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Medicinal marijuana users worry as condos rush to ban pot smoking ahead of legalization

Medicinal marijuana users worry as condos rush to ban pot smoking ahead of legalization

Gerald Major goes out on the back balcony of his condo several times a day, leaning against the wall and smoking or vaping medicinal cannabis to ease the pain and…

Genetics with a kick, a soccer injury sparks a genetics education

Genetics with a kick, a soccer injury sparks a genetics education

By Luis Nunez, Marketing Intern — Genetics Club  I have always loved to play soccer. At a young age I trained daily, but as I grew older I realized it took…

Some heart, high blood pressure drugs containing valsartan recalled due to cancer risk

Some heart, high blood pressure drugs containing valsartan recalled due to cancer risk

Several heart and high blood pressure drugs that contain valsartan are being recalled because of a substance that can cause cancer. Health Canada says the medications were supplied by Zhejiang…

Swimming pools, hot tubs more likely than lakes to make you sick: Studies

Swimming pools, hot tubs more likely than lakes to make you sick: Studies

Taking a cool, refreshing dip in a lake or swimming pool is one of summer’s enjoyments and sometimes a necessary escape from the stifling heat. But two recent federal health…

Life on streets ‘a killer’: New hospice offers end-of-life care to the homeless

Life on streets ‘a killer’: New hospice offers end-of-life care to the homeless

Pandora was raped at 15 and, ashamed to face her father, never went home again. Living on the streets, she struggled with mental health and addiction issues — and a medical…

New Study Finds Genetic Associations for Neuroticism

New Study Finds Genetic Associations for Neuroticism

Researchers identified more than a hundred genetic regions associated with neuroticism, a trait used to gauge personality that is also associated with risk factors for depression and schizophrenia. For this,…

Exercise should work out the brain and the body

Exercise should work out the brain and the body

By Prof. Darlene ReidSpecial to the Star Mon., June 18, 2018 Research shows Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease — or COPD — can affect more than your ability to breathe. It…

Kids detained at U.S. border at risk for long-term health problems

Kids detained at U.S. border at risk for long-term health problems

After several days of domestic and international condemnation of a U.S. immigration policy that has allowed more than 2,000 children to be taken away from their parents and put in detention…

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

One of the best gifts for Father’s Day is getting to spend some time with your son or daughter, especially if you haven’t been able to do that before. This…

Hangry Like The Wolf

Hangry Like The Wolf

By Janie F. Shelton, Scientist, Data Collection at 23andMe Being hungry doesn’t put anyone in a good mood, but have you ever felt hangry? “Hangry,” a mashup of hungry and…

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