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Manitoba Centre for Health Policy News Archive


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.



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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CBC: Teen suicide 3 times higher in Winnipeg’s inner city, study shows

November 17, 2016 — 
The suicide rate for teens in Winnipeg's inner city is more than three times higher than average, researchers with the University of Manitoba's Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have found


(L-R) Dan Vandal, Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Noralou Roos and Digvir Jayas at the Aug. 30, 2016 announcement.

CIHR Foundation Grants awarded to U of M researchers

August 30, 2016 — 
More than $8 million for 4 research projects at U of M

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Lobchuk in the CAre Lab observation room at Grace Hospital with Wu. // Photo by Adam Dolman

Caring for the caregiver

August 2, 2016 — 
A new kind of research lab opened this spring at the Grace General Hospital, one focused on enhancing students’ and clinicians’ empathic communication skills with patients, families and caregivers

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CTV: Should pitbulls be banned?

June 27, 2016 — 
Researchers at the University of Manitoba studied Winnipeg’s pitbull ban and found that hospitalizations for dog bites went down overall


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