From falls prevention to depression therapies, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute are conducting important mental health studies. Held on Thursday, September 15, the 17th Annual Mental Health Research Half Day at the Parkwood Institute Mental Health Program was a chance to share and celebrate this research.
From crafting a global definition of probiotics to developing novel therapies used by millions, Dr. Gregor Reid has significantly advanced our knowledge of how beneficial microbes, especially bacteria, contribute to health. Recognizing his role as a world leader in probiotics research, Dr. Reid has now been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada.
Researchers in London, Ontario have shown that your morning cup of coffee could be adversely affecting diagnosis and treatment for high blood pressure. The research team from Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute measured how occasional coffee consumption in individual patients impacted the action of calcium channel blockers, a commonly prescribed class of blood-pressure lowering medication.