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Hospitalized Patients Don’t Wash Their Hands Enough, Study Finds

Hospitalized patients wash their hands infrequently. They wash about 30 per cent of the time while in the washroom, 40 per cent during meal times, and only three per cent of the time when using the kitchens on their units.
7-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Less Than Half of Canadians Exercise to Relieve Stress

People were more likely to cope with stress by problem-solving; looking on the bright side, trying to relax, talking to others, blaming oneself, ignoring stress or praying, rather than being active.
6-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal Provides Trusted Voice

Aging baby boomers and others caring for seniors are, more than ever, turning to the Internet to self-diagnose illnesses and find information on issues related to aging, without knowing whether the information is accurate or trustworthy.
1-Oct-2014 9:30 AM EDT

The Sounds of Science: Unique Wired Theatre Sets Stage to Study Performers and Audience’s Brains in Any Acoustic Environment

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A new one-of-a-kind virtual acoustics lab and theatre, wired to mimic nearly any conceivable environment, is set to open at McMaster University. The $8-million facility—nearly a decade in the planning and construction—allows researchers to...
23-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Old Drug May Be Key to New Antibiotics

An anticonvulsant drug called lamotrigine is the first chemical inhibitor of the assembly of ribosomes in bacteria.
22-Sep-2014 3:05 PM EDT

Higher Risk of Heart Disease for South Asians in Canada

Findings emphasize the need to develop a standardized surveillance system for non-communicable diseases, such as CVD, cancer and lung diseases, by ethnic group in Canada
22-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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

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Facebook IPO: One Year Later - Experts Available

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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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