Demystifying Medicine 2017 Videos

  • Let's give a PEP talk! An antiretroviral therapy for HIV prevention

    December 13, 2017 by Vikas Kohli, Lulu Gariew, Tessa Dickinson and Bismah Jameel
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Overview of how PEP works to reduce the chances of acquiring HIV and discusses the effectiveness of the drug zidovudine
  • Green tea: A solution to obesity?

    December 13, 2017 by Lulu Gareiw, Vikas Kholi, Tessa Dickinson and Bismah Jameel
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Examines the benefits of using green tea to reduce obesity.
  • The people vs. the rat

    December 13, 2017 by Kaitlin Marshall, Peter Malik, Ubaid Mohammad and Merima Menzildzic
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores how experimental research is conducted to better understand human disease, focusing on utilizing rodent models.
  • Break a leg: Stress fractures

    December 13, 2017 by Sandra Yousif, Rana Ghafouri, Ally Di Iorio and Varsha Jayansakar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Presents the story of a runner who was diagnosed with a stress fracture.
  • How do I even begin to explain herpes?

    December 13, 2017 by Sandra Yousif, Rana Ghafouri, Ally Di Iorio and Varsha Jayansakar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains how the herpes simplex virus is transmitted from one individual to another.
  • Vape: Dangers of e-cigarette smoking

    December 7, 2017 by Bismah Jameel, Lulu Gareiw, Vikas Kohli and Tessa Dickison
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Determines whether the mixture of chemical aerosols inhaled while using electronic cigarettes has any potential adverse health risks.
  • Daria and Teresa and neglected tropical diseases: Dengue and typhoid

    December 6, 2017 by Sandra Yousif, Rana Ghafouri, Ally Di Iorio and Varsha Jayansakar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Daria and Teresa become infected with dengue and typhoid fevers.
  • Food intake: Does timing matter?

    December 6, 2017 by Kaitlin Marshall, Peter Malik, Ubaid Mohammad and Merima Menzildzic
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Establishes that timing of food intake is a modifiable risk factor that has an influence on energy regulation and the risk of obesity.
  • Carrots and seeing in the dark

    December 6, 2017 by Jill Northrup, Inna Ushcatz, Ikra Saeed and Olivia Kohlmaier
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the myth that carrots help to see better in the dark.
  • What Is a pulmonary embolism?

    December 6, 2017 by Andy Fensham, Angela Gupta, Navi (Harmandeep) Dhaliwal and Viktoriya Dyubanova
    • Demystifying Medicine
    What is a pulmonary embolism and what happens in the body during a pulmonary embolism?
  • Introduction to exercise after paraplegic spinal cord injury

    December 6, 2017 by Shaera Rahim, Talia Rahif, Simren Rai and Marija Radenovic
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Reviews how people with spinal cord injuries can perform exercises and gains benefits from them.
  • Dangers of vitamin B12 deficiency

    December 5, 2017 by Dhruvika Joshi, Prabhjot Khabra, Minahil Jabeen and Vanessa Lombardo
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains what problems can occur due to vitamin B12 deficiency and how to obtain vitamin B12 through diet or supplements.
  • Latté insight into caffeine

    December 5, 2017 by Noor Tariq, Kristina Epifano, Veronica Cianfarani and Nikhil Kumar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Concept of caffeine, how it makes you feel and tips to avoid overconsumption
  • Exercise and mental health

    December 5, 2017 by Kulsum Saeed, Joel Purvis, Isfandyar Menon and Dominic Wozniak
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the benefits exercise can have on the mental health of students.
  • An overview of rabies

    December 5, 2017 by Cayla Lenefesty, Tiffany Sun, Victoria Claggett and Khaled Nawar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes what rabies is, how you get it, symptoms, treatment and statistics
  • Psychedelic drugs in treatment of addiction

    December 5, 2017 by Joel, Kulsum, Isfandyar and Dominic
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin as treatment for addiction
  • Flibanserin: The female Viagra

    December 5, 2017 by Tom Enbar, David Kalambet, Arshdeep Judgey and Megan Gold
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Promotes awareness of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women and looks at using Flibanserin to treat the condition.
  • Health benefits of cold showers

    December 5, 2017 by Dominic, Kulsum, Joel and Isfandyar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the health benefits of cold showers.
  • Pregnancy 101: How pregnancy tests work

    December 5, 2017 by Shara Chowdhury, Vanessa Miranda, Mishaal Qazi and Peter Tso
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses how pregnancy tests work, why women urinate on a small plastic sticks and what reactions are taking place to display a positive or negative result.
  • Unlearning learning styles

    December 5, 2017 by Shara Chowdhury, Vanessa Miranda, Mishaal Qazi and Peter Tso
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses where the learning style theory originated and why it continues to be popular among educators and students despite the lack of evidence.
  • Does the birth control pill lead to weight gain?

