Vaccines: How and Why They Work at a Population Level
Let's start by talking about the role of an epidemiologist. Then we'll take a closer look at what vaccines are and how they work, and learn about their profound impact on society. Presented by Dr. Julie Bettinger, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Vaccine Evaluation Center, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. (2018)
A new study BC Children’s Hospital investigators found that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe to use in pregnancy, and that pregnant people experienced lower rates of health events post-vaccination than similarly aged, non-pregnant vaccinated people.
Hydroxyzine is a first-generation antihistamine commonly prescribed in syrup form to infants and young children with itch-inducing skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis and eczema. New research shows that the more hydroxyzine a child is prescribed, the higher their risk for developing a tic, anxiety, or conduct disorder.
BC Children's Hospital researchers are part of a new international collaboration aimed at developing innovative treatments for osteosarcoma — a highly malignant bone cancer that commonly affects children and adolescents.
Congratulations to the BCCHR and WHRI investigators and their teams who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Spring 2022 Project Grant competition. Our research community received around $15 million in new research grants as principal investigators or co-investigators.
The importance of self-care has become more and more evident, especially during these pandemic times. Yet, practicing self-care is highly personal and can look very different from one person to the next. For International Self-Care Day, we talked with Dr. Dzung Vo about self-care and his clinical work with teenagers on mindfulness-based interventions.
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