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Obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 8 years

Canadian researchers put numbers on health risk
Fri, 2014-12-05 10:09

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Julie Robert Public Affairs & Strategic planning, McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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World AIDS Day, December 1: McGill/MUHC experts

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year, reminding us that the fight against the AIDS pandemic is far from over. More than 36 million people have died since it emerged in the early 1980s. Today, 35.3 million people around the world are living with the virus, including 71,000 in Canada. Every day, 6,800 people are infected.
Thu, 2014-11-27 14:05

Here is a list of experts from McGill, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital available for comment on your stories for World AIDS Day:

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: MUHC
Office Phone: 514-934-1934, poste 71381
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New treatment for a form of childhood blindness

Mon, 2014-07-14 13:22

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Office Phone: 514-843-1560
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Diabetes: We are in it together

Living in a household implies sharing duties and responsibilities but it could also imply sharing your diabetes.
Fri, 2014-01-24 14:29

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Contact: Julie Robert
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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$58 million pledge for Rossy Cancer Network

Wed, 2013-05-15 15:14

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University
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Office Phone: 514.398.6754
Mobile Phone: 514.793.6753
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Decreased Risk of death for children on dialysis

Children on dialysis for severe kidney disease have a dramatically reduced risk of death compared to 20 years ago, a new study shows. The findings, from a study led by Dr. Bethany Foster from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, are very encouraging for children with end-stage kidney disease. These children face a significantly shortened life expectancy, with dialysis as the only life-saving therapy while they await transplant. This study was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Wed, 2013-05-08 12:59

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Contact: Julie Robert
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Office Phone: 514 934 1934 ext. 71381
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Lazy-eye disorder -- a promising therapeutic approach

Researchers use popular puzzle video game to treat adult amblyopia
Mon, 2013-04-22 14:57

A research team led by Dr. Robert Hess from McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has used the popular puzzle video game Tetris in an innovative approach to treat adult amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye”. By distributing information between the two eyes in a complementary fashion, the video game trains both eyes to work together, which is counter to previous treatments for the disorder (e.g. patching).

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934 1934 ext. 71381

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations
Office Phone: 514.398.6754
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Lupus drugs carry no significant cancer risk

Montreal, January 24, 2013 – People who take immunosuppressive drugs to treat lupus do not necessarily increase their cancer risk according to new research led by scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). This landmark study, which was published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases this month, addresses long-standing fears of a link between lupus medication and cancer.
Fri, 2013-01-25 12:42

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue such as the skin, joints, kidneys and the brain, leading to inflammation and lesions. The disease affects about 1 in 2000 Canadians, particularly women. Previous research has suggested that lupus patients have an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly lymphoma.  Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when cells called lymphocytes, which usually help protect the body from infection and disease, begin growing and multiplying uncontrollably leading to tumor growth.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Communications – Research, Public Affairs & Strategic Planning, McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 (ext. 71381)
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Treating ovarian cancer: new pathways through genetics

Montreal-based researchers discover genetics secrets of ovarian cancer tumours
Wed, 2012-09-26 11:10

A new discovery that sheds light on the genetic make up of ovarian cancer cells could explain why some women survive longer than others with this deadly disease. A multi-disciplinary team led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC), in collaboration with the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital and the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, has identified genetic patterns in ovarian cancer tumours that help to differentiate patients based on the length of their survival after initial surgery. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE. 

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Contact: Julie Robert
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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 (ext. 71381)
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