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Article ID: 708978

Exercising Helps Seniors Stay Independent After Discharge From Hospital

Universite de Montreal

Montreal health-care professionals develop 27 daily exercises for patients to stay in shape once they return home and avoid falls.

4-Mar-2019 6:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708954

Tracking firefighters in burning buildings

McMaster University

McMaster researchers, working with partners at other universities, have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that can track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners and others who work in high-risk environments where they cannot always be seen.

1-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708908

Study calls for more effective screening process for Celiac disease in children

McMaster University

A preliminary diagnosis of Celiac disease in a child can be a stressful life event for an entire family. In addition to the prospect of following a completely gluten-free diet for life, a child must also face a series of tests – some invasive – to confirm the disease. While this should be a seamless and effective process, a recent study from McMaster University, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and William Osler Health System (Osler) shows this is not always the case. An additional, costly blood test is routinely prescribed and performed as part of the screening process and results of the study show it rarely predicts the disease.

28-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708882

New Perimeter Institute Director among world’s most influential scientists

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Robert Myers, a theoretical physicist consistently ranked among the world’s most influential scientists, has been appointed the new Director of Perimeter Institute. The appointment follows an exhaustive global search and was made with the unanimous approval of a search committee of top international scientists and Perimeter’s Board of Directors.

28-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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    26-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708598

Hospital-to-home transition care does not decrease readmissions or death in patients with heart failure

McMaster University

Providing additional health-care services for heart failure patients to help them transition from hospital to home does not improve their outcome, according to research led by the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). The conclusion comes from a trial that followed the health status of almost 2,500 adults hospitalized for heart failure in hospitals across Ontario, Canada.

25-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708697

How genetic background shapes individual differences within a species

University of Toronto

Study reveals how genetic background influences trait inheritance laying the grounds for predicting personal risk of disease.

26-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708595

You probably don’t have a penicillin allergy

McMaster University

Nine out of 10 people who believe they’re allergic to the antibiotic either aren’t allergic or have only some intolerance, and eight of 10 people who had an allergic reaction to penicillin 10 or more years ago will now be fine.

25-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708370

Keep spilling your drink? Just add ice, says expert

University of Alberta

Adding ice to your beverage will help to keep you from sloshing and spilling, according to a new study. The research, which demonstrates the dampening effect of floating particles on surface waves, also has implications for sea ice in the Canadian Arctic.

20-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708296

Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality

University of British Columbia

Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers at the University of British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan think they may have found a way to encourage a more sociable virtual reality.

19-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    18-Feb-2019 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708105

Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics

McMaster University

Physicists at McMaster University have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is providing new insights into how germs adapt and behave at a level of detail never seen before.

14-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

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