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Pathogens And The Spread Of Disease - Contents 1.1Introduction 1.2Methodology 2.0 What is a Pathogen. 2.1 Major Categories of pathogens/micro-organism 2.2 Bacteria Fig 2.3 Bacterial Shapes 2.4 Viruses Fig 2.5 Structure of a virus 2.6 Fungi 2.7 Parasites 3.0 Pathogenic Environment 4.0 What is disease. 4.1 How disease spreads 5.0 Conclusion References Pathogens and the spread of disease 1.1Introduction “Health depends on the body maintaining its internal harmony.” (The U205 Course Team, 1985) Health is a momentary condition of ones state of physical and mental well being....   [tags: Disease]
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Hemophilia: A Bleeding Disease - According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, hemophilia also spelled haemophilia, is a genetic disorder of the mechanism of blood clotting that is usually inherited (Fallon 1276). The symptoms of this disease can range from mild to severe which makes prognosis very difficult to determine. Sylvia Mader says, “Hemophilia is called the bleeder’s disease because the affected person’s blood either does not clot or clots very slowly” (489). Hemophilia is a rare genetic disease that affects 1 in 5,000 male births while about 400 babies with hemophilia are born each year (“CDC”)....   [tags: Disease ]
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Somalia's Growing Disease Crisis - Roughly 40 years ago, the blue-green waters along with a strong Mediterranean resemblance, once made Somalia, particularly Mogadishu, the country’s capital, a bustling tourist haven. Mogadishu was considered one the cleanest and safest cities in Africa. Sadly, the Somalia of yesterday is no more. Today, Somalia is considered one the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Presently, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and are suffering from starvation and disease. Two major factors are contributing toward Somalia growing disease crisis; drought and civil war....   [tags: Disease ]
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Disease Report on Scabies - Disease Report on Scabies Scabies is a very unpleasant skin disease to acquire. This disease is also known as the human itch mite. In the medical field, it is known as Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis. Scabies have been around for centuries. Scabies was first documented in a letter written by Dr. Giovan Cosimo Bonomo on July, 18, 1687, to Francesco Redi2. This letter provided the first accurate presentation of the mite, with detailed drawings of its appearance. In this letter, Dr. Bonomo stated that “the sarcoptes scabiei could be transmitted by direct contact, and it stuck to almost everything.” Dr....   [tags: Disease]
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Disease Report on Scabies - Disease Report on Scabies The causal agent of the scabies is sarcoptes scabiei var.hominis. The human itch mite is in the class arachnidan family Sarcoptidae, subclass Acari. The mites burrow under the epidermis of the skin, and never go below the stratum corneum. Other races of scabies may cause infestations in other animals of which humans may contact with a temporary itching due to dermatitis; but they do not multiply in the human host. (http://www.cdc.gov/scabies/) The history of scabies was written in a letter written by Dr.Giovan Cosimo Bonomo to Francesco Redi2 on July 18, 1687, is the first accurate description of the mite with a very accurate drawing of its appearance....   [tags: Disease]
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Glycogen Storage Disease Type II - Glycogen storage disease Type II, also known as Pompe disease and Acid maltase deficiency, is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that results from the deficiency of the enzyme acid α-glucosidase (Ibrahim 1). This deficiency results in the accumulation of glycogen in certain organs and tissues, especially muscles, impairing their ability to function normally. The disease is classified by the time of onset: classic infantile onset and non-classic late onset (Van Der Beek 82). Pompe disease was named after the Dutch pathologist Dr....   [tags: Disease]
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Paget's Bone Disease - Abstract- In order to study the gene mutation that is supposed to cause Paget’s Bone Disease researchers had to have viable candidates to host the gene mutation. They found the best candidate to host the gene mutation in mice so they implanted the gene mutation in embryos of mice offspring. The researchers hypothesized that p62P394L is sufficient to induce PDB, especially since the p62 gene is responsible for encoding 62 kDa protein which functions in signaling osteoclast precursors. Results were found by fixing the first through fifth lumbar vertebra of four, eight, and twelve month old homozygote, heterozygote and WT littermates in 10% buffered formalin for 24- 48 hours....   [tags: Disease]
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Infectious Disease Epidemics - Throughout human history disease has been linked to many facets of life and even the rise and fall of entire civilizations. Biological, social, political and economic forces have all influenced how the outbreak of disease is handled. Epidemics have altered history in how they have developed and the impact that they have had. In turn, epidemic management has been influenced by history and governments as humans have learned to cope with outbreaks and the social and political implications that result from them....   [tags: Disease ]
