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Newswise: Move it or lose it: Sitting around while avoiding COVID-19 creates other health risks, warns exercise researcher
Released: 23-Apr-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Move it or lose it: Sitting around while avoiding COVID-19 creates other health risks, warns exercise researcher
McMaster University

Prolonged pandemic-related isolation, physical distancing and workplace closures are leading a McMaster University researcher to raise concern over the health impacts of inactivity.

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Released: 8-Nov-2018 2:15 PM EST
Change Can’t Wait. Our Time with Antibiotics is Running Out (Infographic)
McMaster University

Gerry Wright, Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, talking about the concern of antibiotic resistance (with infographic).

Released: 6-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Care Planning Conversations: Elderly Deserve to Have Their Voices Heard
McMaster University

A new $2.7 million Canadian study is aiming to narrow the gap between the care that frail elderly Canadians want and the care that they receive by evaluating ways to improve care planning conversations between patients, families and health professionals.

Released: 12-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST
Canada Has the Tools to Boost Number of Refugees and History Suggests They Would Thrive: Expert
McMaster University

By redirecting resources and streamlining the processes that govern refugee admissions to Canada, the federal government can and should dramatically increase the number of refugees admitted, says a McMaster University expert.

Newswise: Canadian Leaders in Antibiotic Resistance Welcome US Plan, Say It Drives Momentum in Critical Global Fight
Released: 27-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Canadian Leaders in Antibiotic Resistance Welcome US Plan, Say It Drives Momentum in Critical Global Fight
McMaster University

A new five-year plan to fight the critical problem of antibiotic resistance brings welcome momentum and attention to a fight that demands a global effort, say leading Canadian researchers in the field, who are available to comment this afternoon.

Newswise: Facebook IPO: One Year Later - Experts Available
Released: 13-May-2013 1:45 PM EDT
Facebook IPO: One Year Later - Experts Available
McMaster University

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.

Released: 16-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST
Experts Available to Discuss Culture of Celebrity Confession, Damage to Lance Armstrong Brand
McMaster University

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 several elements of this unfolding story.

Released: 5-Dec-2012 11:55 AM EST
McMaster Expert Available to Discuss Modern Families and the Holidays
McMaster University

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 Melanie Heath, assistant professor in McMaster’s Department of Sociology. The family unit has become a lot harder to define, and many holiday traditions are simply changing with the times.

Released: 4-May-2012 12:00 PM EDT
Expert Available to Explain Why Saturday’s “Supermoon” Will Be Beautiful, but Not Super
McMaster University

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.

Released: 18-Apr-2011 3:10 PM EDT
Technology Expert Available to Discuss New RIM PlayBook
McMaster University

RIM gets set to launch its new PlayBook tomorrow with hopes of competing against Apple’s iPad. But, will it measure up?

Released: 4-Apr-2011 2:55 PM EDT
McMaster Experts: World Health Day – April 7, 2011
McMaster University

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.

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