Injection equipment

Equipment used for injections

New study finds major culprit behind the increase in infectious diseases

A new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that 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. The findings build on growing evidence that some controlled-release opioids may lead to higher risk of infectious disease among persons who inject drugs. 

Military members boarding plane

Researchers aim to understand barriers that might prevent military personnel from disclosing details of moral injury

St. Joseph’s: Parkwood Institute - 

A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute will be the first to explore Canadian Veterans’ beliefs about confidentiality in mental health care and whether those beliefs act as a barrier to seeking treatment for a type of trauma known as moral injury.