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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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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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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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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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Digitizing archives can make information more accessible, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. // Shutterstock

For the record: Digitizing archives can increase access to information but compromise privacy

March 1, 2021 — 
'Given the ubiquity of digital technologies today, creating archives of born-digital records must be our most urgent priority — including records created during the COVID-19 pandemic'

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A water bottle sits on the table in front of Chief and NDP candidate Rudy Turtle during a visit by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Oct. 5, 2019 on the Grassy Narrows First Nation, where industrial mercury poisoning in its water system has seriously affected the health of the community. // THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

A sin tax on sugary drinks unfairly targets Indigenous communities instead of improving health

February 22, 2021 — 
'Imposing a sugary beverage tax on Indigenous consumers would be unethical, contravene tax law and undermine Indigenous rights to self-determination'

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A worker cuts roses to be shipped to the U.S. and Europe at a flower farm in Madrid, Colombia, in August 2020. // AP Photo/Fernando Vergara

Valentine’s Day: COVID-19 wilted the flower industry, but sustainability still a thorny issue

February 11, 2021 — 
s Valentine’s Day approaches, and the chill of winter lingers, it leaves one wondering: Where do all these flowers come from?

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Child victim, soldier, war criminal: unpacking Dominic Ongwen’s journey

February 10, 2021 — 
Kjell Anderson, assistant professor and Director of the Master of Human Rights program at UM, discusses

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Research shows the breast milk of women who have recovered from COVID-19 offers a source of COVID-19 antibodies. // Shutterstock

Breastfeeding research improves lives and advances health, but faces conflicts

February 9, 2021 — 
Breastfeeding and breast milk provide big opportunities to support maternal, infant and population health

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Older caregivers report unprecedented and unrelenting levels of responsibility, stress and isolation due to COVID-19 and pandemic-related protocols. // Image from Shutterstock

Older caregivers struggling with extra burdens of home care during COVID-19

February 1, 2021 — 
Older caregivers report struggling with increased levels of responsibility, stress and isolation due to COVID-19 and pandemic-related protocols

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