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Beneath the CBD Hype Lies a Lot of Uncertainty

1 Dec 2023

Searching for CBD on the website of the SQDC returns nearly 1,000 search results. The SQDC is the Quebec-government-owned corporation responsible for selling recreational cannabis to the people....

Anesthetic Gases Can Do More Than Put You to Sleep

30 Nov 2023

Can you imagine a tooth being extracted without an anesthetic? Or, worse, a limb being amputated? A horrific thought! Yet that was what patients had to contend with until the mid 19th century when...

Athletes, Vaccines and Cardiac Deaths

24 Nov 2023

This article was originally posted in the Montreal Gazette....

Did scientists just discover the compound responsible for red wine headaches?

24 Nov 2023

While consuming too much of any alcoholic substance can lead to a headache, red wine headaches tend to be a little bit different. Both because a red-wine-induced headache tends to hit the drinker...

A Hundred Years Ago Life Changed for Diabetics

22 Nov 2023

November 26th marks the 100th anniversary of a splendid dinner held at the University of Toronto to recognize perhaps the greatest Canadian achievement in science. A few weeks earlier, the Nobel...

You Are When You Eat

17 Nov 2023

Our bodies have a built-in clock known as the “suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN).” The SCN is a structure within the hypothalamus that contains a collection of neurons that synchronize our internal...

Type 2 Diabetes – What, Why and How

17 Nov 2023

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It therefore timely to consider what diabetes actually is, why we should care, and how it can be treated. Diabetes, or more technically, diabetes...

DMSO Is Not a Cure-All. But the FDA’s Panic Over It Birthed a Myth.

17 Nov 2023

Imagine a drug so powerful, your government didn’t want you to have it. Now, add the claim that this drug is all natural (it’s not) and that people report it cured them of any ailment you can think...

What about screening for lung cancer?

10 Nov 2023

This article was originally posted in the Montreal Gazette.


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