• Context is key for improving health research among Indigenous peoples

    May 28, 2018
    • News Article
    Researchers must understand the historical and social context of Indigenous health research, while valuing the unique knowledge, skills and experiences of Indigenous people, in order to conduct meaningful health research, according to an analysis by McMaster researchers in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
  • Meet the 2018 Faculty of Health Sciences valedictorian

    May 28, 2018
    • News Article
    What emoji best represents you? What is your definition of success? Meet Sonia Perez, valedictorian at the May 24 convocation for the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Family medicine music to graduate's ears

    May 24, 2018
    • News Article
    Medical student Paul Carr was on an internal medicine rotation at Hamilton General Hospital when he noticed someone familiar walking down the hall.
  • Medical grad returning home to Eastern Canada to help fill need for family doctors

    May 23, 2018
    • News Article
    It's a busy time for Carl Marshall as he marks the completion of his medical degree from McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. He's in the process of preparing to move from St. Catharines to Corner Brook, N.L., where he will be based for his two-year rural family medicine residency through Memorial University.
  • Medical journalist, HIV specialist receiving honorary degrees at spring convocation

    May 22, 2018
    • News Article
    Two respected leaders in their fields, one a journalist and the other a doctor, are being recognized with honorary degrees from McMaster University. Avis Favaro, the medical specialist​at CTV National News, and Anne-Marie Zajdlik, a family physician and HIV specialist, will be presented with the honour this week during spring convocation ceremonies for McMaster's Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Study demonstrates new treatment for severe asthma

    May 22, 2018
    • News Article
    Researchers from McMaster University and the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, together with colleagues at other partnering institutions, have developed a new method to treat severe asthma.
  • McMaster prof leads team developing approach to assess hemophilia research

    May 22, 2018
    • News Article
    Patients are helping researchers, including those at McMaster University, clarify the essential aspects of assessing the value of gene therapy in hemophilia.
  • International study suggests alternative treatment for mild asthma

    May 17, 2018
    • News Article
    A large international study led by a McMaster researcher has found a patient-centric treatment that works for people with mild asthma.
  • Mac lab finds tie between gut and pre-leukemia

    May 17, 2018
    • News Article
    A link between signals from the microbiota in the gut and leukemia has been discovered in a collaborative study between a McMaster University lab run by associate professor of medicine Elena Verdú and led by the University of Chicago.
  • McMaster alumna wins Sibley Award for teaching

    May 16, 2018
    • News Article
    Patricia (Pat) Ford, an assistant clinical professor of McMaster University's School of Nursing, is the 2018 recipient of the John C. Sibley Award for excellence in education. The award is presented annually to a part-time faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the education of health professionals. It is named in honour of the former associate dean at McMaster known locally and internationally for his interdisciplinary approach to community health.
  • Indigenous lead takes nursing award

    May 10, 2018
    • News Article
    Bernice Downey, assistant professor of the School of Nursing, has received an award for excellence in nursing education and scholarship from the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN).
  • Kaushic named scientific director of CIHR institute

    May 3, 2018
    • News Article
    A McMaster University expert in women's reproductive health has been named the scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Infection and Immunity. Charu Kaushic was formally announced as the new scientific director today. The position begins July 1, 2018.
  • McMaster experts recognized with Canada Research Chairs

    May 3, 2018
    • News Article
    Five Faculty of Health Sciences researchers have received renewals of their Canada Research Chairs (CRC) in an announcement by the federal government today. The expertise of nine McMaster researchers was recognized with an investment of nearly $10 million from the CRC program.
  • Three McMaster health sciences professors join prestigious Order of Canada

    June 29, 2018
    • News Article
    Three Faculty of Health Sciences professors are among four McMaster University faculty members becoming members of the Order of Canada. Their appointments were announced today by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. Andrea Baumann is the associate vice-president, global health for the Faculty of Health Sciences; Mohit Bhandari is a professor of surgery for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine; and Jack Gauldie is a professor emeritus of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.
  • Analysis of patient data supports combined-drug asthma treatment

