Posts Tagged: Lawson Health Research Institute

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….

Depression is the single largest predictor of substance use during pregnancy

August 8, 2019

It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use these substances during pregnancy. Researchers at…

Scientists find potential way to defuse ‘time bomb’ of cardiology

June 25, 2019

They have been called the ‘time bomb’ of cardiology – ascending aortic aneurysms grow for decades without any warning signs and can be fatal once they rupture. They have taken…

London Health Research Day highlights science communication

April 26, 2019

Can a urine test one day help diagnose prostate cancer? What role does estrogen play in severe asthma in women? These questions, along with hundreds more are being investigated by…

More than half of mothers of children with epilepsy at risk for depression

April 26, 2019

Mothers of children with epilepsy are at risk of having poor mental health and wellbeing, according to a new study by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University….

“Cook your Wash” campaign reduces risk of HIV transmission

April 25, 2019

New studies from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have found for the first time that HIV can be transmitted through the sharing of equipment used to prepare drugs…

ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may suffer undetected cognitive dysfunction

April 12, 2019

A new study led by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units (ICU) for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer…

Partnership with Canon Medical means faster translation of imaging research from bench to bedside

March 12, 2019

Building on established excellence in medical imaging, Western University and London’s academic teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), and St. Joseph’s Health Care London announced today a unique partnership with…

Tobacco plants transformed into ‘green bioreactors’ to benefit human health

February 26, 2019

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are using tobacco plants as ‘green bioreactors’ to produce an anti-inflammatory protein with powerful therapeutic potential. The plants are being used…

Injection of opioids linked to significant increase in bacterial heart infections

January 28, 2019

People who inject drugs are at a high risk for a number of health issues. In a new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers discovered…