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.

Café Scientifique event: Drs. Gregor Reid, Michael Silverman and Jeremy Burton. 

Presenters: Drs. Gregor Reid, Michael Silverman and Jeremy Burton. 

Exploring the human microbiome

Off­site - 

The human microbiome is a wonder of nature, with trillions of microbes calling our body home. They live in our gut and many other places throughout our body. They are involved in virtually every aspect of how we function and we are learning that they are essential to staying healthy. An unhealthy microbiome has been linked to many diseases from allergies to cancer and even mental health. 

Most people out there have heard about probiotics and fermented foods, and chances are you’re trying to get more of them in your diet. Drinking kombucha or eating yogurt, anyone?

Researchers investigate digital breast tomosynthesis for cancer screening

St. Joseph's Health Care London - 

A study at Lawson is looking to determine if digital breast tomosynthesis, a type of 3D imaging, is better at detecting breast tissue abnormalities than the 2D mammography regularly used today.

During a conventional digital 2D mammogram, two x-ray images are taken of the breast, one from top-to-bottom and another from side-to-side at an angle. This technology is limited by the overlapping breast tissue that occurs from the required compression of the breast, and breast abnormalities may be hidden.