Health

3 Cancers on the Rise and What You Should Know to Protect Yourself

3 Cancers on the Rise and What You Should Know to Protect Yourself

While the news on the cancer front is generally encouraging, there are a few cancers that are increasing — particularly among younger Canadians. 1 / 3 photo credit: shutterstocck Thyroid cancer“There’s been a dramatic increase in thyroid cancer.. Read More →

What the Colour of Your Bruise is Trying to Tell You

What the Colour of Your Bruise is Trying to Tell You

We have all the answers for why your bruises can look like nearly every colour of the rainbow. 1 / 6 Where did that bruise come from?A bruise typically appears hours after you injure the tissues just below the skin’s surface, whether it’s from .. Read More →

13 Silent Signs of a Thyroid Problem

13 Silent Signs of a Thyroid Problem

Symptoms of a thyroid problem are often vague, but if you notice any of the following signs persisting, or have more than one, see a doctor to request a simple blood test to gauge your hormone levels. 1 / 14 photo credit: shutterstock Infertility o.. Read More →

Power Of Fitness:

Power Of Fitness:

A debilitating disease wasn’t an option for Naomi Ban. She couldn’t change her diagnosis, but she did stay active. Here’s how. As a lover of fitness, sports and anything active, Naomi Ban, a strength coach and kinesiologist at McGill University.. Read More →

The Worst Emergency Room Wait Times in Canada

The Worst Emergency Room Wait Times in Canada

Here are the provinces that suffer from the longest emergency room wait times in Canada and what you, as a patient, can do to wait for less. 1 / 8 Photo Credit: Pexels We The PatientsWe Canadians may be notoriously polite, but as emergency room pati.. Read More →

Be Extra Careful About Mixing These Medications with Exercise

Be Extra Careful About Mixing These Medications with Exercise

Even if it’s just a quick sweat session, sometimes it’s not in your best interest to combine exercise with certain medications. Find out which ones could harm your health 1 / 5 Is it dangerous to mix exercise and medication?Your allergy .. Read More →

15 Science-Backed Signs You Could Live to Be 100

15 Science-Backed Signs You Could Live to Be 100

Everything from your diet to your friends to your very attitude has major effects on your longevity. hat’ll give you a better shot at hitting that 100 mark. 1 / 15 Pachai Leknettip/Shutterstock You never stop getting your age wrongSwear you fee.. Read More →

12 Things You Think Are Contagious—But Aren’t

12 Things You Think Are Contagious—But Aren’t

Just because something looks bad doesn’t mean it’s contagious—and that includes these icky diseases, disorders, and infections. Silver Wings SS/Shutterstock How can you tell if something’s contagious?If you’re not sure what.. Read More →

5 Countries That Are Aging the Best (and 5 That Are Aging the Worst)

5 Countries That Are Aging the Best (and 5 That Are Aging the Worst)

A new study found that there’s a huge gap in how well people age. Here’s what’s going right—and wrong—in the top five and bottom five nations. LightField Studios/Shutterstock How old do you feel?That’s one way to interpre.. Read More →

11 Benefits of Ginger You Need to Know Right Away

11 Benefits of Ginger You Need to Know Right Away

Just a pinch of fresh ginger root can help to keep your body happy and healthy! Here’s a closer look at the benefits of ginger. 1 / 11 Prevent fine lines and wrinklesThe antioxidants in ginger can be used to help preserve your skin’s col.. Read More →

14 Subtle Signs You're a Hypochondriac

14 Subtle Signs You're a Hypochondriac

On a first name basis with Dr. Google? Read this. All your dinner conversation centers around the Zika virusThere’s having an interest in medical subjects and then there’s straight-up obsession. “When someone is so preoccupied abo.. Read More →

Memory Test Time! 6 Common Memory Lapses and What They Mean

Memory Test Time! 6 Common Memory Lapses and What They Mean

Our brains play games on us — so don’t panic if you forget a name or misplace your keys. Bottom line, not every lapse is the start of Alzheimer’s. Here’s a primer on what’s normal, what’s not, and — most importantly .. Read More →

