Banipal - Issue 40
1 in 25 ...the odds are that someone you know carries the Cystic Fibrosis gene
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the UKÊs most common life-threatening inherited diseases Cystic Fibrosis is most common in the Caucasian population, but affects many ethnic groups. 1 in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis If two carriers start a family, each baby has a 1 in 4 chance of having Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis causes the internal organs to become clogged with this sticky mucus attracting infection and making it difficult to breathe and digest food.
People with Cystic Fibrosis have to undergo a tough daily treatment regime including taking dozens of pills, inhaled and intravenous drugs and physiotherapy.
Each week five babies are born with CF and sadly, two lives are claimed by Cystic Fibrosis.
Only half of those living with Cystic Fibrosis are likely to live past their late 30s.
There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust funds medical research into controlling symptoms and treating the cause of Cystic Fibrosis. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust works to improve the care of people with Cystic Fibrosis. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust provides direct support for people with CF and their families.
If you would like further information about Cystic Fibrosis, the work of the CF Trust or how you can get involved, please visit www.cftrust.org.uk,
call 020 8464 7211 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tents in the Desert
A colloquium on the literar y imagination of
Ibrahim al-Koni featuring public readings by the author and presentations by translators and critics from the
Arab world, Europe and North America.
April 28-29, 2011 Depar tment of Arabic and Islamic Studies
For more information: http://arabic.georgetown.edu/134788.html