School of Population and Public Health
Media Release | February 5, 2015
The journal Science published an article last month that garnered far more attention than usually. In it, the authors made a provocative claim: two-thirds of the variation of cancer risk among different types of tissues can be attributed to random mutations, in other words, “bad luck.”
Media Release | December 3, 2014
Universal prescription drug coverage would ensure better access, equity and efficiency for seniors, says a study by UBC researchers.
Media Release | October 2, 2014
Motorcycle-related hospitalizations and associated health care costs have increased sharply for older men, according to a new UBC study.
Media Release | September 29, 2014
People who prefer to walk and who live in neighbourhoods that promote walking report healthier lifestyles and better health outcomes than those who want to walk but who live in more car-friendly neighbourhoods.
Media Release | September 4, 2014
Mothers who live in neighbourhoods with plenty of green space are more likely to deliver babies at full term with higher birth weights, says new research from UBC and Oregon State University.
July 15, 2014
As forest fires spread across B.C., Canada and parts of the U.S., UBC experts are available to comment.
Media Release | June 11, 2014
Ontario voters head to the polls Thursday to elect their next Premier.
June 10, 2014
Ahead of Father’s Day, a UBC researcher says dads shouldn’t shy away from a little roughhousing.
June 5, 2014
In his quest to figure out cancer, health geographer Trevor Dummer helped assemble the world’s largest collection of toenail clippings.
May 6, 2014
UBC’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, in association with the Music Therapy Association of British Columbia, presents an international research roundtable event following a screening of The Gift of Music: Stories of Music Therapy, a film that depicts the multi-faceted aspects of the music therapy profession.
May 5, 2014
Dr. Nadine Caron believes the new Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health will inspire future generations.
Media Release | May 5, 2014
Indigenous health practitioners have a new home at the University of British Columbia, sparking renewed engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities across B.C. and beyond.
April 14, 2014
A UBC expert says promoting empathy is an important way to prevent tragic school shootings like the one that took place at Columbine High School 15 years ago.
Media Release | March 26, 2014
New research shows sugary drinks are the worst offenders in the fight against youth obesity and recommends that B.C. schools fully implement healthy eating guidelines to reduce their consumption.
Media Release | February 14, 2014
A large study of South African healthcare workers reveals major gaps in workplace protection against tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis.
January 30, 2014
Michael Brauer of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health on the link between air pollution, genes and asthma.
January 6, 2014
UBC’s Kay Teschke with tips for safe city cycling in winter and year-round.
Media Release | December 12, 2013
Canadians are spending less on prescription drugs, according to the latest edition of the Canadian Rx Atlas, but UBC health economists predict the break will be short-lived.
October 18, 2013 - by Michael Brauer
If you thought traffic-related air pollution is only a problem in places like Los Angeles or Beijing – and not in Canadian cities – think again, says UBC’s Michael Brauer.