UBC experts on heat and wildfires
UBC experts are available to comment on heat, wildfires and associated issues.
Jul 29, 2021
New book helps readers spot online health scams
Internet health scams have increased in recent years, often spread through social media and causing untold harm, according to a new book by UBC nursing professor, Dr. Bernie Garrett.
Jul 28, 2021
Scientists capture most-detailed radio image of Andromeda galaxy to date
Scientists have published a new, detailed radio image of the Andromeda galaxy – the Milky Way’s sister galaxy – which will allow them to identify and study the regions of Andromeda where new stars are born.
Jul 28, 2021
Virtual contact in pandemic prompts over 60s’ loneliness
Older adults who had more virtual contact than their peers during the pandemic actually experienced increased loneliness, according to new research published today.
Jul 26, 2021
Wildfires are here to stay: How to protect against smoky skies
As wildfires rage across many parts of Canada, the health effects of smoke remain a pressing concern for many people—particularly for those recovering from COVID-19 or anyone with pre-existing medical conditions.
Jul 22, 2021
UBC community supports COVID-19 research with rapid antigen testing clinic
Part one in a series recognizing faculty and staff who are supporting UBC’s transition back to campus. In this update, we share the efforts of our colleagues behind UBC Vancouver’s COVID-19 rapid testing clinic.
Jul 20, 2021
How the pandemic shaped the sex lives of Canadians
A new UBC study, recently published in the International Journal of Sexual Health, uncovers a more nuanced picture of how COVID-19 has shaped the sex lives of Canadians.
Jul 20, 2021
UBC researcher embraces big data, helping uncover deeper insights into the genetics of autism
Geneticist Dr. Suzanne Lewis discusses the genetics of autism and shares how a new initiative will advance research and potentially alter the future of diagnosis and treatment for Canadians living with autism
Jul 19, 2021
Researchers launch study into COVID-19 vaccine uptake and efficacy in vulnerable urban populations
In this Q&A, Dr. Brittany Barker, postdoctoral fellow with UBC’s department of medicine and research scientist at BCCSU, and Dr. Hudson Reddon, postdoctoral research fellow with UBC’s department of medicine, discuss how COVID-19 and vaccinations are being experienced by vulnerable populations.
Jul 14, 2021
Lhoosk’uz Dené village taps into clean water after a 20-year wait
After decades of relying on bottled water, a remote Lhoosk’uz Dené community now has a steady supply of clean drinking water thanks to a new water treatment plant crafted to their unique needs.
Jul 13, 2021
Physical fitness of wild Pacific sockeye salmon unaffected by PRV
The respiratory performance of wild Pacific sockeye salmon functions normally even when infected with piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), according to a new study released today.
Jul 13, 2021
UBC research shows wastewater genomic testing can effectively track COVID-19 variants of concern within a region
Wastewater testing can accurately and rapidly identify levels of COVID-19 infections in the community, including the rise of variants of concern, suggests new research led by UBC professor Dr. Ryan Ziels.
Jul 12, 2021
UBC experts on wildfire smoke and air quality
UBC experts are available to comment on air quality due to smoke from B.C. wildfires.
Jul 9, 2021
New survey aims to improve care for families grieving loss of baby
A new University of British Columbia survey looks to improve future care for Canadian families coping with stillbirth and neonatal loss. The findings will contribute to an international study led by researchers in Australia.
Jul 8, 2021
How to beat the heat—indoors and out
UBC experts Dr. Sarah Henderson and Dr. Adam Rysanek share some tips and practices for warm weather safety during B.C.’s current heat wave.
Jun 25, 2021
Better mental health supports for nurses needed, study finds
Working in the highly charged environment of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the mental health of nurses, according to a new survey by researchers at UBC and the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto.
Jun 24, 2021
UBC experts on heat wave
UBC experts are available to comment on B.C.’s current heat wave.
Jun 22, 2021
New study finds contaminants in many generic drugs may have harmful effects
Contaminants in generic medications used to treat conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stomachaches and heartburn may cause damage to DNA, affect basic cell functions and even increase a person’s risk of cancer, according to a new UBC study.
Jun 15, 2021
New global air pollution and health impact study the most comprehensive ever
An international research team co-led by UBC’s Dr. Michael Brauer has published the most detailed analysis ever conducted on global air pollution sources and their health impacts, covering 204 countries and territories.
Jun 14, 2021
Pandemic underlines need to address physician burnout, study finds
Two out of three Vancouver physicians surveyed in a new UBC study faced burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 11, 2021