New tool developed at UBC screens online health ads for deception
The internet is rife with ads for health products, from weight-loss systems to arthritis cures—but whether they actually work can be difficult to discern.
Sep 12, 2018
Why Canada needs healthy prisons
Canada going wrong direction on prison health, UBC physician says.
Feb 18, 2014
How exercise can boost brain power
Physical activity can slow cognitive decline, says UBC physical therapist.
Feb 6, 2014
UBC welcomes the resumption of B.C. support for the Therapeutics Initiative
The University of British Columbia welcomes the decision by the B.C. Ministry of Health to resume its support for the Therapeutics Initiative, a project managed by members of the Faculty of Medicine.
Oct 22, 2013
Anti-homophobia measures reduce binge drinking for all students
Canadian high schools with long-standing anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have a positive effect on gay and straight students’ problem alcohol use.
Aug 15, 2013
What to expect from the latest StatsCan survey
On Sept. 11, Statistics Canada will be releasing new data from the National Household Survey on income and housing. UBC Prof. Paul Kershaw speaks about the issues related to the financial pressures facing young Canadians.
Aug 12, 2013
Study paints complex health portrait of single-room occupancy hotel tenants in DTES
A new study is revealing multiple health concerns faced by an tenants in Vancouver’s SRO hotels.
Aug 9, 2013
Study reveals role of “peacekeeper” in the gut
A new study has shone a spotlight on the peacekeeping mechanisms in our intestines.
Aug 8, 2013
One size doesn’t fit all: Ethnic birth weight chart better for infant care
One size chart doesn’t fit all when it comes to evaluating birth weight and health outcomes of newborns, according to UBC researchers.
Jul 31, 2013
Impaired visual signals might contribute to schizophrenia symptoms
By observing the eye movements of schizophrenia patients, a UBC researcher has discovered a potential explanation for some of their symptoms.
Jul 29, 2013
Women in rural areas have less access to abortion services than their urban counterparts, says UBC’s Dr. Wendy Norman.
Jul 25, 2013 - by Brian Lin
Captured: Mysterious oyster killers
UBC researchers have apprehended tiny, elusive parasites that have plagued oysters from B.C. to California.
Jul 25, 2013
Q&A on medical ethics
Prof. Anita Ho tackles complex ethical matters such as assisted suicide, in vitro fertilization and private healthcare.
Jul 23, 2013
Sex and B.C. East Asian teenagers
A new UBC study shows that most East Asian adolescents in B.C. are not sexually active, but those who are may engage in high-risk sexual behaviours.
Jul 17, 2013
Bird vaccine for West Nile Virus
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a vaccine to halt the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) among common and endangered bird species.
Jul 9, 2013
New imaging technique holds promise for speeding MS research
UBC researchers have developed a MRI technique to detect multiple sclerosis.
Jun 12, 2013
Cardio and weight training reduces access to health care in seniors
Forget apples – lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
May 14, 2013
Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait
Global research finds rare evidence of universal trait…
May 9, 2013