A weekly roundup of news, stories, and media mentions from the Faculty of Medicine.
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Medicine This Week | January 23 – 27, 2017
Here is the round-up of news, stories, and media mentions from the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
STORIES & NEWS RELEASES
Research shows tobacco use causes high death rates for alcohol/drug users
Nadia Khan named President of Hypertension Canada
Lung cancer patients with anxiety, depression die sooner, UBC study finds
Roots of Alzheimer’s disease can extend as far back as the womb
Allergy rates among new immigrants increase the longer they live in Canada
UBC medical students cue the lights for charity
Vancouver Sun: UBC Chair in Rural Health David Snadden shares his hopes to be a vocal advocate for inequality in access to care. A similar article appeared in Ottawa Citizen.
CBC: Psychiatry’s Daniel Bilsker explains the reasons men make up the majority of opioid fatalities
Prince George Citizen: Surgery’s and Northern Medical Program’s Robert Olson co-leads study linking anxiety and mortality among people with lung cancer. Similar articles appeared in the Vancouver Sun and Global BC.
Vancouver Sun: Psychiatry’s Ashley Miller’s Op/Ed on the need to support women suffering from postpartum depression
Vancouver Sun: Medicine’s Christopher Carlsten speaks about the health concerns with new freeway interchange in Langley
Globe and Mail: SPPH grad student Kate Smolina co-authors Op/Ed on opioid crisis
MSN: SPPH’s Paul Kershaw says rising home prices are pricing out young Canadians from homeownership
CTV: Psychiatry’s Michael Krausz says there must be proactive intervention for kids who are at risk of becoming addicted. A similar article appeared in Castanet.
Metro News: UBC’s upcoming event Hatching Health Hackathon previewed
Daily Mail: Psychiatry’s Weihong Song finds Vitamin A deficiency early in childhood development may trigger Alzheimer’s later in life. Similar stories appeared in the Telegraph, The Daily Mirror, The Conversation, The Sun, and the Vancouver Sun.
CBC: Physical Therapy’s Teresa Liu-Ambrose says walking is one of the best treatments of dementia. A similar article appeared in Yahoo.
Prince George Citizen: Psychiatry’s Russ Callaghan suggests smoking leads to high death rates for users with substance-use disorders. Similar articles appeared in My Prince George Now, CKPG-TV Prince George and CJDC-TV/Radio Dawson Creek.
Social Media Highlights
Congratulations a successful UBC MedTalks, co-hosted by our Faculty, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Top Facebook Post
Professor Niranjan Kissoon wants sepsis treated as a separate cause of illness.