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Young males who have been sexually abused are five times more likely to cause teen pregnancy compared to those with no abuse history.
Picky females play a critical role in the survival and diversity of species, according to a Nature study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria.
Asian Canadian teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are 30 times more likely to face harassment than their heterosexual peers – a factor that is linked to higher rates of alcohol or drug use.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified a number of tiny but powerful "genetic regulators" that are hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection.
Allergic asthma affects more than 100 million people worldwide and its prevalence is increasing on average by 50% every decade! A study suggests that widely used antibiotics may be the cause for the increased incidences and severity of allergic asthma in children.
Medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone for treating long-term street heroin users.
The youngest children in the classroom are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — and prescribed medication — than their peers in the same grade.
Shark fins are worth more than other parts of the shark and are often removed from the body, which gets thrown back into the sea.
A University of British Columbia study has found traces of the bacteria listeria in ready-to-eat fish products sold in Metro Vancouver.
A growing world population, mixed with the threat of climate change and mounting financial problems, has prompted University of British Columbia researchers to measure the overall 'health' of 152 countries around the world.
Davidsonia is a scientific journal published by the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. It specializes in the botanical natural history of the pacific northwest and horticultural and plant conservation issues. The print edition of Davidsonia existed from 1970 to 1981. It was revived in 2002 as an online journal. The journal provides full open-access to content on its website www.davidsonia.org . The journal is named after British Columbia botanical pioneer John Davidson. It...