A person begins to worry that the worst is about to happen without valid evidence. It’s panic over logic.
Since he was a teenager, Jason Tetro has called the laboratory his second home. His experience in microbiology and immunology has taken him into several fields including bloodborne, food and water pathogens; environmental microbiology; disinfection and antisepsis; and emerging pathogens such as SARS, avian flu, and Zika virus. In the public, Jason is better known as The Germ Guy, and regularly offers his at times unconventional perspective on science in the media. Jason has written two books, <em>The Germ Code</em>, which was shortlisted as Science Book of The Year (2014) and <em>The Germ Files</em>, which spent several weeks on the national bestseller list. He has also co-edited, <em>The Human Microbiome Handbook</em>, which provides an academic perspective on the impact of microbes in human health. He lives in Toronto.
In light of the continuing worry of cancer in Canada and worldwide, the advent of this technology may be a sign that victory over cancer is getting closer.
06/14/2018 09:51 EDT
The impact of ticks on both short and long term human health suggest they may soon become public insect enemy number one.
05/30/2018 15:25 EDT
Although most Canadians have gone through a sample collection at least once in their lives, few realize what happens once the samples have been taken.
05/23/2018 10:39 EDT
Food banks do more than provide food to the hungry. They can help to increase the variety of foods people eat and contribute to better health.
05/17/2018 11:37 EDT
Some bacterial species possess an ingenious survival strategy that allows them to stick around on foods despite our best decontamination efforts.
05/04/2018 13:05 EDT
Thanks to advancements in biofuel, we finally may find a way to keep our hunger for oil-based energy alive while ensuring we keep the environment safe.
04/27/2018 10:08 EDT
This concept of using bacteria to fight bacteria offers a new direction in helping to preserve milk and other dairy products after pasteurization.
04/16/2018 14:33 EDT
Unfortunately, the reliance on hops in the modern beer industry has led to a sustainability problem.
04/09/2018 09:29 EDT
We are heading towards that post-antibiotic era and there seems to be little that can be done to stop it.
04/02/2018 14:27 EDT
Living in an urban environment could lead to a "fragile microbiome" that could increase the chances for a number of skin ailments.
03/21/2018 12:33 EDT
Instead of having bread before dinner or orange juice before sitting down for breakfast, have some protein and vegetable matter first.
03/14/2018 14:05 EDT
This natural sweetener has been used to fight infections for millennia, although in modern times it has been moved to the sidelines.
03/01/2018 09:31 EST
The species has been known for over 80 years, although its influence on our oral health has been explored for only about a decade.
02/22/2018 09:41 EST
Infection can lead to a troubling battle that may lead to asthma attacks as well as the need for hospitalization.
02/13/2018 13:06 EST
A major study just revealed that in the first week of infection, some people may experience as much as a 600 per cent increase in the risk for a cardiac arrest.
02/02/2018 10:21 EST
A study suggests reducing air pollution could lead to a lower rate of infection and help to save costs out of individual wallets and government coffers.
01/26/2018 14:05 EST
It seems no matter how we appeal to the population, there's a slim chance an increase in vaccination rates will occur.
01/18/2018 15:14 EST
American researches recently identified a way to amplify the virus' ability to slow tumour progression.
01/08/2018 16:51 EST
In certain circumstances, the bacteria that make a home in and on our bodies can become some of our most feared pathogens.
01/02/2018 11:43 EST
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