Health

Unhappy Birthdays, Part 3: Why "birth rape" continues to happen

Jesusa Ricoy-Olariaga has learned much from the mothers who send their pain down the telephone wire to her position at a birth trauma helpline. She’s learned not only the “whats” of birth rape,...

Vancouver researcher examines health of HIV-exposed but uninfected infants

One Vancouver based researcher is examining some of the most at-risk people on the planet, hoping his research can play a significant part in studying and treating HIV in our community.

Unhappy Birthdays, Part 2: The politics of "birth rape" and mothers with PTSD

Women today are as likely to develop PTSD from giving birth as modern solders are from military combat, due to the "rape"-like procedures used in some hospitals.

Living wage in BC could prevent disabilities: SFU prof

Bruce Lanphear, an SFU researcher, believes that removing social inequities and increasing the standard minimum wage are key factors in preventing disabilities.

Get cheeky, get swabbed and save lives through stem cell donation

Saturday, May 12 |  10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown Calling out all healthy Vancouverites between the ages of 17 and 50 years, from all ethnicities. In honour of Mother...

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies: the power of transformation

An addictions counselor talks about her own "butterfly moment" of beating substance abuse.

Unhappy Birthdays: Why more mothers are saying they were "birth raped"

Imagine a woman lying on her back, immobilized with fear and a numbing drug, as a stranger penetrates her with his hand and touches her with sharp objects, against her consent. What has just been...

Dish N' Dazzle at the 2012 BCHF fundraiser

Wine and dine for a good cause at this year's Dish N' Dazzle on May 16, 2012, for the BCHF.

Awareness to down there-ness-cancer below-the-belt launch party

Proceeds from the Underwear Affair benefit the BC Cancer Foundation in support of research into cancers such as prostate, colorectal, ovarian, bladder, cervical and testicular cancer.

"Pink slime" scare sensationalized: UBC food safety expert

North American consumers are all worked up about “pink slime” in beef. But the product isn’t used in Canada, and experts say the scare is based on “fabricated sensationalism”.