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Discover the latest health news, along with practical tips on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle by improving your diet and moving more. From proven home remedies to advice on managing and preventing chronic health conditions, we’ll keep you looking and feeling your best.

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13 Essential Vitamins Your Body Needs to Stay Healthy

Are you getting enough of the 13 essential vitamins your body needs to stay healthy? Here’s what each vitamin does—and how to achieve the recommended daily intake through a healthy diet.

How to Manage Weight Loss Headaches

Try these tips to reduce the severity and frequency of this painful side-effect.


Guide to Making the Healthiest Salad

Release more fat with these key—sometimes counterintuitive—salad ingredients.


Why Fad Diets Are Bad for You

Beware—these programs can be more dangerous to your health than beneficial to it.


50 Sneaky Things Making You Gain Weight

If the numbers on the scale are climbing no matter what you do, these sneaky habits could be why.

Best Tips for Mindful Eating

These simple tricks can help you eat less food and feel more satiated.


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5 Natural Antidepressants That May Boost Your Mood

Got a mild case of the blues? Consider these five supplements, which have been found to have natural antidepressant effects.

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7 Common Myths About Sex After 50 You Need to Stop Believing

How many of these misconceptions do you still hold?


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This Toronto Man Had a Headache For 12 Years—But One Doctor Wouldn’t Give Up on a Cure

An experimental procedure turned out to be the secret to ending his headache nightmare.


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.


What My Daughter Taught Me When She Came Out As Trans

"When my child told me she was trans, I remember the fear: for her safety, for how the world might...

What Not to Say When Someone Comes Out as LGBTQ+ (And What to Say Instead)

When a loved one takes the brave step to come out to you as an LGBTQ+ individual, the way you...


After 21 Years of Marriage, I Helped My Husband Come Out as Gay

We had three small children when my husband realized he was gay, but helping him come out taught them an...


What My Daughter Taught Me When She Came Out As Trans

"When my child told me she was trans, I remember the fear: for her safety, for how the world might...


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19 Things You Should Do All Day Long for Better Sleep Tonight

Trouble sleeping? Beat insomnia and other sleep problems with this easy timeline to a better night's rest.


How Gross Is It to Bring Your Phone Into the Bathroom?

Bringing your phone into the bathroom can be a germ-spreading habit with consequences.

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Here’s Why You Need to Go For a Walk Every Single Day

How a daily stroll improves your mental health, boosts your social life and cuts your risk of chronic disease.


The Chronic Disease Affecting Millions of Canadians

What to know about COPD and how to manage symptoms.


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This is the Best Position to Poop

...And more bathroom habits for healthy (and comfortable) bowel movements.


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42 Strange Symptoms That Can Signal a Serious Disease

So often your lumps, bumps, rashes, and red spots are harmless. Occasionally, they're a sign of something far more serious....


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17 Everyday Medication Mistakes That Could Make You Sick

Every year, errors in medications taken at home land people in the emergency room. Here's what to avoid in order...


Are Your Supplements Doing More Harm Than Good?

In this excerpt from her book, Growing Young, science journalist Marta Zaraska debunks the supposed health benefits of supplements, superfoods...


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The Best Home Remedies to Relieve Foot Pain

Suffering from sore, aching feet? Try these do-it-yourself strategies for foot pain relief.


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14 Signs You Have Impostor Syndrome—and How to Deal With It

Feel like a fraud? You might have impostor syndrome. Here's the definition of impostor syndrome, plus tips on how to...

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20 Things You Do Before Bed That Sabotage Your Sleep

These surprising before-bed habits may be keeping you from getting the good night's sleep you've been craving.


What You Need to Know About Blood Clots and COVID-19 Vaccines

Concerned about the risk of blood clots associated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine? Canadian medical experts shed light on the...


Anxiety Is On the Rise During COVID-19. Here’s What You Can Do to Help Ease It

Compounding crises have made everyone anxious, but how do you know if you’ve slipped into a more serious disorder—and what...


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How to Treat and Cure Athlete’s Foot

Despite the name, you don't have to work out to get athlete's foot. Here's how to kick this fairly common...


How My Mom and I Moved Past Our Clashing Personalities and Reconnected

Mom and I agreed long ago that our differences would always present challenges. But during the first lockdown of the...


How to Help Someone with Depression

One in six Canadians will experience depression at some point in their life, but many of us don't know what...