    December 5, 2017 by Raisa Ahmed, Jasmine Aulakh, Leena Anis and Beth Cohen
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains what the birth control pill is, the different types of birth control pills, how the pill works and if using the pill leads to long-term weight gain.
  • Welcome to EI support: Emotional intelligence

    December 5, 2017 by Ikra Saeed, Inna Ushcatz, Jill Northrup and Olivia Kohlmaier
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes how learning the techniques of EI can help people to change how others perceive them.
  • Milk: The superior hydrator

    December 5, 2017 by Isfandyar, Dominic, Kulsum and Joel
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Promotes milk as a superior hydrator and a complete recovery drink for athletes.
  • Understanding autism spectrum disorder

    December 5, 2017 by Veronica Cianfarani, Kristina Epifano, Noor Tariq and Nikhil Kumar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • Pregnancy 101: De-stress over prenatal stress

    December 5, 2017 by Shara Chowdhury, Vanessa Miranda, Mishaal Qazi and Peter Tso
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses how many expectant mothers experience stress during pregnancy as well as how anxiety may affect the baby.
  • To crack or not to crack!

    December 3, 2017 by Megan Gold, David Kalambet, Arshdeep Judgey and Tom Enbar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at biological and social aspects of knuckle cracking and debunks the myth that knuckle cracking causes osteoarthritis.
  • Is lipstick bad for your health?

    December 3, 2017 by Raisa Ahmed, Jasmine Aulakh, Leena Anis, Beth Cohen
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information about the chemicals in lipstick and how the chemicals can affect health.
  • Exercise during pregnancy: How safe is it?

    December 1, 2017 by Minahil Jabeen, Prabhjot Khabra, Vanessa Lombardo and Dhruvika Joshi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the safety and benefits of exercising during pregnancy
  • How much sleep do I really need?

    November 29, 2017 by Alisha Kang, Madeline Green-Holland, Joshua Youssef and Gajuna Mathiyalagan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses how many hours of sleep are recommended, what problems can be caused by over or under sleeping and how to improve sleep.
  • The good, the bad and the superbug

    November 28, 2017 by Liliana Wolak, Hanna Tessema, Vince Wu and Abdullah Shahzad
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Superbugs are discussed as well as factors contributing to antibiotic resistance and the treatment of antibiotic resistant diseases.
  • Dangers of emergent superbugs

    November 28, 2017 by David Kalambet, Tom Enbar, Arshdeep Judgey and Megan Gold
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Emergent superbugs, a threat to global health; antibiotic resistance and its impact on society
  • Music therapy for autism spectrum disorder

    November 27, 2017 by Curtis Menon, Jenna Price, Yousif Eliya and Balpreet Panesar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores music therapy as a treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • The truth about red wine

    November 27, 2017 by Minahil Jabeen, Dhruvika Joshi, Prabhjot Khabra and Vanessa Lombardo
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the truth about the health benefits of drinking red wine.
  • Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    November 27, 2017 by Andy Fensham, Angela Gupta, Navi (Harmandeep) Dhaliwal and Viktoriya Dyubanova
    • Demystifying Medicine
    How to make the best nutritional choices including for breakfast that will contribute to health.
  • What do we know about general anesthesia?

    November 27, 2017 by Andy Fensham, Angela Gupta, Navi (Harmandeep) Dhaliwal and Viktoriya Dyubanova
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the history of anesthesia, the different types of anesthesia and the theory behind the ability of anesthesia to induce unconsciousness.
  • Aloe vera demystified

    November 27, 2017 by Liliana Wolak, Hanna Tessema, Vince Wu and Abdullah Shahzad
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the health effects of aloe vera including wound healing, acne, weight loss and diabetes as well as adverse reactions.
  • Can you really be allergic to exercise? A look into food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis

    November 27, 2017 by Andy Fensham, Angela Gupta, Navi (Harmandeep) Dhaliwal and Viktoriya Dyubanova
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA), a severe allergic reaction during or after physical activity.
  • Demystifying the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

    November 26, 2017 by Yu Fei Xia, Zil E-Huma Nasir, Ivelina Velikova and Mohammed Abdul-Khaliq
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides an introduction to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which helps mental health professionals to understand and diagnose mental illness.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Through my eyes

    November 26, 2017 by Saima Ahmad, Atherai Maran, Candy Niu and Joy Sumin Park
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Demonstrates habits, behaviours and thoughts that a person with OCD may experience.
  • What are fevers and why might they be good for you?

