First observed on October 10th, 1992, World Mental Health Day is commemorated each year and aims to promote mental health awareness. Mental illness affects over 1 billion people on a global scale, making it a worldwide epidemic. Below, Dr....
If you’ve ever suffered from a headache or a migraine then you know how debilitating they can be. Needing to find the quietest, darkest room possible, along with taking an acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help relieve the pain is...
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...
An American state is experiencing one of the worst chickenpox outbreaks in decades, after at least 36 children from a North Carolina private school were diagnosed with the virus. This is the largest outbreak to hit the state since...
It’s important that we all strive to have healthy, well-balanced diets no matter what – because the healthier you eat, the better your quality of life will be (i.e. you reduce the risk of things like obesity, cardiovascular disease,...
Health Canada has issued a recall on Alysena 28 birth control following concerns about chipped pills. Oral contraceptives, such as Alysena, are used for a variety reasons, including for irregular or heavy menstrual cycles, menstrual cramps, PMS, POI (Primary Ovarian...
A Los Angeles judge recently ruled that all coffee sold in the state of California should come with a cancer warning label; this after the Council for Education and Research on Toxins, also known as CERT, argued that as...
Petroleum jelly, also commonly known as Vaseline, is a mixture of waxes and mineral oil that acts as a water-protective barrier and has been used to help keep skin healthy for over 140 years. For patients with sensitive skin, petroleum...
As a family physician in Vancouver, Dr. Ali Ghahary doesn’t just advocate for patients to take care of their physical health, but he also urges the importance of taking care of their mental health, too. Even if you don’t...
First founded by Australia’s Travis Garone and Luke Slattery in 2003, the Movember Foundation has gone on to become one of the world’s most prominent leaders in raising awareness on men’s health, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and even...