Hospital workers on the front lines of COVID-19 share how their patients moved them. Dr. Rebecca Amer (Medicine/Respirology) spoke to The Hamilton Spectator about the difficulty of hospital isolation on the critically ill and how video calls can improve mental health and combat loneliness.
Youth anti-vaping campaign. Marcel Tunks (Medicine) spoke to The Hamilton Spectator about health concerns around vaping.
Dangers of vaping are still emerging. CTV's Your Morning and CBC Radio's The World This Hour interviewed Martin Kolb (Respirology) about emerging evidence of the dangers of vaping.
Why dogs are better than cats according to science. Newsweek talked to Mark Larché (Medicine/Immunology and Allergy) about why people are more likely to be allergic to cats than dogs.The piece was picked up by MSN.com and MSN Australia.
Why seasonal allergies are getting worse for city dwellers. The CBC interviewed Susan Waserman (Medicine/ Immunology and Allergy) about rise in allergies in urban areas.
The dangers of vaping. Martin Kolb (Medicine/Firestone Institute) spoke to CBC The National, CBC Metro Morning and CTV about the increasing concern of respirology problems from the growth of vaping.
The latest in allergy advice. Susan Waserman (Medicine/Allergy and Immunology) was featured in an ‘Ask the Expert’ column in Zoomer magazine.
Thumb sucking could be healthy. Practical Parenting quoted Malcolm Sears (Medicine) in an article about research that shows children who sucked their thumbs or bit their nails had a low risk of getting allergies.
Lung health risks and benefits of using cannabis. The Regina Leader-Post wrote about Jeremy Hirota(Medicine) receiving a cannabis research award to investigate whether smoking cannabis increases the risk of developing viral respiratory tract infections.
Allergens that can make you itch, sneeze or cough. Susan Waserman (Medicine/Allergy and Immunology) spoke to Global News about how to treat seasonal allergies.
Grants to study medicinal cannabis. NewKerala.com noted that Jeremy Hirota (Medicine/Respirology) has received a grant to study whether smoking cannabis increases the risk of viral respiratory tract infections.
Allergy fact or fiction. Susan Waserman (Allergy and Immunology) spoke to The Weather Channel about myths around allergies.
Adults can lose immunity as they age. Dawn Bowdish (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) talked to Global News about vaccines and how antibodies that were created during boosters start to wane as adults age.
1M Canadians living with asthma. City News (Vancouver) posted a media release where Paul O'Byrne(Medicine/Respirology) commented on research showing that one-third of asthma patients experience symptoms that cause them to stop or avoid certain activities.
Dirty rubber ducks connected to superbugs. Two IIDR scientists, Dawn Bowdish (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) and Lori Burrows (Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences), were interviewed by CBC Radio Syndication about bath toys being filled with potentially harmful antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Seeing asthma. CTV News spoke to Parameswaren Nair (Medicine) about research using an MRI to get a picture about how much a patient with asthma’s lungs were or wer enot being used.
Unlocking the cause of rising allergies. Susan Waserman (Medicine) spoke to the National Post about why allergic reactions could be increasing.
What is pollen? The ultimate springtime question answered. Susan Waserman (Medicine) spoke to Metro US about how allergies develop. She also spoke to The Weather Network about what to expect from allergies throughout the year and to CBC about a new food allergy guide that aims to save lives on campus.
Study reveals alternative treatment for mild asthma. The CBC, Hamilton Spectator and MedPageTodayinterviewed Paul O’Byrne (Medicine) about his research published in the NEJM that shows a combined-drug inhaler is a better choice than the rescue inhaler typically used by people with mild asthma.
Building up a tolerance to allergy. Susan Waserman (Medicine)spoke to Newstalk 770 and OMNI FM about a clinical trial of an oral immunotherapy regimen that aims to reduce kid’s sensitivity to peanut allergy.
The Daily Mail, CTV News, Medical Express, Gears of Biz, Celebrity Rave, News2read and more media covered a new finding from the Canadian CHILD study led by Malcolm Sears (Medicine) and Max Tran (BHSc graduate) that will help doctors better predict which children will develop asthma and allergies.