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Peanut allergy gene discovery could lead to early diagnosis (Dr. Denise Daley)

Canadian researchers have identified a gene associated with allergy to peanuts that could prove to be a useful target for predicting and treating food allergies.

Vancouver passes rezoning for False Creek Flats plan (the new St. Paul's)

Vancouver's city council has passed rezoning paving the way for the gradual transformation of the False Creek Flats area.

B.C. funding rapid-access treatment, public safety to address overdose crisis (Dr. Evan Wood)

 People on the front lines of British Columbia’s opioid overdose crisis are applauding the government’s announcement of more funding in an attempt to stem the death toll.

Help needed for mothers who want to abandon their newborns, say advocates

It's a sad fact that every year in Canada, mothers who can't care for their newborn infants abandon them in places where they are left to die.

North Vancouver centre offers one stop shop for youth wellness (Foundry)

The idea behind Foundry North Shore is to bring more than 15 existing programs and services for youth and their families under one friendly roof. 

The Foundry North Shore youth centre finally opens up

A centre providing more than 15 programs and services for youth dealing mental illness and substance abuse opens up all under one roof. 

B.C. assesses Truvada, an HIV prevention drug that looks ‘very promising’ (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Health experts in B.C. are examining an HIV prevention drug that a Vancouver gay men’s health group wants to see covered provincially.

Opinion: To Amazon or Not to Amazon — What should we question? (New St. Paul's)

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the potential for Vancouver to woo tech giant Amazon’s second North American headquarters, or HQ2.

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says urgent care centres, St. Paul's Hospital, leading priorities (New St. Paul's)

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, 53, was born in Ottawa and grew up on the west side of Vancouver where his parents had a Kerrisdale insurance agency. He studied political science at UBC where he met poet Renee Saklikar, whom he would marry. Dix, who lived in France and is bilingual, was executive director of Canadian Parents for French, a non-profit that advocates more French immersion programs.

B.C. support plan for opioid users modelled after HIV/AIDS strategy (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new pilot project modelled after a successful Vancouver-made HIV/AIDS strategy will have teams of medical professionals and other front-line staff regularly check in on thousands of people in the city on opioid-substitution therapy with the goal of making sure they don't miss a day of treatment.

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