    November 26, 2017 by Yu Fei Xia, Zil E-Huma Nasir, Ivelina Velikova and Mohammed Abdul-Khaliq
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Overview of theories of the existence and action of fevers in immunological response as well as the processes that the human body undergoes while in a state of fever
  • Contraceptives 101

    November 26, 2017 by Mohammad Shahzad, Liliana Wolak, Hanna Tessema and Vince Wu
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at physical barrier contraceptives and hormonal contraceptives and discusses function, effectiveness and adverse effects of each type.
  • Ten Interesting Facts about Cystic Fibrosis

    November 25, 2017 by Cayla Lenfesty, Tiffany Sun, Victoria Claggett and Khaled Nawar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video presents facts about cystic fibrosis.
  • Why is my hair red? Basic principles of inheritance

    November 24, 2017 by Ikra Saeed, Inna Ushcatz, Jill Northrup and Olivia Kohlmaier
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the basic principles of inheritance such as when a child has red hair while the parents do not.
  • A hole in the heart: Ventricular septal defect

    November 22, 2017 by Liliana Wolak, Hanna Tessema, Vince Wu and Abdullah Shahzed
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses a condition known as a "hole in the heart" — a congenital defect called ventricular septal defect.
  • Walk in my shoes: ADHD

    November 22, 2017 by Shara Chowdhury, Vanessa Miranda, Mishaal Qazi and Peter Tso
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the life of a person with ADHD, the symptoms of ADHD and its effects on individuals due to atypical brain functions.
  • Learning to love feedback

    November 22, 2017 by David Kalambet, Tom Enbar, Arshdeep Judgey and Megan Gold
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Demonstrates why it is a good idea to ask for feedback and search for ways to make one's best even better.
  • Are you there Quterus, It’s me, Peri!

    November 22, 2017 by Sandra Yousif, Rana Ghafouri, Ally Di Iorio and Varsha Jayansakar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Debunks myths regarding what happens when a young woman experiences her first period and clarifies what young women really need to know.
  • What is sleep paralysis?

    November 21, 2017 by Minahil Jabeen, Dhruvika Joshi, Prabhjot Khabra and Vanessa Lombardo
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores what sleep paralysis really is, its biological cause and presents tips to help prevent it.
  • Tension headaches

    November 18, 2017 by Veronica Cianfarani, Kristina Epifano, Nikhil Kumar and Noor Tariq
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Information about tension headaches including causes, biology and treatment options.
  • Fact or fiction? Carrots give you perfect vision

    November 9, 2017 by Curtis Menon, Jenna Price, Yousif Eliya and Balpreet Panesar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the myth that eating carrots improve eyesight and provides information on why it is important to eat carrots, what vitamins they provide and how it relates to eye health.
  • Is blue light alright for sleeping tight?

    November 6, 2017 by Curtis Menon, Jenna Price, Yousif Eliya and Balpreet Panesar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the health effects of blue light and provides tips on how to improve both sleep and health.
  • Do stress and spicy foods cause peptic ulcers?

    November 5, 2017 by Cayla Lenefesty, Tiffany Sun, Victoria Claggett and Khaled Nawar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Are stomach ulcers are the result of eating spicy foods or experiencing stress?
  • Why do we get sick when stressed?

    November 1, 2017 by Alisha Kang, Madeline Green-Holland, Joshua Youssef, and Gajuna Mathiyalagan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at stress response, symptoms of stress, how stress impacts health, habits that influence stress levels and resources for managing stress.
  • Busting sexual health myths: What is a hymen?

