Health Sciences
New app aids women in violent relationships

New app aids women in violent relationships

Women experiencing violence from intimate partners now have access to a unique, interactive safety app that can help them assess their risks, set priorities and plan next steps. The myPlan Canada app was co-developed at Western.

Your emotions are the new hot commodity

Your emotions are the new hot commodity

The potential to improve our emotional traits and skills through apps appears limitless. While there is nothing wrong with pursuing a more fulfilling emotional life, there is a danger in being blinded by the quest for happiness.

Investment bolsters pandemic research

Investment bolsters pandemic research

Nine additional research projects received university backing for their work in supporting recovery efforts for current and future disease outbreaks, Research Western announced this week.

Sitting more during COVID-19 hurting your health

Sitting more during COVID-19 hurting your health

There are things we can do to make ‘sitting less’ easier. Here are some practical strategies that I’ve found to be useful for my participants to leave you in ‘good standing.’

University investment pushes pandemic research forward

University investment pushes pandemic research forward

Western-led research to aid humanity in its resilience and recovery efforts during the current and future disease outbreaks got a recent boost thanks to university backing of 13 projects, Research Western announced this week.

‘Magic’ photograph still inspires after 50 years

‘Magic’ photograph still inspires after 50 years

Known by many names – The Leap, The Flying Goal, The Flying Orr or, simply, The Goal – Ray Lussier’s photograph of Bobby Orr flying through the air after his Stanley Cup-winning goal remains today the most famous photograph in hockey history. Fifty years later, the image continues to inspire.

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Read. Watch. Listen. with David Walton

Read. Watch. Listen. with David Walton

Find a way to laugh (and occasionally cringe) through pandemic isolation when Physical Therapy professor David Walton takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Study: Boredom takes toll mentally and physically

Study: Boredom takes toll mentally and physically

Boredom comes and goes for us all – especially as we have isolated ourselves from one another for weeks now. But for those facing homelessness, profound boredom has been a way of life that can lead to poor mental health, drug use and even suicide, according to a Western study.

Why FaceTime can’t replace face time

Why FaceTime can’t replace face time

As researchers interested in digital health and newly emerging technologies, we are concerned with how new face-to-face digital technologies can improve and alter relationships with ourselves and those around us.

Exploring better way back for mental-health patients

Exploring better way back for mental-health patients

A new model for individuals facing mental-health challenges offers smoother transitions back into the community following hospitalization – all while saving the health-care system millions of dollars annually, according to a Western researcher.