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Avocado eggs on toast with a side of microplastics please!

Avocado eggs on toast with a side of microplastics please!

Health, Investigations, Specials
What seemed inevitable is now a confirmed reality: we have plastic in our bodies - and it may be widespread in the human food chain as a direct consequence of our negligence. In fact, a study by the Environmental Agency Austria last week reported the presence of microplastics in all stool samples that were examined. Eight volunteers took part in the study: three males and five females aged between 33-65 from Europe, Russia and Japan. For years we have been carelessly polluting our oceans, killing marine life and did little to tackle the problem. After microplastics were found inside different species of fishes, it became clear that it would have been just a matter of time before we would have found it in human bodies as well. There are different ways in which our bodies can...
#NotOnlyForGirls: Male Breast Cancer Awareness Month

#NotOnlyForGirls: Male Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Featured, Health, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
As we approach the end of the breast cancer awareness month, which aims to raise awareness about the breast cancer and raise funds to help in developing cure, treatments and adequate prevention, there is still lack of awareness that men also suffer from it. Breast Cancer is not just for girls. Even though it is predominantly associated with women, rather than men, it is important to alarm the masculine part of the world. Especially the ones that are over 60, (but it has affected a lot of younger men as well) that breast cancer doesn't have a gender preference. In the UK only around 350 men are diagnosed with cancer a year compared to 50 000 women. 24 per cent of men don't think they could be affected by the condition. The risks increase as they get older – those affected can
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