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In proving the existence of stem cells, Ernest Armstrong McCulloch and James Edgar Till made one of the most important advancements in Canadian medical research since Banting and Best discovered insulin.

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Cancer is linked with genetics and genetics is linked to heredity, which is why some people assume that all cancers are inherited. But the truth is, only about 10 percent of cancers are hereditary.

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Has anyone ever told you that hookah smoking is safer than cigarette smoking? Well, I hear that quite often from my friends. But, they are incorrect. In fact, hookah smoking can be even more harmful than cigarette smoking.

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Have you ever woken up in the morning, tried to muffle an audible "good morning" to your parents and found that you sounded like a rubber ducky? Well, it’s totally normal–you’re in puberty!

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What could be better than bread fresh from the oven? Or, a mile-high stack of pancakes for Sunday brunch? Believe it or not, these wheat-filled foods are nothing but trouble for a group of people with Celiac disease.

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Have you heard of autism? While you may have heard of this condition in the news, on a TV show or even know someone who is affected by it, you might not know exactly what it is.

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A recent study led by Dr. Melvyn Goodale at the University of Western Ontario investigated what brain regions are active during natural human echolocation. All of a sudden Daredevil's powers don't seem so far-fetched.

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On March 14, 2011, the provincial and territorial health ministries announced the creation of Canada’s first national and publically funded umbilical cord blood bank. 

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Yes! Timothy Ray Brown is cured of the human immunodeficiency virus, more commonly known as HIV. This is the first and only reported case in medical history where someone has been cured of this retrovirus.

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Red Bull, ROCKSTAR, 24-hour coffee shops—these products and amenities help us stay awake longer and delay sleep. But, they are contributing to the rising problem of sleep deprivation amongst teens.

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