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Prescription painkiller overdoses

McGill Study Finds Evidence of Complex Factors at Play
Wed, 2014-06-18 16:57

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Universities: Incubators of innovation

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:46

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Stories that motivate children to be honest

Tales where honesty is rewarded prove more effective than those where lying is punished
Wed, 2014-06-18 09:35

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Death by prescription painkiller

First major review provides evidence of sharp increase in deaths from painkillers in U.S. and Canada
Wed, 2014-06-18 09:24

The number of deaths involving commonly prescribed painkillers is higher than the number of deaths by overdose from heroin and cocaine combined, according to researchers at McGill University. In a first-of-its-kind review of existing research, the McGill team has put the spotlight on a major public health problem: the dramatic increase in deaths due to prescribed painkillers, which were involved in more than 16,000 deaths in 2010 in the U.S. alone. Currently, the U.S and Canada rank #1 and #2 in per capita opioid consumption.

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McGill experts: UN World Refugee Day - June 20

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:38

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Contact: Raphael Larocque-Cyr
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Study yields important clues to genetics of epilepsy

An international team of researchers has discovered a significant genetic component of Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy (IGE), the most common form of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, uncontrolled electrical discharges in the brain expressed as a seizure. The new research, published in this week’s issue of EMBO Reports, implicates a mutation in the gene for a protein, known as cotransporter KCC2.
Mon, 2014-06-16 14:57

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McGill expert: Michael Schumacher out of a coma

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:04

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Contact: Raphael Larocque-Cyr
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The disconnect of the executive training programme

Employees return to an unchanged organisation and quickly become disheartened
Sun, 2014-06-15 19:10

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