Cervical Cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment

In 2020, about 1422 Canadian women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and an estimated 637 died from it. It is the third most gynecologic cancer in Canada after corpus uteri and ovary cancer. Screening tests help find cervical cancer before any symptoms develop. When cervical cancer is found and treated early, the chances of successfulContinue reading “Cervical Cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment”

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”

Getting to Know Canada’s Food Guide

Everyone knows that eating well-balanced meals is important for individuals’ physical and mental health as good nutrition allows you to feel happier throughout the days and aids to prevent the risk of chronic diseases. As there have been changes made to the Canada’s Food Guide, it is important to look over guidelines to ensure youContinue reading “Getting to Know Canada’s Food Guide”

Managing Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis. It often has an impact on the aging population. Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease which often affects the joints of the hands, feet, hips, knees and spine. Initially, osteoarthritis was thought to cause wear and tear of the cartilage in the bones. However, it wasContinue reading “Managing Osteoarthritis”

The 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

As part of the aging cycle, Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia that affects individuals’ memory and cognition. As Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, it can affect 60-80% of dementia cases as there are different signs and symptoms one may identify with. Here are some of the signs and symptoms: The memory of theContinue reading “The 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease”