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Study Finds Opportunity to Increase Opioid Dependence Treatment in Ontario Jails

The study included completion of an online survey by 27 physicians, who reported working in 15 of 26 provincial correctional facilities for adults in Ontario. This included 10 of the 13 facilities with a population of more than 200. The study...
14-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Whey More Muscle: New Analysis Proves Protein Supplements Provide Significant Benefits for Weight Lifters

The debate is over. Dietary protein supplements significantly improve muscle strength and size when taken by healthy adults who lift weights, a determination reached by McMaster scientists who analyzed dozens of research studies.
7-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

McMaster Experts Explain the Mysteries of DNA to the World in a New Massive Online Open Course, or MOOC

Two McMaster University biochemists are working to explain the mysteries of DNA through a novel new public course, called DNA Decoded, which is available to everyone.
2-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Pharmaceuticals and Other Emerging Contaminants Force Fish to Work Harder to Survive

Pharmaceuticals and other man-made contaminants are forcing fish that live downstream from a typical sewage treatment plant to work at least 30 per cent harder just to survive, McMaster researchers have found.
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Previous Influenza Virus Exposures Enhance Susceptibility in Another Influenza Pandemic

New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic were at a higher risk of dying during the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic as well as the resurgent H1N1 outbreak in 2013-2014. And it is not the first time...
15-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


DNA Analysis of Ancient Mummy, Thought to Have Smallpox, Points to Hepatitis B Infection Instead

Scientists have sequenced the complete genome of an ancient strain of Hepatitis B, shedding new light on a pathogen that today kills nearly one million people every year. The findings, based on data extracted from the mummified remains of a small...
3-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

McMaster Researchers Find Genes May ‘Snowball’ Obesity

The researchers looked at 37 genes that are well established as modulating the body mass in 75,230 adults with European ancestry and found the nine with the snowball effect.
7-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Spinal Tap Needle Type Impacts the Risk of Complications

There is a more than 50 per cent reduction in the occurrence of headaches with the atraumatic needles, and also more than a 50 per cent reduction in patient readmissions and return to emergency rooms for narcotics or blood patches.
5-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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