    June 28, 2018
    • News Article
    The safety of the use of a combined drug for asthma management is supported by a meta-analysis of a significant amount of clinical trial data. A group of international researchers, including McMaster University's Paul O'Byrne, conducted the analysis to better understand the safety, as measured by serious asthma events, of long-acting beta2-agonists, or LABAs, when administered with an inhaled glucocorticoid.
  • Mountjoy to lead Waterloo medical school campus

    June 25, 2018
    • News Article
    Margo Mountjoy has been appointed the regional assistant dean of the Waterloo Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. A faculty member of McMaster University since 2009, Mountjoy starts her new role on July 1, 2018.
  • Liz Darling named assistant dean of midwifery

    June 20, 2018
    • News Article
    A McMaster-trained midwife has been appointed the assistant dean of the Midwifery Education Program of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Liz Darling is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology. She is also an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and holds an associate appointment in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact.
  • Study suggests cannabis does not increase suicidal behaviour in psychiatric patients

    June 14, 2018
    • News Article
    McMaster University researchers have found there is no significant association between cannabis use and suicidal behaviour in people with psychiatric disorders. The study findings contrast with pre-existing data that shows the drug is linked to an increased chance of suicidal behaviour in the general population.
  • McMaster professor seeks to stop the bleeding

    June 1, 2018
    • News Article
    Developing new ways to improve the treatment of patients with bleeding disorders is the priority for the new Bayer Chair for Clinical Epidemiology Research and Bleeding Disorders at McMaster University.
  • Faculty scoops a Banting and six Vanier awards

    July 20, 2018
    • News Article
    Six graduate students of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are among 10 from McMaster University who have received the Government of Canada's most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. In addition, a FHS researcher will be a 2018 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • Study suggests psychotherapy beneficial for post-surgical pain

    July 17, 2018
    • News Article
    Psychotherapy for surgical patients is effective for reducing persistent pain and physical impairment, while simply providing education has no effect, suggests a study led by McMaster University researchers. Persistent post-surgical pain affects between 10 to 80 per cent of patients after common operations. In addition, surgical patients with psychological factors such as depression or anxiety are more likely to develop chronic pain.
  • McMaster medical student wins international hematology award

    July 11, 2018
    • News Article
    Nicholas Jackson Chornenki is someone who always puts his best foot forward. The second-year student of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine knew the other nominees would be top-notch as he assembled his application for the physician-scientist career development award from the American Society of Hematology (ASH), but he wouldn't let it deter him.
  • Updated guideline recommended for screening of pregnant women

    July 10, 2018
    • News Article
    First-trimester screening of pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria, which are higher than normal bacteria levels without symptoms of a bladder infection, is recommended by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. A McMaster University faculty member is the first author of the updated guideline, which has been published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
  • New insight into Huntington's disease may open door to drug development

    July 9, 2018
    • News Article
    McMaster University researchers have developed a new theory on Huntington's disease which is being welcomed for showing promise to open new avenues of drug development for the condition. Huntington's disease is caused by a mutation in the gene that makes the protein called huntingtin. A team of researchers led by McMaster has found there is a unique type of signalling coming from damaged DNA, that signals huntingtin activity in DNA repair, and that this signalling is defective in Huntington's disease.
  • Carroll named vice-dean and executive director of School of Nursing

    July 4, 2018
    • News Article
    Sandra Carroll has been appointed as vice-dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and executive director of the School of Nursing at McMaster University. Carroll formally started her five-year term on July 1, 2018, after serving as the acting associate dean and director of the School of Nursing since last July.
  • Title changes for health sciences academic administrators

    July 4, 2018
    • News Article
    The senior academic administrators of the Faculty of Health Sciences now have new titles. The change is in response to a review which found the titles of individuals responsible for education and research of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University did not align with those of their counterparts at the other 16 Faculties and medical schools across the country.
  • Changing the way we search for antibiotics - with a $200, 3D-printed box

    August 29, 2018
    • News Article
    A small, black box developed in a McMaster University lab could change the way scientists search for new antibiotics. The Printed Fluorescence Imaging Box - or PFIbox, for short - is capable of collecting massive amounts of data that will help researchers in the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research in their quest to discover new antibiotics.
  • Rethinking a healthy diet from a global perspective

