cancer

12 Things A Young Woman Learned Throughout Her Cancer Battling Journey

March is ending. That notes the end of the first quarter of the year, and the beginning of another new quarter. Such times are apt for personal reflections and gratitude sessions. For some, you might be thankful for your new found love. Career advancement. Food to eat. Great relationships. Etc. For Mei Sze, as expressed …

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Will Wearing Your Bra All The Time Cause Breast Cancer?

The Gist of It New research published this year shows that wearing bras are not correlated to breast cancer. The book that popularised this idea is based on a research that is not scientifically-sound, and thus should be refuted. Prevent cancer by eating healthy, moving more, and lowering your weight if you are obese. This …

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How I Quit Smoking: Real Advice from Ex-Serial Smokers

You know smoking is bad, you know that with every cigarette you inhale, you’re shortening their lifespan. If you don’t, you must be very good at ignoring the efforts of the anti-smoking advocates, what with all the gory images on smoking packs, and the ads strewn all over the media, as well as the tut-tutting from well-meaning relatives. I’m sure you’ve tried …

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10 Famous Faces Who Beat Breast Cancer: If They Can, You Can!

Every single day in Malaysia, 102 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s the most common cancer suffered by women in the country, claiming more than 20,000 lives each year. Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate, and no woman (or man, for that matter) is immune to the disease. It clamps its nasty claws on just about anyone, from our friends …

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Colorectal Cancer: Early Detection is Key to Full Recovery

The Gist of It Colorectal / colon cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in Malaysia and top cancer in Singapore. You can prevent colorectal cancer by eating healthy, exercising, and getting regular screenings. Colon cancer doesn’t show any outward symptoms and screenings are vital to catch it in its early stages. When you talk …

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Do You Turn Red After Half a Beer? You Could Have Alcohol Flush Reaction

The Gist of It Flushing is caused by an enzyme disorder in your liver which cannot break down acetaldehyde. Alcohol flush syndrome has been associated with higher risk of esophageal cancer and hypertension. There’s no cure to alcohol flush syndrome, except for avoiding alcohol. Hello there drinker! What’s your favourite drink? Oh, beer you say? Do …

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1 in 3 Will Get Cancer, and 1 in 4 Will Die: Why is Cancer So Hard to Kill?

The Gist of It Cancer cells are super difficult to destroy because they can clone themselves forever without showing any signs of aging / dying off. Natural agents that prevent the cancer cells from duplicating could also be killing off regular cells. If a cancer medication is too general, it can disrupt this self-recovery process …

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Is the Microwave Evil? Are Egg Yolks the Devil? See What Science Says About These and More

In the world of health and wellness, confusion runs amok. In our previous article, we talked about why there are so many misconceptions about health and nutrition. This time, we’ve chosen five of the most widely circulated concepts about health and dug around for the truth. What we found was fascinating: Myth #1: Eggs are …

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