October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. This annual campaign aims at raising awareness about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer. Though most women are aware about the disease, only few take the steps to have a plan in place to detect the disease in its early [...]
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September is observed as the National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the US. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015, about 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 27,540 men will die of [...]
There is a common misconception that arthritis is a condition that exclusively affects the elderly. According to a report from Arthritis Research, nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Among the different types, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is the most common among children and teenagers. While some types of juvenile arthritis [...]
Cord blood refers to the blood in the umbilical cord and placenta of the new born baby following delivery. The baby’s umbilical cord blood contains hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) which can be used to treat more than 80 conditions, including blood cancer, anemia, osteoporosis, and several other blood and immune system disorders. Through blood banking, [...]
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. It is estimated that about one in 38 men will die of prostate cancer and about one in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer feeds [...]
Roche will present new data on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and severe inflammatory disorders at the 16th European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) to be held in Rome, 10-13 June, 2015. According to the company's press release, this will include 40 data presentations across 7 autoimmune conditions as well as new results from RoACTEMRA [...]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimates that each year 72,000 people are infected with viral hepatitis. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can progress to a "chronic" or lifelong infection, resulting in serious health problems including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death. Most people with chronic hepatitis do not know [...]
May is national arthritis awareness month. Arthritis is the major cause of disability and chronic pain. It affects the musculoskeletal system, specifically the joints. The prevalence of this condition increases with age and is higher among women than men in every age group. According to CDC reports, by the year 2030, an estimated 67 million [...]
The most common cause of cervical cancer is human papilloma virus (HPV). The United States Congress has designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month and Cervical Cancer Screening Month. If detected at an early stage, the disease can be treated relatively easily. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eight million women [...]
Prostate cancer, the most common type of cancer, is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men next to lung cancer. September is observed as the national prostate cancer awareness month. This is the perfect time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, [...]