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Do men’s toenails contain clues about prostate cancer prevention?
February 21, 2018Researchers will analyze concentrations of toxic metals and look for correlations with the histories of prostate cancer patients. Read More >


Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state “report card”
February 21, 2018States with higher midwifery integration, like Washington and Oregon, generally had better results, Read More >


Electrical implant reduces “invisible” symptoms of man’s spinal cord injury
February 19, 2018The single case study, published in JAMA Neurology, showed potential benefits from epidural stimulation. Read More >


Study finds that Canadians giving up food, heat to pay for prescription drugs
February 12, 20188.2 per cent of those who received a prescription in 2016 did not take medication as prescribed because of the cost, Read More >


Risk of fatal traffic crash higher during 4/20 cannabis celebration
February 12, 2018Clinical Assistant Professor John Staples found an overall 12 per cent higher risk of dying in a vehicle accident on that day of the year. Read More >


An unexpected target — and weapon — for one of the deadliest cancers
February 8, 2018A new drug, fostamatinib, reduced the growth rate of esophageal adenocarcinoma in mice by at least 70 per cent. Read More >


Use of fentanyl signals limits of substitution therapy for many Downtown Eastside residents
February 1, 2018The study of people living in marginal housing also showed how quickly fentanyl infiltrated the community in 2017. Read More >


Indigenous people face higher risk of transportation injuries in B.C.
January 31, 2018Overall hospitalization rates for transport injuries in B.C. declined by more than two-thirds between 1991 and 2010. Read More >


For a Better BC
January 30, 2018Darcy Good is studying medicine to improve mental health within his First Nation community. Read More >


UBC medical students explore their theatrical side for charity
January 25, 2018UBC medical students are set to take to the stage for this year’s production of MedPlay, running February 1-3 and 8-10. Read More >

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