School of Population and Public Health
Learning the lessons of Columbine
A UBC expert says promoting empathy is an important way to prevent tragic school shootings like the one that took place at Columbine High School 15 years ago.
Apr 14, 2014
Sugary drinks weigh heavily on teenage obesity
New research shows sugary drinks are the worst offenders in the fight against youth obesity and recommends that B.C. schools fully implement healthy eating guidelines to reduce their consumption.
Mar 26, 2014
South African healthcare workers face greater risk for TB, HIV
A large study of South African healthcare workers reveals major gaps in workplace protection against tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis.
Feb 14, 2014
Air pollution and asthma
Michael Brauer of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health on the link between air pollution, genes and asthma.
Jan 30, 2014
Cycling safety tips for the New Year
UBC’s Kay Teschke with tips for safe city cycling in winter and year-round.
Jan 6, 2014
Canadian Rx atlas maps billions in savings – for now
Canadians are spending less on prescription drugs, according to the latest edition of the Canadian Rx Atlas, but UBC health economists predict the break will be short-lived.
Dec 12, 2013
Heavy traffic is taking our breath away
If you thought traffic-related air pollution is only a problem in places like Los Angeles or Beijing – and not in Canadian cities – think again, says UBC’s Michael Brauer.
Oct 18, 2013 - by Michael Brauer
What’s really needed to raise children: More time, higher incomes
Paul Kershaw, an expert on family policy and generational equity, writes that today’s parents are more squeezed for time, income and services than the predecessors.
Aug 26, 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
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
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
UBC experts on Canada’s National Household Survey
UBC experts are available to comment on National Household Survey findings on labour, education and transportation, which Statistics Canada will release on Wednesday, June 26.
Jun 24, 2013
UBC experts for B.C. election
From politics to pipelines, UBC experts are available to comment on the upcoming 2013 B.C. election campaign.
Apr 15, 2013
Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits
Family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines in the majority of drug promotions during visits by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, U.S. and French physicians.
Apr 10, 2013
Canada loses out on drug pricing: UBC study
Health systems worldwide are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies and Canadians risk losing out on the deal.
Apr 8, 2013
Healthy doctors make healthy patients, study finds
Patients are more likely to follow preventive health practices like getting a flu shot or mammography if their doctors do likewise, researchers at the University of British Columbia and in Israel have discovered.
Apr 8, 2013
Health behind bars
Dr. Ruth Martin and former inmate Mo Korchinski fight for change for incarcerated women
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
Private premiums add up to largest out-of-pocket health expense for Canadians
Private insurance premiums are Canadians’ single largest out-of-pocket health expense, averaging $1,200 a year per affected household, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 19, 2013