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Anti-poverty protesters march in downtown Winnipeg in 2018. Andrew Tod/Manitoba Federation of Labour, Author provided

Federal budget 2021: More is needed to break the poverty cycle

April 21, 2021 — 
'After birth, adverse childhood experiences — including poverty — can lead to a wide range of challenges later in life'

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A hand inserts a gluten free sign into a loaf of bread. // Image from Shutterstock

Gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging for those with celiac disease and wheat allergy

April 14, 2021 — 
People who have a gluten-related disorder such as the autoimmune condition celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy have no option but to completely exclude gluten in their diet

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People standing together. (Shutterstock)

Why words matter: The negative impacts of racial microaggressions on Indigenous and other racialized people

April 13, 2021 — 
Microaggressions may seem small or 'micro,' but as incessant forms of racism, they can have big impacts on mental health, physical health and social life

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Wpg Free Press: Volleyball coach nets awards

April 8, 2021 — 
Menzies coached Manitoba at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto, and at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, where she helped guide the women’s volleyball team to a gold medal

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Early evidence suggests that younger people are at the highest risk of poor mental health outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic. // Canva

COVID-19’s parallel pandemic: Why we need a mental health ‘vaccine’

March 23, 2021 — 
The pandemic’s impact on mental health throughout our society will likely outlive COVID-19

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CBC Marketplace: What testing 17 butter brands told us about the science behind ‘buttergate’

March 19, 2021 — 
Dean Marton Scanlon weighs in on the findings


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Op-ed: The Buttergate theory isn’t solid

March 15, 2021 — 
In recent weeks, the ‘Buttergate’ scandal about butter hardness has been reported on by media outlets around the world.

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There are mounting calls for a boycott of next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. // AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

2022 Winter Olympics will help Beijing ‘sportwash’ its human rights record

March 8, 2021 — 
'Next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing have become part of the political debate on how the Canadian government should respond to the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uyghurs'

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Science News: ‘Green’ burials are slowly gaining ground among environmentalists

March 4, 2021 — 
'Awareness of eco-friendly death care is low even as the industry grows'

Photo shPhoto shows empty seats inside the House of Commons. // Image from Parliament of Canada/Facebook.

Canstar: U of M student to be Daughter of the Vote

March 2, 2021 — 
'International Women’s Day will take on new meaning for a University of Manitoba student who is attending a virtual conference aimed at getting more women interested in politics'

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