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Want to be happier? Sing, sing, it’s a wonderful thing

Want to be happier? Sing, sing, it’s a wonderful thing

What’s the best scene in How The Grinch Stole Christmas? I’m talking about the 1966 original, of course. Not the Jim Carrey abomination. (Yes, I said it.) Now, hands down…

Best Practices for Protecting Consumers’ Privacy

Best Practices for Protecting Consumers’ Privacy

23andMe joined forces with non-profit organization Future of Privacy Forum along with Ancestry, Helix, and other leading personal genetic testing companies to issue a new Privacy Best Practices for Consumer…

Book Review: She Has Her Mother’s Laugh

Book Review: She Has Her Mother’s Laugh

In his regular column for The New York Times, Carl Zimmer writes with compelling clarity about genetics and human evolution explaining why the science matters, skills he deftly unleashes in…

Federal government won’t decriminalize other drugs besides cannabis

Federal government won’t decriminalize other drugs besides cannabis

The federal government says it is not interested in decriminalizing any drugs beyond marijuana, despite calls from Canada’s two largest cities to consider the measure. As the opioid epidemic washes…

Treating a cellphone addiction: Can we crowdsource more solutions?

Treating a cellphone addiction: Can we crowdsource more solutions?

A few weeks ago I wrote an article in the Toronto Star on reducing cellphone addiction. I shared how I was addicted to this tiny little rectangle glued to my…

Your earliest memory might never have happened

Your earliest memory might never have happened

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet,…

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…