Latest McMaster University Stories

2011-09-01 17:07:18

Patients often take drugs to lower stomach acid and reduce the chances they will develop ulcers from taking their anti-inflammatory drugs for conditions such as arthritis, but the combination may be causing major problems for their small intestines.

2011-09-01 15:22:00

McMaster researchers have found one more reason to exercise: working out triggers influential stem cells to become bone instead of fat, improving overall health by boosting the body's capacity to make blood.

2011-08-31 20:22:10

Scientists were surprised at how fast bacteria developed resistance to the miracle antibiotic drugs when they were developed less than a century ago.

2011-08-29 14:02:34

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.

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.

2011-08-17 23:53:51

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.

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 DynaMed™ from EBSCO Publishing have partnered to help physicians understand the scope of the medical research being published every day.

2011-07-29 13:08:11

It's not fair, but it's true.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.