We are proud to announce that at the Applied Science Celebration on April 12, our adjunct professor and alumnus Dr. David Byres was honoured with the Dean's Medal of Distinction.
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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.
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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