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Tay Sachs Disease - Tay Sachs is an incurable genetic disease that affects the central nervous system. It is a rare disorder that occurs chiefly in infants and children, especially those of the Jewish heritage. It is characterized by a red spot in the retina, paralysis, gradual blindness, and loss of muscle movement. Tay Sachs can only be inherited, which means it is passed from parents to child only. The process begins in the fetus, very early in pregnancy. However, the disease does not become physically apparent until the child is several months old....   [tags: Disease] 834 words
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Sickle Cell Disease - 1.1. Background on Sickle Cell Disease Sickle cell disease is a disease that is most prevalent in people of African descent along with people of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern origin. This disease is known to affect about 70, 000 Americans and about 2 million people carry the trait (meaning that, they carry a single gene mutation). Sickle Cell Disease is an autosomal recessive genetic disease that occurs due to a mutation in the β-globin gene of hemoglobin. Autosomal meaning that it is not linked to a sex chromosome, so either parent can pass on the gene to their child....   [tags: Disease] 894 words
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Lyme disease: An Emerging Infectious Disease - Disease and Pathology Lyme disease, or lyme borreliosis, is an emerging infectious disease transmitted by ticks. Lyme disease is considered an emerging infectious disease because it’s incidence has increased over the past 20 years, and it was not identified until 1975 in the United States (CITE). Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States. Lyme disease causes symptoms similar to that of influenza, and includes headache, chills, fever, lethargy, and muscle pain in the initial stages....   [tags: Disease, Pathology, Symptoms] 1081 words
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Diverticular Disease: What is the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis? - When pockets develop in the wall of the colon, this is called diverticulosis. The pockets that form are called diverticula; the pockets pick up fecal matter as the body’s waste is propelled through the colon. Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are classified as diverticular disease. The main difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis is that there is no inflammation, and with the second there is. Approximately 80 percent of the individuals who have been diagnosed with diverticulosis never advance to the more serious condition, diverticulitis....   [tags: Disease]
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Celiac Disease - Celiac Disease is an inflammatory disease that destroys the lining of the small intestines and prevents the absorption of nutrients and vitamins into the system. The patients' health suffers; their digestive system is unable to process gluten foods that contain wheat, barley, and oats. The cause of this disease is unknown; however, environmental factors and a genetic predisposition are suspected. Destructive proteins that contain an abundance of proline and glutamine and the amino acid sequences Pro-Ser-Gln-Gln and Gln-Gln-Gln-Pro) are involved....   [tags: Disease ]
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Huntington's Disease - Huntington's Disease Huntington's disease is an autosomal dominant disorder, which is found on the # 4 chromosome. George Huntington discovered it in 1872. It mainly has an effect on the nervous system. There are around 210,000 bases between D4S180 and D4S127. The disease itself is found in 2% of people in their childhood, and in 5% of the people they were older then 60. (Miller p 16) In the majority of the affected people the disease is detected between the ages of 35-45. In males the disease begins around the time of their childhood....   [tags: Disease] 529 words
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The Center for Disease Control and Bioterrorism - The Center of Disease Control and Prevention has an emergency awareness and response page based off of a zombie apocalypse to help inform people on how they should be ready if a major emergency were to occur. The CDC has a range of research and information from heart disease to the worst, infectious, disease-causing agents. The CDC also shares information about how to prepare and what to do if a bioterrorism attack or pandemic were to occur. The Center of Disease and Control is a diversified government organization that has the main purpose of protecting the public against the serious threats of bioterrorism and dangerous pandemics....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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The R72P Polymorphism in the TP53 Gene is a Modifier of Age at Onset of Huntington’s Disease - Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by involuntary movements, progressive cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric symptoms.[1] The disease follows an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance with a prevalence of 1/10 000 among individuals of European descent.[2] The mutation underlying the disease is the abnormal expansion of the CAG repeat block in exon1 of the IT15 gene.[3] Four CAG repeat size intervals associated with varying disease risk were established....   [tags: Disease ] 1083 words