    August 28, 2018
    • News Article
    Recommendations for a high quality diet to avoid cardiovascular disease were developed in high-income countries two to three decades ago. They don't consider other parts of the world or how diets have changed. Now scientists of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences are using research from several large global studies to develop an updated, international approach of identifying a healthy diet.
  • Cancer may lurk behind major internal bleeding in cardiovascular disease patients

    August 27, 2018
    • News Article
    Patients with cardiovascular disease who develop major internal bleeding are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, a large international clinical trial has found. Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding are 18 times more likely to be diagnosed with GI tract cancer, and those who have major genitourinary (GU) tract bleeding are 80-fold more likely to be diagnosed with GU cancer, than patients without internal GI or GU bleeding, respectively.
  • Machine learning for brain research focus of McMaster symposium

    August 27, 2018
    • News Article
    The next major frontier in brain research will be explored at a collaborative session organized by McMaster University. The Machine Learning for Brain Health Symposium is set for Friday, Sept. 7.
  • PHRI scientists stand out at conference

    August 24, 2018
    • News Article
    The European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich, Germany next week will see a large delegation from the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences take to the stage. The presentations between Aug. 25 and 29 will include COMPASS trial results in context of other secondary prevention strategies, and PURE study findings that could influence global dietary guidelines.
  • Simple score to diagnose heart attacks is safer, faster than current methods

    August 20, 2018
    • News Article
    An international team led by McMaster researchers has developed a simple laboratory score that is safer and faster at diagnosing patients who visit the emergency department with heart attack symptoms.
  • McMaster nursing student shares notes from Honduran medical trip

    August 16, 2018
    • News Article
    Sydney Taylor, who is entering her fourth year in nursing at McMaster University, travelled to Honduras with Medical Ministry International for two weeks in July. She was part of an interdisciplinary team of providing primary care, dental work, along with health education in the Central American republic.
  • Pass the salt: Study finds average consumption safe for heart health

    August 9, 2018
    • News Article
    New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of salt. Fewer than five per cent of individuals in developed countries exceed that level.
  • McMaster scientists developing a new immunotherapy for ovarian cancer

    August 7, 2018
    • News Article
    McMaster University researchers are making advances in discovering how a patient's own immune system may be able to develop immunotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer. Previously, solid tumours have been a hurdle for cancer immunotherapy development because they have strong immunosuppressive qualities.
  • Competence by Design: The transition to competency based medical education

    August 2, 2018
    • News Article
    • Program Updates
    It is considered one of the biggest changes to Canada's medical education in more than a century. Competency based medical education (CBME) is being rolled out at McMaster University and in residency programs across the country.
  • Family medicine and the Triple C Competency-based Curriculum

    August 2, 2018
    • News Article
    McMaster University's Department of Family Medicine is well along its way on the implementation of a competency-based medical education curriculum for its postgraduate program. The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) approved an enhanced approach to educating family medicine residents in Canada through the Triple C Competency-based Curriculum in 2011. The goal of Triple C, shared by CFPC and family medicine residency programs, is to ensure graduates are ready to begin the practice of comprehensive family medicine in any community in Canada.
  • Women's Health Scholars tackling ovarian cancer, mental health issues

    August 1, 2018
    • News Article
    Ovarian cancer patients and those dealing with mental health issues are among the women whose lives could be transformed by research being carried out by this year's recipients of the Women's Health Scholars Awards. Two McMaster researchers are among the ten distinguished Ontario university scholars chosen to receive the 2018-19 Women's Health Scholars Awards, earning scholarships of up to $50,000 to continue their important research to improve the health and well-being of women.
  • New partnership for simulation in Niagara

    September 27, 2018
    • News Article
    Physicians, medical residents and students, nurses and educators received hands-on patient care experiences last Wednesday during a simulation open house at the St. Catharines site of Niagara Health. The use of medical simulation for education to improve patient safety using shared resources and expertise is behind a new partnership between Niagara Health and the Niagara Regional Campus of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.
  • Potter named Chair of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

    September 24, 2018
    • Appointments / Promotions
    The acting chair of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine has taken on the role long-term. Murray Potter, professor of pathology and molecular medicine, has been acting chair since July 1, 2017, and his five-year term as chair begins Oct. 1.
  • Study suggests PET scan helpful in planning cervical cancer treatment

