interesting facts about Diseases

interesting facts about Diseases:

  • Autism affects one in every 150 children born in the US

  • If one identical twin is diagnosed with autism , the other twin has about 90% chance of develop an autism disorder

  • There is no blood test no scan and no image that can detect autism. Diagnosis relies on behavioral observation and screening

  • In 2008 cervical cancer was the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide . An estimated 529800 were diagnosed with over 85% of those diagnosed in developing countries

  • Approximately 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in people who are 55 years old or order

  • African Americans are more likely than any other racial group to develop and die from Cancer. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the lowest overall cancer rates

  • There are over 30 million cancer survivors worldwide

  • An estimated 175300 new cancer cases occurred globally in children up to age of 14 in 2008 . An estimated 96400 children died from cancer in 2008

  • Scientists claim that the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl produced the largest group of cancers in history from a single incident

  • Brest cancer is considered a taboo in many Middle Eastern countries and many women will not get tested because they fear being examined by male doctors

  • As many as 15% of those who suffer from some form of depression take their lives each year

  • Depressed people get colds more frequently than non-depressed people

  • During the middle ages mentally ill people were seen to be under the influence of the devil or other evil spirits

  • App. 80% suffers of depression are not receiving treatment

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