Confronting the lung cancer stigma

Confronting the lung cancer stigma via Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center: By Andrew Davison I lost my dad to lung cancer. Thirteen years later, I was diagnosed with the same illness that took his life. The difference was that he smoked two packs of cigarettes day, and I did not. While I did smoke occasionally in my early 20s, I have been active and healthy for most of my life. But whether a person smokes or not shouldn’t matter in how we approach lung cancer patients. Through my lung cancer treatment journey, I’ve learned we need to end the stigma surrounding lung cancer. My lung cancer diagnosisAlmost four months ago, I was riding on top of the world, literally. In the midst of a five-hour mountain bike ride at a ski resort in Colorado, I crashed. I was a little banged up and went in to get checked out. After a few stitches and a chest x-ray, I was cleared to go home with a bag of ice and some ibuprofen. Two hours later, while grilling at a summer BBQ, I missed a call from the clinic. The doctor left a voicemail saying that, after a second review, the radiologist had noticed a spot on the upper apex of my left lung. He said it was probably nothing, perhaps even just some scar tissue, and that I should schedule a CT scan. I turned to my wife and said, “There is no way that is good news.” I called my primary physician the next day. I pleaded to get a CT scan ordered and scheduled. The next day, the physician’s assistant informed me there was in fact an indeterminate mass, but that it was nothing to worry about. She said that given that I was young and healthy, did not smoke and maintained a regular fitness routine, it was most likely a false positive. Two days later, a biopsy, pneumothorax and test results revealed a positive diagnosis for stage 1 lung cancer. I was stunned. Lung cancer, of all things? I use my lungs regularly at high altitude and high intensity. They work fine. Lung cancer stigma for nonsmokersBy the second day, I had already become familiar with the ubiquitous question: “Did you smoke?” It is a logical question. We all know smoking causes lung cancer. But when people ask this, it brings up a range of emotions from resignation to annoyance. Sometimes I find myself getting defensive of the three years I did smoke. It was part of the culture. Besides, that was more than 25 years ago. And, though my doctors don’t know exactly what caused my lung cancer — Secondhand smoke exposure? Some other toxins? Something else? — they say those few years I smoked probably were not a factor. Other times I feel compelled to educate my listener about the increasing numbers of nonsmokers who contract lung cancer. Sometimes I gently remind my listener no one deserves an awful disease with low survival rates and tremendous suffering, even if he or she made poor choices in the past. When my dad received his lung cancer diagnosis, I was emotionally devastated. However, if I am honest, my response mimicked the party line, “Well, I am not surprised. After all, you smoked two-plus packs a day for 57 years.” His lung cancer battle lasted 14 months. It was a hard road from surgery through chemotherapy. I helped him through the entire process, and amidst the hardships, our relationship deepened and evolved. The reality is that lung cancer is a mass murderer on a global scale. According to the American Cancer Society, 13 percent of lung cancers are unrelated to smoking. Even with my family history, I knew relatively little about this pernicious disease until recently. Like millions of others, I believed that lung cancer only affected smokers. Changing the stigma surrounding lung cancerDoes it really matter if you smoked, were exposed to secondhand smoke, worked with toxins, lived in a radon house or randomly inhaled the wrong particles? Is anyone really in a position to claim that someone really deserves lung cancer? No, of course not. We need to change the way the world looks at lung cancer. We need to build programs around awareness and educate the public, invest more money in research detection and therapies as well as support the promotion of healthy lifestyles and prevention. It is time for lung cancer to become as relevant in our culture as breast cancer. It is time to end the stigma. It is time for change. Lung cancer is one of the cancers MD Anderson is focusing on as part of our Moon Shots Program to dramatically reduce cancer deaths. Learn more about our Lung Cancer Moon Shot. For more info: Confronting the lung cancer stigma Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center Confronting the lung cancer stigma L’articolo Confronting the lung cancer stigma sembra essere il primo su My Biologica.

Le foto di Chris Luckhardt: l’abbandono e la malinconia

Nei luoghi abbandonati, spesso si sente il respiro e l’aria di festa del tempo che fù, questa è la sensazione che mi ha attraversata quando mi sono trovata davanti a questi emisferi della memoria ed è questa la sensazione forte e profonda che producono gli scatti di Chris Luckhardt. Nella loro solitudine riescono ancora ad evocare il tempo perduto, la vita che hanno ospitato, la luce che li ha animati. “Beati coloro che vedono le cose belle in luoghi umili dove invece altre persone non vedono nulla.” Camille Pissarro Parchi divertimento, scuole, palazzi, chiese: un’esplorazione dolorosa, tacita e dal profumo inquietante forse perché l’autore ha scelto proprio location particolarmente vive e spensierate, lunghi di passaggio e di …L’articolo Le foto di Chris Luckhardt: l’abbandono e la malinconia sembra essere il primo su Italyan Style.

