No one really knows for certain what the market potential is for cannabis, much less for edibles, but growth opportunities are palatable. (Shutterstock)

The trouble with edibles

Elon Musk may be on the hot seat for political donations and slurs against a British cave rescuer in Thailand, but his offer to pay for water filters in Flint, Mich., is laudable. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Can Elon Musk fix Flint’s water?

Research shows that money and meals from the pharmaceutical industry do increase the amount doctors prescribe the drugs being marketed. (Shutterstock)

What Big Pharma pays your doctor

Big Pharma in Canada is far behind the curve when it comes to disclosing what payments to health-care professionals are for.
Activists protest in Barcelona, Spain on June 21, 2018. A Spanish court triggered a new wave of outrage by granting bail to five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead on a lesser felony of sexual abuse, a case that has shocked Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Rethinking the penalties for rape

Germaine Greer's recent comments about the punishments for rape show the need for more complex, evidence-based discussions about trauma and the criminal justice system.
Fire burns the hillsides along Highway 129 near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County, California, on July 3, 2018. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

How to protect your kids from wildfire smoke

And wildfires rage along the West Coast of North America, parents should know the impact on their children's health, and how to protect them.
Canadian runner Leslie Sexton crosses the finish line as the fastest Canadian woman to compete in the Toronto Marathon on October 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

Do supplements help you run better?

New research aims to better understand the bodies of runners, so that 'smart' nutritional supplements can be developed.
The more you diet, the more obsessed with food you become. from www.shutterstock.com

Don’t diet, become a ‘mindful eater’

Being a mindful eater is about ending your obsession with food and weight loss and listening to your body.
Sleeping like a baby. Ekaterina Pokrovsky/Shutterstock

Giving solid food early won’t help baby sleep

A new study claims that an early start on solids can help babies sleep – but established research has proven the risks outweigh any benefit.
Excess screen time for children and adolescents is linked to many negative outcomes such as obesity, language delays and antisocial behaviour. (Shutterstock)

Five tips to manage screen time this summer

School is out and screens make tempting babysitters. Follow these recommendations to allow your child some screen time without compromising their health and development.
As the population of “elder orphans” grows, research is needed so that we can develop effective systems of public guardianship and care. (Shutterstock)

Will you be old and ‘unbefriended?’

The number of old and incapacitated adults who live without the support of a family caregiver is growing.
Research shows that the number of drug shortages in Canada are increasing, even though patients may not be aware of it. (Shutterstock))

The creeping problem of drug shortages

The Canadian government must undertake regular analysis of the drug shortage problem, if we are ever to develop sustainable solutions.
Alcohol is part of American life, but its health risks may be underplayed. graphic.mooi/shutterstock.com

Alcohol’s health benefits hard to prove

A recent study to assess the health benefits of alcohol was halted after investigators were found to have ties to the alcohol industry. Are health benefits overstated and risks underplayed?
The study contains some good news for people who drink a lot of coffee. StudioByTheSea/Shutterstock

Does drinking coffee help you live longer?

The study only showed a correlation between drinking coffee and living longer, but it's still plausible coffee caused the effect.
A guard walks by toys placed by protesters at a shelter for unaccompanied children in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

We suffer when migrant children are harmed

Canada's residential school system and the Holocaust offer clear lessons -- that the harm done to migrant children will impact multiple generations of Americans.
Children protest in Los Angeles outside a court hearing where immigrant-rights advocates asked a judge to order the release of parents separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

I’ve seen the damage to detained children

U.S. President Donald Trump may believe he's contained the political damage of his policy to separate migrant children from their parents. But the psychological damage to children has only just begun.
The Canada 150 Sequencing Initiative will sequence the genomes of 150 organisms important to Canadians, publishing the results in public databases. (Shutterstock)

Sequencing genomes of Canada’s iconic species

By sequencing the genomes of other species, we can better understand our place in natural history.
Kristen Bell, who has battled depression, has shared her experience of surviving it and thriving. She is pictured here at the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront in New York on May 15, 2017. JStone/Shutterstock.com

Thriving after depression

New research suggests that people who previously suffered from depression can thrive and live happier lives than before. Why aren't more people aware of that?

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