Our kitchen sponges are home to millions of bacteria

Researchers have been screening samples of kitchen sponges, which are proving to be both incubators and dissemination vectors ideal for these microorganisms. A German team examined sponges used in the kitchen to do the... Read more »

FDA Cutting Nicotine: Soon less nicotine in American cigarettes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday it would reduce the legal nicotine content in cigarettes to avoid creating addictions among smokers. This is the first time that US... Read more »

Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession

Healthy eating is a virtue, but one must avoid that leads to an obsession called orthorexia. Orthorexia sufferers have the obsession of choosing their foods based on their nutritional qualities rather than... Read more »

Mom Makes Breast Milk Brownies, Doesn’t Know Why Everyone Is So Mad

One mother caused a outrage on social networks after saying she made a popular chocolate brownie cake with her breast milk. She told the brownies at a school bake sale and didn’t... Read more »

Mayor of Pointe-aux-Outardes dies suddenly following short cancer battle

The mayor of Pointe-aux-Outardes died of cancer on July 1. According to district councilor number 2, Serge Deschênes, the mayor had gone to see a doctor fairly recently due to health problems.... Read more »

A few tricks to prevent the spread of bedbugs

Precautions Before Moving Make sure that your clothes, bedding and objects are free from bedbugs and are placed in watertight containers or bags before being moved to new locations. Keep your clothes,... Read more »

Eating Raw Cookie Dough Is Dangerous: PHAC

OTTAWA | The recent outbreak of E. coli infections has prompted the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to remind people that it is dangerous to eat raw cookie dough. The Canadian... Read more »

Sunscreen Could Become Dangerous With Water, Sun Exposure

Ottawa – Sunscreens can decompose by interacting with chlorinated water and solar radiation, giving rise to potentially dangerous products, Russian researchers warn. Scientists at Lemonosov University in Moscow have focused more specifically... Read more »

Canadian Created Shirt Monitors Breathing Rates

MONTREAL – Researchers at Université Laval’s Center for Optics, Photonics and Laser (COPL) have created an intelligent garment that allows the user to measure the respiratory rate of the wearer remotely and... Read more »