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Will you be eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot in Canada?
Will you be eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot in Canada?
The United States is now offering COVID-19 booster shots to their citizens, as are Israel, France, Britain, and Germany. Booster shots and third doses of the vaccine aren’t recommended for most Canadians — yet. That doesn’t mean, however,…

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Depression signs and symptoms — how to recognize depression
Depression signs and symptoms — how to recognize depression
Depression can sometimes feel like the elephant in the room. When you feel depressed, it can be hard to focus on anything else. Talking about such a personal experience with others can be intimidating. But you should know…

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Is it a rash or is it skin cancer?
Is it a rash or is it skin cancer?
Examining yourself in the mirror one morning, you notice a new rash on your upper body that’s making your skin red and itchy. Not exactly great news, but don’t panic. Skin rashes are often harmless. They…

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Triple-negative breast cancer
Triple-negative breast cancer
One in eight Canadian women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. It’s the most common cancer in Canadian women after non-melanoma skin cancer. Breast cancer isn’t one homogeneous disease, however, and knowing which type…

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The lowdown on men’s PSA testing
The lowdown on men’s PSA testing
Canadian men get prostate cancer more than any other cancer, and 1 in 9 men are diagnosed with it during their life. Most cases are discovered in their early stages, which is part of the reason there’s a 93%…

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Six reasons you should start journaling
Six reasons you should start journaling
Journaling isn’t just for angsty teens. The self-help movement has taken journaling mainstream, with books promising that it’ll manifest your dreams and even help you sleep better. Journaling may be having a moment, but it’s more than just…

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HIV and AIDS: causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment
HIV and AIDS: causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment
Learning that you’re HIV positive can be devastating, but with proper treatment, you can live a long and healthy life. There are a number of drugs available to help you manage your health and infection status. In spite…

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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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COVID-19 safety tips as you plan for back-to-school
COVID-19 safety tips as you plan for back-to-school
As summer winds down and the first day of school inches closer, parents and students are grappling with a huge question — what will the new school year actually look like? COVID-19 has upended daily life, especially in…

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Six sexual issues that are more common than you think
Six sexual issues that are more common than you think
Talking about sex is less taboo than it used to be, but that doesn’t make it a comfortable topic to discuss. Whatever your sex life looks like, you’re likely reluctant to share the details, even with your closest…

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