School of Population and Public Health
Media Release | July 26, 2016
One-third of bike crashes in Toronto’s downtown involved the city’s streetcar tracks, according to a new study out of UBC and Ryerson University that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to cyclists.
Media Release | July 14, 2016
New UBC research shows that about 50 per cent of British Columbians with depression are not receiving even the most basic level of care.
Media Release | June 28, 2016
In Vancouver, heat exposure and social vulnerability can be a lethal combination.
Media Release | June 27, 2016
Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a UBC study.
Media Release | June 22, 2016
Canada spends more than $400 million annually on drugs prescribed to seniors even though the medicines should be avoided for older patients, according to new UBC research.
Media Release | June 14, 2016
Using genome sequencing, researchers from UBC and the Imperial College in London, now have the ability to determine when a tuberculosis outbreak is over.
Media Release | May 5, 2016
Nearly one in three B.C. women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a UBC study.
Media Release | March 18, 2016
Gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians experience more mood and anxiety disorders than other Canadians, and they are more likely to turn to heavy drinking.
Media Release | February 12, 2016
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China and India.
Media Release | February 9, 2016
Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six, according to new UBC research.
Media Release | January 28, 2016
Finding ways to lower readmission rates for patients discharged from hospital could reduce unnecessary health-care spending and improve patient care, according to UBC research.
December 4, 2015
Children’s relationships with peers and adults have a greater impact on their well–being than socio-economic status, according to new UBC research.
Media Release | October 28, 2015
Strong painkillers known as prescription opioids appear to be overprescribed in some regions of B.C., resulting in higher rates of overdose and death, according to a new study from UBC.
Media Release | August 20, 2015
Having a baby at home can save thousands of dollars over a hospital birth and is just as safe for low-risk births, according to a new UBC study.
July 21, 2015
Providing HIV care at local health clinics in South Africa has led to a massive increase in the number of people there receiving vital HIV treatment, according to UBC research.
Media Release | July 8, 2015
Strategies to support healthier diets among seniors need to take into account differences between elderly men and women, according to UBC research.
June 9, 2015
Infectious diseases specialist David Patrick discusses the misinformation about ticks and Lyme disease.
Media Release | June 9, 2015
New research shows that risky outdoor play is not only good for children’s health but also encourages creativity, social skills and resilience.
Media Release | May 4, 2015
New research from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study shows that exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests.
Media Release | March 16, 2015
Canada could save $7.3 billion annually with universal public coverage of medically necessary prescription drugs.