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The biology of obesity: How our ancient brain conspires to make us overeat

According to a new study, an additional 1.7 million Canadians will be living with obesity by 2023. Our growing girth is already at historic levels, and we’re among the heaviest countries in the world. Over the past decade, rates of overweight and obesity have increased in Canada, France, Mexico, Switzerland and the U.S., according to… Read More »

Climate scientists for civil disobedience

More than 300 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict “incalculable human suffering”. In a joint declaration made in London, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries, including Australia, broke with the caution… Read More »

HIV and Women

HIV and Women Last Reviewed: April 18, 2019 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016, 23% of people living with HIV in the United States were women. The most common way that women get HIV is through sex with a male partner who has HIV. Several factors can increase the… Read More »