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Giving “Worried Sick” a Whole New Meaning

9 Apr 2021

Catherine Wang is a biomedical science student at McGill University, specializing in anatomy and cell biology....

Boost Your Knowledge about Boosting Your Immune System

6 Jan 2021

“Reinforce and Boost Your Immune System” promised the ad splashed across two pages of a local newspaper. There were products galore! Mushroom extracts, probiotics, collagen supplements, exotic oils...

COVID-19 vs. The Flu: No Need to Pick Sides

5 Jun 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Can Zinc Lozenges Help with Coronavirus Infections?

12 Mar 2020

First, let's talk a bit about zinc. It is an essential mineral for one's health. We cannot live without it. But we don’t need very much. About 15 mgs a day will do. Zinc is important in wound...

Treating the Flu with Tamiflu

11 Mar 2020

Flu season means a lot of people are going to be getting sick. The CDC estimates that there have been 29 million flu cases, a quarter million hospitalizations, and 16,000 deaths so far this season....

The $80 Used Tissue That Might Be a Sick Joke

29 Jan 2019

The box espouses a white marble design, adorned with a clean geometric logo in gold. Inside is a Petri dish, a hint at the biological origin of its content: a crumpled paper tissue. Except it’s a...

Two-Thirds of Montreal Pharmacies Sell This Quack Flu Buster

10 Jan 2019

If your child has the flu this winter, you may be tempted by an all-natural treatment that has a Health Canada approval number and that is sold in many pharmacies. Its name is so challenging to the...

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