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women’s health

Women's Health
October 10, 2020

Breast cancer myths and truths

Breast cancer is serious. So it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of fear around the breast cancer issue. Nearly everyone’s received at least one scary email warning about supposed risks, which includes using antiperspirant deodorant and wearing under-wired bras, but how much of this is really true?
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Women's Health
October 7, 2020

The best way to prepare for your breast exam

In South Africa, one in 29 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that the earlier it’s detected, the greater your chances of survival. This is why regular breast exams are essential for your health and peace of mind.
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
October 6, 2020

Why are my breasts sore?

Breast pain and tenderness are very common symptoms. But breast pain is frightening for women - they immediately think of something serious, like cancer. Luckily, more often than not, the pain is caused by hormonal changes and is not cause for alarm.
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Cancer & lymphoma
September 28, 2020

Checking your breasts? Here’s how to do it!

Statistics show that women over the age of 50 are more likely to develop breast cancer, but that doesn’t mean younger women aren’t at risk. It’s recommended that women check their breasts every month. Here's how.
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Skin
September 10, 2020

Can beauty products cause cancer?

There’s a booming beauty industry out there producing thousands of different and new products that promise to make sure you look as young as possible. But can your face cream be filled with cancer-causing chemicals? Here are a few dark secrets about beauty products.
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Fertility
October 8, 2019

How stress can influence your fertility

Could stress really prevent you from getting pregnant? Stress, depression and anxiety are described as common consequences of infertility. While stress alone doesn’t necessarily cause infertility, it can push a person toward unhealthy behaviours. These unhealthy behaviours can affect your fertility.
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Pregnancy
June 17, 2019

Pregnancy piles? Here’s how to treat them

When you're pregnant, the volume of blood circulating around your body increases. One painful outcome can be piles.
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Fertility
May 13, 2019

Struggling to fall pregnant? It could be an ovarian cyst

Ovarian cysts are more common than you realize. Often, they don’t present with symptoms, but sometimes they can create a lot of trouble – including infertility.
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Women's Health
April 8, 2019

How to deal with bacterial vaginosis

No matter how healthy you are, sometimes the good bacteria that normally reside in your vagina decrease, and harmful bacteria take over. When you go for help because of discomfort or an unusual discharge, a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (or BV) may follow.
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