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Study finds no added risk for home births in rural areas
November 20, 2017The results are good news, since midwife-assisted home birth could play a big role in extending maternal health care to rural areas. Read More >


UBC’s Faculty of Medicine has most highly cited researchers among Canadian medical schools
November 16, 2017Karen Gelmon, a Professor in the Department of Medicine, was a new addition to this year's list. Read More >


Women’s weight associated with pregnancy complications
November 14, 2017The observational study, led by Assistant Professor Sarka Lisonkova and published in JAMA, followed 743,630 women in Washington State between 2004 and 2013. Read More >


Research finds link between marijuana use and testicular cancer
November 8, 2017New research from Northern Medical Program Professor Russ Callaghan has found that use of marijuana is associated with the development of testicular cancer. Read More >


Young Indigneous people dying at much higher rate than peers
November 6, 2017Overdose was the leading cause of death, followed by illness and suicide. Read More >


Alzheimer’s disease might be a “whole body” problem
October 31, 2017Weihong Song used surgically-joined mice to show that the protein considered to be Alzheimer's main culprit can travel from elsewhere in the body to the brain. Read More >


UBC launches program to advance chronic disease research
October 19, 2017Based at UBC Okanagan, the interdisciplinary team will explore how physical activity and nutrition can affect various chronic conditions. Read More >


Made-in-Canada lung cancer risk predictor outperforms other screening methods
October 18, 2017The tool was developed in part by Professor of Medicine Stephen Lam. Read More >


Future health professionals get crucial Indigenous culture training
October 18, 2017UBC has launched a new Indigenous cultural safety learning experience for students in a wide range of health-related programs, including medicine and midwifery. Read More >


New research underlines need to develop a hepatitis C vaccine
October 13, 2017Infection with one type of hepatitis C does not protect against subsequent infection with different types of the virus. Read More >

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