Gluten Free
May 10, 2017

Gluten-free diets are one of the biggest health trends in recent times, yet many doctors fear these diets may be doing more harm than good. 

A new study conducted at Harvard Medical School has found that people who had a low intake of gluten in their diet – but don’t have celiac disease...

#GetLoud
May 2, 2017

Mental health is a core part of our well-being, but according to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) one in five Canadians will experience mental health problems or mental illness in any given year. Yet only one-third will seek out – and receive – the treatment they need. The focus of...

April 3, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared that depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. There are more than 300 million people suffering from depression.

In an effort to help support better patient and family mental health care, Doctors of BC...

February 21, 2017

New research in Canada suggests that over the next 25 years more than 63,000 people will die from consuming sugary beverages such as juice and energy drinks – beverages consumed mostly by children and youth. It will also be responsible for nearly a million cases of Type 2 diabetes, 300,000 cases...

January 13, 2017

Following a call to action from a number of health organizations including Doctors of BC, the provincial government has announced that starting September 2017, BC will become the latest province to provide the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to boys as part of BC’s publicly funded...