- Lyn Turkstra (School of Rehabilitation Science) talked to several CBC regional radio stations about stuttering after potential U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden opened up about his own history.
- Parminder Raina (Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging) spoke to Zoomer Magazine about living better as we age.
What is the coronavirus?
- Matthew Miller (McMaster Immunology Research Center/Biochemistry and Biomedical Neurosciences) spoke to CBC.ca, CHML radio and Brabant community paper about how worried Canadians should be about the coronavirus.
Reversing Type 2 diabetes
- Natalia McInnes (Medicine) spoke to the Ottawa Citizen about the REMIT trial, looking at whether a drug-free remission can potentially last permanently.
Fix fractured hip instead of total replacement
- Mohit Bhandari (Surgery) spoke to The Times of India about a multi-center global study he is leading looking at the benefits of partial vs. total hip replacement.
First exposure to a flu virus sets immunity for life
- HealthDay, UPI.com, Breitbart and CBC Radio reported on a study by Matthew Miller (McMaster Immunology Research Center/Biochemistry and Biomedical Neurosciences) that found that being born in an H1N1 year or an H3N2 year matters.
Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy
- Douglas Mack (Pediatrics) did a series of CBC radio interviews about how offering kids peanut protein may lesson an allergic reaction.
Undercover investigation into conversion therapy
- Gary Chaimowitz (Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences) was interview for a CTV W5 investigative report on the practice of conversion therapy and how attempting to change sexual orientation can impact a person.
How do you stop bullying?
- Jean Clinton (Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences) a member of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board bullying review panel participated in a CBC Hamilton Facebook live discussion on the topic.
Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way
- Beth Culp’s (Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences) discovery of a new group of antibiotics with a unique approach to attacking bacteria was reported on by several media organizations, including CBC Hamilton, Aaj News (Pakistan), International Business Times, Quebec Science, Irish Independent, Technology.org, Mirage News, Daily Express, and The Sun.
The efficacy of face masks and coronavirus
- The Telegraph (India) published a New York Times article that quoted Mark Loeb (Pathology and Molecular Medicine/Medicine/IIDR) on the effectiveness of face masks in blocking the new respiratory infection.
A plan to tackle coronavirus
- The National Post, The Globe and Mail and other media reported on CIHR representatives, including Charu Kaushic (Pathology and Molecular Medicine), returning from two days of talks with the international research community at a World Health Organization forum in Geneva. Kaushic was also quoted in a National Post story about finding Singapore’s patient zero.
An egg a day is OK
- There was further coverage this week at MSN, Medical Brief (Africa), Dunya News (Islamabad), and The Atlanta Journal Constitution of a study led by Mahshid Dehghan (Population Health Research Institute) on how moderate egg consumption is not a risk for cardiovascular disease.
Hamilton’s peak flu season is here
- Mark Loeb (Pathology and Molecular Medicine/Medicine/IIDR) was quoted at Global News about the best time to get the flu shot.
Scurvy is still a thing in Canada
- Kayla Dadgar (alumna, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine) spoke to CTV News about research that shows that scurvy is still found in Canada. The interview was aired by CTV stations across Canada.