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Health And Wellness, Research

Racism leads First Nations patients to leave emergency departments without completing care, study finds

First Nations patients face anti-Indigenous stereotypes and language, U of A researchers say.

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New research highlights the negative impacts that social factors such as race, language and socio-economic deprivation can have on children’s health. (Photo: Getty Images)
Health And Wellness, Research

Children’s social circumstances dictate outcomes in emergency care

Early or prolonged exposure to social risk as kids can lead people to increased hospitalizations, poorer health and worse chronic conditions, study says.

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A new University of Alberta project is exploring how to turn hemp straw into economic gold, in the form of Canadian-made, environmentally-friendly fibres that can be used for everything from dental floss to workwear. (Photo: Supplied)
Society and Culture, Science and Technology

Canadian-made, environmentally-friendly fibres could boost textile manufacturing

University of Alberta project is exploring how to spin hemp straw into economic gold.

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