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They Say It’s Genetic But My Parents Don’t Have It

13 Jun 2019

When we’re told a condition we have is “genetic”, it’s tempting to think it means our parents had it, and their parents before them, all the way up to some mysterious Eve-bites-the-apple event. But...

Why We Vaccinate Babies Against Hepatitis B

13 Jun 2019

​This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Can We Really Treat Warts with Duct Tape?

12 Jun 2019

Congrats, you have a wart! Now what? Head to the pharmacy for one of the at-home kits? Head to the doctor’s office for cryotherapy or some other treatment? What if I told you to head to the...

The truth behind "beer before liquor"

6 Jun 2019

Have you ever heard the saying "beer before liquor never been sicker"? Or “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear”? What about “grape or grain but never the twain”? Well, it turns out that there...

Why does an orange taste so horrible after brushing my teeth?

6 Jun 2019

If you have ever taken a good look at the back of a tube of toothpaste during those long two minutes of recommended brushing time, you may have noticed sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium...

The Right Chemistry: "Clean Eating" and Orthorexia

24 May 2019

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz on "clean eating" and orthorexia