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Maintaining a healthy heart through bile acids

Wed, 2016-07-27 10:35

McGill Newsroom

Canadian discovery may soon lead to the prevention of cardiac fibrosis

Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.

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Preventable deaths of children with HIV

Tue, 2016-07-19 11:24

McGill Newsroom

Reducing opportunistic infections such as TB in children with HIV could save both lives and money

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Contact: Marie-Renée B-Lajoie,
Organization: Dept. of Family Medicine, McGill University
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Health Sciences academic info 2016-17

Thu, 2016-06-02 14:44

Undergraduate/professional academic information for the McGill Health Sciences is now available for the 2016–17 academic year!

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Impact of minimum wage on child health varies

Mon, 2016-05-30 11:15

McGill Newsroom

Study of low-, middle-income countries shows increase in minimum wage not always linked to better health

Raising the minimum wage in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) does not necessarily lead to better health for young children, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Rapid eye movement sleep: keystone of memory formation

Fri, 2016-05-13 11:47

By Bruno Geoffroy 

For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase where dreams appear – is directly involved in memory formation.

Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role – at least in mice.

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Organization: Media relations - Research, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
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Expert: Health Care Accessory Fees (Quebec)

Mon, 2016-05-02 10:56

The Quebec government has the intention to prohibit all accessory fees in health care. (La Presse)

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How depression may compound risk of type 2 diabetes

Tue, 2016-04-12 10:34

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom

Depression, metabolic factors combine to boost risk of developing diabetes, study finds 

Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with early warning signs of metabolic disease, according to researchers from McGill University, l'Université de Montréal, the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and the University of Calgary.

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Contact: Dr N Schmitz
Organization: Dept. of Psychiatry & Douglas Mental Health University Institute - McGill University
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Harmonizing ethics review for international research

Thu, 2016-03-24 17:08

McGill Newsroom

​Policy experts advocate mutual recognition for reviews of data-intensive international research

Genomic research holds great potential to advance human health and medicine. But for the millions of data points now being collected through large-scale sequencing efforts to be truly valuable, they must be analyzed in aggregate and shared across institutions and jurisdictions. This raises many challenges, including navigation of complex ethics-approval processes at multiple sites and in multiple jurisdictions.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
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Contact: Angela Page
Organization: Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
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Joanna Erdman - "Human Rights and the Contraceptive Imperative"

Wed, 2016-03-09 13:00 - 14:30
Charles Meredith House : Conference Room, 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A3

Please join us for a special seminar co-hosted by the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, the McGill Research Group on Health and Law and the

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Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer

Canada’s national drug safety network conducted the largest study ever to determine whether incretin-based drugs are associated with pancreatic cancer. Researchers concluded that no such association exists.
Mon, 2016-02-22 14:03

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research

The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

The research was conducted by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which used the health records of almost 1 million patients with types 2 diabetes.

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Contact: Tod Hoffman
Organization: Research Communications Officer - Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
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Office Phone: 514-340-8222 x 8661
Mobile Phone: 514-433-3500
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