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Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, infants and allergy, CHILD study, Atopic March, Asthma, Allergies

Study Finds Asthma and Food Allergies Predictable at Age One

Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were three years of age, the researchers performed a clinical assessment to determine the presence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy and AD. The combined effect of AD and allergic sensitization was found to be greater than the sum of their individual effects, both on the risk of asthma and on reported food allergy.

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Head Games: Research Finds Injury From Contact Sport Has Harmful, Though Temporary Effect on Memory

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McMaster University neuroscientists studying sports-related head injuries have found that it takes less than a full concussion to cause memory loss, possibly because even mild trauma can interrupt the production of new neurons in a region of the brain responsible for memory. Though such losses are temporary, the findings raise questions about the long-term effects of repeated injuries and the academic performance of student athletes.

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Teeth, Dental, dental x-ray, Archaeology, Rickets, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency, Bones

Archaeological Researchers Find That Dental X-Rays Can Also Reveal Serious Vitamin D Problems in Living Patients

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Human teeth hold vital information about Vitamin D deficiency, a serious but often hidden condition that can now be identified by a simple dental X-ray, McMaster anthropologists Lori D’Ortenzio and Megan Brickley have found.

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medicinal cannabis

McMaster Cultivates Medicinal Cannabis Knowledge

The multidisciplinary Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) will focus on conducting research, sharing evidence-based information and creating a network of professionals interested in further understanding medicinal cannabis.

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Lactobacillus, sex behaviors , HIV, STI, vaginal microbiota

High Risk Sex Behaviors Impact Women’s Health: Mcmaster

The research team compared samples of vaginal microbiota of both women who were involved in sex work and those who were not sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya.

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opioid abuse

New Tools to Tackle the Opioid Crisis: Chemists Develop Method to Quickly Screen, Accurately Identify Fentanyl and a Broad Range of Other Drugs of Abuse

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Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new drug screening technique that could lead to the rapid and accurate identification of fentanyl, as well as a vast number of other drugs of abuse, which up until now have been difficult to detect by traditional urine tests.

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Cancer, Myeloid Leukemia, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Cell Therapy, Bone Marrow, Adipocytes, Red Blood Cells, Diabetes Drug, Chemotheraphy

Bolstering Fat Cells Offers Potential New Leukemia Treatment

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Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, according to a study from McMaster University's Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute and published in Nature Cell Biology.

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Bullying, Preemies, extremely low birth weight, mental health and children

Reduced Exposure to Risk Factors Like Bullying Could Reduce Mental Illness in Extreme Preemies

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The study utilized the McMaster Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Cohort, which includes a group of 179 extremely low birth weight survivors and 145 normal birth weight controls born between 1977 and 1982, which has 40 years' worth of data. The study showed that although these preemies were not necessarily exposed to a larger number of risk factors compared to their normal birth weight counterparts, these stresses appeared to have a greater impact on their mental health as adults. The study utilized the McMaster Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Cohort, which includes a group of 179 extremely low birth weight survivors and 145 normal birth weight controls born between 1977 and 1982, which has 40 years' worth of data.

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PURE study, Physical Activity

Being Active Saves Lives Whether a Gym Workout, Walking to Work or Washing the Floor

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The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, led by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, shows any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a week to raise the heart rate.

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anti-depressant, Antidepressant, Depression, Mortality, Serotonin, Death, Mental Health

Antidepressants Associated with Significantly Elevated Risk of Death, Researchers Find

Antidepressant medications, most commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety, increase the risk of death, according to new findings by a McMaster-led team of researchers.







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