    October 30, 2017 by Saima Ahmad, Atherai Maran, Candy Niu and Joy Sumin Park
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides reliable information about the hymen.
  • Debunking myths about Lyme disease

    October 23, 2017 by Veronica Cianfarani, Kristina Epifano, Nikhil Kumar and Noor Tariq
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Debunks some commonly held beliefs about Lyme disease
  • Kangaroo care: Skin-to-skin contact

    October 18, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at how frequent and sustained skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her newborn can be beneficial for the baby.
  • A to Z of the fight or flight response

    October 17, 2017 by Khaled Nawar, Victoria Claggett, Cayla Lenefesty and Tiffany Sun
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes the stress response associated with cortisol and the fight or flight response associated with adrenaline.
  • An overview of schizophrenia

    October 11, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores schizophrenia, a biochemical brain disorder affects a person’s ability to determine what is reality and what is not.
  • Fibrosis and immunology

    September 25, 2017 by Students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    An interview with Dr. Kjetil Ask about fibrosis and immunology
  • An overview of dyslexia

    September 16, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    What is dyslexia? What causes it? How it is diagnosed? What are the treatment options?
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: An overview

    September 14, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    What is carpal tunnel syndrome, what causes it, how it is diagnosed and what are the treatment options?
  • Is using the computer in the dark bad for your eyes?

    June 18, 2017 by students from McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Does looking at computers in the dark cause eye strain, myopia or nearsightedness?
  • Research den: An analysis of liver polarization

    June 18, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Investigates the liver's important role in cell polarization.
  • What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

    June 6, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    An overview of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Pathophysiology of polycystic ovarian syndrome

    June 6, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains the pathophysiology of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Cancer immunotherapy: Harnessing the immune system to fight back

    May 27, 2017 by Helen Kim, Jessica Kun, Lyndsay Rayner, Nicole Vandenheuvel and Fadi Hana
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Focuses on adoptive cell transfer, an approach that utilizes T-cells or cells of your immune system in order to fight back against invading cancer cells.
  • Vaccines and autism: Medical myth

    May 16, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Debunking myth that vaccines may be a cause of autism
  • ICU and PTSD

    May 8, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the symptoms of patients after staying in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and the innovative preventative programs designed to combat the negative effects.
  • Can multivitamin supplements increase your overall health?

    May 8, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    What occurs in the body when multivitamins are ingested and what happens when the recommended daily value is exceeded.
  • An overview of osteoporosis

    May 8, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at osteoporosis, its prevalence, causes and treatment.
  • What is breast cancer?

    May 8, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information about what breast cancer is, what its risk factors are and insights into breast cancer research.
  • Can a Mediterranean diet lower cancer risk?

    May 6, 2017 by Justin Lu, Allan Tran, Nayab Zafar, and Nathania Ofori
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Informs about the significance and relevance of the claim that the Mediterranean diet may prevent cancer incidence.
  • Probiotics and heart health

    May 1, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine
    • Demystifying Medicine
    How consuming probiotics can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Zika virus: Should we be concerned?

    April 23, 2017 by (Ahmad) Zubair Banoor, Vanessa Sheng, Lavan Sivarajah and Danil Kopylov
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Where did the Zika virus come from and how do you know if you have it?
  • Teen depression

    April 21, 2017 by students from McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the issues involved with teen depression.
  • Exercise and stroke

    April 21, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    How exercise can improve patient condition after a stroke.
  • Alopecia areata: Why am I balding?

    April 19, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes what alopecia areata is and the people the condition effects.
  • The adventures of Little Blue Riding Hood: Fight or flight response

    April 17, 2017 by Stanis Xavier, Sina Nastarani, Mannish Jogendran and Noor Al-Switi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information about the fight-or-flight response mechanism that is activated in humans when faced with a perceived threat.
  • Male pattern baldness — Truth be told

    April 15, 2017 by Stanis Xavier, Sina Nastarani, Mannish Jogendran and Noor Al-Switi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the causation of androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) and treatments.
  • Maroon's Anatomy: End-stage renal disease

    April 15, 2017 by Stanis Xavier, Sina Nastarani, Mannish Jogendran and Noor Al-Switi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the processes involved in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), otherwise known as kidney failure.
  • What are genetically modified organisms?

