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Health Sciences programs & courses for 2017-18

Academic information for McGill's Undergraduate/professional Health Sciences is now available for the 2017–18 academic year!

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Published on : 24 May 2017

4-week prehabilitation prepares cancer patients for surgery

Just four weeks of prehabilitation (pre-surgery preparation) may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. That’s according to a recent study of close to 120 colorectal cancer patients in Montreal. This potentially means that, barring unforeseen circumstances that stem from the surgery itself, their recovery is likely to be speedier too, according to earlier research from the same McGill-led team.

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Published on : 01 Dec 2016

Boost Your Health Fall 2016

The Boost Your Health lunchtime series focusing on healthy living through disease prevention, eating right, exercise and stress reduction is back with a new fall lineup!  Lunchtime information sessions have moved to Thursdays this fall.  See below for a list of this season's events. Want to be on our mailing list?

Published on : 23 Sep 2016

McGill Symposium in Women's Health (Sept. 16)

Each year, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at McGill organize a symposium to review new studies and practices in order to help practicing gynecologists, family physicians, residents, fellows and allied health professionals with interest in Women’s Health. (Website)

Published on : 13 Sep 2016

Ferring Canada Donates $2 Million to McGill University

TORONTO – September 1, 2016 – Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, is proud to announce a $2 million donation to McGill University in Montreal, Canada that will be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.

Published on : 01 Sep 2016

Maintaining a healthy heart through bile acids

McGill Newsroom Canadian discovery may soon lead to the prevention of cardiac fibrosis Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.

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Published on : 27 Jul 2016

Preventable deaths of children with HIV

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

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Published on : 19 Jul 2016

Health Sciences academic info 2016-17

Undergraduate/professional academic information for the McGill Health Sciences is now available for the 2016–17 academic year!

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Published on : 02 Jun 2016

Impact of minimum wage on child health varies

McGill Newsroom Study of low-, middle-income countries shows increase in minimum wage not always linked to better health Raising the minimum wage in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) does not necessarily lead to better health for young children, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

Published on : 30 May 2016

Rapid eye movement sleep: keystone of memory formation

By Bruno Geoffroy  For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase where dreams appear – is directly involved in memory formation. Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role – at least in mice.

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Published on : 13 May 2016

Expert: Health Care Accessory Fees (Quebec)

The Quebec government has the intention to prohibit all accessory fees in health care. (La Presse)

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Published on : 02 May 2016

How depression may compound risk of type 2 diabetes

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom Depression, metabolic factors combine to boost risk of developing diabetes, study finds  Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with early warning signs of metabolic disease, according to researchers from McGill University, l'Université de Montréal, the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and the University of Calgary.

Published on : 12 Apr 2016

Harmonizing ethics review for international research

McGill Newsroom ​Policy experts advocate mutual recognition for reviews of data-intensive international research Genomic research holds great potential to advance human health and medicine. But for the millions of data points now being collected through large-scale sequencing efforts to be truly valuable, they must be analyzed in aggregate and shared across institutions and jurisdictions. This raises many challenges, including navigation of complex ethics-approval processes at multiple sites and in multiple jurisdictions.

Published on : 24 Mar 2016

Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The research was conducted by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which used the health records of almost 1 million patients with types 2 diabetes.

Published on : 22 Feb 2016

The brain gives up more secrets

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain.

Published on : 18 Feb 2016