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Dangers of smoking during pregnancy

Published: 20Sep2021

Mothers who smoke are more likely to deliver smaller babies even after a full-term pregnancy, increasing the risks of birth defects and neurological disorders later in life, say researchers from...

Scientists warn of the social and environmental risks tied to the energy transition

Published: 3Dec2020

To meet the most ambitious 1.5º C climate goal requires a rapid phaseout of fossil fuels and mass use of renewables. However, new international research by McGill University and the Institute of...

Inappropriate prescriptions sending hospitalized seniors back to the ER

Published: 5Aug2020

Two in three hospitalized seniors are prescribed drugs that should be avoided by older adults, increasing the risk of injury and adverse drug reactions. Improving hospital prescribing practices can...

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