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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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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6 ½ reasons why you should move into the forest for your health

By Lindsay Jolivet and Ainslie Butler, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Co-editors   Pack your belongings health conscious readers because the evidence is clear: it’s time to live #WithNature. The benefits of spending time in green spaces are well documented, and on June 5, Canada is hosting the United Nations’ World Environment Day with the […]

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Superbugs in space

 By Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Co-Editors   In mid-February, NASA launched a superbug into space. The idea was to study how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, mutates in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station. Using space to predict the future of this deadly pathogen could give us […]

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Link between traffic and dementia points to urban planning challenges ahead

By Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Co-Editors Growing up across the street from the Queen Elizabeth Way, a busy highway outside of Toronto, Ainslie Butler’s mother often worried that the noise and pollution would affect her family’s health. Highway dust, as her family called it, left its grungy mark on their […]

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