cancer – HTV https://htv.com.pk Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:23:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 8 Foods to Prevent Cancer https://htv.com.pk/nutrition/foods-prevent-cancer Fri, 22 May 2020 12:34:29 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=16859 8 Foods to Prevent Cancer

With today's lifestyle, individuals will probably experience obesity

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8 Foods to Prevent Cancer

With today’s lifestyle, individuals will probably experience obesity, and encounter different ailments or be endangered with any form of cancer. Then again, advanced medical aid has developed such that individuals can depend on the most recent medications or gadgets to treat tumor.

With regards to treating cancer, prevention and recognition is presumably the most ideal approach to nipping it from its roots. Subsequently, we ought to dependably go for consistent check-ups to identify cancer in its initial stages and separate it early. Then again, we likewise attempt to avert or defer contracting cancer beyond what many would consider possible by consuming healthy sustenance, which we picked out to be the 8 best ones.

1. Cauliflower

Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a composite that has been appeared to be hostile to tumor impacts. Sulforaphane are discharged when cauliflower is into pieces, so concentrate on biting it before gulping. This compound looks for and annihilates certain malignancy cells without hurting your strong cells.

There are a lot of methods accessible online on how you can add cauliflower to your suppers. Cauliflower and broccoli have comparable impacts, so add broccoli to your rundown of nourishments as well.

2. Carrots

Despite the fact that carrots are for the most part thought to be beneficial for one’s vision, researcher’s data from ten years recommend that they are additionally great against a few sorts of cancer, one of which is prostate cancer.

A study was done on mice who were encouraged to have a great consumption of carrots, and the study demonstrated that carrots could stop the development of prostate tumor. Carrots have numerous other medical advantages as well, there is no reason not to eat them!

3. Avocado

Very few individuals are fanatics of this natural product, yet avocados as a nourishment are so valuable, they are just about an unquestionable requirement to have in your kitchen. Avocados have a plenitude of supplements, for the most part cell reinforcements which have been demonstrated to lessen the danger of specific types of tumor.

Avocados likewise have a high measure of good monounsaturated fat. This is a high-fat organic product, which is certainly intriguing, considering how the vast majority of alternate natural products are low in fat or even fat free, and avocados can really offer you some assistance with losing weight and not the converse.

As a sustenance, they are extremely flexible. You can make guacamole out of it, add cuts to a sandwich or blend in with different fruits and vegetables to make a juice or smoothie.

4. Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the best common disease contenders against numerous sorts of cancer. Colon and bladder cancer are among the main two tumors that can be dealt with or even averted when eating broccoli. Discover it in whichever structure you can, be it crisp, solidified or pre-cooked, it will at present hold a large portion of its nourishing worth!

The high fiber levels in broccoli can likewise help with your processing, so broccoli is a vegetable that is beneficial for your wellbeing to eat frequently.

5. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are nutritious and delectable. Cooked tomatoes help your body discharge more lycopene, a particular phytochemical that gives cancer battling advantages. Tomatoes likewise give you heaps of cell reinforcements for your body, and are known valuable to treat or prevent prostate cancer.

There are numerous approaches to eat tomatoes, it can be eaten as it is or cooked with dishes, or mixed to make juice too.

6. Walnuts

Averting breast and prostate cancer? Walnuts might be your answer. They additionally contain bunches of omega 3, a kind of unsaturated fats that is really valuable to our wellbeing, for example, bringing down our danger of coronary heart illnesses and decreasing elevated cholesterol. Walnuts are incredible as a breakfast nourishment or as a nibble in the middle of suppers.

7. Garlic

Eating garlic has various medical advantages. Garlic is said to have the capacity to prevent disease cells from increasing and spreading. They additionally have antiviral and antibacterial impacts, acting like anti-infection agents and can function admirably particularly against contagious contaminations.

8. Ginger

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Studies have demonstrated that ginger really works superior to anything than cancer drugs in battling against cancer cells! This is particularly noted in a study done analyzing the impacts of ginger has on prostate cancer cells.

Aside from that, it likewise has mitigating properties, and can help as a cure against movement disorder. In case you have a tendency to experience the ill effects of movement affliction, eat some dried ginger peels, or bubble ginger in water to make a light ginger water or tea.

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Can Your Chai Addiction Lead To Cancer? https://htv.com.pk/health/chai-addiction-cancer Fri, 05 Apr 2019 05:44:18 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=43754

In March 2009, a headline of BBC News read ‘Steaming hot tea linked to cancer’. In the same month The Times published an article on “very hot tea and coffee linked to esophagus cancer” and the Daily Express ran a story with the heading ‘Piping hot tea gives you cancer’. The link between chai and […]

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In March 2009, a headline of BBC News read ‘Steaming hot tea linked to cancer’. In the same month The Times published an article on “very hot tea and coffee linked to esophagus cancer” and the Daily Express ran a story with the heading ‘Piping hot tea gives you cancer’. The link between chai and cancer was the talk of the town and it all stemmed from a research article published in the highly acclaimed British Medical Journal.

