Media Releases Archives: February 2018

Persistent firefighters’ injuries make them ‘working wounded’

February 16, 2018

The longer a firefighter’s career, the greater the chances of suffering from persistent neck, back and limb pain, research co-authored at Western University shows. Fully 70 per cent of all…

This Valentine’s Day: Can the heart be mechanically replaced?

February 12, 2018

Western University Professor Shelley McKellar explores the history of artificial hearts in new book William Schroeder lived for 620 days after his diseased heart was removed from his chest and…

Rate of earthquakes depends on volume of fluids in hydraulic fracturing operations – but the magnitude of the largest possible events does not

February 8, 2018

New findings published by the high impact journal Science show that the rate in which earthquakes are triggered or induced by fracking depends on the volume of the hydraulic fracturing…

Bone and Joint expert finds physiotherapy moves Canada during cross-country investigation

February 7, 2018

Dave Walton, considered one of Canada’s foremost authorities on musculoskeletal trauma and rehabilitation, traveled more than 12,000 kilometres this past summer in an effort to better understand how physiotherapists were…

Olympic expert available to media to comment on 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

February 1, 2018

With the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games just one week away, the director of Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) is available to discuss socio-cultural issues such as politics,…