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Global study offers new insight on heart valve surgery

Global study offers new insight on heart valve surgery

Researchers at Western and Lawson Health Research Institute played a leading role in a new global study that will change the way surgeons repair leaky valves in the heart. Leaky valve is one of the most common heart conditions, and it often does not p …

Med students unite to aid health-care colleagues

Med students unite to aid health-care colleagues

Medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are rallying to support their local communities and health-care colleagues during the COVID-19 containment efforts.

Study reveals health-care gaps for trans, non-binary

Study reveals health-care gaps for trans, non-binary

Nearly half of transgender and non-binary Canadians who responded to a national survey say they faced one or more unmet health care needs in the past year – with about 1-in-10 saying they avoided an emergency room visit completely, according to a Western-led project exploring this community across Canada for the first time.

Bond punctuated for first all-female graduating class

Bond punctuated for first all-female graduating class

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. 

Study: Daily citrus may help combat obesity

Study: Daily citrus may help combat obesity

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.

Online tool eyes youth mental-health care

Online tool eyes youth mental-health care

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.

Study: Controlled-release opioids linked to infections

Study: Controlled-release opioids linked to infections

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).

Schulich Scholars program doubles size

Schulich Scholars program doubles size

A doubling of the investment in one of the country’s most elite scholarship programs will mean double the opportunity for Canadian students.

Study: Stroke ups risks of heart complications

Study: Stroke ups risks of heart complications

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.

Study links popular muscle relaxant to confusion

Study links popular muscle relaxant to confusion

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.

Program seeks local solutions to diabetes care

Program seeks local solutions to diabetes care

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.

Study eyes minor surgery opioid prescriptions

Study eyes minor surgery opioid prescriptions

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.

Probiotics may protect bees against fatal disease

Probiotics may protect bees against fatal disease

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.

Med students unite to aid health-care colleagues

Med students unite to aid health-care colleagues

Medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are rallying to support their local communities and health-care colleagues during the COVID-19 containment efforts.

Study reveals health-care gaps for trans, non-binary

Study reveals health-care gaps for trans, non-binary

Nearly half of transgender and non-binary Canadians who responded to a national survey say they faced one or more unmet health care needs in the past year – with about 1-in-10 saying they avoided an emergency room visit completely, according to a Western-led project exploring this community across Canada for the first time.

Bond punctuated for first all-female graduating class

Bond punctuated for first all-female graduating class

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. 

Study: Daily citrus may help combat obesity

Study: Daily citrus may help combat obesity

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.

Online tool eyes youth mental-health care

Online tool eyes youth mental-health care

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.

Study: Controlled-release opioids linked to infections

Study: Controlled-release opioids linked to infections

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).

Schulich Scholars program doubles size

Schulich Scholars program doubles size

A doubling of the investment in one of the country’s most elite scholarship programs will mean double the opportunity for Canadian students.

Study: Stroke ups risks of heart complications

Study: Stroke ups risks of heart complications

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.

Study links popular muscle relaxant to confusion

Study links popular muscle relaxant to confusion

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.

Program seeks local solutions to diabetes care

Program seeks local solutions to diabetes care

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.

Study eyes minor surgery opioid prescriptions

Study eyes minor surgery opioid prescriptions

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.

Probiotics may protect bees against fatal disease

Probiotics may protect bees against fatal disease

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.