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Common dementia drugs not associated with increased risk of falling, but increased chances of fainting

Researchers from McMaster University have found that cholinesterase inhibitors, a type of common medication used to treat dementia, are not associated with an increased risk of falling. However, they found that the medication increased the risk of...
6-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Reliable research and evidence-based recommendations scarce for women who exercise according to menstrual cycle

There is no shortage of advice for women on what to eat, how to train, or what supplements to take during their menstrual cycles, but a new review by an international team of scientists has found little evidence to support such...
4-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Not only is virtual care safe, patients and providers use it effectively, new research finds

New research from McMaster University has found that not only is virtual care a safe way to hold medical appointments, but that patients and physicians were able to use it appropriately and effectively with minimal guidance.
27-Nov-2023 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Blood thinner apixaban prevents strokes in patients with device-detected atrial fibrillation

The widely available blood thinner apixaban substantially reduced stroke in at-risk patients with a type of atrial fibrillation only detectable by a pacemaker or other implanted cardiac electronic device, a global study has found.
9-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Research hub focused on improving vision health receives prestigious Brockhouse Canada Prize

An interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and clinicians dedicated to developing new biomaterials and therapies for vision disorders has been awarded the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and...
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Persistently high rates of severe maternal trauma during forceps, vacuum births warrant national response, analysis shows

A McMaster University-led analysis published in the BMJ on Oct. 19, exposes high rates of injuries with forceps and vacuum delivery in Canada that have been documented for over a decade without efforts to address them.
18-Oct-2023 10:05 AM 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

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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