News – LA GESTIONE DEI RIFIUTI DIVENTA SPETTACOLO – Per sensibilizzare i più giovani ai temi di ambiente, raccolta differenziata e…

News – LA GESTIONE DEI RIFIUTI DIVENTA SPETTACOLO – Per sensibilizzare i più giovani ai temi di ambiente, raccolta differenziata e… News – LA GESTIONE DEI RIFIUTI DIVENTA SPETTACOLO – Per sensibilizzare i più giovani ai temi di ambiente, raccolta differenziata e… via RSS Ecoturismo report: | News – LA GESTIONE DEI RIFIUTI DIVENTA SPETTACOLO – Per sensibilizzare i più giovani ai temi di ambiente, raccolta differenziata e… Prosegui la lettura su: News – LA GESTIONE DEI RIFIUTI DIVENTA SPETTACOLO – Per sensibilizzare i più giovani ai temi di ambiente, raccolta differenziata e… RSS Ecoturismo report News – LA GESTIONE DEI RIFIUTI DIVENTA SPETTACOLO – Per sensibilizzare i più giovani ai temi di ambiente, raccolta differenziata e… L’articolo News – LA GESTIONE DEI RIFIUTI DIVENTA SPETTACOLO – Per sensibilizzare i più giovani ai temi di ambiente, raccolta differenziata e… sembra essere il primo su Bio Notizie.

Powerful tool for genetic engineering

Powerful tool for genetic engineering Viruses cannot only cause illnesses in humans, they also infect bacteria. Those protect themselves with a kind of “immune system” which — simply put — consists of specific sequences in the genetic material of the bacteria and a suitable enzyme. Scientists have now shown that the dual-RNA guided enzyme Cas9 which is involved in the process has developed independently in various strains of bacteria. via ScienceDaily: Top Health News: Nov. 22, 2013 — Viruses cannot only cause illnesses in humans, they also infect bacteria. Those protect themselves with a kind of ‘immune system’ which — simply put — consists of specific sequences in the genetic material of the bacteria and a suitable enzyme. It detects foreign DNA, which may originate from a virus, cuts it up and thus makes the invaders harmless.Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig have now shown that the dual-RNA guided enzyme Cas9, which is involved in the process, has developed independently in various strains of bacteria. This enhances the potential of exploiting the bacterial immune system for genome engineering.Even though it has only been discovered in recent years the immune system with the cryptic name ‘CRISPR-Cas’ has been attracting attention of geneticists and biotechnologists as it is a promising tool for genetic engineering. CRISPR is short for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Palindromic Repeats, whereas Cas simply stands for the CRISPR-associated protein. Throughout evolution, this molecule has developed independently in numerous strains of bacteria. This is now shown by Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier and her colleagues at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) who published their finding in the international open access journal Nucleic Acids Research.The CRISPR-Cas-system is not only valuable for bacteria but also for working in the laboratory. It detects a specific sequence of letters in the genetic code and cuts the DNA at this point. Thus, scientists can either remove or add genes at the interface. … For more info: Powerful tool for genetic engineering ScienceDaily: Top Health News Powerful tool for genetic engineering L’articolo Powerful tool for genetic engineering sembra essere il primo su My Biologica.

Tagli capelli rasati per uomo del 2014

Non c’è uomo che con i capelli corti non stia bene: ha subito un aspetto macho e ordinato. È molto più difficile sfoggiare la testa rasata, perché ovviamente mette in risalto alcuni difetti, come un cranio non perfettamente tondeggiante, le orecchie a sventola o comunque i lineamenti un po’ troppo duri. Per questo quando si parla di rasatura è bene fare qualche distinzione: non esiste solo la versione marines, come non esiste solo il taglio laterale, di cui abbiamo parlato ieri. ;Continua a leggere Tagli capelli rasati per uomo del 2014…Commenta » L’articolo Tagli capelli rasati per uomo del 2014 sembra essere il primo su Italyan Style.

Heart disease number one cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California

