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Purple Day for Epilepsy, March 26

Saturday, March 26 is Purple Day, a time to recognize the effect epilepsy has on millions of people around the world. It is estimated that 1 in a 100 people worldwide have epilepsy. Of those, one in three require surgery to prevent a lifetime of seizures.  Purple Day was created in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a girl from Nova Scotia, to get people talking about epilepsy in an effort to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone.

Published: 24Mar2016

Vivre avec une Corée du Nord nucléarisée?

Cela annoncerait-il la fin maintes fois prédite du régime des Kim? Réponse de Jean-François Bélanger, doctorant à l’Université McGill et chercheur boursier au CERIUM.​ Le Devoir

Published: 23Mar2016

No increased heart failure with incretin-based drugs

McGill Newsroom

Canadian drug safety network provides reassuring evidence regarding risk of heart failure of anti-diabetes medications

Incretin-based drugs, a type of medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, do not increase the risk of being hospitalized for heart failure relative to commonly used combinations of oral anti-diabetic drugs, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Published: 24Mar2016

New Quebec budget includes $1M for agrifood innovation

McGill Newsroom

Quebec’s recently unveiled provincial budget includes one new line-item that means a lot for McGill research.

Published: 22Mar2016

Des produits vendus en pharmacie contestés

«Les médecins homéopathiques s’intéressent à la personnalité et au caractère de leur patient pour déterminer le traitement. C’est le fait d’être écouté qui amoindrit les symptômes.» Ariel Fenster, L’organisation pour la science et la société. Journal Métro

Published: 22Mar2016

McGill's tutoring for Syrian refugees gains momentum

A group of tutors at McGill is hoping to provide more Syrian refugees with the opportunity to study in Canada after five of its students were offered scholarships. CBC News

Published: 22Mar2016

Focus Montreal: Hot Cities of the World tour

Professor Karl J. Moore of McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management and student Mackenzie Chisholm share their experiences and insights from their recent group trip to Chile and Columbia. Global News

Published: 22Mar2016

Experts: World TB Day 2016 (March 24)

World TB Day is held each year on March 24th and aims to build public awareness for tuberculosis. A disease which despite being curable, remains a destructive epidemic in much of the world.

Published: 22Mar2016

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