Media Releases Archives: April 2019

London Health Research Day highlights science communication

April 26, 2019

Can a urine test one day help diagnose prostate cancer? What role does estrogen play in severe asthma in women? These questions, along with hundreds more are being investigated by…

More than half of mothers of children with epilepsy at risk for depression

April 26, 2019

Mothers of children with epilepsy are at risk of having poor mental health and wellbeing, according to a new study by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University….

Extraordinary stories from ordinary Londoners: 
‘Hear, Here’ officially launches 

April 26, 2019

Western University public history students, researchers and the City of London Culture Office are pleased to officially launch the community auditory tour, called ‘Hear, Here’ on Saturday. Three London neighbourhoods…

Western’s Board approves changes to Code of Student Conduct to address illegal street party

April 25, 2019

Western University’s Board of Governors approved an amendment to the university’s Code of Student Conduct today in an effort to curb extreme behaviour at the Broughdale Avenue street party. Western’s…

“Cook your Wash” campaign reduces risk of HIV transmission

April 25, 2019

New studies from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have found for the first time that HIV can be transmitted through the sharing of equipment used to prepare drugs…

ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may suffer undetected cognitive dysfunction

April 12, 2019

A new study led by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units (ICU) for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer…

Avoidable food waste costs households $600 per year

April 11, 2019

An average household in London throws out food almost daily, the equivalent of $600 per year, a new Western-based study shows. And if that’s the case in a mid-sized city…

Western welcomes CSA astronaut Dave Williams for Space Day

April 10, 2019

This week, astronaut David Saint-Jacques became the fourth Canadian to complete a spacewalk. Today, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration presented the first-ever image of a black hole to…

3D Ultrasound gives clinicians a clearer picture to guide treatment for gynaecological cancer

April 9, 2019

New technology developed at Western University is providing an improved way for radiation oncologists to deliver treatment to women with gynaecological cancers, including vaginal, cervical and uterine cancer. By transforming…

United Nations laureate challenges men to join the gender equality revolution

April 1, 2019

Gender-equality activist Michael Kaufman says the world needs more men standing alongside women to end the global issue of men’s violence against women. Kaufman visits Western University’s Centre for Research…