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Homelessness and boredom – the overlooked, understudied link

A pilot study published last month in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy examines how boredom arises from limited opportunities for homeless people to participate in meaningful activities.

Confronting opioid dependency through patient focused care

Research examines whether patient-centred care has helped people recover from substance use disorder across Canada

Filtered diesel exhaust may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more than unfiltered

Filtered air pollution from diesel engines could make allergy-induced lung impairment worse than exposure to unfiltered diesel exhaust, according to new research.

How diagnosing Alzheimer's early could impact health care

A new study, IMPACT-AD, is investigating how biomarker testing for Alzheimer’s disease impacts patients and the health care system.

Karin Humphries receives Distinguished Researcher Award

Dr. Humphries was recognized for her outstanding clinical research to improve health outcomes of populations.

Researchers hopeful after second person seemingly free of HIV following bone-marrow transplant

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital is optimistic about the encouraging announcement that a second person has been cleared of HIV.

New research could revolutionize how we treat chronic lung disease

Scientists have discovered a new way to identify people at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Half of interdisciplinary care staff at long-term care facilities exhibit signs of burnout

Almost half of interdisciplinary care staff at PHC’s five long-term care facilities exhibit signs of burnout, according to an article published this week.

Researchers discover how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation

Drs. Pascal Bernatchez and David Granville, Principal Investigators at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) at St. Paul’s Hospital, are among the study’s co-authors.

Report recommends legally regulated heroin sales in BC

The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has released a report that recommends the controlled regulation of heroin sales in BC.