February 24, 2021
A large study of people living on five continents, led by researchers at McMaster University and the University of Toronto, has found a diet high in poor quality carbohydrates leads to a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death.
February 9, 2021
McMaster University researchers are leading a large international study to test drugs to treat COVID-19 patients. The trial will evaluate the effectiveness of ivermectin, metformin and fluvoxamine on preventing COVID-19 disease progression, and the researchers say the results could be known in as short a time as two to three months.
February 1, 2021
More than 432,000 Canadians over the age of 65 are living with dementia, but there is no current estimate of undiagnosed dementia in Canada. A new investment in a flagship research initiative led by McMaster University will change that by addressing the knowledge gap around undiagnosed dementia and improving understanding of known and emerging risk factors related to the disease.
January 29, 2021
Social movements, fuelled by social media, can be an important public health tool to support vulnerable community members, particularly during a pandemic, according to new research from McMaster University.
January 28, 2021
Mohit Bhandari, a McMaster professor who has pioneered evidence-based research in surgery, is taking the chair of the Department of Surgery at McMaster University on Feb. 1. Pending final approvals by the university, he will also hold the John A. Bauer Chair in Surgery.
January 13, 2021
To ensure decision-makers have access to the best COVID-19 science in a timely manner, the federal government is investing $1 million to support the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-makers (COVID-END) hosted at McMaster University.
December 17, 2020
An international collaboration led by HEI's Holger Schünemann has developed a living map of recommendations for the prevention and care of COVID-19.
December 15, 2020
Arrti Bhasin, HRM PhD candidate, is one of two recipients of the 2020 David L. Sackett Scholarship.
December 15, 2020
Jillian Halladay, HRM PhD candidate, is one of two recipients of the 2020 David L. Sackett Scholarship.
December 14, 2020
Research from McMaster University shows the Ontario retirement homes impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are those with more residents, those connected to a nursing home, owned by large corporations, or offering many on-site services.
December 7, 2020
Sixteen Faculty of Health Sciences researchers are among 18 McMaster University affiliated scientists who have been recognized as among the top one per cent of scientists in the world according to their citations.
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.