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Breast Cancer Therapy: What’s new?

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Although breast cancer remains the second commonest cancer in adult females worldwide, the survival rates have improved by almost 50% in the past 25 years. This is mostly as a result of the huge amount of time and resources that have been invested in research till date, amounting to better education, more effective screening methods with early detection, and more advanced treatment modalities. Breast cancer is starting to be perceived less as a death sentence and more as a chronic illness. (more…)

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10 Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know About Breast Cancer

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In the spirit of breast cancer awareness month, here are 10 quick facts your doctor wants you to know about breast cancer.

1. How common is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in adult females. (more…)

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How Does Cancer Start?

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We’ve all heard the word ‘Cancer’ and the feeling of dread it carries along with it but ever wondered about the nitty-gritty details? How does it start? How does it grow? How does it spread from one part of the body to another? (more…)

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Understanding Schizophrenia

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Imagine being trapped in a cage, with your hands and legs tied up and chained to a wall, and losing control of your mind all at the same time. You can’t move…

I knew I had it. I had known for years. The boa of psychosis had become a familiar tightness in my head. I thought it was an awful waste of time and suffering to take so long to diagnose me. By this point, I was homeless and had ruined the majority of relationships with family. I’d tried to kill myself. I had been mistreated in hospitals and in school. I’d been through so much and after all this time I’d finally figured out what it was ~Syrena Clarke

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Do Clean Babies Grow Up To Be Healthy Adults?

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This article is about hand hygiene and immunology of babies. I’ve met a wide range of new parents, from those who don’t take their newborns outside for months to avoid getting them ill, to those parents who let their babies roll around in muck or refuse to vaccinate them. I have a bit of background story for why I felt the need to write about the importance of keeping your hands clean when you offer to carry a baby that isn’t yours. (more…)

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LASSA FEVER: What you should know

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According to the Center for disease control and Prevention (CDC), there is an estimated number of 100,000-300,000 reported cases of Lassa fever in West Africa and approximately 5,000 deaths.

Here are a few key points you should know about the disease. (more…)

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Understanding Multiple Sclerosis: Quick facts

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most debilitating illnesses known to medicine. It affects approximately 2.3 million people worldwide, and in the US alone, it is estimated that 200 new cases of MS are diagnosed each week. On the bright side, with the range of medications currently available for MS, a lot more people are living normal and close-to-normal lives. (more…)

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The Warning Signs of Suicide

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The person who completes suicide dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand…why?” ~ Clark

This is honestly a bit of a sad topic for me to write about but information is power so… Let’s begin with some of the statistics.

Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death (more…)

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