Cancer the silent killer

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Cancer is a group of diseases which lead to the abnormal growth of cells which have the potential to invade and spread to other parts of the body. Although not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors do not spread to other body parts and possible signs would include abnormal bleeding, a lump, excessive weight loss and maybe a change in bowel movements.

Possible causes of Cancer

Environmental Factors



This is one of the major contributors of Cancer with a 90-95% chance. Some of these factors include:-

  • Tobacco –Tobacco is one of the major causes of Cancer with about a 22% of Deaths Worldwide.
  • Pollution- Pollution can also lead to cancer.

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Infections

Infections from radiations and other environmental pollutants can also lead to Cancer. These infections include Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

Inherited Genetics

A good number of people get Cancer due to their genetic defects inherited from their parents.  5-10% of Cancer is due to inherited defects.

Obesity and poor diet

Poor Diet and Lack of physical activity account for almost 10% of Cancer. Excessive Alcohol also can lead to cancer.

Prevention Measures

  • Avoid Smoking

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  • Maintain a healthy weight and avoid drinking excessive alcohol.
  • Eat plenty of Vegetables, fruits and Grains.

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  • Seek Medical attention so as to avoid any infections and get vaccinated for various infections.

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  • Avoid eating too much meat and too much sunlight exposure.

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The most common types of cancer in males are Prostate Cancer, Stomach Cancer, and Lung Cancer.

Females on the other Hand mostly suffer from breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer and skin cancer.

Children mostly suffer from brain tumors, Leukemia.

It is important that you always go for screening so as to avoid and detect Cancer when it is still early for proper treatment and medication.

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Futures, Forwards and Option markets

 

A forward contract is a non-standardized contract between two parties to buy or to sell an asset at a specified future time at a price agreed upon today, making it a type of derivative instrument.

A forward market for currencies enables a Multi-National Corporation (MNC) to lock in the exchange rate (forward rate) at which they would buy or sell a currency. A forward contract specifies the amount of a particular currency that would be purchased or sold at a future point in time. Commercial banks and MNC’s would desire to have forward contracts. MNC’s use forward markets to hedge future payments that they expect to make for future receipts from their exports which they expect to receive from a foreign currency. It enables them not to mind about currency fluctuations in the spot rate until the time of the future payments or when forex receipts are made.

 

 CURRENCY FUTURE CONTRACTS

There are similar to forward contracts except that they are sold on an exchange, whereas forward contracts are offered by commercial banks. A currency future contract specifies a standard volume of a particular currency to be exchanged on a specific settled date I.e. They’re held in multiples or bundles of a given currency e.g. Pounds

 

CURRENCY OPTION CONTRACTS 

They’re classified as calls or puts so that a currency option provides the right to buy a specific currency at a specified price otherwise called the strike price or exercise price within a specific period of time. It is used to hedge future payables. A currency pool option provides the right to sell a specific currency at as specified price to hedge future receivables. As both a call and a put option can be purchased on a securities exchange, they offer more flexibility that forwards future contracts because they do not require any obligations. I.e. The form can elect to exercise the option or not if it so desires.

INTERNATIONAL BOND MARKET

 In addition to issuing bonds/debentures in their local markets, MNC’s can access long term funds in foreign markets. International bonds can be classified in to two:-

Foreign bonds are issued by a borrower foreign to the country where the bond is placed. I.e. A Kenyan company may issue a bond denominated in Japanise Yen which is sold to investors in Japan.

Euro bonds  are sold in countries other than the country of the currency denominating the bonds. E.g. Safaricom issuing a bond denominated in US dollars in a country other than the US e.g. France

How to beat Insomnia through healthy eating

Everyone needs to sleep so as to rejuvenate not only the mind but the body as well.

 Drink green tea

Drink plenty of green tea instead of coffee which usually contains caffeine which can affect your sleep. Avoid flavored drinks as well because they contain a lot of sugar which can make you a bit jumpy.

