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The Wim Hof Method is mindfulness as extreme sport

On a chilly April afternoon a dozen men and three women all in swimwear surround a kiddie pool in an outdoor space in Hamilton. Exotic fish decals decorate the bottom…

Meet Your DNA Family — 23andMe’s New Ancestry Report

Meet Your DNA Family — 23andMe’s New Ancestry Report

Inside each of us is a beautiful, rich genetic story. Some of which is told through the people with whom we are related. 23andMe’s new Ancestry Report has reimagined how…

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…

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.…

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…