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How do environments talk to genes?

Published: 10Jan2013

A report elucidates the widely recognized, but poorly understood, concept of gene-environment interaction, finding a molecular mechanism in the case of post-traumatic stress disorder: demethylation...

Opinion: Quebec attitude changing - for the better

Published: 10Jan2013

(Chris Barrington-Leigh, economist at McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy): Over the last 25 years, Quebec has gone from by far the least happy province in Canada to one of...

Obama has long work list to tackle when he returns

Published: 10Jan2013

It's hardly a secret that Barack Obama, like every president no doubt, muses about his ultimate legacy and spot in the presidential pantheon. He approaches his second term confronting tough and...

Regular Cervical Cancer screen should start after 25

Published: 10Jan2013

Canadian women should start being routinely screened for cervical cancer at a later age than previously recommended and do it less frequently than has been the norm until now, new national...

Amnesia and the self that remains when memory is lost

Published: 10Jan2013

(McGill's Dan Levitin): Tom was one of those people we all have in our lives -- someone to go out to lunch with in a large group, but not someone I ever spent time with one-on-one. We had some...

Don' sweat the holiday sugar high - it's a myth

Published: 10Jan2013

Parents of hyped-up, candy-fuelled kids, brace yourselves: There is no such thing as a sugar high... Hyperactive behaviour is more likely attributable to excitement around the activities that...

NHL on its way back, but will hockey fans follow?

Published: 10Jan2013

After months of waiting and hoping, hockey fans reacted with a mix of emotions Sunday to news of a tentative agreement between the NHL and its players.

Warning issued over attention-deficit drugs

Published: 10Jan2013

Doctors should think twice about prescribing drugs like Ritalin and Adderall used to treat attention deficit disorder to healthy individuals seeking to boost their brain power, says an article in...

Exposing food falsehoods

Published: 10Jan2013

Let’s start the new year on sound footing by addressing some nutritional falsehoods that circulate widely in cyberspace, locker rooms, supermarkets and health food stores. As a result, millions of...

Why does Canada have a maple syrup cartel?

Published: 10Jan2013

It may seem bizarre that Canada has a maple syrup cartel at all. But think of it this way: Quebec, which produces about 77% of the world’s maple syrup, is the Saudi Arabia of the sweet, sticky...

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