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Essential tremor sufferers needed for groundbreaking study

You probably know someone who has it. It is the most common movement disorder, yet most people don’t even know its name.

Essential tremor affects nearly one per cent of the world’s population, increasing to four per cent of those over 40. The involuntary shaking of hands is the most common symptom, but symptoms can also include shaking of the head and legs.

Published: 21Oct2016

Easing the burden of terminal illness

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is pleased to announce the launch of a new clinical program designed to ease the suffering of seriously ill patients through specialized consultation and comprehensive care. 

Published: 20Oct2016

What are 'new cities' and why they matter for development

“The creation of world class cities comes at extremely high human costs.” Sarah Moser, director of the urban studies program at McGill who headed the study. Devex

Published: 19Oct2016

Striking Balance: Mont Saint-Hilaire

Episode 3 of TVO documentary “Striking Balance” tells the story of the history of Mont St. Hilaire and surrounding area, including McGill - Gault Nature Reserve - Mont St. Hilaire and the people involved in its conservation, including McGillians in the Monteregie Connection project. TVO Docs

Published: 19Oct2016

Supreme Court: Selecting a judge is anything but objective

Op-ed by Robert Leckey, the dean of the Faculty of Law and the Samuel Gale Professor at McGill University. The Globe and Mail

 

Published: 18Oct2016

The Neuro names Susan Cameron Cook Neuro-Palliative Care Program

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is pleased to announce a new initiative designed to ease the suffering of seriously ill patients through specialized consultation and comprehensive care.

The Susan Cameron Cook Neuro-Palliative Care Program, named in honour of Susan Cameron Cook, whose family provided vital seed funding for this initiative, has the goal of reducing the mental and physical suffering of neurological patients and their families in the journey from diagnosis of a terminal illness to end of life.

Published: 17Oct2016

A federal carbon price demonstrates policy progress, perils

« For the past three years, the Ecofiscal Commission has been analyzing and proposing policies for Canada to address climate change. We take stock of recent policy announcements by considering the following six essential elements of an economically efficient climate policy. » Commentary by Christopher Ragan, an economics professor at McGill University. The Globe and Mail

Published: 17Oct2016

Cancer and Work (Oct. 19)

Returning to work after any illness can be a challenge. For cancer survivors, the return to work can be especially difficult due to the effects of cancer and its treatment. Employers may lack understanding of cancer’s impact on work abilities, and how to provide accommodations. On Wednesday, October 19, cancerandwork.ca, a new resource, will bring this information together.

Published: 17Oct2016

Coderre visit to Iran

Denis Coderre made “an early October side trip to Iran to meet the mayor of Tehran, a prominent figure in the country’s repressive theocracy.” (The National Post)

Published: 17Oct2016

EU-Canada trade pact at risk after Belgian region rejects deal

"The Canada-European Union trade agreement has been dealt what could be a fatal blow after the Belgium’s Walloon parliament voted by a large margin on Friday not to accept the agreement." (The Globe and Mail)

Published: 14Oct2016

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