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UBCO experts share sweet advice about sugar and artificial sweeteners

UBCO experts share sweet advice about sugar and artificial sweeteners

Like so many other areas of life, Halloween festivities may look a little different this year in the midst of COVID-19. As health authorities ask people to take precautions and parents grapple with what is safe for their children, one thing remains constant: Kids love candy.

From COVID-19 to Type 2 diabetes—what’s new in breastfeeding?

From COVID-19 to Type 2 diabetes—what’s new in breastfeeding?

Breast is still best for babies, even during a pandemic, according to one UBC Okanagan nursing professor and women’s health expert.

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.

Could breadfruit be the next superfood? UBC researchers say yes

Could breadfruit be the next superfood? UBC researchers say yes

A fruit used for centuries in countries around the world is getting the nutritional thumbs-up from a team of British Columbia researchers.

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

A recent study examining pain among cannabis users suggests that—unlike long-term opioid use—regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity.

Study examines the benefits of virtual stroke rehabilitation programs

Study examines the benefits of virtual stroke rehabilitation programs

While virtual medical and rehabilitation appointments seemed novel when COVID-19 first appeared, they now seem to be part of the new norm and might be paving the way to the future.

UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health

UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health

A UBC Okanagan researcher has developed a way to predict the future health of the planet’s coral reefs.

Peaks and valleys lead to gold medal win for UBCO student

Peaks and valleys lead to gold medal win for UBCO student

Although he climbed numerous mountains to conduct high-altitude research, UBC Okanagan’s Mike Tymko admits the peak of his academic career might have arrived in his inbox a few weeks ago.

UBCO researcher discusses the good, and bad, of living connected

UBCO researcher discusses the good, and bad, of living connected

Even though much of Canada is loosening stay-at-home restrictions, people are realizing that social distancing and working from home is the new normal. And might be for some time.

UBCO professor simplifies exercise advice for spinal cord injury

UBCO professor simplifies exercise advice for spinal cord injury

A team of researchers has developed an online platform of tried and true resources to help people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) lead a more active life.