Health and Lifestyle

Nano-sized traps show promise in diagnosing pathogenic bacterial infections

Published: 30Jul2018

A new type of “lab on a chip” developed by McGill University scientists has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of disease-causing bacteria in just...

Latent TB Treatment: Shorter is Better

Published: 2Aug2018

Treatment of latent tuberculosis is set to transform after a pair of studies from the Research-Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) revealed that a shorter treatment was safer...

Unusual lung structures may raise risk of pulmonary disease

Published: 6Feb2018

The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study led by...

Misery does not love company

Published: 31Jan2018

With as many as four in 10 Canadian teachers leaving the field within their first five years, what can be done to keep more of them in the classroom?  

Does Chagas disease present a health risk to Canadians?

Published: 14Dec2017

Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas – the ...

Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers

Published: 28Apr2016

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom...

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...

Meeting a microbe in the morning or in the evening: is it all the same?

Published: 8Sep2017

Does the time of day matter when our body is infected by a parasite? According to new research from McGill University, it matters a great deal.

MUHC study calls for action to help adolescents with diabetes transition to adult care

Published: 17Aug2017

Adolescence can be a turbulent period of life, with struggles to establish autonomy, identity issues and risk-taking behaviours. For young adults with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes,...

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