Posts Tagged ‘BC Children’s Hospital’

UBC, CFRI and BC Children’s researchers to lead $2.8-million project to reduce deadly infection in Bangladeshi mothers, children

Dec. 1, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) and BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) have won a $2.8-million grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to improve the survival rate of Bangladeshi mothers, newborns and young children through the prevention of sepsis, a life-threatening form of infection in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria.

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Pregnant women in Vancouver may not be getting enough vitamin D: UBC research

Aug. 11, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Pregnant women taking prenatal supplements may not be getting enough vitamin D, shows a new Vancouver-based study led Timothy Green, associate professor at the University of British Columbia and Child & Family Research Institute scientist at BC Children’s Hospital. Published today in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the study found that while almost 80 [...]

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Tattooing linked to higher risk of hepatitis C: UBC study

Aug. 6, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Youth, prison inmates and individuals with multiple tattoos that cover large parts of their bodies are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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