An interesting change has come to the medical practice: patients often arrive at their doctor's office with a self-diagnosis. Because of heightened advertising of pharmaceuticals, patients often mistakenly believe all they need is an MD's rubber stamp to obtain prescriptions they've been told will heal them.
McGill faculty, staff and students reached new heights for Centraide in 2004. The pledges have just been tallied and the McGill community raised $292,570 for Centraide – surpassing its $275,000 goal.
An acclaimed specialist in aerospace and automotive engineering will be the new dean of the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University. Christophe Pierre, currently the Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Initiatives at the Horace H. Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan, will begin a five-year term July 1, 2005.
Two new 250-million-year-old species of large, meat-eating amphibians have been discovered by researchers, including investigators from McGill University. Their findings, published in today's issue of "Nature," describe the first and oldest amphibious carnivores from the Republic of Niger in West Africa.
I Medici di McGill Orchestra continues its 16th season on Monday, April 18, at 8 pm with a public concert, under its conductor, Iwan Edwards, at Erskine and American church, located at Sherbrooke St. West, corner of du Musée.
Hold the rose-coloured glasses: toddlers understand much more about false beliefs than parents and scientists previously suspected. A Canada-U.S. research team has discovered that very young children absolutely comprehend that other people believe things that aren't true.
Labels such as "fag" and "lesbian" remain popular weapons against students in Canadian and U.S. schools, according to McGill University researcher Elizabeth Meyer.
Obesity is an epidemic: more than 47.9 percent of Canadians are overweight and 15 percent are obese. A panel of specialists including neuroscientists, psychologists, marketing and health experts discussed reward responses to food and how to resist overconsumption at a McGill press conference today.
A Canadian academic has written the definitive book on Ronald Reagan. In an even-handed, objective account, Gil Troy, professor of history at McGill University, illustrates the how and why of Reagan's cultural and political influence.
Lolly Annahatak, a resident of Quebec's Kuujjuaq region, has received a National Aboriginal Achievement Award (NAAA) in the social services category.