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Mammograms Could Be Harmful

November 30, 2013


When it comes to developing diseases such as breast cancer, prevention is always better than cure. For this, developing a healthy lifestyle early in life is one’s best health insurance. Screening for diseases is a good intervention but healthy habits are key. According to a research study mammograms on young women who are BRCA mutation […]

Overweight-A Risk Factor For Cancer

July 10, 2013


It is known through many research studies that being overweight increases the risk of developing diseases. In  this study, researchers in the United Kingdom studied data from 221 studies  and 250, 000 cancer cases.  It was to determine if a 5kg/m2 increase in body mass index  is a risk factor f0r cancer. The Body Mass […]

NCD’s Top of Americans Heath Concern

June 6, 2013


Are most Americans pursuing a healthy lifestyle due to health concerns? A recent study done in the USA showed that middle-income earners main health concern is non-communicable diseases.(NCD”s). NCD’s are cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and respiratory diseases. Partcipants of the survey were 1001 Americans age 30-66 with an annual income of $35,000-$99,999. Both men […]

Processed Meat-Increased Risk For CVD & Cancer

April 16, 2013


For healthy eating, Canada Food Guide uses a rainbow to illustrate the importance of each food group.  The food group that is least important to a healthy eating pattern is ‘meat.’ There is a good reason for identifying this food group as not being important as the others; there are limits to its daily use. […]

Unhealthy Eating Linked to Prostate Cancer

February 8, 2013


Unhealthy  eating is  known to be a major risk factor for n0n-communicable diseases such as cancer.  A recent study supports this fact when it linked fried foods to increased risk for prostate cancer. The participants of the study were: 1500 men diagnosed with prostate cancer 1500 without prostate cancer There ages were 35-74 years. For […]

Moderate Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risks

July 7, 2012


Exercise is well known as a preventative measure against cancer and other non-communicable diseases. The amount of physical actvitiy recommended by experts for all is 150 hours per week of moderate intensity aerobics such as brisk walking. Other more vigorous exercise such as running, jogging, cycling, swimming have added health benefits. Another study has linked […]

Diesel Fumes Has Been Classified As Carcinogenic

June 26, 2012


Diesel fumes,an air pollutant has been ruled an importnat health risk factor. This makes it a public health concern as passive smoking and poses the same threat. The fumes when inhaled makes diesel exhaust a health risk factor for cancer. In a new ruling the World Health Organization(WHO) declared it a health risk, it is […]

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