10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mother’s Day in Canada
Mother's Day in Canada is right around the corner—Sunday, May 14, to be precise. Here's some fascinating trivia to mark...
This is What Your Doctor First Notices About You
Your doctor's keen eye can pick up on a lot of silent clues about your health.
The Most Toxic Ingredients in Your Morning Routine
Do your daily ablutions include these potential toxins? From synthetics in your shampoo to chemicals in your concealer, here's what...
Nordic Walking Wasn’t Easy to Learn—But Now I Love It
Nordic walking increases your heart rate and uses more muscles, making it a more full-body workout compared to walking without...
How Cognitive Tests Strip Seniors of Their Rights
If you fail a mental capacity test, your province can sell your home, manage your money and lock you in...
Medication Mistakes That Could Be Making You Sick
Every year, errors in medications taken at home land people in the emergency room. Here's what to avoid in order...
Men Don’t Make Friends as Easily as Women Do—And the Pandemic Only Made Things Worse
Simply put, men are in a friend recession. The resulting isolation can have a massive impact on mental health.
Can Hearing Loss Be Reversed?
Breakthroughs in the treatment of hearing loss are giving hope for the future.
Increasing Your Intake of This Mineral Could Lower Your Dementia Risk
Chances are, it's already in your multivitamin.
Doctors Thought This Three-Year-Old Had Appendicitis—Until the Surgery Started
To their surprise, little Daniel's appendix looked perfectly healthy. It was when they started moving the camera through his intestines...
This is the Ideal Pace For Your Daily Walk, According to Science
Research suggests marching to the beat of some of your favourite tunes might make your daily walk even healthier.
The Best Fridge Temperature to Keep Food Fresh—And Safe
From the refrigerator to the grill—and ultimately, your tummy—find out how to reduce your risk for food poisoning this summer.
What Happens to Your Body When You Hold in a Fart
Holding in flatulence may be more socially acceptable than letting it go, but it can lead to bloating, pain, and, in...
Never Say This to a Caregiver
Despite our best intentions, the things we say to friends or family members who have assumed a caregiving role can...
Are These Health Food Trends Doing More Harm Than Good?
In this excerpt from her book, Growing Young, science journalist Marta Zaraska debunks the supposed health benefits of supplements, superfoods...
10 Silent Signs of Kidney Cancer You Might Be Ignoring
Around 8,100 new cases of kidney cancer are diagnosed each year, according to the Canadian Cancer Society....
Research Shows This Gross (But Common) Behaviour May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
Data suggests 91% of us discreetly engage in this icky habit.
This is the Best Position to Poop
...And more bathroom habits for healthy (and comfortable) bowel movements.
20 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Our bodies are always surprising us with new spots, bumps and aches. Here's when you should worry.
Do Weighted Blankets Really Work?
If you wrestle with insomnia, you may be tempted to try gizmos that promise better sleep. One that might sound...
Life Lessons I Learned From My Daughter
My daughter’s cancer diagnosis was devastating, but it was also the start of a journey that was a privilege to...
The Ultimate Sleep Hygiene Checklist
Having trouble sleeping? Beat insomnia with this easy timeline to a better night’s rest.
Doctors Thought This Young Girl Had Simply Pulled a Muscle—Days Later, She Was in the ER Screaming
Even after they'd ruled out appendicitis or a potential sports injury, 10-year-old Sophie remained wracked with pain.
How to Live to 100—And Love It!
Life expectancy is on the rise, but a long life isn’t always a full one. These everyday habits—many of which...
11 Natural Hair Loss Remedies at Least Worth a Try
If you’re experiencing hair loss, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor to get to the, uh, root...