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Universal public coverage of essential medicines would improve access, save billions
February 27, 2017Publicly funding essential medicines could cover the cost of nearly half of all prescriptions in Canada, according to new research by UBC's Steve Morgan. Read More >


Study sheds light on B.C. youths’ experiences with mental health services
February 27, 2017As a UBC graduate student in Rehabilitation Sciences, Shalini Lal highlighted the impact of mental health services on young people with psychosis. Read More >


Some people with cardiac chest pain can avoid further testing
February 20, 2017Clinical Assistant Professor Christopher Fordyce and colleagues in the U.S. developed an online tool to help decide whether further testing can be deferred. Read More >


Breaking barriers to care in mental health
February 17, 2017Colonel Jetly, Senior psychiatrist and Mental Health Advisor to the Surgeon General from the Canadian Armed Forces, talks with UBC medical students about mental health. Read More >


Yeast found in babies’ guts increases risk of asthma
February 17, 2017Microbiologist Brett Finlay will now re-examine the Canadian samples and look for the presence of yeast in the gut of infants. Read More >


Researchers begin clinical trial for rare yet devastating condition among pregnant women
February 16, 2017Researcher Kenneth Lim is investigating whether Viagra can be an effective treatment for early intrauterine growth restriction among pregnant women. Read More >


Sam Aparicio part of global team creating 3-D tumour map
February 15, 2017The tool will allow examination of a patient’s entire tumour in unprecedented detail to improve diagnosis and treatment for the disease. Read More >


UBC scientists create a mouse that resists cocaine’s lure
February 13, 2017The findings add to the evidence that habitual drug use is more a matter of genetics and biochemistry than just poor judgment. Read More >


B.C. Centre on Substance Use gets boost from province and a donor
February 7, 2017Led by Professor of Medicine Evan Wood, the centre has developed a clinical treatment guideline for opioid use disorder. Read More >


UBC residents celebrate annual Resident Awareness Week
February 6, 2017David Kim, UBC medical resident and President of the Resident Doctors of BC, talks about the importance of Resident Awareness Week and how residents can get involved. Read More >

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