This Winnipeg scientist is using viruses to fight drug-resistant superbugs

Steven Theriault believes he has a solution to the urgent global public health threat – antibiotic resistance. But it can’t get its bacteria-killing virus approved under Canada’s rigid and outdated regulatory system. β€œThe next big focus in science is really on genetics and living organisms. (…) I think we’re going to create some really exciting … Read more

Spirit Healthcare Group is bridging health gaps for Indigenous communities

Walk through NorthMart β€” and many other grocery, convenience and drug stores in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut β€” and you’ll find shelves full of products bearing the Spirit Healthcare Group logo. The Manitoba-based company, which has three banners under its name, sells medical supplies, equipment and other healthcare-related products and facilitates the rapid delivery … Read more

How Can I Prevent Lyme Disease?

Does the thought of Lyme disease make you look forward to spending time outdoors? Here are some ways to reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an infection caused by a certain type of bacteria. The bacteria can be transmitted to humans through infected tick bites. Infections can … Read more

What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disease that physicians must diagnose and fully understand. CFS is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that makes people feel very tired and weak. They may also experience headaches, dizziness, or other physical symptoms. Sometimes they also have emotional symptoms, such as anger or depression. Different people with CFS may … Read more