    September 20, 2018
    • News Article
    Women in Ontario who are newly diagnosed with locally advanced cervix cancer may receive additional imaging as a result of a clinical study involving McMaster University researchers. The study showed that patients who received positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET) imaging as well as conventional computed tomography (CT) imaging were twice as likely to have a change in their treatment.
  • Faculty member named to Royal Society of Canada

    September 19, 2018
    • News Article
    A researcher in McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences has been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for his scholarly and scientific accomplishments. Guillaume Paré is a member of the incoming class of the RSC's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
  • Susan Denburg elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

    September 17, 2018
    • News Article
    Susan Denburg, executive vice-dean and associate vice-president, academic in the Faculty of Health Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Induction into the CAHS as a Fellow is considered one of the highest honours within Canada's academic community. Denburg, along with 43 other new Fellows, are being formally celebrated on Sept. 13 in Vancouver.
  • Dairy consumption linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality

    September 15, 2018
    • News Article
    Dairy consumption of around three servings per day is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality, compared to lower levels of consumption, according to a study led by a team of McMaster University researchers. The study also found that people who consumed three servings of whole fat dairy per day had lower rates of mortality and cardiovascular disease compared to those who consumed less than 0.5 serving of whole fat dairy per day.
  • Labarge postdoc using ballroom dancing to prevent falls in seniors

    September 13, 2018
    • News Article
    Patricia Hewston might not be a dancer by trade; but when she isn't in a clinic working as an occupational therapist or lab as a PhD in rehabilitation science, she's likely to be found in a dance studio, surrounded by lively music for the foxtrot or cha cha. That's because her research, which focuses on older adults with early signs of dementia and frailty, is using adaptive ballroom dance as an innovative mind-body rehabilitation tool.
  • McMaster creates virtual reality anatomy app that combines old and new technologies

    September 12, 2018
    • News Article
    This fall, McMaster University students are using a new, virtual reality app to hone their anatomy expertise outside of the classroom. A savvy group of professors and students at the university worked together to create the app, called MacAnatomy Virtual Reality Bell Ringer, or MacAnatomy VRBR for short.
  • McMaster study identifies an unexpected cell population key to blood cancer relapse

    September 10, 2018
    • News Article
    McMaster University researchers have provided evidence of new cancerous cells they have termed cancer regenerating cells, which are responsible for the return of acute myeloid leukemia after remission. Current therapy is effective at inducing remission in adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia, but most patients later succumb after a relapse. That relapse has been thought to be caused by rare and dormant cancer stem cells that escape chemotherapy.
  • Med student wins Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

    September 6, 2018
    • News Article
    Branavan Manoranjan, an MD/PhD student at McMaster University, has been selected as a Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recipient. The award recognizes second-year medical students who demonstrate academic excellence, superior communication skills, school and community involvement, and show outstanding potential as future leaders and innovators of health care in Canada.
  • Study shows older drivers use rear view cameras, but would benefit from training

    September 5, 2018 by Tina Depko
    • News Article
    What impact do advanced driver assistance systems have on older drivers? Researchers at McMaster University are asking that question, with a new study focused specifically on rear view cameras that are among the first of this technology to be mandated for vehicles.
  • Dina Brooks named head of School of Rehabilitation Science

    October 25, 2018
    • Appointments / Promotions
    A long-time University of Toronto faculty member and researcher is coming to McMaster University to take the helm of the School of Rehabilitation Science. Dina Brooks has been appointed vice-dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and executive director of the School of Rehabilitation Science. Her five-year appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2019.
  • McMaster researchers discover covert tactics used by bacteria to trick human immune system

    October 23, 2018
    • News Article
    McMaster University researchers have found a new way bacteria evade the human immune system and promote infection. Comparing two strains of Salmonella – one that causes disease in humans and the other in reptiles – researchers discovered a covert way that the human-affecting bacteria essentially tricks the immune system into not attacking.
  • McMaster professor celebrated with prestigious pediatric award

