When a disease spreads to or involves the lymph nodes, they become enlarged and swollen – this is called lymphadenopathy and is a common sign of infection. Swollen lymph nodes can be caused by a multitude of different conditions and swelling of these glands is often one of the first signs that something is wrong.
The causes of swollen lymph nodes include
Fungal Infections (e.g. Yeast infections)
Cancer of the breast, lung, stomach, throat and melanoma
Alcoholism and alcohol abuse
Stress & Anxiety
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Viral Infections (e.g. Influenza, Mumps, Glandular Fever)
Bacterial infections (e.g. Tonsillitis, infected cuts, and abscesses)
Enlargement of the glands can be rapid or gradual. Rapid swelling is common with viral or bacterial infections and can be accompanied by pain. Other diseases such as cancer usually cause a slow and gradual growth, which tends to be pain-free.
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Four percent of world deaths are caused by alcohol - at least that’s what the World Health Organization reveals in a new report. Each year, 2.5 million people die from alcohol-related incidents like car crashes and diseases, more than both AIDS and Tuberculosis.
The report, released on February 11, found that worldwide consumption in 2005 was equal to 6.13 liters of pure alcohol per person aged 15 years or older. Countries in the Americas, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean and Western Pacific regions were more stable in their consumption habits, but increases in binge drinking were seen in developing countries in Africa and Southeast Asia.
An American doctor tells NBC that the report only solidifies what they already knew.
Doctor Chandler Baxter: “What we’re beginning to recognize more and more is that alcohol, maybe not in huge, huge quantities, can have detrimental effects on people’s lives.”...
Reporter: “You don’t have to be an alcoholic to fall victim. Even a few drinks can have an impact.”
But some of the more disturbing findings are the death rates among teens. WHO substance abuse director, Shekhar Saxena, tells Voice of America alcohol is responsible for one-third of deaths among young people in some regions of the world.
“A large proportion of the deaths and disability because of alcohol is actually in the young and middle ages and not in the old ages...[a] large proportion of what we are talking about in the 2.5 million deaths are in the age groups of people who should not die at that age.”
Worldwide, alcohol distributors are reacting to the stats with mixed reviews. An Indian Wine Academy writer argues that the numbers seem skewed and outdated, especially when looking at wine sales in the country.
“The recent findings... [show] that hard liquor accounts for 88% of alcohol consumed in India with beer taking 10% share and wine being an optimistic 2%... The study seems to be based on the statistics of 2003-5 when the wine was not really on the radar of Indian alcohol consumption... With an almost consistent annual growth of 25-35%, wine currently still remains at a minuscule under 0.5%.”
But one fact the WHO says can’t be ignored is that world governments aren’t doing enough to control alcohol abuse.
The organization listed multiple suggestions for change, including taxing alcohol, reducing the number of alcohol licenses available to establishments, raising drinking age limits and enforcing the law to prevent driving under the influence.
But MSNBC talks to beer brewers who believe taxing will only encourage the return of antics from the United States’ Prohibition Era.
“[T]he brewer SABMiller has warned that policy measures like minimum pricing and high excise taxes on alcohol could cause more public health harm than good by leading more people to drink homemade or illegally produced alcohol."
The United Nations is now backing the WHO’s report and pledges to work closely with world governments to decrease alcohol abuse.
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