McMaster University

Firestone Institute for
Respiratory Health

Scope of Search

FIRH Hamilton

FIRH in the Media

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

January 2017

  • The Globe and Mail sought comment from Susan Waserman (Allergy and Immunology) about McDonalds Canada no longer being nut-free. She was also interview by CFRA radio.

April 2017

June 2017

  • Susan Waserman (Medicine) advised Best Health Magazine on what allergy medications are available over-the-counter and by prescription.
  • CBC News and CHML radio talked to Parameswaran Nair (Medicine) about his research on a new drug that could help people with asthma come off steroid treatment.
  • Several media outlets including The Daily Mail, The Mirror, India TV, Radio Canada International and The Spectator covered new research by Dr. Malcolm Sears (Medicine/CHILD study) that shows delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods until after a baby's first year may increase the likelihood of a food allergy later on.

August 2017

  • Global News spoke to Susan Waserman (Medicine) for a piece about summer colds that can sometimes be confused with summer allergies.

September 2017

  • Susan Waserman (Allergy and Immunology) spoke to The Weather Network about nasal steroid sprays and long acting, non-drowsy antihistamines that are allergy-fighting must haves.
  • Why aren't life-saving injectors everywhere in public? spoke to Susan Wasserman (Allergy and Immunology) about making Epipens available in public places.

October 2017

  • ELOMERCURIO Online (Chile) reported on earlier research by Malcolm Sears (Respirology) that showed nail-biting and thumb-sucking in childhood may have some benefit.

November 2017

  • Canadian Insider wrote about Sarah Svenningsen (Medicine) who was awarded a Polanyi Prize in Physiology/Medicine. Her research shows that the use of medical imaging and computer programs can dramatically improve asthma measurement and intervention, potentially leading to personalized treatments and better outcomes.

December 2017

  • Cystic Fibrosis News Today wrote about Jeremy Hirota’s (Medicine) New Investigator Research Grant to help create a precision medicine tool for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).




December 2016

  • Knowridge Science Report wrote about a study by Malcolm Sears (Medicine) that found that Children who are thumb-suckers or nail-biters are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities.

August 2016

  • The London Free Press noted that Malcolm Sears (Respirology) will be receiving the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize from the Robarts Research Institute.

July 2016

May 2016

February 2016