MUHC researchers members of cancer Dream Team

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A pan-Canadian team of researchers receive $11.7 million from Stand Up To Cancer Canada, Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Cancer Stem Cell Consortium, and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

What’s the buzz over the ‘Zika mosquito’?

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With the Zika drama now being played out upon the global stage, the spotlight is being trained on the story’s villains, namely the hordes infected mosquitoes that are spreading the disease at such an alarming rate. But in terms of transmitting diseases the Aedes aegypti mosquito is pretty much nature’s perfect virus delivery device.

Researcher says there is still much to learn about Zika virus

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On Monday, the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak in Central and South Americas a public health emergency. A McGill expert looks at what Zika is and how worried you should be.

WiFi expands outdoors

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Starting this January, McGill IT Services will begin providing WiFi to outdoor areas on campus. Initially, two areas will be covered: the Roddick Gates and the crossroads between the main entry road and the road in front of the Three Bares statue. Another two areas will be covered in the spring: Redpath terrace and the James Sculpture Garden / James Square.

Improving health, one step at a time

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It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should. This cross-sectional analysis of a large sample of Canadians was unique in combining objective measures of physical activity with digital map based measures of walkable neighbourhoods.

Pierre-Paul Tellier stepping down as Director of Student Health

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The McGill Student Health Service is losing one of its beloved icons, as, following a more than 30-year career at the helm, Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier is stepping down from his position as Director of Student Health on Friday, Dec. 11, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens announced today.

How to recognize stroke symptoms

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Recognition of stroke symptoms and calling 9-1-1 will determine how quickly someone will receive help and treatment. Getting to a hospital rapidly will more likely lead to a better recovery.

Stroke fact sheet

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Did you know, every year, 14,000 Canadians die of strokes, making it the third-leading cause of death in the nation?

What is a stroke?

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A stroke occurs when the natural blood flow to the brain is disrupted. An ischemic stroke occurs when there is an interruption in blood flow. Ischemic strokes are by far the most common stroke. There are also hemorrhagic strokes, caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the brain.

Telling it like it is: Watch Hon Docs deliver Convocation addresses

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Watch the Honorary Doctorate addresses from this year’s Convocation ceremonies. Updated daily.