Some activist groups have hypothesized that exposure to chemicals in the environment may cause cancer in humans. While scientific research has never established such a link, a new study targets pesticide and other chemicals as possible explanations for high rates of breast cancer in some parts of Newton, Mass.

The month of May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month. What this means, of course, differs from person to person. It depends on how, if at all, MS touches your life. If it doesn’t, count your blessings, but don’t count out the chance to become more aware of the estimated 50,000 Canadians, whose lives, not to mention their loved ones, are affected by this illness.