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What is some of the latest research in alzheimer's disease?

What is some of the latest research in alzheimer's disease?

Treatments also: In addition to research on causes of alzheimer's, there's a great deal of research going on looking at ways to diagnose it as early as possible, including biomarkers, and ways to treat it and maybe even reverse the damage to some degree. Many companies are testing vaccines, in particular, and if you look on the internet you will find more information about these. ...Read more

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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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In terms of epidemiology: what is the difference between health statistics and demographic statistics?

In terms of epidemiology: what is the difference between health statistics and demographic statistics?

Focus: Health statistics focus strictly on health matters such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, etc. Demographic statistics can include health statistics, but also include variables such as age, sex, race, income, profession ...Read more

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What are the preventions for epidemiology cardiovascular diseases on elderly?

What are the preventions for epidemiology cardiovascular diseases on elderly?

Activity: Stay active, control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, eat a healthy diet that keeps you at a healthy weight, and stay positive and optimistic. ...Read more

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What is the epidemiology of atherosclerosis?

What is the epidemiology of atherosclerosis?

Cholesterol : Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol is deposited into the walls of blood vessels, usually due to dietary issues or minor trauma. This is followed by the deposition of calcium, giving rise to obstructive lesions or plaques. Controlling cholesterol levels will aide in slowing progression, but will not lead to regression. ...Read more

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Which type of skin cancer accounts for largest number of cancer deaths?

Which type of skin cancer accounts for largest number of cancer deaths?

Melanoma: Melanomas, cancer of the pigment forming cells in the skin, malignant melanomas account for most of the deaths due to skin cancer. ...Read more

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How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1950's?

How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1950's?

Down dramatically: The number of people dying of cardiovascular disease in the last 50-60 years has decreased greatly. This is due to improvements in treatment and prevention of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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What percentage of the U.S. population has an immune deficiency disease of some kind?

What percentage of the U.S. population has an immune deficiency disease of some kind?

>1 in 1200 household: A US nationwide survey of a sample of household, done by phone, estimated that 1 in 1200 household have a member with a primary immunodeficiency. The prevalence of HIV infection, the most common secondary immunodeficiency in the US is approx 4.5 per 1000 people. ...Read more

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What are the epidemiological data of childhood malignancies in the u.S. And are any preventable at all?

What are the epidemiological data of childhood malignancies in the u.S. And are any preventable at all?

Can't prevent:: Leukemias and cancers of the brain and central nervous system account for more than half of childhood cancers.The causes of childhood cancers are largely unknown. Each year in the U.S. There are approx.12, 400 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age who are diagnosed with cancer. About one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20th birthday. ...Read more

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Association of HIV and reactive arthritis?

Association of HIV and reactive arthritis?

There is: There is an association as HIV can cause a picture similar to reactive arthritis (Reiter's syndrome). However, HIV remains a very rare cause in the general population. ...Read more

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Is there any ongoing research for the use of low dose naltrexone in autoimmune diseases especially in the case of bullous pemphagoid.

Is there any ongoing research for the use of low dose naltrexone in autoimmune diseases especially in the case of bullous pemphagoid.

Stetchy research: There is some sketchy research and documented experiences of MDs using low dose naltrexone for this purpose with success. Naltrexone is largely without any complications (unless you regularly take narcotic pain medication - in which case skip it.) Since there is almost no downside it is worth a try if traditional treatment is not giving you satisfaction. ...Read more

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Is there any research in the field of children's interstitial lung disease?

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Is there any research in the field of children's interstitial lung disease?

Check resources: This group of rare childhood interstitial lung diseases encompasses many different conditions. Go to http://www.Nih.Gov/health/clinicaltrials/findingatrial.Htm or http://www.Child-foundation.Com/ for more info or to contact a researcher in this field. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of Ayurveda in treatment of neurodegenerative disease?

What is the effectiveness of Ayurveda in treatment of neurodegenerative disease?

When talking about..: ...Treatments, "alternative" really means "effectiveness not demonstrated" - either never tested, or tested and not found to work. The herb promoted for cognitive health, withania somnifera, does seem to have some effect in animal models, but has not been well-tested in humans, so the answer is, we don't really know. ...Read more

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What percent of the population has hiv/aids?

What percent of the population has hiv/aids?

US prevalence of HIV: In the us, the cdc's official quote for the number of people infected dates from 2006 and is 1.1 million. That same year, in october, our population crossed the 300 million threshold, according to published statistics, meaning about 1 person in 300 has HIV infection. Or 0.3%. Here's the cdc link: http://www.Cdc.Gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/qa/prevalence.Htm in south africa, 25% are. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between obesity and diabetes? Are some of these reports myths based upon discrimination?

What is the relationship between obesity and diabetes? Are some of these reports myths based upon discrimination?

They are related: The cdc has geographically mapped states with the highest levels of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and there is a direct overlay correlation in all of these factors. Too many calories without sufficient exercise leads to elevated Insulin levels in attempt to drive sugar into the muscles where it can be metabolized. The cell receptors become resistant to Insulin and the blood sugar rises. ...Read more

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Is there a publicised list of known rapists of s.T.D's and h.I.V?

Is there a publicised list of known rapists of s.T.D's and h.I.V?

No: These conditions are too widespread and common to have such a list which might be considered an invasion of privacy. Carefully consider your partners and intimates. There is a strong element of trust in relationships. ...Read more

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What is the latest understanding for the cause of autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis)?

What is the latest understanding for the cause of autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis)?

Nobody Knows: We are not sure what gets the ball rolling, but autoimmune disease in general is a case of "misprogramming" in which the immune system begins to incorrectly recognize the body's own tissues (joints in the case of ra) as though they were foreign. It then attacks them as it would any invading substance. Smoking definitely raises the risk of ra, though we don't know why! ...Read more