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It’s a holdover from the caveman days that we instinctively do what we need to do to keep ourselves safe. Consider it to be like our “threat radar”—we wouldn’t have evolved without it. But according to Dr. Julia Sen, a registered clinical and counselling psychologist in Toronto, that radar...

Growing pains 101: 5 fast facts

From a vague ache to the potential for serious discomfort, growing pains come in all shapes and sizes. It’s hard to see your child suffering, especially when there’s no physical booboo to cover with a superhero bandage, but here are five quick facts to help you ease their worries (and your own!).

5 reasons your paediatrician might not order tests or write prescriptions

In a publicly funded health care system, unnecessary tests can lead to a waste of health system resources that could be better spent on other services for patients.

7 skincare products to help combat adult acne

We took these products out for a test ride and found them pretty effective in the battle against adult acne. 

These foods will help clean and protect your kid’s teeth

Teeth-cleaning foods? Yep, you read that right. But it's not just about foods that "brush" your teeth, read on to find out how common lunch box items can help protect your kid's pearly whites, too. 

When is a healthy time to eat dinner?

Family meals are indeed key for good health, both physical and mental. After all, it is an opportunity for sharing the day’s events. The timing, though, may be a problem.

Mentally preparing for pregnancy after miscarriage

If you’re pregnant and have suffered a previous miscarriage, chances are you’re pretty nervous this time around.

Talking to kids about weed: Tips on having the conversation

Since marijuana is now legal in Canada, your kids will likely have a few questions about pot. Writer Sydney Loney went to the experts for help with the answers.

Supermarket savvy: Hidden sugars

Just because a label doesn’t broadcast sugar by its common name doesn’t mean it isn’t there. In fact, there are upwards of 50 different names for added sugar (!), and some of them could trick even the smartest shopper. Here are a few to look out for.

We tried it: Best bandaids for all booboos

Summer’s coming, so now’s the time to top up your plaster stash. With our picks, you’ll be ready for everything from blisters to skinned knees.

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