Breast cancer: Early detection saves life

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Haston Charlotte talks with a calm and confident endearing voice, sharing her story of how she survived one of the deadliest diseases, cancer. The 50-year old mother of one from...

Can a mother with breast cancer breast-feed normally?

Breast-feeding is said to be a preventive measure against breast cancer. Not breast-feeding is said to be one of the risk factors for breast cancer. Some women do develop breast...

Is there any chance of one surviving breast cancer that has been detected late?

As per statistics of American Cancer Society, the survival rate for stage 3 breast cancer is about 72 per cent.

Can children get breast cancer?

Breast cancer is very rare in very young children and adolescents. In fact the prevalence is said to be 0.1 per cent or even less. Advancing age, exposure to estrogens,...

Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onset

The human microbiome, or the total number of bacteria living in the human body, is known to play a key role in the development of many diseases.

Breast cancer in men

Whenever one talks about breast cancer, it is presumed to be a woman affected. But it also affects men is a lesser known fact among lay people. In U.K. about...

Can breast cancer spread to other body parts?

Breast cancer can spread locally as well as to distant body parts. When detected early, breast cancer is usually localised to the breast tissue. It can grow locally into adjacent...

Is breast cancer risk related to a person's age?

Advancing age is a risk factor for breast cancer. In fact, more than half of the cases diagnosed occur in women who are 60 or 65 years or more. As...

Does diet contribute to breast cancer?

Diet does not contribute directly to breast cancer, nor does any kind of diet prevent it absolutely. However, a high fat diet can cause obesity, which is a risk factor...

A diet that will keep breast cancer at bay

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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a consequence of bad lifestyle habits most people have adopted. Nutritionists say breast cancer is among the NCDs that can develop as a result of what...

Advanced diagnostics reducing mortality at late stage breast cancer

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According to World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed world. Although breast cancer is thought to be a...

Most common concerns for seniors

Life is full of worries and concerns especially concerns of the elderly. They don’t just go away once we become older. We might like to think, “Those will be the...

Healthy aging: Why the elderly need special care

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Living into old age is a dream that many hold. However, it is one thing that comes with a number of hitches that range from unrelenting illnesses to constant dependence;...

Working out: Why the right diet matters

Today’s lifestyle habits have exposed people to the risk of developing different diseases, especially associated with bad eating habits. These include chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases...

Conjunctivitis: Why children are more prone

Children love playing but at times it is hard for parents to monitor their every step. The end result, in some instances, is catching diseases like pink eye infection or...

Does use of makeup cause early aging of the skin?

Does regular use of makeup cause the skin to age early

How do headphones exactly affect ears?

I normally listen to loud music on my headphones when in office, but lately I am beginning to experience a ringing sound in the ears. How exactly do headsets affect...

What are the risks of alcohol use in old age

My dad is 72 but he is a heavy drinker. What health risks does he face because for now he is still fit?

My son has wounds in the mouth

My 3-year-old son currently in pre-school has developed patches/wounds in her mouth. Could this in any way be a contagious condition from his peers or it is caused by something...

Understanding hiccups

Hiccups are short repeated sounds like, “hic”, produced from the throat of an individual per minute. At times the sound may be loud like gasps or sighing. Occurring for a...

How to prevent diabetes associated kidney disease

People with diabetes have a lot to juggle when it comes to their healthcare. Having diabetes puts one at risk of other health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, vision...

How substance addiction takes place

As an American psychologist and teacher of high school, it is evident that the research carried out by the Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) in 2015 demonstrates a trend...

Deep vein thrombosis: Why the condition can be fatal

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Deep vein thrombosis is a fairly uncommon ailment, but nonetheless very dangerous to one’s health. The condition is mostly as a result of an imbalance of blood coagulation (the action...

My tongue has patches

White patches or plaques on the tongue are overgrowth of the tongue papillae or filaments. Dead and destroyed cells and accumulation of bacteria give it a whitish look.