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2011-08-29 14:02:34

A global study in 17 countries A global study in 17 countries led by McMaster University researchers has found too few patients are using drugs proven to give significant benefits in warding off a heart attack or stroke. This is true in high income countries, like Canada, as well as middle and low income countries, say the international team of researchers who conducted the PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological) study. The study was published today in the medical journal, The...

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2011-08-19 07:25:00

A new study suggests that milk is better than water or sports drinks at countering dehydration among children who exercise. "Milk is better than either a sports drink or water because it is a source of high-quality protein, carbohydrates, calcium and electrolytes," wrote study author Dr. Brian Timmons, an assistant professor of medicine at McMaster University in Canada, in a statement. This is particularly important during the hot summer months, he noted. Milk replaces sodium lost in...

2011-08-17 23:53:51

National study finds equal benefit for children with cerebral palsy A successful new rehabilitation approach to treating children with cerebral palsy puts its focus on where a child lives and plays, not just improving the child's balance, posture and movement skills. Called a "context-focused intervention", McMaster University and the University of Alberta researchers report in a new study this approach is just as beneficial as traditional child-focused therapy, offering parents an additional...

2011-07-30 00:01:03

Partnership Brings Together Two of the Best Systems for Monitoring High-Quality Medical Research to Impact Patient Care Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 [McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit and DynaMedâ“ž¢ from EBSCO Publishing have partnered to help physicians understand the scope of the medical research being published every day. Thanks to the agreement, the two best systems for keeping up with medical research have come together in an...

2011-07-29 13:08:11

It's not fair, but it's true. A new study by researchers at McMaster University has found that some ethnic groups are more likely to be adding dangerous fat onto their internal organs like their liver when they gain weight, while others just add it to their waistline. Dr. Sonia Anand, who led the study published today in the medical journal PLoS ONE, said South Asians are particularly more likely to add the type of organ-hugging fat that can lead to diabetes and coronary artery disease....

2011-07-20 00:00:30

McMaster University and Doctor Evidence have collaborated on a joint product that constitutes a powerful standardized method for evaluating clinical evidence for life science and payer organizations. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 McMaster University is partnering with Doctor Evidence to incorporate the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) evidence rating methodology into the Doctor Evidence Comparative Effectiveness platform. This joint...

2011-07-19 16:12:39

Patients who use anti-depressants are much more likely to suffer relapses of major depression than those who use no medication at all, concludes a McMaster researcher. In a paper that is likely to ignite new controversy in the hotly debated field of depression and medication, evolutionary psychologist Paul Andrews concludes that patients who have used anti-depressant medications can be nearly twice as susceptible to future episodes of major depression. Andrews, an assistant professor in the...

2011-07-07 20:27:20

Pluripotent cells are not all equal Human stem cells have the ability to become any cell type in the human body, but when it comes to their destination they know where they want to go. This finding by McMaster University researchers sheds new light on how these regenerative cells turn into more specialized cell types, such as neural or blood cells. Until now, the thought has been that stem cells keep all their options open and have no preference when it comes to becoming more specialized. In...

2011-06-14 06:35:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Proposals recommending routine screening of all children for autismg got shot down by researchers from McMaster University. There is not enough sound evidence to support the implementation of a routine population-based screening program for autism," researchers were quoted as saying. Researchers say there are no good screening tools or effective treatments, and there isn't evidence yet that routine screening does more good than harm. In contrast to the McMaster...

2011-05-31 15:04:47

McMaster University researchers have discovered a new drug target that may be effective at preventing the onset of Huntington's disease McMaster University researchers have discovered a new drug target that may be effective at preventing the onset of Huntington's disease, working much the same way heart medications slow the progression of heart disease and reduce heart attacks. Their landmark research discovered a family of kinase inhibitor drugs -- that all target one enzyme called IKK beta...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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