Tag: health

Streamlining of McGill Counselling and Mental Health Services leaves gaps in medical notes procedures

As part of the integration of McGill Mental Health and Counselling Services (MHCMS), medical notes are no longer available for students who use drop-in appointments unless their case falls under the criteria for the newly designated “Safety Appointment.” Although the change prioritizes support for students who urgently need it in order […]

Anatomy and Cell Biology launches Mental Health Support Program

On Nov. 18, the McGill Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology launched the Mental Health Support Program. The department-based project offers students a chance to meet with individuals who were selected to be supporters. These volunteers include graduate and undergraduate students, administrative personnel, and professors trained by McGill Counselling and […]

Fighting to end AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria: A discussion of global health professionals

A third of the world is currently infected with tuberculosis (TB). Last year, over a million people died as a result of AIDS-related illnesses and half a million from malaria. Mortalities from these epidemics are staggering, despite improved knowledge of effective prevention and treatment methods. The solutions for eradicating the […]

McGill University Health Centre Finds Cures for Life-Threatening Dairy Allergies

For children with severe food allergies, mealtime can be the most challenging part of the day.  Families with young children who have allergies are especially affected, as parents must constantly worry about what their children are eating. Recent results out of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) offer newfound hope […]

Standing Desks: Working While Standing Shown to Improve Cognitive Functioning

Standing desks are the latest employee wellness innovation to sweep through workplaces. While student life is typically more active than that of the nine to five grind, the majority of McGill students are familiar with the pains—mental and physical—of sitting down to study for hours at a time, seldom standing […]

Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert promotes health and environment-conscious food companies

Despite the longstanding association between Montreal and artery clogging foods, such as poutine or tire d’érable, the Montreal “Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert” showcased the slightly more toned underbelly of Montreal food culture.  The exposition took place at Place-des-Armes between March 11 and 13, and featured 250 companies, including […]