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Patients still not telling MDs about use of natural health products

The research team conducted the patient survey between November 2018 and February 2019 at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto. Based on 277 completed questionnaires, 99 per cent of the patients surveyed were using natural health...
28-May-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Treatment shows promise in treating deadly brain cancer

In this study, researchers investigated if specific targeting of CD133+ glioblastoma with cutting-edge immunotherapy drugs could eradicate the most aggressive subpopulation of cells in the tumour. They also looked at the safety of CD133-targeting...
25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists see through glass frogs’ translucent camouflage

Glass frogs are well known for their see-through skin but, until now, the reason for this curious feature has received no experimental attention.
21-May-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Evidence shows cloth masks may help against COVID-19

The international research team examined a century of evidence including recent data, and found strong evidence showing that cloth and cloth masks can reduce contamination of air and surfaces.
25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Global study finds women less likely to have heart disease – and die of it – than men

The information came from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study which followed the participants an average of 10 years.
19-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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McMaster chemists develop foolproof new test to track the fats we eat

A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a reliable and accurate blood test to track individual fat intake, a tool that could guide public health policy on healthy eating.
15-May-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers find one-two punch may help fight against Salmonella

Researchers found that co-administering dephostatin and colistin in mice with a lethal Salmonella infection significantly prolonged animal survival and used a lower concentration of colistin than is normally required for treatment, thereby reducing...
13-May-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Yes, inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease are linked

A systematic review and meta-analysis has determined there is a nine-fold increased risk of having IBD for patients with a previous diagnosis of celiac disease. Similarly, the risk for celiac disease is increased in IBD patients, though to a smaller...
11-May-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Move it or lose it: Sitting around while avoiding COVID-19 creates other health risks, warns exercise researcher

Prolonged pandemic-related isolation, physical distancing and workplace closures are leading a McMaster University researcher to raise concern over the health impacts of inactivity.
23-Apr-2020 10:55 AM EDT

Change Can’t Wait. Our Time with Antibiotics is Running Out (Infographic)

Gerry Wright, Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, talking about the concern of antibiotic resistance (with infographic).
8-Nov-2018 2:15 PM EST

McMaster Experts Weigh in on What It Takes to Age Well

27-Sep-2018 9:40 AM EDT

McMaster University Experts Available to Discuss Health, Cultural and Policy Issues Related to Legalization of Cannabis

26-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Care Planning Conversations: Elderly Deserve to Have Their Voices Heard

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...
6-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT

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"Stupidity Is in Fashion": Prominent Social Critic Available to Discuss US Debate

19-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT

McMaster University Ancient Coins Expert Available to Discuss Trove of Roman Coins Unearthed in Spain.

29-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Mummy Expert Available to Discuss Possible Discovery of New Chambers in Tut’s Tomb

17-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT

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