    April 10, 2017 by Atika Qavi, Jesse Sidhu, Kamran Badalov and Ashish Mathews
    • Demystifying Medicine
    What are genetically modified organisms? Why they are used? What are the pros and cons of creating and consuming them?
  • Mentally unfit to stand trial

    April 10, 2017 by Aneesha Ghosh, Arani Muthurajah, Bakht Awar-Khan and William Zizek
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes the process of declaring someone unfit to stand trial and explores the stigma associated it.
  • Misconceptions about marijuana

    April 7, 2017 by Kavena Sivakumar, Alice Nassar, Halla Rahman, Waleed Dhillon and Elise MacLean
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Addresses misconceptions about marijuana including side effects and using marijuana to alleviate symptoms of medical conditions.
  • HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis

    April 7, 2017 by Kavena Sivakumar, Alice Nassar, Halla Rahman, Waleed Dhillon and Elise MacLean
    • Demystifying Medicine
    HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as HIV PrEP, as a means to prevent HIV-1 infection
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

    April 7, 2017 by Kavena Sivakumar, Alice Nassar, Halla Rahman, Waleed Dhillon and Elise MacLean
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses obsessive-compulsive disorder, its prevalence, causes, symptoms and current treatments.
  • Alcohol consumption: Fast facts and how to stay safe

    April 6, 2017 by Monica Naddafi, Amandeep Singh, Chante Ellis, Aqsa Hanif and Keerelos Tawadros
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Composition, various forms, types and recreational use of alcohol
  • Artificial sweeteners: Fighting or fueling obesity?

    April 6, 2017 by Stanley Wong, Karan Talwar, Cara McDiarmid, Tara Regmi and Jessica Gualteri
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Is it healthy to consumer artificial sweeteners or are there better alternatives?
  • Is cardiovascular disease really linked to a high-fat diet?

    April 6, 2017 by Monica Naddafi, Amandeep Singh, Chante Ellis, Aqsa Hanif & Keerelos Tawadros
    • Demystifying Medicine
    What evidence links or correlates a high-fat diet to cardiovascular disease?
  • Does cold weather actually make you sick?

    April 6, 2017 by Monica Naddafi, Amandeep Singh, Chante Ellis, Aqsa Hanif and Keerelos Tawadros
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Debunking the common myth that cold weather causes people to become sick.
  • Get your grandparents moving!

    April 6, 2017 by Stanley Wong, Karan Talwar, Cara McDiarmid, Tara Regmi and Jessica Gualteri
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the importance of exercise for the elderly.
  • Let's talc! The link between baby powder and ovarian cancer

    April 6, 2017 by Stanley Wong, Karan Talwar, Cara McDiarmid, Tara Regmi and Jessica Gualteri
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the link between the use of talc and the increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
  • Cataracts 101

    April 6, 2017 by Stanley Wong, Karan Talwar, Cara McDiarmid, Tara Regmi and Jessica Gualteri
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the biological causes of cataracts, what cataracts are and the surgery involved in removing them.
  • Is a healthy lifestyle the key to longevity?

    April 5, 2017 by (Ahmad) Zubair Banoor, Vanessa Sheng, Lavan Sivarajah and Danil Kopylov
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the influence on aging of telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of DNA strands that shorten over time.
  • Zika virus: Explained

    April 3, 2017 by Corey Negin, Devin Glim, Aman Gill, Helen Marzec and Kimberly Dias
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Media coverage of the Zika virus, the history of the disease, transmission of the infection, areas of the world that are more susceptible, symptoms, treatment and prevention
  • Effects of alcohol on the brain

    April 3, 2017 by Corey Negin, Devin Glim, Aman Gill, Helen Marzec and Kimberly Dias
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the effects of underage drinking on the brain
  • Does gum really stay in your stomach for seven years?

    April 3, 2017 by Corey Negin, Devin Glim, Aman Gill, Helen Marzec and Kimberly Dias
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Does gum remain in the stomach for seven years after being swallowed
  • Experience of depression

    April 3, 2017 by Corey Negin, Devin Glim, Aman Gill, Helen Marzec and Kimberly Dias
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides insight about the reality of battling depression on a daily basis.
  • Sensory compensation: A myth?

    April 2, 2017 by Muhammad Mateen, Karam Noel, Meena Al Saigh and Michael Romaniuk
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Evaluates the idea that when one sense such as sight is lost, another sense such as hearing may improve.
  • Alzheimer's disease: A caregiver's perspective

    April 2, 2017 by Zunaira Tariq, Hailey Leroux, Semir Bulle and Shatha Jaber
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Information about caring for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's disease
  • Do people really have right or left brain personalities?

