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'A matter of life and death': U of C study details benefits of threatened opioid treatment program

Elaine Hyshka says it's likely many people will return to street drug use and there is a real chance that patients will die as a result.

Financial strain is a stressor that's only been made worse by the pandemic

The effects of the pandemic include a dramatic rise in people experiencing financial strain. An international partnership including Candace Nykiforuk and the Centre for Healthy Communities is taking a look at how policy can help improve the outlook.

Economy vs. health: Experts say COVID-19 has put Alberta in ‘disproportionate’ balance

Roman Pabayo says that while he understands the eagerness to lift some public health restrictions, it’s not ideal to do so amid the new variants being confirmed in the province.

Your pets and COVID-19

Simon Otto discusses the possible COVID-19 risks pets and their owners face.

The ethics of vaccine rollout: Who should be in Alberta's Phase 2?

Dev Menon says that people are more willing to accept who is included if they understand the procedural justice of how the decisions are made.

Alberta's safe consumption review biased and flawed, researcher says

Cam Wild and other researchers say the committee did not review the benefits of supervised consumption services, and its report stokes unchecked claims and unfounded allegations about the service.

We're in a crisis during a pandemic: Friends, family talk about overdose deaths

Elaine Hyshka says the main factor for the parallel pandemic has been a disruption of traditional supply lines for the illegal drug market because of border closures.

Alberta NDP calls for massive expansion of access to remote mental health services

Roman Pabayo says the biggest support measure for mental health during the pandemic restrictions might be better financial aid from the federal and provincial governments.

Dr. Devidas Menon calls for health leaders to think beyond the politicians versus public health mentality

Dev Menon shares his opinion of the "politicians versus public health officials" debate about COVID-19 pandemic decision-making.

Edmonton-based Apple Schools selected for LEAP's Healthy Futures Accelerator

Apple Schools and the Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program have been awarded funding and support to grow their school health promotion programming.

Of course, it's Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada's drug revolution

Elaine Hyshka says research shows that criminalizing individual substance use or possession isn't an effective deterrent for use and, in fact, increases the harm of drug use.

Is a normal Christmas possible with COVID-19? Experts are doubtful

Dean Eurich says this year will be a far cry from Christmas parties and large family gatherings of the past.

Coronavirus: Alberta officials no longer planning to post provincial R value publicly

Paul Veugelers says we need an R value of less than one to end or improve the pandemic and that depends on compliance to public health measures.

Are the changes to Alberta's child care subsidy enough?

Community-University Partnership research associate, Rob Buschmann, comments on changes to child care subsidies and how it will affect Albertans.

Alberta logs record-high 1,336 COVID-19 cases; One per cent of Albertans have now tested positive

Dean Eurich estimated the actual number of cases in the province could be three or four times higher due to undetected community spread.

Edmonton docs describe hospital horrors - and Calgary counterpart says city is next

Dean Eurich says COVID-19 outbreaks combined with burnout could mean personnel will be a limiting factor in expanding treatment capacity in the pandemic.

'Time is of the essence': COVID-19 shows the need to better understand infectious diseases, says U of A prof

Norm Neumann says COVID-19 has renewed people’s interest in infectious diseases at a time when waterborne pathogens have begun to adapt to current treatments, causing scientists to rethink how to maintain a safe water supply.

Canada's opioid crisis killed 13 people a day in 2018, prevention report shows

Report co-authored by Kathy Belton, associate director of the Injury Prevention Centre, shows twice as many people now die of unintentional poisonings than traffic-related injuries.

University of Alberta researchers analyze provincial coronavirus messaging

Assistant Professor Simon Otto says Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health has been strong and effective in her communications as the province's face for COVID-19 information.

Winter Hazard Prep 101

Injury Prevention Centre's Don Voaklander offers tips to prepare for winter's potential hazards on the farm.

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