Recent Western-led research has shown that the use of commercial apps providing small but immediate financial incentives can help people increase their activity levels over the long term, especially among those who are the least active.
Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence benefited from the use of a personalized digital lifeline linking them to information, supports and help, according to a new study into the use of the online tool co-developed by a Western researcher.
Ideally, Sport Canada’s new suite of safe sport policies should be seen as a positive step towards addressing public concerns about harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport. Yet, recent signs suggest the system is failing its victims.
As the death toll from coronavirus tops 2,600, the global community continues to grapple with urgent medical questions. But the health crisis has spawned an equally pressing ethical debate.
Health Studies professor Aleksandra Zecevic has been name a 2020 3M National Teaching Fellow, widely seen as the top national award for teaching leadership at the postsecondary level. The award is sponsored by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).
While the long-time educator, administrator, coach, and amateur sport advocate was an avid follower of current events and a voracious reader, Marty Deacon, MA’82, BEd’84, didn’t consider herself a politician. Until one day when the prime minister called.
Western professors Tara Mantler and Kimberley Jackson were co-investigators in a study that identified cognitive behavioural therapy as helpful for traumatized mothers-to-be. They then had that research translated to visual art and poetry.
As we lick our Valentine’s Day card envelopes and slip into something more comfortable, Health Studies professor Treena Orchard says it’s a good time to ponder our sexual relationships.
As of this writing, there have been three confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV Ontario, and one in British Columbia. Public health officials continue to stress that the risk of infection in Canada is low. So what does the emergency declaration mean for Canadians and Canada’s role internationally?
A new Museum London exhibit highlights a century of nursing education in London. Throughout the exhibit, the common theme is that educating nursing professionals was – and is – about public health, bedside care and solid research.
For six years, Craig Saari, BA’01 (Kinesiology), BEd’02, has been president, coach, manager, troubleshooter and mobilizer at the Forest City Velodrome as part of a large team of volunteers/members who also love to cycle.
Patients suffering the effects of musculoskeletal problems like arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, and more may find relief closer than ever thanks to a federal multi-million dollar investment in a Western-led research network.
Nursing professor Abe Oudshoorn is planning to swim, cycle and run one triathlon each day for a month to raise money for Atlohsa’s homelessness relief efforts.
True crime. Quick wits. And a whole lot of modern classic grooves by Gorillaz when Nursing professor Panagiota Tryphonopoulos takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
With six months until the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Kinesiology professor Angela Schneider is ready to light a cauldron of change at Western as the Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies.
Brisk walks – even as short as 20 minutes – can provide your working memory just as much pep as that morning cup of coffee. In fact, that same recent study showed, that exercise may also reduce the negative effects of caffeine withdrawal like headaches, fatigue and crankiness.
Allegations about harassment, abuse and discrimination in hockey have rocked the sport over the past few weeks. Yet there is a curious silence as to how Sport Canada’s new suite of ‘safe sport’ policies can help clean up the mess.
Seniors across Ontario may soon be building healthier lives and stronger communities right at home, thanks to the efforts of Western researchers and colleagues across the province focused on helping seniors live independently as long as possible.
While treating postpartum depression itself doesn’t always end up benefiting the mother/child relationship, Nursing professor Panagiota Tryphonopoulos is looking at ways to bolster this critical bond.
Federal protections lacking in clarity, accessibility and enforcement are leaving thousands of migrant workers across Canada open to exploitation, and in some cases putting their health and lives at risk to maintain employment, according to a Western researcher.