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Younger Men Being Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

The average age at which prostate cancer is being diagnosed has dropped considerably in recent years, a team of Irish researchers has reported. In a recent study, researchers at the University Hospital Limerick found that the average age of men with “high grade” prostate cancer had decreased from 71 to 63 in the last decade. Prolific form of cancer Prostate ...

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Overcome Festive Season Stress

The end of the year is here, but despite the holiday season you’re often left juggling more tasks than ever. According to Mokete Sekhesa, Brand Manager for the Energy Supplement brand Turbovite®, the end of the year is a stressful time as it is usually associated with exams, work deadlines, holiday planning and festive season shopping. Take care of yourself ...

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Regular Pelvic Checks Vital to Detect Cancer — Urologist

Early diagnosis of pelvic cancer is vital for successful treatment and women should have regular check-ups to help detect the disease at its onset, The Urology Hospital, Pretoria advises. Pelvic cancer refers to various cancers in the pelvic area, including cancer of the bladder, anus, rectum and cancer of the skin and soft tissue. For women, pelvic cancer also includes ...

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10 Tips to Get Heart Smart

By Dr. Paul Palmer, a plant-based nutrition consultant Have a change of heart this Heart Awareness Month and make small but significant adjustments for a healthy and happy life. Remember when doctors prescribed “healthy” cigarettes and smoking as a something that was “good for you”? Luckily, much has changed over the last few decades. Preventative care is fast becoming an ...

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Give Joints The Attention They Deserve

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World Bone and Joint week takes place from 12 to 20 October 2017, offering the opportunity to give your joints the attention they deserve. Joints are the connections between the bones that allow you to bend, walk and sit. Therefore making sure that your joints are kept in tip-top shape should be a priority. “Joints should be tendered to as ...

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Sugar More Dangerous Than Gunpowder

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The estimated mortality from diabetes was 5 million people in 2015, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). This far exceeds the estimated deaths from war and violence. “Yuval Noah Harari could not have been more accurate in his book Homo Deus when he said that sugar is more dangerous than gunpowder,” says Dr Larry Distiller, specialist Physician/Endocrinologist and Principal ...

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Fat But Fit Lowers CVD Risks

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South Africa has the third highest incidence of heart disease in the world. In fact, every 10 minutes, a South African has a heart attack and a fatal heart attack occurs every 45 minutes. Andrew Heilbrunn, from the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology’s Biokinetic Centre in Johannesburg, says inactivity and low physical fitness contribute substantially to increasing rates of heart ...

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Maintaining Your Health

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It’s extremely important for men to understand the risk factors of their overall health. Many health conditions can be prevented or treated if detected early enough. The most common health problems which affect men and their risk factors include: Prostate cancer: Excessive alcohol intake. Having a diet which is high in fat and low in fiber. Smoking. Being overweight. Lack of ...

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