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Discover the latest health news, along with practical tips on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle by improving your diet and moving more. From proven home remedies to advice on managing and preventing chronic health conditions, we’ll keep you looking and feeling your best.

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10 Early Signs of Gum Disease You’re Probably Ignoring

Nearly seven out of 10 Canadians will develop gum disease at some point in their lives. Here are the signs...


How a Group of Amateur Hackers Transformed Diabetes Care

It's always been a lot of work to manage my diabetes. Then I met some fellow patients who change my...


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10 Things That Happen to Your Body If You Stop Eating Red Meat

Whether you’re looking to save animals or protect the environment or tweak your diet, here’s how you can expect your...


12 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Vaping

Evidence is stacking up that vaping, once thought to be less harmful than smoking cigarettes, causes lung damage—and can be...


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The Best Things to Do on Christmas Day

Opening presents and sitting under the tree aren't the only things to do on Christmas. Here's a list of our...


9 Health Clues Hiding Right on Your Tongue

See something funky in the mirror? Don’t worry, it’s most likely not a strange tongue disease. It could, however, signal...


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8 Sneaky Things That Raise Your Blood Sugar Levels

If you're concerned about healthy blood sugar levels, it’s important to be aware of these unexpected factors that can spike...


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She Was Sure a Tick Bite Was Causing Her Heart Palpitations—But Doctors Weren’t Convinced

Vera thought she felt a tick bite her shoulder, but the rash didn't look like the bullseye associated with Lyme...

5 Tick Borne Diseases Found in Canada

These are the tick-borne illnesses you can contract in Canada. Find out which symptoms to watch out for.


A COVID-19 Patient’s Incredible 77-Day Fight for Survival

The story of Rick Cameron's battle for survival, the doctor who wouldn’t give up, and the Maritime community that rallied...


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10 Bad Habits and the Most Effective Ways to Quit Them

Are you a heavy smoker or drinker? Do you tend to spent too much money on things? It's not too...


How to Know When High Blood Pressure Is an Emergency

If you have high blood pressure and haven't been great about taking your medication as directed, you may be at...


What You Need to Know About COPD

It's currently the fourth leading cause of death in Canada, yet COPD remains underdiagnosed and undertreated.


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8 Things Your Farts Can Reveal About Your Health

Feel free to deny or walk away fast, but passing gas up to 20 times a day is completely normal....


I Was 46 When I Discovered I Was Autistic. Suddenly My Life Made Sense

My difficulties fitting in, my problems at work and my divorce all made sense when, at 46, I discovered I...


12 New Year’s Resolutions That Help You Live Longer

Sure, losing weight and exercising more are healthy resolutions that can help you live longer, but these resolutions are something...

Is Lockdown Hurting Your Immune System?

Is all that time spent staying indoors during lockdown actually weakening your immune system? The short answer is no, and...


9 Walking Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Walking is a simple and effective type of exercise, but there are some common mistakes people make that can get...


What You Need to Know About Getting Melanoma in the Winter

When the cold season arrives, we tend to not protect ourselves from the sun—but that's a mistake, as wintertime rays...


How Can I Celebrate The Holidays Safely During COVID-19?

As Canada enters a second wave of COVID-19, health authorities suggest exercising restraint during the holidays. Infectious disease specialist Dr....


15 Signs Your Upper Abdominal Pain May Be an Emergency

Upper abdominal pain can be no big deal—or it can merit a trip to the ER. Here’s how experts say...

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7 Surprising Health Benefits of Cold Weather

Many Canadians find the long winters challenging, but did you know there are many health benefits associated with cold weather?


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16 Prescription Drugs and Supplements You Should Never Mix

If you're taking one of these prescription drugs for a long or short term condition, you should be aware of...


What Canadians Need To Know About the New COVID-19 Vaccines

The global race to create an effective COVID-19 vaccine started only months ago, but two frontrunners are poised to cross...


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 Secrets Your Body Language Reveals About You

Whether you (or they!) know it, other people are always reading your body language for secret clues about you. Find...


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What You Need to Know About Canada’s Three-Layer Face Mask Guideline

Health officials say masks meeting these criteria provide the best protection against COVID-19.