The science behind the appeal of pumpkin spice

Fall is still days away but at coffee shops and grocery stores, it's already peak autumn thanks to the arrival of a certain flavor that has come to signal the season's unofficial start. Everyone knows, it's pumpkin spice ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study: Breast milk found less nutritious due to chemicals

New research shows that exposure to PFAS chemicals is linked with decreasing nutritional value of breast milk. "It's nearly impossible for people to avoid these harmful chemicals. Therefore, we must show what effects they ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pet store puppies passing drug-resistant bacteria to people

It's hard to resist those big, pleading eyes in the pet store window. But buyer beware. Pet store puppies may infect people with a bacteria for which no common antibiotic treatment exists, a new study warns.


Canada's Ontario province to require vaccine certificates

Ontario on Wednesday became the fourth Canadian province to announce residents will have to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter restaurants, theaters, gyms and other indoor public venues.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Science-backed tips for maximizing play time with kids

Years of cognitive development research have uncovered a wealth of knowledge about what children need to grow, thrive and learn—but it's also important to translate those insights into real-world applications.

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