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On the unpredictability of genital warts
On the unpredictability of genital warts
The symptoms of genital warts might not be as obvious as you think. You can be infected by a partner without a flare up. Know the facts and stay protected.

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Boozy breastfeeding: is it safe to drink and nurse?
Boozy breastfeeding: is it safe to drink and nurse?
Can you drink alcohol before breastfeeding your baby? Is there any safe amount? We dispel the myths to give you the most up-to-date advice.

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Pediatrician vs GP: How to choose?
Pediatrician vs GP: How to choose?
When your child is suffering, how do you know if you should see a GP or a pediatrician? We break it down for you.

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Get a second opinion — and peace of mind — on your cancer diagnosis
Get a second opinion — and peace of mind — on your cancer diagnosis
If you’re diagnosed with cancer in Canada, you're referred to an oncologist to help you fight the disease. But if you don't feel comfortable with their treatment plan, it may be time to get a second opinion.

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See a doctor online for flu treatment & skip the germy waiting room
See a doctor online for flu treatment & skip the germy waiting room
Flu season is coming. Prevent the spread of virus and keep yourself healthy with these helpful tricks.

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The pill: is it really your best birth control option?
The pill: is it really your best birth control option?
The birth control pill has been around for decades. But does that mean it's safe or right for you? We look at the pros and cons to help you make the best decision possible.

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Vaginal health 101: what’s really going on “down there”?
Vaginal health 101: what’s really going on “down there”?
Vaginal health can be tricky: how do you know what's really going on inside? Discover how to take care of your vagina and how you can tell if something strange is going on.

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Mastitis: don’t let it ruin your breastfeeding journey
Mastitis: don’t let it ruin your breastfeeding journey
Up to 20 percent of lactating women will experience mastitis. It's a painful condition that can have serious complications if left untreated. But it doesn't have to end your breastfeeding journey.

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Why erectile dysfunction is even worse than you think
Why erectile dysfunction is even worse than you think
Trouble getting an erection can be more than an embarrassing misfire in the bedroom; it can signal that something else, something worse, is going on in the body.

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Constantly hungry but losing weight? Your thyroid might be to blame
Constantly hungry but losing weight? Your thyroid might be to blame
Unintended weight loss and a reduced need for sleep are high on most of our wish lists. But as symptoms of overactive thyroid, these aren’t the blessings they may seem to be at first.

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The lowdown on STDs…or is it STIs?
The lowdown on STDs…or is it STIs?
At some point in the last few years, we’ve all started talking about STIs instead of STDs. What exactly is the difference between STI and STD, or is there even one?

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