Do you smell what I smell?

Several years ago the internet was captivated by the enigma of “the dress” — specifically, was the dress black and blue, or was it white and gold? No matter what you saw,... Read more »

Dental infections in kids tied to heart disease risk in adulthood

(Reuters Health) – Children who develop cavities and gum disease may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart attacks and strokes decades later than kids who have good oral health,... Read more »

Ontario’s tanning bed rules largely ineffective: University of Guelph study

Ontario’s rules around tanning beds, which include a ban on minors using them, have been largely ineffective since they were established, new research suggests. A study from the University of Guelph says... Read more »

Canada’s medication warnings should be more consistent with other countries, says UBC professor

Health Canada needs to be more consistent with other countries when it comes to issuing warnings about the safety risks of certain medications, a University of British Columbia professor says. Barbara Mintzes,... Read more »

FDA permits sale of Philip Morris IQOS tobacco-heating alternative to cigarettes

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it would allow Philip Morris to sell a heated tobacco product called IQOS in the United States, a major victory for... Read more »

A Firefighter Broke His Foot in the London Marathon—and Still Finished in Under 4 Hours

Making it through a marathon is a test of endurance and grit for any runner, but for Steve Quayle, a firefighter from the Isle of Man, last weekend’s London Marathon was an... Read more »

Trump, Democratic leaders to meet on drug prices soon: White House

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally at the Resch Center Complex in Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S. April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo WASHINGTON... Read more »

Drug can reverse hyperactivity induced by parasitic infection

When rodents get infected by Toxoplasma gondii, the single-celled brain parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, they become hyperactive risk-takers. In findings published this week in mBio, researchers show for the first time that... Read more »

The Caster Semenya case could shape the future of women’s sports

On Wednesday in Switzerland, the Court of Arbitration for Sport will release its decision in the landmark case between Caster Semenya and the world governing body for track and field. The verdict... Read more »

FDA permits sale of Philip Morris IQOS tobacco heating device

FILE PHOTO: Philip Morris new IQOS 3 devices are displayed during a news conference by its International’s CEO Andre Calantzopoulos in Tokyo, Japan, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo (Reuters) – The... Read more »