University of Alberta

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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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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Female athletes overcome adversity

Elite female athletes often feel a sense of isolation and pressure to tackle personal and professional adversity on their own—even while struggling with issues such as bullying, eating disorders, depression ...

Feb 11, 2013
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'Back to sleep' does not affect baby's ability to roll

Baby, keep on rolling. A campaign to put babies to bed on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome has not impaired infants' rolling abilities, according to University of Alberta research.

Jun 03, 2013
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