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Lifestyle choices that cause and reduce the risk of getting cancer
Cancer

Lifestyle choices that cause and reduce the risk of getting cancer

It is said that approximately 45 percent of cancers in men and 40 percent of cancers in women could be prevented by living a healthier lifestyle, a report from the Cancer Research UK concludes. Our lifestyle choices and the way we lead our day-to-day lives can affect our risk of developing cancer. The lifestyle choices that contribute to one getting cancer may include alcohol consumption, being overweight, smoking and not maintaining a healthy lifestyle. These lifestyle choices, in addition to…
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Foods That Help Deal With Stress
Stress

Foods That Help Deal With Stress

1. DARK CHOCOLATE Dark chocolate is the most potent endorphin producing food in the world with over 250 different compounds of it. One of the compounds is anandamide which commonly imitates the effects of marijuana on the brain. This helps reduce the stress hormone production in the body reducing anxiety and high stress levels. 2. GLASS OF MILK Milk contains calcium and magnesium which are helpful in keeping the blood pressure low. More to that it contains a compound, tryptophan,…
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Triple negative breast cancer
Cancer

Triple negative breast cancer

These subtypes of breast cancer are generally diagnosed based upon the presence, or lack of, three “receptors” known to fuel most breast cancers: estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) Triple negative breast cancer is a result of the lack of the 3 receptors; estrogen, progestrogen and HER2, hence the name triple negative receptors. Luckily this can be cured through chemotherapy. Several studies suggest that being premenopausal or of African ancestry increases your risk of developing…
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Negative Effects Of Stress On Your Body
Stress

Negative Effects Of Stress On Your Body

The human body is not designed to handle stress at high levels that is why stress can have some physical effects on your body and its functions. Some effects of stress on the human body include; 1. BREATHING PROBLEMS During stress one breaths in and out a lot as a natural occurring body response in an effort to distribute blood rich in oxygen in and out of our system. If one has pre-existing breathing problems like asthma, this may prove…
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Risk factors for cancer
Cancer

Risk factors for cancer

When talking about the risk of cancer usually we are referring the chances in which a person can develop cancer or chances in which it will recur. It is normally not possible to know exactly why one person develops cancer but research has shown that certain risk factors may increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. The general risk factors are; • Old age and family history• Using tobacco• Specific chemicals or other substances• Exposure to radiation, including ultraviolent radiation…
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Physical fitness
General Health

Physical fitness

For your body to stay healthy, you need regular exercises. While exercising you need to consider every part of your body, from head to toe. Here are a few tips to look at when looking into your physical health. • Rest well: To have a well-functioning body you need to get enough rest. For most people seven to eight hours of sleep should be good. • Exercise regularly: Regular exercise will help to keep your body in good shape. It…
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Healthy diet
Nutrition

Healthy diet

Healthy diet contributes a lot to your general heath. What you eat, will define who you become. Here are a few points to note when considering your diet: First, let’s share what healthy-plate content should have; let’s say your plate is round; half of it should consist of vegetables, a quarter should have proteins and the other quarter should have carbohydrates. You should never eat fruits or drink water immediately after your meal; this will delay your digestion process of…
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Fun Techniques To Deal With Stress
Stress

Fun Techniques To Deal With Stress

Stress is the response to internal or external need for an adjustment either mentally, physical or emotionally. There are many fun ways to reduce stress to a manageable level. Here is a list of five fun ways to reduce stress 1. MEDITATIONWhen stressed out, anxious or worried try meditation for a few minutes to restore your inner peace. Meditation is easy and inexpensive. You only require to channel your attention and relax the string of thoughts clouding your mind. This…
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