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Ankle sprains are a common occurrence and a bad fall may cause you to experience one or more of the following symptoms:Swelling and discolouration due to bruisingPain around the ankle or footDecreased mobility and strength in the affected areaChallenges in walking, especially up/ down stairsSensations such as tingling, numbness, or pins and needlesIn traditional Chinese […]
Every month, like clockwork, millions of women experience the intricate dance of hormones and bodily changes that herald the arrival of their menstrual cycle. For some, it’s a seamless transition, but for many, it comes with a monthly list of unwelcome symptoms—premenstrual syndrome (PMS).These symptoms, ranging from mood swings to physical discomfort, can significantly disrupt […]
In 2000, Hanahan and Weinberg published a paper “The Hallmarks of Cancer” enumerating six acquired functional capabilities of human cells for progression into malignancies, which include sustaining proliferative signaling, evading growth suppressors, resisting apoptosis, enabling replicative immortality, inducing angiogenesis, and activating invasion and metastasis.  These crucial traits have since been the guiding principles for the […]
In the introductory segment of our Cancer series, we touched upon the broad categories of factors that drive cell mutation and cancer – hereditary mutations, environmental exposure, and replicative errors.In the second part of the same series, we briefly shared the external factors that possibly collaborate to increase the incidence of one contracting cancer.  Reading […]
In the introductory article, cancer was presented as an insidious genetic disease, a disease of old age, and an integrated part of evolution that turned rogue.  It is brought about by the accumulation of genetic abnormalities over time that confers growth advantages to a cell over its surrounding tissue. This very trait and characteristic of evolution, […]
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