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Crude and adjusted comparisons of cesarean delivery rates using the Robson classification

The authors conducted a population-based cohort study including 1,951,984 deliveries in Sweden and British Columbia, Canada, from 2004 to 2016, with data obtained from national and provincial birth registers. They assessed differences in caesarean...
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One-two punch: Researchers discover sophisticated mechanism that bacteria use to resist antibiotics

Researchers at Canada's McMaster University have discovered a significant and previously unknown mechanism that many bacteria use to resist antibiotics.
26-Jul-2022 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Histamine-producing gut bacteria can trigger chronic abdominal pain

The McMaster-Queen’s research team pinpointed the bacterium Klebsiella aerogenes as the key histamine producer by studying germ-free mice colonized with gut microbiota from patients with IBS. They also colonized some mice with gut microbiota from...
27-Jul-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Moderna vaccines better protect long-term care home residents

Moderna vaccines are better than Pfizer in protecting residents of long-term care (LTC) homes from COVID-19 Omicron infections, say McMaster University researchers.
26-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adjusting diet has pros and cons for treating eczema, study says

People with mild or moderate eczema may gain some relief from their condition by adjusting their diets, but there are important downsides that make diets for eczema not a choice to take lightly, says McMaster University researcher Derek Chu.
20-Jul-2022 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iodine status varies across Canada, raising deficiency risk in some regions

Iodine deficiency, a public health concern resolved decades ago, may be making a comeback due to changing eating habits, according to new findings by McMaster University researchers.
11-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

South Asian Communities in GTA disproportionately hit by COVID-19

A COVID CommUNITY – South Asian study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Open has found that South Asian communities living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) suffered disproportionately from COVID-19 in the first year of...
5-Jul-2022 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Caught in the act: Researchers find deadly fungus can multiply by having sex, which could produce more drug-resistant, virulent strains

Researchers at McMaster University have unlocked an evolutionary mystery of a deadly pathogen responsible for fueling the superbug crisis: it can reproduce by having sex.
27-Jun-2022 9:00 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

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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