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New study examines demand for combined mental and sexual health services<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/smartsex_banner_11_interaction.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New study examines demand for combined mental and sexual health servicesIntegrated services can help sexual and gender minorities access care.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/combined-mental-and-sexual-health-services2018-11-29T08:00:00Z
British Columbians saved almost $450 million fighting antibiotic resistance<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Antibiotic%20Awareness.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />British Columbians saved almost $450 million fighting antibiotic resistanceAntibiotic Awareness Week draws attention to unnecessary use of antibiotics.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/british-columbians-saved-almost-450-million-fighting-antibiotic-resistance2018-11-15T08:00:00Z
Cure for hepatitis C results in secondary health benefits<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/HepC_virus.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Cure for hepatitis C results in secondary health benefitsResearch presented at major liver conference showcases the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s work to understand hepatitis burden and the impact of interventions. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/cure-for-hepatitis-c-results-in-secondary-health-benefits2018-11-09T08:00:00Z
Murder mystery fun<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/SWAF%202018%20BCCDC%20-%208.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Murder mystery funThe BCCDC Foundation for Public Health teamed up with Science World to host a murder mystery event for Halloween.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/murder-mystery-event2018-10-29T07:00:00Z
Teen girls did not engage in riskier sexual activity after HPV vaccine introduced in schools<img alt="Nurse gives injection to teenager" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/vax.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Teen girls did not engage in riskier sexual activity after HPV vaccine introduced in schoolsSexual behaviour among teen girls generally stayed the same or became less risky after human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations were introduced in B.C. public schools.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/teen-girls-did-not-engage-in-riskier-sexual-activity-after-hpv-vaccine-introduced-in-schools2018-10-17T07:00:00Z
Play it safe: Don’t eat urban mushrooms<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Amanita%20phalloides%20PK6815%20F22111%20(2).JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Play it safe: Don’t eat urban mushroomsBe on the lookout for poisonous death cap mushrooms in your city.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/death-cap-don’t-eat-urban-mushrooms2018-10-02T07:00:00Z
Prevent cancer with the HPV vaccine<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/HPV_Infographic_354x236.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Prevent cancer with the HPV vaccineThe human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cancer. Yet one-third of female B.C. adolescents have not been immunized against HPV. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2018-hpv-school-vaccination2018-09-20T07:00:00Z
People who use drugs play a critical role in responding to overdoses<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/2018-overdose-awareness-day/OAD_Tweet_vPHSANews.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />People who use drugs play a critical role in responding to overdosesReframing the way we think about and describe people who use drugs is key to reducing stigma.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2018-overdose-awareness-day2018-08-30T07:00:00Z
Smoky skies in B.C. can create health problems for some<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Wildfire.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Smoky skies in B.C. can create health problems for somePrepare for wildfire smoke and protect yourself when air quality is poor.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2018-wildfire-smoke2018-08-14T07:00:00Z
Insects can be more than a nuisance<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/tick%20habitat.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Insects can be more than a nuisanceProtect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks to prevent illness.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2018-lyme2018-08-08T07:00:00Z

 
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