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From PMS To Brain Cancer

From PMS To Brain Cancer

Growing up, I had the stereotypical image of what a seizure was. A person has to collapse, convulse, and practically lose all consciousness, right? Wrong. I started experiencing odd sensations in my mid-teens. For a few minutes, I wouldn’t be able to speak, and a feeling of inexplicable terror would wash over me. I couldn’t read or […]

Nigeria Loses 68,000 Women Yearly to Pregnancy, Childbirth Complications

Nigeria Loses 68,000 Women Yearly to Pregnancy, Childbirth Complications

Prof. Dolapo Lufadeju, the National Coordinator, Rotary International Project on National Family Planning Campaign, says Nigeria is losing 68,000 women yearly as a result of pregnancy and childbirth complications. Lufadeju disclosed this on Thursday during the South West Family Planning Campaign Project of Rotary International in Ibadan. He said the figure represented 23 per cent […]

Withdraw Free Condoms And Issue Sanitary Pads

Withdraw Free Condoms And Issue Sanitary Pads

Women’s rights activists who attended the Women’s Indaba have called upon the government to stop the distribution of free condoms and channel the resources to avail free sanitary pads instead. The activists also lashed out at MPs who have been advocating re-usable sanitary pads arguing there is no running water for this in the country’s […]

Senegal To Offer Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment

Senegal To Offer Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment

The government of Senegal will begin to offer free breast or cervical cancer chemotherapy in public hospitals from October 2019, reports the BBC. About 70% of all cancer deaths occur in developing countries. The World Health Organization estimates that HPV infections cause approximately 68 000 cases of cervical cancer each year in Africa. 34 out of […]

The Chemicals In Sunscreen Can Be Absorbed In Your Bloodstream -FDA

The Chemicals In Sunscreen Can Be Absorbed In Your Bloodstream -FDA

We know you’ve been told all your life to slather on the sunscreen before a day spent outside. We’re not disputing that advice, but a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association has given us some food for thought: There’s a chance that sunscreen could potentially be dangerous. Here’s how: Sunscreen ingredients can travel through the […]

Don’t Stigmatize Infertile Women

Don’t Stigmatize Infertile Women

An international organization, Merck Foundation, holds one-day health training for Liberian journalists from across the country held at a local hotel in Monrovia on Monday, May 27. The Foundation of which Liberia’s First Lady Clar M. Weah is an Ambassador, trains over 100 journalists on reporting infertility. Liberia’s Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, […]

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

Alejandra Campoverdi thought she was stopping breast cancer before it could start. Turns out, her breast removal surgery happened just in time. A few days before I was scheduled to undergo surgery to remove both of my seemingly healthy breasts, I went alone to church, to the beach, and to my grandmother’s grave. My grandmother died of breast […]

Sweetened Drink Increases Your Chances Of Stroke

Sweetened Drink Increases Your Chances Of Stroke

You might feel like you’re doing your body a favor when you opt for diet soda instead of regular, but unfortunately, new research shows otherwise. Having two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drink per day is linked to to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and even early death, according to a […]

Economic Commission For Africa Focuses On Ethiopian Women’s Health

Economic Commission For Africa Focuses On Ethiopian Women’s Health

 The Economic Commission for Africa and the World Health Organization on Friday hosted a meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss women’s health issues in Ethiopia. The meeting, which was held under the theme; Meeting Women’s Health in Ethiopia. Challenges and Opportunities, was part of the Africa Health Week that was held on the margins of […]

What Does It Mean To Have An Abnormal Pap Smear?

What Does It Mean To Have An Abnormal Pap Smear?

Millions of women get a Pap smear or Pap test every year to screen for cervical cancer. (Reminder: The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, which leads into the vagina.) The procedure is simple and is part of a regular visit to a gynecologist. A doctor swabs some cells off of your cervix and sends them […]

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