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New guidelines for schools recommend against food bans

The international guideline panel included 22 health-care professionals, school administrators, and parents of children with and without food allergy, along with a team of six researchers with methodology expertise. A systematic literature review of...
3-May-2021 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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McMaster scientists discover trained immune cells are highly effective against cancer

McMaster University researchers Ali Ashkar and Sophie Poznanski have uncovered that changing the metabolism of natural killer (NK) immune cells allows these cells to overcome the hostile conditions found inside tumours and destroy advanced ovarian...
14-Apr-2021 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Grant accelerates McMaster University, SQI Diagnostics effort to move infection testing innovation from lab to market

A new grant is helping McMaster University engineers and a Toronto precision-medicine diagnostics company to get infection-testing technology to market while generating opportunities for students.
14-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pandemic Paradox: People Want to Improve Mental Health by Exercising, but Stress and Anxiety Get in the Way, Research Shows

The pandemic has created a paradox where mental health has become both a motivator for and a barrier to physical activity.
12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Doctors still reluctant to prescribe medical cannabis: McMaster

Ontario doctors are still hesitant to prescribe medical cannabis to patients suffering long-term pain 20 years after it was first introduced, says a new study carried out at McMaster University.
12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Are you using antihistamines properly?

People need to rethink what they stock in their home cabinets as allergy medicines, what hospitals keep on formulary, and what policymakers recommend. The message needs to get out. This publication is on time for the spring allergy season and as...
1-Apr-2021 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Possible trigger for Crohn’s disease identified

AIEC bacteria grow in a biofilm that coats cells lining the intestinal wall, protecting them from both the immune system and antibiotics. In this research, the team identified a critical protein structure on the surface of the bacteria that allow...
1-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Worldwide study ratifies link of processed meat to cardiovascular disease and death

The information comes from the diets and health outcomes of 134,297 people from 21 countries spanning five continents, who were tracked by researchers for data on meat consumption and cardiovascular illnesses. After following the participants for...
29-Mar-2021 11:50 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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