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CBC | McGill prof says he's found a better, faster way to flood-proof your home

Dr. Amar Sabih says all you need is synthetic plastic tarp and metal barriers commonly seen at outdoor events

CBC, CTV

Published: 3 Apr 2018

GLOBE AND MAIL | Why expatriates should be able to vote

(Frédéric Mégret, Associate professor of law at McGill)

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the barring of expatriates who have resided away from Canada more than five years from voting in Canadian elections. The Ontario Court of Appeal had earlier found the restrictions democratically justifiable because they preserved the “social contract” between voters and lawmakers.

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Published: 3 Apr 2018

GUARDIAN | Scientists solve eggshell mystery of how chicks hatch

It’s been a tough one to crack, but scientists say they have zoomed in, to an unprecedented degree, on the structure of shells surrounding chicken embryos, revealing how they change to allow young birds to hatch. […] “Everybody thinks eggshells are fragile – [when] we’re careful, we ‘walk on eggshells’ – but in fact, for their thinness they are extremely strong, harder than some metals,” said Prof Marc McKee, a coauthor of the study from McGill University in Canada....

Published: 3 Apr 2018

NATIONAL POST | Mom fears losing access to experimental drug that helped daughter after study ends

Jonathan Kimmelman, director of biomedical ethics at McGill University, agreed companies have some obligation to continue to provide care for patients who take part in studies to test experimental products. “Any time a patient participates in a trial, they’re volunteering their body to advance science,” he said from Montreal....

Published: 27 Mar 2018

GAZETTE | Cancer prevention forum focuses on lifestyle choice

Of course, there's no such pill on the horizon, said Dr. Michael Pollak, director of the cancer prevention centre at the Jewish General Hospital and the Division of Cancer Prevention of the Department of Oncology at McGill University, but the science on cancer prevention is clear on how to cut cancer risk by up to 50 per cent.

Montreal Gazette

Published: 27 Mar 2018

CTV | Montreal school eliminates homework

Students at a Quebec elementary school are celebrating a new policy that gets rid of homework. Ecole Elizabeth Ballantyne in Montreal is going to try to give students enough time to finish their work in class instead of at home. Steven Shaw is an associate professor at McGill University and joins us from Montreal with more.

CTV News

Published: 27 Mar 2018

PARENTS | Sommeil : les mauvaises habitudes s’installent tôt chez les enfants d’âge scolaire

Des chercheurs canadiens recommandent aux parents dont les enfants fréquentent l'école primaire de veiller à bien maintenir des règles strictes concernant l’heure du coucher, car ces derniers adoptent de plus en plus, et de plus en plus tôt, un sommeil de mauvaise qualité.

Parents

Published: 26 Mar 2018

CTV | Bad sleep habits can start in childhood: study

Children as young as eight may already show unhealthy sleeping habits normally associated with adolescence according to new research, which could be affecting their school performance and health. Carried out by researchers at McGill University in Montreal, the new study looked at the sleep patterns of 144 children aged six to 11 years old during the academic year.

CTV

Published: 26 Mar 2018

RADIO-CANADA | Des chercheurs montréalais proches d'un nouveau type de vaccin contre la tuberculose

Des chercheurs du Centre universitaire de santé McGill et de l'Université de Montréal ont mis au point une nouvelle arme pour combattre la tuberculose. Le vaccin est pour l'instant testé sur les souris. (Interview with post-doc Eva Kaufmann and Dick Menzies.]

Radio-Canada

Published: 26 Mar 2018

CTV | McGill phasing out plastic water bottles in push for greater sustainability

Single-use bottled water will no longer be sold on McGill campuses by May 2019, university says… François Miller, director of the McGill Office of Sustainability, told CBC News he was "convinced" the move has popular support at the school

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Published: 26 Mar 2018

Passing of Dr Fiona Key

Dear colleagues, It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you that our colleague and friend Fiona Key left us on Sunday morning, March 4th.

Fiona was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to the Children's in 1976 as a trained pediatrician for her fellowship in Pediatrics. It is here that she came in contact with Child Psychiatry and she decided to change career plans.

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Published: 23 Mar 2018

Student Awards: McGill MedStar Program winners

McGill MedStar Program (September—December  2017)

Marie-Helene Doucet, PhD candidate,  Understanding the motivations of healthcare providers in performing female genital multilation: an integrative review of the literature

Eszter Szekely, Postdoc,  Defining the neural substrate of the Adult Outcome of Childhood ADHD: A Multimodal Neuroimaging Study of Response Inhibition

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Published: 23 Mar 2018

REACH MD | Certain diabetes drugs may be linked to increased risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

A Canadian team, led by Laurent Azoulay at McGill University, set out to assess whether the use of DPP-4 inhibitors is associated with inflammatory bowel disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.Reach MD

Published: 23 Mar 2018

ASTRONOMY | Chime begins its cosmic search

“This telescope is radically different from other telescopes,” says Matt Dobbs, Associate Professor of Physics at McGill University and a CHIME investigator. “CHIME is really a stepping stone to a new way of doing radio astronomy.” The radio telescope – Canada’s biggest – is a joint venture co-led by the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, McGill University and the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO)....

Published: 23 Mar 2018

CONVERSATION | Hope rises for a world free of TB

Madhukar Pai World TB Day 2018 is turning out to be special — never in the history of tuberculosis (TB) control has there been greater political attention and commitment to tackling the infectious disease that causes nearly two million deaths a year.

The Conversation

Published: 22 Mar 2018

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