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Ovarian cancer symptoms: Four of the ‘most common’ signs of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer symptoms: Four of the 'most common' signs of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is a serious condition and the early signs of it should not be ignored. Having ovarian cancer can affect your day to day life during and after treatment. Like most cancers the sooner you recognise it and seek treatment the better your chances of recovery are.

The symptoms of ovarian cancer – especially the early signs – can be hard rot recognise.

They can often be confused with less serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Ovarian cancer can cause several signs and symptoms.

Women are most likely to have symptoms of the disease if it has spread, but even early-stage ovarian cancer can cause them so you must take action if you develop these.

Most common symptoms

The American Cancer Society has outlined four of the “most common” signs of ovarian cancer these include:

Feeling constantly or frequently bloated, or having a swollen tummy.

Pain or discomfort in your pelvic or abdominal (tummy) area.

Trouble eating, feeling full quickly or a drop in appetite.

Urinary symptoms such as needing to pee more often or more urgently than normal.

The NHS recommends you see a GP if you have been feeling bloated, especially if this occurs more than 12 times a month.

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It is worth noting that not everyone’s experience and symptoms of ovarian cancer will be the same.

Other symptoms could indicate you have ovarian cancer and these should not be dismissed.

Other symptoms can include:

Feeling sick often or persistent indigestion

Feeling pain during sex

A change in your bowel habits

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Back pain

Feeling constant fatigue

Unintentional weight loss

It is always worth seeing a GP if you have any concerns. Tests can be quick and easy to do.

The NHS said: “A GP can do some simple test for ovarian cancer to see if you have it.”

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Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Eight of the most ‘common’ signs of high blood sugar

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Eight of the most ‘common’ signs of high blood sugar

An earlier diabetes diagnosis could reduce the chances of developing other long-term health problems, as you’ll be advised on how best to manage your blood sugar levels by a doctor or nurse. The progression of symptoms is gradual in type 2 diabetes, so these signs can occur across a number of years. Do take note if you find yourself going to the toilet more than before, especially if it’s during the night.

Another “common” symptom of high blood sugar – the indicator of type 2 diabetes – is feeling “really thirsty”, the charity Diabetes UK noted.

It’s also fairly typical to experience feelings of tiredness, increased hunger, and blurred eyesight.

Diabetes can also lead to recurrent bouts of genital itching or thrush, and cuts and wounds may take longer to heal.

Some people might lose weight without meaning to, which is also another possible sign of type 2 diabetes.

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Instead, when your pancreas isn’t creating quality insulin, glucose builds up in the bloodstream.

The body breaks down the carbohydrates you get from food and drink into glucose.

Thus, if the glucose isn’t moving from the bloodstream into the body’s cells, over time, more and more glucose takes up space in the bloodstream.

High blood sugar can damage every part of the body, including the eyes, heart, and feet.

While there is no cure for type 2 diabetes, people have been able to put their condition into remission.

This means blood sugar levels are at the pre-diabetes level without taking medication.

This can be achieved by weight loss, according to the latest research on type 2 diabetes.

“If you have obesity, you are more likely to put your diabetes into remission if you lose a substantial amount of weight,” said Diabetes UK.

People who fall into the obese category (having a body mass index of 30 or more) need to lose 2st 5lbs.

Carrying excess weight around the tummy area can increase the likelihood of visceral fat building up around the organs, such as the pancreas.

When there is too much visceral fat around the pancreas, for example, the gland may not work properly anymore, leading to type 2 diabetes.

“But not everyone who develops type 2 diabetes has obesity,” warned the charity.

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Coffee side effects: Is it dangerous to have too much coffee? Five common side effects

Coffee side effects: Is it dangerous to have too much coffee? Five common side effects
Coffee is one of the most popular hot drinks around the world, generally because of its high caffeine content. But drinking too much coffee might actually be doing more harm than good.
Coffee is a popular drink that’s originally made from coffee beans.

The beans are the roasted fruit of the Coffea arabica bush, and it’s grown in about 80 countries.

Most people drink coffee because they either like the distinctive taste, or they want to caffeine buzz.

Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, heart and muscles, and helps people to feel more alert and awake.

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“Coffee and tea are incredibly healthy beverages,” said nutritionist Franziska Spritzler.

She wrote for medical website Healthline: “Most types contain caffeine, a substance that may boost your mood, metabolism and mental and physical performance.

“However, high doses of caffeine may have unpleasant and even dangerous side effects.

“To get the benefits of caffeine without undesirable effects, conduct an honest assessment of your sleep, energy levels and other factors that might be affected, and reduce your intake if needed.”

There’s no set amount of coffee that you’re allowed to have each day.

