August is Psoriasis Awareness Month.
The National Psoriasis Foundation sponsors Psoriasis Awareness Month which is dedicated
to raising awareness, educating the public and dispelling myths about psoriasis.
Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the U.S., affecting as many as
7.5 million Americans. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals resulting
in red, scaly patches on the skin that bleed and itch. Psoriasis is not contagious.
LifeScience Moment: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Cancer Institute Act.
The National Cancer Institute Act, P.L. 244, 75th Congress, was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 5, 1937, "To provide for, foster,
and aid in coordinating research relating to cancer; to establish the National Cancer Institute; and for other purposes." An appropriation of $700,000 for
each fiscal year was authorized.
Congress made the NCI an operating division of the National Institutes of Health by the Public Health Service Act on July 1, 1944, and Congress
amended the Public Health Service Act with the National Cancer Act in 1971 that broaden the scope and responsibilities of the NCI "in order more effectively
to carry out the national effort against cancer."
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"Philosophy is the science which considers truth."
Aristotle, Greek philosopher