    October 18, 2018
    • News Article
    A McMaster University professor and pioneer in the health of extremely premature infants is being recognized with a major award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Saroj Saigal, a professor emerita of pediatrics, is the 2018 Virginia Apgar Award recipient.
  • Moayyedi appointed inaugural assistant dean, research

    October 9, 2018
    • Appointments / Promotions
    An accomplished McMaster University researcher has been selected for a new position in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Paul Moayyedi has been named the inaugural assistant dean, research.
  • Midwifery bursary named for first two assistant deans

    October 9, 2018
    • News Article
    Eileen Hutton retired as assistant dean of McMaster's midwifery program in July, but the professor emeritus has left more than a legacy of research and education excellence. Her family and friends have begun a bursary in the names of both Karyn Kaufman, the founding dean of the program, and Eileen Hutton. The bursary will provide grants for undergraduate students of the midwifery program in financial need.
  • Studies needed on impact of cannabis use on puberty

    October 5, 2018
    • News Article
    McMaster University researchers say there is an urgent need for studies on the physical health effects of cannabis use, including its impact on puberty. The call comes following a systematic review of existing literature that identified an absence of such research. The results of the review were published in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics.
  • New McMaster research centre zeros in on metabolism, obesity and diabetes

    October 1, 2018
    • News Article
    McMaster University is growing its commitment to addressing the epidemic of obesity and related health consequences with the establishment of the Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research (MODR). The centre is focused on translating world-leading basic science into clinical practice to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases in children and adults.
  • Health-related quality of life overlooked in drug studies extending progression-free survival of cancer patients

    October 1, 2018
    • News Article
    A McMaster University-led review and analysis of randomized clinical trials is questioning whether interventions which prolong progression-free survival in cancer patients, improve their health-related quality of life. The systematic review and quantitative analysis of 52 articles reporting on 38 randomized clinical trials involving 13,979 cancer patients across 12 cancer types revealed no significant association between survival when the disease is not getting worse, or "progression-free survival", and health-related quality of life.
  • Chair will focus on Indigenous women’s heart health

    November 28, 2018
    • News Article
    Training health professionals to treat Indigenous women with heart disease in a culturally relevant way is the goal of a new research chair at McMaster University. Assistant professor Bernice Downey has received the Indigenous Early Career Women’s Heart and Brain Health Chair Award for the new project.
  • Tributes given to educational innovator Del Harnish

    November 26, 2018
    • News Article
    Delsworth Harnish, vice-dean of undergraduate education for the Faculty of Health Sciences, has died after a short illness. "Del was renowned for his brilliance and leadership in educational innovation," said Paul O'Byrne, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • McMaster maintains international ranking for health

    November 23, 2018
    • News Article
    McMaster University has earned the 23rd spot in the clinical, pre-clinical and health category of the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The university retains its place in this category from last year, after moving up from the 27th spot in the 2017 international ranking.
  • White coat, brown bear McMaster medical students use teddy bears to teach Niagara kids about health

    November 21, 2018 by Tina Depko, Health Sciences
    • News Article
    It's a Wednesday afternoon in a Thorold school and a medical student is applying a cast to the right arm of a teddy bear under the watchful eye of a seven-year-old girl. Upon completion, the teddy is scooped up and kissed by the child. "You're going to be OK," she says, gently cradling the fuzzy brown bear as she listens to the medical student talk about how bones heal. "The doctor says your arm will be better soon."
  • Family medicine faculty harvest awards

    November 15, 2018
    • News Article
    Ten faculty members of the Department of Family Medicine are gathering up a wide range of awards this month. Gina Agarwal, an associate professor of family medicine, is receiving an international award from the North American Primary Care Research Group. She is being toasted with the Mid-Career Researcher Award, which is given in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments and with significant recognition for a mid-career researcher.
  • McMaster Chair in Health Technology Management announced

    November 15, 2018
    • Appointments / Promotions
    A new research chair has been created and its first holder appointed as McMaster University looks to cement its place as a leader in health technology management. Jean-Éric Tarride is the inaugural McMaster Chair in Health Technology Management. He is an associate professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), and an associate member of the Department of Economics at McMaster.
  • Gut bacteria that are changed by diet play key role in increased risk of diabetes: McMaster researchers

