International study explores the good, the bad and not-so ugly of hallucinations

Hallucinations can be a terrifying part of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia.

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Western University physician calls for more public information on the potential risk of household chemicals on pregnant women

February 5, 2016

A Western University research team is calling on the need for the availability of more information about the risk of common household chemicals for pregnant women. Dr. Jeff Nisker, senior…


Detecting prostate cancer with a drop of blood and Gulf War technology

February 4, 2016

Gulf War technology is making it possible for researchers to detect prostate cancer with a single drop of blood. Hon Leong, PhD, assistant professor at Western University’s Schulich School of…


Extraterrestrial investigator and retired NASA administrator asks, Are we alone?

February 2, 2016

Charged with determining the existence of life elsewhere in the universe, the Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation – an international, intensified extraterrestrial search spearheaded by Yuri Milner and Stephen…

Purple Spirit perform a traditional song to help celebrate Western's 2015 United Way Campaign total of $717,858.

Western’s United Way Campaign drums in more than $700,000

January 28, 2016

With the spirited support of two of Western’s indigenous drumming groups, Western University announced the grand total of its 2015 campus-wide fundraising campaign benefiting the United Way of London &…


Local St. Thomas physicians work double duty on the ice

January 28, 2016

When they’re not in the hospital, local physicians, Dr. Robert Black and Dr. James Menlove, are on the ice. Dr. Black is the Elgin-Middlesex regional academic director for Western University’s…


New study shows exercise during pregnancy combats high blood pressure and oversized babies

January 28, 2016

A new study led by Western University and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid presents overwhelming evidence that women should, whenever possible, exercise during pregnancy to combat high blood pressure, excessive…

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Western University experts available to discuss mental health

January 26, 2016

Each year, one in five Canadians experiences an issue with mental illness. Mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion annually and is the primary cause of short-…

Half of transgender Ontarians do not feel comfortable with their family doctor

January 25, 2016

Approximately half of transgender Ontarians who have a family physician are not comfortable discussing transgender-related health issues with their family physician. Greta Bauer, PhD, associate professor in the Department of…

Jean Chrétien to present keynote address at Western’s Social Science Academic Conference

January 22, 2016

The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, who served as Prime Minister of Canada for three full terms in majority governments, will deliver the evening keynote address at Western University’s second annual…


New Western study suggests arthroscopic knee surgery not cost-effective compared to other ‘non-operative’ treatments

January 20, 2016

It’s been nearly a decade since Western University researchers reported that arthroscopic knee surgery provides no additional benefit compared to optimized physical and medical therapy among sufferers of osteoarthritis (OA)…

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Western University experts available to discuss Alzheimer’s disease research during Alzheimer’s awareness month

January 20, 2016

Researchers at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are at the forefront of research into Alzheimer’s disease. In 2011, 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer’s – a number…


Exposure to marijuana in adolescence causes schizophrenia-like changes in the brain

January 11, 2016

Researchers at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry have published a study showing the significant, long-term impacts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive component in marijuana – on…

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Western University experts available to discuss New Year’s health and wellness resolutions

January 6, 2016

As 2016 gets underway, many Canadians have made New Year’s resolutions to improve their health and wellness. Will they stick to their commitments? What are the best paths to success?…

Adrian Owen at the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) at Western’s Robarts Research Institute. Owen has been demonstrating that functional neuroimaging could be used to detect awareness in a patient who was thought to be incapable of generating response appearing to be in a vegetative state.

The story behind a vegetative patient’s shocking recovery

January 5, 2016

Western University’s Adrian Owen provided expert analysis to award-winning science writer Kate Lunau for her long-form, feature story about the “shocking” recovery of a patient in a vegetative state, which…

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