You know the type — unmotivated, lazy, no work ethic, stoner. Now there might be some evidence to support the stoner stereotype, at least in rats. UBC research showed that rats who were under the influence of THC were "cognitively lazy."
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It’s the leading known cause of preventable developmental disability in Canada and affects between five per cent of North American children. FASD is a range of physical, cognitive and behavioural deficits that result from prenatal drinking.
Let’s play a game. The rules are simple — guess how much global fisheries will lose due to climate change by 2050. 500 million? One billion? Five billion? New research conducted shows fisheries are projected to lose $10 billion in revenue by 2050.
Mikelberg, a UBC professor, found his skepticism piqued by a 2012 study associating erectile dysfunction with glaucoma. Now he's shown that patients with glaucoma are 2.58 times more likely to also have ED.
A study led by Jamie Veale, a lecturer at The University of Waikako, and UBC prof Elizabeth Saewyc, suggests that pregnancy rates among transgender youth in Canada are similar to those in the population of cisgender youth.
A recent study has rekindled debate over whether Canada should implement a universal pharmacare system, eliciting editorial responses from both of Canada’s national newspapers, The Globe and Mail and the National Post.
A recent study suggested that although there has been an overall decline in youth participation in sports, LGB teens are even less likely to participate in such activities. The study involved 99,373 youth from across BC.
Initiatives have been introduced across Canada, focusing on youth mental health, and the findings of the study help to highlight areas that still require development, giving direction to future movements in the mental health field.
A few years ago, researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing approached UBC SPPH researcher Dr. Michael Brauer with a proposal for a massive study linking global air pollution and international trade.
The study results indicate strong negative reactions against children that aren’t vaccinated. But we shouldn’t blame anti-vaxxers, because the majority of people who are under-vaccinated are just delaying vaccinations due to time constraints.
The amount of oxygen that fish can get is limited by the surface area of their gills, explained Dr. William Cheung. As fish get bigger, “the growth of the area of the gills cannot keep up with the growth of the body,” he said.
How touchscreens impact the behaviours of consumers is a relatively new area of research. According to a study by UBCO’s Dr. Ying Zhu, those who use devices with touchscreens for online shopping spend more impulsively than subjects with access to only desktop computers.
Pushing a human out of your body is scary enough before you add in the high-stakes Hollywood drama. According to new research from UBC, the fear of pain and damage associated with childbirth may be pushing women towards unnecessary c-sections.
UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Weihong Song and Third Military Medical University professor Dr. Yan Jiang-Wang were able to determine that a protein — amyloid beta — produced in the body was able to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain.
Marlise Hofer, a social psychology graduate student and the lead author, conducted the study in Dr. Frances Chen’s Social Health Lab. The study examined the effect of scent on females’ stress responses using t-shirts.