St. Paul’s Hospital

Used needle danger on the rise at hospital (St. Paul's Hospital)

Vancuover's drug overdose epidemic is posing a risk to people who don't even use drugs, with needles showing up in all kinds of places.

Gay sexual health study challenges misconceptions about online sex-seekers (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

In the age of hookup apps like Grindr and the rise of the post-gay identity, it can be a challenge for organizations trying to figure out what's the best way to get the word out about sexual health.

New heart health study at St. Paul's (Dr. Jiri Frohlich)

The timing for St. Paul’s Hospital’s Healthy Heart Program couldn't be better. Researchers at St. Paul’s are recruiting patients for a study to determine whether a diet high in cholesterol-busting fibre and plants, coupled with exercise, can reduce the size of artery-clogging plaque and lower other risk factors for heart disease.

B.C. experts gauge bottom line of new drugs (Dr. Wei Zhang)

With arcane concepts such as paramaterized economic models, descriptive and inferential analysis and bias sensitive propensity scores, health economics is a uniquely demanding field. It’s no wonder most industry specialists have a litany of peer-reviewed, journal-published studies to their names, and resumés bristling with abbreviations like PhD, MSc, and MEc.

Taking a closer look at detox and cleanse claims (Tanya Leung)

It’s very common in the new year that people are tempted to try a detox or cleanse, but are they sustainable? Registered dietitian Tanya Leung has advice and alternative healthy eating practices.

Holidays didn't slow down the overdose crisis in Vancouver

Overdose numbers didn’t get any better in Vancouver over the holiday season, but on the bright side, they didn’t get much worse either.

The impoverished downtown of Vancouver is ground zero for deadly fentanyl overdose crisis (Dr. Nadia Fairbairn)

Sirens scream non-stop through the urban heart of Vancouver, as responders race toward drug addicts overdosing - and dying in such numbers that the city’s morgues are full.

Mobile Medical Unit brings hope, relief to B.C. overdose victims (Dr. Keith Ahamad)

The woman sits slouched in a black folding chair, slowly regaining her strength. She is recovering from her second overdose since being released from jail just four days earlier and physicians are watching her closely. She is crying.

Expert: addiction medicine needs to be included with all other specialties (Dr. Annabel Mead)

An expert in addiction treatment with St. Paul’s Hospital says the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons is making steps to include addiction medicine with all other specialties.

Cheque Day in the Downtown Eastside (Dr. Brian Lahiffe and Dr. Keith Ahamad)

The prevalence of fentanyl and carfentanil means drug users in the Downtown Eastside are always at risk, but never more so than when social assistance cheques arrive every month. The Globe spent roughly 24 hours in the troubled neighbourhood for a first-hand look at the overdose crisis

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