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Alcohol is associated with higher risk of breast cancer in African women

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.

Signs of breast cancer explained, using lemons

Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumour that affects African women. Every year a growing number of women suffer from this illness, which in most cases leads to death. However, doctors certify that this dangerous illness could be cured. Detection of breast cancer in its earlier phase leads to greater possibilities

The AsktheGynaecologist (ATG) project launches in Nigeria

 A new project which will be beneficial to Nigerian women has recently been launched. This project is very important as it comes at a time when maternal mortality is prevalent in Nigeria. The AsktheGynaecologist (ATG) project is a program specially designed to provide virtual consultation services to Nigerians who are desirous

Career-Oriented African Women Should Make Health and Wellness a Priority

  April is National Minority Health Month, and while we know the dismal statistics regarding diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other common illnesses that affect Black women, one thing we often fail to consider is the dramatic impact work can have on one’s health. According to a recent study, women need more

Gap in malaria treatment for pregnant women

The proportion of pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa receiving preventive measures such as intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) is low, a study says. According to researchers, pregnant women are at high risk of death from malaria and that about 125 million pregnancies occur annually in malaria-endemic areas, noting

Here are the Best Diet Plans – Ranked

From paleo to DASH, there was no shortage of diet plans to choose from in 2015. But sorting through the abyss to find a diet that actually meets our fitness needs was no easy feat. US News did the guesswork for us with its annual ranking of the best diet plans

CAMEROONIAN WOMEN SPEAK OUT AGAINST “BREAST IRONING” CUSTOM

  In Cameroon, “breast ironing” is a custom in which various objects are heated and placed upon the budding breasts of a pre-teen girl in an attempt to halt development and in turn make her less attractive to men. Parents have continued this tradition usually performed by other family members or community healers for years, fearing

Do You Make These 5 Common Tampon Mistakes?

  These days, more women prefer tampons to pads since they’re less visible underneath their clothing, but the drawback is that you must be twice as careful while wearing them. Along with the convenience comes additional responsibilities, Don’t become complacent when it comes to your tampon use. Not taking the proper precautions

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