Is there a better way to detect breast cancer?

With tens of thousands of Canadian women expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer each year, it's essential to find more efficient, less intrusive ways to detect and wipe out this deadly disease. We talk to Schulich School of Engineering professor Kristina Rinker about a new way to screen for breast cancer.

Can cleanliness make you sick?

Each of us lives with trillions of bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi in and around our bodies. Together, these are the microbiome, what's been called the largest organ in the body. We talk to Cumming School of Medicine professor Paul Kubes about how the microbiome is responsible for programming and guiding our immune systems, and how the overuse of antibacterial agents could actually be harming us.

What's really going on behind your pug's nose?

The very traits that make short-faced dog breeds such as pugs, boxers, shih tzus and bulldogs so popular can also cause them lifelong health issues. We talk to Dr. Aylin Atilla, assistant professor with our Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, about some of the things people should be aware of when they're considering adopting a short-faced dog.



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