When you contract a headache, what do you do? Do you gulp down a large glass of water and take an Ibuprofen (also referred to as Advil or Motrin)? If so, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, a new study suggests this course of action is unhealthy for men. The study, whichRead More →

Pakistani database to help deal with genetic disorders By Saleem Shaikh [ISLAMABAD] Pakistan, a country with a high rate of marriages among close relatives, has taken a step towards dealing with inherited disorders by establishing a genetic mutation database, or mutome, that the developers say will help provide genetic counselling and screening,Read More →

Pineapple This delicious tropical fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, thiamin, vitamin B6 and folate. Pineapple also contains a relatively rare proteolytic enzyme called bromelain, this helps to break down complex proteins and has serious anti-inflammatory effects. As a result, pineappleRead More →

For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be anxiety provoking. (Shutterstock) Adam McCrimmon, University of Calgary Raising a child is often one of the most challenging and joyous events in a person’s life. Watching your child grow andRead More →

The flu has ramped up early this year and is rapidly spreading across the country, with widespread flu activity in 46 states, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. “This is a feature of this year’s flu — not only did it start early, but itRead More →