Posts Tagged ‘health care’

UBC experts for comment on budget 2013

Mar. 20, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide media commentary and analysis on the March 21 federal budget.

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Private premiums add up to largest out-of-pocket health expense for Canadians

Feb. 19, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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Cancer's Margins postcard (front)

UBC project examines the LGBT experience with breast and gynecological cancers

Aug. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are leading the first nationwide project on how sexual and gender minorities experience cancer, highlighting previously overlooked communities’ perspectives on cancer care.

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UBC to double enrolment in midwifery education program

May. 4, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s Midwifery Program – bolstered by increased funding from the Province of British Columbia – will double in size over the next five years, a move intended to augment the number of pregnancy and childbirth specialists in B.C.

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UBC journalism partners with First Nations to report on major health issues

Apr. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

An innovative UBC Graduate School of Journalism project provides a hard-hitting look into efforts by Aboriginal communities to address such major health and social issues as suicide, sexual abuse, diabetes and the survival of traditional languages.

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Sexually abused boys at risk for more unsafe sex: UBC research

Apr. 4, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Young males who have been sexually abused are five times more likely to cause teen pregnancy compared to those with no abuse history, according to University of British Columbia research.

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Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study

Dec. 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Almost two-thirds of women in British Columbia filled at least one prescription at some point in their pregnancy, including drugs with potential risks, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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UBC Prof. Jack Taunton named 2011 BC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee

Dec. 2, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC Prof. Dr. Jack Taunton has been named the 2011 BC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee for his outstanding contributions as an athlete, community builder and sports medicine physician.

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UBC experts available to comment on physician-assisted suicide legal case

Nov. 24, 2011 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on the topics of physician-assisted suicide and “the right to die,” including the legal case before B.C.’s Supreme Court.

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UBC journalism project documents global pain crisis

Sep. 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

In advance of a United Nations conference today on the global challenges of treating cancer and other diseases, the UBC Graduate School of Journalism has launched an ambitious multimedia site, The Pain Project, which documents one of the greatest challenges to treating chronic illnesses: severely constrained access to morphine.

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