UBC School of Population and Public Health
Extreme heat is a threat to a wider range of people than we thought
Extreme heat poses an increasing threat to the public, as heat waves are expected to become more frequent, more intense and longer-lasting due to climate change.
Nov 25, 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
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
Heat may kill more people than previously reported
As temperatures rise this summer, a new study by UBC’s School of Population and Public Health and Boston University School of Public Health researchers finds that thousands of U.S. deaths may be attributable to heat each year, far more than the 600 deaths previously estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jun 19, 2020
Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth
Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed.
Sep 20, 2017
Older Canadians skip meds due to cost, putting them at risk for complications
One in 12 Canadians aged 55 and older skipped prescriptions due to cost in 2014, the second-highest rate among comparable countries, new UBC research has found.
Feb 1, 2017
Parks, big and small, needed for public health
Feeling stressed? Research suggests you should to head to your local park as the surrounding greenery may help you relax.
Jan 18, 2017
Homeopathy: New labeling laws hope to separate fact from fiction
Stephen Hoption Cann, clinical associate professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, discusses why homeopathy continues to attract followers, even as it fails to satisfy scientific criteria.
Mar 29, 2016