Health tips

This section includes health tips for the entire population.

Be sun safe

In this holiday period, we are asking questions. Which sunscreen to choose? Can we put sunscreen on a a baby? Should sunscreen or mosquito repellent be applied first?

It's time for swimming! 

Summer is often an opportunity to practice aquatic and nautical activities. Whether your swim takes place in the waters of beaches, lakes, rivers or inside a pool or spa, there are certain precautions to take to /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextavoid health problems.

Barbecue: tips to avoid food poisoning

The barbecue season is already well underway, but it is important to know how to cook food well to avoid poisoning. Food poisoning can cause a set of discomforts following ingestion of water or food contaminated with infectious agents (bacteria, viruses, parasites) or chemicals. Generally, food poisoning is caused by food that has been mishandled or has not been sufficiently cooked.

These intoxications can easily be avoided, provided that one adopts good habits. Health Canada reminds you of some tips for enjoying barbecued food safely.

Symptoms can occur from hours to days after water or food intake and may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and headache. The consequences may be more serious in children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

The most common sources of infection are:





Health Tips to Help You Make the Most of Summer!

Swimming, heat and sun are all part of summer in Québec. However, they can cause health problems such as bather dermatitis, heat stroke and sunburn. Some toxic and allergenic plants can also cause hay fever or skin damage that resembles burns. Some insects like bed bugs can also have consequences for your health. Simple personal protective measures can be applied to avoid such ailments. Read /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextHealth Tips for the Summer on the web site of the Gouvernement du Québec.

A simple sting can harm your health!

Mosquito and tick bites can transmit various diseases to humans whose consequences can be serious, including the West Nile Virus and Lyme disease. The best way to protect yourself is by following simple protection measures and avoiding being bitten. For more information, see the Protecting Yourself from Mosquito and Tick Bites from the Portail Santé mieux-être.

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