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Five inducted into Community of Distinction
McMaster University | November 10, 2006
A champion of problem-based learning, a leader who shaped health care research, a facilitator of the new health sciences centre, a scientist of population health, and a nursing professor who took McMaster's multi-professional team-building approach abroad are being honoured by McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences....[continue]

McGill-Cornell study: Screening, earlier treatment would substantially boost lung cancer survival
McGill University | October 25, 2006
A groundbreaking international program guided by a McGill University researcher shows that proper screening followed by early treatment would dramatically reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer...[continue]

Funeral services Friday for Canadian heart pioneer
McMaster University | October 24, 2006
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 27 for a McMaster University professor who was also a Canadian cardiology pioneer....[continue]

Tibetan refugees face human rights abuses: Study
McMaster University | October 4, 2006
For 40 years, there has been a steady stream of Tibetans fleeing their homeland, seeking asylum in India and Nepal....[continue]

McMaster gears up for Terry Fox Run
McMaster University | September 13, 2006
Great strides have been made in the race against cancer, but there are still many more steps that need to be taken. This Sunday, Sept. 17, thousands of people across Canada will participate in the Terry Fox Run to raise awareness and funding for cancer research....[continue]

McGill researchers debunk Oscar-winner 'longevity bonus'
McGill University | September 8, 2006
Previous study gave Academy Award winners unfair statistical advantage...[continue]

Assessing medical treatment pros and cons
McMaster University | August 24, 2006
Goeree appointed as new director of PATH...[continue]

McGill researcher maps slippery slope of teen smoking
McGill University | July 31, 2006
McGill epidemiologist Jennifer O'Loughlin has added another chapter to her six-year study of more than 1,200 adolescent smokers in Montreal, with a new map of 12 addiction "milestones" that will give fresh ammunition to both health care professionals and anti-smoking advocates....[continue]

U of G Gains Four Canada Research Chairs
University of Guelph | July 19, 2006
The University of Guelph has added four more faculty members to its growing cohort of distinguished Canada Research Chairs (CRCs). The Guelph researchers are among 90 new chairs unveiled today in Ottawa by Industry Minister Maxime Bernier....[continue]

New national chairs research climate and disease
Simon Fraser University | July 19, 2006
While the media trumpets warnings of global climate change almost daily, and pundits argue over who is right about this hot issue, where can we turn for credible data?...[continue]

New UW program trains professionals to protect and promote public health
University of Waterloo | July 17, 2006
The next generation of public health professionals will soon be able to receive advanced training at the University of Waterloo on the wide range of professional skills needed to prevent disease as well as protect and promote the health of populations in Canada and abroad....[continue]

Holding a mirror up to humanity
McGill University | July 14, 2006
Statisticians who trace all matters biological to descend on McGill campus...[continue]

Abelson named CHEPA head
McMaster University | July 10, 2006
Dr. Julia Abelson has been named director for the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) effective September 1, 2006....[continue]

Seniors sensitive to community characteristics
McMaster University | June 22, 2006
Municipal governments can play a key role in facilitating a low-cost approach to keeping seniors healthier, and thereby reduce their need for costly health care services....[continue]

Better analysis for better decisions
McMaster University | June 16, 2006
Some of the world's leading researchers who specialize in assessing the costs and benefits of health interventions ranging from pacemakers to diagnostic imaging to new drug therapies will gather at McMaster University next week for a two-day conference....[continue]

Torrance receives lifetime achievement award
McMaster University | May 24, 2006
George Torrance, professor emeritus in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, will be honoured this week with a lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research....[continue]

Torrance receives lifetime achievement award
McMaster University | May 24, 2006
George Torrance, professor emeritus in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, will be honoured this week with a lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research....[continue]

International study shows caffeine therapy can help preemies
McMaster University | May 17, 2006
A study on the use of caffeine to help regulate the breathing of very preterm babies has produced some early positive results....[continue]

McGill expert alert: Quebec anti-smoking law marks end of an era
McGill University | May 10, 2006
Canada is considered to be among those countries at the forefront of anti-smoking legislation. Beginning May 31, 2006, Quebec, which has traditionally had the highest smoking rates in the country, will prohibit smoking in all enclosed public spaces....[continue]

Honorary degree recipients for June 2006 convocation
University of Alberta | April 4, 2006
The University of Alberta will confer nine honorary degrees at spring convocation 2006, June 7-9, 12 and 13 in the Jubilee Auditorium....[continue]

Antidepressants may cut risk of colorectal cancer
McGill University | March 7, 2006
Researchers at McGill University have confirmed for the first time in human beings that the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), the most popular form of antidepressant, may decrease the risk of colorectal tumours....[continue]

McGill study links erectile dysfunction/ heart disease
McGill University | January 24, 2006
Erectile dysfunction may be an early warning sign for heart disease, according to a study by McGill University/MUHC researchers....[continue]

Medical Experts and Community Explore Hot Health Topics
University of Western Ontario | January 9, 2006
Back by popular demand, The University of Western Ontario's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry presents Café Scientifique, an opportunity for community members to connect with experts to explore, discuss and debate some of the current issues in medical science....[continue]

Heartburn medication a risk factor for community-acquired C. difficile
McGill University | December 20, 2005
Researchers have discovered that drugs, such as heartburn medications, which reduce gastric acidity are potential risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection outside of hospitals....[continue]

Ryerson University receives $100,000 gift for student bursaries
Ryerson University | November 9, 2005
Ryerson University today received a $100,000 gift from Dr. Murray and Mrs. Eleanor Enkin for student bursaries, available to students enrolled in the Midwifery Education Program....[continue]

New faculty members seek to safeguard the health of populations
Simon Fraser University | November 4, 2005
With the unprecedented appointment of a dozen new researchers in seven months and 19 students enrolled in its inaugural graduate degree program, Simon Fraser University's newest faculty - health sciences - is up and running this fall....[continue]

McGill experts offer insight on Katrina aftermath
McGill University | September 7, 2005
Professors available for comment on the implications of Hurricane Katrina....[continue]



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