School of Population and Public Health
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.
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.