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Why it feels good to give at Christmas (St. Michael's Centre)

I drove across town after work for the annual Rotary Christmas dinner in a foul mood. It was nothing serious — just too much holiday shopping to do and too many stories to write. I couldn't wait for Christmas to be over.

Tanning mice lead UBC team to anti-aging skin discovery (Centre for Heart Lung Innovation)

A team at the University of British Columbia may have stumbled upon an anti-aging solution for the skin, thanks to mice that aged without developing wrinkles.

Interview: China looks to Canadian province in fight against HIV/AIDS (Dr. Julio Montaner)

China is looking to Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia for cooperation in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as the latter has become successful and experienced in dealing with spread of the deadly virus and disease.

Season's Greetings (St. Paul's Hospital)

Parents Matt and Laura MacLennan show off their newborn daughter Esmée to Vancouver’s favourite King of Swing, who dropped by the Maternity Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital Tuesday to play Santa Claus on behalf of Variety - The Children’s Charity.

PHC scientists may have accidentally discovered the secret to wrinkle-free skin

Scientists at the University of British Columbia searching for ways to slow the deterioration of blood vessels may have stumbled on to the key to youthful skin.

Riverview Hospital to get 40 new beds for addiction rehabilitation

Health Minister Terry Lake has announced the addition of 40 new beds at Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam, B.C. to assist in the addiction recovery of the mentally ill.

B.C. urged not to enforce new federal prostitution law (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

More than a dozen community groups have signed a letter urging B.C.’s Justice Minister to establish new guidelines that say it is not in the public interest to prosecute individuals under the country’s new sex worker legislation.

Changes coming to mental health and addictions recovery

Some big changes are coming to the Lower Mainland in the hopes of getting a better handle on mental health issues and addictions recovery.

British Columbians should make health care contributions now to avoid $384 billion shortfall: report

As B.C.’s population ages, the province’s health care debt is estimated to reach $384 billion over the next half century, says a new report.

Ethical crisis brewing in Canada’s healthcare system (Dr. Peter Dodek, St. Paul's Hospital)

Moral distress over life and death decisions in the ICU is taking a toll on doctors and nurses.

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