Blood Cholesterol is Derived from the Liver

Our diets are made up of a number of different components – carbohydrates, proteins and fats, to name a few. Within the body, a part of what we consume is converted into body fat which is essential for normal body function. The liver produces a component that is released into…

Gout and Painful Inflammation

Gout is a clinical condition that is very common and is characterised by painful inflammation of the joints. It commonly affects the big toe but can be seen elsewhere as well in more severe cases. The main feature of gout is the deposition of uric acid crystals in the joints….

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Leukemia is blood cancer. There are different kinds of leukemia and one of them amongst its classification in chronic myelogenous leukemia, also called chronic myeloid leukemia. Cause of chronic myelogenous leukemia There is no clear reason why chronic myelogenous leukemia develops. It is believed that an abnormality in chromosomal content…

Prostate Cancer in Men

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. In the United Kingdom, over 40,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. According to the American Cancer Association, 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, with two-thirds of the cases being…

Advanced Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is well recognized as one of the commonest causes of deaths due to cancer in women. In the United Kingdom, just under 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, while in the United States over 230,000 new cases were expected to be diagnosed in 2011. While…