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Why mice aren’t welcome in a microbiologist’s home

Why mice aren’t welcome in a microbiologist’s home

House mice aren’t just a nuisance but a potential source of infections, say researchers who trapped and tested more than 400 of the rodents from apartments across New York City. City…

Bottoms down: Study recommends only 1 drink per day

Bottoms down: Study recommends only 1 drink per day

Here’s some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be…

23andMe Adds A New Carrier Status Report

23andMe Adds A New Carrier Status Report

Earlier this month 23andMe added a new Carrier Status report on a serious but rare condition that can lead to excessive insulin production. Known as familial hyperinsulinism (FHI), this congenital…

OxyContin maker to appeal judge’s decision to spurn $20M Canadian settlement

OxyContin maker to appeal judge’s decision to spurn $20M Canadian settlement

Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, intends to appeal a Saskatchewan judge’s recent decision not to approve a $ 20-million class-action settlement with Canadians who became addicted to the prescription…

Hysterectomy no longer only option for treating fibroids

Hysterectomy no longer only option for treating fibroids

By Dr. Michelle JacobsonUniversity of TorontoKatie Tucker Wed., March 28, 2018 Hysterectomy is the most common major gynecologic procedure done in Canada, with more than 100 performed daily. This procedure…

Researchers find genetic associations for morning sickness

Researchers find genetic associations for morning sickness

Researchers have found genetic associations for morning sickness, offering important insight into what — in the most severe cases — is the second leading cause of hospitalization among women during…

Can we say ‘vagina’ in a headline? New name and new controversy about menopausal condition

Can we say ‘vagina’ in a headline? New name and new controversy about menopausal condition

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, you can do…

Peace of Mind aims to create safe spaces for youths to talk about mental health

Peace of Mind aims to create safe spaces for youths to talk about mental health

Loizza Aquino wants to talk about mental health — and she’s inviting her peers to join her. The 18-year-old Philippines native started a nonprofit organization called Peace of Mind three…

A Major Milestone in Consumer Health Empowerment

A Major Milestone in Consumer Health Empowerment

We wear pink ribbons. We walk or run for the cause. We have a month for awareness, and yet many women who have a higher risk variant in the BRCA1…

New Research on the Genetics of Empathy, and How it Relates to Autism

New Research on the Genetics of Empathy, and How it Relates to Autism

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that it isn’t just your environment and experiences that influence your empathy for others, your genes also play a small but important…