Coronavirus in Canada

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 science behind this rare (but serious) reaction.

Antibacterial Soap vs. Regular Soap: Which Should You Be Using?

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has scores of people reconsidering their everyday cleaning habits. It's tempting to reach for what...


The COVID-19 Side Effect That Distorts Your Sense of Smell

If pleasant odours now smell like rotting garbage, you could have parosmia—a condition linked to COVID-19. Here's how long it...


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How To Stop Your Glasses From Fogging Up While Wearing a Mask

Five quick fixes for this annoying little pandemic problem.


6 Ways to Outsmart Porch Pirates

Shopping online? Here's how to stop the thieves who are out to plunder the packages left at your front door.

How to Overcome a Fear of Needles

Is a fear of needles standing between you and the COVID-19 vaccine? You're not alone. Here, medical experts share some...


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50 Great Things to Do in Lockdown

Instead of focusing on the (very long) list of what you can't do, here are some productive ways to pass...

Now That I’ve Got the COVID-19 Vaccine, Can I Visit My Family?

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across Canada, infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch shares tips on how to keep...


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What Is COVID-19 Herd Immunity and When Will It Happen?

If enough people are immune to COVID-19, cases and deaths will plummet. This is known as herd immunity. Here's a...


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12 Easiest Foods to Grow at Home During the Pandemic

Whether you've got a backyard plot or containers on your patio, porch, or apartment balcony, growing your own fresh vegetables...


This Is the Most Hygienic Way to Dry Your Hands

Yes, drying your hands is just as important as washing them.

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10 Mistakes You’re Making with Antibacterial Wipes

We know you're using lots of them right now, but make sure you're using them right!


These Pandemic Pet Adoption Stories Will Warm Your Heart

Over the past year, an unprecedented number of Canadians opened their homes—and their hearts—to furry new friends. Here are just...


How to Clean Reusable Shopping Bags

Reusable shopping bags are a great way to go green, but they can get filthy fast. Here's everything you need...


Can An Air Purifier Kill Coronavirus Germs in the Air?

Indoor air quality has become more important than ever, with many people turning to air purifiers to cleanse the air...


I Tried IKEA’s New Air Purifier—Here’s What It’s Like

The new Förnuftig air purifier tackles indoor air pollution to help you breathe easier.

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10 Germ-Spreading Habits to Give Up Now

You probably have some—if not all—of these germ-spreading habits. Here's why you might want to rethink them.


10 Simple Secrets to Finding Your Happy Place

From cutting back on social media to helping others, these self-care ideas will help you find your happy place.


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Guide to Antimicrobial Home Hardware and Housewares

A wide range of antimicrobial home hardware and housewares may make the high-touch surfaces in your home safer from bacteria...


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Health Alert: Hand Sanitizer Lasts Hours Less Than You Thought It Did

The germ-killing standby might not be as effective as you thought.


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What You Should Know Before Trying to Cut Your Own Hair

Considering cutting your own hair during the lockdown? These practical tips from a pro barber could save yourself from making...


How Asian Canadians Are Fighting Racism During the Pandemic

As cases of COVID-19 rose in Canada, so did anti-Asian racism. Here's how community groups are creating space for people...


What to Do When a Friend Shares a Conspiracy Theory

Some people still believe the coronavirus is a hoax. Here's expert advice on how to judge information and how to...


12 Ways to Stay Warm While Socializing Outdoors During COVID-19

Patio heaters may be sold out across Canada, but that doesn't mean socially-distanced outdoor visits should leave you in the...

The Ultimate Guide to End of Life Planning

Preparing for the end now can save your loved ones plenty of heartache—and money—later on. These practical tips will help...


9 Things That Can Happen to Your Car When You Don’t Drive It

If you haven't picked up your car keys in a while, you should be aware of these nine things that...


A COVID-19 Patient’s Incredible 77-Day Fight for Survival

The story of Rick Cameron's battle for survival, the doctor who wouldn’t give up, and the Maritime community that rallied...


Is Lockdown Hurting Your Immune System?

Is all that time spent staying indoors during lockdown actually weakening your immune system? The short answer is no, and...


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Finally—A Face Mask For Guys With Beards!

And it's designed and manufactured right here in Canada.


How Can I Celebrate The Holidays Safely During COVID-19?

As Canada enters a second wave of COVID-19, health authorities suggest exercising restraint during the holidays. Infectious disease specialist Dr....