THERE are a lot of things that we would rather not discuss, mostly out of fear to what it could entail. It can be scary to acknowledge the existence of something, especially if this ‘something’ is what you would have to live with.
Cancer. The dreaded one word that could shatter dreams, break hearts and even claim lives. By definition, it is plainly described as an abnormal growth of cells. But what you might not know is that sometimes this also causes old cells to not die and instead, continue to grow uncontrollably, forming a mass of tissue we know as ‘tumour’.
The liver is a powerhouse that carries out over 500 vital tasks to ensure the human body runs like a well-oiled machine. Aside from filtering blood, some of its main functions include producing bile to break down cholesterol, controlling blood glucose levels and also storing vitamins A, D, E and K.
Yes, this means that all women who have been involved in sexual activities are at risk for developing cervical cancer. Since sexual activities could potentially expose you to HPV, the risk is greater for those who began being sexually active at a young age.
Badminton star Lee Chong Wei will miss the World Championships in August after falling down the rankings following a prolonged absence due to cancer, an official said yesterday.
Good health depends largely on the choices we make on a daily basis. While lifestyle is only one of the factors that could jeopardise our overall well-being, making an informed decision could reduce our health risks and possibly add years to our life.
Women of the world, rejoice. It is that time of the year again where the world celebrates International Women’s Day. Being the primary focus of the day, it is only apt to start a discourse on empowering women through the knowledge of good health.
Scientific investigation into the world’s second man cleared of the AIDS virus is zooming in on a gene and a treatment side-effect, as newly-enthused researchers strive to find a cure for the disease that has killed millions.
Cameron Wilson’s personal crisis led him to feel he could help other people cope while they were going through similar experiences. He shares his life story with Eileen McCormick.
While it is not the leading cause of death in Cambodia, it is still important to discuss its effects and what can be done to reduce the risks of getting pancreatic cancer.
Defying the general misconception that life becomes purposeless after cancer diagnosis, some two dozen cancer survivors in Nepal walked on the ramp in the capital city on Friday night.
The NSSF is offering free medical check-ups and cancer treatment for all garment workers and government officials.
A California jury has found Monsanto liable of causing cancer to a worker.
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has decided to stop active treatment in his third fight against cancer.
Australian researchers have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages.
Cancer of the cervix is a mass gender killer. It is still the No. 1 cancer of women in many countries including Cambodia and my country of origin, Malaysia.
Thousands of Irish women shed their inhibitions and their clothes on a secluded beach fifty kilometres south of here on Saturday for a world-record setting “skinny dip” to raise funds for a children’s cancer charity.
The World Health Organisation has called on the world leaders to take urgent action against chronic diseases and mental health disorders via Commission on Non-Communicable Diseases.
Fat cells are the ‘storeroom’ of our body. An average human adult has 30 billion fat cells with a weight of 30 lbs or 13 kilograms and their function is to store excess energy.
Cancer is a terrifying disease. When someone is told that he has cancer, the first word that usually crosses his mind is ‘death’.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday lashed out at some foreign analysts who recently commented on his health, labelling them “stupid”. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Cancer Treatment and Orthoscience Building at Calmette…
Cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth of cells, which invade an internal organ and spread throughout the body.
Im Sothy, a lawmaker for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), passed away.
Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, a Wimbledon champion, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.
I recently discussed breast check-ups, so here is one for the men out there. This week I am talking about the prostate and testicles.
Cambodia has 15,216 new cancer cases every year with a mortality rate as high as 74 percent, figures from the International Agency for Research on Cancer show.
According to the most recent statistics from the World Health Organisation, about 15,000 Cambodians are diagnosed with cancer every year.
For years Huang Sheng-yi helped feed Taiwan’s addiction to the betel nut, planting thousands of the trees on his mountainous farm.
Ministry of Health officials warn an increase in non-communicable diseases poses threat.