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How youth-led mentorship is trying to break the cycle of diabetes among Indigenous children

Kate Storey explains how the Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program amplifies the potential of youth to positively impact their community.

Canada's E. coli outbreak steps lag U.S. because of caseloads: experts

Vice-Dean Norm Neumann says health bodies from both countries will likely consult each other on investigating the source, but may not co-ordinate their responses.

Massive grant from NFL to help Edmonton researchers working on concussion prevention and treatment

The School of Public Health's Injury Prevention Centre will play a key role in translating findings to parents and coaches of kids in sports.

International Water Association Names 2018 Fellows

The International Water Association has appointed Professor Nicholas Ashbolt a Fellow.

More than two hours of screen time may affect kids' brains

Professor Paul Veugelers says screen time and other lifestyle behaviours have a substantial effect on kids' academic performance.

The argument to ban junk food in schools

New Brunswick is banning the sale of chocolate milk and juice in schools...Will Alberta follow suit? Assistant Professor Kate Storey weighs in.

Cannabis producer, U of A form partnership

Altas Growers Ltd., a cannabis facility located in Lac Ste. Anne County, has announced a new partnership with the University of Alberta, including researcher Nicholas Ashbolt.

Only Alberta First Nation left under long-term boil water advisory to break ground on treatment plant

Professor Nicholas Ashbolt says pathogens living in the untreated water can have varying effects on people.

Trampoline concerns

What some might think is a bouncy fun time could lead to serious injury. Professor Don Voaklander says trampolines should not be used for recreation.

Enjoy the barbecue, but avoid the burn

Associate Professor Katerina Maximova shares evidence of the health risks of eating meat, including processed and barbecued.

Indigenous elders join UofA to bridge culture gaps share traditional knowledge

Newly appointed School of Public Health elder-in-residence, Bert Auger, sees his role as a knowledge keeper who can help create positive, respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.

Edmonton could allow smoking pot in public - but what about drinking?

Professor Don Voaklander says there's no harm in giving it a try but to cut it off if it becomes a problem.

School of Public Health to get a northern touch

Dean Kue Young appoints five adjunct professors and two elders-in-residence from the Northwest Territories

Medical cannabis research at UofA receives $300,000 in funding

Four researchers, including Professor Dean Eurich, receive funding to delve into the realm of medical cannabis.

World Intellectual Property Day Celebrates Women

This year's World Intellectual Property Day celebrated the brilliance and ingenuity of women, including Associate Professor Stephanie Yanow, who are driving change in our world and shaping our future.

Expect more injuries after weed is legalized, U of A reports says

Injury Prevention Centre says impaired driving, poisoning and burns are top concerns

It really was the winter of our discontent: Slippery sidewalk complaints up 40 per cent

Don Voaklander, director of the Injury Prevention Centre, not surprised by the spike in EMS calls related to slips and falls

Perks of finding love later in life

Assistant Professor Roman Pabayo comments on the health benefits of social connections

Was Flint's deadly Legionnaires' epidemic caused by low chlorine in the water supply?

Professor Nick Ashbolt says it's "probably the first time" scientists have seen clear evidence of a relationship between chlorine levels and Legionnaires' disease.

Statement refusing tobacco industry research funding

The School of Public Health one of 17 public health schools pledging to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry.

Alberta researchers help launch study to compare opioid treatments

Professor Cam Wild will play a key role in CRISM's newly launched national study evaluating the effectiveness of treatments for patients who misuse prescription opioids.

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