Health Sciences in the News

  • Exercise boosts memory like caffeine

    January 17, 2020
    Caffeine and exercise have been shown to separately improve certain aspects of cognition like attention and alertness, but the two energy boosters had never been compared head-to-head until Western's Exercise and Health Psychology Laboratory explored the idea.

  • NHL's culture problems have policy solutions

    January 15, 2020
    In an article written for The Conversation, Kinesiology PhD candidate Taylor McKee and professor Janice Forsyth discuss recent scandals in the world of professional hockey involving harassment, abuse and discrimination, and how policies might be the solution to these culture problems.

  • Caring for Caregivers

    January 14, 2020
    Health and Rehabilitation Sciences graduate student Lisa Moszczynksi joins Gradcast hosts Connor Chato and Yimin Chen to discuss her research into the difficulties caregivers face - feelings of invisibility, lack of agency and inability to access support.

  • Senior independent living at centre of research

    January 06, 2020
    Led by Occupational Therapy professor Carri Hand, the year-long Oasis Senior Supportive Living Inc. program has been addressing some of the more common challenges faced by seniors living in private-sector accommodations, including adequate nutrition, isolation, loneliness, physical fitness and fear of injury and falls.