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Elaine Hyshka discusses politics of drug addiction in Alberta

Elaine Hyshka explains the reason many more people are now dying is because drug users have switched from the illegal use of legal opioids to novel street drugs like fentanyl.

Sherilee Harper says the burden of climate change falls most heavily on those in low socio-economic conditions and marginalized people

Sherilee Harper says the burden of climate change falls most heavily on those in low socio-economic conditions and marginalized people

Louis Francescutti advocates for pilot project aiming to get homeless emergency patients into stable housing

Louis Francescutti advocates for pilot project aiming to get homeless emergency patients into stable housing at a newly built 12-suite building in west Edmonton, if they are ready to do so.

Future energy researchers guide children through electricity adventure exhibit

University of Alberta Future Energy Systems research program organizes an array of interactive experiments, crafts, and information discussing different sources of electricity, the energy transition, and how to practice sustainability.

Candace Nykiforuk discusses the impact of governing bodies on Albertans’ financial struggles

Framework developed by the Centre for Healthy Communities can help governments and non-profits recognize that decisIons that may impact those struggling financially.

Canada has a major role to play in advancing global COVID-19 vaccine equity

In an opinion piece, Stephanie Yanow writes that vaccine inequity is not only a humanitarian emergency, but also an epidemiologic priority.

U of A part of a joint project to help Indigenous families in Wood Buffalo

Stephanie Montesanti worked with three birth workers to develop a program to help Indigenous families access culturally appropriate health care and support.

Make access to COVID-19 booster shots 'ultraconvenient', expert says

Roman Pabayo says many barriers prevent people from getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Edmonton moves forward on decriminalizing 'simple personal possession' of drugs

Elaine Hyshka says it’s important to decriminalize minor drug offences because it has a significant impact on harm reduction

Edmonton to examine decriminalizing minor drug offences

Elaine Hyshka says her research shows that many drug users will not consider seeking treatment due to societal stigma and fear of prosecution.

Medicago Covid Shot Faces WHO Rejection Over Company’s Tobacco Links

Les Hagan states even if it’s not a violation of the letter, it’s definitely a violation of the spirit of the convention.

Hidden costs of sugar consumption amount to $5 billion each year in Canada: study

A new U of A study quantifies the economic burden of excess sugar consumption from all aspects of the diet — not just sugary drinks

Free talk on seniors, climate change

Shelby Yamamoto and her team found that green spaces and social interaction appear to protect seniors and immigrants from the health impacts of climate change.

Albertans least likely to support COVID-19 protocols, new survey suggests

Louis Francescutti says the root of Alberta’s polarization is making decisions based on political motivations rather than science-based evidence

Nearly 30% of Canadians say it’s time to ‘learn to live’ with COVID-19: poll

Roman Pabayo explains that adopting a more sustainable approach to COVID-19 does not mean “throwing caution to the wind.

Alberta police chiefs oppose talks of decriminalizing personal possession of drugs before more supports available

Elaine Hyshka discusses the decriminalization of minor drug offences.

Advocates for safe consumption sites ask for urgent appeal hearing on Alberta ID policy

Survey conducted by Elaine Hyshka found that hundreds of people who use safe consumption sites would not go back if personal health numbers were required

Omicron may seem unavoidable, but experts say 'let it rip' isn't the solution

Louis Hugo Francescutti states that although overcoming Omicron likely confers some degree of natural immunity, getting vaccinated is a much safer method of building protection against the virus

How Omicron changed our pandemic — and ended the ‘new normal’ of 2020

Stephanie Montesanti comments on how Omicron changed our pandemic and ended the ‘new normal’ of 2020

Tips for preventing falls and injuries

Kathy L. Belton with the University of Alberta School of Public Health Injury Prevention Centre joins Global News Morning Edmonton to go over some tips for preventing falls and injury in seniors.

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