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Protease Therapy of Celiac Disease - Introduction One percent of the human population and one in two hundred Americans are affected by celiac disease (Helms, 2005; Lerner, 2009; Stanford researchers, 2002). This affliction is a genetic disorder that results from the body’s inability to break down gluten, a protein composite substance, in agricultural products such as wheat, rye, and barley (Hausch, Shan, Santiago, Gray & Khosla, 2002; Helms, 2005; Lerner, 2009; Siegel et al., 2006; Shan et al., 2002; Stanford researchers, 2002; Stepniak et al., 2006)....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Botulism: An Emerging Infectious Disease - The disease, botulism, which is caused by Clostridium botulinium, is an emerging infectious disease. Clostridium botulinium is a bacterium that produces a neurotoxin that causes botulism. The bacterium is spore-forming, and anaerobic, meaning it does not need oxygen to grow. There are three main types of illnesses that Clostridium botulinium typically cause: Food-borne botulism, infant botulism, and wound botulism. Unbeknownst to common knowledge, infant botulism is the most common form of the disease, consisting of seventy-five percent of the reported cases of the disease (Chan-Tack, & Bartlett, 2010)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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The Krabbe Disease - Krabbe Disease According to the website ‘Genetic Home Reference’, Krabbe disease, that affects the nervous system; and According to Kugler (2013) it usually affects an estimate of only 1 in 100,000 people worldwide which makes it very rare. Krabbe disease is also part of leukodystrophies, a group of disorders resulting from demyelination or the loss of myelin. It is caused by the insufficient amount of galactosylceramidase, which needed to make myelin. Myelin is the substance that is surrounding and protecting the nerve fibers....   [tags: nervous system, degenerative disease]
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Stress and Cardiovascular Disease - Although gross medical advancements have allowed the human population to live longer and fuller lives without the threat of death from infectious diseases, it is apparent that we are now dealing with a different phenomenon that may be just as harmful to our health. The impact of psychological, social and environmental factors from our daily lives is having a drastic impression on the mental and physical wellbeing of our society. It has been shown in various studies that psychological and neurological factors influence the immune system and can have an effect on our health (Breedlove, Rosenzweig & Watson, 2010)....   [tags: Heart Disease ]
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An Overview of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia - Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Intro/Overview Section of Disease Paper “Horribly tragic, scary, slow, sad, maddening, etc.” These are words some would use when asked what Alzheimer’s/dementia is. This answer is common to those who have watched loved ones suffer from this disease that ultimately lead to their passing. As defined in McGraw Hill Medical Dictionary, Alzheimer’s Disease is a ‘progressive neurologic disease of the brain that causes irreversible loss of neurons and eventual dementia characterized by loss of memory, impairment of judgment, decision making, language use, and awareness of surroundings’(pg....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Searching for the Cure for Alzheimer's Disease - The human brain is a remarkable organ, complex chemical and electrical processes take place within our brains. They let us speak, move, see, feel emotions and make decisions. Inside a normal healthy brain billions of cells called neurons constantly communicate with one another.Healthy neurotransmission is important for the brain to function well. Alzheimer's disease destroys memory and thinking skills over time by compromising the ability of neurons to communicate with one another (Jannis).The disease triggers as two abnormal protein fragments called plaques and tangles accumulate in hippocampus, the part of the brain where memory first formed, and destroy brain cells....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays] 1757 words
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ALS- The Terrible Disease without a Cure - Compared to diseases such as cancer or heart disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), affects very few people, only about 20,000-30,000 people in the United States (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2013) and 2,500-3,000 in Canada (ALS Canada, 2013). It is responsible for about 2 deaths of every 100,000 people. Yet, ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is relatively well known across the population. Why is this. One of the reasons certainly has to do with the name Lou Gehrig, a famous baseball superstar who had to suddenly retire in 1939 due to ALS and then passed away shortly after....   [tags: health, disease]
