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Research-related news and stories from PHSA and its programs and services.
New data highlights high cost of healthy eating in B.C.

Child strapped into MRI machine with person in medical mask standing next to it(May 25, 2023) A new BCCDC report suggests nutritious diets are unaffordable for many B.C. families and individuals living on low-incomes.
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BC Cancer researchers among Canadian group stepping up the fight cancer

Two smiling people(May 5, 2023) A UBC and BC Cancer-led team has received more than $23 million in federal funding to develop precision radiopharmaceuticals that promise to transform cancer treatment.Read the story

How are COVID-19 mRNA vaccines linked to the gut microbiome and dietary fibre intake?

Two smiling people(March 16, 2023) Dr. Lunken, a microbiome investigator at BC Children's Hospital, recently led a study looking at COVID-19 vaccination and its association with the gut microbiome and dietary fibre intake.Read the story

BC Children’s Hospital leads international quest for answers to severe allergies

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At last — Developing potential cures for genetic neurodevelopmental disorders

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Bhangra dancing improves heart health of South Asian children

(February 27,  2023) A seven-month Bhangra dance program trialled at four elementary schools in B.C. showed improved heart health for South Asian children, who could be at a higher risk of heart disease.
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