Health

Here’s where you’ll gain insight into the Canadian healthcare system and find answers to the questions you’ve always wondered about. Learn the signs of a stroke, why mammograms should happen before the age of 50 and if IV vitamin therapy is actually beneficial.

Here’s a Bra That Helps You Recognize Breast Cancer Symptoms

Love & Nudes filled a gap in the market for women of colour by offering bras that match diverse skin tones. Now, the brand's newest design can help save lives by teaching people how to recognize breast cancer symptoms.

Are Tampons Safe? Here’s What an OBGYN Wants You to Know

Renowned OB/GYN Jen Gunter has spent decades tackling damaging fallacies about women’s health and calling out companies and practitioners who...


How Sexism Helped Our Species Thrive

Science writer Cat Bohannon’s new book is a user’s guide to the female...


Meet Our 2023 Health Heroes!

These nine changemakers and determined advocates are working to build communities, welcome newcomers, raise awareness of health-care gaps and change...


How the HIV/AIDs Epidemic in Canada Changed My Family’s Life Forever

Melanie Brooks’s father was infected with HIV from contaminated blood in the mid-1980s. He decided to keep his illness a...

What Is Rebound COVID, and Does Paxlovid Play a Role?

We asked infectious diseases physician Michael Gardam, who’s the medical director of infection control at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto...


30ish Wellness Gifts for Everyone in Your Life

Stumped on how to spoil the ones you love? Shop this selection of feel-good items that’ll make their...

Why Is There a Shortage of Family Doctors in Canada?

Over one in five Canadians don't have a primary care provider.


I Thought I Had a Hangover—A Month Later, I Was Diagnosed With MS

Here’s how one woman was diagnosed in her early twenties, and what she wants others to know about the central...


This Is What It’s Like to Terminate a Pregnancy in Your 40s

The pregnancy was unexpected—as were my conflicting and complex emotions as I navigated the healthcare system through miscarriage and a...


Why I Had a Hysterectomy for Adenomyosis and Fibroids

I wonder what could have happened if my doctors had looked into my symptoms when they first started. Could my...

A Toronto Neurosurgeon Made a Radical Discovery About Brain Cancer

The brain surgeon Gelareh Zadeh discusses a new brain cancer therapy that could buy precious time for terminal patients


This Is When You Should Be Wearing Ear Plugs

We talked to an audiologist about the importance of protecting your hearing at concerts—and also just in everyday...


How to Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke in Canada

An expert explains how wildfire smoke can affect your health, and what you can do about it.


30 Ways to Practise Wellness This Summer

Life's complicated, but your journey to better health doesn't have to be. We've gathered a bouquet of easy, affordable and...


5 Innovative Ways Doctors Treat Skin Cancer

From full-body photographs to topical creams, these are the skin cancer treatment options available in Canada.

Yes, People with Dark Skin Can Get Skin Cancer

Skin cancer may be associated with fair-skinned redheads who freckle and burn easily, but people with darker skin types aren’t...


Your Gums and You

Do you know the risk factors for gum disease? It's time to educate yourself.


10 Surprising Ways Strawberries Can Benefit Your Health

Whether fresh or frozen, there's no denying that strawberries pack a healthy punch.


I’m a Walking PSA for SPF—Don’t Make My Mistakes

I was diagnosed with basal cell skin cancer for the first time in my 20s, and have been dealing with...


A Survivor Shares Her Personal Battle with a Potentially Deadly Disease and the Importance of Being ...

Meningitis B can be fatal, but it's also preventable. Here's everything you need to know


3 Women Tell Us What Happened When They Had a Stroke

Here are the warning signs and prevention tips they wish more people knew about.


4 Smart Ways Women Can Take Charge of Their Health

Hint: Your diet and supplements can work wonders.


Mouth Taping: What Is It, and Is It Actually Worth It? 

We wondered why some people are taping their mouths shut at night, and whether mouth breathing is really all that...


A Field Guide to Your Vaginal Microbiome

And to the many interrelated microorganisms inside that can affect your overall health. Come on in, the water is...self-cleaning and...

What’s With All the Vaginal Creams, Wipes and Gummies?

We asked Laura Sycuro and Deborah Money—a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of British Columbia and the...


What Can At-Home DIY Test Kits Tell Us About Our Vaginas?

We asked two experts if they're worth adding-to-cart.


When Was the Last Time You Donated Blood?

Canadians talk a big game about the value of donating blood—60 percent of us said it was important to do—but...


This Tech Pro Says AI Is Ready to Revolutionize Our Health Care in Canada

Tech strategist Azra Dhalla shares how artificial intelligence can improve Canada’s health care system.


Waiting Until Age 50 for Mammograms Is Too Late—Especially for Black Women

Canada’s national breast cancer screening guidelines advise waiting until age 50 for regular mammograms. But many experts, researchers and patients...


What You Need to Know About How Menopause and Perimenopause Affect Women

Fact: We’re not talking enough about perimenopause and menopause. Always Discreet and Always want to help prepare you for this...