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Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease - Definition of the Problem The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease afflicts approximately 5.2 million persons age 65 and over (Alzheimer's Association, 2012). Rapid growth of the older population as the Baby Boomer generation ages will cause unprecedented increases in the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s. It is estimated that by 2025 the number of Wisconsin residents with Alzheimer’s age 65 and older will increase by 30% to a projected total of 127,000 (Alzheimer's Association, 2012)....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Alzheimer's Disease in the Elderly - Alzheimer is a disease that affects the elderly most. The disease was discovered by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in the year 1906 when he was examining a female’s brain. He found out that the woman displayed memory loss, language problems and some inexplicable changes in behavior. The disease was named after the doctor who was a German psychiatrist and a neuropathologist. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that leads to memory loss, personality changes, and language problems (Gilbert & Julie 2)....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Alzheimer’s Disease and the Symptoms - ... People with the disease are also prone to having delusions, loss of inhibitions, and withdrawing socially. The causes of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown but scientists do know that Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging and the majority of people with this disease are sixty-five or older. Although it is most common in the elderly, up to five percent of Alzheimer’s patients are in the mid to late thirties and forties. Scientists also believe that Alzheimer’s disease is a result from someone’s environment, lifestyle, and certain genetic factors that affect the brain in abnormal ways over time....   [tags: memory, behavior, health, disease]
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Huntignton's Disease or Huntignton's Chorea - Huntington’s disease, or Huntington’s chorea, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system that is genetically inherited through an autosomal dominant trait. (Webster) It is caused by a mutation on the huntingtin protein where the CAG repeat region is elongated. CAG is responsible for coding glutamine. This mutation causes many devastating effects and is ultimately fatal. There is no known cure. The disease results in many symptoms, including chorea, which is characterized by irregular and involuntary movement of the body....   [tags: progressive neurodegenerative disease] 564 words
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A Briefing of Huntington's Disease - Huntington’s disease is one the most overwhelming disorder throughout the medical history. It is a genetic disorder that is caused by an altered gene inherited by a parent that affects the brain. It affects the part of the brain that controls thinking, emotions and movement. This can cause unsteady and uncontrollable movement in the hands, feet and face. Abnormal movements such as walking, talking and swallowing are greatly affected by this disease. In 1872, Doctor George Huntington wrote an essay on chorea which described how Huntington’s disorder gains its name....   [tags: genetic disease affecting the brain]
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Cardiovascular Disease, An Inherited Killer - An inherited killer, Cardiovascular disease is quite devastating. In my own experience it has affected my family greatly. From medical bills to lost sleep cardiovascular disease can destroy a family. Though my own has stuck together, we have lost so much to this disease. Cardiovascular disease is an inheritant disease. It runs in families and blood lines. It’s common name is heart disease. It clogs up the arteries and can cause a heart attack. Also the disease can clog arteries to the brain causing a serious stroke....   [tags: heart, arteries, disease] 600 words
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Children with Sickle Cell Disease - Interventions for Children with Sickle Cell Disease Children with Sickle Cell Disease According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions of people worldwide and predominantly affects descendants from sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia, India; and the Mediterranean. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder of the red blood cells where the red blood cells comprises of predominantly hemoglobin S, an abnormal type of hemoglobin (2011)....   [tags: interventions, center for disease control]
