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Mammograms Could Be Harmful

November 30, 2013

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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 […]

Smoking Can Cause Blindness-Study

October 30, 2013

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Smoking is one of the five health risk factors used in our health program to communicate the prevention of diseases, Smoking cessation is supported to help people take responsibility for their health. This post is about smoking and its effect on eye health. Tobacco smoke affects many areas of the body making it disease prone, […]

Fish In The Diet May Prevent Kidney Disease

July 22, 2013

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 A British study found that eating  fish twice a week can prevent kidney disease.  Nutritional experts also recommend two servings per week for healthy eating. For the study, researchers analysed 22,000 adults including 517 diabetics.  Using a dietary and lifestyle questionnaire participants were asked about their fish consumption habits. The Result: –The researchers found that people with diabetes […]

Overweight-A Risk Factor For Cancer

July 10, 2013

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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 […]

Managing Weight With Diabetes

June 18, 2013

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Being overweight increases your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you are a diabetic and are overweight you are dealing with two health issues. Once diagnosed with diabetes, maintaining good health will require both weight control and disease management. This will require self-care. Because you area diabetic you will require special care to control your […]

NCD’s Top of Americans Heath Concern

June 6, 2013

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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 […]

Screen Time Is Bad For Kids’ Heart Health: study

April 29, 2013

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According to a recent study, too much sedentary time spent watching the screen is bad for kids heart health, worst than other types of sedentary activities. The participants of the study were 500 children age 8-10 with at least one parent obese, they wore accelerometers to measure physical activity levels over seven days. They reported […]

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