How to know when common constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, or abdominal pain may be a symptom of a more serious digestive issue.
When a 17-year-old from Kingston, Ontario, came to the hospital with abdominal cramps and diarrhea, doctors assumed E. Coli was the culprit. But when her organs started failing, it became clear something far worse was happening.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s shed light on a decade’s worth of unusual behaviour that seemed pretty harmless at the time. In hindsight, this is what I wish I knew.
While the appendix doesn’t seem to serve a purpose in the body, if it bursts, it can be life-threatening. Here’s what you need to know.
That sun-kissed glow may actually be the kiss of cancer. Here are the myths people believe that could raise your risk of skin cancer.
Thought food allergy symptoms always occur within minutes of eating? Think again! Here are other myths about food allergies that could put you in danger.
Some diseases are easy to spot, but others take longer to diagnose. Here’s how to get a quicker diagnosis when you have an easy-to-miss condition.
It can be tough to figure out if you’re just moody, or if your emotional highs and lows are the result of a more serious mental illness. Here’s how to tell if you might have bipolar disorder.
Sepsis, or “blood poisoning,” is deadly—but it’s also tough to diagnose. Learning to recognize the signs is your best protection against this silent killer.
The shoes you wear can have a surprising impact on your well-being. If you want to avoid sore feet, it’s time to throw away those flip flops and stilettos.
It turns out the older we get, the more likely we are to suffer from sleep deprivation. Dr. Julie Carrier, director of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network, explains how we can adapt to get the slumber we need —at any age.
Autism experts clear the air on what it really means to be on the spectrum.
Test yourself now to avoid bigger problems down the line.
A screaming kid, a looming deadline, a smelly car—all annoying, but also potential headache triggers. Check out this list to help figure out why your noggin is throbbing.
When a California-based woman was admitted to hospital with extreme headaches and nausea, her doctors suspected she had the flu—until a CT scan revealed a far scarier diagnosis.
Your body will morph in some very disgusting ways after you take your final breath. Get a sneak peek of what will happen.
If you consider antidepressants to be temporary mood-lifters, you may be surprised to learn that the pills—and also cognitive therapy, for that matter—can do a whole lot more than that.
Contrary to popular belief, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not caused by your diet. However, these seven factors could serve as triggers for IBS symptoms, including chronic bloating, cramping, gas, constipation and diarrhea.
While heart attacks get a lot of press, other heart issues like aortic aneurysms can be just as life-threatening—and they’re tougher to detect. Here’s what you need to know.
In 75 per cent of cases, gallstones don’t cause any symptoms. However, if a troublesome case is left untreated, they can lead to serious health problems.