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People with FASD experience a range of vulnerabilities both from the impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure on the brain and body, and from the adverse life experiences commonly associated with this disability. (Shutterstock)

Why suicide prevention support is crucial for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a multifaceted disorder. There are complex reasons why this population may be at higher risk for suicide, suicide attempts and suicidal ideation.
Concussion doesn’t just happen in sports or only in teens and young adults; it affects people of all ages and backgrounds. (Shutterstock)

Concussion is more than sports injuries: Who’s at risk and how Canadian researchers are seeking better diagnostics and treatments

Canadian researchers are exploring unanswered questions about concussion: How to diagnose it accurately and quickly, how to predict outcomes and promote recovery, and how to prevent it altogether.
Un soldat ukrainien joue avec un chien dans le territoire libéré de la région de Kharkiv en Ukraine, le 12 septembre 2022. Les troupes ukrainiennes ont repris une grande bande de territoire à la Russie. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)

Comment Vladimir Poutine réagira-t-il aux récentes victoires ukrainiennes ?

Les forces russes ont clairement battu en retraite en Ukraine, et il semble que Vladimir Poutine puisse perdre le contrôle de la guerre. Quelle est la prochaine étape ?
It is not just the number of words that children hear that is important — the quality of the language children hear also matters. (Shutterstock)

How caregivers can help build children’s emerging language skills

Given the clear importance of language skills for lifelong outcomes, it is critical to set children up early for language success.
Vladimir Putin appears larger than life on screen as he addresses an audience at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on the eighth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea in March 2022. (Vladimir Astapkovich/Sputnik Pool Photo via AP)

Why Vladimir Putin still has widespread support in Russia

There’s no question the Russian population is subject to a Russian media largely loyal to the Kremlin. But that doesn’t mean Vladimir Putin lacks genuine supporters.
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev addresses a group of 150 business executives in San Francisco in June 1990. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

Gorbachev remembered: Respected in the West, detested in Russia

While Mikhail Gorbachev was feted in the West — he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 — he was widely despised in Russia by those both mourning and celebrating the end of Soviet power.
If you feel like you are struggling with your mental health, re-connect with a trusted friend, family member or peer. (The Gender Spectrum Collection)

5 ways students can foster positive mental health at university

The transition to a new school year will be an important time for students to focus on strategies for fostering positive mental health and well-being, and recognizing signs that help may be needed.
Edmonton demonstrators gather to protest against COVID-19 measures and support the ‘freedom convoy’ in February 2022. Research suggests Alberta separatist sentiments have as much to do with antipathy about the federal government and Justin Trudeau as actually leaving Confederation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

What the spectre of Alberta separatism means for Canada

Even though they lack the profile of Québec sovereigntists, Alberta separatists are positioned to exert significant political influence on intergovernmental relations in the years to come.
Anti-mask protesters hold signs during a demonstration against measures taken by public health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in St. Thomas, Ont., in 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Canada’s trust divide is growing, and that could spell bad news for the future

Trying to convince people to trust the basic institutions of Canada and each other is not enough. Economic divisions create a trust divide that threatens Canadians’ way of life.
Love stories and moments born out of art, politics and revolution were showcased in ‘Secrets from the Born Settee,’ a 2019 production originated by University of Regina theatre students. (AV Service/University of Regina)

How theatre on the Prairies can imagine an equitable and inclusive future

Reckoning around colonialism, anti-Black racism, and inequality is immense across different fields in our society. The Future Prairie Theatre project is addressing these urgent social struggles.
Abortion-rights demonstrators hold up letters spelling out ‘My Choice,’ Saturday, May 14, 2022, outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Denying abortion access has a negative impact on children and families

Restricting abortion access has negative effects on parents, as well as children and families, including increased poverty, unemployment, pregnancy-related deaths and higher health risks in children.
A Russian military intercontinental ballistic missile launcher rolls by during the 2019 Victory Day military parade celebrating the end of the Second World War in Red Square in Moscow in May 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Is Russia increasingly likely to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine?

The sort of scenarios that might lead to the use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war would require a significant deterioration in Russian fortunes — and greater western involvement in the conflict.

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