Posts Tagged ‘SPPH’

Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study

Dec. 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Almost two-thirds of women in British Columbia filled at least one prescription at some point in their pregnancy, including drugs with potential risks, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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UBC, CFRI and BC Children’s researchers to lead $2.8-million project to reduce deadly infection in Bangladeshi mothers, children

Dec. 1, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) and BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) have won a $2.8-million grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to improve the survival rate of Bangladeshi mothers, newborns and young children through the prevention of sepsis, a life-threatening form of infection in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria.

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UBC-Providence Health research to examine new treatments for heroin addiction

Oct. 12, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

A clinical trial to test better treatment options for chronic heroin addiction is expected to begin in Vancouver at the end of this year. Led by researchers from Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia, it’s the only clinical trial of its kind in North America.

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Little progress on reducing pharmacare coverage disparities over past decade: UBC research

Oct. 5, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Changes to provincial drug plans over the past decade did little to address the wide disparities among provinces in prescription drug coverage, according to an analysis by University of British Columbia researchers.

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Three research programs win $6M in CIHR grants to promote global health equity

Aug. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Three research projects at the University of British Columbia have won five-year grants totaling nearly $6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to promote greater equity in global health.

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Fear of “grey tsunami” overblown: UBC studies

Aug. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fears that Canada’s aging population could lead to skyrocketing health care costs and doctor shortages may be greatly exaggerated, according to two studies by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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UBC researchers to lead $4.7-million study on early-stage oral cancer

May. 27, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Researchers from UBC’s Faculties of Medicine, Science and Dentistry are leading a $4.7 million pan-Canadian clinical trial aimed at improving outcomes for patients undergoing surgery for oral squamous cell cancers.

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Canadians and Americans get different drug information online: UBC study

Feb. 23, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

Canadians and Americans are getting vastly different search results when they look up prescription drug information online, says a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Shift work linked to higher risk of work injury: UBC study

Nov. 2, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Canadians who work night and rotating shifts are almost twice as likely to be injured on the job than those working regular day shifts, according to a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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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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