But, generally, anything up to 400mg of caffeine each day appears to be safe for most adults.

A single cup of coffee might contain about 100mg of caffeine, so it’s advisable to avoid having more than four cups each day.

You should cut back on the amount of coffee in your diet if you frequently develop headaches, insomnia, nervousness or a fast heartbeat.

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You Can Use This Common Kitchen Item To Clean Your Grill

You Can Use This Common Kitchen Item To Clean Your Grill

You may be surprised to hear that aluminum foil can be used instead of a brush for cleaning. Truth is, it’s an easy and convenient way to keep your grill in good condition. In order to clean with foil, you’ll want to make a ball that is big enough so it can be held between a pair of tongs, according to CNET. Then, you can scrub the grill plates while they are still hot or warm to get rid of any food particles and grime as stated in an article in CNET. 

It’s important to know — when you clean with aluminum foil — tiny pieces of foil can get stuck to the metal grill plates. But don’t worry, there’s another trick. Once you’re done cleaning and the grill has cooled, it’s recommended that you wipe it down with a wet cloth to ensure there aren’t any unwanted particles on the grill. Now you have a new handy method to clean your grill when you don’t have a brush or don’t feel like spending money on a new one.

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Parkinson's disease symptoms: Eight of the most common signs of Parkinson's

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Parkinson's disease symptoms: Eight of the most common signs of Parkinson's

“See a GP if you’re concerned that you may have symptoms of Parkinson’s disease,” it said.

“They’ll ask about the problems you’re experiencing and may refer you to a specialist for further tests.

“Your GP will talk to you about the problems you’re experiencing and may ask you to perform some simple mental or physical tasks, such as moving or walking around, to help with the diagnosis.

“In the early stages, your GP may find it difficult to say whether you definitely have the condition because symptoms are usually mild.”

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Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: What are the most common signs of a B12 deficiency?

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Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: What are the most common signs of a B12 deficiency?

“Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal foods, including meats, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy,” said the nutritionist.

She wrote for medical website Healthline: “Unfortunately, B12 deficiency is common, especially in the elderly.

“You’re at risk of deficiency if you don’t get enough from your diet or aren’t able to absorb enough from the food you eat.

“Unfortunately, symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency can take years to show up, and diagnosing it can be complex.”

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The European Super League was unfathomable to anyone with common sense – could it be the ultimate exercise in calling our bluffs?

The European Super League was unfathomable to anyone with common sense – could it be the ultimate exercise in calling our bluffs?

Celebrations are in full flight after the swift demise of the doomed European Super League. Can the fact that no one is any better off as a result of its failure tell us anything about the real motivations behind this fever dream?

Even by the ruthless standards of football and business, 48 hours has to go down as a rapid turnaround for a masterplan to be discarded. Fans are now celebrating after Manchester City confirmed that they would be the first club to withdraw from the European Super League (ESL), with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham all following suit and Atletico Madrid set to join them.

As a surreal two days comes to a close, it is hard to tell how an idea cartoonish in its supervillainy will be seen in the future, accelerating as it now is towards merely becoming a memory of how the most depressingly unpalatable version of the game as product was drawn up without being realized.

What are we left with? Some resignations of rich businessmen, supposed severed ties and damaged club reputations among fans they scarcely seem to care about. There is a sense of relief among those fans, perhaps akin to feeling grateful that the door of your house was kicked in rather than the roof burning down.
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The transformation of the Champions League, which was overshadowed by this shameful fiasco, remains. Amid the constant theatre of Monday – practically an age ago, now – the ‘Swiss system’ was confirmed, expanding the tournament to 36 teams with each playing 10 matches in the group stage.

The clubs who had jumped in to the Super League will newly see themselves as being in an emboldened position to negotiate further changes, having taken their fingers off the nuclear button of abandoning the competition entirely.

When multi-billion dollar tournaments are announced and torn up in two days, the three years until those changes come into effect might as well be three centuries away. That the Super League announcement was timed so close to those alterations to Europe’s flagship club competition is, at best, curious.
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Any business plan starts with its key stakeholders. The likes of Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel fit that parlance perfectly here, yet they say they were never consulted, discovering the developments, which were supposedly long in the making, hours before being expected to hold forth on them during duly flustered appearance in front of the media.

That made it all seem like it was never thought through and never a serious proposition, yet the much more feasible subplot appears to be that this was invented as a Sword of Damacles that could be held up at any point. That offers a window into the scheming of those involed.

Now that we are in the realms of clubs converging on secret Zoom calls away from the pesky restraints that governing bodies attempt to impose, who is to say that they have not used that tactic to plot a much subtler version of the stratospheric imbalance they have just suggested?
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Some are warning of the need for vigilance to ensure that a similar scandal does not resurface. Whenever new deals are on the horizon, that threat will need to be remembered.

