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Skin Cancer And The Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore

Skin Cancer And The Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer is not uncommon; according to Skin Cancer Foundation, one in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer and one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. In Nigeria experts say the rise of skin cancer is as a result of skin bleaching among other issues. More importantly, throughout the year, you should examine your skin head to toe once a month, looking for any suspicious lesions. Self-exams can help you identify potential skin cancers early, when they can almost always be completely cured. How common is skin cancer? Currently, between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers (types of skin cancers) occur globally each year. One person dies of melanoma every hour (every 54 ...
How Potbelly Is Red Flag For Cancer, By WHO

How Potbelly Is Red Flag For Cancer, By WHO

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The research, which suggests a pot belly should be considered a major red flag, concludes waist size is as closely linked to cancer risk as overall weight. Every extra inch around your waist raises the odds of cancer even if the rest of your body is slim, the World Health Organisation has warned. The research, which suggests a pot belly should be considered a major red flag, concludes waist size is as closely linked to cancer risk as overall weight. Scientists at the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer found adding 11cm (4.3 inches) to the waistline increases the risk of developing a group of obesity-linked cancers by 13 per cent. Not all cancer is linked to fat and weight, but the researchers found the size of the waist was significantly tied to 10 cancers – those
Consumption of Ponmo, Assorted Meat Increases Risk Of Colon Cancer

Consumption of Ponmo, Assorted Meat Increases Risk Of Colon Cancer

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Consumers of ponmo, shaki, ifun, abodi, roundabout, and other forms of orisi-risi (assorted) meat parts including smoked fish, have been cautioned to minimise the rate and quantity of intake as these meat products have been identified as risk factors for colorectal cancer (colon cancer). InRead invented by Teads Studies have shown that colorectal cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world and it accounts for over nine per cent of all cancer incidences. It is the third most common cancer worldwide and the fourth most common cause of death affecting men and women almost equally. Giving the warning in Lagos, the Chief Medical Personnel, Niola Cancer Care Foundation, Dr. Adedapo Osinowo said such fatty meals should be consumed in moderation for the good health of...
Debate on Link of Rice, Bread, Noodle to Cancer Rages

Debate on Link of Rice, Bread, Noodle to Cancer Rages

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Can regular consumption of rice, noodle and bread increase the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney damage, stroke and obesity? In recent times there have been claims and counter claims that long-term consumption of such foods with high glycemic index, potassium bromate, and arsenic increases risk of developing these non-communicable diseases. Journalist examines the possibilities.   How diet with high glycemic index, arsenic increases risk of chronic diseases, by researchers Rice, bread and noodles have become the commonest meals eaten almost everyday by most Nigerians. But recent studies found that these carbohydrates with high glycemic index are responsible for the rising cases of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, kidney damage...
Harmful Substances in Cosmetics, Personal Health Care

Harmful Substances in Cosmetics, Personal Health Care

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Harmful Substances in Cosmetics: Did you know that over 60% of what you put on your skin, the largest organ on your body gets absorbed into your blood stream? And unlike your kidneys and liver that act as your body’s filter, the skin is all on its own. 95% of the chemicals in most commercial cosmetics and personal care products are made from harmful substances. This is because it appeals more to the eyes of the consumers and also would sell real fast. It is important to check the ingredients listed on cosmetic and personal care products before you buy. Quite a number of the so called ingredients are harmful and may rank among causes of skin cancer and few other health problems. Below are some of the ingredients to watch out for: Parabens: Parabens are synthetic preservatives us
Cancer: Prevention is better than ‘No Cure’

Cancer: Prevention is better than ‘No Cure’

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As Nigeria joined the entire world recently to mark World cancer Day, experts have drawn attention once again to the deadly scourge ravaging the world. The focus for now still remains on how cancer can be stemmed or put under control through preventive means. In broaching this issue however, it is important to take home a few salient facts pertaining to the disease which cuts across races, age groups, and geographical zones. Cancer can be prevented through lifestyle behaviours, and we need to know what we can do to curtail the destructive impact of this dreaded ailment which cuts down an estimated 8.2 million people world-wide annually. Cancer has no known cure that is cheaply available yet for the masses as sample trials are still ongoing in the USA for the one called Keytruda. While ...
Obiano immortalises anti fake drug czar, renames women centre after Dora Akunyili

Obiano immortalises anti fake drug czar, renames women centre after Dora Akunyili

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- Victoria Haruna Anti fake drug czar and former Minister of Information, late Prof. Dora Akunyili who fell to cancer related ailments, has been honoured with the prestigious Women Development Centre - Awka, named after her. The psychological monument which was so effected by the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, was done in order to ensure she is always remembered for her enormous contributions towards saving lives in the country. In a brief speech on the late amazon during a memorial mass titled “Immortalising Prof. Dora Akunyili,” the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano described her as a beloved sister, daughter, wife, mother, teacher, moralist, crusader, role model, merchant of hope and angel of light; he pointed out that in gathering to immortalise her,
Prolonged Sitting Increases Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk -Study

Prolonged Sitting Increases Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk -Study

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Women who spend a lot of their leisure time sitting may be at increased risk of multiple myeloma, breast and ovarian cancers, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. Our sitting time has increased in modern times, due in part to the widespread use of televisions, computers and video games. The link between sitting time and cancer risk is relatively unstudied, despite extensive evidence suggesting a link between cancer prevention and physical activity. Research is increasingly investigating the adverse consequences of spending a lot of time sitting, as our sitting time has increased in recent decades, due in part to changes in transportation and the widespread use of computers and video games. The American Cancer Society say in their guidelin