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.

The Making of a COVID-19 Vaccine

Canada’s scientists are racing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. The next challenge: inoculate 7.8 billion people.


8 Home Remedies for Indigestion You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Got a bad case of indigestion? Instead of rushing to the drugstore for an over-the-counter antacid, pull these ingredients from...


6 Natural Remedies for Anxiety Worth Trying

Concerned about the potential side-effects of prescription anti-anxiety medication? Consider these six herbs and supplements, which can serve as natural...


This Woman Thought She Had a Throat Infection—But It Was Something Far More Serious

At first doctors thought Sushma's weak voice was caused by allergies or an infection. But the true diagnosis was something...


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7 Silent Signs You Might Have Eye Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in those over the age of 40, but the symptoms can be difficult...


Doctors Didn’t Know Why This 6-Year-Old Was Plagued By Seizures—Until They Looked to His Genes

This Australian boy's older sister was born with a rare disorder—and later died. When it was discovered that he had...


6 Strep Throat Signs to Never Ignore

Your throat may be on fire, but there are other signs of strep throat that may surprise you. Here’s what...


The 3 Most Common Types of Headaches—and How to Cure Them

The searing pain from these common types of headaches can ruin your day. Luckily, there are expert-approved ways to treat...

How to Tell Which Cancer Screenings You Really Need

Just because a test exists doesn’t mean you’d benefit from it. Here’s how to tell which cancer screenings make sense...


Is COVID-19 Giving You Agoraphobia?

Being out in crowds and leaving the safe space of your home may be triggering your anxiety. Here's why COVID-19...


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10 Weird Reasons Your Pee Smells Funny

Asparagus isn’t the only thing that makes your pee reek.


6 Easy Ways to Revive Tired Eyes

Need to know how to perk up eyes that always look tired? Here are some simple fixes to refresh your...


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6 Things You Need to Know About Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Through lifestyle changes and some professional care, you can regain control of your anxiety.


How to Prepare for COVID-19 This Winter

From stocking your pantry to creating a cozy nest, here are expert tips on preparing for a coronavirus winter.


11 Red Flags Your Fever Is Something More Serious

A fever is usually a good sign; it means your body's defense system is working. But it can also signal...


Do Face Shields Really Help Stop Coronavirus?

Face shields can provide COVID-19 protection, but only if you wear them with a face mask. Here's why and what...

Why Some People Are More Likely to Spread COVID-19 Than Others

When it comes to coronavirus "super spreader" events, a relatively small proportion of virus carriers are thought to be responsible...


This Doctor Helps Breast Cancer Patients Prepare For Treatment

Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Ontario doctor Annette Richard is on a mission to improve...


How to Read People’s Faces When They Are Wearing a Mask

It's hard to read someone's facial expressions and body language when all you can see is their eyes, but learning...


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10 Signs of an Ulcer You Should Never Ignore

Pay attention to these ulcer symptoms and talk to your doctor if you’re concerned they're pointing to something serious.


Are You a Hypochondriac? How to Tell If Health Anxiety Is a Problem

Once known as hypochondriasis or hypochondria, an overwhelming fear of being sick is actually called illness anxiety disorder. Here are...

Waking Up With Anxiety at Night? Here’s What Experts Recommend

Here's a look at the causes, treatments, symptoms and ways to prevent anxiety at night.


5 Highly Effective Home Remedies For Canker Sores

Got antacid, teabags and aloe vera handy? They're just a few of the everyday items that can help treat canker...


Word Power: Test Your Knowledge of These First Aid Terms

First-aid skills can prove invaluable. Review these terms from common medical situations and be prepared.


10 Risk Factors for Heart Disease (and How to Control Them)

When it comes to preventing heart disease, knowledge is power. Here are 10 factors that contribute to your risk for...


8 Silent Signs of Testicular Cancer You Should Never Ignore

An estimated 1,150 Canadian men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2020, and around 35 will die from the...


3 Carpal Tunnel Exercises That Help Relieve Wrist Pain

If you're experiencing numbness, tingling and wrist pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, try these easy carpal tunnel exercises for pain...