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Black History Month Draws Attention to The Need for Diversity in Genetic Research

Black History Month Draws Attention to The Need for Diversity in Genetic Research

February is Black History Month offering us another opportunity to talk about diversity in genetic research and why it’s important for all of us. 23andMe’s mission has always been to…

‘Abortion pill’ Mifegymiso slowly available in Canada

‘Abortion pill’ Mifegymiso slowly available in Canada

Mifegymiso was approved for sale in Canada in July 2015, but it has only become available this month. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press) A year and a half after Health Canada approved…

Type 1 diabetics get guide on how to safely manage exercise

Type 1 diabetics get guide on how to safely manage exercise

People living with Type 1 diabetes have long been encouraged to exercise for health benefits. Now they have a guide on how to do so safely and keep their blood sugars…

Rare rat virus infects 8 people in U.S.

Eight people who worked at several rat-breeding facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin have been infected with a virus not commonly found in the United States, federal health officials said Friday.…

Territories agree to health funding deal with federal government

Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories have signed bilateral deals with the federal government on health-care transfers. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the deals on Monday in a tweet,…

What about the free bread basket? U.S. calorie-count rules raise complex queries from restaurants

NEW YORK—How might a bread basket for the table be counted under the United States’ new calorie posting rules? What about seasonal items, croutons for salads, or pizza that’s cut…

Our Take On The MTHFR Gene

Our Take On The MTHFR Gene

The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene, more commonly known as MTHFR, is the most asked-about gene by 23andMe customers. Some websites and products have made bold claims that common genetic variants in…

Our Top Five from 2016

Our Top Five from 2016

Just before we kick off another year of blogging, it’s worth taking a moment to look back and single out what for us were some of the big stories, breakthroughs…

SeaQuest cooked shrimp ring vs. BlueWater Seafoods popcorn shrimp

Pick: SeaQuest cooked shrimp ring 14 shrimps (49g) Calories: 40 Fat: 0.4g Sodium: 125 mg Protein: 9g Skip: BlueWater Seafoods popcorn shrimp 12 shrimp (54g) Calories: 145 Fat: 8g Sodium:…

Most health problems are not due to aging

When Christopher Callahan examines older patients, he often hears a similar refrain. “I’m tired, doctor. It’s hard to get up and about. I’ve been feeling kind of down, but I…