Children can have heart disease too, and many are born with it.
The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
What if the menopause was something we thought positively about or were able to discuss openly without fear of derision?
The "love hormone" system starts to develop in the womb and is important in helping us deal with stress.
Research suggests that sleeping on your back can increase the chances of stillbirth. Pregnant women need better access to such vital information.
A new psychological intervention can help any parents - even those crippled by fear and self-blame - to become powerful recovery coaches to children with eating disorders.
There are two schools of thought to explain people's height phobias: evolutionary and behavioural.
A successful gene therapy for the leading cause of sight loss in children is being reviewed by the FDA.
Many smokers still think filters make cigarettes safer. But they actually make them more harmful, and the tobacco industry has known about this for a long time.
Poor people who have cancer are one of the most financially vulnerable groups in the US. Obamacare aimed to improve their access to care. A recent study shows how it did.
Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of dementia. Why don't more people recognize the signs?
A reader wants to know why our noses run just because it's cold.
Wine has long been known for its disinfecting and cleansing properties. So can it kill flu and other bugs? And what about other types of alcohol?
World Obesity Day
Bombarded with unhealthy offerings by the food industry, we blame and shame ourselves for gaining weight. But is it really our fault, or are we being "entrapped?"
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.
The U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission has recommended a wide-spread ban on an entire class of flame retardants. Here's how Canada could follow suit.
Initiatives to help women suffering postnatal depression are needed and should be encouraged and integrated as part of routine antenatal and postnatal care.
Being a member of a community choir has similar health and social benefits as being part of a football team.
World Obesity Day
As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.
There is no clear-cut definition of what mindfulness actually is. This has potentially serious implications.