In South Africa, one in 26 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her life. Knowing the facts about the disease can help you stay healthy, and to detect it early if it strikes. Remember: early detection is key to beating breast cancer.
Women’s Well Being
Some days it feels like we have our emotions perfectly in check, but other days, it seems like they drive us to make knee-jerk decisions. Fear, anger, bitterness, elation, over-excitement and euphoria – these kinds of extreme feelings can lead us to make spur-of-the-moment decisions that don’t always serve us in the long run.
Nothing puts a handbrake on summer sexy times like a yeast infection. Itchy, irritating and sometimes painful, it’s the last thing you want when you’re looking to have carefree fun in the sun – and under the sheets!
Cervical cancer may be one of the deadliest forms of the disease, but it’s also highly preventable – and you can detect its presence even before it turns into cancer.
You’ve tried tea, hot water bottles, medication, napping, chocolate, yelling, crying, more medication, more tea, and more chocolate, and then capped it all off with a glass or two of wine. If you suffer from period pain, you’ll know you’ll try just about anything – and everything – to alleviate the pain.
For every person who loves the sound of gym shoes hitting a treadmill, there’s another who actively hates it. Loud, bustling and busy, gyms are not everyone’s cup of tea – or protein smoothie – but thankfully, they’re not the only place to get your health kicks.
Vaginal cancer – not to be confused with cervical cancer – is a rare form of the disease, which manifests in the vagina itself. Usually, the cancerous cells occur in the birth canal, which lines the vagina.
Did you know that your period could actually be revealing important things about the state of your health? Apart from letting you know that you aren’t pregnant, your monthly cycle may give you critical clues about various aspects of your body and its wellbeing, so pay attention if you notice any of these indicators.
Eating disorders are not a uniquely Western problem. Thanks to globalisation and urbanisation, the incidence of eating disorders is rapidly increasing in South Africa, and according to experts, rates of eating disorders are likely to soar as a result.
First things first: it’s completely normal to experience vaginal discharge. These secretions serve a number of vital functions, including cleaning and moistening the vagina, helping to get rid of bad bacteria, and fighting infection.