Faculty of Medicine
Children are entering a fourth school year in a pandemic — expert advice for parents
As children head back for a fourth school year with COVID-19, many parents are hoping their kids will be able to enjoy a mostly normal school experience. But with new variants circulating and respiratory virus season on the horizon, many also have concerns and questions about what the new school year will look like.
Aug 22, 2022
UBC researchers discover ‘weak spot’ across major COVID-19 variants
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a key vulnerability across all major variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the recently emerged BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron subvariants.
Aug 18, 2022
You fainted. Are you OK to drive?
People who have visited the emergency department for fainting are no more prone to car crashes than other emergency department patients, new research out of UBC’s faculty of medicine has found.
Aug 3, 2022
Catching COVID-19 during pregnancy increases risk of hospitalization, premature birth: national study
As Canada faces a sixth wave of COVID-19 infections, researchers at the UBC faculty of medicine are urging people who are pregnant to remain vigilant based on data from Canada’s first national, peer-reviewed study on COVID-19 in pregnancy.
May 2, 2022
U.S. insurance claims show strong link between ED medications and vision problems
The risk of developing one of three serious eye conditions increases by 85 per cent for regular users of common erectile dysfunction (ED) medications such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and Stendra, new UBC research has found.
Apr 7, 2022
High-tech mouthguard tracks head impacts during varsity hockey playoffs
A high-tech mouthguard worn by UBC Thunderbird hockey players will capture data for UBC researchers who study concussions.
Mar 17, 2022
Chemotherapy drug puts young children with cancer at high risk of hearing loss
A chemotherapy drug known to cause hearing loss in children is more likely to do so the earlier in life children receive it, new UBC research has found.
Sep 7, 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
UBC researchers unveil first molecular images of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 mutation
UBC researchers are the first in the world to publish structural images of the N501Y mutation on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein—a change believed to be partly responsible for the highly infectious nature and rapid spread of variant B.1.1.7.
May 3, 2021
A baby’s first poop can help predict risk of developing allergies
It may seem like an unusual place to go looking for answers, but the contents of a baby’s first diaper can reveal a lot about a newborn’s future health.
Apr 29, 2021
UBC researchers identify the most dangerous prescriptions for B.C. drivers
It’s well-known that drinking and driving is linked to a high risk of causing a car crash. But taking common prescription medications like sleeping pills, opioids and medication used to treat anxiety and depression also poses a risk.
Apr 22, 2021
Survey uncovers pandemic’s complex impact on people living with dementia and their families
COVID-19 has been especially challenging for people living with dementia, their families and caregivers, confirms a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Mar 23, 2021
Made-in-Canada method of producing life-saving radioisotopes receives Health Canada approval
A made-in-Canada approach to producing the world’s most commonly used medical isotope has received Health Canada approval, ushering in a new era for patients in Canada and around the world who rely on these isotopes for critical diagnostic procedures.
Dec 18, 2020
UBC scientists receive $3M for COVID-19 research projects
Scientists at the University of British Columbia are receiving $3 million to support COVID-19 research projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Nov 6, 2020
Earlier testing and tracing could have prevented spread of COVID-19 in U.S. and Europe
Earlier testing and contact tracing might have prevented SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from becoming established in the United States and Europe, suggests a new study recently published in Science.
Sep 25, 2020
Sexual health and domestic violence during COVID-19
Dr. Lori Brotto, a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at UBC’s faculty of medicine, is leading a national survey to measure changes in sexual health and the prevalence of gender-based violence during COVID-19.
Jul 16, 2020
UBC experts on seniors health
Monday, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 12, 2020
Predicting the evolution of COVID-19 to help manage future outbreaks
As the world prepares for future waves of COVID-19, the ability to predict mutations in the novel coronavirus even before they emerge will be essential to stopping future outbreaks.
Jun 5, 2020
Caring for seniors living with dementia during COVID-19
Physical distancing is now part of every day life, but it can be particularly challenging for seniors living with dementia and their caregivers.
May 13, 2020
Protecting the health of seniors during COVID-19
While public health experts recommend seniors stay home and protect themselves, concerns have also been raised about the potential negative effects of isolation. Join UBC experts who will address these issues and answer your questions.
Apr 29, 2020