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Pain medications linked to higher cardiovascular risks in arthritis patients

People living with osteoarthritis are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. the reason is not known but some preliminary research suggests that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) could play a role.

Welcome Dr. Darryl Knight

Dr. Knight is the new Vice-President, Research & Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care, and President of the Providence Health Care Research Institute.

Researchers study prevention strategies as syphilis cases mount

B.C. saw a significant 40 per-cent jump in infectious syphilis cases from 2015 to 2016 and 30- to 35-per cent from 2017 to 2018.

Researchers help find solutions to the overdose crisis

Learn how PHC researchers are helping respond to the overdose crisis through research, teaching and community engagement.

It’s ‘absolutely feasible’ to eliminate hepatitis C. Here’s how.

Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul’s Hospital are monitoring and evaluating the hepatitis C epidemic in BC. Research scientist Dr. Kate Salters shares the basics on hep C and explains what’s being done to eliminate the disease. 

St. Paul’s and VGH researchers find rate of heart disease among younger adults isn’t improving

Drs. Liam Brunham, Simon Pimstone and Karin Humphries were all involved in this retrospective study.

Federal government invests $23 million into HIV/AIDS research

The funding will support the renewal of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN), whose National Centre is based at St. Paul’s.

St. Paul’s heart-rhythm disorders specialist named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Dr. Zachary Laksman, a specialist in heart-rhythm disorders at Providence Health Care and Principal Investigator with the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, has been named a Recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2019.

Providence Health research group receives federal funds to support survivors of gender-based violence

The federal government is providing $1 million to the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity for a project to to support survivors of gender-based violence in Vancouver.

Wildfire season is here: how to protect your health

Dr. Don Sin, staff respirologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and the Head of Respiratory Medicine at Providence Health Care, discusses the effects of smoke on our health.

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