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There has been an increase in the usage of purgatives especially herbal ones recently.

Want to look younger and live longer without having to go under the knife? Turns out there's a way — and no, it doesn't involve any magic pills or complex regimes. All you need is one thing: your sweetie.

The Harmattan season is here again which means Christmas has just passed by, but it also means we need to pay more attention to our health, skin, and hair.

The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

Plant’s theory may not be far off the mark. If you follow a low-fat diet like the Chinese do, you can keep the Big C at a distance. These non-fattening foods will be a great help.

1. Mushrooms

The Chinese add lots of mushrooms to their noodles and omelets. A study in the Chinese health journal PLoS One revealed that a diet high in mushrooms offers protection from breast cancer. If you dislike Chicken Chow Mien, you can add them to stews, scrambled eggs or stir-fries.

2. Broccoli Sprouts

These vegetables are high in antioxidants. The Center for Cancer Research found that one of them, Sulforaphane, may target cancer growth. Have sprouts in sandwiches and salads.

3. Pomegranates

These fruits are high in ellagic acid, an antioxidant that may slow cancer development. Scientists from the Beckman Research Institute discovered that it restrains the enzymes that may cause breast cancer.

4. Lentils

The American Journal Of Nutrition supports Jane Plant’s theory that dietary changes may help to stop breast cancer development. Researchers studied the Asian diet and found that legumes and soy contributed to lower rates of breast cancer.

If you do not like stir-fried legumes, try a lentil burger. You may substitute them with kale as well.

5. Walnuts

If you want to prevent breast cancer, go nuts.

That is, have handfuls of walnuts. Scientists from the Marshall University School of Medicine in West Virginia discovered that the Omega acids, phytoestrogens, and antioxidants in them control cancerous enzymes.

Be creative and add walnuts to soups, muffins or even pizza.

6. Blueberries

The Chinese name for these delightful fruits is “Lan Mei”, and they explain why many of their women do not get breast cancer. Pterostilbene, a potent antioxidant in them, cause cancerous cells to self-destruct.

This fascinating process is known as apoptosis. Enjoy blueberries with yogurt and cereals.

7. Spinach

Women who take in high amounts of folate have low breast cancer rates. Spinach has lots of this Vitamin-B compound. If you want to enjoy this low-fat food as the Chinese do, fry spinach leaves with prawns and a little soy sauce.

8. Eggs

Women prize eggs for their ability to control hair fall and various skin conditions. The Choline in them helps with these ailments, and breast cancer as well. A study found that it ensures the proper functioning of cells.

The Chinese fry them with noodles and make slurp-worthy omelets with them.

9. Salmon

The Chinese enjoy raw fish dishes every lunar new year, and they could explain why breast cancer rates among them are not significant. Vitamin D in salmon prevent “good” cells from turning rogue.

Omega-3 fat in this fish stops the spread of cancerous cells in the breast to other parts of the body.

10. Rye and Whole Grains

If the idea of raw salmon does not excite you, eat more grain instead. The American Institute for Cancer Research found that the lignans, fiber, phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins in them helped to stop cancer cells from spreading.

Eat rye bread with eggs, tomato or sprouts.

Why do fewer Chinese women get breast cancer? Low-fat diets are the simple answer to this question. Eat these foods and say goodbye to it for good.

Twelve (12) cases of breast lumps with high suspicion of cancer have been detected at Agormanya in the lower Krobo municipality of the Eastern region.

Sugarcane is a form of grass that belongs to the poaceae family. Apart from producing sugar, sugarcane is also healthy and is loaded with a range of high-energy drink, which makes it a healthy alternative to refine sugar added drinks.

Vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina, most commonly due to the fungus Candida albicans.

In what may not make for the sexiest headline, a new study shows there’s a link between constipation and kidney disease.

The Senior Physician Specialist at the Koforidua central hospital in the new Juaben municipality of the Eastern region, Dr. James Appiah-Kusi has indicated that excessive stress leads to hypertension, which is a major type of a non-communicable disease.

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