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People who are in a position of finding out that they're at risk for some illness, whether it's breast cancer, or heart disease, are afraid to get that information - even though it might be useful to them - because of fears that they'll lose their health insurance or their job.
There's a disease that young writers are susceptible to, which is, I will do this because I can - hubris, I suppose - without stopping to work out why.
C. Everett 'Chic' Koop became U.S. Surgeon General under President Reagan. He was a world renowned pediatric surgeon who had a tumultuous Senate confirmation process due to partisanship. Chic took office in January 1982, a time of 'tobacco wars' and a new and evolving terrifying disease that we ultimately came to know as AIDS.
Starvation and disease are the original weapons of mass destruction. When you burn fields and kill animals, people are left vulnerable.
The abundance of cheap food with low nutritional value in the Western diet has wreaked havoc on our health; in America, one third of children and two thirds of adults are overweight or obese and are more likely to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
The AIDS is a disease that is hard to talk about.
The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can't solve extreme poverty and disease, isn't just mistaken. It is harmful.
It is hard to overstate how valuable it is to have all the incredible tools that are used for human disease to study plants.
The Center for Disease Control started out as the malaria war control board based in Atlanta. Partly because the head of Coke had some people out to his plantation, and they got infected with malaria, and partly 'cause all the military recruits were coming down and having a higher fatality rate from malaria while training than in the field.
I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm - not all - that religion used to fill.
Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest.
Maybe I don't have the most common kind of motor neuron disease, which usually kills in two or three years.
The doctor who diagnosed me with ALS, or motor neuron disease, told me that it would kill me in two or three years.
Bigotry is the sacred disease.
Despair often breeds disease.
Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
Charles Caleb Colton
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.
I'll also tell you that five hundred thousand people will die this year of cancer. And I'll also tell you that one in every four will be afflicted with this disease, and yet, somehow, we seem to have put it in a little bit of the background.
I was diagnosed with Graves' disease, an illness of the thyroid gland. Instead of surgery, I was given radiation treatment.
But try if you can to support, whether it's AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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