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Does Wearing a Bra Make Your Breasts Sag?

22 Sep 2023

This article was first published in The Skeptical Inquirer.

What Not to Expect When You’re Expecting

20 Jan 2023

There’s a special type of excitement surrounding a pregnancy announcement. Congratulations, gifts, and celebrations are in order. From “we’re pregnant” and “we’re expecting” to elaborate...

Red Licorice, Beets and Piss Prophets

9 Nov 2022

It sure is a colorful life. I recall vividly a scary episode almost forty-five years ago when my wife came running to me brandishing our infant daughter's diaper in her hands. It looked pretty...

Want to cuddle? Personality is likely to get you further than oxytocin.

10 Dec 2021

Why do people cuddle? According to a slew of media reports, that answer lies in oxytocin, dubbed either the “cuddle chemical” or the “love hormone.” English pharmacologist and neurophysiologist Sir...

Can You Turn Nausea Off at the Wrist?

6 Aug 2021

A few years ago, I found myself on a small boat in the Pacific Ocean. The weather conditions were dodgy, but our skipper decided to go ahead with the whale watching expedition. The first couple of...

What to Expect from a COVID-19 Vaccine When You’re Expecting or Breastfeeding

28 May 2021

What should public health bodies do in the absence of data? And, even more importantly, what should the people left to make an important health decision do when no data is available?...

It's Best to Avoid Cannabis During Pregnancy

23 Aug 2019

​This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Rabbits, Reproduction and Making Mochi on the Moon

1 Apr 2018

Rabbits have an undoubtedly important association with Easter, but they’ve played important roles in many societies through the ages.

The Viagra Condom

31 May 2017

Condoms are not used often enough, leading to more cases of STIs and unplanned pregnancies. But now a revolutionary new design may be able to encourage safer sex. A British biotechnology firm has...

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