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Expert: Health Care Accessory Fees (Quebec)

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

Published: 2May2016

May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

 

Multiple sclerosis treatment and research has long been a focus at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, known simply as The Neuro, an illustrious member of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Indeed, The Neuro introduced Canada’s first MS clinic. The clinic’s highly specialized staff employs the latest research data and treatment methods in a clinical atmosphere of innovation and progress.

Published: 2May2016

Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom

Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

Published: 2May2016

Les délinquants du volant ne se trouvent pas dangereux

"Il est étonnant de constater qu'en règle générale, ces conducteurs ne se considèrent pas eux-mêmes comme des gens téméraires", a affirmé Thomas G. Brown, l'auteur principal de l'étude publiée dans la revue PLOS One, qui est professeur adjoint de psychiatrie à McGill et chercheur à l'Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas. La Presse

Published: 29Apr2016

Leon’s is reinventing itself for generation Instagram

“A brand is a function of what it offers. If you slowly modernize your products, it will slowly modernize the brand.” Saurabh Mishra, associate professor of marketing Canadian Business

Published: 29Apr2016

A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Canadian researchers describe the first outbreak of Cryptosporidium parasite in Nunavik

Published: 28Apr2016

Let citizens decide electoral reform

Op-ed by Arash Abizadeh, associate professor of political science. The Globe and Mail

Published: 28Apr2016

Breakthrough in cure for brain tumour

Researchers in Canada have found that a gene called 'OSMR' plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumours. The more active the gene is, the shorter the patient's life span, the study suggests. Doctor Arezu Jahani-Asl, assistant professor of medicine at McGill University and a neuroscientist at the Jewish General Hospital's Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research in Canada, led the research. Mirror UK

Published: 28Apr2016

Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom

Study of repeat drunk drivers, speeding offenders finds distinct behavioural profiles

Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts.

Published: 28Apr2016

McGill business students helping Syrian refugees

“It is a meaningful experience for the students. It challenges their ideas about the world.” Anita Nowak, Senior Project Manager, Desautels Faculty of Management Montreal Gazette

Published: 27Apr2016

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