New findings from Ontario have shown that children born in Sarnia have a higher risk of developing asthma compared to neighbouring cities.
A research team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, using provincial data from ICES, found that higher air pollution exposure in the first year of life very likely contributed to this higher risk.
Getting the gift of life was an amazing moment for 68-year-old Ruben Garcia who was in late-stage kidney disease and starting dialysis when his daughter Ruby donated one of her kidneys to him. The father of four underwent transplant surgery this past March and remained in hospital for nine days recovering.
Following his surgery, Garcia found it difficult to get out of bed due to pain and swelling, leaving the function of his new kidney at a very low level. “My surgeon explained in very simple terms, that it was as if my new kidney wasn’t awake yet,” describes Garcia.