Media Releases

Women with complications after pelvic mesh implants at increased risk of depression and suicide

January 9, 2019

Women who require more surgery for complications after a mesh-based sling procedure have an increased risk of depression and self-harm behaviour, according to a new study by researchers at ICES….

Northern Tornadoes Project launches most comprehensive analysis ever in Canada

January 9, 2019

A unique, Western University-led project to discover and decode tornadoes in remote Northern Ontario has spun into a nationwide mission to identify every Canadian tornado in 2019. The Northern Tornadoes…

MRI technique shows unique signatures of concussion in rugby players

December 19, 2018

*** Zie hieronder de Nederlandse versie (See the Dutch version below) Using MRI to study the brains of young female athletes has helped researchers develop an objective way to monitor…

Inclusive primary care improves people’s health, finds UBC-Western study

December 17, 2018

Respectful, inclusive practices in primary care clinics can significantly improve the health of low-income, marginalized people who may have previously experienced trauma or discrimination in society, says a new study…

Clinical trial shows benefit of meditation for treating late-life depression

December 14, 2018

A new research study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University found that a particular type of meditation can be implemented easily and effectively as a therapy to treat…

Western planetary scientists assist in capturing first full-colour image of NASA InSight using HiRISE space camera

December 13, 2018

Houston, there is no problem here. Eric Pilles assisted in capturing – for the first-time ever – extraordinary and highly significant scientific images of the NASA InSight robotic lander using…

Black widow spiders rely on posture and body dynamics for survival and sex

December 13, 2018

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows that body dynamics and posture are crucial to how black widow spiders decode the important vibrations that travel through their…

Western and Museum of Ontario Archaeology enter new phase of research collaboration

December 12, 2018

Nine years ago – in response to an urgent need to provide proper and specialized facilities to protect and access Ontario’s archaeological heritage – the federal and provincial governments along…

New report on domestic violence documents 418 cases of domestic homicide involving 476 victims in Canada from 2010-2015

December 6, 2018

A new report from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a painful reminder that domestic violence is a major social, criminal and public health issue…

High school students learn about missing Indigenous women at ‘A Room of Your Own’ book club event

December 5, 2018

More than 90 female high school students from the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board will learn about truth and reconciliation and how it…