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Energy drinks’ non-caffeine ingredients may affect heart

Energy drinks’ non-caffeine ingredients may affect heart

Concerns about energy drinks may be too focused on caffeine, according to a study that found other ingredients in the beverages may affect heart health. The findings, published Wednesday in…

Science, the Endless Frontier

Science, the Endless Frontier

By Joyce Tung, PhD, 23andMe VP of Research I love science. I love how science requires precision of interpretation, provides the thrill of discovery, and stimulates and satisfies curiosity all…

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and this year it also marks the eighth anniversary of 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community, which introduced a game-changing model for science, one that leverages online…

Art Cart is a crafty idea to improving mental health

From putting a paintbrush to canvas, to exploring the possibilities of fabric, art can be a powerful way to transform pain, and sometimes, even open doorways to a career. Toronto…

$1.3B in new money and new thinking needed, federal science review concludes

A blue-ribbon panel charged with reviewing the state of science in Canada for the first time in 40 years says the system urgently needs new money — but also new…

Provinces spent $43M on preemie drug experts say can be made for a fraction of the cost

Provinces spent $43M on preemie drug experts say can be made for a fraction of the cost

“Stop. Are you sick?” That’s the sign on the front door of Kelly O’Dwyer-Manuel’s Peterborough, Ont., home. She’s trying to protect her infant son from a dreaded virus that circulates every…

The Savvy Eater: Schneiders naturally smoked bacon vs. Maple Lodge Farms chicken bacon . The leaner option is still a sodium bomb

Sometimes you’ve just got to have bacon to go with your eggs! Traditional bacon slices come from the belly of a pig, which contains considerable calories, fat and saturated fat,…

The Gene Machine

The Gene Machine

Each expectant parent brings their own unique mix of emotions to pregnancy, but all of them share the same hope of simply having a healthy and happy baby. Couples go…

Doctors’ Notes: Why we need to take better care of our kidneys

You may not have noticed that earlier this month, the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square, the CN Tower, Niagara Falls and other landmarks were lit up in orange to…

The Neanderthal Cookbook

The Neanderthal Cookbook

It’s not quite waffles and paella, but it appears that Neanderthals were omnivores who adapted to eating whatever was available to them in the regions where they lived. DNA samples…

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