Media Releases Archives: 2019

Common muscle relaxant linked to severe confusion in patients with kidney disease

November 9, 2019

One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after being prescribed a common muscle relaxant….

Western-led team investigates interstellar bodies originating from beyond our solar system

November 7, 2019

La version française suit. LONDON, Ont. – Astonishingly, not one but two interstellar asteroids have been detected entering our solar system since 2017. The first was given the Hawaiian name…

New study shows menstrual cycles have no effect on cognitive benefits of exercise

November 5, 2019

The majority of exercise neuroscience studies (64 per cent) have not included female participants due to the frequently held belief that hormonal fluctuations – linked to menstrual cycles – may…

Community-driven project improves patient outcomes for diabetes in Indigenous communities

November 4, 2019

A Western University based project has led to significant improvements in health outcomes for people living with diabetes in Indigenous communities across Canada. The FORGE AHEAD project was launched in…

Physician opioid prescribing significantly increases risk of addiction

October 31, 2019

Researchers at Western University and ICES Western have shown that men who filled a prescription for opioids after minor surgery were at significantly higher risk of persistent long-term opioid use…

Using probiotics to protect honey bees against fatal disease

October 30, 2019

Probiotics, beneficial microorganisms best known for promoting gut health in humans, are now being used by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute scientists to save honey bee colonies from…

UWOFA and Western University reach new tentative agreement

October 28, 2019

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) Librarians and Archivists Bargaining Unit and Western University are pleased to announce they have reached a new tentative agreement. “This positive outcome…

John and Melinda Thompson help Western advance the future of engineering leadership and innovation

October 28, 2019

Western University is poised to help revolutionize engineering education, thanks to the launch of the John M. Thompson Centre for Engineering Leadership and Innovation. The Thompson Centre will help engineering…

New Chancellor and President to be installed

October 18, 2019

Linda Hasenfratz and Alan Shepard will be installed as Western University’s new Chancellor and President, respectively, at a special ceremony Tuesday, October 22 at 4 p.m. at Alumni Hall. Linda…

Western-led youth advisory council calls to prohibit vaping in schools

October 17, 2019

London’s youth are troubled by the rising prevalence of vaping in public schools and are calling on local, provincial and federal governments to do something about it. The HEAL Youth…