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Signs of risky alcohol use often missed in Manitobans, U of M study finds

June 25, 2018 — 
“Our results show that our systems are doing too little, too late for people suffering from alcohol use disorders."

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U of M study tracks high-risk drinkers’ use of health and other services

June 22, 2018 — 
A groundbreaking Manitoba research study of heavy drinkers’ interactions with the health-care, social service and justice systems will be released on Monday, June 25, 2018.

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University of Manitoba embraces accessibility and inclusion

March 2, 2018 — 
More than 6,000 of the university’s faculty and staff recently completed accessible customer service training, which focused on increasing awareness about access challenges faced by people with disabilities and providing guidance on how they could best respond

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Deserts within our urban food system

February 22, 2018 — 
Accessibility of nutritious food in some Winnipeg neighbourhoods a challenge

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Globe and Mail: How family ties help moms unbind from addiction

December 3, 2017 — 
A University of Manitoba study, published this fall in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, showed women tended to have higher rates of mental illness and substance use disorder diagnoses after their children were taken into care.

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CBC: Health-care premiums are about taxation, not health care, policy expert says

September 14, 2017 — 
"This is all about taxation and not so much about health care, so I think that we are seeing an outcry from both sides … based on their own philosophies around tax increases," said Dr. Alan Katz, director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy at the University of Manitoba.

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Apparent practice of gender selection among Indian-born immigrants continues despite time spent in Canada, study finds

April 24, 2017 — 
This is contrary to what the researchers expected

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Wpg Free Press: Lab test delays key to ER waits

March 3, 2017 — 
A new study by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy is challenging some long-held assumptions about the primary causes of lengthy emergency room waits in Winnipeg

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Noralou Roos, professor in the department of community health sciences

Alumni and faculty appointed to Order of Canada

November 27, 2016 — 
Gregg Hanson, Sharon Carstairs, Warren Winkler, Marie Wilson, Michael Eskin and Noralou Roos recognized for outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada

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Mental disorders common in Manitoba children: U of M study

November 21, 2016 — 
The study measured how common mental disorders are among Manitoba children, and what puts kids at risk.

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