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World Sleep Day: UBC team examines link between sleep and illness (Dr.Najib Ayas, CHÉOS)

Are you still feeling the effects of Daylight Saving Time? You might welcome Friday being World Sleep Day.

Local experts advocate for legalizing prescription heroin to tackle overdose crisis (Dr. Evan Wood, BCCSU)

A group of local experts are pushing for the legalization of heroin to combat BC’s ongoing overdose crisis.

Preventing overdoses and staying safe during the opioid crisis (SPH)

In 2018, illicit drug overdoses killed at least 1,489 in BC, according to the BC Coroners Service, with Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe saying “the rate of overdose deaths surpasses the numbers of people dying from car crashes, homicides and suicides combined.”

Dementia villages allow residents to roam (Jo-Ann Tait, HF)

Imagine a loved one living with dementia, but who is still able to safely walk out their front door, shop at the grocery store and even drop into a pub for a drink without anyone to guide them.

Acts of Kindness: Friendly blast of horn gets bike back to rack (SPH)

We’ve asked for your stories regarding what you feel have been acts of kindness in your life. Here are some of those stories:

St. Paul’s Hospital $1.9-billion replacement gets go-ahead (New SPH)

The $1.9-billion replacement project for Vancouver’s 124-year-old St. Paul’s Hospital should be open within seven years, Premier John Horgan said February 15.

South Cariboo woman struggles with series of health issues resulting in kidney failure (SPH)

The last four years have been anything but easy for 67-year-old Jennifer Boden.

A new project from Providence Health Care allows residents with dementia the freedom to roam

Imagine a loved one living with dementia, but who is still able to safely walk out their front door, shop at the grocery store and even drop into a pub for a drink without anyone to guide them. 

Dr. Julio Montaner interviewed on CBC Vancouver News at 6

Dr. Julio Montaner was interviewed on CBC Vancouver News at 6.

Despite rare case of cured HIV patient, B.C. charities say support still vital (Dr. Julio Montaner)

HIV/AIDS charities in B.C. are reiterating their continued need for support after a patient who was declared “functionally cured” recently made global headlines.

New technique reveals big data from tiny babies (St. Paul's/HLI)

International research team finds major molecular changes unfold during newborns’ first week of life.

Opinion: Earning Prizes for Fighting an Addiction (Dr. Sahil Gupta)

Clinics in Canada and the United States are trying a new way to urge drug abusers to get clean: give them tangible gifts when they test negative.

National Kidney Month: Many of us have one to spare — do you? (St. Paul's)

Colleen Bruce and her husband, Vic Morin, have been trying to raise awareness about live organ transplants.

Big data from tiny babies: New blood sample method could improve infant vaccines (PROOF Centre)

The first week of a newborn’s life is a time of the most rapid biological change in life as the baby adapts to living outside the womb, yet surprisingly little is known about these early changes. 

Daphne Bramham: As the opioid crisis grinds on, we need national consensus on drug policy (BCCSU)

The opioid crisis has not only sapped the energy from first responders, it’s hardened us to the continuing tragedy.

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