Student-designed app serves up spare fruit and veggies.

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2017

The racks of cut-rate, bruised fruit and vegetables in the discount aisle were always the first stop for Ria Rana’s mother while grocery shopping. As a teen, Rana wondered why they couldn’t instead choose from the store’s displays of perfect, colourful produce.

“She would say that there was nothing wrong with that food,” said Rana, who still checks those discount racks today. It was a lesson that stayed with the young woman, eventually nourished a class assignment at the University of Alberta’s Peter Lougheed Leadership College—and then turned into a community project.

Rana and Mursal Khedri, one of her classmates at the college, are now raising $10,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to launch Our Servings, a free app to connect food suppliers like farms, grocers and restaurants with local charities, hot lunch programs and communit...

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November
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Mountain pine beetles threatening national parks

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First clinical trial of its kind to test benefits of exercise for prostate cancer patients

Healthy dose of exercise could buy patients time before needing invasive treatment, researcher says.

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November
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Why doctors are suggesting doing away with annual physical check-ups

Task force recommends patients visit doctors only when they’re ill, managing chronic conditions or getting periodic age-specific health checks.

The long-standing practice of visiting your doctor every year for a “complete” physical