Bowel Cancer are you at risk beware the symptoms

1.4 million People mostly in the developed world, will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this year. Of these 694,000 will die: Furthermore 75% - 95% of these colon cancers happen to people with no genetic risk what so ever. In other words, just because your parents did not have this terrible disease, does not mean you will not get it. With this in-mind and bearing in mind the massive increase in Bowel cancers in the developed world it is vital you pass simple tests in order to minimize your risk.

Possible symptoms of bowel cancer are as follows:
Bleeding from the bottom or blood in the stools (faeces)
A change in bowel habit (more frequent, looser stools)
Abdominal pain
Unexplained weight loss and/or tiredness
Be aware there are many others but the above are the most common symptoms.
What can I do to minimise the risk of bowel cancer?
Reduce your daily consumption of fatty products
Reduce your daily intake of alcohol
Reduce your consumption of red meats
Reduce or stop smoking
Drink at least 5 glasses of water a day
Get regular exercise.

Authors note: It is a well known fact that people are embarrassed to pass tests for bowel cancer. Do not be   
Freelance journalist and author
Credits and Sources: The cancer genome atlas, BBC.UK and my friends at Wikipedia for the pictures.

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Although the Indian health ministry have been quick to say they have more than enough drugs to treat all patients, critics of the Indians government drug distribution procedures say quite bluntly that the government has failed to distribute the required medications to the people, an accusation quickly denied by India’s Health Minister JP Nadda, who, via a statement said "If any medicine store refuses to give medicines after showing a medical prescription, it should be reported to the authorities and action will be taken”.
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What is swine flu and what are the symptoms?
Swine flu or H1N1 first appeared in Mexico back in Mexico in 2009 and wasted no time in spreading throughout the world, leaving many dead and infected people
Respiratory disease caused by a strain of the influenza type A virus known as H1N1
Spread by coughing and sneezing H1N1 first originated in pigs, but has now become a human disease
Symptoms can be similar to those produced by standard; seasonal flu and can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and chills
Pregnant women, children under five, the over-65s and those with serious medical conditions are seen as the most vulnerable groups. 

The last H1N1 pandemic was declared over by the World Health Organisation (WHO) back in 2009.

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Credits and Sources: BBC.UK, World Health Organisation, WHO, the Indian health ministry and my friends at Wikipedia for the pictures.