5 health conditions women need to know about (1/5)

Get to know these health conditions that only affect, or are much more likely to occur in, women

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HPV and cervical cancer

Cervical cancer has been linked to a virus that is transmitted through sexual intercourse. The human papilloma virus (HPV) is thought to target a number of genes within cells including a tumour suppressor gene called p53. Loss of p53 can lead to a cell becoming cancerous.

 

The earlier cervical cancer is treated, the better the chance of survival. In the first stage of cervical cancer, in which the disease is confined to the cervix itself, 80 percent of women live more than five years. Once cancer has spread to distant parts of the body, such as the lungs, only 5 percent of women live more than five years.

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Secrets to Staying Healthy & Happy

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Chicken Curry with Chili Peppers

This flavourful curry gets a healthy boost from chili peppers, which are loaded with calcium and may help reduce cardiovascular risk and boost metabolism

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Have your latkes and eat them, too!

It’s the first day of Hanukkah and I’m getting ready to chow down on my mom’s famous latkes (potato pancakes). I can’t wait. I don’t know how she does it, but they always come out perfectly: crispy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside and glistening with oil. Eating foods that have been […]