health

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, health, and climate change: time to listen to your doctor

“When we think of health we often think of hospitals and the healthcare system—but increasingly, the social and ecological determinants of health are recognized to have much greater impact on overall...

The Joy of Living: Calming the Mind

When I first started to meditate, I thought that the point of sitting cross-legged on a cushion was get to a state of “no thought.” I viewed thoughts themselves as a problem — it turns out this is a...

Laughter Yoga helps restore psychological and physical health around the world

The first time Amy Kiara Ruth took a Laughter Yoga class she found it, "awkward and bizarre to be laughing with total strangers." Then she gave in, laughing harder than ever...

'Disordered eating' rates troubling among young lesbians, bisexuals, gays: study

"Our study has found that it’s only getting worse for lesbian and bisexual girls," Ryan Watson, from UBC's school of nursing, said.

BC Cancer Agency launches digital mammography vehicles to serve women in rural and remote areas

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among Canadian women. In fact, according to the BC Cancer Agency, in 2015 an estimated 3,400 women were diagnosed with the disease in the...
Doctors See Health and Hope in Burnaby Mountain Protests

Doctors see health and hope in Burnaby Mountain protests

Remarkably, our patients have recently been putting on a clinic on climate and community health in the most unlikely of locations-- up Burnaby Mountain.

United Arab Emirates forces women to breastfeed and America freaks out

United Arab Emirates forces women to breastfeed and America freaks out, but should we follow suit instead?
Alain Labrecque says his family has suffered from nearby oil field emisssions

Oil field fumes so painful, Alberta families forced to move

Severe headaches, dizziness, rashes and loss of memory: all symptoms reported to a new hearing examining health effects of Alberta's rapidly expanding heavy oil industry.

As delay in childbearing increases, UBC study shows people lack knowledge about fertility

Many British Columbians are waiting until later in their adult life to have children and might not be aware of the reality of fertility.

Antibodies as drugs: Vancouver hosts conference on therapeutic use of antibodies

The human body has often been compared to war ridden landscape and our immunological system to an army that fights against the attacks of bacterial infections.