Ellie, un caniche âgé de 4 ans, aime les nombreuses caresses administrées par des étudiants faisant partie d'un programme de thérapie canine, à l’Université de la Colombie britannique.
(Freya L. L. Green)
Soixante équipes de « thérapeutes canins » proposent aux étudiants des programmes visant à réduire leur stress et le décrochage, et à améliorer leur bien-être.
Palliative radiation therapy is effective regardless of a patient’s original cancer site (for example breast, lung or kidney) and is usually delivered in one to 10 daily doses.
Palliative radiation therapy can improve a cancer patient's life, by alleviating pain and other symptoms. Unfortunately, some doctors associate the term with end-of-life care and fail to refer people.
Ellie, a four-year-old labradoodle, enjoys many pats from students as part of the Building Academic Retention through K9s program (B.A.R.K.) at the University of British Columbia.
(Freya L. L. Green)
When students are given the option to stay with a dog until they feel their stress is sufficiently reduced, they visit on average 35 minutes.
Les femmes ne forment que le tiers des scientifiques dans le monde. Malgré les avancées des dernières années, elles demeurent moins enclines que les hommes à opter pour une telle carrière.
Les hommes sont encore bien plus nombreux que les femmes dans les sciences et les technos, mais des efforts sont faits mondialement pour y pallier.
Mary Ellen Smith is seen in this undated photo.
City of Vancouver Archives
In 1921 and now in 2019, the respective resignations of Mary Ellen Smith from B.C. cabinet and Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from federal cabinet have exposed the limits of Canadian liberalism.
Research shows that physical activity and avoiding screens before bed are both strategies to protect your teenagers’ sleep.
When teenagers sleep for less than eight hours a night, they are at increased risk of suicide, being overweight, high rates of injury, poor sustained attention and low school grades.
Women leaders in science, health and innovation are collaborating on a global scale to address gender inequality.
Women leaders in science and technology are working together to address the gender imbalance in their fields.
For many individuals with spinal cord injury, restoring autonomic functions – such as blood pressure control, bowel, bladder and sexual function – is of a higher priority than walking again.
Researchers have successfully used 'epidural spinal cord stimulation' with patients to improve bowel function, restore blood pressure control and increase upper-body exercise capacity.
In this October 2015 photo, German federal police officers guide a group of migrants on their way after crossing the border between Austria and Germany. Once granted citizenship, newcomers face near-impossible hurdles to reunite their families.
(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
It's important to unearth how discriminatory immigration policy, largely invisible to the general public, undermines citizens’ rights and position.
The South Korean government has decided to dim its office lights at
7 p.m. and shorten its work week hoping to encourage young people to date again. A favourite lover’s activity is to put a lock on Namsan mountain’s Seoul Tower to declare love.
South Korea is facing a low fertility trend. Valentine's Day serves as a reminder to help ease the domestic burden on young women so they can consider partnerships again.
B.C. Premier John Horgan created a meme when he said: ‘If you were woke, you’d know that pro rep is lit.’
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Politicians have been using memes to appear cool, plugged in, even 'lit.' Here's why that's not necessarily a smart idea.
The boy who went viral: Nick Sandmann shown here in his MAGA cap with fellow students next to Indigenous elder playing the drum.
It’s easier to accuse someone else of racism than it is to challenge the racist and colonial systems we participate in.
Apartment buildings and condos often lack charging stations for electric vehicles.
To encourage citizens to drive electric vehicles, governments must develop bold new strategies that bring charging stations home.
In 2017, Saskatchewan’s auditor general showed that a private pay MRI program actually increased wait times for scans rather than the promised reduction. Here, an MRI machine is prepared at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital on May 1, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A two-tier, for-profit health-care system will not end "hallway medicine" in Ontario or elsewhere; evidence from around the world shows that private payment increases wait times for the majority.
The Chronic Pain Association of Canada has received money from Eli Lilly Canada Inc., Purdue Canada Inc. and Merck Frosst Canada. A blog post on the association’s website contains messages favourable to increased opioid use.
Evidence shows that opioid manufacturers fund patient advocacy groups in Canada, distorting policies to protect public health.
If citizens think they’ll personally and financially benefit from a carbon tax, maybe politicians would take action.
Millions of people worldwide are either indifferent to a carbon tax or opposed. If citizens were motivated by potential carbon dividends, maybe politicians would finally take action on climate change.
Research suggests that family approval has a significant impact on relationship stability.
Many people are 'polyamorous' -- they have two or more romantic partners. Often this is challenging to disclose to family.
The growing trend of sexualised injection meth use — colloquially referred to as ‘slamming’ — is a growing public health concern due to the dual risk of transmission of HIV and other blood-borne viruses via both injection and sexual transmission.
The sexualized use of crystal meth by gay men is one of the key drivers of rising HIV rates and has many negative mental health consequences. Integrated sexual and substance use care is vital.
‘Wait, we’re WHAT?’ Why laws that consider live-in couples to be married may be well-intentioned, but erode free choice and put pressure on relationships.
Reforming laws relating to unmarried couples is long overdue. But it can also represent an affront couples’ autonomy and erodes the freedom to choose to live in non-marital situations.
People living with HIV/AIDS all over the world are still struggling with stigma due to perceptions of the virus as dark and shameful. Here a Filipino man lights candles at a World AIDS Day even in Quezon city, Philippines in 2016.
(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Researchers from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS share the latest research on HIV prevention, treatment and stigma.