    April 2, 2017 by Zunaira Tariq, Hailey Leroux, Semir Bulle and Shatha Jaber
    • Demystifying Medicine
    What does research say about right vs left brain tests or the idea of hemispheric dominance.
  • Principles of immunology: "The Wizard of Organ Transplants"

    March 30, 2017 by students for McMaster Demystifying Medicine seminar series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Focuses on the basic immunological mechanisms of organ transplants.
  • BCAAs: More gains or more lies?

    March 29, 2017 by Coomal Rashid, Manu Sharma, Shara Chowdhury and Aisha Ikra Saeed
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores claims that consuming BCAAs improves athletic performance and endurance.
  • Antibiotics and the genomic approach

    March 29, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine seminar series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    History of antibiotics and modern scientific advances including the genomic approach
  • What you need to know about macronutrients

    March 29, 2017 by Shara Chowdhury, Coomal Rashid, Ikra Saeed and Manu Sharma
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks into macronutrients and what you can do to ensure you are eating the recommended amount for your healthy diet.
  • Energy drinks: Worth the hype?

    March 29, 2017 by Coomal Rashid, Aisha Ikra Saeed, Shara Chowdhury and Manu Sharma
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at energy drinks, how different ingredients in them interact within the body and the health effects of these ingredients.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Symptoms and diagnosis

    March 29, 2017 by Coomal Rashid, Aisha Ikra Saeed, Shara Chowdhury and Manu Sharma
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at rheumatoid arthritis, how prevalent it is and how it is diagnosed.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Treatments

    March 29, 2017 by Coomal Rashid, Aisha Ikra Saeed, Shara Chowdhury and Manu Sharma
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes treatments and medications for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Lifestyle changes

    March 29, 2017 by Coomal Rashid, Aisha Ikra Saeed, Shara Chowdhury and Manu Sharma
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at life style changes that may help patients living with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • An overview of xerostomia: Dry mouth

    March 28, 2017 by Kamran Badalov, Ashish Mathews, Atika Qavi and Jesse Sidhu
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes xerostomia, its causes, how it is diagnosed and treatment options.
  • Insomnia

    March 28, 2017 by Chantal Gillett, Shalini Namathirtham, Tanya Kakkar, Harris Joseph and Kahiye Warsame
    • Demystifying Medicine
    An overview of insomnia including its symptoms, diagnostic criteria and management strategies.
  • Computer vision syndrome : "Mo screens, mo problems" ft. Eyez Cube & The Bad Eyed Peas

    March 27, 2017 by Muhammad Mateen, Karam Noel, Meena Al Saigh and Michael Romaniuk
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes computer vision syndrome and its symptoms experienced by frequent users of digital devices.
  • Peanut allergy in children

    March 26, 2017 by Aneesha Ghosh, Arani Muthurajah, Bakht Awar-Khan and William Zizek
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Developing a peanut allergy can be detrimental to the quality of life
  • Green tea detox

    March 26, 2017 by Arani Muthurajah, Aneesha Ghosh, Bakht Awar-Khan and William Zizek
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the ability of antioxidants in green tea to detoxify the body of accumulated toxins, providing health benefits.
  • Does Nutella cause cancer?

    March 26, 2017 by Aneesha Ghosh, Arani Muthurajah, Bakht Awar-Khan and William Zizek
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Evaluates the claim that Nutella may cause cancer and whether or not Nutella is detrimental to our health.
  • Healthy feet are happy feet: The diabetic foot

    March 23, 2017 by Lily S. M. Liu, Sara Levine, Zainab Naimpoor and Brittany Marinelli
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at foot health care for diabetic patients, reviews the causes, risks, prevention and management strategies for foot ulcers.
  • It's spicy and we love it!

    March 23, 2017 by Jilin Zhang, Alysha Gillis, Harris Joseph and Paul Rooprai
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the link between spicy foods and stomach ulcers.
  • What is a spinal cord injury?

    March 22, 2017 by Manveer Singh, Emma Hudson, Patricia Kitala and Shahriar Ameri
    • Demystifying Medicine
    An overview of spinal cord injuries and research including epidemiology, causes, symptoms, treatments and cures.
  • Maroon's anatomy: Low cholesterol linked to violence

    March 15, 2017 by Stanis Xavier, Sina Nastarani, Mannish Jogendran and Noor Al-Switi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the relationship between occurrences of low cholesterol and episodes of violent behaviour.
  • Type 1 diabetes

    March 13, 2017 by students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides an overview of type 1 diabetes, a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
  • Slow the effects of cognitive aging with the Mediterranean diet

    March 13, 2017 by Alysha Gillis, Harris Joseph, Paul Rooprai and Yilin Zhang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Defines the Mediterranean diet and describes how it is beneficial for cognitive aging.
  • Are blue eyes actually brown? What determines eye colour?

