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Domestic Violence Deters Contraception

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A major study published in PLOS One showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and...
31-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Genetics: No Evidence of Role in Racial Mortality Gap

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There is still no evidence of genetic difference between blacks and whites to account for the health disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study by McGill University researchers. Published in the American Journal of...
16-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Honey I Shrunk the Ants: How Environment Controls Size

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Until now scientists have believed that the variations in traits such as our height, skin colour, tendency to gain weight or not, intelligence, tendency to develop certain diseases, etc., all of them traits that exist along a continuum, were a...
10-Mar-2015 5:00 PM EDT

Brain Development Controlled by Epigenetic Factor

McGill researchers have discovered, for the first time, the importance of a key epigenetic regulator in the development of the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with learning, memory and neural stem cells.
10-Mar-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Most Information in Drug Development Is Lost

Lots of potentially useful medical information is getting lost. McGill researchers discovered this when they looked into the lack of reporting of information from “stalled drug” trials in cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases.
9-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Popular Antioxidant Likely Ineffective, Study Finds

The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study by scientists at McGill University finds that ubiquinone is...
5-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EST

Socioeconomic Differences in Adolescent Health Getting Wider

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Health inequalities in young people have grown alongside socioeconomic disparities between the rich and poor. In a paper published Tuesday in The Lancet, an international team of researchers led by McGill University psychologist Frank Elgar said...
2-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

‘Blue-Green Algae’ Proliferating in Lakes

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The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries – and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the...
26-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

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