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Illegal marijuana used by 10 per cent of fibromyalgia patients

A new study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research, led by Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, a rheumatologist at the McGill University Health Centre, reveals that 13 per cent of FM patients use cannabinoids for relief from symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2012

Genetic breakthrough for brain cancer in children

Canadian-led research team identifies two mutations in crucial gene involved in deadly pediatric brain tumours

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Published on : 30 Jan 2012

Depression treatment combined with heart attack medication - risk of bleeding increases


Patients taking medication to prevent heart attack as well as anti-depressants have a higher risk of developing internal bleeding, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The results were published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2011

Bedouin tribe reveals secrets to McGill's GA-JOE

As part of McGill's "RaDiCAL" project (Rare Disease Consortium for Autosomal Loci), collaborators in Qatar conducted field research with three patients from biologically interrelated Bedouin families, and sent samples to Canada for analysis by GA JOE – a high-tech genome analyzing machine.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2010

MUHC’s Glen Yards project finally a go

Premier, ministers, mayor join in ceremony By McGill Reporter Staff A key step toward the construction of a new McGill University Health Centre at the Glen Yards was taken April 1, as Premier Jean Charest, flanked by cabinet ministers and MUHC and McGill leaders and Mayor Gérald Tremblay, announced to a crowded room the selection of McGill [...]

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Published on : 04 Apr 2010

Young Adults and the H1N1 Flu Vaccine

Young Adults and the H1N1 Flu Vaccine - Vaccine Myths and Facts

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Published on : 11 Jan 2010

News Release - January 6, 2010

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Government of Canada, has announced it will be providing five million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Mexico to help bridge that country's immediate pandemic vaccine requirements.

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Published on : 06 Jan 2010

Helping Caregivers Cope with the H1N1 Flu Virus

The H1N1 flu virus may mean that caregivers have to work longer hours and they may have to help those they care for manage the physical and emotional issues associated with the H1N1 flu.

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Helping Teens Cope with the H1N1 Flu Virus

Some Reactions to Expect.How You Can Help. Focus On What They Can Do To Stay Healthy. If Your Teen Gets the H1N1 Flu. If Teens are Babysitting a Child with Flu Symptoms

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Helping Children Cope with the H1N1 Flu Virus

If Your Child Gets the H1N1 Flu. How You Can Help

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Families during the H1N1 Flu Virus

Feelings and Reactions to Stressful Events. How You Can Help

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Guidance for expanded use of oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) in children under one year of age in the context of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009

This guidance has been updated based on current scientific evidence, expert opinion and the Interim Order, issued by the Federal Minister of Health, permitting the expanded use of oseltamivir for the influenza A H1N1 virus in children under 1 year of age

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Published on : 23 Dec 2009

Holiday Health Tips

The holiday season is the perfect time for germs and illnesses like the H1N1 flu to spread.

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Published on : 18 Dec 2009

Travellers and the H1N1 Flu Virus

Many Canadians will be travelling this holiday season. Airplanes, trains, cruise ships and buses mean close and crowded quarters and are ideal places for germs to spread.

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Published on : 18 Dec 2009