Body of Evidence: Debunking Medical Myths

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By Alina Fisher The winner of our ‘Canada’s Favourite Blog for 2017’ contest was Body of Evidence, run by scientists keen on cutting through the prolific medical misinformation found on the Internet. Take a quick look at their site and you’ll find many ways to administer your regular dose of medical news—blog post, podcast, or […]

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Tweaking the recipe for food safety in Canada

Canada’s food safety system is supposed to keep dangerous food away from our mouths. But is it sharing with the public enough to keep us informed? One expert weighs in. Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Co-editors Health, Medicine & Veterinary Science From bacteria to plastic to hidden nuts, the list of contaminants that could be lurking […]

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Melding art and science for PTSD treatments 

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By Catherine Lau, Biology and Life Sciences Co-editor It’s happening again. You are reliving that moment in your head and you can’t stop it. No, it’s not a bad dream, it’s a real memory and it stunts you and makes you unreasonably nervous. Living a normal life suddenly becomes a challenge. What can you do? […]

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Is extinction really forever?

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By Robert Gooding-Townsend, Science in Society co-editor Can biotechnology bring back extinct species? If it can, should it? In her new book Rise of the Necrofauna, Britt Wray chronicles the nascent movement to bring back extinct species. She calls these resurrected creatures “necrofauna”, conjuring images of undead mammoths, passenger pigeons, and more. As compelling as the […]

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Toxoplasmosis and the zombie mouse in my backyard

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By Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Co-editors This summer, I made friends with a zombie mouse. One recent evening as I was sitting in my suburban Toronto backyard, a tiny mouse that often visits began behaving strangely. Instead of scurrying across the patio like usual, my mouse buddy started running […]

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