OVER half of Brits don't know the warning signs when it comes to bowel cancer, research has suggested. Stomach cramps and changes in your bowel movements are both common symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and bowel cancer - so how can you spot the difference? Bowel Cancer is the second biggest killer in the UK taking 16,000 lives every year - but if caught early it is treatable. IBS is a common condition that affects the digestive system and has many similarities when it comes to the symptoms of bowel cancer. Around 54 per cent of Brits can't identify the most prominent bowel cancer symptoms and when asked to select them from a list, 33 per cent didn't recognise having blood in their stool as a warning sign. Having blood in your stool is one of the main differences between IBS and bowel cancer. Almost half of the participants in the study (48 per cent) failed to realise abdominal pain as an indicator of the disease, and over half (55 per cent) didn’t flag … [Read more...] about IBS or bowel cancer… how to spot the difference and catch killer disease early
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Cricket must now proceed without government intervention, sports minister Nathi Mthethwa said as he announced the withdrawal of a proclamation that would have put the national teams and their tours in jeopardy. We have learnt a lot and we now have to start packing our bags as government and move aside, so that sport works continuously, unhindered, Mthethwa said at a joint media briefing with Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday. For posterity, people should know that for any good thing to come about there has to be struggle, Mthethwa said, defending the government intervention in the affairs of squabbling CSA. Mthethwa had appointed an Interim Board (IB) last year with the express proviso that it resolve a long-standing crisis at the CSA regarding the implementation of new corporate governance proposals. The entire previous board had either resigned or been dismissed. Following an impasse between the IB and the Member’s Council, representing its affiliates, about accepting the new … [Read more...] about Cricket Must Proceed Without Government Intervention, Says South Africa Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa
IT’S something we’ve all experienced, be it at work or in relationships. But stress contributes to more deaths than any other condition and is linked to 60 per cent of diseases. With the year we’ve all had, it’s only getting worse. Almost 80 per cent of us say they’ve experienced stress at work in the last year, compared to 59 per cent in 2018. Meanwhile, almost two thirds of people have felt more stressed since the start of the first lockdown. And in the last 12 months, 74 per cent of adults admit to feeling so stressed that at some point they’ve felt unable to cope. So, as we start to see promising signs the pandemic is easing here, there are worrying signs we are on the brink of the next major health crisis — a stress epidemic. When our ancestors roamed Earth, living in caves and wearing loincloths, stress was a life-saving reaction. It triggers instant seismic changes in our brains and bodies. It sets off a change, from our parasympathetic nervous or … [Read more...] about Are YOU dangerously stressed? Take our test now – as stress epidemic threatens to be ‘next major health crisis’
The future of one of Toronto’s historic high schools is at stake after a six-alarm fire ravaged York Memorial Collegiate Institute. On Wednesday, Toronto fire services will bring in heavy equipment to begin tearing down parts of the building as firefighters hunt for hidden fires in a school that was preparing to celebrate its 90th anniversary this month. “What has to happen is that we have to slowly, systematically, judiciously peel back the building, tear away some brick, tear away some roofing to get at that burning. Otherwise it will just continue to burn in hidden voids and walls that are inaccessible,” Toronto Fire Capt. David Eckerman said Tuesday. By Wednesday, crews will have been fighting fires at the school for a third day. Firefighters were first called to the school on Eglinton Ave. W., near Trethewey Dr., around 2 p.m. Monday. The three-alarm fire was contained by 4 p.m., but a second blaze was spotted by a thermal-imaging camera overnight. That blaze was … [Read more...] about What is next for York Memorial Collegiate Institute?