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Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumours Have Increased Body Fat

These findings suggest that one of the most important risk factors for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, which is excess total and central fat in the body, is present relatively early in survivors of childhood brain tumors. This may program their...
24-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Blood Thinner Better at Preventing Recurrent Blood Clots Than Aspirin


Venous thromboembolism is a chronic disease, with risks of additional blood clots over a patient’s lifetime. However, many physicians and patients are deciding against long-term treatment with blood thinners because of concern about the risk of...
16-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Found to Cause Sudden Death in Young People

The gene, called CDH2, causes arrhythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC), which is a genetic disorder that predisposes patients to cardiac arrest and is a major cause of unexpected death in seemingly healthy young people.
9-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

One-Two Punch May Floor Worst Infections


The scientists discovered the antiprotozoal drug pentamidine disrupts the cell surface of Gram-negative bacteria, even the most resistant. The anti-fungal medication was particularly potent when used with antibiotics against multidrug resistant...
3-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Intestinal Bacteria Alter Gut and Brain Function: McMaster Study

The goal of the study was to explore whether fecal microbiota from human IBS patients with diarrhea has the ability to influence gut and brain function in recipient mice. Using fecal transplants, researchers transferred microbiota from IBS patients...
27-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Status Profiling: Research Suggests Simply Wearing a Police Uniform Changes the Way the Brain Processes Information


New research from a team of cognitive neuroscientists at McMaster University suggests that simply putting on a uniform, similar to one the police might wear, automatically affects how we perceive others, creating a bias towards those considered to...
10-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

McMaster University Launches the French Version of the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

The research team behind the Portal is now announcing the launch of French version of the Portal which can be found at The French language version of the portal is called the Portail sur le Vieillissement...
7-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Exercise for Anyone, Anytime: Researchers Find Brief, Intense Stair Climbing Is a Practical Way to Boost Fitness


There are no more excuses for being out of shape. Researchers at McMaster University have found that short, intense bursts of stair climbing, which can be done virtually anywhere, have major benefits for heart health. The findings negate the two...
7-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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