Childhood Eczema: Research Report

A com­pre­hens­ive look at the ‘state of affairs’ of eczema with a par­tic­u­lar focus on child­hood eczema from an epi­demi­olo­gical, clin­ical, research and resource per­spect­ive. Provides sig­ni­fic­ant inform­a­tion required to address key gaps that exist in the response to address­ing the issue of child­hood eczema. Eczema is a com­mon skin dis­ease char­ac­ter­istic of an inflam­mat­ory pro­cess whereby the indi­vidual suf­fers from red­ness, rashes, irrit­a­tion and itch­ing of the skin.

Fibromyalgia: Research Report

A report on the ‘state of affairs’ of chronic pain with an in-​​depth focus on fibromy­al­gia from an epi­demi­olo­gical, clin­ical, research and resource per­spect­ive. Fibromy­al­gia is a poorly-​​understood chronic pain syn­drome, char­ac­ter­ized by wide­spread mus­cu­lo­skeletal pain, non­res­tor­at­ive sleep, fatigue and psy­cho­lo­gical dis­tress with spe­cific regions of loc­al­ized ten­der­ness. This syn­drome is con­sidered one of sev­eral ‘cent­ral’ pain syn­dromes that are com­mon in the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion.

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Research Report

A broad look at the ‘state of affairs’ of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with an emphasis on the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and various treatments including: conventional, complementary and alternative therapies. The report is designed for all audiences by the Rasch Foundation team to encourage better understanding of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma across a variety of areas and specifically for information for use surrounding future activities of the Rasch Foundation in the area of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (HL).