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When panic sets in

As part of National Mental Health Week, Michael Spevack, clinical psychologist at McGill, talks with the Gazette about panic attacks, the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in North America, often a precursor to agoraphobia.

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Published on : 01 May 2006

Traumatic lesions to the spinal cord

Julie Snyder and Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau present a cheque for $112,000 to MUHC project.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2006

Vitamin D needs in pregnancy

Women who restrict their intake of milk during pregnancy may deliver smaller babies, primarily because they are not getting the vitamin D contained in the drink, a McGill study suggests. Kristine Koski, lead of the study and director of the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, says this is important, as increasing numbers of women avoid milk while pregnant for a number of reasons, including believing this will lead them to less weight gain and fewer allergies.

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Published on : 25 Apr 2006

Camomile tea and lotion cause internal bleeding in patient on anticoagulant medication

Researchers at the MUHC in Montreal have documented a severe case of internal hemorrhaging in a patient who drank camomile tea and used camomile lotion while taking anticoagulant medication for a heart condition.

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Published on : 25 Apr 2006

Suds study

A new study finds that beer drinkers are more at risk of developing lung cancer than their non-beer-drinking peers, while wine consumption has an opposite effect. The study was led by Andrea Benedetti, from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill.

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Published on : 05 Apr 2006

Whiplash

A study headed by McGill University epidemiology professor Samy Suissa and commissioned by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) says the province's new approach to whiplash cases has markedly improved outcomes for patients.

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Published on : 05 Apr 2006

Concerns about fertility drug unfounded

Concerns about the use of letrozole, an easy-to-use and inexpensive drug for the treatment of infertility, appear to be unfounded, according to a major study by Togas Tulandi, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at McGill.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2006

Where there's smoke, there's craving

Researchers at McGill and the Montreal Neurological Institute have found that external cues such as watching someone else smoke have an effect on the brains of "expectant" smokers. The study was led by Dr. Alain Dagher, a neurologist who specializes in functional brain imaging.

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Published on : 21 Apr 2006

Equal tuition for international students

Quebec universities are severely underfunded, and Heather Munroe-Blum is taking the lead in looking at ways to address the problem. In an interview with Le Devoir, she says Quebec should consider treating international students on an equal footing -- 38 percent currently pay Quebec tuition rates. If they paid what American and other international students pay in tuition, it would mean at least $41.7 million more a year for Quebec universities. She also proposed that international tuition fees for undergraduate students stay with the host university -- a move that would mean $4 million more a year for McGill.

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Published on : 24 Apr 2006

FRSQ and its partners invest over $1.2 million in Quebec consortium for research on C. difficile

Dr. Vivian Loo - Chief of Microbiology and Infection Control at the MUHC - leads new study to develop an in-depth understanding of C. difficile.

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Published on : 24 Apr 2006

Mini-Med School at the Children's - Back by popular demand!

A chance to discover what medical school is really like.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2006

Fertility drugs given 'all-clear' in new study

Concerns about the use of letrozole, an easy-to-use and inexpensive drug for the treatment of infertility, appear to be unfounded, according to a major study.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2006

MUHC researcher links self-defeating gene to lethal infections

Caspase-12 is a molecule with a death wish. Found only in people of African descent, this protein shuts down our body's immune system, opening the door to potentially lethal infections.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2006

Around campus

Worms, MRIs, a techie fair and more art than you could shake a paintbrush at.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2006