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U of A obesity, health experts help update guidelines that shift focus away from the weigh scale and onto health outcomes.

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August
2020

By BEV BETKOWSKI

People living with obesity have a powerful new tool to help them—and their doctors—better understand the condition, thanks to updated Canadian guidelines.

The Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines view the condition through a new lens that doesn’t make stereotyped assumptions about being heavy, said project co-author Arya Sharma, past chair in obesity research and management at the University of Alberta.

Sharma and other U of A researchers from various faculties joined dozens of Canadian scientists to update the guidelines for defining and treating obesity.

It’s the first update to the guidelines since they were released in 2006 by Obesity Canada.

To shape a more relevant definition of obesity, Sharma, from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, drew on work done on the Edmonton Obesity Stagi...

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Recalling memories from a third-person perspective changes how our brain processes them

Remembering your past as an observer affects your memories, according to new study.

By KATIE WILLIS Adopting a third-person, observer point of view when recalling your past
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August
2020
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Longer bereavement leave needed for employees: study

Outdated Canadian labour laws need to reflect new evidence on how deeply grief affects us, says U of A researcher.

It takes months, even years to recover from the grief of losing a loved one, and Canadian
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August
2020
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What you need to know about cancer

Cancer isn’t one disease with one cure, but researchers have made significant progress in understanding and treating it.

Nearly half of Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes,
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August
2020
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How to handle digital overload

Being online all the time can be exhausting, say U of A experts who offer tips for anyone working or learning from home.

It didn’t take long for Rylee Sargeant to start feeling tired and headachy after she, like everyone