WHO chief praises Guineans for help with Ebola vaccine

The head of the World Health Organization praised Guineans on Thursday for their role in helping to develop a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus, as Guinea’s president said he hoped the vaccine eventually could be produced in Africa. During a visit to the country where the deadliest Ebola epidemic ever first emerged, Dr. Margaret Chan […]

Pregnant women need to work out

When Ericka York found out she was expecting her first child earlier this year, she knew she wanted to stay active but didn’t feel safe sticking to her usual routine. “I didn’t feel like I had enough knowledge to keep doing the workouts that I was doing,” said the Toronto resident who used to play […]

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 the Journal of the American Heart Association, come from a small study of 18 healthy adults who consumed either two cans of a commercially available […]

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 at the same time. This is why I, like other scientists more important than I am, was dismayed to hear the White House’s preliminary 2018 […]

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 tools and is powered by average, everyday people — people like you. Parkinson’s Awareness Month also comes on the heels of an FDA authorization for […]

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 textile artist Apanaki Temitayo Minerve discovered this six years ago when she turned to the Workman Arts Project of Ontario Workman Arts to help her […]

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, especially when compared to chicken bacon, which is much leaner and healthier. Look for a chicken bacon product that does not use mechanically separated chicken, […]

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 through a slew of tests — from blood draws, to ultrasounds and sometimes amniocentesis. Increasingly, they are also turning to genetic testing. These tests include […]