Conditions

Not feeling well? Learn how to spot the signs of various health conditions, as well as the latest in prevention, treatment, and home remedies to jump start your recovery.

Is It Allergies or Pink Eye? Here’s How to Tell the Difference

We give you the breakdown to help you soothe your red, itchy eyes the right way.

5 Obvious Signs of Dementia I Missed in My Own Mother

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's shed light on a decade's worth of unusual behaviour that seemed pretty harmless at the time....


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5 Conditions That Can Be Treated with Medical Marijuana—and 3 That Probably Can’t

Find out if medical marijuana is right for you, and where further research is still needed.


The “Other” Virus That’s Putting Those 50+ at Risk

One in three adults over 50 will develop shingles, a painful virus caused by varicella zoster. Here's what you need...


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10 Subtle Signs of Disease Your Feet Can Reveal

Let’s give our feet a little more credit. Here’s how they can alert you to serious issues like diabetes, thyroid...

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14 Body Odours You Should Never Ignore

Body odour, from head to toes, can alert doctors to potential health issues—even cancer. Find out what those distinctive smells...


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8 Unexpected Reasons You’re Always Thirsty

Feeling parched all day long? Check out these reasons why you might always be reaching for a glass of water.


What to Know About COPD Treatment

The most common questions about COPD treatment, answered.


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10 Home Remedies For Poison Ivy You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

These home remedies for poison ivy can help relieve itching and reduce the chance that the rash might spread to...


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Silent Signs of Liver Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore

Although liver cancer is rare, your doctor might recommend regular screenings if you’re at high risk.


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10 Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is sneaky and silent—and it can be fatal. Learning how to spot the signs of heat stroke (and...


What’s the Difference Between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke?

Are you suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke? Discover the telltale symptoms that set these conditions apart.


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The Best Home Remedies For Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common complaints that bring patients into doctors’ offices. Although you should always see...

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Silent Signs of Acid Reflux You Might Be Ignoring

Acid reflux can masquerade as everything from a cold to poor dental hygiene. If you notice any of the following...


These People Are Most at Risk For Gallstones

In 75 per cent of cases, gallstones don't cause any symptoms. However, if a troublesome case is left untreated, they...


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8 Home Remedies for Nausea Relief

Feeling queasy? Whether it's motion sickness, the side effect of a medication or the dreaded flu, these kitchen cabinet cures...


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12 Surprising Things Your Bad Breath Is Trying to Tell You

Got dragon breath (again)? Here's what your halitosis could mean for your health.


Top 5 Tips to Survive Heavy, Tired Legs This Summer

While summer is the time to get outside and enjoy the weather for many, some find symptoms of chronic venous...


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7 Signs You Might Not Be Eating Enough Protein

Your body has ways of telling you that you’re not getting enough protein in your daily diet. But are you...


Why This Woman Suffered an Allergic Reaction to Essential Oils

Janice Brisco feared the swollen bumps on her skin would become debilitating. Could her doctors find the cause?


This Young Woman Thought She Had a UTI—Then Her Kidneys Started Failing

Read the fascinating true story of how doctors stopped at nothing to solve a terrifying medical mystery.

6 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sunlight

Sunlight can impact everything from your mood to your weight, which is why it's so important to get safe exposure.


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Do You Tend to Bruise Easily? Here Are the Likely Reasons Why

Those black and blue marks can say a lot about your health.


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10 Stomach Pains You Should Never Ignore

Check our symptom sorter to find out if the pain in your gut is more than just common cramps.


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This Toronto Man Had a Headache For 12 Years—But One Doctor Wouldn’t Give Up on a Cure

An experimental procedure turned out to be the secret to ending his headache nightmare.


Heartburn Is on the Rise in Canada. Here’s How You Can Avoid It

More stress brings more heartburn, but there are easy ways to beat it.


The Chronic Disease Affecting Millions of Canadians

What to know about COPD and how to manage symptoms.