Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death and disability in Canada. However, despite widespread awareness about its dangers, many individuals continue to smoke. Come join our experts as they share the challenges and rewards of quitting smoking, from both a medical and social point of view. Smokers, quitters, students, friends, and family welcome! Q&A to follow.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz will present "Alternative Medicine - Hope or Hype?"
Presenter: Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Alternative medicine, integrated medicine, complementary medicine. These terms are widely featured in the media, usually without appropriate critical analysis. There is a great deal of confusion among the public, as well as among physicians, about what the various “alternative” treatments actually encompass and about their safety and efficacy.
How safe is your shampoo, sofa or shirt? Campaign will soon launch efforts to get ten major U.S. retailers to phase out potentially "toxic" products. Dr. Joe Schwarcz comments on when "toxic" really "toxic."
Dr. Joe Schwarcz sits down with NBC News' Andrea Canning to take a look at "hormone disruptors", chemicals potentially found in everyday objects that can affect our health. Question is, are they really something to worry about?
Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be presenting a talk on "Scientific Illiteracy"
Why for years and years there were no red M&M's or how do they get that maraschino cherry to float in the syrup inside a Cherry Blossom? What is the link between the bombardier beetle at the V-2 rocket? Why does popcorn pop? Why are there holes in Swiss cheese? Have you ever considered why there are no nuts or grapes in Grape Nuts Flakes or why witches supposedly use broomsticks as a method of transportation? Why did Van Gogh mangle his ear? Were Agatha Christie's accounts of dastardly poisonings based on real science?
The lecture will given as part of a 24-hour Passover Seder Project - the first of its kind being held! Activities, lectures, games and even a guiness book world record. For more information, please click here.