January 2018 is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix (lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina) grow out of control. Symptoms include vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain and pain during sexual intercourse/dyspareunia. Below are 5 things you need to know: Caused by HPV Human Papillomavirus
Alcohol consumption was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in a large study of African-American women, indicating that they, like white women, may benefit from limiting alcohol. These study results have been published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Monsanto, the US-based agrochemical giant that has dominated the agricultural industry with its herbicides and genetically modified seeds, is the focus of yet another controversy over the potential hazards of one of its biggest chemicals. Glyphosate, one of the primary ingredients in Monsanto’subiquitous weedkiller Roundup and other companies’ products, probably causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a new report from the World Health Organization’s International
It’s another victory for Monsanto, the giant corporation responsible for a large amount of genetically modified foods available on the market today. In Ghana, the national parliament has given its full support to the Plant Breeders Bill. Under this proposed legislation, farmers would be restricted from practicing ancient farming methods,
Cancer experts at the World Health Organisation (WHO) have published a 12-point code aimed at preventing cancer. Recommendations involve behavioural changes and below are their guidelines: 1. Do not smoke. Do not use any form of tobacco. 2. Make your home smoke-free. Support smoke-free policies in your workplace. 3. Take action to be a
This settles the debate over organic foods. Are organic foods really healthier than non-organic foods? Researchers from Newcastle University in England have reviewed and conducted meta-analysis on 343 peer-reviewed scientific studies in an effort to find out if organic foods contained greater nutritional value than conventional foods. The results will probably shock
Can men get HPV? Yes! While it is somewhat rare for men to contract oral oncologic human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, there are four types of men who are most susceptible to infection. HPV16 is associated with the growing increase of oropharyngeal cancer in the world. However, prevalent oral HPV16 infection is rare and
1 GMO Genetically modified organisms, more commonly called GMO’s, are foods that have been modified by chemicals and grown with chemicals. In a study done by Dr. Pusztai at the Rowett Institute in Scotland, rats were fed GMO foods, especially potatoes. ALL rats showed damaged immune systems, pre-cancerous cell growths, along with