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

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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 www.mcmastervieillissementoptimal.org. 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

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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

Mind Reader: A Consumer EEG Device Serves Up Rich New Troves of Scientific Data

A brain-sensing headband designed to help consumers focus their thoughts is also generating valuable data for neuroscience research, shedding light on what happens to our thinking processes as we age, for example, or how women and men process...
31-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Couch Potatoes Face Same Chance of Dementia as Those with Genetic Risk Factors: Research

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Sedentary older adults with no genetic risk factors for dementia may be just as likely to develop the disease as those who are genetically predisposed, according to a major study which followed more than 1,600 Canadians over five years.
10-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cycling in Bed Is Safe for ICU Patients: Hamilton Study

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Researchers at McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton have demonstrated that physiotherapists can safely start in-bed cycling sessions with critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients early on in their ICU stay.
22-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Dietary Sugar Guidelines Are Based on Low Quality Evidence

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The research team identified problems with the nutritional guidelines and in particular problems with the research that supported the guidelines’ recommendations.
13-Dec-2016 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Couch Potatoes Take Note: If You Want to Stick to an Exercise Plan, Try High-Intensity Workouts

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A team of kinesiologists has found that high-intensity interval training (HIT) is more enjoyable than moderate exercise. It’s the first study to examine changes in enjoyment for HIT workouts versus moderate continuous training, over the first six...
15-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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