One of the most important things when it comes to keeping our mental health in check is to make sure we’re also maintaining social connectivity. Many studies have shown that having human connections with others helps us to have...
Those living in Prince Rupert have been under a boil water advisory, and officials now say there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight for the city’s 12,000 residents – at least not anytime soon. The boil water advisory,...
2018 saw a mixed bag of health headlines, though there were many of them. Below is a look of some of the biggest topics that made news this year, how they directly impacted Canadians, along with some helpful tips...
Candida Overgrowth

Candida Overgrowth

Also known as Candidiasis, this is a condition that occurs as a result of an overgrowth of candida albicans, a type of single-cell yeast that is found in the digestive tract. While candida can actually be non-life threatening (and...
The most common resolutions that people make going into a new year include weight loss and healthy eating. These resolutions often mean that people will make drastic changes to their diet and fitness plans; but these drastic changes are...
Menopause, which is considered a normal part of the aging process, typically occurs in women between the ages of 40 and 50 – after they’ve not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. There is also something known...
A sore throat and cough are usually the first sign of a common cold. While a sore throat will usually taper off after a few days (it usually precedes other symptoms, such as a runny nose or nasal congestion,...
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...
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...