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Childhood leukemia is a type of leukemia, usually acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), that affects children. The cure rate of childhood leukemia is generally higher than adult leukemia, approaching 90%, although some side effects of treatment last into adulthood. The older aggressive treatments of cranial irradiation and anthracyclines (such as doxorubicin) caused increased risk of solid tumors, heart failure, growth retardation, and cognitive defects.
Leukemia is a hematological malignancy or a cancer of the blood. It develops in the bone marrow, the soft inner part of bones where new blood cells are made. When a child has leukemia, the bone marrow produces white blood cells that do not mature correctly. Normal healthy cells only reproduce when there is enough space for them. The body will regulate the production of cells by sending signals of when to stop production. When a child
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age.
MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve signals slow down or stop.
The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body's own immune cells attack the nervous system. This can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.
It is unknown what exactly causes this to happen. The most common thought is that a virus or gene defect, or both, are to blame. Environmental factors may play a role.
You are slightly more likely to get this condition if you have a family history of MS or live in an part of the world where MS is more common.
Parkinson's disease most often develops after age 50. It is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. Sometimes Parkinson's disease occurs in younger adults. It affects both men and women.
In some cases, Parkinson's disease runs in families. When a young person is affected, it is usually because of a form of the disease that runs in families.
Nerve cells use a brain chemical called dopamine to help control muscle movement. Parkinson's disease occurs when the nerve cells in the brain that make dopamine are slowly destroyed. Without dopamine, the nerve cells in that part of the brain cannot properly send messages. This leads to the loss of muscle function. The damage gets worse with time. Exactly why these brain cells waste away is unknown.
Mutations also lead to changes in modes of transmission.
Right now, HIV isnt easy to catch. Unprotected sex and direct blood contamination are the only vectors.
Let it run wild and it could eventually become airborne or waterborn, like the flu, transmissible by casual contact.
Then we'll have a real problem.
Its not just the "irresponsibles" problem.
HIV is "trying" to find a better vector as we speak. It is one of the fastest mutating viruses.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
I addressed that dodge.
YOU didn't address why AIDS and not the dozens of other diseases like diabetes, smoking, drinking...etc... remember that post of mine?
The problem with picking any other disease is do you really think the money diverted from AIDS will go to the one you think 'means more'?
I was not attacking you on this... I was agreeing with you.
As you said you couldn't have been more wrong about a Willard Win.
You are just as wrong here.
Of course the government should have a role in funding education programs, prevention, and granting financial resources towards developing a cure.
You can't help where you were born, if you need a blood transfusion, or if you were raped.
Rape should not be a death sentence.
Last edited by zstep18; 12-02-12 at 03:50 PM.