    March 9, 2017 by (Ahmad) Zubair Banoor, Vanessa Sheng, Lavan Sivarajah and Danil Kopylov
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Examines the role of melanin, a naturally brown pigment, in determining eye colour.
  • What is multiple sclerosis?

    March 8, 2017 by Emma Hudson, Patricia Kitala, Manveer Singh, Shahriar Ameri
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Overview of multiple sclerosis (MS) and current research
  • Yoga 101: The basics of yoga

    March 6, 2017 by Monica Naddafi, Amandeep Singh, Chante Ellis, Aqsa Hanif and Keerelos Tawadros
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the history of yoga, yoga basics and demystifies notions about who can practice yoga.
  • What is marijuana?

    February 27, 2017 by Emma Hudson, Patricia Kitala, Manveer Singh, Shahriar Ameri
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Presents an overview on how marijuana exerts its effects, its medical uses and effects from long-term use.
  • What is peritoneal dialysis?

    February 14, 2017 by Ben Koonsakda, Sanam Gurm, Bandeep Kaur, Ahmed Khan and Sara Halawa
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains what peritoneal dialysis is and how it may lead to peritoneal fibrosis.
  • Demystifying birth control pills

    February 14, 2017 by Michelle Goldsand, Thomas Priyans, Charife Rabah and Zarwa Ayesha Saqib
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes the female reproductive system and how birth control pills work to alter the menstrual cycle.
  • Blue light effect at night

    February 12, 2017 by Alysha Gillis, Harris Joseph, Paul Rooprai and Yilin Zhang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    How sleep is disrupted by artificial light sources such as those from our electronic devices.
  • Depression: A student's perspective

    February 7, 2017 by Zunaira Tarique, Shatha Jaber, Semir Bulle and Haley Leroux
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Educates students about depression in order to minimize the stigma that is associated with the medical condition.
  • What are panic attacks?

    February 7, 2017 by Emma Hudson, Patricia Kitala, Manveer Singh and Shahriar Ameri
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information about panic attacks and panic disorder — a condition where recurrent panic attacks are diagnosed.
  • What is shingles?

    February 6, 2017 by Jesse Sidhu, Kamran Badalov, Ashish Mathews and Atika Qavi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    An overview of shingles (herpes zoster) and the process in which it occurs in the body.
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Risk factors and diagnosis

    February 1, 2017 by Students for McMaster's Demystifying Medicine seminar series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Risk factors and diagnosis involved with IPF
  • Developing an artificial kidney: Part 1 with Peter Margetts

    January 30, 2017 by Dr. Peter Margetts, professor of medicine at McMster University and nephrologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Presents an overview of chronic kidney disease and treatment options for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD).
  • Developing an artificial kidney: Part 2 with Kim Jones

    January 30, 2017 by Dr. Kim Jones, associate professor of chemical engineering at McMaster University
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Reviews the problems involved with the development of an implantable artificial kidney.
  • Developing an artificial kidney: Part 3 with Morteza Ahmadi

    January 30, 2017 by Dr. Morteza Ahmadi, co-founder and CEO of Qidni Labs
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the development of an implantable bioartificial kidney.
  • What to do when you can’t conceive?

    January 30, 2017 by Jordana Leader, Bianca Bantoto, Bilal Chaudhary, Megan Vierhout and Claudia Yousif
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Dr. Art Leader discusses infertility, a common health concern among couples.
  • How do I contract malaria?

    January 15, 2017 by Students for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Life cycle of the Plasmodium parasite responsible for malaria and its associated pathophysiology
  • Why are kidney transplant wait-lists so long?

    January 15, 2017 by students for Demystifying Medicine at McMaster University
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the factors involved in the long wait-times for kidney transplants.
  • How do kidney stones form?

    January 14, 2017 by Bianca Bantoto, Bilal Chaudhary, Jordana Leader, Megan Vierhout and Claudia Yousif
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains what kidney stones are made of, how they form, and how they can be prevented.
  • Alzheimer's disease vs. dementia

    January 14, 2017 by Claudia Yousif, Bianca Bantoto, Bilal Chaudhary, Jordana Leader and Megan Vierhout
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Outlines the similarities and differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease



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