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Time is money: rapid diagnostic testing for bovine respiratory disease

A multidisciplinary research team co-led by Simon Otto is working to develop rapid genomic testing methods that will change the way feedlots make decisions about antimicrobial use and ultimately improve antimicrobial stewardship.

Health experts warn vaccine-preventable illnesses could rise in Alberta

Adjunct professor Shannon MacDonald says school-based vaccinations dropped dramatically due to the initial shutdown of schools in March 2020

U of A professors discuss decrease in overdoses

Elaine Hyshka believes that fluctuations in the legal market are leading to a decrease in drug-related fatalities.

U of A professor discusses the threat of monkeypox

Stan Houston explains that monkeypox has existed in parts of Central and West Africa for a long time, and researchers have known about it since the 1970s.

Stephanie Montesanti’s research was used to help create Alberta’s new Domestic Abuse Resource Hub

Albertans experiencing domestic abuse can turn to a new online tool for help. Website gives users access to a wide-range of accurate, up-to-date resources

U of A professor co-authors article on declining caribou populations

Sherilee Harper and her co-authors write that Inuit in the Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut regions of Labrador have shared a deep and enduring connection with caribou for many generations.

U of A expert discusses unhoused people’s ER visits

Injury prevention centre Associate Director Kathy Belton says safe injection sites could be a preventative measure for poisoning through substances such as drugs or medications that are taken in the wrong dosages or in dangerous combinations.

Can heat stroke cause life-threatening symptoms? An expert weighs in.

Loius Fracescutti wants people to take heat stroke seriously.

Insights on injury-related ER visits for people experiencing houselessness

This is the first step in understanding what the injury issues are.

Sugar Tax: What a Potential Levy on Sugary Beverages Could Mean for Albertans

Kim Raine says she would love to see a similar tax implemented in Alberta.

Kate Storey describes her experience of partaking in the Everest Marathon

Public health researcher shares the story behind preparing and running the Tenzing Hillary Everest marathon.

Inequality in public schools

Roman Pabayo says more mental health support and resources are needed to help students negatively impacted by income inequality.

Don't change Alberta's insulin pump program without meaningful consultation

School of Public Health PhD student Jamie Boisvenue says the Alberta Insulin Pump Therapy Program (AIPTP) provides access to insulin pumps and supplies, eliminating a large financial barrier for those living with Type 1 diabetes.

'We are behind a lot': How provinces are catching kids up on routine vaccines

Shannon MacDonald comments on how school children of 2020/2021 are behind on their routine vaccines due to COVID-19

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.

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