Posts Tagged ‘SPPH’

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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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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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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Cycling infrastructure can reduce risk of cycling injuries by half: UBC study

Oct. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Certain types of routes carry much lower risk of injury for cyclists, according to a new University of British Columbia study on the eve of National Bike Week in Canada.

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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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Unemployed Americans face greater risk of mortality: UBC study

Jun. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Employment policy is also health policy according to a University of British Columbia study that found that workers experienced higher mortality rates if they didn’t have access to social protections like employment insurance and unemployment benefits.

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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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Vancouver, Montreal, Portland and Minneapolis among most “bikeable” cities in North America: UBC research

May. 14, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers are making bikeability research easily accessible to consumers and city planners by introducing bikeability “heat maps” in partnership with Seattle-based Walk Score® at www.walkscore.com/bike.

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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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One in ten Canadians cannot afford prescription drugs: UBC study

Jan. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

One in ten Canadians cannot afford to take their prescription drugs as directed, according to an analysis by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.

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