Posts Tagged: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Study pinpoints role of language disruptions in psychosis

February 18, 2021

Patients with psychosis may experience communication difficulties because non-language parts of the brain are trying to manage communications tasks, new research from Western and Lawson Health Research Institute shows.

Dialysis patients four times more likely to die from COVID-19 infection

February 11, 2021

Patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis are particularly vulnerable to contracting and dying from COVID-19, a Western-led study found.

Most instructions for inserting COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swabs don’t go deep enough, research finds

February 3, 2021

There are wide discrepancies in the instructions for how deep the nasopharyngeal swabs used to test for COVID-19 are to…

‘Brain training’ may help treat PTSD, clinical trial finds

January 26, 2021

Neurofeedback, also called ‘brain training,’ consists of exercises where individuals regulate their own brain activity. In a new study from Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute, researchers have found that neurofeedback may be an effective treatment for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

More evidence needed to inform policy on sending kids back to school

January 22, 2021

Are kids in schools driving community transmission of COVID-19, or is it the other way around? This uncertainty could be…

Molecule found in green tea may block negative effects of chronic cannabis use

December 3, 2020

Since the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis in Canada, experts have sounded the alarm on the negative effects of…

Vaccine and cure remain focus on World AIDS Day

December 1, 2020

Jimmy Dikeakos, PhD, understands why virologists like himself quickly pivoted their focus to COVID-19 when the global pandemic struck earlier…

Liver cancer ten times more likely in men with common genetic disorder haemochromatosis

November 24, 2020

Men who have haemochromatosis, one of the most common genetic disorders in North America, are ten times more likely to…

Expert Explainer: Dr. Nitin Mohan on Circuit Breaker Lockdowns

November 23, 2020

Some experts in Canada are considering a ‘circuit breaker lockdown’ to help control the surging case counts of COVID-19. Dr….

Expert Explainer: Greta Bauer, PhD, on celebrating a COVID-19-safe Halloween

October 27, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across Ontario, parents are grappling with how and if they can continue with…