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What is Hepatitis?

It’s World Hepatitis Day and so I’d like to briefly explore what Hepatitis is. Before research for this post, I didn’t know that there were so many types of hepatitis and that for some of them, especially autoimmune, the causes are unknown.

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. The causes are viral infection or liver damage by alcohol. The type determines whether the hepatitis will

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Top Mankillers 2- Movember

men and cancer
By BeingMulticellular

So why is this? Men are increasing the intake of alcohol, are gaining weight and are exercising less but mainly women are encouraged and have more access to healthcare than men; men are stereotypically supposed to ‘deal with’ their problems which discourages visits to the doctor that women have access to who they become pregnant for example.

My history teacher said that when his wife was pregnant was the first time he had been in a hospital in 25 years. Ultimately, our traditional societal roles lead to women having more opportunity to be checked for cancer which leads to early diagnosis. I’m not completely convinced by this explanation though because early diagnoses does not reverse cancer being developed and early diagnoses can’t cause a 60% gap in my opinion. Why do you think that men develop cancer more than women?

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Sources:

http://www.who.int/gender/documents/10facts_gender_tobacco_en.pdf

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/smoking-and-cancer/how-smoking-causes-cancer

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