Posts Tagged ‘public health’

Prof. Carolyn Gotay led a study that found Canadian adult obesity is at historic high. (Photo: Martin Dee)

Canadian adult obesity at historic high

Feb. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Obesity rates across Canada are reaching alarming levels and continue to climb, according to a new University of British Columbia study.

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Medically prescribed heroin more effective, less costly than current methadone treatment: UBC research

Mar. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone for treating long-term street heroin users, according to a new study by researchers at Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia.

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As climate change increases forest fires, smoke forecasting could help protect public health: UBC research

Feb. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Satellite images, air quality measurements and smoke forecasting models are useful tools to help individuals and public health professionals prepare for smoke episodes in areas at risk from forest fire smoke, according to University of British Columbia researcher Michael Brauer.

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Tattooing linked to higher risk of hepatitis C: UBC study

Aug. 6, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Youth, prison inmates and individuals with multiple tattoos that cover large parts of their bodies are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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Regional differences in C-section rate not a result of maternal request: UBC study

May. 31, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fewer than two per cent of cesarean births in British Columbia were a result of maternal request, but the number of cesarean and assisted vaginal deliveries varied widely across health regions in B.C., according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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UBC researchers call for “social offset” to tackle neglected tropical diseases

May. 18, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Public health and international development experts at the University of British Columbia are calling for a “social offset” mechanism to set aside a portion of research funding slated for neglected tropical diseases (NTD) to address broader social determinants of disease.

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