Opioid pills in a container

Men who filled a prescription for opioids after minor surgery at significantly higher risk of persistent long-term opioid use and hospitalization for opioid overdose.

London researchers from ICES Western have shown that men who filled a prescription for opioids after minor surgery were at significantly higher risk of persistent long-term opioid use and hospitalization for opioid overdose, than those who did not.

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.

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