Prevention

6 things you should know about pregnancy and H1N1

What every pregnant woman should know about the H1N1 flu virus


8 immunizations for adults

While the new H1N1 flu virus, or swine flu, may be dominating the headlines lately, that's not the only thing...


Should women do breast self-exams?

We asked a leading voice on each side of the debate to weigh in on the pros and cons of...


Should girls get the HPV vaccine?

Not all doctors are in favour of Canada's HPV vaccination program. Here, two top docs weigh in on the debate


7 ways Canadians are preparing for H1N1

As the country braces for the coming flu season and fears of the H1N1 virus loom large, some Canadians are...


5 myths and truths about public washrooms

Paranoid about the bacteria and viruses lurking in public restrooms? Find out what you really should be worried about and...


A healthy you in minutes a day

Just a few minutes of exercise per week may be all you need to help prevent some of the risk...


Should we outlaw tanning beds for teens?

Tell us what you think about giving minors access to tanning beds, and copy our letter to send to your...

7 health conditions that are helped by antioxidants

What the latest research tells us on antioxidants' effect on certain diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, asthma and...


How he can protect himself from heart disease

Tell him about these three ways he can protect himself against heart disease, the number one killer of men


Depression and nutrition: Beat the winter blues with vitamins and minerals

How good nutrition can help prevent and treat seasonal affective disorder, depression and more


Prostate cancer: How diet and lifestyle can reduce his risk

Getting screened is important. So is taking a few easy measures to prevent prostate cancer, the most common cancer in...


Virus alert: What viruses really do to your body

It's emerging that viruses have far more lasting effects on the body than was believed only a few years ago....


9 ways to boost your immunity

Brace yourself for cold and flu season by boosting your immune system with these healthy habits


Osteoporosis: Why you need to act now

True, osteoporosis generally affects older women. But here's a new message that younger women dare not ignore: To build bone...


How to get men to visit the doctor

Are the men in your life resistant when it comes to their regular checkups? Send them this article to encourage...

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Aspirin may help fight osteoporosis

Aspirin, an anti-inflammatory, is already widely used in the treatment of chronic disease, in particular, heart disease. Now, new research


Hear this! How to prevent hearing loss

Protecting your ears can help prevent hearing loss. Learn how with these tips


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Don’t lose it: 8 ways to take care of your voice

Learning to relax your voice is the key to keeping it healthy


Prevent backache in pregnancy

Low back pain is common after about 12 weeks of pregnancy as your centre of gravity changes, affecting balance and...


Can alcohol be healthy?

Wine and other alcoholic drinks are either touted as a cure-all, or something to skip altogether. Best Health sorts out...

Are we too clean?

With vaccines, antibiotics and the penchant for cleanliness, a germ just doesn't stand a chance. This means the immune system...


10 ways to cut your cancer risk

Here are 10 easy lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of getting cancer