Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that originates from the cervix of the uterus (womb). A woman’s womb/uterus is made up of different parts, mainly the fundus, body and cervix. The cervix is the neck of the uterus. It is cylindrical and it connects the body of the uterus (where babies grow) to the vagina.
Gastro-Esophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). It is very common, many people experience acid reflux from time to time. No need to panic but to be aware and do what is right.
Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints in the world being experienced by most people during their lifetime. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that almost half of all adults worldwide will experience a headache in any given year. Headaches can occur for different reasons, ranging from non-medical factors like stress and emotional distress, to medical factors like high blood pressure, anxiety and some infections. Depending on the severity, it can disrupt normal daily activities.
It is common knowledge that prolonged intake of excessive amount of alcohol has adverse effects on various organ systems of the body including the brain, heart, liver and kidneys. This has been sufficiently proven by research and observations. There is, however, less research on the benefits of alcohol consumption particularly to the brain.
While low levels of alcohol consumption have been demonstrated to have some positive effects on the heart and overall cardiovascular system, a new study conducted in mice has shown that it could also be beneficial to the brain.
The study observed the effects of both high and low levels of alcohol consumption in mice over a long period of time. Over time, high levels of alcohol consumption demonstrated signs of inflammation in the brain, in addition to reduced cognitive function and motor skills. On the other hand, low levels of alcohol consumption pointed to less inflammation and increased waste/toxin removal in the brain compared to those with no alcohol intake.