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Province-wide initiatives aim to support the mental health of Albertans
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Province-wide initiatives aim to support the mental health of Albertans

Three separate mental health programs have been launched with the goal of supporting Albertans through the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Partnership makes it easier for vulnerable patients to get blood work done

The Jasper Place Wellness Centre has partnered with DynaLIFE Medical Labs and Health City to increase access to quality health care by letting vulnerable patients give blood samples closer to home.

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U of A study tests if wearable device combined with AI can predict respiratory symptoms
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U of A study tests if wearable device combined with AI can predict respiratory symptoms

A University of Alberta pilot project is exploring whether combining a commercially available device with artificial intelligence can predict chronic respiratory symptoms in patients.

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NeurAlbertaTech to host 'Canada's biggest brain-computer interface hackathon'
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NeurAlbertaTech to host 'Canada's biggest brain-computer interface hackathon'

Edmonton-based neurotechnology innovator network NeurAlbertaTech (NAT) is collaborating with the province's academic institutions and industry leaders to host Alberta's first brain-computer interface (BCI) hackathon.

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A portrait of Ruth founders Nicole Sanchez and Anka Chan
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Local startup launches sustainable menstrual products, aims to end period poverty

Edmonton-based startup company Ruth recently launched its environmentally-friendly menstrual pads made of plant-based materials.

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Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests $5M to grow the province's life sciences sector
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Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests $5M to grow the province's life sciences sector

Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC) announced that it has invested $5 million in Amplitude Venture Capital's precision medicine fund to boost the growth of the health innovation industry in the province.

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Growing self-sufficiency: New gardeners look for more support, increased food security
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Growing self-sufficiency: New gardeners look for more support, increased food security

As people spend more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, an interest in gardening, and growing food in particular, has blossomed.

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U of A study explores using cannabis as a potential treatment for arthritis
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U of A study explores using cannabis as a potential treatment for arthritis

University of Alberta researchers are investigating whether cannabis can be used as a potential treatment for arthritis. The two-year project aims to develop a decision tool to help arthritis patients and health providers decide if cannabis products would be an effective option for treatment.

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A chart depicting vaccination rates and how they correlate with number of COVID-19 cases in Edmonton.
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Chart of the week: Edmonton's vaccination rates

This chart demonstrates the correlation between the number of vaccine doses administered and the number of active cases in the Edmonton zone, using AHS data compiled by the City of Edmonton.

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