Posts Tagged: Faculty of Health Sciences

Western medical and health experts available to speak about COVID-19 pandemic

March 20, 2020

As the world continues to fight coronavirus 2, which causes the COVID-19 disease, experts from Western University are available to speak with media to comment on this global event. ***…

Western University researchers play key roles in COVID-19 response

March 6, 2020

Western University will be a key player in an accelerated national effort to understand and control the spread of COVID-19. Faculty of Health Sciences professor Maxwell Smith is leading a…

Use of rewards app lifts more than 100,000 Canadians out of ‘high risk’ physical inactivity

March 3, 2020

With the amount of time Canadians spend using their smartphones being linked to an increase in sedentary behaviour, it may seem counter-intuitive that a smartphone app can lead to enhanced…

New online tool provides support for Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence

February 26, 2020

Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects 1 in 3 Canadian women and is linked to increased risk of injury, physical and mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder,…

New study shows exercise boosts working memory like caffeine

January 16, 2020

An innovative lab at Western University known for promoting exercise as a way to reduce tobacco cravings has translated their research and found that brisk walks – as short as…

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…

Media Advisory: Western University hosts See the Line concussion symposium August 15

August 12, 2019

When Ken Dryden stood at the podium at See the Line last year, he asked the community to take action on the prevention of concussions. To answer that call, Western…

Brain health of older adults enhanced by low-intensity physical activity

February 28, 2019

Older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, according…

Severe breastfeeding pain experienced by new mothers can impact infant health

October 30, 2018

Breastfeeding pain is not often recognized as a problem, but a majority of first-time mothers experience this type of pain, which may lead some to stop breastfeeding altogether. A new…

Physical activity throughout pregnancy enhances physical and mental health and reduces risk of pregnancy complications

October 18, 2018

Physical activity is a critical component of achieving a healthy pregnancy according to a new evidence-based pregnancy & physical activity guideline, co-led by Western University professor Michelle Mottola and launched…