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.
Researchers and local health officials are applauding how the discovery of a simple intervention to halt outbreaks associated with a newly discovered HIV transmission method was moved from the lab to the street quickly.
Brain injuries may be prevalent among patients exiting intensive care units (ICU), even if they entered the hospital for non-brain-related injuries or ailments, according to a new study by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute.
New technology developed at Western is providing an improved way for radiation oncologists to deliver treatment to women with gynaecological cancers, including vaginal, cervical and uterine.
The roots of an effective and affordable way to combat Type 2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and arthritis might be found by using high-yield plants, like tobacco and potatoes, according to work by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute.
Proximity to primary health-care providers does not seem to be an issue for London’s most vulnerable populations, according to a Western-led study. These findings, researchers say, point to a system working well when it comes to geographic equity.
We often think of our brains as the centre of complex motor function and control, but how ‘smart’ is your spinal cord? Turns out, it is smarter than we think.
Lorelei Lingard’s love for language started early in her childhood, when she and her mother, who was a high school English teacher, would play Scrabble at the kitchen table.
On Nov. 19, Susan and David Axelrod will join scientists, researchers and community members for the 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner hosted by Robarts Research Institute. This year’s dinner celebrates research excellence in the field of epilepsy.
Policy-makers looking to trim fat off health-care budget costs by tinkering with payment schemes have a clearer picture of the impact – including the unintended consequences – of one such move made over a decade ago.
Dr. Michael J. Strong, current Dean of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has been named President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a five-year term effective Oct. 1.
Dr. Vladimir Hachinski believes medicine and art are unequivocally linked.