June 25, 2020
McMaster University has garnered $20 million in new funding for 17 COVID-19 research projects from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and their funding partners.
June 17, 2020
It is with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that leadership of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Frederick Morfaw.
June 17, 2020
A team of researchers and health-care providers at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has launched a major Canadian study to remotely manage patients after surgery. Their joint research centre, Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), is testing virtual care and remote monitoring technology.
June 16, 2020
The Violence Evidence Guidance Action (VEGA) project led by McMaster University has developed family violence education resources in collaboration with 22 national organizations and with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
June 11, 2020
Researchers of the Faculty of Health Sciences who quickly turned their focus to the need for immediate research on the pandemic, have collected almost $9 million of support for 33 COVID-19 studies.
June 8, 2020
In order to facilitate the ability for researchers, staff and students to move easily between the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL) and the Health Sciences Centre (HSC), changes in screening and masking protocols for MDCL are being introduced. The changes to enter both buildings begin Monday, June 8 for all McMaster faculty, staff and students.
June 1, 2020
A comprehensive review of existing evidence supports physical distancing of two metres or more to prevent person-to-person transmission of COVID-19, says an international team led by McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
May 28, 2020
Natural health products are used by many people, but almost half of naturopathic patients do not let their primary physician know, says a survey conducted by McMaster University.
May 21, 2020
McMaster University researchers have been awarded funding for five pandemic studies in the first announcement by the Ontario government of COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund projects.
May 11, 2020
McMaster University faculty members are taking leadership roles in Canada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 5, 2020
A McMaster University study has found that media pressure on chiropractors who were advocating against vaccinations led to the removal of vaccine-related information from their websites.
April 30, 2020
An international team of physicians, pharmacists, medical researchers and patient partners has developed a clinical guideline for the treatment of patients with COVID-19.
April 28, 2020
McMaster University and the Faculty of Health Sciences are renowned for their leading role in the development of evidence-based medicine, so it’s not surprising that faculty members and students have dedicated themselves to sharing COVID-19 evidence in easy-to-access ways.
April 22, 2020
The COVID-19 study is being conducted by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a national research platform on health and aging involving more than 50,000 participants across 10 provinces.
April 9, 2020
An international team of experts, led by McMaster University associate professor Harsha Shanthanna, recognized a knowledge gap around caring for chronic pain patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, and moved quickly to create a set of clinical practice recommendations.
April 6, 2020
The N95 respirator masks should be preserved for health-care workers involved in inserting breathing tubes for patients with COVID-19. More common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatment, says preliminary research from McMaster University.
March 4, 2020
A team of CHEPA members (Jean-Éric Tarride, Michel Grignon, Hsien Seow, Feng Xie and Gordon Blackhouse) has been selected by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) to conduct an economic evaluation and a budget impact analysis of a program that trains paramedics to provide palliative care in the homes of Canadians requiring urgent palliative services.
January 7, 2020
A common cardiac blood test done before surgery can predict who will experience adverse outcomes after most types of surgery, says an international study led by Hamilton researchers. Globally, of the 200 million adults who undergo major surgery, 18 percent will experience serious cardiac and vascular complications including death within 30 days following their intervention, such as hip and knee replacements, bowel resections and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
December 20, 2019
A major study has found that Canadian First Nations communities with greater socio-economic advantages, educational opportunities, social support of family members and greater trust between community members, have lower cardiac risk factors. On the other hand, First Nations communities with difficulty accessing routine health care or affordable prescription medicines have a greater burden of cardiac risk factors.
November 15, 2019
New McMaster research has found a program that honours dying patients by fulfilling end of life wishes can be powerful, affordable and sustainable in many settings.
October 1, 2019
Most people can continue to eat red and processed meat as they do now. A major study led by researchers at McMaster and Dalhousie universities has found cutting back has little impact on health.