As the 2009 study was based on asking standardized questions from tea drinkers with and without esophageal cancer, the results were highly subjective. Participants were asked questions about the type, quantity, and temperature of tea they drink, therefore the results were based on the participants’ memory and perception. What may be termed ‘hot’ for someone may be considered ‘very hot’ for others, resulting in biases in the study.

In March 2019, the results of the follow-up study were published which showed that participants who drank 700ml of tea daily at 60oC or higher were 41% more likely to get diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

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To further strengthen their study, the researchers from the 2009 project followed the participants for the next 10 years to see how many of the tea drinkers develop cancer in the future. They also measured the temperature of the tea to clearly define that a temperature above 650C was considered ‘very hot’.

In March 2019, the results of the follow-up study were published which showed that participants who drank 700ml of tea daily at 60oC or higher were 41% more likely to get diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

The Implications

Being a country of tea-lovers, this news is quite alarming for many of us. In our homes, a hot cup of tea is a symbol of warmth and comfort. Tea relieves our pain during severe headaches, it reduces our stress during crises and it also has the power to reduce hostility during conflicts. Our cup of tea is like a good friend who’s always there for us and to think that this tea could cause us harm is inconceivable.

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The Reality

Funded by the National Cancer Institute and International Agency for Research on Cancer, the research design, method, and interpretation are statistically sound. Nevertheless, the implications of the research on our lives have to be reconsidered.

  1. The study was conducted in Golestan province of Iran, which is historically known to have high rates of esophageal cancer. Cancer may be linked to ethnicity and therefore the effects of hot tea on Iranians may differ from its effect on other populations.
  2. The subjects who developed cancer were consuming 700ml which is around four mugs of tea at 60oC which we would consider to be piping hot. The results of this study proved that participants who had lesser quantities or cooler temperatures of tea were not at a higher risk of developing cancer.

The Precautions

This decade long study proved that drinking large quantities of very hot tea increases the risk of esophageal cancer in the Iranian population.  There is no scientifically proven risk if the consumption of tea is less than 700ml or the temperature is less than 600C. The easiest way to keep safe is to cool the tea before drinking it, either by waiting after pouring or by adding milk.

The Lesson

Keeping this in mind, The Times article published in March 2019 had a more sensible title ‘Cancer risk: Splash of milk in your tea could cut the chance of throat cancer’.  The idea of cutting down the risk of cancer by something as simple as adding milk in tea is empowering and spreads hope instead of despair.

With the rising incidence of cancer worldwide, medical research is hammering away to find the reasons behind this predicament. Although every bit of research counts it is very important to communicate the facts in a practical and objective manner, especially in newspapers and websites. It would be a shame if the research meant to help us, became a reason for anxiety and paranoia – especially if we didn’t have a cup of tea to turn to for comfort.

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Healthy Snacks According To Your Zodiac Sign https://htv.com.pk/lifestyle/snack-as-your-zodiac Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:00:57 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=42843 zodiac sign-healthy snacks

This list chooses healthy snacks by taking the characteristics of your zodiac sign and gives you the perfect snack option. Aries Traits: Adventurous, enthusiastic and immature at times Taurus Traits: Reliable, good-nature, and lazy Gemini Traits: Versatile, adaptable, and inconsistent Cancer Traits: Imaginative, supportive, and manipulative. Related: Healthy Snacks To Have At Work Leo Traits: […]

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zodiac sign-healthy snacks

This list chooses healthy snacks by taking the characteristics of your zodiac sign and gives you the perfect snack option.

Aries

Traits: Adventurous, enthusiastic and immature at times

Taurus

Traits: Reliable, good-nature, and lazy

Gemini

Traits: Versatile, adaptable, and inconsistent

Cancer

Traits: Imaginative, supportive, and manipulative.

Related: Healthy Snacks To Have At Work

Leo

Traits: Enthusiastic, generous and arrogant.

Virgo

Traits: Practical, kind, and overly critical.

Libra

Traits: Diplomatic, gracious and indecisive.

Scorpio

Traits: Determined, intuitive and jealous.

Also Read: Find out if you’re about to get rich, according to your horoscope

Sagittarius

Traits: Straight-forward, adventurous and opinionated.

Aquarius

Traits: Original, inventive and stubborn.

Capricorn

Traits: Ambitious, problem-solver and can be unapproachable.

Pisces

Traits: Idealistic, compassionate and overly trusting.

