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“People with a lot of interpersonal insecurities — whether they have prior experiences with negative relationship, or even in borderline personality disorder, where you have extreme concerns about being abandoned by others — in those individuals, oxytocin [may] amplify those interpersonal fears and concerns,” Jennifer Bartz, a McGill psychologist, told me in 2016.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL | Teens who use cannabis at a higher risk of developing depression, suicidal behaviour: study
The findings, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, suggest a greater need for education about the mental-health risks associated with cannabis, says lead author Gabriella Gobbi, a researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL | McCall MacBain family announces $200-million scholarship fund for studies at McGill
A new $200-million scholarship fund set up by a Canadian couple who made a fortune reinventing classified ads will allow students from coast to coast to pursue higher learning at McGill University that otherwise may have been out of reach.
As the outermost portion of the hot lava flow comes into contact with the cold air, it cools rapidly, forming a hardened crust, explains Dr. Richard Léveillé. Léveillé is an adjunct professor at McGill University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and a member of the McGill Space Institute. But liquid lava continues to flow like water in a channel underneath this newly hardened surface....
Abusive speech is notoriously difficult to detect because people use offensive language for all sorts of reasons, and some of the nastiest comments do not use offensive words. Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, are training algorithms to detect hate speech by teaching them how specific communities on Reddit target women, black people and those who are overweight by using specific words....
“It’s really one of the great high tech success stories in Montreal,” said Karl Moore, a professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL | Impact of ice sheet retreat on Canadian weather is being underestimated, study suggests
“We’re underestimating the impact of the ice sheets on the climate system,” said Natalya Gomez, a professor at McGill University and co-author of a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The world of retail is changing at a dizzying pace, and the transformation extends far beyond online shopping. A report issued by the World Economic Forum in 2017 on the future of consumption noted that retail is becoming more “inspirational, exciting, simple and convenient” to meet the needs of the empowered consumer....
It’s small wonder that buying drugs is expensive. The federal government is consulting on whether a national pharmacare program can reduce costs, while providing coverage to vulnerable populations. But there is a complementary avenue to be explored that promises to lower healthcare costs and revitalize Canada’s pharmaceutical industry—personalized medicine....
We found that 30.8 per 1,000 of the women in our study who received an infertility treatment experienced a severe pregnancy complication,” said lead researcher Dr. Natalie Dayan, director of obstetric medicine at McGill University Health Centre.
CBC NEWS | Plagued by concussions, former Wildcat sought help for new treatment and the reply was huge
"It's not easy for people that have had concussions," said Dr. Alain Ptito, a neuropsychologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and director of the Department of Psychology at the McGill University Health Centre.
Construction-contract bidding can reap profits exponentially greater than design work, “but they need to make sure that they get it right,” said Karl Moore, an associate professor at McGill University’s business school.
Jacob T. Levy is an outstanding political theorist who is also, full disclosure, a good friend. During the Trump years, he has written more and more for a wideraudience, to great effect.This past weekend, however, he expressed some weariness on Twitter about writing for a public audience in the Age of Trump....
McGill University has announced a significant investment into providing more mental health services for its students.The announcement of a new $14-million student wellness hub is funded in part by the Rossy Foundation. “This means providing students with timely mental health care of the highest quality, while also creating opportunities for students to promote their own well-being through awareness, prevention, and early intervention programs,” said Stephanie Rossy of the Rossy Foundatio...
Just off the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, a billboard urges teachers to “read this before spending another $1,000 on union dues.” The ad touts teacherfreedom.org, a site sponsored by the Koch-backed California Policy Center that offers instructions on how teachers can leave their union, along with testimonials from people identified as teachers recounting how much freer they felt after leaving their union....