During summer, one of the main ways people burn calories is scratching mosquito bites. Okay, that’s not true, but it sure feels that way—and here’s why.
Find out if medical marijuana is right for you, and where further research is still needed.
These are the tick-borne illnesses you can contract in Canada. Find out which symptoms to watch out for.
The good news: there was no sign of a stroke. The bad: my brain was covered in lesions. I was newly diagnosed with MS, and facing a very different future than the one I had planned.
There were 987 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2016. Find out what you can do to prevent and treat Lyme disease, and the signs you should watch out for.
The bizarre medical story of how a major injury prevented a deadly cancer.
Difficulty swallowing—a condition known as dysphagia—can affect anyone.
Steering clear of flowers and trees will get you only so far during allergy season. Here are some unexpected reasons you might suffer from spring allergy symptoms.
The spinning, dizzying loss of balance which earmarks vertigo can come without warning. Here’s what medical experts wished you knew.
You may think they’re only a problem in poor or developing countries, but parasites affect millions of people in North America every year.
Hint: It’s probably not because you’re a superhuman time traveller.
How to know when common constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, or abdominal pain may be a symptom of a more serious digestive issue.
When a 17-year-old from Kingston, Ontario, came to the hospital with abdominal cramps and diarrhea, doctors assumed E. Coli was the culprit. But when her organs started failing, it became clear something far worse was happening.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s shed light on a decade’s worth of unusual behaviour that seemed pretty harmless at the time. In hindsight, this is what I wish I knew.
While the appendix doesn’t seem to serve a purpose in the body, if it bursts, it can be life-threatening. Here’s what you need to know.
That sun-kissed glow may actually be the kiss of cancer. Here are the myths people believe that could raise your risk of skin cancer.
Thought food allergy symptoms always occur within minutes of eating? Think again! Here are other myths about food allergies that could put you in danger.
Some diseases are easy to spot, but others take longer to diagnose. Here’s how to get a quicker diagnosis when you have an easy-to-miss condition.
It can be tough to figure out if you’re just moody, or if your emotional highs and lows are the result of a more serious mental illness. Here’s how to tell if you might have bipolar disorder.
Sepsis, or “blood poisoning,” is deadly—but it’s also tough to diagnose. Learning to recognize the signs is your best protection against this silent killer.