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COPD: the 4th Leading Cause of Death

When you mention killer diseases, most people think about cancer or HIV/AIDS. It might surprise you to learn that WHO ranked Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as the 4th leading cause of death in the world in 2015. The actual number of people suffering from the disease is over 3 million worldwide. The sad fact is that more than half of these people are unaware of their condition. ...
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5 Facts about Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

Congenital heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among children during the first years of life. The condition is largely characterized by ventricular septal defect, ductus arteriosus and atrial septal defects. Studies show that 1 out of 120 babies is born with heart disease in the United States. CHD usually varies from mild defects (such as a tiny hole in the heart) to highly severe conditions (missing or poorly developed parts of the heart). ...
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Surprising Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent World Alzheimer Report by the ADI (Alzheimer’s Disease International) estimates that more than 35 million people across the globe have dementia. The report also predicts that the number will almost double by the year 2030. Slightly over 5.1 million Americans also have Alzheimer's disease, and this is according to statistics from the AFA (Alzheimer's Foundation of America). ...
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The Truth about Melanoma: Rare Facts that May Save Your Life

Each year, more than 77,000 US residents are diagnosed with melanoma, according to president of MoleSafe, Dr. Richard Bezozo and many other reliable sources. This year alone, it has taken up to 10,000 lives. The truth is melanoma may be a rare type of skin cancer but is still the deadliest, accounting for approximately 1-2% of all the skin cancer cases. ...
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Real Facts about Fibromyalgia

You may be suffering from fibromyalgia and may not even know it. The common signs that may lead you to suspect that you have the condition include feeling tired most of the time and pain in the muscles and joints. You may feel tired even after a long nap or when you wake up in the morning after a full night’s sleep. ...
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Growth of Stunting In Children

The World Health Organization (WHO) in its policy brief revealed that over 162 million children are affected by stunted growth globally. Pediatricians say that the condition mainly affects children under the age of five years. ...
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Measles: a Disease that is still Not Defeated

Measles is a disease that many people hear about, but pay little attention to its impact on human society. The cause of this illness is the measles virus, whose natural hosts are humans. The virus does not seem to survive in other organisms including animals. Currently, measles affects 20 million people in the world and most of them are in Asia or Africa. ...
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