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November 13, 2019
Just two days of high-sugar diet increases susceptibility to colitis and worsens symptoms in mice, U of A researchers find.
November 6, 2019
Physician studies barriers to effective patient-doctor communication.
October 29, 2019
U of A infectious disease specialist sets the record straight.
October 28, 2019
Less than 20 per cent of patients get a critical urine test by their family physician to gauge severity of kidney disease and guide treatment.
October 23, 2019
New tool helps start conversations about end of life
October 22, 2019
Cannabis vaping is now legal in Canada, but that doesn’t make it safe: experts
September 18, 2019
Researchers discover that two short strings of amino acids could pave the way to new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
September 10, 2019
Despite gains, antimicrobial-resistant pathogens a growing threat to infection rates in Canadian hospitals.
September 4, 2019
Overweight and obesity levels dipping in Alberta preschoolers, but severe obesity unchanged: U of A study
August 30, 2019
New biomarker will help health professionals better predict the course of myasthenia gravis and develop treatment plans specific to individual patients.