Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). Latest data from the American Cancer Society: One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and one in 41 will die from
Depression is so much more than just feeling down in the dumps. It is a complex condition that has an impact on your mind and body. It has many causes, several of which may work together to produce a constellation of emotional, mental, and physical symptoms. This chapter outlines the
Knowing your family’s medical history requires more than a grasp of who had heart disease or cancer. If you have a family history of mental illness or neurological diseases, sharing that information with your doctor can be very helpful if you ever develop symptoms of such conditions.
That’s because many mental
Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
To keep things in perspective, however, it is also one of the most survivable cancers:
Hidden deep within the male pelvis is a small gland the size of a walnut known as the prostate. The prostate is an essential part of the male reproductive and urinary systems. But there is a serious design fault.
Similar to a rubber ring, the prostate surrounds the thin, soft urethra,
Depression is a complex condition that affects both your mind and body. It is therefore no surprise that its causes are complex as well. This chapter outlines the multiple factors that are believed to play a role in the development of depression.
How the Brain Works
To better understand what causes depression,
Exercise causes gene expression modifications in fat cells, providing protection against certain obesity-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, according to three recent, separate studies from Lund University and the Karolinska Institute, respectively, both in Sweden.
Fat cells are impacted. In one study, published in PLoS Genetics, researchers found that 35
It is becoming increasingly obvious that there is no simple answer to the question, what causes depression? Is it your brain? Your genes? Your thought patterns? Your life experiences? Likely, it’s all of the above and more.
How the Brain Works
To better understand what causes depression, it helps to have a
Q. Can my diet affect the genes that trigger cancer? A. Most likely, yes. For years, experts have believed that diet and other environmental exposures can trigger mutations or physical alterations in genes that sometimes lead to cancer. However, they now realize that chemical changes can also alter how genes