Crystal Mackay
Study: Address physician burnout in women

Study: Address physician burnout in women

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.

Research looks to halt stress-induced seizures

Research looks to halt stress-induced seizures

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.

Discovery, campaign help halt HIV outbreak

Discovery, campaign help halt HIV outbreak

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.

Study: Brain injuries hiding in ICU patients

Study: Brain injuries hiding in ICU patients

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 tech targets gynaecological cancer

New tech targets gynaecological cancer

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.

Researchers root out relief in tobacco plants

Researchers root out relief in tobacco plants

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.

Study: Primary-care proximity equitable in city

Study: Primary-care proximity equitable in city

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.

Words always mattered to global prizewinner

Words always mattered to global prizewinner

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.

Susan and David Axelrod join Leaders in Innovation Dinner

Susan and David Axelrod join Leaders in Innovation Dinner

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.

Study: Specialist referrals spike under scheme

Study: Specialist referrals spike under scheme

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.

Strong tapped to lead CIHR as President

Strong tapped to lead CIHR as President

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.