July 2017




Insufficient funds: Poverty’s effect on health

The McMaster Health Forum strives to be a leading hub for improving health outcomes at the regional and provincial levels in Canada. Through problem-solving and discussion, the Forum harness information, convene stakeholders, and prepare action-oriented…


Over-the-Counter Statins: A Gateway to Misuse

Abstract  One in four Canadians over the age of 20 are at a significant risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Despite their proven efficacy as a lipid-lowering therapy for patients at risk, statins continue to be under-prescribed…


Pathoprofile: Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by gradual cognitive decline. With 44 million people affected worldwide, it is one society’s most prevalent degenerative diseases. The number of Canadians suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related…




Circulating Tumor DNA for Cancer Prognostication

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a squamous cancer of the head and neck which affects the nasopharyngeal epithelium. Since NPC cells express Epstein-Barr Viral (EBV) genes, a double-stranded DNA herpes virus, its tumours release circulating tumour…