July 14, 2011
The BC Centre for Disease Control is reminding people who spend time in wooded areas or tall grass to take sensible precautions to minimize the is risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.
July 12, 2011
Every week, one Aboriginal person in British Columbia is diagnosed with HIV. This alarming statistic was a key driver in bringing together 19 Chief and Council members in northern BC to attend the very successful leadership forum titled “Leading Your Community through the HIV/AIDS Epidemic” held earlier this year in Prince Rupert.
July 12, 2011
New research from the BC Cancer Agency’s Terry Fox Lab pinpoints a susceptible target for combating many forms of leukemia. Scientists have identified a previously unknown gene involved in the beginning life cycle and spread of leukemias.
July 11, 2011
Dr. Dorothy Shaw was recently appointed VP, Medical Affairs at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre.
July 7, 2011
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is reminding British Columbians that Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a naturally occurring bacterium found in shellfish, is present in higher concentrations during the summer months when water temperatures rise.
July 6, 2011
Researchers with the BC Cancer Agency have shown that a locally developed technology offers a significant improvement in the accuracy and specificity in detecting lung cancer.
June 29, 2011
The BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North reached its peak of construction labour in the month of June.
BC Renal Agency
June 28, 2011
Twenty-six new Gambro Artis hemodialysis machines have been installed in community dialysis units across the Kootenays.
June 27, 2011
The stress of scheduling chemotherapy treatments has been substantially reduced by a new technology created and implemented by a team of researchers from the BC Cancer Agency and the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
June 23, 2011
Over 750 Northern B.C. residents have already signed up to take part in the massive health prevention study just two weeks since the BC Generations Project opened its doors in Prince George—don’t miss your chance!