Have fun in the sun but beat the heat

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While the long hot days of summer are wonderful, they can also bring on heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, exhaustion and dehydration. Here are some tips on how you can beat the heat.

McGill duo inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Suzelle Barrington, a Bioresource Engineering professor and John Gruzleski, Emeritus Professor in the Dept. of Mining, Metals and Materials Engineering are among 43 new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 27.

Dobson Cup runneth over

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After a year of planning, over 150 start-up submissions, 137 pitches, and $117,000 in prizes, the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup has come to a close with four enthusiastic startups claiming a first place victory in four different tracks: Social Enterprise, Health Sciences, Small & Medium Enterprise, and Innovation Driven Enterprise.

Asthma can’t take the wind out of Yvan Martineau’s sails

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Life is often a series of opportunities, obstacles, efforts and accomplishments. Yvan Martineau, a Quebec journalist and TV host, who is passionate about sports and travel, recently spoke to the MUHC’s Fabienne Landry about his life journey and his 20-year relationship with the people at the Montreal Chest Institute.

L’asthme, un obstacle à la performance? Pas pour Yvan Martineau

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Bien souvent, la vie est une succession d’opportunités, d’obstacles, d’efforts et d’accomplissements. Parlez-en à Yvan Martineau, ce journaliste et animateur télé mordu de sport et de tourisme.

Shedding light on the genetic causes of cerebral palsy

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The causes of cerebral palsy are varied – birth asphyxia, stroke, infections in the developing brain of infants or head trauma – but they are not always known. A team of researchers from the RI-MUHC and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto have just added a piece to the puzzle by putting forward the theory of genetic cause.

Lever le voile sur les causes génétiques de la paralysie cérébrale

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La paralysie cérébrale est causée par une anomalie ou un problème qui survient dans le cerveau encore en développement. Les causes sont diverses – asphyxie à la naissance, accident cérébro-vasculaire, infection du cerveau en développement chez l’enfant ou traumatisme crânien – mais ne sont pas toujours connues.

School Psych program secures national accreditation

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McGill’s School/Applied Child Psychology program has officially secured national accreditation from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) — making it only the third such program in the nation to achieve this status.

Montreal 101

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Law student Peter Grbac writes about the invaluable lessons he learned at McGill’s Summer Institute for the Study of Montreal and Quebec.

Une maladie parasitaire « tropicale » fait son apparition dans l’Arctique

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L’éclosion d’infections à Cryptosporidium, un parasite intestinal commun dans les zones tropicales, a été identifiée pour la première fois dans l’Arctique. La découverte a été faite au Nunavik dans le nord du Québec, par une équipe de l’Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill. Cette recherche fait l’objet d’un article publié récemment dans la revue PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases et pourrait potentiellement avoir des implications à plus long terme sur la santé des enfants au sein des communautés du Nunavik et du Nunavut.