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Women’s Health: 4 Cancers That Affect Only Women https://htv.com.pk/womens-health/womens-health-4-cancers https://htv.com.pk/womens-health/womens-health-4-cancers#respond Tue, 04 Sep 2018 12:09:19 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=39423

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Pakistani females. Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer is not limited to women. Even men can be inflicted with this dangerous disease.

Breast cancer awareness is growing rapidly all over the world. Aggressive marketing campaigns are being launched to educate women on self-examinations and encouraging them to get regular screening tests. On the other hand, there are some other cancers affecting women’s health which although less frequent can also prove deadly in the long term.

Gynecological cancers occur in the female reproductive tract, for which it is necessary to understand the structure of the female reproductive organs.women's health 1

  • Uterus (Womb): Pear-shaped structure in the lower abdomen, in which a baby grows during pregnancy
  • Cervix: Lower part of the uterus
  • Ovaries: Ovaries are located on either side of the uterus. Ovaries release eggs into the uterus
  • Vagina (Birth Canal): Tube-like structure connecting the uterus to the outside of the body
  • Vulva: Outer part of the female genital organs

1. Cervical Cancer

Women at Risk:

Those who are over the age of 30 and have given birth to three or more children. Other risk factors include smoking and prolonged use of oral contraceptives.

Alarming Signs:

Unusual vaginal bleeding (especially after sexual intercourse) or discharge.

Confirmation of Diagnosis:

Cervical cancer is diagnosed after microscopic examination of cervical cells through Pap smears or tissue biopsies.

2. Endometrial Cancer

Women at Risk:

Those who are above the age of 50. This cancer is often common in menopausal women. Other risk factors include obesity, scanty periods, and estrogen therapy.

Alarming Signs:

Abnormal vaginal bleeding with or without pain/pressure in the lower abdomen.

Confirmation of Diagnosis:

Endometrial cancer is diagnosed after microscopic examination of endometrial cells through tissue biopsies or transvaginal ultrasounds.

3. Ovarian Cancer

Women at Risk:

Those who are above the age of 40 years and/or have never given birth. Other risk factors include a genetic predisposition, especially if other family members had breast cancer or gynecological cancers.

Alarming Signs:

Abnormal vaginal bleeding with pain/pressure in the lower abdomen. Often women feel bloated and complain of a change in bowel habits.

Confirmation of Diagnosis:

Ovarian cancers are diagnosed by radiological imaging, such as transvaginal ultrasounds in combination with blood testing of cancer markers like CA-125.

4. Vulvar/Vaginal Cancer

Women at Risk:

Women of all ages may suffer from these cancers, although HPV infection and cigarette smoking have been established as risk factors.

Alarming Signs:

Abnormal vaginal bleeding or changes in the vulvar skin.

Confirmation of Diagnosis:

These cancers are diagnosed through tissue biopsies followed by a histopathological examination.

Preventive Measures

Preventive measures for all gynecological cancers include avoidance of risk factors, most importantly smoking and obesity. Use of the HPV vaccine has proven effective in reducing rates of cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers, and is highly recommended for sexually active young women.

Women should contact their gynecologist if they experience any of the alarming signs mentioned above and have regular pelvic examinations even without symptoms.

According to the American College of Gynecologists, annual pelvic examinations are essential for all women above the age of 21.

With the advancement of medical technology and research, the prognosis of gynecological cancers has improved over the years. Nevertheless, cancer is a detrimental illness which has long-term effects on the patient’s physical, mental, and social well-being.

In order to combat these cancers, we need to arm ourselves with the correct information. This will enable us to overcome diseases, and regain control of our body and health.

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Source:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2331205X.2017.1288773

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Vitamins and Supplements https://htv.com.pk/health-a-to-z/vitamins-and-supplements https://htv.com.pk/health-a-to-z/vitamins-and-supplements#respond Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:53:44 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=38408

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Overview

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for the sustenance of life. Even though they are required in minute quantities by the body, the modern-day diet doesn’t usually fulfill this requirement. Hence, vitamin and mineral supplements, in the form of pills, can be taken to fulfill the daily requirement.

Causes

The leading causes of vitamin and mineral deficiency are:

  • Decreased intake in the diet
  • Decreased absorption from the gut
  • Increased requirement in the body (pregnancy)
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cancer

Symptoms

There are a multitude of signs and symptoms that surface when the body is not receiving enough vitamins and minerals, some of which are:

  • Anemia
  • Night blindness
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Hair loss
  • Brittle nails
  • Lusterless skin

Diagnosis

The diagnosis is made by the patient’s history, especially nutritional history.

Treatment

For the treatment of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, there are some supplements available in the market, that can fulfill the daily requirement of these vitamins and minerals.

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