This sections offers information on many diseases and conditions, including symptoms and treatments. Because healthy lifestyle choices reduce the risk of many diseases, this section provides tips on the choices you can make to stay healthy.
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Protect yourself, your family and your community - Seasonal influenza (flu) is a common infection of the airways and lungs that can spread easily among people.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can be fatal. With the right information, treatment and support, most people with asthma can control their symptoms and lead active, healthy lives.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a group of developmental disorders that include Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Rett's disorder and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD).
Flesh-eating disease is the common name for necrotizing fasciitis (nek-roe-tie-zing fah-shee-eye-tis), an infection that works its way rapidly through the layers of tissue (the fascia) that surround muscles.
Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever
Legionellosis is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Legionella. It can lead to two distinct illnesses: Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever. Legionella bacteria are found in stagnant water sources at certain temperatures.
Mental health - mental illness
Most Canadians are affected by mental illness, either directly or indirectly, through family, friends or colleagues. Mental illnesses take many forms, including: mood, anxiety personality, and eating disorders and schizophrenia.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. About one third of all new cases of cancer in Canada are skin cancers, and the rate continues to rise. Skin plays a vital role in keeping you healthy.
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