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Coffee: To Drink or Not To Drink, That Is The Question.

7 Sep 2022

Coffee first appeared in Canadian cups about two hundred years ago, some three hundred years after people in Africa and the Middle East were regularly consuming the beverage. The most popular...

Paging Dr. Ultrasound

6 May 2022

If I asked you what was John Grisham’s most important book, which would you pick? The Firm? The Client? According to him, it’s a thin book you’ve never heard of. It’s called The Tumor: A Non-Legal...

Bunnies and Cancer

12 Apr 2022

Dr. Katsusaburo Yamagiwa, a Japanese pathologist at Imperial Tokyo University, and his research assistant, Dr. Koichi Ichikawa, carried out an experiment in which they repeatedly painted the inner...

Every Day Our Body Needs to Demolish Billions of Houses

18 Feb 2022

Imagine waking up one day to a constant racket. You walk out of your house and see that your neighbour’s townhouse is being deconstructed. A crew is disassembling that house item by item, some of...

Benzene Jitters

19 Jan 2022

At one time it was used as an aftershave because of its sweet smell.  It was even used to decaffeinate coffee.  Oh my, how times change!  Today we worry about a few parts per billion of benzene in...

Non-smoker’s lung cancer and the hidden link

31 Dec 2021

The link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer is widely acknowledged. But not everyone who smokes gets lung cancer and not everyone who gets lung cancer is a smoker. How does one contract the...

Cancer’s Sweet Tooth

17 Dec 2021

To the surprise of many, however, cancer cells are defective at producing the very fuel they need to grow and spread, but manage to overcome the innate “disability” and out-compete normal healthy...

What we can learn from the HPV vaccine

12 Nov 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette

A Broccoli Conundrum

1 Oct 2021

Life is full of difficult decisions, isn’t it? Should you put broccoli on a pizza before or after sliding it into the oven? Fret not. This decision can be made a little easier by examining the...

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