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Week 34 of pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk: study

PARIS: Women's bodies undergo a "striking" change during a specific week of pregnancy that can significantly reduce their risk of developing breast cancer later in life, scientists said Tuesday. Previous research has highlighted how women under the age of 30 can reduce their risk of contracting breast cancer later in life by having a baby. But a new study by experts in Denmark and Norway claims to have identified the precise week of pregnancy when the change occurs. "If you deliver a child at week 33 you get the…

Breast cancer awareness walk held in Larkana

LARKANA: Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) and Chandka Medical College (CMC) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) held a walk to create mass awareness about the breast cancer in Larkana on Wednesday. The walk was organized in connection with the World Breast Cancer Day (Pink Ribbon Day). The day is observed this year to raise awareness among the masses about issues relating to Breast Cancer. The walk started from Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Memorial Library and concluded at Chandka…

President House turns pink for breast cancer awareness campaign

ISLAMABAD: Begum Samina Alvi, wife of President Arif Alvi, on Wednesday illuminated the president house building with pink light as a part of breast cancer awareness campaign in the month of October. In a ceremony held at president house, Begum Samina Alvi pushed the button to illuminate the building in pink colour, thus marking a charity's breast cancer awareness drive. Addressing the ceremony, Begum Alvi said the month of October was being commemorated worldwide to create awareness about the breast cancer. She…

‘Veep’ actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus battling breast cancer

LOS ANGELES: Emmy-winning comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus said on Thursday that she was battling breast cancer and highlighted the case for universal healthcare. Louis-Dreyfus, 56, who plays foul-mouthed fictitious former U.S. President Selina Meyer on HBO’s “Veep,” said “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I‘m the one,” in a short post on her social media platforms. “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad…