Posts Tagged ‘health’

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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Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending

Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait

May. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

People around the world, with both modest and comfortable incomes, reported being happier when they spent money on others than on themselves, say University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School professors who have popularized their findings in a new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.

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Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick

Apr. 16, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. The study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of the fear and anxiety over the human condition, or existential dread.

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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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Healthy doctors make healthy patients, study finds

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

Patients are more likely to follow preventive health practices like getting a flu shot or mammography if their doctors do likewise, researchers at the University of British Columbia and in Israel have discovered.

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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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