Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance May Have Met Its Match

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Living

UBC scientists may have won a battle in the ongoing fight against antibiotic resistance. Researchers with the university have found that a peptide ...

World Headed For Potentially Deadly "Post-Antibiotic Era": WHO

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living

LONDON - Bacteria resistant antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill, accor...

The Surprising Way Bacteria 'Talks' To Each Other

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The results suggested bacteria are continually in communication with one another. When times get dire, they attempt to find anyone who might have resistance and be willing to pass it on. Once there is a yes, a crowd appears, all hoping for the same gift. Once they get it, they head off to do the same.

How Keeping Them Healthy Is Threatening Your Life

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

The unmitigated use of antibiotics in agriculture is pushing humanity into a global public health crisis, a new paper by a University of Calgary profe...

How You Are Contributing To Antibiotic Resistance

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgA new study out this week suggests that a third environment could become the next hotbed for antibiotic resistance. This one, however, may take the world by shock and signal that the end for antibiotics is indeed nigh. That resistance contributing environment is you, the human; specifically, your gut.

Yeast Is a Problem -- And Not Just For Women

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgFor many, the mere mention of a yeast infection can bring chills down the spine. While this is most commonly associated with women's health there are a number of other potential health problems linked to these germs. There are a number of yeasts that cause infection but most attention has gone to a specific type, Candida.

What Do We Do When the Antibiotics Stop Working?

Kapil Khatter | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada
Kapil Khatter

Gonorrhea, tuberculosis, staphylococcus -- you didn't want to get them before, and you definitely don't want them now. These are some of the not so pretty faces of today's antibiotic resistance, of today's untreatable diseases. And the worst is yet to come.

The Evil Way Your Eyes Fend Off Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe eye is a complex organ and has developed a unique means to fight off germs. The eye has its own separate immune function to tackle a potential infection, which is called immune privilege. Research has since learned exactly how these peptides went about killing their enemies although the results are better placed in a Clive Barker novel -- AMPs manifest the well-known concept of death by a million paper cuts...

Ontario Calls In Federal Expert On C. Difficile

CP | Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The federal government has sent a "disease detective" to help Ontario deal with a dangerous outbreak of C. difficile th...

Death Toll In Niagara C. Difficile Outbreak Rises To 16

CBC | Posted 09.04.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Another patient linked to a C. difficile outbreak in Ontario's Niagara Region has died, bringing the total number of deaths in recent weeks to ...