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Hardly Discussed Breast Cancer Early Signs

Hardly Discussed Breast Cancer Early Signs
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer among women worldwide? There is higher occurrence of breast cancer rates in the developed countries as compared to developing countries. A study by the National Cancer Institute in the USA shows that each year there are 232,340 female breast cancer cases and 2,240 male breast cancer cases. According to the study, an average of 39, 620 Americans die each year from breast cancer. As an informed health savvy person, you should know what signs to look for to be able to deal with the breast cancer in its early stages. Learn more abo......
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Can Breast Cancer Be Predicted Before it Develops?

Can Breast Cancer Be Predicted Before it Develops?
There has been quite a major breakthrough in medicine as a study was found to prove how a simple blood test can actually be more useful than mammograms as it may even predict any signs of breast cancer even up five years before it develops. Breast cancer is one of the major leading causes of cancer for women, which is why the world desperately needs to find a new way to detect breast cancer faster. Why? Although there is a large amount of scientific data that insists on mammograms are not the most effective method, having a breast cancer screening is most likely the last thing you would want t......
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6 Tips To Give Birth With A Smile

6 Tips To Give Birth With A Smile
A lot of potential mothers want to experience all the emotions of pregnancy so that they can vividly remember each moment. The human mind has however been shown to remember the pleasant moments as opposed to the painful ones. It is for that reason that women ought to be encouraged to lead pregnancies that have been well thought out. This ensures that the pregnancy is exciting and giving birth is an easy time where one has a birth with a smile. In as much as every woman’s pregnancy week by week journey varies from another, there are some things that can be done during pregnancy to ensure birth......
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5 Tips to Manage Third Trimester Symptoms

5 Tips to Manage Third Trimester Symptoms
The third trimester is the last trimester of pregnancy, and it starts in the 28th week. By this time the baby is well formed but the organs are developing and getting used to functioning in preparation for the following day. The mother’s belly continues to grow and as they walk they will often feel waddle. At this stage of pregnancy, to waddle is okay and a good sign. It has not been easy for the body for the past 27 weeks. It has been creating cells, bones, muscles and organs for the growth of the baby. In addition, it had to create extra cells for the uterus and the placenta to facilitate pr......
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What Diet to Follow in 31st Week Pregnancy?

What Diet to Follow in 31st Week Pregnancy?
Throughout the pregnancy stage, it is essential for soon-to-be mothers to take extra precaution and change their lifestyle habits in order to ensure that their baby gets all the necessary nutrients to develop healthily. On the 31st week of pregnancy, pregnant women have just crossed the threshold into the third trimester. If pregnancy is a marathon, this is the final stretch. This is the final countdown towards the baby’s due date. At this stage, pregnant women continue to experience various changes in their bodies. As the baby increases its growth rate in anticipation of being introduced to......
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