Fitness and health 26.9.2016 09:31 am

Dr Dulcy on understanding breast cancer

With breast cancer awareness month kick-starting this week, Dr Dulcy will be focusing on this dreaded disease over the next few weeks. Here she talks about detection.

Simply put, breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. It is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast.

Dr Dulcy on understanding breast cancer
Dr Dulcy on understanding breast cancer

Dr Dulcy on understanding breast cancer

With breast cancer awareness month kick-starting this week, Dr Dulcy will be focusing on this dreaded disease over the next few weeks. Here she talks about detection.

Spring into Summer with healthy lifestyle tips
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Spring into Summer with healthy lifestyle tips

Whether you’re trying to quit smoking, or trying to understand the difference between grain-free and gluten-free, the Dis-Chem Healthy Living supplement will answer all your questions around health.
Type 2 diabetes linked to long naps
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Type 2 diabetes linked to long naps

Without treatment, the disease can lead to blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure, heart disease and premature death.
SA women at higher risk of heart disease
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SA women at higher risk of heart disease

Approximately 6.3 million South Africans are living with high blood pressure, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Mechanical hearts set to replace donor hearts
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Mechanical hearts set to replace donor hearts

Mechanical heart implantation is likely to totally replace donor heart transplants within the next 10 to 15 years.
Dr Dulcy on what to do when Hay Fever hits
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Dr Dulcy on what to do when Hay Fever hits

Hay Fever is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens, such as pollen, dust mites or tiny flecks of skin and saliva shed by cats and dogs, Dr Dulcy writes.
WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malaria
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WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malaria

The World Health Organisation has certified Sri Lanka free of malaria, the second country in the region to earn the distinction after the Maldives, the health ministry said Tuesday.
Haemorrhoids: Getting to the bottom of pain
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Haemorrhoids: Getting to the bottom of pain

Blood clots can form in prolapsed external piles causing a painful thrombosis.
Fewer people dying of Aids and population growth slowing
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Fewer people dying of Aids and population growth slowing

According to the 2016 mid-year population estimates released by Stats SA, deaths decreased from 48% to 28% between 2006 and 2016.
Circumcision can help curb cancers
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Circumcision can help curb cancers

Trials in Uganda and South Africa found a lower prevalence of high-risk strains of HPV among men who had been circumcised.
Living with lupus
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Living with lupus

Women of African, Asian, or Native American descent are three times more at risk than Caucasians.
Scientists make major genetic breakthrough
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Scientists make major genetic breakthrough

Diving deep into the human gene pool, a 100-strong team of researchers two years ago built a library of more than 10 million variants in exomes.

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