Heart disease number one cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California Heart disease is the leading cause of women’s pregnancy-related deaths in California — but nearly one-third could be prevented. via ScienceDaily: Top Health News: Nov. 17, 2013 — Heart disease is the leading cause of women’s pregnancy-related deaths in California — but nearly one-third could be prevented, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.Maternal death rates have been increasing in California and the United States since the mid-1990s, according to statistics from the California Department of Public Health.”Women who give birth are usually young and in good health,” said Afshan B. Hameed, M.D., the study’s lead researcher and associate professor of clinical cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Irvine. “So heart disease shouldn’t be the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths, but it is.”She said the results likely apply to the rest of the United States.There were 2.1 million live births in California from 2002-2005. Researchers analyzed medical records of 732 women who died from all causes while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy and found that:209 deaths were pregnancy-related. 52 (about one quarter) of the pregnancy-related deaths were from some form of cardiovascular disease. Of note, only 6 percent had been diagnosed with a heart condition prior to the pregnancy. 33 (or two-thirds) of the cardiovascular-related deaths were from cardiomyopathy — a serious disease in which the heart muscle is weakened and can lead to heart failure, irregular heartbeats, heart valve problems and death. Compared to women who died of non-heart-related causes, researchers found that:Women who were most likely to die from pregnancy-related heart disease were African-American, obese or had documented substance abuse during pregnancy. Nearly one-fourth of the women who died of cardiac causes had been diagnosed with high blood pressure during their pregnancies. … For more info: Heart disease number one cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California ScienceDaily: Top Health News Heart disease number one cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California L’articolo Heart disease number one cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California sembra essere il primo su My Biologica.

Need Jquery, PHP, Ajax Expert – repost by Greatboss2

I have a fancybox thats popups with social buttons so users can login or become a member on my site. I need it modified so that users can select if they are a business, or regular users. If they select… (Budget: $30-$250 USD, Jobs: Graphic Design, HTML, PHP, Website Design) via Freelancer.com – New Projects filtered by Keyword: Need Jquery, PHP, Ajax Expert – repost by Greatboss2 I have a fancybox thats popups with social buttons so users can login or become a member on my site. I need it modified so that users can select if they are a business, or regular users. If they select… (Budget: $30-$250 USD, Jobs: Graphic Design, HTML, PHP, Website Design) For more info: Need Jquery, PHP, Ajax Expert – repost by Greatboss2 Freelancer.com – New Projects filtered by Keyword Need Jquery, PHP, Ajax Expert – repost by Greatboss2 L’articolo Need Jquery, PHP, Ajax Expert – repost by Greatboss2 sembra essere il primo su Ajax Time.

Una ricetta dal corso di novembre

Come promesso pubblico oggi una delle ricette del corso tenuto in Trentino ai primi di novembre incentrato sulla cucina veloce vegetariana e vegana. Su sette piatti realizzati l’imbarazzo della scelta era cospicuo e così senza pensarci più di tanto ho scelto il primo che poi abbiamo degustato (se ci riesco più avanti pubblico anche altro), un incontro suggestivo tra mele, radicchio e nocciole con opzione di grana o scaglie di mandorle.L’articolo Una ricetta dal corso di novembre sembra essere il primo su Italyan Style.

Green Marketing, se ne parla alla BTC

Green Marketing, se ne parla alla BTC Green Marketing, se ne parla alla BTC IL GREEN MEETING COME STRUMENTO DI MARKETING “Cosa si aspettano le Aziende da un evento sostenibile?”tavola rotonda organizzata da Italia Convention a BTC il 13 novembre alle ore 14,00 in Sala Arco Con questa tavola rotonda, Italia Convention intende offrire ai visitatori di BTC (ndr la Fiera degli Eventi 12-13 … via Eventi Sostenibili ® – NEWS: | Green Marketing, se ne parla alla BTC IL GREEN MEETING COME STRUMENTO DI MARKETING “Cosa si aspettano le Aziende da un evento sostenibile?”tavola rotonda organizzata da Italia Convention a BTC il 13 novembre alle ore 14,00 in Sala Arco Con questa tavola rotonda, Italia Convention intende offrire ai visitatori di BTC (ndr la Fiera degli Eventi 12-13 novembre Fortezza da Basso, Firenze) una chiave di comprensione del fenomeno “green meeting” visto dalla parte delle Aziende. Il tema del green è molto attuale e il green meeting può diventare un utile strumento di marketing per le aziende e quindi una opportunità di nuove proposte per gli organizzatori di eventi. La possibilità di business è molto concreta per la meeting & event industry perché sempre più aziende adottano una strategia di CSR (Corporate Social Resposibility) entro cui si inserisce il Marketing della Sostenibilità. Grazie alla testimonianza degli autorevoli speakers che parteciperanno alla tavola rotonda si analizzeranno le ragioni per cui un’azienda può decidere di realizzare un evento green e a quali condizioni quest’evento diventa uno strumento di marketing.Agli organizzatori di eventi è utile conoscere le aspettative delle aziende per sapere come proporre un evento sostenibile ai propri clienti e a quelli prospect. IL GREEN MEETING COME STRUMENTO DI MARKETING “Cosa si aspettano le Aziende da un evento sostenibile?”Intervengono:Alberto Giacomotti – Fondazione Sodalitas – Esperto di Green MarketingSimone Molteni – Lifegate – Direttore ScientificoLuigi Russo – Ferrara Buskers Festival – Direttore organizzativoCarla Solari – Italia Convention – Giornalista e Consulente di comunicazioneModera: Marco Sorrentino – direttore editoriale di Italia Convention.Ingresso gratuito13 novembre 2013 ore 14,00, sala ArcoBTC – Firenze Fortezza da Basso Per visionare tutto il programma di BTC (12 e 13 novembre 2013) e per accreditarsi come visitatore a BTC >>> (Fonte Italia Convention lnk web) Tags: green meeting BTC green marketing Prosegui la lettura su: Green Marketing, se ne parla alla BTC Eventi Sostenibili ® – NEWS Green Marketing, se ne parla alla BTC L’articolo Green Marketing, se ne parla alla BTC sembra essere il primo su Bio Notizie.