Drink plenty of water and lose weight

An obese individual is likely to have trouble breathing hence leading to sleep deprivation.To have maximum sleep you should avoid unnecessary snacks before bed time. It is also advisable that you drink plenty of water as it will help you keep hydrated hence no need of waking up in th middle of the night to drink water.

 Eat foods rich in magnesium

A deficiency in magnesium could most likely affect your sleep patterns.Magnesium usually helps to relax muscles which can help you to relax and a deficiency would likely lead to sleep problems. Magnesium rich foods include green vegetables, rice, cereals, whole meal bread, rice, vegetables, and nuts among others.

Drink milk before sleeping

A nice cup of milk really can help you sleep well since milk is rich in amino acids which help to boost the levels of serotonin and melatonin- a sleep inducing hormone. It helps in relaxing the muscles thus enabling you to have a good night’s rest.

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Avoid alcohol

Alcoholic beverages will disturb your sleep. You might keep on waking up in the night for a glass of water, thus disturbing your quality sleep. If you can avoid alcoholic beverages before night time, it can guarantee you a quality sleep throughout the night.

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Eat food with plenty of proteins

Eat plenty of protein rich foods such as nuts, beans etc. You can also eat meat, chicken, eggs but you should be extra careful because they have too much protein which could have adverse effects on our bodies if they are abused and they also have low carbohydrates.

 

Importance of working out

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Some of the benefits of exercising include the following:-

Increase strength and flexibility

Body builders who lift weights help to improve their muscle strength and mass. It helps keep their bones strong and at the same time to burn calories. Exercises such as stretching helps increase your body’s flexibility.

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Perform better at work

According to a study that was done it showed that having regular exercise could help you become more productive and happier thus enables you to perform better at work.

Helps reduce your risk of heart disease

Exercise is the only natural way of reducing any risk of getting a heart disease.  Patients who had suffered a stroke according to a study were more effective after working out than when they were under medication.

Better Sleep

If you want to have a good night’s rest, it is advisable that you exercise often. Although the effects may not be as immediate as we would like. According to a research that was done it was found that it would likely take up to 4 months for those beginning routine exercises to have positive effect.

Get an energy boost

When you’re feeling exhausted, the last thing you might want to do is squeeze in a workout. But, according to experts, that’s exactly what you should do. They found that low-intensity exercise, the equivalent of a leisurely stroll, experienced a drop in fatigue levels and a 20 percent energy boost.

Boost happiness levels

Exercising is not only good for our physical appearance it is also good for our happiness. It helps boost the happiness levels and according to a study that was done at Penn State University, it was found that those individuals who exercised whether it was moderate or mild experienced more pleasant feelings than those who did not.

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Increase self-confidence

Whenever you’re feeling down and stressed it is always good to exercise. It will make you feel happy and increase your confidence. Most people are always obsessed about their physical appearance and by exercising they are able to get into shape and bring back their confidence.

Become less susceptible to disease

If you exercise regularly you keep your body stronger and healthier thus enabling to become less susceptible to diseases.

Live longer

Exercising is not only healthy, it can actually help you live longer. By keeping your body happy and healthy you can increase your chances of living a longer life.

United cruise past Leicester with a 2-0 win

Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City puts pressure on Anthony Martial of Manchester United.

Manchester United started  the game with Romelu Lukaku upfront, and no Rashford. Anthony Martial starts with Juan Mata. The game kicked off at Old trafford.

The game started off with a lot of energy and pace with Mkhitaryan almost scoring after 25 seconds. His low effort was blocked by Morgan.

Manchester United have really improved on their attacking as was evident in the game. Pogba has had quite a number of chances with shots from 25 yards just going wide.

Juan Mata scored a goal which was wrongfully disallowed as the offside trap was really tight.

Manchester United  had 10 shots so far in the first half with 3 on target compared to Leiceister which had only 2 shots with only one on target.

Juan Mata of Manchester United reacts to having a goal ruled out for offside.

