Health

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Course aims to better educate doctors about obesity

A new course spearheaded by the Edmonton-based Obesity Canada aims to help doctors and other healthcare professionals better understand what obesity is and how best to treat it.

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Non-profit aims to create Indigenous end-of-life care centre

Jackie DeCoteau-Gill is heading to the final round of the Pow Wow Pitch competition on Oct. 19, where she'll have a chance to win $25,000 to help build an Indigenous end-of-life care centre in Edmonton.

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Symposium to explore advancements in medical cannabis and psychedelics

Alberta Innovates will be hosting its first virtual symposium on medical cannabis and psychedelic research on Oct. 26, showcasing ongoing research projects and creating an opportunity to look ahead to the future of the field.

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What it's like to pitch investors on TV

Episode 30 of Bloom features an interview with the founders of Umay, who pitched their Rest tool on Dragons' Den and came away with an offer.

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Trevor Caswell at a podium with the words "Pharma Logistics Masterclass" behind him
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Airport forges international reputation in pharma logistics and delivery

A spirit of collaboration has helped the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) earn a global reputation as a leader in pharmaceutical logistics and innovative delivery, says the organization's manager in charge of cargo.

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Umay sets sights on future after Dragons' Den offer

Umay's first date with a Dragon went well. Now Sharmin and Ali Habib are working on determining whether this is going to be a long-term relationship.

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A white, plastic device shaped like goggles, with a green light and happy face in the middle
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Umay gets ready to enter the Dragons' Den

Umay has been busy preparing for what co-founder Sharmin Habib hopes is a flood of orders for Rest, a tool to improve sleep and eye health, following her appearance on the Sept. 15 episode of Dragons' Den with her brother and co-founder Ali Habib.

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B2B platform KemNet helps the medicine go down

The accessibility of medications isn't just an issue of supply shortages, says pharmaceutical innovator Morẹ́nikẹ́ Ẹniọlá Ọláòṣebìkan — it also means finding modes of administration that better serve patients.

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Data can be unlocked without breaching privacy, say innovation proponents

Alberta has an opportunity to modernize its laws in a way that makes valuable data more accessible to innovators and entrepreneurs without breaching privacy, say proponents of the innovation economy.

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