opioid pain-reliever tramadol appears to be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia, a potentially fatal condition caused by low blood sugar, according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Contact: Tod Hoffman
Organization: Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital
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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

Children more likely to tell the truth either to please an adult or because they believe it is the right thing to do
Mon, 2014-12-08 11:55

If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the ages of 4 and 8.

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HPV vaccine: teen sexual behaviour not affected

Mon, 2014-12-08 11:47

Sexual behaviour of teenage girls does not appear to have been affected by routine human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Contact: Anne Craig
Organization: Queen's University
Office Phone: 613-533-2877
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Canadian Embassy in Cairo closes

Mon, 2014-12-08 10:23

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Sovereignty v. neoliberalism: trial over a treasure

Fri, 2014-12-05 12:01

In 2007, a treasure hunting company found a 19th Century shipwreck in the Atlantic, off the coast of Portugal. The company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, claimed property of the shipwreck and its cargo, some 600,000 silver and gold coins.

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Top events in 2014

Thu, 2014-12-11 09:04

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Contact: Raphaël Larocque-Cyr
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Possible link between air pollution and breast cancer

Fri, 2014-12-05 10:40

A new study of over 3,400 Canadian women provides further evidence that exposure to air-pollution may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, especially among women who have not yet had their menopause.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
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Obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 8 years

Canadian researchers put numbers on health risk
Fri, 2014-12-05 10:09

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Julie Robert Public Affairs & Strategic planning, McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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