health

Why heart contractions are weaker in those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Published: 15Oct2018

When a young athlete suddenly dies of a heart attack, chances are high that they suffer from familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Itis the most common genetic heart disease in the US and...

Youth violence lower in countries with complete ban on corporal punishment

Published: 16Oct2018

A study published today in the BMJ Open shows that in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of children there is less fighting among young people. There was 31% less...

15-minutes of exercise creates optimal brain state for mastering new motor skills

Published: 9Jul2018

If you want to learn to walk a tightrope, it’s a good idea to go for a short run after each practice session. That’s because a recent study in NeuroImage demonstrates that exercise performed...

World Maternal Mental Health Day

24 Apr 2018

Why are you interested in maternal mental health especially in pregnancy?

Low-Income HIV Patients Suffer with Healthcare Access

Published: 19Apr2018

Quebeckers do not have equal access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS, a long-term study undertaken by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre ...

Global project to reduce health inequalities in cities around the world

Published: 6Feb2018

A major new research partnership has been launched to explore ways of reducing health inequalities in cities around the world.  

Flawed research methods exaggerate the prevalence of depression

Published: 18Jan2018

An over-reliance on self-report screening questionnaires, wherein patients essentially define their own condition, in place of diagnostic interviews conducted by a health care professional, has...

McGill study finds people infected with HIV more likely to develop fatty liver

Published: 30Nov2017

Fatty liver is among the most frequent causes of liver disease in Canada and in Western countries and is one of the main indications for liver transplant. For some time, researchers have suspected...

Mindfulness training shows promise for maintaining weight loss

Published: 23Nov2017

Can mindfulness training help overweight people shed pounds and keep them off?  McGill University researchers surveyed the growing body of studies investigating that question, and came away...

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