Teen vaping in Canada has taken a ‘worrisome’ turn

Teen vaping in Canada has taken a ‘worrisome’ turn

As he tallied his latest data on vaping rates among Canadian teens, University of Waterloo Prof. David Hammond tried to find reasons not to believe his own research. That’s because the results were troubling. According to his numbers, Canadian teenage vaping rates have increased substantially, similar to the dramatic increase in the U.S. where rates shot […]

23andMe Named One of the Best Places to Work in 2019 on Glassdoor

23andMe Named One of the Best Places to Work in 2019 on Glassdoor

We love what we do every day at 23andMe, and it shows. Today, 23andMe is among the winners of Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the Best Places to Work in 2019. This award is unique because unlike other awards, there is no self-nomination or application process. It’s based entirely on reviews from […]

Spit, The Next Installment

Spit, The Next Installment

The latest episodes of Spit, iHeartRadio’s podcast with 23andMe, includes more intelligent and raw conversations with artists, thinkers, and scientists across a variety of topics. This next batch of episodes take a different turn looking at the influence of genetics and personal experiences around emotional wellbeing, addiction, and family. Hosted by the writer, comedian and […]

Is there a way to keep E. coli out of romaine lettuce?

Is there a way to keep E. coli out of romaine lettuce?

Somewhere in Canada, 24 people have gone through a frightening experience caused by the simple act of eating romaine lettuce.  It happened sometime in late October or early November, when they unknowingly ingested a dangerous pathogen — E. coli O157:H7 — hiding in the lettuce leaves. Days later they began to feel symptoms, possibly a headache or a […]

Consumption of human placenta products poses risk to moms, babies: Health Canada

Consumption of human placenta products poses risk to moms, babies: Health Canada

Health Canada is cautioning mothers and others who may be consuming human placenta preparations about potential risks for themselves and their babies. The federal department said consuming human placenta could lead to bacterial or viral infections in mothers or their babies. The risk is higher if someone ingests the placenta of another person. The U.S. Centers […]

As millennials strive for perfection, anxiety and depression increase

As millennials strive for perfection, anxiety and depression increase

When he was in eighth grade, Benjamin Cherkasky quit the swim team. He loved swimming. But he wasn’t winning every time, and he felt he should already be an Olympic-like talent. “I’m not Michael Phelps at swimming, so why am I even on the team?” he remembers thinking. A therapist who researches perfectionism at Northwestern […]

Do you need to spend money on multivitamins and supplements? It depends

Do you need to spend money on multivitamins and supplements? It depends

By Mayo Clinic News Network Tues., Nov. 13, 2018 “People ask me this question quite often: ‘Should I be taking certain vitamins and supplements?’ And the answer is, quite honestly, ‘It depends,’” says Anne Harguth, registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you should meet your nutritional needs […]

23andMe Genetics Club at the University of Iowa

23andMe Genetics Club at the University of Iowa

By: Thao Do, Ph.D. College professors and students across the country are starting Genetics Club at their universities to educate and engage their peers and local community about genetics. Thao Do, PhD, and University of Iowa student Hannah Ericson earlier this year  for a live broadcast from 23andMe headquarters. One sophomore student, Hannah Ericson, from […]

1 2 3 19