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Smoking, Vitamin D, and COVID-19

20 May 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....

Let The Sunshine In on COVID-19

7 May 2020

Mention Vitamin D and thoughts usually turn to bone strength. That is understandable since the relationship between this vitamin and the incorporation of calcium and phosphorus into bone is well...

Should I pop my blister?

23 Jan 2020

If you’re someone who likes to hike, bike, garden, run or do pretty much any physical activity, you’re likely quite familiar with getting blisters.

So You Want to Pop Into a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber to Rid Yourself of Wrinkles?

16 Jan 2020

Would you step into a pressurized cylinder to get rid of your wrinkles? A writer for The Daily Mail did in 2018 and her report, which reads more like an ad for the centre offering the service,...

The Seen and Unseen Consequences of Albinism

13 Dec 2019

Today I learned two things. First, that we apparently have an albino squirrel on our campus. Second, that seeing an albino squirrel before a test is good luck....

You Inherit Part of Your Fingerprint from Your Parents

19 Jul 2019

Our fingerprints are a one-of-a-kind pattern, so unique to an individual that even identical twins don’t share them. And yet I’m here to tell you that you inherit part of your fingerprint from your...

Koalas have fingerprints just like humans

19 Jul 2019

In 1975 police took fingerprints from six chimpanzees and two orangutans housed at zoos in England. They weren’t just looking for a unique souvenir; they were testing to see if any unsolved crimes...

The Real Story Behind "21 Grams"

19 Jun 2019

The April 1907 issue of American Medicine featured a paper by Dr. Duncan Macdougall describing his experiment whereby the beds of dying patients were placed on a sensitive balance. Believe it or...

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...

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