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'Proteobiotics' May Keep Your Dog Healthy

Research into the gastrointestinal health of dogs has revealed their microbial populations are quite different from ours. However, being mammals, their microbial populations develop in the same way as us. This also means they can benefit from a selection of bacterial species known to convey a health benefit otherwise known as probiotics.

'What Went Wrong Is Still A Mystery'

WINNIPEG - A water warning was lifted for Winnipeg's 700,000 residents Thursday, although officials couldn't say why tests for E. coli came back positive in the first place."The province'smedical offi...

How Probiotics Could Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases

The value of good germs has been known for decades. This was epitomized last month when an international group of researchers illustrated how the use of genetically modified probiotics could prevent chronic disease. Using only a specifically designed bacterium, they could prevent obesity in mice giving them a healthier life.

Evolution Made Easy, Courtesy of E. Coli

Unlike humans, who need on average 20 years between generations, these small creatures only need about 20 minutes to foster offspring. This means that the bacterium can evolve some 500,000 times faster than us. This rapid rate offers the prime opportunity to explore some of the deeper mysteries and perhaps even offer mechanisms to best predict when evolution might happen to us.

The Okanagan's Dirty Water

A provincial judge says a local government in B.C.'s North Okanagan didn't do enough to protect citizens from contaminated water during an E. coli outbreak. The Regional District of the Nor...

Financial Advice from Germs

There are a number of human financial gurus working to help you become wealthy, and their advice is based on years if not decades of knowledge and experience. However, there are a number of microbial economic geniuses who have centuries of expertise developing "economic" success. Germs seem to have knowledge to keep economies solid.

Cracking Down On E. Coli

SASKATOON - Canada's food watchdog is planning to impose tougher rules to deal with the threat of E. coli in slaughterhouses.Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency wi...

E. Coli Cases Linked

FREDERICTON - Health officials in New Brunswick say five confirmed cases of E. coli 0157 in the province are linked.Dr. Eilish Cleary, the chief medical officer of health, says laboratory results show...

Beware Of Burgers

OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning there could be an expansion of a nationwide recall on frozen beef burgers contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Barbara Jordan, the associat...

Tainted Burgers At Loblaws?

OTTAWA - Four cases of E. coli infection have prompted a recall of frozen hamburgers across the country.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Loblaw Companies Ltd. are warning the public to avoid ce...