A unique collaboration among Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada, CHU Sainte-Justine and McGill University has enabled researchers to identify genetic mutations involved in a rare disease that causes scoliosis and bone malformations.

The findings, published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, are likely to help doctors recognize the genetic disease, and could someday lead to therapies for the condition.

Classified as: Shriner's Hospital for Children, genetic diseases, genetic mutations, medicine, children, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
Published on: 2 Nov 2017

For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.

That finding emerges from a new study of children born to mothers who were abducted, held captive, and sexually violated by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group led by Joseph Kony during the civil war in northern Uganda from 1986 to 2007.

Classified as: children, Myriam Denov, Uganda, peace, war, wartime rape, marginalization
Published on: 11 Apr 2017

Parents don’t like it when children lie. But what do the kids themselves think about it? New research suggests truth telling isn’t black and white.

As children get older, their moral evaluations of both lies and truths is increasingly influenced by whether they think this behaviour will cause harm to either others or themselves.

Classified as: children, lying, Victoria Talwar, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, society and culture, social and moral development
Published on: 5 Oct 2016

McGill Newsroom

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

Classified as: medicine, faculty of medicine, health, children, HIV, World Health Organization, sub-Saharan Africa, Marie-Renee B-Lajoie
Published on: 19 Jul 2016

A new report released today by UNICEF highlights the inequalities in child well-being in the world’s most affluent nations, including Canada. While progress in reducing child well-being gaps has been modest overall, Canada’s children are at the back of the pack, ranking in the bottom third when measured against other rich nations. (UNICEF)

Classified as: McGill University, children, Frank Elgar, Child, social inequalities, Expert, well-being, unicef
Published on: 18 Apr 2016

McGill University Health Centre

RI-MUHC will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities

RI-MUHC will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities

Classified as: children, disabilities, McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, Annette Majnemer, brain-based development disabilities, SPOR, Jane Philpott, Steven Miller, Dan Goldowitz
Published on: 31 Mar 2016

“On any given night, there are about 35,000 homeless people across Canada, and the number of families and children among them is growing at an alarming rate, a new report reveals.

Classified as: Canada, children, Child, homeless, homelessness, shelters, affordable housing
Published on: 15 Feb 2016

Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently asked "why kids lie, and what to do about it" by Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore. The interview was published this week by's Parenting division, where they offer Expert Tips and Advice.

Classified as: alumni, parenting, children, media, lying, press
Published on: 18 Nov 2015

Dr. Frank Elgar's study on on the impact of socioeconomic inequalities on adolescent health is featured in the latest issue of Scientific American. Published April 14, 2015

Classified as: news, teens, children, Inequality, publications, Elgar
Published on: 31 Jul 2015

If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the ages of 4 and 8.

Classified as: Faculty of Education, Research, children, lying, Victoria Talwar, Research News, truth, punishment, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Published on: 8 Dec 2014