Pathoprofile: FKBP5 genetics & the stress response

July 18, 2017 0

Stress, generally defined as mental or emotional strain, primarily involves the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. In this process, hypothalmic neurons release corticotropin-releasing hormone, which indirectly leads to the secretin of glucocorticoids, such as cortisol, into the […]

Insufficient funds: Poverty’s effect on health

July 18, 2017 0

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

July 15, 2017 0

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

July 15, 2017 0

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 […]

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