Teen Girls to Get HPV Vaccine Are Not More Likely to Engaged in Risky Sex, Shows UBC Study

Even though girls get vaccinated against the Human papilloma virus (HPV), they do not prefer to engage in a risky sexual activity, shows UBC study. The study was published on 15 October... Read more »

British Columbia Government Sues Pharmaceutical Companies Over The Opioid Crisis

On yesterday, August 29th, British Columbia Government, in Canada, adopted a proposal and now sues tens of pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis that’s currently affecting the country. Accordingly, the officials alleged... Read more »

British Columbia’s Health Boards Introduce New Addictions Services in Response to Overdose Problem

According to a recent survey released by the Fraser Health Authority, only half of drug users who have accessed addictions services fulfilled their needs, while almost two-thirds of the relatives of those... Read more »

New Mental Health and Addictions Model Launched in British Columbia

In order to address mental health and addiction issues, a new model was launched by the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy. The first step is the launch of an... Read more »

Man in Langley Fights to Survive Necrotizing Fasciitis

Three weeks ago, mechanic Rob Erke felt a pain in his shoulder, but he brushed it away. The pain got worse, and he went to a doctor, who prescribed him some painkillers.... Read more »

B.C. Puts Together an Advisory Council For Protection of Wild Salmon

Wild salmons are at risk, and now the B.C. government introduced an advisory council to deal with this problem. They will develop recommendations for a strategy to protect the wild salmon. Premier... Read more »

Salmon Fishing Banned in Parts of B.C. Coast to Protect the Orca Population

Parts of the West Coast have been closed, as the federal officials are trying to protect the threatened orca population. Starting with 1 June, parts of Juan De Fuca Strait, the mouth... Read more »

B.C. Health Official Warns Homeopathy for Autism Is ‘Certainly Not Based on Science’

Health officials have stated that homeopathic treatment has “huge potential harms.” Many registered B.C. naturopaths are the subjects of a complaint for the “complete elimination of autism spectrum expression” therapy (CEASE) offered... Read more »

B.C Oysters Are Contaminated with Microplastics

A new study shows that the top region where oysters grow is polluted with microplastics. The study was conducted by researchers at Simon Fraser University, and it recently appeared in the journal... Read more »

BC Hydro Survey: Electric Vehicles and the Myths About Them Scared Off Buyers

There is a new report from BC Hydro recently released after a last year’s survey, showing that a lot of B.C residents would want to buy an electric vehicle. However, they don’t... Read more »