Body Temperature | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Body Temperature

On average, the normal body temperature is typically around 37°C (98.6°F). However, this can slightly differ from person to person. The average body temperature can also vary depending on age. For example, the average body temperature in babies and...
Kidney Disease | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Kidney Disease

The number of Canadians living with kidney disease has been steadily increasing over the years. Currently, an estimated 1 in every 10 Canadians have kidney disease, while it affects as many as 850 million people worldwide. The kidneys are...
Acne and Blackheads | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Acne and Blackheads

Do you notice any tiny, dark spots on your skin? You could have what’s known as a blackhead. Given their name because they are black in colour, blackheads are a form of acne and will typically appear on the...
Excessive alcohol consumption isn’t something that health professionals promote; however, if you happened to have one too many cocktails or other alcoholic beverages, then you most likely know what it’s like to wake up with a head-pounding hangover in...
Globally, the average life-expectancy is between 71 to 72 years of age – for some, it may even exceed 100 years. However, aging is, unfortunately, something that is inevitable and cannot be reversed. As we get older, we will...
A brain aneurysm (also known as a cerebral aneurysm) is a weak, bulging spot on the wall of an artery in the brain, and can be detected through non-invasive medical imaging tests, such as MRI or CT scans. According...
On average, Canadians can spend upwards of 6 to 8 hours (sometimes longer) sitting in front of computer screens. Additionally, screen time usage can also increase with things like smartphones, tablets, televisions and other electronic devices. It is this...
Behavioural and other types of mental health disorders don’t just affect adults. They can affect children, too. A child having the odd temper tantrum here and there, or having the inability to sit still doesn’t necessarily constitute as a...
Trauma can result from a number of things, including both physical and mental abuse, natural disasters, terrorism, war, and even death. Physical abuse is defined as the infliction of physical pain onto another (with or without the use of...
While you may not know them by their medical definition (singultus), hiccups are very common and something you’ve probably experienced on more than one occasion. While they are not typically cause for concern, there are some instances where persisting...