Social isolation puts women at higher risk of hypertension
It’s no secret that loneliness and social isolation have a negative impact on the mental and physical health of older adults.
Oct 28, 2020
Obesity linked to social ties in older women, more so than in men
Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese. Men, on the other hand, were less likely to be obese if they lived alone and had a smaller social network.
Jul 30, 2020
Quality—not quantity—of sleep linked to better health in teens
With summer break and longer days ahead, parents of young teens may be wondering whether to let good sleep habits slide over the next couple of months. New research by UBC’s Annalijn Conklin suggests there are more benefits to a good night’s sleep than simply feeling refreshed.
Jun 3, 2019
New Canada’s Food Guide not just about what we should eat — but how we should eat
The Ottawa Citizen spoke to Annalijn Conklin, a pharmaceutical sciences professor and researcher at UBC’s centre for health evaluation and outcome sciences, in an article about Canada’s Food Guide. Conklin commented […]
Jan 23, 2019