23andMe Studies Healthy Behavior Change

23andMe Studies Healthy Behavior Change

Every year, millions of us make New Year’s resolutions to improve our health. We pledge to eat better, go to bed earlier, or exercise more. And every year, most of us don’t follow through and make those healthy behavior changes. Typically we’re giving up on our resolutions right about now. We start with great intentions, […]

Plastic labelled 'BPA free' might not be safe, studies suggest

Plastic labelled 'BPA free' might not be safe, studies suggest

It’s hard to walk down the kitchenware aisle in a Canadian store without noticing the “BPA-free” labels on plastic bottles and containers. Consumers usually assume these labels mean products are safer, or better, because they do not contain the harmful chemical, bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a chemical additive in polycarbonate, the hard clear plastic […]

Swimming pools, hot tubs more likely than lakes to make you sick: Studies

Swimming pools, hot tubs more likely than lakes to make you sick: Studies

Taking a cool, refreshing dip in a lake or swimming pool is one of summer’s enjoyments and sometimes a necessary escape from the stifling heat. But two recent federal health studies found that some waters are better than others, at least when it comes to avoiding water-borne illnesses. Of 633 outbreaks nationwide caused by bacteria, […]