The net result among viewers is likely to be a greater idealization of the game in its current form, as if the European leagues are not almost entirely ordered by who has the most money, with rapidly descending resources given to clubs who need them most.

It should go the opposite way: worry less about making competitions more accessible to the wealthiest on and off the pitch and more about supporting the entirety of football, with purer meritocracies season by season and fans put center stage rather than treated as consumers.
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Amid the fallcy of the ESL, the reality is that none of this needed to happen. The mega-rich can start from a granite bargaining position without risking armageddon, standing to make vast amounts of money while being sensibly run, remaining a beacon for communities and supporting the divisions below them, if only for the distinct possibility of their future talent being nurtured on pitches that are closer to cabbage patches than carpets.

Top-level football appears to have narrowly avoided the abyss, even if there is a suspicion that the edge never existed.

This whirlwind crisis is as much a moment of brief redemption as it is an exaggerated preview of what could lie ahead.
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What are the symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency? Full list of 10 common signs

What are the symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency? Full list of 10 common signs

The best sources of vitamin B12 include animals foods, or some products that have been fortified with it.

Dairy products, eggs, fish, meat and poultry all rich in vitamin B12.

But, that means vegans and – to a lesser extent – vegetarians are most at risk of the deficiency.

Taking B12 supplements is an easy way to treat a deficiency.

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Turmeric side effects: Is it dangerous to have too much turmeric? Most common side effects

Turmeric side effects: Is it dangerous to have too much turmeric? Most common side effects
Turmeric is a yellow spice that gives curry its characteristic colour, but it’s also used in some cheeses, butter, and even mustards. But turmeric has also been used as a natural remedy for some relatively common ailments. Can you take too much turmeric, though?
The spice originally comes from the turmeric plant, and is most commonly used in the Asian cuisine.

It’s been claimed to have a number of medicinal properties, thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin.

Curcumin is a compound that constitutes around three percent of turmeric, but it’s responsible for most of its health benefits.

It’s believed that curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory, which means it’s beneficial for conditions that involve inflammation.

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Turmeric side effects

Turmeric doesn’t usually cause any major side effects when its taken in a moderate capacity.

Some people may develop nausea and diarrhoea, while others may have dizziness or stomach pain.

The spice does, however, contain oxalate – an organic acid – that’s been linked to kidney stones.

Only predisposed individuals are at risk of kidney stones from oxalate, though, said Arnarson.

Otherwise, turmeric is generally safe to use as a supplement, or as a topical cream.

It’s been touted as a potential remedy for hay fever, as it reduces the likelihood of sneezing, runny noses and congestion.

Turmeric could even lower the amount of cholesterol and fats in the blood.

You should speak to a doctor or nutritionist for advice on taking any new supplements.

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AstraZeneca vaccine side effects: 16 reported side effects – from most common to uncommon

AstraZeneca vaccine side effects: 16 reported side effects - from most common to uncommon
The blood clot controversy surrounding AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine seemed to be subsiding on the continent but now that looks to change. Germany has decided to bar people under the age of 60 from getting the jab following reports of rare blood clots in the brains of 31 people who received the first dose of the vaccine. The decision flies in the face of recommendations from European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization, both of which have concluded there is no causal link between the two.
According to the data, very common (may affect more than one in 10 people) include:

  • Tenderness, pain, warmth, itching or bruising where the injection is given
  • Generally feeling unwell
  • Feeling tired (fatigue)
  • Chills or feeling feverish
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Joint pain or muscle ache.

Common (may affect up to one in 10 people)

  • Swelling, redness or a lump at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea
  • Flu-like symptoms, such as high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, cough and chills.

Uncommon (may affect up to one in 100 people):

  • Feeling dizzy
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Excessive sweating, itchy skin or rash.

“In clinical studies with the vaccine, most side effects were mild to moderate in nature and resolved within a few days with some still present a week after vaccination,” notes PHE.

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If side effects such as pain and/or fever are troublesome, there are things you can do to relieve symptoms.

“You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to,” says the NHS.

You should contact your GP surgery if you have a headache for more than four days after your vaccination or get bruising somewhere other than where you had your vaccination, advises the health body.

It is worth noting that if you have a high temperature that lasts longer than two days, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste you may have coronavirus, it adds.

How to respond to coronavirus symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible.

You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

A support bubble is where someone who lives alone (or just with their children) can meet people from one other household.

How is the vaccine rollout being prioritised?

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

It is currently being prioritised based on risk and age.

The Government is aiming to give everyone a chance to get at least the first dose of a vaccine by the end of summer.

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