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Arthritis tends to be a disease of adults. When this chronic disease that affects joints and can also damage other organs occurs in children under 16 are said to have juvenile arthritis. In this regard, recent research has found that cancer rates among children who suffer from this condition is four times higher than in other children.
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or juvenile arthritis is simply a condition that, as in adults with sickle cell disease in children can cause inflammation and stiffness in the joints and sometimes decrease in their movements. It can affect any joint and in some cases it may also damage internal organs. So can affect growth and development of children who have it. It can be acute (lasting weeks) or chronic (lasting months). It is rare in children lasts a lifetime, although it happens very occasionally. Read the rest of this entry »
The PAHO warned that the increase in cases is due to risk factors such as tobacco consumption, obesity and inactivity. Uruguay, Barbados and Peru have incidence rates higher. In the region, die each year 60 thousand people
The Pan American Health (PAHO) broadcast Friday that cancer is the second cause of death in Latin America, after the cardiovascular diseases.
Relief Gross, deputy director of the agency, explained that “in 2008, chronic diseases of the cancer are part along with diabetes and strokes, among others, generated 2,370,000 deaths in the region,” he said.
In 2005, approximately 1.15 million people died of cancer in the region and 480,000 cases were in the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read the rest of this entry »
Fat is not always synonymous with healthy let alone prosper. Look at some Indonesian celebrities are not long-lived due to overweight or obese. Even the Japanese sumo wrestler whose body fat, she’s hardly one to 40 years. Horrible is not it?
Obesity increases the risk of someone actually getting attacked by various diseases and health disorders on the body. Want to know what diseases are a threat to the fat guy? The following list
1. Heart disease and high blood pressure (hypertension)
Did you know, body fat makes the heart work extra hard to pump blood throughout the body tissues. When the ability of the heart is beyond the capabilities it happens from heart failure. Signs, and incidence of shortness of breath swelling of the legs. Also, the body fat, blood vessels may be narrowed due to deposition of fat pinching. Just imagine, are obese also suffer from hypertension. So, the thickening of the heart chamber walls together with the lack of oxygen. These conditions make the arrival of heart failure comes more quickly.
The International Consortium on the cancer genome (ICGC), launched in 2008, has set a goal of sequencing the genome in five years full of 25,000 tumors, says an article published in the journal Nature. Several countries are involved in this effort: Germany, Australia, Canada, China, Spain, the United States, France, India Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. The consortium hopes to eventually facilitate the development of treatments tailored to each person with cancer.
The first complete sequencing of human genome was published in 2004 and to date, only 25 have been published.
In two years the consortium has already identified hundreds of gene abnormalities. Released this week for the first time, these data were made freely available to researchers worldwide.
Each tumor bears the traces of genetic mutations and recombinations, some of its own. “To identify these genes, we have previously microarray capable of analyzing a million markers, says Fabien Calvo, director of research at the National Cancer Institute (INCA) and the representative of France in the ICGC. We went to full genome sequencing, or reading, for each tumor, 3 billion base pairs of DNA.
“The ability to detect genetic changes associated with cancer led to new avenues for developing treatments based on the cellular mechanisms underlying cancer and prescribe the most appropriate treatment for each patient. We arrived at a time where prescriptions cancer treatment should be based on the genetics of each patient’s tumor, “said Eric S. Lander of Harvard University.
The ICGC analyze 50 types of cancers. France has chosen to target liver cancer primarily caused by alcohol consumption and breast cancer HER2 + type (15% of breast cancers). Three other types of cancers must still be supported by France. Their selection is underway.
This approach massive “blind” has sometimes been criticized in the medical research community, where some fear a redistribution of funds at the expense of projects to validate biological hypotheses and treatments. The sequencing program is indeed a major effort – five million euros for each of the five cancers analyzed in five years compared to 60 million euros of annual research budget of INCa.
Breast Cancer Is Also For Men
Joan was taking a shower when he discovered he had a lump in her breast. They did not give too much importance and even spent several months until he decided to go to the doctor for a look. That was when he was diagnosed “with metastatic breast carcinoma” was the official name. Breast cancer.
The year was 1981. Joan is now 62, and is perfect. Its revisions have been distanced in time and simply go to the doctor once a year to verify that the tumor does not recur. “The doctor says he would not even need to go, but I do it for my own peace of mind”, he says, adding with humor “at my age I have to watch my cholesterol, prostate … so a revision means nothing. ”
In the U.S. press this week echoed the case of Senator Edward Broke, who has just published his illness. Yes, he too was surprised by the diagnosis. «Breast Cancer? “Me?”. Yes, men can get breast cancer, but statistically your chances are much lower than those of women. Between 0.5 and 1.5 women per hundred cases or so. That is, more or less, for every hundred female patients, a single man.
