Pancreatic cancer is considered to be among the most common types of cancer that one can be diagnosed with. However, it is also often referred to as the “silent killer” due it to having little to no symptoms until...
There are as many as 62,000 strokes in Canada each year, with as many as 405,000 Canadians living with the effects following a stroke. A stroke can happen to anyone at any time. It is a type of attack...
Recently, films like ‘A Star Is Born’ and shows like A&E's 6-part docuseries ‘Many Sides of Jane’, have shone an important spotlight on mental health and addiction. While two very different takes on mental illness, it is pop culture...
Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, is a progressive disease of the central nervous system that affects as many as 2.3 million people globally. In Canada, an estimated 77,000 people live with the disease. While MS is most often...
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,...
Both men and women experience stress, though it’s the latter that tends to take the biggest hit from it, according to research. In addition, women are also two to three times more likely to experience other mental health related...
Spring may only be a month away, but many areas of British Columbia as well as other regions across Canada are still experiencing frigid cold temperatures and winter weather, including snow. As a result of the cold weather, you...
There are many things that can cause bloating – from dehydration to lack of fibre in the diet; and women can also experience bloating both before and after their period as a result of a change in hormone levels....
While allergies can certainly occur year-round, the springtime is commonly when allergy problems tend to pop up in higher rates. When your body detects an allergen, it releases chemicals (such as histamine.) The release of these chemicals is what...
There are now at least 10 confirmed cases of measles in Vancouver, prompting health officials to warn potentially exposed individuals to either get vaccinated, or get themselves a booster shot in order to protect themselves against the virus. This latest...