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Dr. Holger Schünemann,
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From its founding in 1968 with David L Sackett as its first Department Chair, CE&B has grown, diversified, and established an international reputation through the rigour and impact of its research and education programs. While famed for its roots in evidence-based medicine and clinical trials, the department’s strengths now add up to much more than the CE&B name suggests. Continued ►

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Dr. Lauren Griffith

LAUREN GRIFFITH IS APPOINTED TO THE McLAUGHLIN PROFESSORSHIP

This award recognizes and supports her research on the impact of concurrent chronic illnesses, or multimorbidity, on physical functioning and mobility through the analysis of large, population-level datasets from Canada, Europe and the U.S. More ►

Dr. Lauren Griffith

ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP ALLOWS DIVE INTO DATA TO UNDERSTAND AGING

Lauren Griffith's study is delving into how society can understand the impact of concurrent chronic illnesses, or multimorbidity, on physical functioning and mobility through the analysis of large, population-level datasets from Canada, Europe and the U.S. More ►

Dr. Parminder Raina

THE SECRETS OF LIVING TO 100, CTV FEATURES PARMINDER RAINA'S RESEARCH

CTV's investigative program, W5, featured the research of Parminder Raina (director of the McMaster-based Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging) in a piece on how research is improving the prospects for healthy aging. Several CTV outlets picked up a condensed version of the story for their news broadcasts. More ►

Dr. Lauren Griffith

LAUREN GRIFFITH'S STUDY SHOWS STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

Lauren Griffith's study finds middle-age adults living with a combination of arthritis, heart disease or diabetes, and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society. More ►

Dr. PJ Devereaux

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL FEATURES P.J. DEVEREAUX RESEARCH SHOWING BETTER RECOVERIES AND FEWER COMPLICATIONS FOR FASTER HIP FRACTURE SURGERIES

For older people who fracture a hip, the prognosis is grim: a third or more die within a year and only about 1 in 5 return to their pre-injury level of function. PJ Devereaux's study finds that faster sugery means better recoveries, lower mortality rates and fewer complications More ►

Dr. Mark Loeb

MARK LOEB’S RESEARCH SHOWS THAT 'SERIAL' FLU SHOTS MAY LIMIT THE BODY'S ABILITY TO FIGHT VIRUS IN FUTURE.

CTV interviewed Mark Loeb about new research that shows that 'serial' flu shots may limit the body's ability to fight virus in future. More ►

Jason Busse

JASON BUSSE SPOKE TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL IN AN ARTICLE ABOUT TAKING HIGH-DOSE OPIOIDS OFF THE MARKET.

Jason Busse, the co-lead of the group working on updating the Canadian guidelines, said the challenge in Canada is that many chronic-pain patients are on daily doses substantially higher than what the CDC guidelines recommend. More ►

 


Feng Xie's research has found that for patients diagnosed in the late stages of one of the most common and deadly forms of skin cancer, treatment with a combination of immunotherapy options improves survival and lowers the risk of life-threatening events.  more ►

In a clinical trial published by The BMJ today, Jason Busse and Mohit Bhandari study shows no difference in the recovery time between using low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) or a placebo device for patients with a fractured tibia (shinbone). more ►


Can Type 2 diabetes be stopped in its tracks, pushed into remission, and perhaps reversed? Hertzel Gerstein wants to find out. He is leading two national research studies focused on treating diabetes with an intensive diet, physical activity and drug regimen for three months. The drugs are then stopped, and participants are followed to see if the diabetes returns. more ►

Nancy Heddle's study of almost 31,500 patients at six hospitals in four countries showed that having a transfusion with the freshest blood did not reduce the proportion of patients who died in hospital. The McMaster study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. | more ►


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Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities
Mademoiselle le Docteur: A History of Women Physicians in Western Europe and North America


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Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities
Mutiny and the Disabled in the 18th-Century Royal Greenwich Hospital


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