Traditional Chinese medicine vs Western Medicine

Yin and Yang (C) Gregory Maxwell All my life, my Chinese parents have told me that Chinese medicine is the best medicine. Now, all due respect to my parents, but I never completely trusted their … [Read more...]

A Big Mac: really that bad?

During a recent run in preparation for the Sun Run, my friend used an app to track calories burned throughout the run. The app read "510 calories burned". My immediate response was "oh, so as much as … [Read more...]

The Women of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009-2015)

By Maia Poon The Nobel Prize has been awarded since 1901, when Alfred Nobel requested for the prize to be created in his will. Since then, the Nobel Prizes have been awarded 590 times to 904 … [Read more...]

One of the Longest Running Scientific Studies

We all hope that science is advancing at a fast rate. Occasionally the nature of what we are studying requires that our studies take a long time - a very long time. Such a long time in fact that all … [Read more...]

Chocolate Milk: Is it good for you?

I tried chocolate milk for the first time just a while ago, and I've been obsessed with it ever since. However, there has been lots of concerns about how it can negatively affect human's health. I … [Read more...]

Standardized Testing: Can it predict college success?

Candian schools focus on students grades, while American schools focus on students standardized test scores. So which system prevails? Are grades or standardized testing a better predictor of college … [Read more...]

MedConnect Conference 2018

Maia Poon Suturing a Banana (c) Maia Poon, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Today, November 18th, 2018, was the MedConnect Conference at the SFU Burnaby Campus, hosted by Phi Delta Epsilon … [Read more...]

Vaccines, why do we need them?

Over the past few years anti-vaccine narratives have become commonplace in western culture. Do such claims have a factual basis or are they simply publicity stunts? The most publicized anti-vaccine … [Read more...]