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$4.95 million to make cities smarter

Published: 5Jul2021

A smart city—supported by digital solutions to enhance food access and mobility—is a healthy city. That’s the thinking behind the Implementing Smart Cities Interventions to Build Healthy Cities ...

Research briefs: Origami-inspired design and why mice fear bananas

Published: 24May2022

Here are some interesting new stories from McGill University Media Relations:

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...

Mandatory vaccinations required in only half of all countries

Published: 22Oct2020

As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new...

Why do some non-smokers get COPD while many heavy smokers don’t?

Published: 9Jun2020

Smoking is the best-known risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a debilitating lung condition that can severely limit a person’s day-to-day activities. But curiously, only a...

Experts: Hot weather and heat waves

Published: 27May2020

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the Montreal area, warning that temperatures are forecasted to reach between 30 and 33 C this week. (CTV News)...

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