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Emerging Trends in Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications


In today's fast-paced world, people are constantly seeking more convenient and accessible healthcare solutions. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications have long been a go-to choice for individuals looking to self-treat common ailments. However, the landscape of OTC...

Top 10 Most Prescribed Drugs in Canada and How They Work


Prescription drugs play a vital role in treating and managing various health conditions, but it’s essential to understand them and their mechanisms to ensure optimal health outcomes. In Canada, there are numerous prescription drugs, but...

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Heartburn and What To Do About It?


Have you ever had that pain and burning sensation in your chest as you’re just getting ready to sleep after a hard day’s work? Well, I have. And in case you haven’t - lucky for...

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Medication Reminders Improving Drug Adherence for Older Patients


Medication adherence refers to the extent to which a person’s medication-taking behavior corresponds with recommendations from a healthcare provider. The world Health Organization reports that adherence to medications averages 50% among patients with chronic diseases,...

Do You Have A Sore Throat? It Could Be Allergies


Sore throat, medically known as pharyngitis, is a common ailment that can arise from various factors, including viral or bacterial infections, environmental irritants, and allergies. While allergies are often associated with symptoms like sneezing, itching,...

Can We Prevent Dementia?


40 Lifestyle self-assessments for the over-40s  Guest Blog by Mohamed Elmasry, PhD -  I am now an octogenarian. In talking with my 80-something friends, we all agree that it would be far more dignified to die in a...

Taking Strides Against Type 2 Diabetes


Type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains a significant public health challenge worldwide, with its prevalence steadily rising. However, emerging research suggests that a simple and accessible activity—fast-paced walking—may hold the key to preventing and managing this...

The Motivational Power of Exercise Buddies for Seniors


Starting a fitness journey alongside peers might just be the secret sauce for older adults looking to boost their exercise routine, according to intriguing new research. A recent randomized clinical trial published in JAMA Network Open...

Can Coffee Reduce the Risk of Parkison’s Disease


Parkinson's disease (PD) remains a significant neurological disorder, affecting millions worldwide. While its exact cause remains elusive, emerging research suggests a potential link between coffee consumption and a reduced risk of developing PD. Delving into...

Earwax Essentials


Experiencing discomfort due to ear fullness or dulled hearing often indicates the presence of cerumen impaction, commonly known as an earwax blockage. This condition arises when an excessive amount of earwax accumulates, prompting individuals prone...