What is headache? Headache is an almost universal experience; most of us have some kind of headache at some time in our lives. The classification system of headaches used by the medical profession is one of the longest in medicine, with many types and causes. Types of headache The InternationalContinue Reading

Heartburn is a burning sensation in your chest, just behind your breastbone. Technically called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn occurs when stomach contents back up into your esophagus. Sour taste and the sensation of food coming back into your mouth may accompany the sensation. Heartburn usually happens after you’ve eaten aContinue Reading

Dark, thick, velvety skin in body folds, usually on the neck, armpits, or groin can be a sign of diabetes, says Sylvia Rosas, M.D., a staff physician at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA, and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. The condition, called acanthosis nigricans, typically occursContinue Reading

The flu shot can help protect you from the influenza virus. Find out why it’s important to get one this year. Karl Tapales/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. One of the keys to slowing and ending the COVID-19 pandemicContinue Reading

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This article was produced in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada. On this page: The Issue About 11% of men and 16% of women in Canada will experience major depression in the course of their lives. Depression can limit your quality of life, affect relationships, lead to lostContinue Reading

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Reasons for Cancer Anxiety Severe pain and disability, grief and uncertainty, in addition to financial hardship, all collude to cause anxiety in many cancer patients. Clinical levels of anxiety can affect physical cancer treatments, so seek support from your loved ones, doctors and other professionals. Everyone reacts and copes differentlyContinue Reading