Nose Breathing vs. Mouth Breathing: Which Is Better?

Your nose is specially designed to help you breathe optimally, while breathing too much through your mouth can actually have serious health consequences.

Why You Get Migraines During Your Period and How to Prevent Them

Period or menstrual migraines are triggered by hormonal changes. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options to help you...


“One Ob-Gyn Diagnosed Me with PCOS. Another Ob-Gyn Said I Didn’t Have It”

Sharan Scali, 31, shares her story about being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome—and then finding out the cysts could be...


“The Uncertainty Was a Big Piece. And I Couldn’t Get Answers”

After having a heart attack, Vincenza Spiteri DeBonis, 64, shares her experience of learning to take care of herself and...


“For All Those Years, No One Told Me Anything”

Roop Bassra, 38, shares her story of living with endometriosis — and how a lack of access to resources led...

Women’s Health Collective Canada Is Addressing the Gap in Women’s Health

Too often, women in Canada are dismissed, neglected or misdiagnosed by their health care providers. A new alliance wants to...


4 Ways the Pandemic Has Taken a Toll on Our Bodies

The pandemic has added so much more stress to our lives, and our bodies are reacting to it in many...

7 Signs You’ve Pulled a Muscle in Your Neck

A pulled muscle in your neck can range from uncomfortable to really painful. Thankfully, it's relatively easy to treat—and rarely...


What Is Brain Fog? 9 Causes and Solutions

If your brain feels chronically fuzzy and you just can't do mental tasks like you used to, you may be...


How to Know If Compression Socks Will Benefit You (Plus 3 to Buy in Canada)

The right compression sock can help alleviate issues that range from mild (swollen feet) to severe (deep vein thrombosis). Try...


Heartburn Is on the Rise in Canada. Here’s How You Can Avoid It

More stress brings more heartburn, but there are easy ways to beat it.

Why You Might Want to Stop Using Beauty Products With Talc—Even Before Its Potential Ban

Here’s the low-down on what the restrictions mean for you, and what kinds of health risks are associated with talc.


15 Migraine Triggers You Need to Know About

Stress, smells, foods, bright lights—these are just some of the common triggers of migraine headaches. Learn how to identify them...


8 Foods That Can Trigger Migraines and How to Identify the Trigger

Certain foods—like chocolate, cheese, and coffee—are thought to trigger migraines. Learn more about these and other culprits, plus the foods and...


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The Canadian Provinces with the Highest Rates of Cancer

A look at which provinces and territories have the highest and lowest rates of cancer, and why


What is Oxidative Stress and Should You Worry About It?

We've all heard about antioxidants and free radicals—but the real concern is oxidative stress. Learn what triggers this dangerous condition...

What You Need to Know About the Mind-Gut Connection

Could improving your gut health with probiotics and a balanced diet really boost your mental wellbeing?


What to Know About Dry Eye Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Dealing with scratchy, burning, and bloodshot eyes? Here's a look at what causes dry eye syndrome and how to treat...


What Happens When Doctors Don’t Listen to Patients

The medical system treats a lot of women’s illnesses as unexplained mysteries. In this excerpt from her new book, Pain...


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38 Habits to Start Today to Keep Your Brain Healthy at 80

Prevent those senior moments from plaguing your senior years. Here's what you can do to keep your mental skills sharp...


Should You Always Pee After Sex? Here’s What Gynecologists Say

Is peeing after sex really that important? Two gynecologists explain the potential benefits—like preventing UTIs—and what the practice can't do.


3 Ways to Take CBD for the First Time

Thinking of trying CBD? Here’s what you need to know.


Biotin vs. Collagen: What’s the Difference?

Get the lowdown on biotin vs. collagen: What are they, and will either give you healthy skin, hair, and nails?...


How Bad It Is to Wait Too Long to Use the Bathroom

From infections to leakage, this is what happens when you hold in your pee, and why you need to stop...

What Is Antimicrobial Fabric and Can It Kill Germs?

Before you spend on antimicrobial clothes, check out what germ experts have to say about these fabrics.


9 Common Tricks for Avoiding Germs That Actually Don’t Work

If you try to avoid germs by using your foot to flush public toilets or your knuckle to press elevator...


How Everyday Products Can Affect Your Fertility

An expert in environmental health shares what you may want to do to limit your exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemicals...


13 Simple Habits to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

What you eat, your attitude, and the amount of exercise you get can help play a role in strengthening your...


Do Your Toenails Seem Too Thick? Here’s Why—and What to Do

If your toenails seem thicker than usual, it may indicate a fungal infection or an underlying condition. Check out these...


Why Vaccination at All Ages Is Especially Important Now

Some things we outgrow. Vaccination isn’t one of them. To honour National Immunization Awareness Week, we’re highlighting the importance of...