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Delay of second doses of COVID-19 vaccines has epidemiological benefits, but long-term effects depend on strength of immunity

Published: 9Mar2021

Delaying second doses of COVID-19 vaccines should reduce case numbers in the near term; however, the longer term case burden and the potential for evolution of viral ‘escape’ from immunity will...

Survey says: Canadians asking for better food systems and food sparked by COVID-19 access

Published: 18Dec2020

Shopping anxiety, higher food prices and individual income limitations are some of the factors making access to food challenging for Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study suggests....

Strong social support decreases mental health problems in young adults

Published: 4Dec2020

Early adulthood, a transitional life stage marked by major changes in social roles and responsibilities, can bring with it an increase of mental health problems. A team of McGill University...

Mind the gap: Discrepancies in walking assessments for people with Multiple Sclerosis

Published: 2Nov2020

Significant gaps in how walking capacity and performance is assessed for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) could be harming therapy and treatment development according to McGill University...

Long-term COVID-19 containment will be shaped by strength and duration of natural, vaccine-induced immunity

Published: 28Sep2020

New research suggests that the impact of natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key factors in shaping the future trajectory of the global coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19. In...

Polycystic ovary syndrome increases risk for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders

Published: 6Oct2020

A recent study by researchers at McGill University has identified polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as an independent risk factor for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy....

Keeping the beat – it’s all in your brain

1 Sep 2020

How do people coordinate their actions with the sounds they hear? This basic ability, which allows people to cross the street safely while hearing oncoming traffic, dance to new music or perform...

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