New research shows you can. Here’s what you should know before you talk with your doctor.
There’s nothing like an earache to take you back to the less pleasant aspects of childhood. Put simply, earaches are no fun. You can approach the problem from the outside in, using carefully chosen eardrops or even a bit of garlic juice, or from the inside out with soups and gargles that help drain mucus and expand the Eustachian tubes. Warm and cold treatments can also help you weather the pain.
Want to help your children lead an allergy-free life? Keep these facts in mind and you just might be able to.
While there is still no cure for Parkinson’s, there are medications that can help. And you can also take extra measures to slow oxidation. No matter where you are in your Parkinson’s diagnosis, here are five ways to slow further progression.
Staying healthy as you age can be a challenge. Read on to learn more about what you can to do preserve your health and add years to life in the process.
We asked readers if they had old wives’ tales that they wanted our Research Department to investigate. Here is a selection of the tales you sent in, along with the results of the work done by our researcher, Craig Segal.
Migraines are a mysterious ailment, whose cause is debatable. The medical community has identified many different types and treatments, none of which works for everyone. One way to ward off migraines is to avoid common triggers. And don’t court trouble by skipping meals or drastically changing your sleeping pattern. Atmospheric changes, which are impossible to […]
Whether you already have diabetes, are overweight or want to prevent future problems, here are 8 ways to make sure your blood sugar and insulin levels are as healthy as can be.
Find out what you can do to prevent catching a cold this season and learn how to treat a cold if you happen to catch one anyway.
While it is true that the development of cancer is related to genetic material, your cancer risk can be lowered through healthy eating. Find out what to consume and what to cut back on to diminish your risk.
Depression is a serious condition that needs to be diagnosed and treated by a physician. But even if you are taking medication for depression, the following lifestyle tactics may increase the drug’s effectiveness. If you’re simply low, they may give you the boost you need to pull out of it.
Want to get outside, take advantage of the warm weather and soak up the sun all while circumventing its negative effects? Follow these four tips to enjoy the sun safely.
Most cancers don’t develop overnight or out of nowhere. Cancer is largely predictable, the end result of a decades-long process, but just a few healthy changes in your daily life can significantly reduce your risk. Here are 10 foods that can help you prevent cancer.
Bang! That’s going to leave a bruise. Though bruises eventually go away on their own, you can take steps to reduce the pain and encourage faster fading.
Every year there are more falls from ladders, more fires and more food-related illnesses just before and during the holiday season. Consult this guide for what you should look out for when greeting the season.
Susan Smith Jones, PhD, is no stranger to health secrets. The author of 27 books, including The Joy Factor: 10 Sacred Practices for Radiant Health, has been teaching students at UCLA how to be healthy and fit for 30 years.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a great time for women all over the world to not only join the fight against this disease, but to learn more about it. This information page has everything you need to know about early detection, prevention and the ways you can help support the cause.
September – ovarian cancer month – was marked with the usual high-profile events to raise funds and awareness. September 2010, however, will be remembered as particularly significant for this most deadly of women’s cancers.
Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency are launching parallel voyages of discovery that are changing the face of cancer in British Columbia and around the world.
Back in the early 1970s, about 25 percent of Americans were diagnosed as nearsighted, but a new study shows that between 1999 and 2004, that number grew to nearly 42 percent. And Dr. Barbara Robinson of the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry suspects a similar trend in Canada.