UBC researchers to lead $4.7-million study on early-stage oral cancer
Researchers from UBC’s Faculties of Medicine, Science and Dentistry are leading a $4.7 million pan-Canadian clinical trial aimed at improving outcomes for patients undergoing surgery for oral squamous cell cancers.
May 27, 2011
Canadians and Americans get different drug information online: UBC study
Canadians and Americans are getting vastly different search results when they look up prescription drug information online, says a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Feb 23, 2011
Shift work linked to higher risk of work injury: UBC study
Canadians who work night and rotating shifts are almost twice as likely to be injured on the job than those working regular day shifts, according to a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Nov 2, 2010
Tattooing linked to higher risk of hepatitis C: UBC study
Youth, prison inmates and individuals with multiple tattoos that cover large parts of their bodies are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases, according to a University of British Columbia study.
Aug 6, 2010
Regional differences in C-section rate not a result of maternal request: UBC study
Fewer than two per cent of cesarean births in British Columbia were a result of maternal request, but the number of cesarean and assisted vaginal deliveries varied widely across health regions in B.C., according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.
May 31, 2010
Long-term use of anti-anxiety drugs continues in B.C. despite known health risks: UBC study
Drugs to treat anxiety and sleep disorders are still being prescribed for extended periods to British Columbian patients – and increasingly so for baby boomers – despite warnings against long-term use, according to a University of British Columbia study.
May 20, 2010
New Rx Atlas Reveals British Columbia Drug Spending Patterns: UBC Research
British Columbians are getting the life-saving medications they need regardless of their postal codes but cultural background, income, lifestyle and urban-rural differences may influence their use of other “discretionary” drugs, according to the latest BC Rx Atlas released today by the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research.
Sep 30, 2009