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Epidemiology Of Psoriasis
Check online: The national institute on aging and multiple centers on aging exist around the country. And they have the latest information. They are looking for the cause so that more effective treatments can be found. To get there, they are looking for early diagnosis. ...Read more
In terms of epidemiology: what is the difference between health statistics and demographic statistics?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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