Although the symptoms, treatment and outcome of the disease are exactly like those of women, the majority of men suffering from this disease as something discovered later, when malignant cells have already spread outside the breast tissue. The reasons are simple, no man thinks he can get this disease, traditionally attributed exclusively female, and many go to the doctor when several months have passed since the appearance of first symptoms. Therefore, the cancer is often already more advanced than women.
This may give the wrong impression that men die more, but the statistics indicate that survival is similar, the differences can only be measured according to the stage where the cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, each year about 1,500 diagnosed cases of cancer among men, of whom about 400 die. In front of them, an estimated 40,000 of the 211,000 new cases detected in women end up in death. In Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics, in 2000, 55 men died of this disease, compared with 5677 women.
Men also have breast cancer and although the figure is not alarming, it is necessary to take into account certain factors to prevent
The incidence of breast cancer in men has increased in recent years with larger tumors and more aggressive growth than in women, according to a study released today at the website of the journal “Cancer.”
According to Sharon Giordano, professor of breast oncology at the University of Texas and author of the research, the increase was from 0.86 per 100,000 men in 1973 to 1.08 in 1998.
The oncologist says that the research results also indicate that breast cancer in men is biologically different from women.
“Breast cancer in men is rare (less than one percent of all cancer of this type) or about 1,600 new cases in the U.S. in 2004,” said Sharon.
The researcher said that “even with this small effect men should remain alert to the possibility that the disease affects them.”
With information provided by the National Cancer Institute, Giordano examined 2524 cases of cancer in men and 380,856 women. When compared to women, researchers found that men with breast cancer had higher mean age, 67 years vs. 62 years for women.
In addition, the disease had been discovered at an advanced stage when the cancer was gone to his lymph nodes.
“It’s ironic that tumors in men are easier to detect than in women. However, the disease is discovered them in a more advanced stage than in females,” said the oncologist.
Dr. Giordano said that in many cases, to detect growth, involve men experiencing a benign condition called gynecomastia, is an atypical growth of breast tissue that affects one third of men at some stage in his life, especially in adolescence.
The most common types of breast cancer in men are invasive ductal or unclassified carcinomas (93.4 percent) and papillary carcinoma, the study said.
Many people do diet foods by reducing fat and increased protein. The man who wants to have big muscles also intentionally expand the protein in food intake. Though the concept was wrong, the excess protein is precisely the source of the disease for the body.
Protein is necessary to build body muscle, skin tissue, hair, nails and more. But be careful, mostly eating protein could endanger health. There have been many scientific studies that prove the dangers of excess protein for the body.
“The number of proteins that more than 30 percent of calories your body needs could endanger health”. Unlike fat cells that can be stored in fat tissue if the excess, the body does not have a place to store excess protein. Therefore, most of the protein is converted into fat body first to be saved. This is the key of the dangers of excess protein.
The more protein that is converted into fat in the body’s fat stores to grow, and that means the risk of disease will come from fat, ranging from high cholesterol to heart disease
Excess protein is not good for the kidneys, liver and causes the body to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Excess protein is also closely linked to osteoporosis and cancer.
Excess protein can produce compounds that are toxic ketones. These compounds will cause the kidneys work harder to get them out of the body. As a result, the kidneys will need more water and hence dehydration appear.
If the body is dehydrated, weight can be decreased due to muscle and bone mass decreases. As a result, there is the risk of osteoporosis. Dehydration also causes the kidneys to stress and its effects will impact on the heart.
Ketone compounds and dehydration also causes the body to become weak, dizzy, bad breath and others. Protein can also cause allergic reactions, such as dermatitis topic, chilblain, collagen disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Excessive animal protein can damage DNA and cells change into cancer cells.
Ideally someone needs 0.72 grams of protein for each kilogram of body weight. So if you weight 80 kg, the protein that is required is about 57 grams.
If someone reproduce the consumption of protein without carbohydrate intake, the body will turn protein into glucose that should be the task of producing glucose carbohydrates.
But the changed proteins are not able to build muscle. Needed to build muscle is to exercise regularly with a sufficient protein intake. However, the body still needs protein synthesis to enzymes, hormones, and others against infection.
For that, should act in balance if they want to consume high protein foods like meat, cheese, milk and eggs.