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Journal de MontréalEvery Monday since October 24, 2005, Richard Béliveau, Ph.D., publishes a column in the section Votre Vie (Your Life) in the Journal de Montréal in which he describes the latest developments on maintaining health through diet in an easy-to-read and engaging style. Thanks to the generosity of the Journal de Montréal, you can download and consult all of the columns in high resolution PDF format from our website.

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The electronic cigarette- angel or demon ?

Despite the harmful effects which are well known to be associated with the use of tobacco, 20% of Canadians still smoke due to their very strong addiction to nicotine. A recent study suggests that electronic cigarettes facilitate quitting smoking and could thus represent a valuable asset to people who want to stop smoking. Download this column.


Strawberries are good for the heart

The strawberry season which is beginning is a good occasion to consider the ways in which these delicious fruits can have important effects on our health. According to two recent studies, one of these benefits is to improve cardiovascular health by lowering the level of cholesterol and by improving antioxidant defenses. Download this column


Energy drinks: irritation in a can

Energy drinks are becoming more and more popular, and are even on track to surpass coffee as the principal source of caffeine consumed by the population. This is a rather regrettable  situation, because coffee has benefits for health whereas energy drinks are nothing but stimulants stuffed with sugar which provide absolutely no benefits and can even lead to serious secondary effects. Download this column


Oral cancer: alcohol, tobacco, oral hygiene and mouthwash

The mouth is in direct contact with alcohol and is thus particularly vulnerable to its toxic effects. Along with strong alcoholic drinks and tobacco, recent observations suggest that the alcohol
contained in certain mouthwashes can also increase the risk of oral cancer. Download this column


Eat nuts to prevent pancreatic cancer

A very large majority of pancreatic cancers are incurable and thus prevention remains the only useful approach to combat this disease. To this end, recent results indicate that the simple act  of regularly consuming nuts can significantly reduce the risk of developing this fatal disease. Download this column


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Fils d'actualité

Richard Béliveau

News Flash!

Le prix Nobel de médecine 2008 vient d'être attribué au professeur Harald zur Hausen pour sa découverte du rôle du virus du papillome humain (VPH) dans le développement du cancer du col de l'utérus. Ces travaux ont mené à la découverte d'un vaccin permettant de prévenir cette maladie qui cause le décès de plusieurs centaines de milliers de femmes chaque année dans le monde. Télécharger la chronique.

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