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Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Some Types Of Cancer

Ettore Corsi | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada
Ettore Corsi

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer by many ways, including preventing DNA damage, lowering inflammation, and inhi...

How Your DNA Can Help You Find The Perfect Diet

Jonathan Rizzolo | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Jonathan Rizzolo

There's one thing in common between the eating habits of our ancestors: no one counted carbs or fat. They simply ate the foods that were natural to their environment and experienced remarkable health. Living under these conditions for thousands of years led to genetic changes in each group that were then passed on to you and I.

DNA May Be the Hard Drive of the Future

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Last week, a story appeared that seemed to come out of the pages of a science fiction novel. A team of researchers in Switzerland developed a new way to store digital data. Instead of hard drives, chips, or crystals, they used the genetic material found in all living organisms, DNA. On top of that, they were able to show the information could last for at least 2,000 years.

What Personalizing Health Care Might Mean for You

Russell Williams | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Living
Russell Williams

The acceleration of research and development of sophisticated biologic medicines and vaccines to more effectively prevent and treat disease has given rise to a form of healthcare known as personalized medicine.

Mountie Helped With Grim Task In Ukraine Jet Crash Aftermath

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Politics

RCMP Insp. Tony McCulloch, a forensic expert, helped shattered families begin healing in the days after the disaster.

DNA Links Ontario Suspect To 1995 Calgary Sex Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Alberta

Wayne Howard Bernard came to the police's attention during a standoff in Kingston, Ont.

Trying to Quit Smoking? Your DNA Might Be Holding You Back

University of Toronto News | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

If you're trying to quit smoking, new research from the University of Toronto suggests the first thing you need to understand is your DNA.

A Low-Carb Diet Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drive a common form of colon cancer, and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. The researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into metabolites that spur cancer growth. A low-carbohydrate diet shut down this process and led to a 75 per cent reduction in cancer incidence.

How to Fight Midlife Weight Gain

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

As we age, our bodies are less responsive to the typical caloric equation of weight loss; i.e. less calories in and more calories out. Indeed, new science is revealing that age-related weight gain has very little to do with caloric balance and much more to do with the altered physiology of the aging body and adverse environmental and lifestyle factors.

Police Chief Wants DNA Samples On Arrest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Calgary's police chief Rick Hanson is calling for changes in federal legislation to allow for a DNA sample to be collected once a person is ...

Not Every Customer Is Created Equal

Paul Barter | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It used to be that if you wanted to make something for everyone, you had to assume everyone was more or less the same. Not anymore. Today it's about producing personalized products for each one of us. Mass personalization is just beginning to come online and enter the collective consciousness.

Damn You, Judgment Gene

Shannon Fisher | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shannon Fisher

It took me a long time to learn that my self-consciousness is a signal of the judgment inside of me; I think you're judging me because I've judged for the same reasons. Through social norms or because of my very own judgy gene, I deemed xyz as unacceptable. I can't escape it. We're all judgmental and will be for all the evers. Maybe it's baked into our DNA? Well, I demand a restrand!

Making Things Right for "DNA's 'Dark Lady" Rosalind Franklin

Charlene Sayo | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charlene Sayo

In his 1968 best-selling memoir "The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA," James Watson depicts himself as the victor of the DNA race, and Franklin as the villainess who stood in his way. Published 10 years after Franklin's death, Watson included a thoughtful epilogue, noting that because of his youth, his "initial impressions of her, both scientific and personal... were often wrong," admitting that he realized "years too late the struggles that the intelligent woman faces to be accepted by a scientific world which often regards women as mere diversions from serious thinking."

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

Why Are the Freemasons Collecting Our Children's DNA?

Amy MacPherson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada
Amy MacPherson

You know them as MasoniChip, or perhaps you've been led to believe it was a state and provincial endeavor intended to protect your little ones. They set up fairs, forge partnerships with law enforcement and even strive to distribute their services through North American public school systems. In Massachusetts this Freemason program was promoted by CBS News from the steps of the official State House and included their police dog, coincidentally named Mason. Reporters only failed to mention the private nod to those promoting him or that government had little to do with it.

Food And Medication Fakes Exposed Thanks To DNA

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada Living

Scientists have discovered a range of new uses for a Canadian technology that can be used to peer into 30,000-year-old permafrost, detect phoney herba...

No DNA Available For Testing At Diefenbaker Museum

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A museum in Saskatchewan has no items useful for DNA testing a man's claim to be the only child of former prime minister John Diefenbaker, i...