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Obesity is the leading cause of postmenopausal breast cancer

Obesity is the leading cause of postmenopausal breast cancer

points to obesity as major responsible for the most common form of breast cancer in older women. According to the researchers, the disease is even more dangerous than cigarettes and alcohol. Led by the University of Oxford in the UK, the study looked at health records of about 6,300 postmenopausal women. Knowing that at this stage of life the high levels of the estrogen and testosterone hormones increase two to three times the risk of having breast cancer, they observed which factors influenced this growth. The results showed that obesity was more influential in the increase hormone levels than other harmful habits, such as alcohol consumption and smoking. In addition, according to researchers, pregnancy, use of contraceptives in pill and menopause also alter the female hormone levels. However, since weight is a possible trait of change, obesity should be at the top of the list.

Although the likelihood of breast cancer is also associated with family history, it is important for women to be aware of how your lifestyle can increase or decrease your risk.

Symptoms of breast cancer

In its early stages, breast cancer usually has no symptoms. As the tumor develops, you may notice the following signs:

1.

Nodules in the breast or axilla that persist after your menstrual cycle are usually the first symptom. The lump does not hurt, although some women feel pangs. Nodules are usually visible on mammography long before they can be felt by touch;

2. Swelling in the armpit;

3. Although nodules are painless, pain and tenderness in the breast may be alert. Significant enlargement or removal of the breasts may indicate a tumor that can not be seen or felt;

4. Changes in breast size, contour, texture, or temperature; a reddish, bumpy surface, such as an orange peel, may be a sign of advanced cancer;

5. Changes in the nipple, such as the appearance of being turned inward, itching, burning, or ulceration may be symptoms of Paget's disease, a localized cancer;

6. Release of fluid through the nipple, which may be clear, with blood or other color are usually signs of benign tumors, but may be caused by cancer in some cases;

7. An area similar to marble under the skin,

8. An area that is remarkably different from any other area of ​​the sinus.


SUS will have new drug for tuberculosis treatment

SUS will have new drug for tuberculosis treatment

Starting in May 2018, the Unified Health System (SUS) will have a new drug that will facilitate the treatment of those with tuberculosis. The Isoniazid medication will be available in the 300 mg version, which in addition to reducing the tablets, favors adherence to the treatment. For the implantation of Isoniazid 300mg, the Ministry of Health will finance a research, developed by the Federal University of Espírito Santo, and with the support of external researchers in the states of Espírito Santo, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo and the Federal District.

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1.6 Million homes were identified with outbreaks of dengue and Zika virus

1.6 Million homes were identified with outbreaks of dengue and Zika virus

Agência Brasil - Aedes aegypti agents have visited since January 48.2 million properties in Brazil, including homes, public and commercial buildings. During the visits, 1.6 million properties were identified with outbreaks of the mosquito, which represents 3.36% of the total of the inspected. The government's goal is for that number to be reduced to less than 1% of real estate with mosquito breeding sites.

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