Posts Tagged: Faculty of Health Sciences

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.

Expert and former Olympian available to comment on possible cancellation of Tokyo Olympic Games

January 22, 2021

Reports indicate that the Tokyo Olympic Games are set to be cancelled though no official decision has been announced. The…

Ebola ’emergency’ vaccines provide ethical blueprint for COVID-19 response

November 5, 2020

Despite not having safety and efficacy data from the final phase of clinical trials, China and Russia have already started…