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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)...

GLOBAL NEWS | Coronavirus pandemic exposing health inequities among Canadians, experts say

Published: 26May2020

The ongoing coronavirus crisis is exposing health inequities that have long existed in Canada. As well, Canadian charities and agencies are busy trying to meet the increased need brought on by the...

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