Posts Tagged ‘School of Population and Public Health’

UBC experts for B.C. election

Apr. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

From politics to pipelines, UBC experts are available to comment on the upcoming 2013 B.C. election campaign.

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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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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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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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Severe flu increases risk of Parkinson’s: UBC research

Jul. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Severe influenza doubles the odds that a person will develop Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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Older women more prone to workplace injuries: UBC study

Jun. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Although the rate of workplace injuries in Canada has been declining over the past two decades, some workers – older women in health care, for example – are much more vulnerable to serious injuries, researchers at the University of British Columbia have found.

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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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