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Alzheimer's Disease

Today, I met a daily wager, who had worked for our family for many years. I smiled at him and asked, "How are you Rajan? Did you buy fish?(As he was coming from the market). But he didn't reply or smile. He was looking at me, as if I had grown two horns on my head. I was surprised because before he used to joke with me and talk so much, that I used to go another way, to avoid him. So this way of behaviour was really weird. when I asked my friend, I came to know, he had forgotten everything even people. I felt sad. So I thought, its time to learn what causes this forgetfullness. What is Alzheimer's disease? Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease in which healthy brain tissue degenerates, resulting in problems with memory, behavior, and other mental abilities. It is the most common cause of dementia (the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life) and the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. Alzh


What is Cancer? Cancer is not a single disease. It is a group of diseases, all of which display the common feature of cells showing uncontrolled growth. Cancer may affect people at all ages, children and adults but the risk increases with age. The cells of all animal bodies follow a predictable pattern, where old cells become defunct, and eventually die, with new cells taking their place. The essential difference is the time it takes for cells to wear out and die, and this varies between cell types. Almost every cell dies and is replaced, except certain specialized cells like brain cells. When this process goes out of the normal synchrony, cells multiply out of control with a resultant malignant process. The end result is a mass of cells, called a tumor. The Causes of Cancer Cancer rates for various types of cancer are on the rise, and environmental/lifestyle factors are increasingly being pinpointed as the culprits, such as: • Pesticide- and other chemical exposures • Pha