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Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Rapid pre-eclampsia test can save lives and complications

Every year 23,000 pregnant women in Britain suffer this ­potentially deadly condition that’s notoriously difficult to ­diagnose because some symptoms – such as high blood pressure, swollen feet, headaches and nausea – are also common in normal pregnancies. Pre-eclampsia, which is caused by a malfunction within the placenta, occurs in the second half of pregnancy… Read More »

Irish scientists create blood test that could save lives of those at highest risk of heart failure

Fast and efficient: A new blood test is being developed at Queen’s University. Photo: REUTERS Irish scientists create blood test that could save lives of those at highest risk of heart failure Independent.ie A rapid blood test that detects heart failure at an early stage has been developed by scientists in Ireland. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/irish-scientists-create-blood-test-that-could-save-lives-of-those-at-highest-risk-of-heart-failure-38176982.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38176428.ece/4bf11/AUTOCROP/h342/6%20NEWS%20H-HIV-PAKISTAN.jpg Email… Read More »