Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

Researcher Nia Lewis takes the blood pressure of a study subject in the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Blood pressure medication may cause fainting when used for other ailments

Apr. 5, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

An international UBC-led study has found that a common blood-pressure drug can cause lightheadedness and possible fainting in some patients.

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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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$2M from BCLC and the Province creates Centre for Gambling Research at UBC

Feb. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A $2-million investment from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Government of B.C. will create a major new Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.

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UBC Chemistry Prof. Steve Withers (credit: UBC)

New flu drug stops virus in its tracks

Feb. 21, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.

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Body language can predict outcomes for recovering alcoholics

Feb. 4, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.

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Clyde Hertzman. Photo credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine/Khalid Hawe

Four UBC professors appointed to Order of Canada

Jan. 2, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Four University of British Columbia professors, four alumni and two honorary degree recipients have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.

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Prof. Janet Werker, UBC Psychology Dept. Martin Dee photo.

Maternal depression affects language development in babies

Oct. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.

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UBC Prof. Andrei Krassioukov will lead a health clinic at the 2012 Paralympics.

THE DANGER OF PARALYMPIC BOOSTING

Aug. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

UBC Prof. Andrei Krassioukov is investigating the dangerous practice of “boosting” at the 2012 Paralympics.

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Babak Shadgan at the Beijing Games.

Sports doc helps reduce Olympic injuries

Jul. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC medical researcher Babak Shadgan, Iran’s first accredited sports physician, is supporting the health and safety of athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Coffee and other stimulant drugs may cause high achievers to slack off: UBC study

Mar. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

While stimulants may improve unengaged workers’ performance, a new University of British Columbia study suggests that for others, caffeine and amphetamines can have the opposite effect, causing workers with higher motivation levels to slack off.

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