Department of Epidemiology

Low levels of air pollution deadlier than previously thought

Published: 8Nov2022

The World Health Organization’s most recent estimates (2016) are that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air pollution (often...

Experts: Quebec to use HPV test to screen for cervical cancer, replacing Pap test

Published: 1Jun2022

Quebec says it will start using human papillomavirus tests as its primary screening tool for cervical cancer, replacing the Pap smear. The Health Department says the province will systematically...

Experts: Quebec summer forecast calls for heat, humidity and severe thunderstorms

Published: 1Jun2022

A hot, "unstable and sticky" summer awaits Quebecers, according to The Weather Network, which predicts periods of abundant heat, often followed by severe thunderstorms. This will be the "fifth...

McGill researchers claim three spots in demanding AI funding competition

Published: 24Feb2020

Earlier today, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced the results of the competition for the Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative, and three McGill teams...

Experts: Smog in Montreal

Published: 4Jan2018

“Officials in the city of Montreal have issued the latest of several smog alerts today and they hope to improve air quality by restricting the use of wood-burning appliances made popular after the...

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