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Women who breastfeed their children have been found to be at substantially less risk of developing uterus cancer, according to researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia.
Dr Susan Jordan, head of the Cancer Causes and Care research group at QIMR Berghofer said that women who breastfeed at least one child have a lower risk of contracting cancer of the uterus.
“We found that the longer women breast-fed each child, the more their risk of uterine cancer reduced, up until nine months when the reduction in risk plateaued,” Jordan said.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, has assured Nigerians and the international community that there is no cause for concern over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
He also said that the president could not be treated in Nigeria because of the long existing bond between him and his foreign doctors, saying health was a complex issue.

Red chili pepper compound stops obesity, tumours, researchers find
Every extra inch around your waist raises the odds of cancer even if the rest of your body is slim, the World Health Organisation has warned.
The research, which suggests a pot belly should be considered a major red flag, concludes waist size is as closely linked to cancer risk as overall weight.Scientists at the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer found adding 11cm (4.3 inches) to the waistline increases the risk of developing a group of obesity-linked cancers by 13 per cent.

The Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria (SOFPON) says not less than seven million Nigerians are living with depression. The National President of the Society, Dr Akin Moses, disclosed this on Thursday at a press conference to mark the 2017 World Family Doctors Day in Abuja.
Moses explained that based on research work conducted by some physicians between 2015 and 2016, 29 million people in Africa were depressed while 322 million were affected with the condition globally.

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