Survey Finds 23andMe Customers Make Positive Changes to Their Health

Survey Finds 23andMe Customers Make Positive Changes to Their Health

A new survey of 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry customers conducted by M/A/R/C® Research found that more than three-quarters reported that after receiving their personalized genetic reports they made at least one positive change in their health behavior. Changes included eating healthier, getting more sleep, and exercising more, among others. “We’re encouraged by these preliminary findings, […]

CannTrust says Health Canada has suspended its cannabis licence

CannTrust says Health Canada has suspended its cannabis licence

CannTrust Holdings Inc. says it received a notice of licence suspension from Health Canada, which has been investigating the cannabis company for allegedly cultivating pot in unlicensed rooms. The Vaughan, Ont.-based company says the notice it received from the regulator on Tuesday indicates that Health Canada has suspended its authority to produce cannabis — other than […]

New federal Arctic policy focuses on human health, environment, infrastructure

New federal Arctic policy focuses on human health, environment, infrastructure

The federal government has released its long-awaited policy on developing the Canadian Arctic in a changing environmental and political world. But after three years of work on the lengthy document, some are left asking, “Where’s the caribou?” The document proposes eight priorities. Health, infrastructure and economic development are at the top. It mentions a shopping […]

Health Canada recalls Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir cooktops over potential fire hazard

Health Canada recalls Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir cooktops over potential fire hazard

Health Canada has issued a recall on thousands of cooktops because of a potential fire hazard. A release from the federal agency says the heating elements on the cooktops may energize without any user input. The recall affects about 3,000 products produced by the Tennessee-based Whirlpool Corporation under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir brands. Health […]

23andMe Explores Dietary Habit and Health Outcomes

23andMe Explores Dietary Habit and Health Outcomes

By Rafaela Bagur Quetglas, PhD You are what you eat, is the old adage, but what does your diet actually say about you? 23andMe has a unique opportunity to explore that question, as we investigate how dietary habits, along with genetics, demographics, lifestyle and other data can influence overall health outcomes. Looking at diet specifically, […]

A Predisposition to Save on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service

A Predisposition to Save on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service

A recent ruling by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now allows for money set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to be used to purchase the health-related information provided through 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry Service. FSAs and HSAs both allow you to set aside a certain amount of your […]

A stem cell 'cautionary tale' as Health Canada cracks down on private clinics

A stem cell 'cautionary tale' as Health Canada cracks down on private clinics

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 that by clicking here For the medical team at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, N.L., it was a shocking discovery — a […]

'Stem cell' therapies offered at private clinics need to be approved as drugs, Health Canada says

'Stem cell' therapies offered at private clinics need to be approved as drugs, Health Canada says

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 that by clicking here. Canada’s direct-to-consumer cell therapy industry is thriving. Across the country, private clinics continue to sell expensive procedures advertised as […]

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