Manchester united have really dominated the first half of the game. Before the end of first half, they dominated the game with a 65% possession compared to Leicester’s 35% possession. Matic, Pogba and Mata have had quit a good first half of the game.

On the start of the second half, United resumed the game with a lot of attacking.  Manchester United received a penalty from a handball by Simpson  after a cross launched by Anthony Martial but Lukaku misses.

Marcus Rashford came on in the 67th minute and three minutes later he scored a goal for United. Manchester United are playing like real title contenders by dominating the game.

Fellaini comes off the bench to replace Mkhitaryan and again scores the second goal for United.  United have so far kept three clean sheets in their first three games.  They outplayed their rivals and won a very important game at home.

Jose Mourinhomust be really proud of his team right now.

International Monetary System

It is normally concerned with the following;-

  1. Exchange rate regimes
  2. International liquidity I.e. the value and composition of reserves, the adequacy of sale results among others.
  3. The international monetary fund, its resolution, role and functions.
  4. The adjustment process i.e. how does the system facilitate with the process of copying with payment imbalances between trading nations.
  5. Currency blocks such as the economic and monetary union (EMU) in the Euro zone countries.

Exchange rate regimes (E.R.R)

The exchange rate is the value of one currency in terms of another while E.R.R refers to the mechanism, procedures and the institutional framework for returning the exchange rates at a point in time changes in them overtime, including the factors which induce the changes .

We have the following:-

  • Rigid or fixed exchange rates
  • Flexible or floating exchange rates

Fixed Quasi fixed systems

The goal is usually standard. It is the oldest system which was in the operation till world war 1(1914). The Exchange rate was determined by their respective values in terms of goals.

The Bretton wood system   

It followed the break down of the Gold standard and inspired by the difficulties experienced earlier in the 1920’s (The great economic depression or recession).

After world war II, the USA government undertook to convert the US dollars at a fixed parity of 35 dollars per ounce of gold to be enforced by the IMF acting as central bank for member countries. Other IMF members are fixed the parities of their currencies Vis a Vis. The US dollars are subject to a 1% deviation.  Any deviation exceeding( +/-1)% would be adjusted through deliberate intervention. I.e. Through purchase or sale of the US dollars through the IMF. The system lasted between 1944-1971.

Floating exchange rate system

In a float the, the exchange rate is determined by the forces of demand and supply. The demand for a currency arises from traders wishing to import goods and services from a country  of that currency and from borrowers who have borrowed in that currency and wish to liquidate their liabilities or pay interest on their borrowings. Supply of the currency arises from transactions undertaken by residents of the country who import goods and services from the rest of the world acquire foreign assets, liquidate their foreign asset liabilities or pay interest on foreign notes. No effort is made by the regulatory authorities to influence the current spot exchange rate and the future evolution of the exchange rate rather than the forces of demand and supply. Governments are unlikely to watch over their local currencies in kshs lose value at a fast rate without taking measures through the C.B.K to shore up the currency to acceptable exchange rate level.

International Monetary Fund

After its establishment at the end of world war II, it was assigned the responsibility of stabilizing the world economic order by allocating and collecting reserves (Special drawing rights). Its other role was to supervise the adjustable peg system rendering advice to member countries on their international monetary affairs promoting research in various areas in monetary economics as well as providing a forum for discussion and consultation among member nations.

United Cruise past Leicester with a 2-0 win

Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City puts pressure on Anthony Martial of Manchester United.

Manchester United started  the game with Romelu Lukaku upfront, and no Rashford. Anthony Martial starts with Juan Mata. The game kicked off at Old trafford.

The game started off with a lot of energy and pace with Mkhitaryan almost scoring after 25 seconds. His low effort was blocked by Morgan.

Manchester United have really improved on their attacking as was evident in the game. Pogba has had quite a number of chances with shots from 25 yards just going wide.

Juan Mata scored a goal which was wrongfully disallowed as the offside trap was really tight.

Manchester United  had 10 shots so far in the first half with 3 on target compared to Leiceister which had only 2 shots with only one on target.

