Tag Archives: Faculty of Health

Study: Pediatric neurosurgeons develop strong emotional bonds with patients, bringing them joy but also great pain

York U-led research suggests more training may be needed to help surgeons deal with their emotions and learn how to communicate bad news TORONTO, July 26, 2021 – A new study led by York University sheds light on the intense emotional and relational bonds formed with patients from the surgeon’s side of the bed. The findings, […]

Pain research finds what you say in the first minute after a vaccine can be key in reducing a child's future distress

New study finds it’s not just what say, but when you say it that can keep preschoolers calmer during vaccinations TORONTO, July 13, 2021 – As we look forward to a fall with hopefully one of the most important vaccination uptakes of children in a generation, a new study provides insights to help parents with reducing […]

Dancing with music can halt most debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

First-of-its-kind York U study shows participating in weekly dance training improves daily living and motor function for those with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s TORONTO, July 7, 2021 – A new study published in Brain Sciences today, shows patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease (PD) can slow the progress of the disease by participating in dance training with music for one-and-a-quarter hours per […]

New research finds increased levels of brain activity during perceived altered state of consciousness

TORONTO, April 19, 2021 − You feel like you’re floating or flying, or you have a hyper-awareness to light, smell and sound − that perception of an altered state of consciousness is a result of increases in the brain’s signals and activity, according to a new study by York University psychology researchers. “We have a hint […]

 Why aren’t more people downloading COVID contact tracing apps?

A new study by York University researchers points to accessibility issues and perception of privacy as the biggest obstacles TORONTO, March 22, 2021 − With rates of COVID-19 continuing to rise, apps like Canada’s COVID Alert app still are not being downloaded by the majority of the population, according to new research at York University’s […]

Study shows why younger children remember details but struggle with order of events

Findings add to knowledge of children’s eyewitness testimony TORONTO, March 17, 2021 – Children between four and five years old find it more difficult to remember time and the sequence of events than older children, a study by psychology researchers at York University shows. This is expected to be a particularly important finding as more children could […]