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Pass the salt: Study finds average consumption safe for heart health

New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of salt. The research, published in The Lancet,...
8-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


As Little as Two Weeks of Inactivity Can Trigger Diabetic Symptoms in Vulnerable Patients, Researchers Find

Just two weeks without much activity can have a dramatic impact on health from which it is difficult to recover, according to researchers who studied overweight older adults at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
31-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Insight Into Huntington’s Disease May Open Door to Drug Development

McMaster University researchers have developed a new theory on Huntington’s disease which is being welcomed for showing promise to open new avenues of drug development for the condition.
9-Jul-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Canada’s Leading Researchers Meet to Tackle Critical Issues Facing Our Water Security

In what is believed to be the first major science gathering on a First Nation in Canada, researchers from across the country will come together June 3 – 6 for the inaugural meeting of Global Water Futures (GWF) on the Six Nations of the Grand...
31-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


International Study Suggests Alternative Treatment for Mild Asthma

People with mild asthma are often prescribed a daily treatment regimen, but up to 80 per cent do not follow the routine, using inhalers only when they have an asthma attack. Now the researchers have found an as-needed combined-drug inhaler is a...
14-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Uncover New Genomic Evidence Linking Extinct Giant Ground Sloth, First Discovered by Charles Darwin, to Small Modern-Day Sloths

Researchers have uncovered important genomic data from the remains of an ancient giant ground sloth, or Mylodon darwinii, the emblematic creature named after Charles Darwin, whose discovery of fossilized remains in South America is considered to be...
14-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Too Liberal Use of Oxygen Increases Risk of Death in Acutely ill Adult Patients: McMaster

Extensive data analyses show that supplemental oxygen, when given liberally to acutely ill adults, increases the risk of death without improving other health outcomes.
25-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Active Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Have Muscle Complications: Study

The research team analyzed muscle biopsies of young adults with and without Type 1 diabetes who exceed Diabetes Canada's recommended weekly levels for physical activity. The researchers found structural and functional changes in the power...
12-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


"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


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

3-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST

How Low Can They Go? Civil Discourse Expert Available on Republican Race

26-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

Physicist Available to Discuss Gravitational Waves

11-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST


Expert Available to Comment on Lead Poisoning Crisis in Flint

26-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST

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