Anaphylaxis among children on the rise

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Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study led by a team at the RI-MUHC. The findings reveal that the percentage of emergency department visits due to anaphylaxis doubled over a four-year period based on data collected from the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Honorary degree recipients announced

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Fourteen outstanding individuals will inspire and encourage McGill’s graduating class of 2016, as they receive honorary degrees during spring convocation ceremonies.

Helping make dysphagia less hard to swallow

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Our ability to swallow is something that many take for granted. From the moment we are born, any individual swallows approximately 600 times per day without giving it a second thought. You could imagine that if something were to repeatedly go wrong during those 600 swallows, trouble can add up quickly.

World Voice Day returns to McGill

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For the second year in a row, McGill will be organizing activities around World Voice Day. On Friday, April 8, free voice screenings will be offered to the public. On Saturday, April 16, there will be a World Voice Day seminar that will include presentations related to voice and aging research from a variety of perspectives.

McGill24 makes fundraising history

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McGill24 may have lasted for one day, but the impact of the community’s philanthropic support will endure for far longer. McGill’s first-ever day of giving raised $793,187, making it the most successful one-day fundraiser of its kind in Canadian university history.

Leadership lessons from the Great One

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On Feb. 24, some 3,000 industry professionals and 300 Desautels students gathered at the Bell Centre to listen to distinguished leaders share their experiences and offer advice on leadership, negotiation, teamwork and communication.

Keen on green at McGill

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If someone needed a status update on the state of sustainability efforts at McGill, even a quick walkthrough the Sustainability Projects Showcase on Feb. 9, would tell them all they need to know. People here are keen for green.

E-quitting

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Almost two-thirds of Canada’s 4.2 million smokers are seriously considering quitting—and more and more of them are turning to e-cigarettes for help. A new, first-in-Canada study, led by McGill cardiologist Dr. Mark Eisenberg, is asking whether vaping really is the magic ticket to breathing free and easy.

Concentrate on process, not production, sports psychology prof tells struggling Habs

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Thus far, the 2015-16 NHL season has read like a Tale of Two Cities for fans of the Montreal Canadiens. It’s been the best of times. It’s been the worst of times….

Lottery tickets aren’t child’s play

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Lottery tickets are fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors. Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally, researchers have reported a correlation between age of gambling onset and problem gambling later in life. Lottery play is sometimes an initial introduction to gambling activities for minors.