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Major study finds one in five children have mental health problems

The 2014 OCHS study included 10,802 children and youth aged four to 17 in 6,537 families. It replicated and expanded on the landmark 1983 Ontario Child Health Study of 3,290 children in 1,869 families
17-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Discovery of ‘kingpin’ stem cell may help in the understanding of cancerous tumours

Bhatia’s team spent more than six years delving down to the cellular level to examine what they say are previously overlooked cells that form on the edges of pluripotent stem cell colonies. Having characterised these cells, the team also observed...
9-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

You’re Probably Not Allergic to Vaccines

Five facts about allergies to vaccines, pulled together by two McMaster University physicians.
5-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Defining obesity in children should be based on health issues, not just BMI

The CANPWR study aims to identify what influences the success participants achieve in weight management programs and help improve these programs. The study follows participants for three years. The 10 clinics taking part in the study are in...
1-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ethical questions raised on body donation after medically-assisted death

There are issues about the appropriateness of accepting or using MAID body donations; communication with donors including consenting processes, and the transparency surrounding MAID donation with staff, faculty and students.
1-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Most Aggressive Spider Societies Are Not Always the Ones That Flourish, Researchers Find

Evolutionary biologists at McMaster University who study the social lives and behaviour of colony spiders—some of which are docile, others aggressive— have found that the success of their cooperative societies depend on their neighbours.
21-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nature hits rewind

The study of evolution is revealing new complexities, showing how the traits most beneficial to the fitness of individual plants and animals are not always the ones we see in nature. Instead, new research by McMaster behavioural scientists shows...
19-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Kids’ Concussion Recovery Like Snakes and Ladders Game

The recovery has been broken into stages, and each stage outlines the goal, activities allowed and what to look for before moving to the next stage. For example, at stage two in getting back to school, children are allowed to walk, have 15 minutes...
11-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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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Is Donald Trump Unstoppable? Cultural Expert Available on Trump’s Momentum

3-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST

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