Close to half of transgender young Canadians aren't accessing health care when they need it, according to a study coming out of the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) and published in Family Practice in November 2017.
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The UBC School of Nursing is pleased to share the recently released report, which highlights research and teaching scholarship activities in the School from 2015/16 to 2016/17.
Dr Colleen Varcoe explains why some populations are distrustful of health professionals and often wait until a problem becomes unbearable. Her research team suggests that changing practice, de-stigmatizing patients, could ease the burden on emergency rooms, increase preventative health care, and save money.
If most e-cigarettes in Canada include nicotine then it is likely that young people who vape will end up addicted to nicotine. That is the opinion that Elizabeth Saewyc offered in an e-mail interview on vaping among youth. She went on to encourage the government to enforce existing rules around e-cigarettes.
Dr John Oliffe attended the Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference in Melbourne in August 2017 to discuss how prostate cancer affects men's capacity for returning to work after surgery. A graduated return is recommended.
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