Two small dots hold a lot of meaning for General Surgery residents Drs. Ally Istl, Martina Mudri, Elaine Tang and Lucy Yang. Permanently inked on their wrists, the colon – of the punctuation variety – represents their special bond as co-resident.
The equivalent of just two or three oranges or tangerines a day could reverse obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes – a benefit Western researchers attribute to nobiletin, a molecule found in popular citrus fruits.
A new online project aims to improve the experiences of young people entering the mental-health care system with an eye toward building better relationships between providers and youth.
Injection drug users prescribed controlled-release hydromorphone are three times more likely to develop endocarditis, a serious bacterial heart infection, when compared to those prescribed other opioids, according to a new study from Western, Lawson Health Research Institute and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
A doubling of the investment in one of the country’s most elite scholarship programs will mean double the opportunity for Canadian students.
Patients who suffer a stroke also face significantly higher risks of heart attack or other major cardiovascular events within 30 days of having a stroke, according to new Western-led research.
A popular muscle relaxant may be at the root of patients with low-kidney function being admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms only days after being prescribed the drug.
Communities from coast to coast to coast are discovering unique, local ways of providing relief for people living with diabetes thanks to a partnership between Western and Indigenous community leaders.
Men who filled a prescription for opioids after minor surgery were at significantly higher risk of persistent long-term opioid use and hospitalization for opioid overdose than those who did not, according to a Western-led study.
Microorganisms best known for promoting gut health in humans may be the key to saving honey bee colonies from collapse, according to a novel discovery by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute researchers.
Western researchers have developed a new way to deliver the DNA-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 into microorganisms in the lab, providing a way to efficiently launch a targeted attack on specific bacteria.
The development of safer, more effective cannabis for patients and recreational users prone to its more severe side effects may be possible, thanks to a ground-breaking study by Western researchers.
When Gabby Schoettle was 8 years old, her mother died of metastatic breast cancer. Soon afterward, her father became ill and was unable to work. The health-care providers who showed her compassion throughout this tragic journey left a lasting impact on her.
While errors in the genetic code dominate disease study, even a properly written code might lead to complications thanks to information getting ‘lost in translation’ as the body constructs its basic building blocks.
The discovery that depression is the single largest driver of substance use during pregnancy – more important than education, income, or age – highlights the need for greater supports for the mental health of mothers-to-be, according to Western researchers.
Members of Western’s Bone and Joint Institute were celebrated recently by the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) at the group’s annual meeting.
For some people, marijuana causes a rewarding high. For others, it produces serious psychiatric side effects. Whether a person enjoys the experience or suffers adverse impact from cannabis may well be a function of which region of the brain it’s lighting up, Western researchers have determined.
They have been called the ‘time bomb’ of cardiology – ascending aortic aneurysms. Now, researchers are digging deeper into the cause of these aneurysms looking to unlock possible ways of preventing them and saving thousands of lives.
While physician burnout has become a reality across the profession, its disproportionate impact on women should sound an alarm within the heath-care sector that more supports need to be offered, according to a recent Western study.
Western researchers have not only unlocked the secret to abnormal electrical activity in the injured brain tied to stress-induced seizures but, most importantly, found a way to stop it from occurring.