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What is a “normal” colour for vaginal discharge?
What is a “normal” colour for vaginal discharge?
No matter how open you are with your girlfriends, you’re probably not discussing your vaginal discharge. Chances are, you didn’t learn about it in health class either. So it’s little wonder that many women don’t know what normal…

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10 tips to worry less
10 tips to worry less
Everybody gets worried from time to time. Maybe it’s a big presentation on the horizon, or waiting for important news. Whatever the reason, a little worry is natural. It’s when you can’t stop worrying, or find yourself preoccupied…

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Allergic reactions from the COVID-19 vaccine
Allergic reactions from the COVID-19 vaccine
With COVID-19 vaccines being distributed across the country, we’re a step closer to the virus being a thing of the past. A few people who’ve already gotten the jab reported allergic reactions. Though allergies to vaccinations aren’t common,…

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How to laugh more every day
How to laugh more every day
We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine, but that’s not literally true. Obviously laughter can’t compete with vaccines or chemotherapy when it comes to medical treatment. But it turns out that laughter is pretty good for…

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Eight hair and skin tips for cold weather
Eight hair and skin tips for cold weather
Cold-weather conditions can have a damaging effect on your hair and skin. We may be spending more time indoors to escape Canada’s infamous cold, but that comes with its own set of challenges. Here are eight tips for…

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How to tell if you have melanoma
How to tell if you have melanoma
Every year, over 80,000 Canadians are diagnosed with skin cancer. Fortunately, with early intervention, the prospect of recovery is bright. The five-year survival rate of someone diagnosed with skin cancer is

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The COVID-19 vaccine and herd immunity
The COVID-19 vaccine and herd immunity
COVID-19 vaccines will be given out across Canada in the coming months. The vaccine will help Canada reach something called herd immunity — a common ending to viral outbreaks. Here’s what herd immunity is, how it works, and…

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Is microdosing on psychedelics safe and beneficial?
Is microdosing on psychedelics safe and beneficial?
Microdosing is super trendy these days. From Silicon Valley executives to your neighbours next door, it seems like everyone is doing it. Proponents of microdosing claim that it makes you more productive, creative, and open to connecting with…

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Flare & Maple — Dr. Brett’s tips for managing anxiety during COVID-19
Flare & Maple — Dr. Brett’s tips for managing anxiety during COVID-19
Now that we’re coming up on one year of quarantine, Canadians seem to be hitting the collective mental wall. This rare situation of long-term stress has worn us down. It’s caused many people to withdraw socially, and instead…

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Flat feet & fallen arches in babies
Flat feet & fallen arches in babies
Toddlers and young children usually have flat feet. So if you’re thinking to yourself, “my child is walking or running flat-footed,” you’re right! While flat feet or fallen arches might…

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