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Are sunscreens safe?

Are sunscreens safe?

Posted on November 23, 2018 by Contributor

There have been concerns that nanoparticles in sunscreen may be toxic, which has many people asking, “Are sunscreens ...

Prostate cancer discovered during a routine check-up

Prostate cancer discovered during a routine check-up

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Contributor

Darren Robertson never gave prostate cancer a thought, until it was picked up in a health check-up he ...

In sickness and in health: How to deal with a loved one’s cancer diagnosis

Posted on November 7, 2018 by Contributor

After your initial shock and sadness, remember it’s not about you....

Cell phone radio frequency radiation is linked to cancer

Cell phone radiation linked to cancer

Posted on November 2, 2018 by Contributor

Research has found that high exposure to 2G and 3G cell phone radiation is linked to cancer…

Top five cancers affecting women

Top 5 cancers affecting women in SA

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Contributor

What are the top five cancers affecting women and what can you do to reduce your risks?...

Eating oily fish may help fight breast cancer

Eating oily fish may help fight breast cancer

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Contributor

Fish for dinner anyone? New research suggests that diets rich in fish oil could slow the spread and ...

I survived breast cancer

I beat breast cancer & found myself – Tejal Sumaru

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Contributor

At first, Tejal Sumaru did not believe the diagnosis of breast cancer, but soon the self-described ‘health nutter’ ...

Could just one alcoholic drink a day kill you?

Could just one alcoholic drink a day kill you?

Posted on October 5, 2018 by Contributor

If you don’t think there is any danger in enjoying just one alcoholic drink a day, think again…

how to examine your breasts

How to examine your breasts

Posted on October 3, 2018 by Contributor

If you’re not 100% sure about how to examine your breasts, here is a guide by Dr Liana ...

symptoms of lymphoma

What are the symptoms of lymphoma?

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Contributor

You may know that it is a type of blood cancer, but do you know what the symptoms ...

What are BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes?

Breast cancer: What are BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes?

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Contributor

We hear a lot about their link to breast cancer, but just what are BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes? ...

The symptoms of blood cancer can be vague, which is why it’s important to know what the early warning signs are…

Blood cancers: What to look out for and how to help

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Contributor

The symptoms of blood cancers can be vague, which is why it’s important to know what the early ...

Eating junk food increases the risk of developing cancer

Eating junk food increases the risk of developing cancer

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Contributor

Eating low nutritional quality food, like junk food, increases the risk of developing cancer...

Could chemicals in beauty products harm us?

Could chemicals in beauty products harm us?

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Contributor

Chemicals in beauty products and deodorants may harm women’s hormones and increase the risk of developing breast cancer...

Could a pain in the neck be thyroid cancer?

Could a pain in the neck be thyroid cancer?

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Contributor

All too often symptoms of thyroid cancer (like a pain in the neck), are ignored. Dr Justus Apffelstaedlt ...

Study: Fewer women die from breast cancer

Study: Fewer women die from breast cancer

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Contributor

While fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer, the decline is just as large in the age ...

good dental health may help protect you from cancer

Good dental health may help protect you from cancer and dementia

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Monique Warner

Looking after your teeth does more than prevent a few cavities, good dental health may help protect you ...

Lifesaving surgery for a baby with a tumour on his brain

Lifesaving surgery for a baby with a tumour on his brain

Posted on August 23, 2018 by Contributor

Born with a tumour on his brain, little Bongani Chauke* needed lifesaving surgery within the first few days ...

New cervical cancer screening recommendations do not include an annual Pap smear test…

Could annual Pap smear tests become a ‘thing of the past?’

Posted on August 22, 2018 by Contributor

New cervical cancer screening recommendations do not include an annual Pap smear test…

Study: HPV oral infection rates lower than expected

Study: HPV oral infection rates lower than expected

Posted on August 21, 2018 by Contributor

A new study shows rates HPV oral infection is lower than expected, but smoking at sex increases risk…

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