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Part 2 of Top Cancers that Affect Women and Related Risk Factors

This article is in continuation of the previous topic, which describes the top cancers that affect women and may subsequently lead to death. The risk factors related to these cancers are also discussed here, because by taking the appropriate preventative …

Top Cancers that Affect Women and Related Risk Factors

The big “C”—cancer—affects a wide swath of the population and is one of the leading causes of death. In fact, statistics show that one out of three women is likely to be affected by cancer considering the risk factors. Cancer …

Common Causes of Death in Women

As we all know, death is a part of life that is certain and unavoidable; however, death can be caused by a multitude of reasons. Some of these reasons can be prevented or avoided if known about beforehand, thus prolonging …

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Zostavax—Introduction, Facts, and Fiction about the Vaccine

Zostavax is a live zoster vaccine that is used to provide protection against the virus that causes herpes zoster disease, better known as shingles.   In children, the varicella virus is the causative agent of chicken pox. When this varicella …

Flu and Flu HD Vaccines

Influenza or “flu” is a respiratory disorder caused by the virus strains influenza A or influenza B. Influenza is a commonly occurring disorder and is contagious too, where it affects the upper or the lower respiratory tract. It commonly occurs …

Prevnar 13 vs. Pneumovax 23 Vaccines

Pneumonia is an infection that develops in the lungs. This infection is caused by fungi, viruses, and bacteria. Symptoms of Pneumonia: The symptoms include problems with breathing, very high fever, pain in the chest, and a variety of respiratory issues. …

Pertussis Booster

Importance of pertussis booster Whooping cough is a disease, basically a respiratory disease that is caused by the bacteria called Bordetella pertussis bacteria. One of the best ways by which an individual can prevent whooping cough or pertussis is by …