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New research report calls for full decriminalization of sex work

A new report published by the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity recommends the full decriminalization of sex work, among other policy changes.

A calming space: How sensory modulation rooms can help soothe in times of stress

New research based at St. Paul's Hospital explores how select groups of people perceive the use of SMRs in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting.

Experimental drug would be first to reverse decline of Alzheimer's

A St. Paul's Hospital-based study is setting the stage for the arrival of new therapeutics by providing the critical testing to help identify who may benefit from such new therapies.

Daily cannabis use lowers odds of using illicit opioids among people who have chronic pain

For those using illicit opioids to manage their chronic pain, cannabis may be a beneficial – and a less dangerous – alternative, according to new research from the BC Centre on Substance Use.

Cannabis could help alleviate depression and suicidality among people with PTSD

Cannabis may be helping Canadians cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research from the BC Centre on Substance Use.

BMO donates $2 million to St. Paul's Foundation for Indigenous health and wellness

The gift will advance the work of the First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital. 

A cholesterol condition that's common yet poorly diagnosed

Physician researcher Dr. Liam Brunham and members of St. Paul’s Healthy Heart Clinic are organizing a public awareness-raising event for patients and family members with Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

Drumming circles play unique role in Indigenous women's heart health

Drs. Annalijn Conklin and Karin Humphries recently partnered with local urban Elders to listen to their experiences and discuss novel arts-based approaches to promote heart health among Indigenous women.

Helping youth with mental-health issues get the right services after an ED visit

 A new research project aims to improve the way youth in the emergency department are referred to community health services and to promote integration between these parts of the health system.

Providence respirologists urge more vaping regulations as lung related illnesses mount

 Centre for Heart Lung Innovation researchers theorize on why vaping has been connected to serious and fatal respiratory illnesses.