Cervical Cancer Risk Factors, Symptoms and Prevention

Cervical cancer is also known as cervix uteri is the fourth common cancer among women worldwide with an estimated 604,127 new cases and 341,831 deaths in 2020. It is the third most gynecologic cancer in Canada. Risk Factors: Risk factors could be a behavior, substance, or condition that increases the risk of developing cancer. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)Continue reading “Cervical Cancer Risk Factors, Symptoms and Prevention”

Gestational Diabetes

What is it? Gestational diabetes is diabetes diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy (gestation). Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose). Gestational diabetes causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby’s health. In women with gestational diabetes, blood sugar usually returns to normalContinue reading “Gestational Diabetes”

Cervical cancer and It’s prevalence in Canada

Cervical cancer also called cancer of the uterine cervix is the malignant neoplasm originating in the cells of the cervix. Cancer of the cervix uteri is the fourth common cancer among women worldwide with an estimated 604,127 new cases and 341,831 deaths in 2020. Cervix is a part of the female reproductive system that connects the upper body ofContinue reading “Cervical cancer and It’s prevalence in Canada”

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and how HPV infection causes cervical cancer

Human Papillomavirus also known as HPV is an extremely common sexually transmitted infection. Essentially every person who is sexually active will contract HPV at some point in their life. There are over a hundred different types of HPV and in particular can cause warts or certain types of cancer. HPV infections usually clear up withoutContinue reading “Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and how HPV infection causes cervical cancer”

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and how HPV infection causes cervical cancer

Human Papillomavirus also known as HPV is an extremely common sexually transmitted infection. Essentially every person who is sexually active will contract HPV at some point in their life. There are over a hundred different types of HPV and in particular can cause warts or certain types of cancer. HPV infections usually clear up withoutContinue reading “Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and how HPV infection causes cervical cancer”

Home Testing Devices

Several health conditions require testing for diagnostic and monitoring purposes. Most of these tests are done in a lab setting by qualified health professionals. However, with advancements in medical and pharmaceutical sciences, some of these tests can also be performed at home. While home testing does not replace professional medical care, it does offer increasedContinue reading “Home Testing Devices”

4 Techniques That Will Help Improve the Quality of Your Sleep

Having difficulties with sleep can be frighteningly distressing, especially when it becomes an ongoing issue. With compromised sleep, it is not just one’s mood that may be affected but also their capability to function during the daytime. Inadequate sleep may also lead to serious health conditions such as poor mental health and high blood pressure.Continue reading “4 Techniques That Will Help Improve the Quality of Your Sleep”

Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid Overdose

If you see someone with a known history of opioid use experiencing symptoms like shortness of breath, blue/greyish coloration of the skin, loss of consciousness, shallow breathing, unresponsiveness to outside stimuli, slow pulse, limp body, and slurred speech, there is a good probability that they are having an opioid overdose. Most opioid-related deaths are accidental.Continue reading “Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid Overdose”