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Researchers Improve Severe Asthma Care Through New, Antibody-Based Treatment

Patients with severe asthma often require high doses of steroid-based treatments that can significantly impair their quality of life. This new drug is the only therapy that has been proven to be effective in well-established clinical trials to help...
8-Sep-2014 4:25 PM EDT

Any Diet Works, if You Stick to It

Weight loss differences between popular diets are minimal and likely of little importance to those wanting to lose weight, the researchers say. However, diets with behavioural support and exercise enhance the weight loss.
29-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

World Study Shows Better Health Care as Important as Controlling Risk Factors for Heart Health

The research shows that for better heart health, rich countries should continue to deliver high quality health care while trying to reduce risk factors, while poor countries need to avoid the rise of risk factors but also substantially improve...
26-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Methadone Treatment Suppresses Testosterone in Opioid Addicts

Treatment for opioid addiction tampers with the testosterone levels of male but not female opioid users.
22-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Knee Surgery Not Needed for Mild Osteoarthritis

Middle-aged or older patients with mild or no osteoarthritis of the knee may not benefit from the procedure of arthroscopic knee surgery.
22-Aug-2014 12:45 PM EDT

Salt Consumption Has a Sweet Spot: Too Little and Too Much Are Both Harmful, Researchers Find


The largest study of its kind ever conducted -- involving 18 countries and more than100,000 people -- indicates the current recommended maximum sodium intake is actually too low and may even be unsafe. However, high sodium is also harmful, so an...
12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Mysteries of the Mind: Developmental Psychologist Explains Her Life’s Work Studying the Complexities of the Senses

Developmental psychologist Daphne Maurer has spent more than four decades studying the complexities of the human mind. As the director of the Visual Development Lab at McMaster University and president of the International Society on Infant...
27-Jun-2014 10:30 AM EDT

Kryptonite for Superbugs: Scientists Unearth What May Be a Secret Weapon in the Urgent Battle Against Antibiotic-Resistance


A fungus living in the soils of Nova Scotia could offer new hope in the pressing battle against drug-resistant germs that kill tens of thousands of people every year, including one considered a serious global threat.
23-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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Facebook IPO: One Year Later - Experts Available


On Saturday, May 18, Facebook will mark its first year as a publicly traded company. Experts from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University are available to discuss the anniversary of the landmark IPO.
13-May-2013 1:45 PM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss Culture of Celebrity Confession, Damage to Lance Armstrong Brand

Lance Armstrong’s much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey has raised many questions about why he has now admitted to doping and whether or not his reputation can ever be rehabilitated. McMaster University has experts available to comment on...
16-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST

McMaster Expert Available to Discuss Modern Families and the Holidays

Norman Rockwell defined the winter holidays for an entire generation with his depictions of rosy-cheeked children and their doting parents set against a heartfelt winter wonderland. But much has changed since the Post War heyday of Rockwell, says...
5-Dec-2012 11:55 AM EST

Expert Available to Explain Why Saturday’s “Supermoon” Will Be Beautiful, but Not Super

Yes, it will be marginally brighter and larger, but Saturday’s so-called “supermoon” is not going to be noticeably different from the full moon of the month before or after, says a McMaster University astronomer.
4-May-2012 12:00 PM EDT

Technology Expert Available to Discuss New RIM PlayBook

RIM gets set to launch its new PlayBook tomorrow with hopes of competing against Apple’s iPad. But, will it measure up?
18-Apr-2011 3:10 PM EDT

McMaster Experts: World Health Day – April 7, 2011

The Theme for World Health Day (April 7) is antimicrobial resistance and its global spread - McMaster university experts can comment on antibiotic resistance, the search for new treatments, and the global spread of disease.
4-Apr-2011 2:55 PM EDT

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