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Psoriasis, causes and symptoms

Psoriasis, causes and symptoms

Psoriasis, causes and symptoms

Psoriasis is a non contagious inflammatory skin disease. According to some statistics approximately 2-3% of the worldwide population is affected by psoriasis.

The medical studies revealed that the patients developing this disease have a genetically predisposition but many other factors are considered to aggravate the condition. These include stress immune system disorders and infections.

Many of the psoriasis cases can be found in members of the same family, the genetic predisposition being the most important factor for developing the condition. (more…)

Asthma prevention

Asthma prevention

Asthma prevention

Asthma is becoming a very common disease among children and young adults. The disease consists in airway chronic inflammation which causes shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness. According to doctors the combination of genetic and environmental factors contribute to the onset of this illness.

The asthma attacks are combined with periods of normal breath or in extreme cases the individual can have long periods of shortness of breath with short term severe asthma attacks. These attack could last for minutes or hours, but in some cases the attack can last for few days. (more…)

Smoking effects on your health

Smoking effects on your health

Smoking effects on your health

It’s not a novelty that smoking seriously affects your health. Medical statistics say that over 430,000 people die each year due to a smoking related disease only in the US.

The worldwide figures are even more dramatic and the worst part is that other millions of people continue to smoke, slowly killing themselves. Besides nicotine, the cigarettes contain other 20 cancer-causing chemicals that slowly poison the human body. (more…)

World’s worst natural disasters

World’s worst natural disasters

World’s worst natural disasters

The mankind has seen many awful natural disasters throughout the history. These disasters took thousands of lives but some of them killed even millions. These are the worst natural disasters in the known history:

– The “Black Death” (the bubonic plague) killed approximately 25 million people from Europe, Asia and North Africa between 1347 and 1350.

– The deadliest earthquake ever hit the eastern Mediterranean in 1201 killing more than 1 million people in Egypt and Syria. (more…)

How to prevent skin cancer

How to prevent skin cancer

How to prevent skin cancer

Unfortunately skin cancer is the most spread form of human cancer. Currently is estimated that in United States only there are over 1 million of new cases each year and 1000 deaths that occur in the same period are caused by skin cancer.

Some scientists even say that by the age of 65, nearly half of the United States population suffers from one form of skin cancer. (more…)