Posts Tagged: Lawson Health Research Institute

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…

Leveraging technology to diagnose psychiatric disorders

January 15, 2019

Psychiatric disorders are often difficult to diagnose. As research advances, we are learning there are multiple subtypes of illness that differ in symptoms and treatment needs, making classification even harder….

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….

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…

Cardiac surgery and addictions counselling linked to significantly reduced mortality in injection drug users with heart valve infection

November 21, 2018

Cases of endocarditis – infection of the heart valves – have risen dramatically in recent years as a result of the opioid crisis. In London, Ontario 55 per cent of…

Genetic mutation may increase risk of pancreatic cancer in females

October 4, 2018

In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, researchers have found that mutation of a gene called ATRX may lead…

Researchers find gut microbiome plays an important role in atherosclerosis

May 2, 2018

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have shown a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke….

Research team develops clinically-validated 3D printed stethoscope

March 14, 2018

A team of researchers have developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies –…

Handover of anesthesia care associated with adverse patient outcomes: study

January 9, 2018

In the operating room, just before surgery begins the last face a patient sees and last voice they hear is that of the anesthesiologist. While surgeons rarely hand over care…

‘Ridiculously healthy’ elderly have the same gut microbiome as healthy 30 year-olds

October 11, 2017

In one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, researchers at Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute and Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China have shown a…