10 Impressive Health Benefits of Cinnamon

10 Impressive Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Not only does the aroma of cinnamon take you to a happy place, but it’s also practically a superfood! 1 / 10 Manage type 2 diabetesPerhaps the most astounding and exciting benefit of a daily dose of cinnamon is its impact on type 2 diabetes. .. Read More →

15 Apps That Will Push You Harder, Make You Faster And (Of Course!) Healthier

15 Apps That Will Push You Harder, Make You Faster And (Of Course!) Healthier

Get your iPhone and your Apple Watch. Here are 15 apps you’ll want to download – and they’re totally worth the data. 1 / 16 You’d have to be living under a flip phone to not notice the growth of health apps in the App Store. Apple has partne.. Read More →

13 Common Health Issues You Think You Have—but Probably Don’t

13 Common Health Issues You Think You Have—but Probably Don’t

Here’s what you need to know to get the right information and the right treatment. Gluten sensitivityA spate of celebrities may swear otherwise, but gluten isn’t the devil. In fact, one recent study found that 86 percent of people who t.. Read More →

10 Summer Health Lies You Need to Stop Believing

10 Summer Health Lies You Need to Stop Believing

Don’t let the half-hour rule stop you from swimming right after a meal. 1 / 10  You can catch a cold from air conditioningThis particularly popular myth has been going around for ages but yes it is a myth. While the air conditioning will not.. Read More →

Singletons Vs Married Folk: Who’s Healthier?

Singletons Vs Married Folk: Who’s Healthier?

Can you blame your partner – or lack there of – for how healthy you are? We found some single vs married studies that suggest you can. 1 / 11 Single vs Married: What lifestyle choice is healthier?Are marrieds healthier than their single friends.. Read More →

If You Have Shoulder Blade Pain, Here’s What It Could Mean

If You Have Shoulder Blade Pain, Here’s What It Could Mean

Could it be sitting too much, your workout regimen—or something much more serious? Poor postureYour mom was right about standing up straight. Poor posture is one of the main causes of neck and shoulder blade pain, says Michael Schaefer, MD, a phy.. Read More →

8 Silent Signs You Just Might Have Asthma

8 Silent Signs You Just Might Have Asthma

Concerned you might have asthma? Find out the silent signs of asthma, and see if you should talk to your doctor about these symptoms. 1 / 9 illustration credit: shutterstock Short of breath? Difficulty breathing?Those are the obvious signs. But somet.. Read More →

18 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Thyroid Problems

18 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Thyroid Problems

An estimated 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from a thyroid condition of one type or another. Of those, as many as 50 percent are undiagnosed. Here’s what doctors want you to know. 1 / 18 Karan Bunjean/Shutterstock What your thyroid is“The thyr.. Read More →

5 Pink Items That Support Breast Cancer We Actually Love

5 Pink Items That Support Breast Cancer We Actually Love

Not all charity purchases are cute. But these are. And the sale of each one goes toward one of our favourite charities – Rethink Breast Cancer. 1 / 5 Not just your basic teeThis shirt is part style, part empathy. The sales of this Missoni T-shirt.. Read More →

13 Things to Know If You Have a Lung Nodule

13 Things to Know If You Have a Lung Nodule

Lung nodules can show up on an x-ray as a spot on the lung—and they can be cancer, though not always. Here’s why they may not be as scary as they sound. AP/Shutterstock Lung nodules in the newsIn December 2018, CNN reported that Supreme Cour.. Read More →

8 Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms You’ve Probably Been Ignoring

8 Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms You’ve Probably Been Ignoring

Symptoms often aren’t noticeable until the disease is in the advanced stages, but if you notice any of the following pancreatic cancer signs, talk to your doctor. 1 / 8 iStock/Voyagerix Your skin looks yellow“Jaundice is one of the clearest s.. Read More →

Women's Sports: How To Deal With Sports Injuries

Women's Sports: How To Deal With Sports Injuries

You did the weekend warrior thing, and then you hurt yourself. Here’s how to safely and strategically overcome an injury. 1 / 6 Women are more likely than men to get injured in sportsIf you are a weekend warrior, then you should pay attention .. Read More →