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A review of Breast Cancer post - surgical treatment options (first of two parts)

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Breast Cancer Treatment Part 1   Two types of Breast Cancer Surgery   For this article, I focus on post-surgical treatment. The two main types of breast cancer surgery are:   Lumpectomy – aka breast conserving surgery.             Typically recommended for women with newly diagnosed, early-stage breast cancers. In this procedure, the tumour (lump) plus a small amount of healthy tissue surrounding the cancer is removed from the breast. The removal of healthy tissue is taken so that it can be tested for traces of cancer. If there is no cancer identified, then the chance of cancer returning are diminished. If...

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Circulation Problems? Some information here that may help you

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Do you suffer with circulation problems? Did you know? We have 100,000 miles of blood vessels in a complex network throughout our body. Vascular Disease includes any condition that affects your circulatory system including diseases of arteries, veins, and lymph vessels as well as blood disorders that affect circulation. These include: Peripheral Artery Disease Renal Artery Disease Varicose Veins Venous Blood Clots Aneurysm Raynaud’s Disease Peripheral Venous Disease Erectile Dysfunction   Symptoms of these conditions vary from “cold hands”, pins and needles in hands and feet, numbness, varicose veins, leg cramps, a heavy feeling in the limbs, and swollen ankles...

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All about earwax - information and tips for you if earwax is a concern

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Never use cotton buds to try clear earwax   A UK YouGov survey in February 2019 found almost two-thirds of people questions use cotton buds to try to “clean out” their ears. Cotton buds (or any other home instrument) should never be used try to clean out earwax as it pushes earwax further down the ear canal making the problem worse as it causes wax to become compacted which can block the ear meaning hearing may not be a sharp as it should be. Used cotton buds in the ear can bring on ear infections due to the disruption of the...

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Some useful advice on actions you can take NOW to help prevent Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Prevention The main symptom of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inability to breathe in and out properly, otherwise known as airflow obstruction. COPD is the name for a group of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive airways disease. Preventing COPD Ways to prevent and ease COPD symptoms. Give up smoking While much of the damage may have been done if smoking long enough, stopping smoking slows down disease progression. If symptoms of COPD are mild, stopping smoking may be all that is needed to significantly improve them. Get regular exercise...

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Concluding part of our series examining Non-medical BCD Cannabidiol reviews regulatory survey of Irish CBD marketplace along with sound advice for those thinking about using CBD products

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Non – medical CBD Cannabidiol A cannabis derivative Part 3   FSAI survey of CBD products on the Irish Market In February 2020, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) published results of their own survey of 38 CBD products for sale throughout Ireland. This survey was enabled by a newly accredited laboratory in Ireland to test products effectively. Most the products available for sale in Ireland originate outside of the country, which is a major area of concern in terms of quality control, standards etc. The summary of the main findings of this FSAI survey was: 37% (14/38) of...

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