Slideshow

Targeted services needed to prevent new Hep C infections

Targeted services needed to prevent new Hep C infections

Targeted services addressing social and health needs are required to prevent new Hepatitis C infections, recent research has suggested.

Jacquelyn Cragg wins Branco Weiss Fellowship

Jacquelyn Cragg wins Branco Weiss Fellowship

Jacquelyn Cragg, ICORD Postdoctoral Fellow has won the Society in Science – Branco Weiss Fellowship for her postdoctoral studies. Photo Credit: Martin Dee

Cyclist Toronto

Streetcar tracks increase risk of bike crashes: UBC and Ryerson study

One-third of bike crashes in Toronto’s downtown involved the city’s streetcar tracks, according to a new study out of UBC and Ryerson University that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to cyclists.

Half of patients with depression are inadequately treated

Half of patients with depression are inadequately treated

New UBC research shows that about 50 per cent of British Columbians with depression are not receiving even the most basic level of care. Photo: iStock

Photo: GoToVan, Flickr.

People in hotter, poorer neighbourhoods at higher risk of death during extreme heat

In Vancouver, heat exposure and social vulnerability can be a lethal combination. Photo: GoToVan, Flickr.

Uncontrollable pupils in classroom acting out, frustrated teacher "tearing her hair out".

Stress contagion possible amongst students and teachers: UBC study

UBC researchers have found a potential link between student stress and teacher burnout. Photo: iStock

Canada spends over $400 million on medicine that harms seniors

Canada spends over $400 million on medicine that harms seniors

The study’s authors conclude that the full cost to Canada’s health-care system is closer to $2 billion when hospital visits and other repercussions of inappropriate prescriptions are factored in.

Jennifer Gardy

Genome sequencing helps determine end of tuberculosis outbreak

Genomics has been used to monitor infectious disease outbreaks before, but this is the first time it’s been possible to declare a complicated outbreak of TB over, said senior author Jennifer Gardy.