FEMALE INFERTILITY HAS MANY FACTORS

Infertility means being unable to get pregnant after at least one year of trying (or six months if the woman is over age 35). Infertility results from female factors about one-third of the time and male factors about one-third of the time. If a woman keeps having miscarriages, this is also called infertility. Female infertility contributes to nearly 50 percent of all infertility cases.

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UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION IN WOMEN

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It reveals itself through symptoms such as hopelessness, pessimism, irritability, guilt, helplessness and decreased energy or fatigue lasting at least two weeks or longer. About twice as many women as men experience depression. Several factors may increase a woman’s risk of depression.

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RECOVERING FROM A HEART ATTACK

What happens now?  That is a question you could ask after surviving a heart attack.  How do you take care of yourself afterwards so that there is no repeat?  According to Family Doctor (www.familydoctor.org), a heart attack happens when part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies because it does not receive enough oxygen. The blood in the coronary arteries carries oxygen to the heart muscle. Most heart attacks occur when a blockage slows down or stops the flow of blood through these arteries.

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Cancer vaccines are used to delay or stop the growth of cancer cells. However, they can be used for cancers that have already developed. Research has found it is difficult to produce a treatment vaccine but not as challenging to produce a preventive vaccine. Cancer vaccines are highly encouraged for all individuals, especially those at higher risk of developing cancer. Take preventative steps to ensure a healthy future for yourself by getting vaccines, having early detection screenings and reducing your risk factors.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The chances of getting cancer increase with age, obesity, tobacco use and many other risk factors. Cancer is caused by the transformation of normal cells into tumor cells that develop from precancerous lesions into malignant tumors. This process is caused by three external agents: physical carcinogens, chemical carcinogens and biological carcinogens.


Reducing risk factors is one way to prevent cancer. Between 30 percent to 50 percent of cancers can be prevented, according to WHO. Some examples of reducing risk factors include:



This encourages taking initiative and changing lifestyle behaviors. Another way to prevent cancer is to get regular cancer screenings and vaccinations. WHO reported vaccinations against human

WILL SCIENCE SOON DEVELOP VACCINES FOR CANCER?

TANIQUA WARD, M.S.

TaNiqua Ward is a staff writer for Health & Wellness magazine.

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papilloma virus (HPV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections can prevent 1 million cancer cases each year.


Cancer vaccines can also be considered biological response modifiers. This process involves restoring the biological response modifier of the body’s immune system to fight against infections. The two cancer vaccines are classified as preventive and treatment. Preventive vaccines are intended to prevent healthy people from getting cancer. Treatment vaccines are intended to treat a current cancer by building up the body’s natural immune response to cancer. The two vaccines that are approved in the United States include the HPV and HBV vaccines. Chronic infections with HPV can lead to cervical, anal, oropharyngeal, vaginal, vulvar and penile cancer. Three main vaccines for HPV have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These vaccines are highly recommended for males and females between the ages of 9 and 26 years. Chronic HBV infections can lead to liver cancer. Two vaccines that have been approved by the FDA to treat this virus are offered to both males and females of all ages.