Researchers on both sides of the border are trying to figure out why there's such a dramatic survival gap between the two countries.
Melissa Benoit was born with cystic fibrosis and had developed a rampaging lung infection that had spread throughout her body.
Medically speaking, the condition is called chronic rhinosinusitis and for decades, it has been a mystery. What starts off as the signs of a cold or allergy soon becomes a rather complicated problem for which there are few treatments and even less cures. Most of the time, medications are prescribed but some cases become so dire surgery is needed to help a person finally breathe clear. What makes this ailment so frustrating is the lack of a proper cause. The list of suspects includes genetics, cigarette smoke, and allergies.
With more than 3,000 torchbearers taking part in the lead up to the Pan Am Games (which start Friday, July 10 in Toronto), there's bound to be a story or two that pulls at the heartstrings. And this i...
Ian Pettigrew hopes the rest of us can see cystic fibrosis like he does. An image of a fearless woman, scars that have hidden stories, and smiles that can inspire younger generations. "Most people do...
When she was only four months old, the unthinkable happened -- my daughter Annie experienced her first seizure, then she was subsequently diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). It was only three weeks later when her twin, Audrey, began having seizures, and her diagnosis of TSC followed.
TORONTO - It's been a long road. But some cystic fibrosis patients in Canada may be on the verge of reaping the benefits of a gene discovery made in Toronto in 1989.The first drug to address a genetic...
Patients in British Columbia are being forced to switch medications due to prescription drug shortages, making many treatments unavailable across the province. Health Canada encourages manufacturers t...
For people living with cystic fibrosis, breathing can be a significant cause of stress. Earlier this week, a group published a paper highlighting how infection in CF patients may be prevented and possibly treated with a multifunctional chemical known as sodium bicarbonate. Most people tend to call that baking soda.