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Lads, Movember is here!

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November is known globally for being the month to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide, among others. You may have heard of Men’s Health Awareness month in November via the annual event Movember which involves the growing of mustaches to raise funds for these causes. (more…)

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Thrombosis

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1 in 4 people worldwide are dying from conditions related to thrombosis. About 900,000 people in the US suffer from thrombosis; about 100,000 die from thrombosis. This has a higher mortality rate than those of breast cancer, AIDS and motor vehicles combined- Worldthrombosis.org

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The ABCs of Heart Attacks

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The statistics

Heart disease is a leading cause of death among men and women in the most developed countries. Coronary artery disease affects 16.5 million Americans. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that someone in the US has a heart attack about every 40 seconds (more…)

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5 Medical Conditions That Only Occur in Men

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As diverse as medical conditions are, there are certain medical conditions that can only be found in males. The 5 mentioned here are all related to the male reproductive organ. (more…)

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Folie à deux: The shared psychosis

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Picture this: A couple has lived together for over 15 years. The husband has for the past 2 years, believed that their neighbor John is an FBI agent who has been spying on him and is trying to kill him. The wife, who has zero (more…)

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How much do you know about sickle cell disease?

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Sickle cell disease is very common, especially within the black population. But how much do you actually know about this very common disease? In the spirit of World Sickle Cell day (June 19th), take this quiz to find out and learn more about the condition (more…)

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What’s the need for fat-soluble vitamins?

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Fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, and K) are a group of vitamins that have the ability to dissolve in the fats and oils in the body. They are mostly gotten from animal products, plants, as well as (more…)

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How Much Do You Know About Ovarian Cancer?

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In honor of Ovarian Cancer Day which was two days ago, here’s a quiz to refresh your knowledge of ovarian cancer.

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How much do you know about Down Syndrome (trisomy 21)? Take This Quiz To Find Out!

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Which of the following is not a feature of down syndrome?

Scienceoveracuppa
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What duodenal abnormality is usually seen in down syndrome?

Med Bullets
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On first trimester ultrasound, which of the following will be present?

Ultrasound Care
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What variation of Alzheimer’s disease is down syndrome associated with?

The Bulletin
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Down syndrome increases the risk of Acute myeloid leukemia, true or false?

American Society of Hematology
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Down syndrome increases the risk of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, true or false?

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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Advanced maternal age is a risk factor for down syndrome, true or false?

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Aortic dissection is a usual cardiovascular finding in down syndrome, true or false?

Medindia
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An atrioventricular septal defect is a usual cardiovascular finding in down syndrome, true or false?

American Heart Association
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A majority of down syndrome cases are due to meiotic nondisjunction, true or false?

LSU School of Medicine
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How much do you know about Down Syndrome (trisomy 21)? Take This Quiz To Find Out!

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