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Surgical masks good for most COVID-19 treatment: McMaster

The N95 respirator masks should be preserved for health-care workers involved in inserting breathing tubes for patients with COVID-19. More common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatment, says preliminary research from McMaster...
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New guidelines on caring for ICU patients with COVID-19

An international team including McMaster University researchers has come together to issue guidelines for health-care workers treating intensive care unit (ICU) patients with COVID-19.
1-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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McMaster professor seeks independent agency to tackle abuse in elite youth sport

The author calls for the establishment of an independent international safeguarding agency for sports to handle athlete disclosures, investigate and process allegations, and to support victims of abuse. The expertise developed could then be used for...
16-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bacteria potentially involved in the development of type 2 diabetes

blood and tissue samples from 40 patients suffering from severe obesity taken during bariatric surgery were used. Half of the participants suffered from type 2 diabetes, while the other subjects showed insulin resistance without being...
6-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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McMaster develops tool for coronavirus battle

Technology can be used to track how the virus evolves over time, how it transmits between people, how well it survives outside the body, and to find answers to other questions.
28-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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McMaster researchers uncover hidden antibiotic potential of cannabis

The research team found that CBG had antibacterial activity against drug-resistant MRSA. It prevented the ability of that bacteria to form biofilms, which are communities of microorganisms that attach to each other and to surfaces; and it destroyed...
26-Feb-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Mental health challenges four times higher in young mothers

The study, recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, says identifying and treating mental health issues in young mothers is especially important as their health also affects the wellbeing of their children. The research recommends...
21-Feb-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way: McMaster

A new group of antibiotics with a unique approach to attacking bacteria has been discovered, making it a promising clinical candidate in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. The newly-found corbomycin and the lesser-known complestatin...
10-Feb-2020 3:40 PM EST 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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