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Health & Science   Time to End Tragedies, Allergic Living, Spring 2012
Little Amarria was the wake-up call. We have the tool, the auto-injector to stop the senseless allergy deaths like hers. Now we have to use it.

Out of Control: Asthma in America, Allergic Living, Fall 2011
There’s an asthma crisis in U.S. The number of people with the disease is growing, and too many of them do not have the disease under the control.

Building a Better Mosquito, Maclean's, April 2011
The East End district of Grand Cayman Island bills itself as an offbeat paradise for divers, a place where you can swim past spectacular coral reefs, practise yoga under water, and even get married in the process. But last summer, the wildest action was taking place on land, in a quiet village a couple of kilometres from the beach. Here, amid the town’s modest pastel bungalows, pest-control officials arrived with an unusual group of eager visitors: three million genetically modified mosquitoes.

They were brought in to fight a terrifying disease—dengue fever, which is racing through the tropics, infecting over 50 million people a year and killing more than 12,000 of them, often young children.

The Brain Can Change, After All, Reader's Digest, 2008
Scientists once thought that the adult brain was like a machine: It couldn’t change or grow, all it could do was break down. But scientists now know that thinking and activities can physically change the brain. They call it neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change itself, either by forming new connections between existing brain cells – or by sprouting new ones.

Is there a "female" brain? Chatelaine, 2007
A new wave of scientific research is raising an old-fashioned question: Are men's and women's brains different after all?

The Myth of Multi-tasking, Chatelaine, 2006
Why do we make so many mistakes when we’re trying to think of two things at once?

Summer Smog, Allergic Living, 2006
Can it cause asthma?

A Research Mystery, Maclean’s, 2003
Why has controversy dogged one of the world’s hottest scientists?

Waiting Room, Chatelaine, 2003
Dr. Rama Khanna is the kind of family doctor you’d want: compassionate, well-trained, experienced. But even with Canada facing a doctor shortage, she wasn’t allowed to practice her. Why?
* Honorary Mention, National Magazine Awards

In the name of the father, Chatelaine, 2003
Why did Vanessa Young die after taking a popular prescription drug? Her father intended to find out.
* Award of Excellence, Canadian Nurses Association

The man who reads Faces, Elm Street, 2002
Kevin Chappell lives in a world of unidentifiable objects, but he can recognize people.
* Honorary mention, National Magazine Awards

The case for Cloning, Elm Street, 2001
Our intuitive revulsion about cloning is nothing more than prejudice, based on ancient mythology and religion, and ignorance of genetics.
* Honorary Mention, National Magazine Awards

Piece of Mind, Elm Street, 2000
There are mental illnesses so terrifying that victims will do anything to set themselves free – even submit to a medical practice once considered barbaric.
* Honorary Mention, National Magazine Awards

Can this drug prevent breast cancer? Chatelaine, 2000
Millions of healthy women with only a slight risk of breast cancer are the target market for pills that could do them no good.
* Award of Excellence, Canadian Nurses Association