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World Health Organisation says cancer rates in China rising, many cases can be prevented

World Health Organisation says cancer rates in China rising, many cases can be prevented
The number of cancer cases in China is rising "ferociously", the World Health Organisation (WHO) warns. According to the United Nations agency, around 2.2 million men and women across China die from cancer each year. Lung cancer is now the most common cancer diagnosed in Chinese men, and the leading cause among cancer deaths in the country. In a statement

Psychology vs Psychiatry

Psychology vs Psychiatry
In recent days, the world has approached the topic of mental health and in particular depression, with a new light. The loss of comedian Robin Williams has shown the world that it can affect anyone, and that a person’s outwardly appearance may in fact be at odds with their inner feelings and health. To provide a greater understanding of mental

TopDoc's Elderly Care Campaign: Lesson nº8: Friendship more than for emotional balance

Going to the ballpark, visiting friends and playing bingo are simple diversions for many of us. But for the elderly, these social pastimes may play a critical role in preserving their physical and mental health. In fact, a new study suggests that the less time older people spend engaged in social activity, the faster their motor function tends to decline.

Hong Kong Guidelines On Breast Cancer

Hong Kong Guidelines On Breast Cancer

Thanks to an increasing amount of publicity in today’s mainstream media, the issue of female breast cancer has become a hotly discussed topic. Those affected discuss treatment or remission options, while the unaffected are eager to explore preventative measures. With information spewing from a huge array of sources however, it can be quite difficult to discern fact from

Influenza Pandemics

Influenza Pandemics

Influenza Pandemics
Pandemic influenzas are situations where common viruses that the body is used to defending against mutate or combine with other viruses, resulting in a strain that the body is unable to fight readily. This results in an epidemic – where afflicted people fall severely ill and spread it to others while their bodies are attempting to overcome the infection.


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