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Doctors should push for STI testing: Doctors’ Notes

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) worldwide. In Ontario alone, there were nearly 42,000 cases of this “silent” bacterial infection reported last year. But these…

23andMe Adds New Genetic Health Risk Reports

23andMe Adds New Genetic Health Risk Reports

Last week, 23andMe released two new genetic health risk reports for customers. Taken together, 23andMe’s Genetic Health Risk reports remain the only direct-to-consumer genetic health reports authorized by the FDA.…

Make your morning workout a reality

You’d probably love to be one of those people who consistently exercise after work. But life gets in the way — kids, work, social commitments — and your daily fitness…

Why athletes’ concussion MRIs ‘not all doom and gloom’

Why athletes’ concussion MRIs ‘not all doom and gloom’

Varsity athletes who are medically cleared to return to play after a concussion show changes — but not impairments — in their brain structure and functioning on MRI scans, Canadian researchers…

SECOND OPINION | Your life is leaving genetic scars that might show up in your child’s genes

SECOND OPINION | Your life is leaving genetic scars that might show up in your child’s genes

Hello and happy Saturday! Here’s our summer roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Scientists now…

Using 23andMe To Find Family

Using 23andMe To Find Family

Paul Leventhal is a patient man. Paul, right, and his brother Jimmy. In his 70s now, he’s been searching for his biological father since he was 18. More than two…

Water study on bottles, storage containers finds high rates of illness-causing bacteria

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Researchers studying higher rates of gastrointestinal illness in Inuit communities have a message for all Canadians: wash your water bottles and storage containers. “People don’t really think about…

RCMP plan to launch study on operational stress, PTSD in Mounties

RCMP plan to launch study on operational stress, PTSD in Mounties

Canada’s national police force is looking to launch a study into the mental and physiological markers for depression, addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in its officers. Details of the study are outlined in…

23andMe Now Enrolling For A New Genetic Study on Depression and Bipolar Disorder

23andMe Now Enrolling For A New Genetic Study on Depression and Bipolar Disorder

In collaboration with The Milken Institute and Lundbeck, 23andMe is launching a groundbreaking new study leveraging 23andMe’s unique research model to look at the genetics underlying depression and bipolar disorder.…

Ottawa pushed to prosecute Purdue Pharma over ‘deceptive’ marketing of OxyContin

Ottawa pushed to prosecute Purdue Pharma over ‘deceptive’ marketing of OxyContin

The harms to individuals, health-care systems and society from Canada’s opioid crisis are so grave that some physicians and lawyers are calling for criminal prosecution of OxyContin’s drugmaker. As part…