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Canada Needs a National Pharmacare Plan

  Health care in Canada is delivered through a publicly funded Health Care system, which is mostly free at the point of use and has most services provided by private entities. It is guided by the provisions of the Canadian Health Act of 1984, which came in to effect by Vision & Lobbying of Tommy Douglas .The government assures the quality of care through federal ... Read More »

Brand Name Medicine: Waste of Money?

   A recent health survey found that in 2014 alone, Canadians spent an astounding 33.9 billion dollars on pharmaceutical drugs1. With the cost of medicines slowly rising, pharmacists are giving their patients the same advice: buy generic medicine. What is generic medicine? Pharmacist Jaspreet Virdi explains that after a company gets approval for a new medicine, Health Canada awards them ... Read More »

The Science Behind Why You Felt Happier This Summer

You don’t need a scientist to tell you that summer is associated with brightness, sunny beaches, uplifted spirits and the 5-year-old inside of you urging you to go outside. What you may not know, however, is that there is biological research explaining why people tend to be happier in the summer. Let’s start off with some basic biology: melatonin is ... Read More »

Woman Tattoos Own Face to Cover Burn Scars

Basma Hameed: A Pioneer in the Burn World When Basma was just two-years-old, her eight-year-old brother wanted to surprise their parents by making them dinner on a pan with hot oil. His sweet and caring gesture quickly turned into a nightmare for his younger sister. He put frozen meat into the oil filled pan and it quickly caught fire. As ... Read More »

I Lost 50 lb in 12 weeks

It’s very difficult to lose weight. That’s something that either you would have experienced yourself, or you would have been told by people trying to shed pounds. The difficulty actually comes in two stages. The first stage is of course the process of trying to lose weight itself. There are countless diets and weight-loss plans floating around out there which ... Read More »

10 common reasons why we don’t exercise

We all intend to exercise regularly. But when it comes to putting intention to practice, only about 10 percent are successful. Others happen to have numerous seemingly convincing excuses for not doing so. Here are some of the oft-quoted “reasons”, and the reality behind them: Reason 1: I just don’t have time. Facts: Everyone’s day is 24 hours. It’s all ... Read More »

EASY-TO-FOLLOWUP TIPS FOR HEALTH SKIN

If you’ve resolved to take care of your skin in 2015, adapt some easy-to-follow tips for achieving wonders. Sangeeta Velaskar, vice president and head (Medical Services and Research and Development) at Kaya Skin Clinic, lays emphasis on proper sleep and drinking water regularly to stay fit and glowing, read a statement. Here’s what Velaskar suggests: Sleep like you mean it ... Read More »

Want to get a Celebrity Body? Check out how…

Achieving a perfect body a la celebrities is not difficult if one follows the right workout regime and eating habits, says fitness trainer Romana Braganza. Braganza, who worked with celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes and Anne Hathaway, says one should follow five tips to get a perfect body, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Pre-workout fuel Are you fuelling up ... Read More »

Fan of stylish wardrobes? Watch out for health risks

Do not follow fashion trends blindly. Consider the long and short-term health risks associated with the latest fashion trends, says leading Orthopaedic Surgeon, Simon Moyes. As a specialist sports injury orthopaedic surgeon, Moyes is no stranger to the aches and pains of professional athletes that come with the game. However, after reading both his practises at 31 Old Broad Street ... Read More »

Adopt healthy eating habits to stay fit

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult. If you develop a routine of adopting positive healthy practices, eating healthfully can become second nature. Make a few changes in your lifestyle and adding few eating habits that can do wonders to your skin and body. “I’ve realised that the secret to good habits — for nutrition, or anything else — ... Read More »