Media Release | February 23, 2011
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.
Media Release | November 2, 2010
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.
Media Release | August 6, 2010
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.
Media Release | May 31, 2010
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.
Media Release | May 20, 2010
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.
Media Release | September 30, 2009
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.