Dr. Joanne Liu, a Canadian pediatric emergency room physician and former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is joining McGill University’s School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) as a professor focusing on pandemic and health emergencies.
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends routine screening
Anyone sexually active under age 30 should be offered testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to a new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
McGill's Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers to co-lead the work package on ethics and interoperability.
Babies prefer baby talk in any language, but particularly when it’s in a language they’re hearing at home, according to a new study including close to 700 babies on four continents.
By David McFadden
It’s been nearly seven years since the world’s first successful birth after a human womb transplant. Since that medical milestone, the experimental procedure has seen such significant clinical advances that over 60 uterus transplants have been performed in women across the globe, resulting in at least 18 live births.
As the global COVID-19 pandemic has continued to rage across the globe, temperature recordings have been widely used as a screening tool to help detect infected individuals.
Dr Beth Cummings was appointed Assistant Dean, Health Professions Education. Dr Cummings will work closely with the Vice-Dean, Education and other stakeholders on the implementation of the Education Strategic Plan (Project Renaissance) goals relevant to the Health Professions programs.
Congratulations! Dr Ning-Zi Sun has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine!
Congratulations! Dr Emily McDonald has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine!
Congratulations! Dr Blair Schwartz has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine!
It has long been understood that a parent’s DNA is the principal determinant of health and disease in offspring. Yet inheritance via DNA is only part of the story; a father’s lifestyle such as diet, being overweight and stress levels have been linked to health consequences for his offspring. This occurs through the epigenome - heritable biochemical marks associated with the DNA and proteins that bind it.
Research led by McGill University and Queen’s University Belfast has found that viruses can ‘hijack’ an existing molecular process in the cell in order to block the body’s antiviral immune response to a viral infection.
The results of the study have been published in the journal Molecular Cell.
The IHSP's Alissa Koski and her colleague Shelley Clark have been receiving some media attention from their recent article:Child Marriage in Canada
Koski A and Clark SPopulation and Development Review (2021).https://doi.org/10.1111/padr.12369 Published January 8th, 2021
Researchers from McGill University have discovered, for the first time, one of the possible mechanisms that contributes to the ability of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to increase social interaction. The findings, which could help unlock potential therapeutic applications in treating certain psychiatric diseases, including anxiety and alcohol use disorders, are published in the journal PNAS.
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