Debate: Is Insulin Working Hard or Hardly Working?
We discuss insulin resistance ("the bad boy of metabolism") and the association between excessive insulin and the development of obesity. Presented by Dr. Scott Covey, Senior Instructor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UBC. | Dr. James (Jim) Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Department of Surgery, UBC; Founding Member, Diabetes Research Group, Life Sciences Institute. (2013)
For Celiac Awareness Month, we wanted to answer top questions from parents: What symptoms are common in kids with celiac? What are the risks of undiagnosed celiac disease? When should I take my child for celiac testing? And more!
Of the nearly 150 Grade 10-12 students who attended Mini Med School BC - Vancouver Island, 100 per cent said they'd recommend the daylong health science youth outreach and public education program to others.
National Child and Youth Mental Health Day is on Saturday, May 7. It’s a great opportunity to talk to children and youth about mental health challenges and disorders to reduce the stigma around mental health and get the conversation started.
This month’s Research Roundup covers the impact of mandatory Active Play Standards on childcare centres’ policies and practices in British Columbia, a positive and supportive way to increase health behaviours and maintain bone health in children, and how changing terminology can help support kids with neurodisability.
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.