Posts Tagged ‘Faculty of Medicine’

New research shows that seniors who participated in cardio or weight training incurred fewer health care resources.

Cardio and weight training reduces access to health care in seniors

May. 14, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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#ChangeTheWorld

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The inaugural UBC Reports Most Likely to Change the World contest received 45 nominations from students, faculty and staff across both campuses.

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Will Guest is looking forward to a career in medical research. Martin Dee Photograph

Getting a head start

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Will Guest is the youngest grad of UBC’s MD/PhD program. He’s also in line for his first patent

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Spinal cord researchers to benefit from $20 M investment from Rick Hansen Foundation

Apr. 12, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Spinal cord injury research at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health will be accelerated by a 10-year, $20 million contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation.

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In a UBC study, doctors surveyed shortly after a promotional visit by pharmaceutical sales representatives indicate they are likely to prescribe the medicine. The study also found that in the majority of these visits, doctors weren't informed of the harmful effects of the promoted medicines. (Figure: UBC)

Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits

Apr. 10, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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Canada loses out on drug pricing: UBC study

Apr. 8, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Health systems worldwide are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies and Canadians risk losing out on the deal.

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Adrienne Montgomery is completing her medical undergraduate training at UBC’s Northern Medical Program (NMP). Martin Dee Photograph

Growing rural medicine

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Seeds take root in a new generation of B.C. doctors

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Health behind bars

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Dr. Ruth Martin and former inmate Mo Korchinski fight for change for incarcerated women

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Dr. James Hogg received an honorary degree from UBC in 2010. (Photo: Don Erhardt)

Dr. James Hogg given national award for leadership in medicine

Mar. 20, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Gairdner Foundation has recognized Dr. James Hogg with the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada.

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Eight Canada Research Chairs valued at $4.5M appointed at UBC

Mar. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from Indigenous literature, to nanotechnology, to evolutionary biology received a boost today with the appointment and renewal of eight Canada Research Chairs.

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