Media Releases Archives: 2016

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…

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)…

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…

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?…

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…

New imaging technique will save lives and money

January 4, 2016

An international research collaboration, led by Western University, has developed a new imaging technique that will save hospitals money and more importantly, give some patients a second chance at life….