University of Alberta

Legislated to health?

Obesity rates in North America are a growing concern for legislators. Expanded waistlines mean rising health-care costs for maladies such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. One University of Alberta researcher says ...

Aug 30, 2012
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Tracing the Paralympic movement's 'freak show' roots

Danielle Peers has lived the thrill and pressure, revelled in competition and brought home hardware from the Paralympic Games. But beneath the cheers, the University of Alberta researcher questions whether the Paralympic ...

Aug 29, 2012
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Income, 'screen time' affect soda, junk food consumption

Preschoolers from low-income neighbourhoods and kids who spend more than two hours a day in front of a TV or video-game console have at least one thing in common: a thirst for sugary soda and juice, according to research ...

Aug 22, 2012
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Spouses of breast cancer survivors hold on to hope

(Edmonton) Male partners of breast cancer patients are likely to take a pass on spousal support groups in favour of exercise or an evening out with friends to cope with stresses associated with the disease, according to new ...

Aug 01, 2012
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Teaching parents about weight while they wait

(Medical Xpress) -- Want to teach parents about healthy lifestyles for their children? There’s going to be an app for that, thanks to researchers in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University ...

Jul 31, 2012
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Study busts sports-drink myths

(Medical Xpress) -- With the Olympics starting July 27, reaching the top of the podium is on the minds of thousands of athletes worldwide. But a new study published in the British Medical Journal shows that t ...

Jul 27, 2012
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Designer compounds inhibit prion infection

(Medical Xpress) -- A team of University of Alberta researchers has identified a new class of compounds that inhibit the spread of malfunctioning proteins in the brain that cause lethal neurodegenerative diseases ...

Jul 20, 2012
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