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Good oral health reduces risk of fatal outcomes from COVID-19: study

COVID-19 patients who have infected and inflamed gums run a much higher risk of death and severe complications than those with healthy gums, according to a new international study led by Canadian researchers at McGill University. The study published in »

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Infrared imaging may improve screening for COVID-19

The use of a device to read a person’s temperature from their forehead may not be very accurate for detecting COVID-19 infection, particularly in people with minimal symptoms, according to a new study. Research out of McGill University in Montreal »

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‘Good bacteria’ in breast milk changes with time: study

Beneficial bacteria are passed from mother to baby through breast feeding and scientists have found mother’s milk changes significantly over time, possibly boosting the baby’s immunity and metabolism. Researchers say the finding suggests that mother’s milk “could act like a »

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Moms with multiple children have more fragmented sleep: study

Mothers who have more than one child report that they have more fragmented sleep than do mothers of a single child, and fathers do not report the same effect, according to a McGill University study. The study involved 111 parents »

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Child marriage persists in Canada, say researchers

The government of Canada has joined international efforts to end the marriage of children under the age of 18, but researchers say the practice goes on in Canada itself. Using data from statistics agencies and censuses, researchers at McGill University »

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Canadian research finds clues to what makes some more vulnerable to COVID-19

What makes the elderly and people with underlying conditions more vulnerable to COVID-19? Why does the coronavirus infect certain animals but not the others? Finding answers to these questions could be the key to unlocking new treatments and therapies for »

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McGill leads trials of drug to treat COVID-19

At the same time as scientists work at breakneck speed to develop vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection, they are also researching drugs to treat people who have developed the disease. The Research Institute of the McGill University Health centre in »

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COVID-19 vaccine rollout unlikely before fall 2021, experts say

Despite optimistic projections by government officials in the U.S. and Canada, an effective COVID-19 vaccine is not likely to become available for the general public before the fall of 2021, according to a survey of leading North American experts in »


A Montreal poetry contest offers $20,000 for one poem

A mural of Leonard Cohen looks down on an almost empty Crescent Street in Montreal, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The Montreal International Poetry Prize, launched with a $50,000 donation from Cohen in 2011, is seeking submissions for 2020 competition. (Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS). Read the article »

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The Montreal International Poetry Prize offers $20,000 for one poem

Have the long hours of lockdown-induced solitude, boredom, anxiety and longing fired up your creative energy? Have you been pouring all that pent up creativity into poetry? Then, perhaps, consider applying for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. All it takes »