In comparison with open surgery, while minimally invasive surgery for cervical or lumbar discectomy may speed up recovery and reduce post-operative pain, it does not improve long-term function or reduce long-term extremity pain.
26-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST
Only Half of Patients Take Their Medications as Prescribed: Are There Interventions That Will Help Them?
The vast amount of research that has been done has not moved us further forward in our understanding of how to address this problem. We don't know how to get patients to take their medications, despite many studies looking at the issue.
21-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST
A New Test Measures Analytical Thinking Linked to Depression, Fueling the Idea That Depression May Be a Form of Adaptation
Researchers studying the roots of depression have developed a test to measure analytical thinking and rumination, that are hallmarks of the condition, leading them closer to the idea that depression may actually be an adaptation meant to help people...
19-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST
New evidence that suggests patients with a history of adverse reaction to the blood thinner heparin may be ready for urgent heart surgery sooner with a combination of appropriate blood screenings and therapeutic plasma exchange.
18-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST
The five most important aspects of care identified by patients are infrequently discussed and concordance between preferred and prescribed goals of care is low.
3-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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