Juan Mata of Manchester United reacts to having a goal ruled out for offside.

Manchester united have really dominated the first half of the game. Before the end of first half, they dominated the game with a 65% possession compared to Leicester’s 35% possession. Matic, Pogba and Mata have had quit a good first half of the game.

On the start of the second half, United resumed the game with a lot of attacking.  Manchester United received a penalty from a handball by Simpson  after a cross launched by Anthony Martial but Lukaku misses.

Marcus Rashford came on in the 67th minute and three minutes later he scored a goal for United. Manchester United are playing like real title contenders by dominating the game.

Fellaini comes off the bench to replace Mkhitaryan and again scores the second goal for United.  United have so far kept three clean sheets in their first three games.  They outplayed their rivals and won a very important game at home.

Jose Mourinhomust be really proud of his team right now.

Soul-mate: Signs that show she is the one

Love

For a relationship to work there must be a strong connection between you and your partner. For you to know she is the “one”, both of you must love each other very much, in that, you can do anything to save the relationship even when there is trouble in paradise. You love yourself second and always love her first by always putting her feeling first.

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Happiness

She might be the one if she makes you feel happy all the time. When you don’t speak for like a week, you feel like your whole world is crumbling down. You feel like something is missing and when you finally manage to speak and make-up, you feel happy.

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No Awkward silence

Communication is especially important in every relationship. Meeting your “soul mate” means that you have to thrive from your conversational stand point. You have to enjoy each other’s company especially the talks going past mid-nights. There shouldn’t be any awkwardness when you’re with your soul mate. If you find yourself in awkward conversations every time, then maybe she might not be the one for you, though, some may argue that they may be shy.

Finding yourself apologizing even when you’re not in the wrong

Couples will always argue in relationships, but when you really care about your partner, you might find yourself apologizing even when you’re not in the wrong. This shows that he/she might just be the one for you to settle down with and start a family.

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You keep thinking of her every time

 It’s always good to fall in love. If you find yourself daydreaming about her all the time then maybe she might just be the one for you. When you miss your partner, you always want to meet up and spend time with her.

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You start missing her as soon as you say goodbye

You may be traveling abroad for work or you’re dropping her off at her place and as soon as you leave, you find yourself missing her very much. When this keeps happening to you every time you drop her off, then it might be a good time for you to start thinking of settling down with her.

Importance of doing Yoga every morning

Yoga is a way of living that aims to improve our overall health and mind. It is generally recognized as an ancient system of philosophies, principles and practices. There are several types of yoga that you can incorporate into your routines. Some of the most common ones include Sirsasana, Hartha, Hot yoga, Vinyasa etc.

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Benefits of Yoga

Improved strength and flexibility

Yoga is a great activity that helps to increase your strength and make you more flexible. It is especially good for diabetics, people with high blood pressure or heart disease. Some of the techniques used also help to build the muscles thus increasing your strength.

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Helps relieve stress

Breathing and meditation techniques used in Yoga may help to relieve stress and improve on your health and well- being.

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Perfects body posture

Some of the techniques used in Yoga such as stretching helps to improve on body posture and helps protect your spine. They also help in preventing cartilage and joint breakdown.

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Helps in curing insomnia

Sirsasana one of the Yoga techniques usually helps in curing insomnia. It helps to increase blood flow to the brain thereby increasing concentration. It is equally useful ti individuals suffering from poor blood circulation, headaches etc.People, Woman, Yoga, Meditation, Fitness

 

Boost memory

Yoga helps in increasing blood flow circulation. Increased blood flow to the brain can also help boost memory.

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Cures Vertigo

Vertigo is usually a symptom of dizziness mostly characterized by a sensation of spinning and miss-balance. It mainly affects parts of the inner ear which monitors the directions of motion. Yoga postures are necessarily useful because they can help cure vertigo since it helps to increase blood circulation to the brain, increased focus and increased concentration.  However, it has been proven that certain yoga postures improve balance and stimulate the nervous system, thus removing vertigo from the system definitively.