Yes, You Can Catch Superbugs From Your Chicken Dinner

Marc Davis | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Imagine a not-too-distant future where the survival of mankind hangs in the balance because modern medicine's frontline defenders -- antibiotics -- are being outsmarted by deadly microscopic enemies. I'm talking about the emergence of so-called "superbugs." They're real, they exist, and if you eat non-organic chicken, then you're all the more at risk.

Why You Need Wild Salmon (And Why It's Running Out)

Marc Davis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada
Marc Davis

There's a grim life or death struggle taking place in the Pacific Northwest, where most of Canada's salmon lives. Mounting scientific research paints a disturbing picture: Farmed salmon are threatening the very survival of their wild counterparts.

Doctor Blames Use Of Antibiotics In Farming For New Superbug

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Living

"Once they start moving around, then it becomes very, very challenging to contain."

Why 'Superbugs' Pose Extra Challenges for Hospitals

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 09.10.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The doctor said my mother was "colonized" by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The bacteria didn't actually make her sick, but the doctor said the germs might spread to other patients. It seemed to be a lot of fuss over nothing. Did the hospital overreact?

There Could Be More Drug-Resistant Foods Out There: Researchers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living

SASKATOON - Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan examining a piece of squid purchased from a local supermarket found it was contaminated with...

Antibacterial Soaps May Be Hurting More Than Helping

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Living

In response to concerns that widespread use of antibacterial soaps may be fueling a rise in superbugs, manufacturers will soon have to meet stricter r...

Superbugs Thriving At Canadian Hospitals

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - On any given day, about one in 12 adults in hospitals across Canada are either colonized or infected with a superbug, the first national sur...

How to Avoid Superbugs While Travelling

Theresa Albert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Theresa Albert

New reports of superbugs like MRSA and C. Difficile being rife in hotel rooms could scare you away from travelling altogether. What a shame! Should you be worried? Or are there ways you can protect yourself?