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Breast Cancer; Symptoms and Prevention.

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Cancer has become one of the most dangerous yet rampant diseases that causes both men and women to shiver. It is still yet to be known what the cause, prevention and cure is. Cancer can occur anywhere in the body. Among women, cervical and breast cancer has become very rampant. Hence, the importance of having the knowledge cannot be overemphasized. Why? Finding breast cancer as early as possible help gives one a better chance of having a successful treatment. That doesn’t mean having regular screening tests should be over looked! A regular screening test is very important because it helps find breast cancer in its early stages before any symptoms appear. How can we prevent this breast cancer?

A reasonable woman will consider the steps to take so as to prevent breast cancer. Even though the causes haven’t yet been discovered, these measures reduce the risk of breast cancer;

Do not/ stop smoking!!

There are series of studies that prove that there is a link between smoking and breast cancer. Especially in women who have crossed the meno pause stage. So, if you’re a smoking woman; STOP!

Little or no alcohol

Researchers have said that chances of developing breast cancer become high when you consume alcohol. No matter how small.

Be physically active

There are countless benefits of exercise. As a matter of fact, it is at the fore front of things to do to maintain a good health. Some studies prove that women physically active have lower risk of breast cancer.

However, there are symptoms of breast cancer to look out for;

  • A lump in the breast
  • Bloody discharge from the nipple
  • Changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast.
  • Swelling of all or part of a breast.
  • Skin irritation or dimpling (sometimes looking like an orange peel).
  • Nipple retraction (turning inward).
  • Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin.

    Although breast cancer might not always be the case, it is advisable to go for screening as often as possible. One can never be too careful.

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross

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Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines

These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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COVID-19: Cross River Govt Kicks Against Stigmatisation, Urges Residents To Get Tested

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The Cross River Government has kicked against stigmatisation of people with COVID-19 in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu stated this on Monday while sensitizing the residents of Yakurr and Abi Local Government Areas of the state.

Dr. Edu while sensitizing the residents of the area pointed out that the disease is not a death sentence, rather residents should go for test to know their status.

Also Read: Cross River Govt Issues Strong Warning To Biafra Agitators

She went on to emphasize the need for leaders within the communities to get involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to prevent the disease, and preventable deaths adding that testing centres have been established in both communities.

She also reiterated the need to strengthen the health system and promote health within the communities.

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PTF: Despite Presenting Negative COVID-19 Results, 40 Percent Of Passengers On A Single Int’l Flight Tested Positive

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The Federal Government has raised the alarm over COVID-19 test results being presented by international flights passenger.

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, raised the alarm while appearing before a joint Senate committee on health and aviation.

Read Also: The Right Ways To Enlist Nurse Call System To Fight Covid-19

Ibrahim Oloriegbe, chairman, Senate Committee on Health, at the meeting, had expressed concern about the protocols for international flight operations about COVID-19 test requirements.

Responding to the concern, Aliyu expressed that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results tested positive for thereon arrival in Nigeria.

Aliyu said there was an instance in which 40 percent of passengers on a single flight tested positive for COVID-19, despite presenting negative COVID-19 results before boarding.

Speaking further, he justified the measure put in place for flight operations, while he also revealed that the validity period of test had been reduced to four days from the initial seven days to prevent repeat occurrences.

 

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