Patient sitting with doctor looking at information

According to a recently published study using provincial data from ICES.

London Health Sciences Centre - 

Doctors who are up-to-date on their colorectal cancer screening are more likely to have patients who have also been tested for colorectal cancer, according to a recently published study.

Using provincial data from ICES, the researchers matched more than 11,000 physicians to more than 45,000 non-physicians in Ontario, of similar age, sex and residential location. 

Honey bees

Andrew Pitek at experimental apiary at Western University

A group of researchers at Western and Lawson combined their expertise in probiotics and bee biology to supplement honey bee food with probiotics, in the form a BioPatty, in their experimental apiaries. The aim was to see what effect probiotics would have on honey bee health.

Western University - 

Probiotics, beneficial microorganisms best known for promoting gut health in humans, are now being used by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute scientists to save honey bee colonies from collapse. A new study published in the Nature journal ISME J demonstrates how probiotics could potentially stave off a common bacterial hive infestation called American Foulbrood.


A multi-centre registry trial is testing the use of a new imaging tracer for early detection of recurrent prostate cancer. The registry gives patients access to a new type of imaging and will assess the impact on patient care.

St. Joseph's Hospital - 

Prostate cancer can be elusive.

Wayne Smith’s journey with prostate cancer began 16 years ago when his family physician noticed increasing levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in his blood. PSA is a protein expressed by the prostate. A blood test is used to monitor levels of the protein as a screening tool for prostate cancer.