EFRT introduces naloxone to their kit Naloxone is a life saving drug that can counteract the effect of an opioid overdose
Sep21

EFRT introduces naloxone to their kit Naloxone is a life saving drug that can counteract the effect of an opioid overdose

Opioid abuse has become a more pressing problem in Hamilton than anywhere else in Ontario. In Aug. 2017 alone, 26 overdose calls were made to 911. Despite these statistics, Hamilton police officers have been barred from administering naloxone, a life-saving anti-opioid drug that counteracts the effects of opioids in the event of an overdose. The McMaster Students Union, however, has embraced naloxone. In the wake of the opioid crisis...

McMaster antibiotic resistance research What you need to know about the issue and what is being done
Aug04

McMaster antibiotic resistance research What you need to know about the issue and what is being done

By: Abdullah El-Sayes Antibiotic resistance has been an issue for decades. Infections that were once easy to cure are no longer treatable as microbes have become resistant to the drugs that kill them. This leads to detrimental effects. It has been 30 years since the last antibiotic drug has been released. The World Health Organization accentuates that impact this may have on humanity and has released a list of pathogenic superbugs in...

The Gutsy Side of Mental Disorders Probiotics may indirectly enhance mental health
Apr09

The Gutsy Side of Mental Disorders Probiotics may indirectly enhance mental health

By: Jennifer La Grassa The term probiotic may only seem familiar because of its persistent appearance on every brand of yogurt, cheese, and milk but the bacteria and yeast within probiotics supposedly enhance the gut microbiome’s well-being, which not only improves gastrointestinal disorders but may be consumed to indirectly enhance mental health. The gut microbiome refers to the thousands of bacterial species that live in the gut and...

McMaster’s latest endowment: A look at how Mac is using their research funds McMaster University secures $1.37 million in research funding to support innovative projects
Mar17

McMaster’s latest endowment: A look at how Mac is using their research funds McMaster University secures $1.37 million in research funding to support innovative projects

As yet another convincing testament for the institution’s prowess in research, seven McMaster investigators have been awarded a total of $1.37 million in funding from the Canada Foundation For Innovation. The $1.37 million was supplied from the CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund, a fund designed as a critical strategic investment tool to help institutions elevate promising researchers. The awards were announced in late February by the...

The impact of education on declining birth rates Your undergraduate degree might significantly reduce the size of your future family, according to a recent McMaster study
Mar07

The impact of education on declining birth rates Your undergraduate degree might significantly reduce the size of your future family, according to a recent McMaster study

By: Jennifer Le Grassa Between 1969 and 2010, developed countries have shown a significant decline in birth rates and an increase in female educational attainment. These trends have researchers speculating if higher levels of education are directly reducing female fertility rates. Phillip DeCicca, a health economist professor at McMaster, and Harry Krashinsky, an economics professor at The University of Toronto, have further...

Mac grads make surgery safer Local start-up company uses their McMaster education to innovate surgery for the better
Mar02

Mac grads make surgery safer Local start-up company uses their McMaster education to innovate surgery for the better

One start-up, with help from McMaster community, is making surgery a little bit safer. Mariner Endosurgery, previously known as Virtual Possibilities, won the $20,000 cash prize at last year’s Forge@Mac start-up competition, and received entry into one of The Forge’s incubator workspaces on James Street North. The start-up targets over 1,400 operating rooms in North America, with the goal of enhancing the patient safety profile of...

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