First Canadian study successfully uses phage therapy to stop life-threatening UTIs caused by superbugs

First Canadian study successfully uses phage therapy to stop life-threatening UTIs caused by superbugs

The first Canadian study using phages to treat superbug infections is underway with scientists reporting a preliminary but encouraging initial success story. “You are considered clinically and biologically clear,” Victoria Marshall said as she read a text message from her doctor about the results of her latest tests. It brought her to tears. “Good, I … Read more

First Canadian study successfully uses phage therapy to stop life-threatening UTIs caused by superbugs

Phage therapy

The first Canadian study using phages to treat superbug infections is underway with scientists reporting a preliminary but encouraging initial success story. “You are considered clinically and biologically clear,” Victoria Marshall said as she read a text message from her doctor about the results of her latest tests. It brought her to tears. “Good, I … Read more

Artemis 2 astronaut Jeremy Hansen says a Canadian will one day walk on the moon

The Canadian Artemis 2 astronaut says his country is just getting started in the lunar realms with its mission around the moon. Jeremy Hansen was named Canada’s representative on Artemis 2 on April 3, and within days, the seasoned test pilot found himself exploring new worlds: talking to Stephen Colbert, walking the red carpet at … Read more

What smoke from Canadian wildfires and the Texas heat wave have in common: climate change

Smoke from a fire obscures the view from a skyscraper in Chicago.

Smoke from the wildfires obscures the view in Chicago on Thursday. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) With more than 120 million U.S. residents in the Midwest and Northeast under an air quality advisory and 60 million Southern residents under heat advisories Thursday, Americans are struggling with two different impacts caused by climate change. This is part of … Read more

Canadian Fires Choke Michigan Air Again: 6 Questions Answered

Freighters pass along the Detroit River with Windsor, Ontario in the background as smoke fills the sky reducing visibility Wednesday, June 28, 2023, as viewed from Detroit.

For the second time this month, smoke from the Canadian wildfires is causing an acrid haze over the Great Lakes region, prompting air quality alerts showing southeastern Michigan with levels of smoke-related pollutants that are “very unhealthy ” or “dangerous”. The Free Press has been looking for answers as to why this is happening, what … Read more

How a Canadian Scientist and a Venomous Lizard Helped Pave the Way for Ozempic – National | globalnews.ca

How a Canadian Scientist and a Venomous Lizard Helped Pave the Way for Ozempic - National |  globalnews.ca

In 1984, Dr. Daniel Drucker, an endocrinologist at the University of Toronto, discovered a hormone in the human gut that helped pave the way for popular diabetes drugs like Novo Nordisks Ozempic and Wegovy. It’s called a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) and its function is to regulate blood sugar levels and suppress appetite. “The early discoveries … Read more

Many events have been canceled or moved indoors due to smoke from the Canadian wildfires

A thick haze caused by smoke from a Canadian wildfire obscures the view of downtown Indianapolis Wednesday, June 28, 2023, as seen from Highland Park on the city's east side.

Indianapolis remains in the air quality hazardous category, with exposure to outside air for a few minutes could lead to health effects, according to AccuWeather. Some of these health effects include coughing, wheezing and other more serious respiratory problems, particularly for vulnerable populations. Due to Knozone Action Day, residents are encouraged to keep activity levels … Read more

Smoke from Canadian wildfires is expected to decrease

The Fisher Building is barely visible through the haze and smoke, caused by the millions of acres burned by wildfires in Canada, in Midtown Detroit on Tuesday, June 27, 2023.

Michigan remained on air quality alert Wednesday, with experts warning that groups sensitive to pollution, especially seniors with chronic heart or lung disease, children and asthmatics could put their health at risk if they spend a lot of time outdoors, breathing in smoke-filled air from Canadian forest fires. “Today we will be monitoring air quality … Read more

Canadian bushfire emissions hit record highs as smoke reaches Europe

Canadian bushfire emissions hit record highs as smoke reaches Europe

[1/4]Flames reach high along the edge of a fire, seen from a Canadian Forces helicopter patrolling the area near Mistissini, Quebec, Canada June 12, 2023. Cpl Marc-Andre Leclerc/Canadian Forces/Handout via REUTERS/ Photo files 27 June – Wildfires that have swept through large swathes of eastern and western Canada have released a record 160 million tonnes … Read more