LHSC: Children’s Hospital

Leveraging virtual reality to manage pain in paediatric patients

A new study underway through Lawson Health Research Institute and Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), using virtual reality (VR) to help pediatric patients during painful and distressing procedures. {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg...

Dr. Emma Duerden

Emma Duerden, PhD is a Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and Learning Disorders. She is an Assistant Professor in Applied Psychology in the Faculty of Education and a member of the Brain & Mind Institute at Western University, Canada. She is also a Scientist in the Maternal, Fetal and Newborn...

Keeping the vein open

Children admitted to hospital often require medications delivered directly to their blood stream. This is normally achieved through the insertion of a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC). A PIVC is a small plastic tube that is inserted into a person’s vein and left there for the delivery of...

Driving childhood cancer research forward

Research on childhood cancer has been slow to progress when compared to adult cancer. While childhood cancer is less common than cancer in adults, it’s the leading cause of disease-related death in Canadian children. Meanwhile three in five childhood cancer survivors go on to experience lifelong...

inside LHSC: Local neighbourhoods influence children's nutrition

From walking to school to visiting the playground, children interact with their neighbourhoods every day. Lawson Health Research Institute’s Dr. Jason Gilliland is a leader in the study of how physical environments influence children’s health. This includes the study of how children’s surroundings...

London scientists develop game-changing blood test for concussions

Scientists from Children's Health Research Institute, a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University have developed a new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per cent certainty whether or not an adolescent athlete has suffered a concussion. Diagnosis of a...