Mcmaster University

All Popular Diets Do the Exact Same Thing, So Pick One You Like

Marilyn Linton | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

In an analysis of data from nearly 50 trials (7,300 people) significant weight loss was observed with any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet, with weight loss differences between diet programs small, so small as to be insignificant. That's "any" low-carb or "any" low-fat diet. Any. Just pick one you think you can stick to and live with. In other words, whatever works!

Four Canadian Schools Make It Onto Top Academic List

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living

Four Canadian universities have made it onto a prestigious list of the top schools in the world. The University of Toronto, The University of Brit...

How Our Guts Influence Our Mood

CBC | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Living

Mounting evidence that gut bacteria affect mood and behaviour has researchers investigating just how much power these tiny microbes wield over our men...

Why I Published The Despicable McMaster Engineering Chants

Udoka Okafor | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada
Udoka Okafor

People have said the most horrible things to me and even though I try to appear calm and composed, I am frustrated and fearful because the anger seems to be escalating. I have been blamed for publishing the chant book. Apparently, every anger and hurt that people feel from reading the chant book from here on out is my fault.

'Sexist, Violent And Degrading Material'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada

HAMILTON - An Ontario university has suspended an engineering students' group and launched an investigation after a songbook was found to contain "sex...

The Ongoing Trend of Corruption in Student Unions

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

Universities have, on occasion, intervened and exercised their power to withhold money from student unions acting against the wishes of their membership. Student union executives typically respond with a sad attempt to take the moral high ground, repeating variations of the following: "student unions should have autonomy over their own affairs." A novel idea: How about returning power to the students?

The Secret Benefits of Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Pathogens only make up a fraction of the diversity of germs on Earth and a number of environmental germs have been examined for their financial and environmental benefit. For the most part, these germs are unknown and kept away from the science spotlight.

For Those With Mental Illness, the Facts Matter

Marvin Ross | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living
Marvin Ross

Selective quotes taken out of context do not benefit our understanding of serious and persistent mental illness. It is important for all (consumers, family and professionals) to have a shared understanding of all the facts.

Rachel Mendleson

Poor Earnings, Mental Illness Stalk Canada’s Laid-Off Auto Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada Business

Canada’s labour market may be bouncing back, but many of the auto workers who used to power southwestern Ontario’s manufacturing sector continue t...

Don't Believe This Research, Antidepressants Work

Marvin Ross | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada
Marvin Ross

A research report on anti-depressant use out of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario strikes me as a denial of mental illness and a denial of the need to relieve suffering from mental illness when we can. For those with a severe clinical depression, anti-depressants are needed.

Canadians Help Crack Black Death Genetic Code

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - A team of Canadian, German and American scientists has cracked the genetic code of the bacteria that is believed to have caused the Black De...