Access information about pregnancy and tools such as a pregnancy calendar, health quiz and healthy pregnancy guide.
Acid Rain FAQ
Access an archive of health-related warnings and advisories from 1995 to present.
Link to a list of reports, organized by year of publication, on communicable diseases.
Resources for Schools and Libraries
Find information on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, which collectively make up Canada's major federal funding agency for health research.
Learn about a new discovery every month and meet the scientists who are doing amazing medical research.
Emergency contraception (EC), sometimes referred to as the "morning after pill", is a method of preventing an unintended pregnancy. It can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex or if there has been a contraceptive failure, such as a condom breaking, or missed birth control pills. In Canada, EC is sold under the name "Plan B". It is a hormonal method, similar to birth control pills, but taken in different doses.
Learn about Native healing practices and the holistic method of gathering, preparing and using nature’s remedies (text and video).
Use these maps to monitor influenza activity across Canada. Searchable by date and region.
Link to research information on genomics, an area of scientific study that aims to decipher and understand the genetic information in living organisms.
Learn about the health of Canadians with these statistics on injuries, diseases and conditions, the prevention and detection of disease, mental health and other medical issues.
Visit Health Canada’s website to access the latest news, warnings and advisories, quick links and much more.
Discover how scientific research enables Health Canada to respond effectively to the health issues affecting Canadians.
The Health Canada Centre of Expertise in Bioethics is dedicated to promoting and advancing bioethics in Canada. This is achieved by providing service, information and a platform for collaboration on bioethics issues within the Government of Canada. The Centre is an initiative of Health Canada to integrate ethical principles into public policy, regulation, health promotion activities and health programs.
Use what you learn about forensic science on this site to solve a crime in an interactive game!
Find fact sheets on 26 health issues that might affect your lifestyle, from athletic mouthguards to travel health. Each fact sheet has background information, details about health effects, and tips on how to minimize personal risk.
Find fact sheets on 32 medical issues, from acne treatments to whole body screening using MRI or CT technology. Each fact sheet has background information, details about health effects, and tips on how to minimize personal risk.
Find fact sheets on 26 products and their health implications, from candles to vermiculite insulation containing amphibole asbestos. Each fact sheet has background information, details about health effects, and tips on how to minimize personal risk.
Visit the Natural Health Products Directorate, whose mission is to ensure that all Canadians have ready access to natural health products that are safe, effective and of high quality.
The term STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) is now commonly used in the place of STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease). STI is more encompassing, including infections that may be asymptomatic. The term STI is used more frequently on this site but please note that the term STD may still be used in some links and earlier publications.
The Tobacco Control Programme (TCP) monitors and analyses change in tobacco consumption patterns, public attitudes, retailer behaviour to youth access restrictions, industry practices and the product in support of TCP's programs and mandate.