Posts Tagged ‘children’

Hannah Schreier

Doing good is good for you: Volunteer adolescents enjoy healthier hearts

Feb. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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Kindness key to happiness and acceptance for children

Dec. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside.

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UBC experts for Statistics Canada census on Canadian families and living arrangements

Sep. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

On Sept. 19, Statistics Canada will release their 2011 census report, which describes how families and living arrangements have changed in Canada over the last decade. UBC experts are available to comment on the report, which will be available at www.statcan.gc.ca at 8:30 a.m. EST.

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Giving makes young children happy, UBC study suggests

Jun. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

If it is indeed nobler to give than to receive, it may also make you happier – even if you’re a toddler, according to a new study co-authored by three psychologists at the University of British Columbia.

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Dads and kids’ safety: UBC study on injury prevention

Jun. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Men can differ greatly from women in how they parent, especially during playtime. Fathers tend to think of themselves as less cautious than mothers, says Asst. Prof. Mariana Brussoni, lead investigator of the University of British Columbia study, Fathering and Injury Prevention.

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Parents are happier than non-parents, new research suggests

May. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.

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Exposure to antibiotics linked to severity of allergic asthma: UBC research

Mar. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Widely used antibiotics may increase incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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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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UBC professor named Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year

Nov. 16, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

Clyde Hertzman, the director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) and a professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, has been named Canada’s 2010 “Health Researcher of the Year.”

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Children’s happiness linked to supportive environment outside the home: UBC study

Sep. 14, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Children who report having more support in their community are also more likely to have high self-esteem, optimism, overall health, happiness and less sadness, says a study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

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