Health

10 Ways You Never Knew You Were Using the Toilet Wrong

10 Ways You Never Knew You Were Using the Toilet Wrong

You gotta look before you flush, ease up when you wipe, and, yes, there is a right way to hang toilet paper. 1 / 10 iStock/Petar-Chernaev You sit too long…It’s quiet in the bathroom. You can actually lock the door and sit uninterrupted wi.. Read More →

8 Silent Signs Stress Is Making You Sick

8 Silent Signs Stress Is Making You Sick

Canadians are more stressed than ever, and stress is impacting their physical and mental health. If you have any of these symptoms, it might be stress that’s making you sick. 1 / 8 Photo: Shutterstock Your weight starts to fluctuate“Stress tr.. Read More →

50 Health Secrets Every Woman Over 50 Should Know

50 Health Secrets Every Woman Over 50 Should Know

Learn what you need more of and what to cut out when you hit this important milestone. 1 / 50 It’s heart disease—not breast cancer—that women need to worry aboutMost women fear breast cancer, but heart disease is actually the No. 1 killer .. Read More →

This Is How Smartphones Can Help Better Manage Your Health Concerns

This Is How Smartphones Can Help Better Manage Your Health Concerns

Look no further than smartphones to help manage your health. Here’s the 411. 1 / 6 Easy management of your health concerns is just a health app awaySmartphones really are smart. They allow us to track all kinds of health data — thanks to hea.. Read More →

15 Cancer Symptoms Women Are Likely to Ignore

15 Cancer Symptoms Women Are Likely to Ignore

Many cancer signs mimic symptoms of other diseases or conditions, so it’s easy to brush them aside. All the doctors we interviewed agreed: Know your body, and if you notice an unusual pain or other change that persists and gets worse, head to the d.. Read More →

11 Sneaky Causes of Indoor Air Pollution

11 Sneaky Causes of Indoor Air Pollution

Could the air quality in your home actually be worse than the pollution outside? Don’t miss these hidden sources of indoor air pollution. How to improve your indoor air qualityOutdoor air pollution isn’t always obvious, but it does often l.. Read More →

6 Unexpected Ways Your Gut Health Is Affecting Your Life

6 Unexpected Ways Your Gut Health Is Affecting Your Life

Is your gut bacteria up to snuff? If it’s not, you could experience a range of symptoms from top to toe. div.byline > img { display: none; } Photo Credit: GettyIn a perfect world, we would each have digestive tracts filled with trillions of microb.. Read More →

4 Dangerous Signs of Heat Exhaustion—and 4 Ways You’re Making It Worse

4 Dangerous Signs of Heat Exhaustion—and 4 Ways You’re Making It Worse

Heat exhaustion is a serious danger, and knowing the signs could save your life. 1 / 9 What is heat exhaustion?If you’ve ever felt faint in a hot yoga class or looking for shade because those sun rays are making your brain bubble, you’re somewha.. Read More →

12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Antibiotics

12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Antibiotics

Make your antibiotic medication as effective as possible by getting these answers before you leave the doctor’s office or pharmacy. Why am I taking this medication? iStock/stevecoleimagesEvery patient should verify and understand the rationale.. Read More →

Canada’s 10 Greatest Health Discoveries

Canada’s 10 Greatest Health Discoveries

Canada has made countless groundbreaking health discoveries in the last century. Read on to find out how Canadian scientists and doctors have changed the world as we know it. 1 / 101. A Life-Saving Treatment for DiabetesA diabetes diagnosis used to .. Read More →

Body Pain and Weight Gain Are Actually Signs of Stress

Body Pain and Weight Gain Are Actually Signs of Stress

Leading neurophysiological experts explain how stress manifests in the body and what we can do to relieve it. Wondering where that random muscle pain is coming from? Take a look at your stress levels. According to experts, stress is much more than a .. Read More →

How to Feel Better When You're Totally Hungover

How to Feel Better When You're Totally Hungover

It's the morning after a big night, and you're plagued by a splitting headache and queasy stomach. Here's what you need to do to feel better, fast. What Causes a Hangover?“Dehydration is a major cause,” says John McNeill, professor of p.. Read More →

6 Things to Know Before You Take a Magnesium Supplement

6 Things to Know Before You Take a Magnesium Supplement

With benefits ranging from stronger bones and better sleep to pain relief and heart health, it’s easy to understand why magnesium is the miracle mineral du jour. But there are some important things you should know first. 1 / 6 Africa Studio/Shu.. Read More →

One Woman's Story:

One Woman's Story:

We know to wear SPF, stay out of the sun and avoid tanning beds. Yet skin cancer rates continue to rise in Canada, despite the fact that most cases are preventable. Maybe this first-hand story will help? 1 / 5 I was wrong about my moleI always thou.. Read More →

13 Medical Reasons for Lower Abdominal Pain

13 Medical Reasons for Lower Abdominal Pain

Lower abdominal pain is common, and it can be a sign of a serious condition. Here are some possible medical reasons for your symptoms. Viral or bacterial infectionsOne of the most common causes of lower abdominal pain are infections caused by vario.. Read More →

7 Reasons Why You Need to Pee All the Time

7 Reasons Why You Need to Pee All the Time

Frequent trips to the bathroom could be normal—or it might be something serious. Read on to make sure you don’t have to rule out any medical issues. 1 / 10 photo credit: Nicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, shutterstock Bladder acting up?If you’re .. Read More →

10 Crucial Health Tweaks To Make By Your 50s

10 Crucial Health Tweaks To Make By Your 50s

Your half-century mark is more than just a milestone birthday celebration. Preventive steps now can help you roar into your 50s with a healthy body, a strong mind, and a happy outlook. 1 / 10 Get a colonoscopyFor most people, your 50th birthday is t.. Read More →

This Is Why Reading Is So Important for Your Brain

This Is Why Reading Is So Important for Your Brain

Reading isn’t just filling your head—it’s nourishing it. This is the latest science on the magic of books. You can take fish oil supplements or eat lots of turmeric. You can invest in a language class, puzzle books, or a few hours of exercise .. 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 →

6 Scary Signs of a Brain Aneurysm Everyone Should Know

6 Scary Signs of a Brain Aneurysm Everyone Should Know

From headaches to numbness, knowing the signs of a brain aneurysm can save your life. MriMan/Shutterstock What exactly is a brain aneurysm?A brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain, according to the Mayo Clinic. It’s been desc.. Read More →

16 Silent Signs of Leukemia You Shouldn’t Ignore

16 Silent Signs of Leukemia You Shouldn’t Ignore

Leukemia, or cancer of the blood cells, can cause subtle and surprising symptoms throughout the body. Here are some clear signs you need to get checked. 1 / 17What is leukemia?Leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood stem cells, according to the Can.. Read More →