Western University, USC warn large gatherings put school year in jeopardy

In a joint letter, Western University president Alan Shepard and University Students’ Council (USC) president Zamir Fakirani are urging students to follow COVID-19-related health and safety protocols, warning that a … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU would support mandatory vaccination at Western University

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says it would support a mandatory vaccination policy at Western University, should the university wish to implement such a policy. Western announced in May that it … Read More

Many tattoo inks mislabelled, raising allergy concerns: international study

A Sweden-based international study led by a researcher from Western University in London, Ont., found that the majority of tattoo samples tested contained pigments of concern and failed to meet … Read More

London, Ont., team researching COVID-19 impacts on brain zero in on ‘microbleeds’

Experts in brain imaging, cognitive neurology, infectious disease and other fields based in London, Ont., are working together to use an ultra-high-field MRI scanner to try to find out whether … Read More

Social vulnerability matters in vaccine rollout, says international research team

A study from an international research team, co-authored by an expert in public health ethics based in London, Ont., argues that vaccine distribution plans should take into account “social” vulnerability, … Read More

When should kids return to in-person learning? Western University researcher, colleagues finding answers

As students continue with online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers continue to grapple with two crucial questions: when and how should children go back to in-person learning? A … Read More

London, Ont., COVID-19 antibody test under review could allow for fast, inexpensive testing

A team out of Western University in London, Ont., says it has developed a COVID-19 antibody test that is faster and more accurate than any currently approved in Canada. A … Read More

Coronavirus: many transgender, non-binary Canadians report health-care interruptions

A new report says that following the COVID-19-related shift from in-person to virtual or telehealth visits, a significant proportion of transgender or non-binary Canadians are reporting interruptions in health care. … Read More

Men with genetic disorder hemochromatosis 10 times more likely to develop liver cancer: study

A global study suggests that men with hemochromatosis — a genetic disorder that impacts one in 327 Canadians — are 10 times more likely to develop liver cancer than the … Read More

New report says racialized trans, non-binary Canadians face increased harassment, violence

A new report from Trans PULSE Canada suggests that trans and non-binary Canadians who also identify as, or say they are perceived or treated as, people of colour face increase … Read More

Global study suggests routine COVID-19 testing of elective surgery patients can save lives

A study involving researchers from around the world, including London, Ont., suggests that testing patients for COVID-19 before major elective surgery in regions experiencing a high spread of the virus … Read More

Coronavirus: London, Ont., team creates tool to measure effectiveness, privacy of COVID-19 apps

A duo out of Western University in London, Ont., has created a new tool that they say will help provincial and national policymakers make decisions on which of the “near-endless … Read More

Potential sepsis treatment could be ready in 5 years thanks to London, Ont., researcher

Lawson Health Research Institute says that currently, the best available approach to treat sepsis works about six per cent of the time, but preliminary results show a potential treatment in … Read More

COVID-free hospital zones could prevent cancer surgery complications, deaths: study

The results of an international study suggest that having “COVID-19-free” areas in hospitals could prevent tens of thousands of surgical patients from experiencing complications or death in Canada alone. Researchers … Read More

Coronavirus: meet the Ontario researchers responsible for 3 world-firsts

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic on March 11 and before the month was over, Douglas Fraser’s team out of Lawson Health Research Institute … Read More

Strict limits on private gatherings requested as coronavirus cases rise in London, Ont.

The health unit, in consultation with the City of London and County of Middlesex, is requesting that new restrictions on gathering sizes announced by the province for Toronto, Peel Region, … Read More

How Western University’s largest COVID-19 cluster happened

Three households, one night at a club and a few other gatherings are responsible for the majority of the 28 novel coronavirus cases identified so far among Western University students, … Read More

Anger from London, Ont. mayor amid growing coronavirus outbreak: ‘You are going to kill someone’

A growing outbreak of COVID-19 sparked anger and frustration from Ed Holder, the mayor of London, Ont., on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) said that … Read More

28 Western University students test positive for coronavirus, prompting tightened restrictions

Western University in London, Ont., says at least 28 of its students have tested positive for the coronavirus. In an update Thursday afternoon, the university said the majority of cases … Read More

Ontario researchers make strides in predicting severity of coronavirus in patients

A team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University in London, Ont., is reporting groundbreaking discoveries that researchers hope will lead to better outcomes for those seriously ill due … Read More

Poor sleep tied to multiple chronic conditions: Western University study

How well and how long a person sleeps is tied to how likely they are to live with multiple chronic conditions, according to researchers at Western University in London, Ont. … Read More

Decade-long research project results in app to help women escape domestic abuse

A joint project involving input from experts in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand has resulted in an app described as is “the first interactive safety decision aid.” … Read More

London, Ont., researchers the first to profile immune response to COVID-19

In a world-first, researchers out of Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University in London, Ont., have profiled the immune system’s response to COVID-19 and identified six molecules they believe … Read More

Ontario researchers seek 50,000 participants to study impact of COVID-19 on the brain

Researchers are hoping to find answers for health-care professionals and improve care for patients with COVID-19 worldwide by focusing on the impact of the disease, caused by the novel coronavirus, … Read More

Western University plans for 30% face-to-face experience for fall, increased financial aid

Western University students are starting to get a clearer picture of how their fall semester will look amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. University president Alan Shepard says he expects about … Read More

Antioxidants in brain linked to better outcomes for patients with psychosis: London researchers

A study out of Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute suggests that increased antioxidant levels in the brain are linked to quicker responses to treatment for psychosis, which is … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadian researchers seek 200K participants to study impact of stress on pregnancy

Researchers are looking for 200,000 adults worldwide in any stage of pregnancy who can read English to take part in a study investigating the short- and long-term impacts of stress … Read More

Coronavirus: can immunosuppressive therapies save lives? London, Ont., researchers launch study

Researchers out of Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University in London, Ont., are trying to better understand the immune system’s response to the new coronavirus and whether or not … Read More

Can immunosuppressive therapies save lives? London, Ont., researchers launch study

Researchers out of Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University in London, Ont., are trying to better understand the immune system’s response to the new coronavirus and whether or not … Read More

Coronavirus: London med students helping supply health care workers with protective equipment

Amid concerns of a looming shortage, local medical students are among those doing their part to help supply London-area medical workers with the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to … Read More