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July 7, 2014
Melanoma skin cancer is one of the fastest rising cancers in Canada, increasing significantly among both men and women over the past 25 years.[i] According to the Canadian Cancer Societ...
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June 23, 2014
It is with tremendous sadness that we have learned of the passing of Roderick A. Macdonald on June 13th, 2014. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Rod’s family. Rod was a long-tim...
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May 26, 2014
Scientists have successfully developed the first lab-grown epidermis – the outermost layer of skin – from human stem cells. The breakthrough, made by an international team l...
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May 5, 2014
Some people put it on their toast while others add it to a hot drink when they’re sick, but honey might not be the first substance you think of to slather on a wound. However, hon...
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April 14, 2014
Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute have made an important discovery in the development of Type 2 diabetes that could prevent the o...
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March 24, 2014
Canadian scientists have discovered an infectious form of the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii in western Arctic beluga whales, raising concerns for Inuit people who eat whale meat. Toxop...
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March 10, 2014
When Heather Munroe-Blum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and former member of the Council’s Board of Governors, retired from her post as McGill’s Principal and Vice...
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February 24, 2014
Calling someone a couch potato has some increasingly dire implications, according to research that shows a sedentary lifestyle can pose significant health risks to young and old alike. ...
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February 10, 2014
It only seems logical when you’re stricken with a cold or flu to take medications that make you feel better. But a new study by McMaster University researchers shows that self-med...
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January 20, 2014
Vaccination hesitancy — the role of academic jargon and beliefs Most parents believe that vaccines are a good way to protect their children from disease, but they are also concer...
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