Prevention

What everyone should know about what can cause cancer

Do deodorant and cell phones really cause cancer? We help you sort fact from fiction when it comes to cancer...


7 ways to beat belly bloat

If no amount of exercising seems to flatten your tummy, you may be bloated. Try these seven simple ways to...


5 tips for low-risk drinking

Get all the health benefits of alcohol without the risks. Try these low-risk drinking tips the next time you're out


6 ways to avoid a trip to the ER while on vacation

A sudden illness or injury could ruin months of trip planning, but it doesn't mean you have to go to...


The 5-minute stress test

Feeling a little frazzled lately? Take our quiz to find out if you have hidden stress and learn a few...


Your healthy holiday party planner

The holidays are here again'along with finger foods, cookies and plenty of eggnog. Brace yourself for a busy party season...


Should you go to the ER?

When faced with an issue that requires medical attention, it's tough to decide what to do next. Here, an emergency...


Ovarian cancer: The quest for a test

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Could a test for the disease be on the horizon?

31 pregnancy risk factors to discuss with your doctor

Taking a few precautions during your pregnancy can help to ensure the safe delivery of your baby. Here are some...


Reader tested: Bug repellents

Two Best Health readers dared to field-test a selection of popular bug repellents for us. Here's what they found


How to choose the best bug repellent

Not all bug sprays are created equal'but we've got your guide to what's in them and how they work. Here's...


6 summer safety tips you need to know

Whether you're camping or cottaging, accidents can happen when you least expect them. Prepare yourself for challenges with these summer...


4 ways to prevent motion sickness

Does travelling by air, land or water make you queasy? Here's how to prevent motion sickness


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The best remedies for motion sickness

Motion sickness can make travelling'whether by car, boat or plane'an uncomfortable experience. Planning to hit the road? Prepare yourself with...


5 ways Canadians are fighting obesity

While it's true that obesity rates in Canada are scary, new initiatives are turning the tide. Here are five ways...


What the shape of your spine says about you

Whether you slouch or stand tall, your posture is sending a non-verbal message. Here's what the shape of your spine...

Coming soon: A vaccine for UTIs

Urinary tract infections aren't just uncomfortable, they can be quite painful as well. The good news: a vaccine is in...


Ask your doctor about the vitamin D test

Studies show a lack of vitamin D could contribute to diseases such as cancer and osteoporosis. A test from your...


The dangers of third-hand smoke

Researchers say kids are at risk when exposed to third-hand smoke


What’s inside your colon

Find out what common colon diseases look like with this tour through the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada's giant colon...


How to get your man to visit the dentist

Does your guy fear going to the dentist? Here's how to help him overcome that anxiety

How to quit smoking

Looking for inspiration on how to break the cigarette habit? Some happy ex-smokers share real-life tips on how they did...


How to quit coffee

Feeling too jittery after your morning cup of joe? Try these two tricks to help you quit coffee for good


How to help him quit smoking

His smelly clothes and maybe even yellowed fingers and teeth may be unpleasant enough, but the health effects of smoking...


Is it safe to microwave plastic?

Why you can't rely on the microwave-safe label


The health risks of snoring

About 40 percent of men snore, but it may signal health trouble


Why vitamin D may prevent H1N1

The sunshine vitamin may help boost your immune system's response to all flu viruses'including H1N1. Here's how to ensure you're...