Babies named for fathers, not mothers, reflect US cultural ideologies

Babies named for fathers, not mothers, reflect US cultural ideologies From Cal Ripkin, Jr., to Robert Downey, Jr., finding men named after their fathers — with so-called patronyms — is easy. But what about matronymns — names for a mother or grandmother? New research shows that matronymns are rare and that family naming trends follow a regional pattern in the United States: people in states that place higher emphasis on honor are more likely to use patronyms, especially in the face of a terrorist threat. via ScienceDaily: Living Well News: Nov. 7, 2013 — From Cal Ripkin, Jr., to MLK to Robert Downey, Jr., finding men named after their fathers is easy. Children named after men in the family — with so-called patronyms — are common around the world. But what about matronymns — names for a mother or grandmother? New research shows that matronymns are rare and that family naming trends follow a regional pattern in the United States: People in states with a relatively high emphasis on honor are more likely to use patronyms, especially in the face of a terrorist threat.”Studying naming trends can be a subtle means of peering into a society’s beliefs and values without ever having to ask people to report directly about their beliefs and values,” says Ryan Brown of the University of Oklahoma. Brown is not an expert in baby names but rather studies cultural values and trends. He became interested in the connection between names and cultural values when his collaborator, Mauricio Carvallo, was researching names for his new baby girl. They started to wonder whether values associated with honor and reputation affected whether people named their children after men or women in the family.Social scientists define “cultures of honor” as places where the defense of reputation plays an unusually important role in social life. “For men in a typical honor culture, the kind of reputation that is highly prized is a reputation for toughness and bravery,” Ryan says. “For women in a typical honor culture, the most valued reputation is a reputation for loyalty and sexual purity.” Two decades of research has shown that people in the Southern and Western regions of the United States tend to embrace honor cultures more than in the North.To see how those values translate into children’s names, Ryan and colleagues designed several studies to look at naming trends. … For more info: Babies named for fathers, not mothers, reflect US cultural ideologies ScienceDaily: Living Well News Babies named for fathers, not mothers, reflect US cultural ideologies L’articolo Babies named for fathers, not mothers, reflect US cultural ideologies sembra essere il primo su My Biologica.

Convegno: Redditometro, istruzioni per l’uso

Gio, 14/11/2013 – 16:00Confcommercio Reggio Emilia Via Giglioli Valle, 10Giovedì 14 novembre, alle ore 16, presso Confcommercio Reggio Emilia si terrà il Convegno “Redditometro: istruzioni per l’uso” organizzato dal Gruppo Giovani Reggio Emilia in collaborazione con l’Ascom Confcommercio provinciale e con il patrocinio del Gruppo Giovani Emilia Romagna. L’articolo Convegno: Redditometro, istruzioni per l’uso sembra essere il primo su Made In Italy.

Passo avanti nella ricerca di un vaccino contro l’HIV. Scienziati catturano proteina Env

Alcuni scienziati americani impegnati nella ricerca di svelare i “misteri” di HIV hanno fatto un importante passo avanti dopo aver catturato l’immagine ancora più chiara di una proteina che permette al virus mortale di attaccare le cellule immunitarie umane. Gli scienziati dell’Istituto Scripps Research (TSRI) e Weill Cornell …L’articolo Passo avanti nella ricerca di un vaccino contro l’HIV. Scienziati catturano proteina Env sembra essere il primo su La Vita Oggi.

Eastpak, la collezione primavera estate 2014: l’heritage, il nuovo lifestyle e il viaggio, le foto

Eastpak ha presentato a Madrid la nuova collezione primavera estate 2014, che per la prossima stagione si ispira al proprio heritage e al proprio patrimonio, progettato per le esigenze di oggi, e pronto per il futuro. Eastpak ci ha portato a Madrid per scoprire tutte le novità della prossima collezione, ecco tutte le foto.Continua a leggere Eastpak, la collezione primavera estate 2014: l’heritage, il nuovo lifestyle e il viaggio, le foto …Commenta » L’articolo Eastpak, la collezione primavera estate 2014: l’heritage, il nuovo lifestyle e il viaggio, le foto sembra essere il primo su Italyan Style.