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The Olives of the Body Are Only Skin Deep

11 Mar 2021

Does a mole on the nose testify to an insatiable lust in the bedroom? Strange as it may sound, some people in ancient Greece used to believe that. Moles were referred to in one early book as the...

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....

Sunscreen Shouldn't be a DIY Project

7 Aug 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Safe Sunscreens But No Safe Tans

20 Mar 2017

When it comes to health matters, scientists rarely make statements that do not begin with “may.”  But here is one.  Excessive exposure to sunlight causes skin cancer!  There’s no “may” about it. ...

Moisturizing Creams and Skin Cancer

20 Mar 2017

Most skin cancers when caught early are totally curable which is very comforting given that there are over a million cases a year in North America. And the numbers are increasing! Why? People are...

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