Infectious Disease

MERS Bringing Back Fears, Memories Of SARS

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - It’s beginning to feel like SARS revisited.For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the ...

Elizabeth May, Do More Scientific Research Before You Discuss Diseases

Michael Kruse | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Kruse

CLD should be considered in the same category as IEI-EMF or electro-hypersensitivity, or multiple-chemical sensitivity: they are not recognized diseases and other causes for these symptoms should be sought. Instead, to treat CLD a potentially dangerous protocol using very protracted courses of antibiotics that has shown to make no difference beyond placebo is used.

How Destroying the Environment Destroys our Health

David Suzuki | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

According to an article in the New York Times, "emerging diseases have quadrupled in the last half-century." The increase is mainly due to human encroachment into and destruction of wildlife habitat. For example, one study concluded that a four per cent increase in Amazon deforestation led to a 50 per cent increase in malaria because mosquitoes, which transmit the disease, thrive in the cleared areas.

Curing Alzheimer's: A Piece of the Puzzle

Jay Ingram | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living
Jay Ingram

Thirty years ago a scientist named Stan Prusiner coined a new word -- prion -- which turns out to be a protein molecule that's misfolded. In many neurodegenerative conditions, something triggers misfolding. If you can interrupt that, then you stop the formation of plaques. If you stop plaque formation in a human brain, you could prevent Alzheimer's, or at least delay it.