MUHC in the News | September 4, 2018

Patients with arthritis left behind

Some 1.3 million Quebecers are affected by arthritis. Of these, 260,000 suffer from the most severe form, inflammatory arthritis. "[In] my waiting room, they are all women in their twenties and thirties," said Dr. Christian Pineau, director of the department of Rheumatology at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC). Read the article from the Journal de Montreal (in French).


Brain Structure And Genetics May Influence Our Bodyweight More Than We Know, Suggests New Study

Brain structure, mental performance, genetics and bodyweight are more closely linked than we realize, according to a new study led by Alain Dagher of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro). Read the article in Forbes.


Obesity linked to brain and genes, says Montreal researcher

A study conducted in Montreal sheds new light on what causes people to become obese. Uku Vainik, a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute, believes obesity comes from your brain and your genes. He blames your food-deprived ancestors. Read the article on Global News.


Obesity, responsibility of the brain

Many of the genes that predispose people for obesity are expressed in the brain, where they intervene more specifically with high-level cognitive functions, such as decision-making, and emotional and behavioural control, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro). Read the article in Le Devoir.


Game-changing study in fight against latent TB

Dr. Dick Menzies’ game-changing study on treatment of latent tuberculosis in The New England Journal of Medicine shows a novel, short therapy is safer and more effective in children and adults than standard therapy. Read about the study in The Guardian, Stat, Reuters, and Journal de Montréal, or watch the report on Breakfast Television.