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.

Why Doctors Should Be Versed in Linguistics and Sociology

Education scientist Nicole Woods on making sure doctors don’t just know what to do—but why they’re doing it


The Most (and Least) Painful Places to Get a Tattoo

There's a reason popular spots for a tattoo include the shoulder, outer arm, calf, and buttocks.


Natural Home Remedies for Bug Bites You Need in Your Back Pocket

Bug bites are an inevitable part of summer, but you don't have to suffer. Try one of these home remedies...


How Heart Disease Affects Women Differently Than Men

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


The True Cost of an Abortion in Canada, According to an Expert

Abortion is typically covered by insurance for people with a Canadian health card, but there are additional costs that are...


“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...


You’re Stuck in a Rut (Thanks COVID)—Here’s What to Do

Experts explain why pulling yourself out of your rut is good for you.


It’s Worthwhile to Start Thinking About Your Vagus Nerve

You’ve probably never even heard of your vagus nerve. (That’s okay: It’s new to us, too!) But it could be...

The Best Allergy Medications and How to Take Them

Allergies putting a damper on your fun? Get a handle on allergy season with this roundup of the best allergy...


How One Woman Is Treating Lipedema, the Poorly Understood Debilitating Disease of the Body’s Fat

Lipedema is under-researched and under-diagnosed. It also almost exclusively affects women, who find each other online to trade the information...


8 Summer Health Hazards Canadians Face Each Year

Summertime is all about trips to the cottage, lazy days at the beach, hikes in the woods and meals cooked...


4 Ways Universal Basic Income Could Change Canadian Health Care, According to Health Economists

Universal basic income is a buzzy policy term—can it change Canadians’ health and health care system?


40+ Essentials for Playing in the Sun

From sunscreen for your scalp to a top with mosquito repellent technology, here are over 40 items that'll make your...


How to Have a Smooth Trip to the Loo

Finding it hard to go? Here’s how to get things going down there.


Inside the Battle for Better Abortion Access In New Brunswick

New Brunswick is one of the hardest places in Canada to get an abortion. This is the story of the...


Here’s Why It’s Time to Finally Part Ways with Your Scale

This long-standing bathroom staple is more hurtful than helpful.


How To Keep Your Pelvic Floor Happy and Healthy

From maintaining continence, keeping you upright, and delivering babies, your pelvic floor is one of the most integral parts of...

23 Ways to Sharpen Your Mind

From puzzles to pottery, these activities can help boost your cognitive skills—and even your mood.


You May Want to Pay More Attention to Your Oral Health—Here’s What to Do

From brushes to floss to electrical gadgets, the oral health aisle is steadily expanding. Which products are really must-haves?


Here’s How a Smart Watch Helped Save Hal Johnson’s Life—And a Warning About Wearable Tech

Are health apps on wearable tech lifesaving devices, or could they be too much of a good thing?


How to Protect Your Health Data on Your Tech

An expert shares what you need to know about keeping your information private.


Home Remedies for Bad Breath Everyone Should Know

Is bad breath bogging you down? Here are some quick home remedies that will leave you feeling confident in no...


Relieve Foot Pain With These Natural Home Remedies

No one willing to rub your sore feet? No problem! Read on for easy, natural home remedies to fight foot...

I Wear Headphones All Day When I Work, Am I Ruining My Hearing?

Experts offer tips and advice for ear protection and hearing protection.


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...


5 Ways to Make Your Mornings Better, According to Science

For many of us, kick-starting the morning isn’t as easy as it used to be. So we’ve uncovered five underrated,...


What to Do When Your Boobs Hurt

Try these natural home remedies to help relieve your sore boobs.


10 Weird Noises Your Body Makes and What to Do About It

No, it's not just you. Here, explanations for every odd sound your body makes without permission.


6 Myths About Mouthwash That Might Be Hurting Your Health

Mouthwash can help keep your gums and teeth healthy, but only if you use them properly. Here are expert tips...