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Smoking and Pregnancy

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We know that smoking is bad for you – bad for your lungs, your heart, your blood vessels…but what about during pregnancy? Smoking negatively affects your baby too. Smoking or vaping constricts your blood vessels, making them smaller and harder for blood to flow through them. That blood is what feeds your growing baby, so if the blood vessels are constricted it means nutrient rich blood can’t reach the baby and your baby may not grow like it’s supposed to. 
The placenta forms during the first trimester of pregnancy and takes over feeding your baby between 12-13 […]

Rare Diseases Day

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Rare Disease Day is observed annually on the 28th of February (or the 29th on a Leap Year—the rarest day of the year) and aims to increase “equity in social opportunity, healthcare, and access to diagnosis and therapies for people living with a rare disease.”
The campaign was started in 2008 and is coordinated by EURORDIS (Rare Diseases Europe), a non-profit organisation consisting of 74 countries working together to improve the care and quality of life for 30 million people living with rare diseases.
What Is A Rare Disease?
A disease is categorised as rare when […]

World Cancer Day: Can Ultrasound Detect Cancer?

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What is World Cancer Day?

The 4th of February is World Cancer Day, an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control. Started in 2000, the campaign seeks to raise awareness of the disease that causes up to 10 million deaths a year and to promote access to early detection and treatment for all, regardless of income, ethnicity or gender. As stated on the campaigns official website:
More than one third of cancer cases can be prevented. Another third can be cured if detected early and treated properly. By implementing resource-appropriate strategies on prevention, early […]

Pregnancy and Nutrition

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During pregnancy, your developing baby places additional demands on your body not least when it comes to how and what you should be eating. Hence, nutrition is something you need to pay special attention to from the early stages of pregnancy. You want to be sure your body is in the best possible state to cater for your developing child and to aid a swift recovery after childbirth and in the first few weeks and months of your baby’s life. Sometimes the hormonal changes your body undergoes during pregnancy may cause your eating habits to change, and it is […]

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