Health

Telehealth offers new rural health care options for Parkinson’s patients

Telehealth offers new rural health care options for Parkinson’s patients

New research from the UBC Southern Medical Program (SMP) supports the use of telehealth in the care of Parkinson’s patients in rural communities, particularly within the Interior Health region.

UBC research identifies gaps when it comes to helping youth diagnosed with early stages of psychosis

UBC research identifies gaps when it comes to helping youth diagnosed with early stages of psychosis

Shelly Ben-David, assistant professor at UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work, examines the early stages of psychosis in young people. A young person’s sense of personal identity might be lost or diminished New UBC research is highlighting the need for improved training when it comes to helping young people living with psychosis determine their sense […]

National survey supports Canadians living with disabilities during COVID-19

National survey supports Canadians living with disabilities during COVID-19

COVID-19 has created an entirely new set of challenges for the more than 6.2 million Canadians living with a disability, says UBC Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis.

Don’t treat a COVID-19 vaccine like we did toilet paper, says UBC prof

Don’t treat a COVID-19 vaccine like we did toilet paper, says UBC prof

With governments around the world seeking to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine and put a stop to the spread of the virus, one UBC Okanagan researcher says we should resist the urge to engage in nationalist policies for global health issues.

When is HIIT the best exercise fit?

When is HIIT the best exercise fit?

Determining whether high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an appropriate form of exercise for the average person has been hotly debated for years. But for one UBC Okanagan researcher, there’s not much to debate—interval exercise, when used appropriately, can fit into people’s menu of flexible exercise options.

UBCO health economist using innovative research to improve senior care

UBCO health economist using innovative research to improve senior care

Health economics might not be the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to treating elderly patients, but it is just one of the innovations being used by clinically applied health economist Jennifer Davis to help improve care among seniors.

UBCO researchers link advertising to uptick in youth vaping

UBCO researchers link advertising to uptick in youth vaping

UBC researchers are raising the alarm about the increase of vaping among teenagers and how e-cigarette marketing strategies target youth. 

Research collaborations tackle challenges faced by rural BC residents

Research collaborations tackle challenges faced by rural BC residents

Supported by the Interior University Research Coalition’s (IURC) Regional/Rural/Remote Communities (R3C) Collaborative Research Grant, three Interior university research teams will address the complex problems faced by British Columbians who live outside large metropolitan areas.

Can exercise boost your immune system? Yes, but in moderation

Can exercise boost your immune system? Yes, but in moderation

By now, everyone has read some guidelines on how to stay healthy while living with the COVID-19 stay-at-home policy. Tips include keeping a routine, eating well, not staying up too late and getting exercise regularly. But how much exercise? And is there such a thing as too much exercise?

Study points to better medical diagnosis through levitating human blood

Study points to better medical diagnosis through levitating human blood

New research from the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, Harvard Medical School and Michigan State University suggests that levitating human plasma may lead to faster, more reliable, portable and simpler disease detection.