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Of course, there's no such pill on the horizon, said Dr. Michael Pollak, director of the cancer prevention centre at the Jewish General Hospital and the Division of Cancer Prevention of the Department of Oncology at McGill University, but the science on cancer prevention is clear on how to cut cancer risk by up to 50 per cent.

Montreal Gazette

Classified as: cancer prevention
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Published on: 27 Mar 2018

Students at a Quebec elementary school are celebrating a new policy that gets rid of homework. Ecole Elizabeth Ballantyne in Montreal is going to try to give students enough time to finish their work in class instead of at home. Steven Shaw is an associate professor at McGill University and joins us from Montreal with more.

CTV News

Classified as: School, homework
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Published on: 27 Mar 2018

Des chercheurs canadiens recommandent aux parents dont les enfants fréquentent l'école primaire de veiller à bien maintenir des règles strictes concernant l’heure du coucher, car ces derniers adoptent de plus en plus, et de plus en plus tôt, un sommeil de mauvaise qualité.

Parents

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Published on: 26 Mar 2018

Children as young as eight may already show unhealthy sleeping habits normally associated with adolescence according to new research, which could be affecting their school performance and health. Carried out by researchers at McGill University in Montreal, the new study looked at the sleep patterns of 144 children aged six to 11 years old during the academic year.

CTV

Classified as: sleep habits
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Published on: 26 Mar 2018

Des chercheurs du Centre universitaire de santé McGill et de l'Université de Montréal ont mis au point une nouvelle arme pour combattre la tuberculose. Le vaccin est pour l'instant testé sur les souris. (Interview with post-doc Eva Kaufmann and Dick Menzies.]

Radio-Canada

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Published on: 26 Mar 2018

Single-use bottled water will no longer be sold on McGill campuses by May 2019, university says… François Miller, director of the McGill Office of Sustainability, told CBC News he was "convinced" the move has popular support at the school

Classified as: Sustainability, water bottles
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Published on: 26 Mar 2018

A Canadian team, led by Laurent Azoulay at McGill University, set out to assess whether the use of DPP-4 inhibitors is associated with inflammatory bowel disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Reach MD

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Published on: 23 Mar 2018

“This telescope is radically different from other telescopes,” says Matt Dobbs, Associate Professor of Physics at McGill University and a CHIME investigator. “CHIME is really a stepping stone to a new way of doing radio astronomy.” The radio telescope – Canada’s biggest – is a joint venture co-led by the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, McGill University and the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO). Participating institutions come from across North America. 

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Published on: 23 Mar 2018

Madhukar Pai
World TB Day 2018 is turning out to be special — never in the history of tuberculosis (TB) control has there been greater political attention and commitment to tackling the infectious disease that causes nearly two million deaths a year.

The Conversation

Classified as: TB Day
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Published on: 22 Mar 2018

A team from The Research Institute of the MUHC and researchers at the Johns Hopkins Institute in the U.S. have developed a test they say is safe and could save lives.
CTV News, Montreal Gazette

Classified as: Cancer
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Published on: 22 Mar 2018

Des chercheurs de l’Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (IR-CUSM) et de l’université Johns Hopkins ont mis au point une «méthode sécuritaire et peu invasive» pour le dépistage précoce des cancers de l’ovaire et de l’endomètre.
La Presse

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Published on: 22 Mar 2018

These questions are central to Montreal researcher Emmanuelle Vaast's newest study of social media, published in MIS Quarterly. Dr. Vaast, a professor of information systems at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, has a long history of studying social media use. She recently worked with a research team to explore social media use on Twitter following BP's environmentally disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Classified as: Emmanuelle Vaast
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Published on: 21 Mar 2018

World TB Day 2018 is turning out to be special—never in the history of tuberculosis (TB) control has there been greater political attention and commitment to tackling the infectious disease that causes nearly two million deaths a year. I was recently fortunate to be in New Delhi, where I witnessed Indian prime minister Narendra Modi launch the TB Free India campaign at the Delhi End TB Summit.
Quartz

Classified as: TB, india
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Published on: 21 Mar 2018

[…] AI is also finding use in helping physicians detect early signs of Alzheimer’s in the brain and understand how those physical changes unfold in different people. “When a radiologist reads a scan, it’s impossible to tell whether a person will progress to Alzheimer’s disease,” says Pedro Rosa-Neto, a neurologist at McGill University in Montreal.

MIT Tech Review

Classified as: AI, Alzheimer
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Published on: 20 Mar 2018

On sait que le sommeil et la température de notre corps sont régulés par l'horloge biologique. Charles Bourque, du Centre de recherche du CUSM à Montréal, a découvert une nouvelle fonction qui le serait aussi : la soif. Il en a fait la preuve de façon éclatante chez la souris.

Télé-Québéc (Electrons libres)

Classified as: brain
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Published on: 20 Mar 2018

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