Health and Lifestyle

Serotonin linked to somatic awareness, a condition long thought to be imaginary

Published: 19Jun2019

An international team spearheaded by researchers at McGill University has discovered a biological mechanism that could explain heightened somatic awareness, a condition where patients experience...

Québec siblings with rare orphan disease lead to discovery of rare genetic diseases

Published: 25Apr2019

Mutations in a gene involved in brain development have led to the discovery of two new neurodevelopmental diseases by an international team led by researchers at McGill University and CHU Sainte...

Children in Quebec are not diagnosed early enough with type 1 diabetes

Published: 14May2019

Elwyn was a healthy 13 month-old toddler when she started drinking water from the bathtub. Over time, she became increasingly thirsty and demanded more and more breast milk. For her parents, this...

THE NEW YORK TIMES | Is Dancing the Kale of Exercise?

Published: 30Apr2019

Studies show that dance provides multiple cognitive and physical health benefits, suggesting it may be the kale of exercise. These results echo those of a 2008 Journal of Aging and Physical...

THE HILL TIMES | Ending TB among Canada’s Indigenous peoples: treat the fundamental causes, not just the disease

Published: 29Apr2019

Last year, the federal government announced it would spend $27.5-million over five years on an ambitious plan to end tuberculosis (TB) across Inuit Nunangat, Inuit regions of Canada, by 2030. 

Canadian researchers and international collaborators seek to improve the care of people living with dementia and their families

Published: 14Mar2019

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a disorienting experience for the person diagnosed and their families. A diagnosis often leaves the person and their families searching for information and...

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Published: 5Nov2018

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as...

Key molecule responsible for learning and memory discovered

Published: 5Nov2018

Unlike old dogs, old adults can indeed learn new tricks thanks to a protein molecule called netrin....