    November 8, 2018 by Tina Depko
    • News Article
    McMaster University researchers have found that gut bacteria, modified by diet, plays a role in elevated blood glucose, which is the primary indicator of Type 2 diabetes. Based on research in mice, the data showed that while an obesity-causing diet altered gut bacteria within days, it took more than a month for these new gut bacteria to change blood glucose.
  • Community of Distinction to welcome trio of world-class researchers

    November 7, 2018
    • News Article
    Three professor emeriti of the Faculty of Health Sciences will join its Community of Distinction in a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. The honourees are the late Heather Arthur of the School of Nursing; Michael Boyle of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Saroj Saigal of the Department of Pediatrics. Throughout their careers, they have brought distinction and recognition to McMaster University and the Faculty through their outstanding scholarship and innovative research.
  • Angelo Mikrogianakis appointed chair/chief of pediatrics

    November 2, 2018
    • Appointments / Promotions
    A University of Calgary professor and chief of pediatric emergency medicine at the Alberta Children's Hospital is returning to Ontario to head up pediatrics at McMaster University and its academic hospital partners. Angelo Mikrogianakis has been named chair/chief of the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University; Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. He starts in the role on Dec. 1.
  • Doctors told to give less oxygen in hospital

    November 1, 2018
    • News Article
    Physicians are being told to cut back routine oxygen therapy for hospital patients because the benefit is uncertain and there is clear harm. In particular, oxygen provides no benefit to patients with heart attacks or strokes with normal blood oxygen saturation. The recommendations come from a panel of international experts led by McMaster University researchers, and they have been published in the prestigious medical journal The BMJ.
  • Research finds opioids may help chronic pain, a little

    December 18, 2018
    • News Article
    Use of opioids for patients with chronic, non-cancer pain may help, but not a lot. In a study published today by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), McMaster University researchers reviewed 96 clinical trials with more than 26,000 participants and found opioids provide only small improvements in pain, physical functioning and sleep quality compared to a placebo.
  • Your postal code may influence your health

    December 18, 2018
    • News Article
    Where you live in Canada may play a role in your risk of major diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Researchers at McMaster University have identified trends linking health and lifestyle factors like access to public transit, the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in grocery stores, the prices of popular foods, the availability and prices of cigarettes and alcohol, and the promotion, or lack thereof, of healthy foods in restaurants.
  • Impairment rating of injured workers depends on the when and where of assessment

    December 14, 2018
    • News Article
    If you experience an injury at work, the amount of compensation you receive depends on which impairment rating system is used, according to research from McMaster University and the Netherlands. The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is used in workers' compensation systems, federal systems, automobile accidents and personal injury cases to rate impairment.
  • Nursing professorship named for McMaster professor emerita

    December 10, 2018
    • News Article
    The inaugural holder has been announced for a nursing professorship established at McMaster University in recognition of a distinguished professor emerita. Denise Bryant-Lukosius has been selected for the Alba DiCenso Professorship in Advanced Practice Nursing. Her five-year term was effective July 1, 2018.
  • Finding the sweet spot of sleep for heart health

    December 7, 2018
    • News Article
    How much you sleep is linked to your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and death, according to a McMaster University-led study of more than 116,000 people in seven regions of the world, published in the European Heart Journal. The researchers found people who slept for more than the recommended six to eight hours a day had an increased risk of dying or developing diseases of the heart or blood vessels in the brain. The study, of more than 116,000 people worldwide, was published in the European Heart Journal.
  • Harrington appointed as assistant vice-president for the Faculty

    December 5, 2018
    • Appointments / Promotions
    Laura Harrington, who has a background both as a research scientist and senior administrator at McMaster University, has been appointed assistant vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Federal health minister announces research on gender-based violence

    December 3, 2018
    • News Article
    Two federal cabinet ministers came to McMaster University today to announce a grant for research evaluating positive parenting initiatives, in a drive to help end gender-based violence. ​ Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, along with Minister of Seniors Filomena Tassi, personally delivered the news that researchers of McMaster’s Offord Centre for Children at Child Studies will lead the $3.4 million study over the next five years.