Disease

Heart Disease

In today’s society, people are gaining medical knowledge at quite a fast pace. Treatments, cures, and vaccines for various diseases and disorders are being developed constantly, and yet, coronary heart disease remains the number one killer in the world. The media today concentrates intensely on drug and alcohol abuse, homicides, AIDS and so on. What […]

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Climate change aiding spread of crop attacking pests and diseases: study news

Pests and diseases that attack crops are spreading with climate change, according to a study.Researchers from the universities of Exeter and Oxford say the climate change is helping crop pests to move at an average of two miles (3km) a year.According to the team, the pests were heading towards the north and south poles, and […]

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The Contagious Diseases Acts

This essay will discuss the socially constructed views or gendered norms of women and their sexuality within the Victorian period. Ideologies of gender and class saturated society in this period, these ideologies helped to shape the Contagious Diseases Acts. However, in order to discuss these discourses fully, there is a need to outline what the […]

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Alzheimers Diseasesample

All people like to feel as if they do things well. From childhood, mastering skills such as dressing independently, riding a bike and going to school, right through to when we learn to do more complex tasks as adults, evokes a great deal of self-satisfaction. Driving, holding an intellectual conversation, shopping and managing a bank […]

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Why Were Towns And Cities In The 19th Century So Unhealthy

During the 19th century thousands of people flooded to factories for work. There was an epidemic of diseases such as T. B, Cholera and Typhoid. Towns grew rapidly without planning. Which then made the housing crowded, this caused the diseases to spread quickly. The killer diseases such as T. B, cholera, typhoid, scarlet fever and […]

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Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

This essay will outline the principal features of the musculoskeletal system and look into a rare and debilitating disorder: fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). The devastating effects of this condition will be explored as will treatment options. The musculoskeletal system, conceded by Lipman (2005), is made up of muscles and specialised connective tissues including: bone, ligaments, […]

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A Report On The Strategies That Have

For the purpose of this assignment I will be producing a report on the strategies that have been created to prevent my communicable and non-communicable disease, I will than be discussing the strengths and weaknesses of each strategy and I will be comparing the local strategies to the national strategies.The National HIV strategyThe national strategy […]

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Fighting the Rise of Sexually Transmitted Disease

For this paper I will be focusing on community health problems in a simulated town called Sentinel City. Many influencing factors are present in this urban city. It has a predominantly white population but diversity is ever present. Major community health concerns are present. The main focus of this paper will to bring to light […]

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Non Communicable Diseases

Today, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes represent a leading threat to human health and development. These four diseases are the world’s biggest killers, causing an estimated 35 million deaths each year – 60% of all deaths globally – with 80% in low- and middle-income countries. These diseases […]

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Economic Feasibility

1. Miliaria (also called “sweat rash” or “prickly heat”) is a skin disease marked by small and itchy rashes. Miliaria is a common ailment in hot and humid conditions, such as in the tropics and during the summer season. Although it affects people of all ages, it is especially common in children and infants due […]

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The Hot Zone by Richard Presto

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston was published in New York in 1994, consisting of 422 pages. I would rate this book a six because of its sporadic storyline. It provided some scenes that glued my eyes to the pages and made my stomach turn inside out, but overall it was not the type of […]

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Childhood Obesitypsychology

Childhood obesity in America is a growing epidemic. Most would claim they know it is a problem in our country, yet every year there is an increase in the amount of obese children in the United States. The medical, physical, and psychological effects associated with obesity are astounding; nevertheless, processed, high calorie, low nutrient food […]

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Wernicke Encephalopathy and Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke Encephalopathy and Korsakoff Syndrome are the acute and chronic stages of the same disease abbreviated as (WKS). (WKS) is a memory brain disorder that can result if there is a very low amount of Vitamin (B1) or Thiamine entering to the brain. Thiamine metabolizing glucose to produce energy for the brain to function correctly. […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disease and is the most common form of dementia, a general term used for memory loss and the decline in intellectual and physical abilities. It most commonly is diagnosed in the elderly although there are cases of the disease occurring in people of middle age. There is no known […]

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Does Eating a High Protein Diet Harm You

Protein is required by the body for the growth, maintenance and repair of all cells. Protein is a major component of all muscles, tissues and organs and is vital for practically every process that occurs within the body such as metabolism, digestion and the transportation of nutrients and oxygen in the blood. Having a high […]

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Test Questions

A multisystem autoimmune disease whose etiology is unknown, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) involves a diverse and exaggerated autoantibody response as well as targets various autoantigens of nucleoprotein particles of ribosomes, DNA (nucleosomes), cytoplasmic RNPs (SS-A/Ro) and RNA-small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs) (Lerner & Steitz, 1979). Likewise, antibodies are directed in opposition to negatively-charged phospholipids (Lerner & […]

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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor In Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy

Portal hypertensive gastropathy is increasingly being recognized as a major cause of anemia and bleeding apart from oesophageal varices. We know that, in portal hypertension, there is a relative hypoxia of the gastric antral and fundal mucosa, This mucosal ischemia causes increased risk of mucosal breakdown and thus leads to ulceration and in the setting […]

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Rheumatic Fever

In the early years of the 20th century, rheumatic fever had a very high incidence specifically in children across the globe. As one of the common diseases that afflicts children and among the reason of most hospitalizations in pediatric wards, this disease was intensively studied. In the later years of the 20th century, the incidence […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Test Questions

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease affecting mainly joints involving chronic inflammation of the joint and soft tissue surrounding joints including tendons, muscles and ligaments. It causes destruction of the joint surface, cartilage, bone and ligaments. Consequently it develops swelling, redness, pain, stiffness, destruction and erosion of the joint surface leading to deformation and difficulty […]

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Informative Article About Diabetes

Ever wondered about Diabetes? You may never have known that it is one of the most commonly misunderstood diseases in our world today. One of the reasons for this is because a lot of people think that Diabetes is affected by sugar intake. Well that is definitely wrong because Diabetes is all about the control […]

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a bacterial infection of the organs of the upper female genital tract, such as the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries (MSN Encarta, 2008). PID is often the result of sexually transmitted infections that are not completely treated with antibiotics. The complications of PID include the scarring of the fallopian tubes, […]

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