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USA Today: The pill: 50 years of birth control changed women's lives

The pill was groundbreaking in other ways: Women today have a wide range of effective contraceptive choices, virtually all of them variations on the pill. Concerns about adverse effects linked to the early, high-dose oral contraceptives galvanized feminists and gave rise to the consumer health movement. Americans no longer assume doctors, regulators and drug companies know what's best for them...

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Published on : 07 May 2010

Le Devoir: 24 heures de science

Le compte à rebours est commencé. Sur les 12 coups de midi aujourd'hui débutera 24 heures de science, un festival qui nous en donnera à voir et à entendre, voire à manipuler, de toutes les couleurs...

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Published on : 07 May 2010

Huffington Post: If companies really mean business on work and family issues...

(Opinion piece by Jody Heymann, Dir. of McGill's Institute for Health & Social Policy): "...the real challenge facing the nation is to go from best practices that benefit a few to decent working conditions for all. The missing piece of the puzzle is for corporate leaders to really work with policymakers to ensure that all Americans have decent working conditions…"

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Published on : 06 May 2010

Globe and Mail: Quebec leaders stand behind McGill in dispute with government

The cream of corporate Quebec is pooling its support around McGill University and criticizing the provincial government in an increasingly bitter and public spat over tuition fees...

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Published on : 06 May 2010

Télé-Québec: La clé de l'harmonie sociale des fourmis découverte dans le code génétique de la reine

La recherche de Ehab Abouheif et Abderrahman Khila de l'Université McGill Code Chastenay (video - from March 2010).

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Published on : 03 May 2010

The Gazette: History marked by ebb and flow of amphetamines

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): It was the '60s. I don't remember the exact year, but I sure remember the event. It was a "poetry reading" in the McGill Student Union. Poetry wasn't my thing, but I'd heard this particular poet might generate some sparks - and sparks I was into...

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Published on : 02 May 2010

Trans-Atlantic agreement a boost to neuroscience research

Imperial College London and McGill University to expand scientific collaboration

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Published on : 10 May 2010

Waterpipes: A new pastime for the young

Hookah or shisha use on rise yet contains nicotine, carbon monoxide and carcinogens

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Published on : 10 May 2010

How the Mouse Grimace Scale will help us cope with pain

Research will improve conditions for lab animals, lead to better treatments for humans

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Published on : 09 May 2010

ACFAS 2010

Une centaine de chercheurs de McGill participent au rendez-vous annuel, du 10 au 14 mai Par Julie Fortier La variété des sujets traités est sans contredit un attrait important du congrès annuel de l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS). Des sciences de la vie aux sciences sociales en passant par les arts et les lettres, on y [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

What would you put in a time capsule?

In celebration of its 75th Anniversary, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University is re-filling its time capsule with new exciting contents to be discovered by the next generation of Montrealers in 2085.

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Published on : 07 May 2010

MUHC/McGill Ocular Pathology Laboratory celebrates a decade of progress

The Burnier International Ocular Pathology Society is holding a Scientific Colloquium in Montreal today to mark the tenth anniversary of the McGill University Health Centre's Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory

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Published on : 06 May 2010

The Gazette: Online gambling more dangerous? You bet it is, expert says

Gamblers have "blind spots" in recognizing addictive behaviour in themselves, traits that could make online gambling more dangerous, Canadian research suggests. An Ipsos Reid survey found that 92 per cent of Ontario adults could recognize risky gambling behaviour in others...

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Published on : 05 May 2010

Nature: Confronting the biodiversity crisis

In 2002, the world's governments agreed to significantly slow the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. Time is almost up, and by most accounts they've failed. Now that climate change is emerging as one of biodiversity's greatest threats, scientists are proposing new ways to tackle the crisis…

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Published on : 05 May 2010

Toronto Star: Peanuts lead allergy list, national survey finds

Canada’s first nationwide food allergy survey shows that about 1.7 per cent of children under 18 have a probable peanut allergy, while another 1.59 per cent have a probable allergy to tree nuts, such as hazelnuts and walnuts.

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Published on : 05 May 2010