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Temp workers more likely to be depressed: Study

Tue, 2009-08-11 12:00

Workers hired on short-term contracts show more depressive symptoms than do those who are employed on a permanent basis, according to research by medical sociologist Amélie Quesnel-Vallée.

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Alcohol consumption linked to increased cancer risk

Tue, 2009-08-04 12:00

Heavy drinkers of beer and spirits have significantly higher risks of developing multiple cancers, a Montreal study by a group of epidemiologists and cancer researchers shows.

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Want to fight terrorism? Think globally, act locally

Mon, 2008-08-04 12:00

Militant Islam is under global scrutiny for clues to conditions that foster its rise, and to strategies for reversing that growth. But the key is not in Islamic doctrine, U.S. foreign policy or formal ties to various nations, as many analysts have asserted. It lies at the community level, with clan and local leaders. Opinion piece in the Globe by Carnegie scholar Khalid Mustafa Medani, who teaches

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McGill Inuit health survey beginning soon

Fri, 2008-08-01 12:00

An Inuit health survey is taking place across the northern parts of the country, with the team of researchers finishing their work in Nunatsiavut. The survey, which begins Aug. 10, is being performed by the McGill University Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment.

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Heart attack victims should not give up on taking statins

Mon, 2008-08-04 12:00

Heart attack victims who give up taking statins afterwards double their risk of dying in the next year.

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Drug resistance is slowing fight against TB

Fri, 2008-08-01 12:00


Standard methods of treating tuberculosis are failing in countries with high rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR) forms of the disease, say researchers who analyzed World Health Organization data from 2003 to 2004 for 155 countries.

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Brains apart: the real difference between the sexes

Mon, 2008-07-21 12:00

Research is revealing that male and female brains are built from markedly different genetic blueprints, which create numerous anatomical differences.

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Rocking the Science World

Mon, 2008-07-21 12:00

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated a 15-kilometre stretch of Nova Scotia coastline as a world heritage site.

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Science advice in the public interest

Thu, 2008-07-10 12:00

A blue-ribbon scientific panel has waved a yellow flag in front of a rapidly expanding number of products containing nanomaterials, cautioning that the tiny substances might be able to penetrate cells and interfere with biological processes.

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Bright bugs point to good drugs

Thu, 2008-07-10 07:30

Coverage from the CBC and The Telegraph on how five scientists — including three affiliated with McGill — tested the idea that certain tropical beetles or butterfly larvae were more likely to be found on plants that contain useful chemicals.

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