Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms, and dads, at risk

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Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease years later. Today, on World Diabetes Day, a new study released from a team at the RI-MUHC and McGill shows that the risk of developing those conditions post pregnancy is drastically higher if the women had both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy.

10 new facts about the brain

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It has been a remarkable year for neuroscience research at McGill – and we’re only in June. The discoveries are helping us understand the most complex organ in our bodies, and providing considerable hope for battling debilitating diseases like brain cancer and Alzheimer’s, while providing new thinking in managing chronic pain.

Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer

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The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal.