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genome sequencing

Ethics of advances in genetics: Part 1

Rapid advances in the field of genetics are raising a host of questions and story ideas for health reporters to cover. On April 24, 2015 at the Health Journalism 2015 conference in Santa Clara, California, four panelists spoke about where the field of genetics stands today and discussed the controversies and questions that need to be […]

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e-cigarette

Are e-cigarettes safe?

They are gaining in popularity but are e-cigarettes safe? After spotting a young woman ‘vaping’ on the Toronto subway line a few weeks ago, I decided to take a look at the topic. An electronic or e-cigarette is a cylinder-shaped canister made of plastic or stainless steel that looks like a regular cigarette. A little […]

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AWAKE Chocolate bars

AWAKE Chocolate: Any Child Can Buy One?

It isn’t just about colas, coffee, or energy drinks anymore. Now there are more products appearing with added caffeine, the world’s most consumed pharmacologically active stimulant. Last week I found this display of AWAKE Chocolate bars at my friendly neighbourhood Shoppers Drug Mart. AWAKE Chocolate contains 101 mg of caffeine, promoted as having the same […]

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