Conditions

Not feeling well? Learn how to spot the signs of various health conditions, as well as the latest in prevention, treatment, and home remedies to jump start your recovery.

The Most Common Sleep Problems, Solved

Whether you're having trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, or are waking up too early, Dr. Ram Randhawa of UBC Hospital’s Leon Judah Blackmore Centre for Sleep Disorders has some helpful advice.

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How to Treat a Stiff Neck: Home Remedies That Actually Work

At any given time, an estimated 39 per cent of people over 65 have stiffness, soreness or swelling in their...


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Shingles Symptoms You Might Be Ignoring

The most common red flag is a painful rash, but shingles can present in a number of different ways.


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Silent Signs of Colon Cancer You Might Be Missing

Rectal bleeding is the most obvious colon cancer symptom, but other signs may be far more subtle. If you notice...


If You’ve Got Mice, This Story Will Convince You to Call the Exterminator

A rare disease transmitted by the microscopic mites that live on mice turned one woman's life upside-down.

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What Every First Aid Kit Needs

A well-stocked first aid kit can help you take effective action in an emergency situation. Here are the specific items...


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Sneaky Reasons You’re Bloated All the Time

Find out the most common culprits behind gas—and some natural remedies to relieve the pressure.


The Silent Killer: What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure

8 million adults in Canada have high blood pressure, and Heather Evans is one of them. She and two experts...


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6 Sneaky Things That Trigger IBS Symptoms

Contrary to popular belief, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not caused by your diet. However, these seven factors could serve...


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10+ Ways to Manage Everyday Aches and Pains

Everyday aches and pains holding you back? Tap these expert-approved pain management strategies to live your best life.


She Was Losing Her Vision, and Her Son Had Life-Threatening Dehydration—Could the Cases Be Linked?

When a mother and son began to experience health issues at the same time, doctors struggled for answers. Was a...


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How to Beat Diabetes

Scientific breakthroughs are now helping to prevent the disease, and even put it into remission.


13 Silent Signs of Dementia (and How to Spot Them Early)

From sudden personality changes to poor financial decision-making, here are the 13 early signs of dementia you should never ignore.

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10 Medical Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep

If you can't fall asleep, stay asleep, or achieve a deep, restful sleep, there could be an underlying medical issue...


Teeth Grinding is On the Rise—Here’s What You Can Do About It

Experts say stress may be behind an uptick in teeth grinding, a behaviour known as bruxism. Find out the best...


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Silent Signs You’re Eating Too Much Protein

Protein is easily one of the most important nutrients to get into your daily diet, but it’s possible to get...


His Doctor Told Him He Had a Benign Cyst—Then It Grew to the Size of a Baseball

Could Vietnam veteran Richard Danzer cheat death a second time?


Why is My Hair Falling Out?

There are many reasons you may notice your hair falling out—or sudden bald patches. Fortunately, most of them can be...


This is the Fastest Rising Cancer in Canada

In the battle against cancer, Canada is making progress. Lung cancer is down, thanks to a dropping smoking rate, and...


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9 Signs Your Liver Might Be in Trouble

If any (or all) of these signs sound familiar, it might be time to visit your doctor.


What It’s Like Living With Long COVID

More than two years into the pandemic, some patients’ symptoms aren’t going away. While experts hunt for treatments, some people...


What It Could Mean if You Have Cloudy Urine

Does your pee look cloudy or murky? Chances are it's nothing to worry about, but cloudy urine could be a...

What It Could Mean if Your Hands are Always Cold

The underyling cause could be benign—or a symptom of a more serious condition.


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The Truth About Fatty Liver Disease

Thought fatty liver disease was only a concern for heavy drinkers? Think again. Here's what you need to know about...


Here’s What It Means If You Have Ridges on Your Nails

They don't make for the prettiest of manicures, but are they something more than a cosmetic problem?


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14 Silent Symptoms of Lupus You Should Never Ignore

This autoimmune disease is tricky to diagnose because it mimics so many other illnesses. If you have more than four...


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Why You Suffer From Motion Sickness (And What You Can Do About It)

Practical tips on how to keep this common condition under control.