Posts Tagged: Faculty of Health Sciences

Low COVID vaccine uptake linked to housing insecurity

March 10, 2022

New findings from ICES Western follow earlier research on disproportionate impact of pandemic.

How the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will affect everyone’s mental health differently: Expert Available

February 15, 2022

Ontario is the latest province to announce a significant lifting of restrictions as the most recent wave of COVID-19 infections…

Mandatory vaccination is about ethics, not just science

January 10, 2022

Bioethics expert Maxwell Smith believes the decision to implement mandatory vaccinations will rest largely on whether they can be ethically justified.

New survey reveals pandemic impact on Canadian youth

December 2, 2021

Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) researchers find that positive coping strategies saved teens during COVID-19 first wave.

Vaccine equity key to helping prevent COVID-19 variants like Omicron

December 1, 2021

Maxwell Smith, associate director of Western’s Health Ethics, Law, & Policy (HELP) Lab, is available to media for interviews about the Omicron variant.

Walking may reduce postpartum depression symptoms

October 27, 2021

A new Western study suggests brisk walking – as little as 15 minutes a day – may be the answer for many women struggling with PPD, though some severe cases may still require traditional medical care.

100 years of insulin: Experts available to comment on advancements in diabetes research and care

October 26, 2021

As the world recognizes 100 years since the discovery of insulin, medical and health care experts in London, Ontario have joined forces to tell the story of advancements in diabetes research and care.

New study to address para-athlete needs

August 24, 2021

Parasport event organizers often lack awareness of disability-specific issues, according to new MITACS-funded research.

A (Not So) Quiet Place: Voices become familiar with just 10 minutes of training

June 3, 2021

New research from Brain and Mind Institute and UCL suggests people may need to concentrate on the art of conversation more than ever following pandemic lockdowns.

Ethics of mandatory vaccinations: benefits may not outweigh challenges

April 19, 2021

New WHO policy brief led by Western’s Maxwell Smith provides ethical guidance for countries and organizations.