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PrEP: what is it and how does it reduce HIV risk and infection?
PrEP: what is it and how does it reduce HIV risk and infection?
Medicine has come a long way since acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first identified in the 1980s. But while AIDS is treatable, there’s still no cure for it. The best way to protect…

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Four things to look out for on your next outdoor trip
Four things to look out for on your next outdoor trip
As you rush to soak up the dog days of summer, it’s normal to want to pack in as much fun as possible, and outdoor excursions are high on everyone’s list. But without safeguards, an outdoor trip can…

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Five signs you may need speech therapy
Five signs you may need speech therapy
If you or someone you love has ever experienced a speech or language disorder, you understand how challenging it can be. It becomes a hindrance to everyday life, preventing those affected from being able to share their thoughts…

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Why do I fart so much and why does it smell so bad?
Why do I fart so much and why does it smell so bad?
You know things are bad when the smell of your own farts is unbearable. While other peoples’ farts are gross, most people find that their own farts don’t bother them. If you’re passing gas smelly enough to offend…

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What does a standard check-up involve?
What does a standard check-up involve?
Almost 15% of Canadians don’t have a family doctor. Whether you’re part of this group or not, it may have been a while since you made the trip to your physician’s office. For…

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Skin cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk
Skin cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk
Summer is here, and you’re probably itching to spend hours outside. But before you spend long summer days outside soaking up the sun, it’s important to remember those golden rays play a big part in causing the

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What’s the impact of taking hard drugs just once?
What’s the impact of taking hard drugs just once?
As cannabis use becomes more socially acceptable in Canada, it’s not uncommon for people to be curious about hard drugs too. We all know that drugs are bad for you, but what’s the real impact of taking hard drugs one…

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Five weight loss myths that will change the way you think about your health
Five weight loss myths that will change the way you think about your health
When it comes to weight loss, there’s a lot of information out there. Not only is there a lot of information, but you might hear a “weight loss tip” from one source that directly contradicts a…

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Rosacea: what you need to know
Rosacea: what you need to know
For many people, it starts as a simple tendency to flush or blush easily. It may happen unexpectedly, or for little to no reason at all. If this progresses to a point where the skin begins…

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