November 18, 2020
A study of international air travellers arriving in Toronto has released an interim report, showing encouraging results from airport-based COVID-19 testing followed by home-based collection during quarantine and offering insights that could help shape policy surrounding COVID-19 safety.
November 13, 2020
An international study of people with no previous heart disease or stroke, but at intermediate risk, found the polypill alone may reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, revascularization procedures (such as angioplasty or heart surgery) or other cardiovascular incidents by about 20 per cent, and the combination of the polypill and aspirin may reduce those cardiovascular events by up to 40 per cent.
November 3, 2020
Indigenous knowledges, practices and community strengths are helping protect Indigenous families and communities around the world from COVID-19.
October 30, 2020
McMaster University has been awarded $2.5 million by the Government of Canada to support the McMaster HealthLabs Canadian International COVID-19 Surveillance Border Study at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
October 26, 2020
Hamilton businessman David Braley, whose investment in McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences enabled tremendous growth in research, training and infrastructure, died Oct. 26 in Burlington. He was 79.
October 23, 2020
The McMaster University community is remembering Michael Gent, professor emeritus in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and renowned biostatistician, who passed away on October 20, 2020. He was 86.
October 5, 2020
The CP@clinic is an innovative chronic disease prevention and health promotion program developed by a team of researchers at McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine.
October 1, 2020
A $4-million investment from Canada's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force will launch a national study to investigate the burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection among aging Canadians, a population that has been shown to be at greatest risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 disease.
September 21, 2020
The appointment of Alfonso Iorio as chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) has been announced by Paul O’Byrne, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
September 18, 2020
Five McMaster University professors, all members of the Faculty of Health Sciences, are joining the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) as fellows.
September 15, 2020
It has been a year since the release of the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine, and already, it’s been accessed by tens of thousands of people around the world.
September 15, 2020
McMaster University professor and scientist Salim Yusuf is the 2020 recipient of the prestigious McLaughlin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada.
September 14, 2020
Two researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences have been named new Canada Research Chairs, while a third has been renewed.
September 8, 2020
Mark Loeb and Dawn Bowdish, both professors of pathology and molecular medicine of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, are being honoured by the Royal Society of Canada.
September 3, 2020
McMaster HealthLabs, Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority today announced that they will partner on a voluntary COVID-19 study of international travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
September 2, 2020
McMaster has been named one of the top 70 universities in the world, according to an internationally influential ranking encompassing more than 1,500 institutions worldwide.
September 2, 2020 by Charlotte Miller
Dr. Alfonos Iorio is the latest McMaster University community member to join the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare (MGDII) College of Health Inventors.
September 1, 2020
McMaster is launching The Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats, to ensure Canada and the world are better able to manage the human and economic devastation of COVID-19 and avert future pandemics.
August 17, 2020
Two new evidence reviews related to acute musculoskeletal injuries like strains and sprains suggest other forms of treatments are as effective as opioids and have less risk of harms to patients.
August 5, 2020
Much has been made recently about the new antiviral drug remdesivir for COVID-19 patients, but a McMaster University-led guideline for physicians warns that it would only be used in the most serious cases, and more research is needed.
August 4, 2020
Even though they were both Mac grads, Arnav Agarwal ‘14 and Rishi Bansal ‘20 hadn’t met – until they both had similar ideas to capture the untold stories of COVID-19 frontline workers.