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Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Treatments - Immunotherapy is defined as the “treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response” (Dictionary.com 2009). Immunotherapies are divided into two categories: activation immunotherapies and suppression immunotherapies. Immunotherapy is currently being tested on humans for its effects on Cancer, various allergies, and Alzheimer's Disease. Human testing began in 2013 and is still not widely used, although studies suggest that early treatment may have more significant positive results....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Rising Incidence of Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer’s disease is the most common dementia that destroys brain cells and causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. According to recent statistics (Alzheimer's Association, 2010), Alzheimer’s is the 7th-leading cause of death in the USA with the number of people suffering from AD only in America over 5.3 million. It affects more women than men, causing differences in symptoms depending on gender. There is no cure which can guarantee a recovery for diseased people to date. However, more possible cures exist for diseased females....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Malaria is a Deadly Disease - Malaria is a Deadly Disease Malaria is a disease and deadly infection that is most common in hot and tropical areas of the world. It can also happen in temperate climates, specially in the stagnant water in the canals where the mosquitoes can stay. Malaria is an ancient organisms and has infected humans since the beginning of human race (Davis). The term name “mal aria” as in meaning “bad air” in Italian and was first used in 1740 in English by Walpole (Davis). This was combined to “malaria” in 1880 and the parasite was first identified in human blood (Davis)....   [tags: Infection, Temperate Climates, Disease]
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Gene Therapy to Prevent Disease - Gene therapy is an innovative approach to treating and preventing disease (for example: cancer, viral infections, etc.), by replacing a mutated gene with a healthy copy of that same gene. The mere concept of gene therapy was first introduced to the scientific community in the early 1960’s and 1970’s, however it is still in its infancy1 as a medical practice. This technique is experimental and is not yet widely practiced yet in modern medicine because its efficacy is still being thoroughly worked on and investigated....   [tags: Treatment, prevention, Disease, Genes]
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Soil Transmitted Helminths and Disease - Soil-transmitted helminthes, also known as intestinal worm infections. It is one of the most common parasite infections in the world. These infections are most prevalent in tropical and sub tropical regions of the developed world where adequate water and sanitations are lacking. Recent estimate suggesting that A. lumbricoids infects 1,221 million people, T.trichuira 795 million, and hookworms 740 million (Desilva et., 2003). Chronic and intense soil transmitted helminthes can contribute to malnutrition and iron-deficiency anemia and also can adversely affect physical and mental growth in childhood (Drake et al.,2000.,Stephenson et al.,2000., Hotez et al.,2004)....   [tags: Disease, Health Education] 1523 words
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Alzheimer's Disease: Symptoms and Causes - Introduction Alzheimer’s is a disease that effects older people’s brains. It is usually not a part of aging. A long time ago, people would call memory loss hardening of the arteries. This paper talks more about Alzheimer’s, signs and symptoms, has the causes, treatment, and diagnosis. Description Alzheimer’s is a disease which makes people lose memory. Alzheimer’s can also be called dementia which is the same. Alzheimer makes people lose their memory and causes the loss of thinking skills of the nerves in a person’s brain to die....   [tags: Memory Loss, Disease] 872 words
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Overview of Canavan Disease - Description Canavan Disease is a fatal neurological disease where there is significant damage to the nerve cells in the brain. There is a defect in the myelin sheath that causes many problems for the nervous system. The major problem is caused when the enzyme aspartoacyle is not present. This missing enzyme causes a chemical imbalance that causes this defect in the myelin sheath. The myelin in the brain destructs which makes it a spongy tissue. This causes overall muscle weakening and slower movements, leading to severe mental retardation....   [tags: neurogical disease, brain]
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Alzheimer's Disease and Aluminium - Aluminium is present in the earth's crust in huge amount, mainly in the form of insoluble aluminium silicates. It is scarce in the human body which contain only 30-50 mg of that metal. This is due to the insolubility of aluminium, the presence of a barrier in the gastro-intestinal tract to soluble forms of aluminium, and the ability of the kidneys to excrete aluminium effectively in healthy people. Aluminium is present in food occurs in additives, tea which is rich in aluminium, and drinking water which is treated with aluminium to remove organic residues....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Parkinson’s Disease - Introduction/background Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most frequent movement disorder and the second most common neurodegenerative disease (Bueler 2009). Over 1% of the entire population over the age of 60, and up to 5% of age 80, is affected by PD (Wood-Kaczmar, Gandhi et al. 2006). The pathogenesis of PD remains unclear, but can be categorized as sporadic, being the most common form, and Mendelian, which accounts for 5-10% of all PD cases (Guo 2008). The studies of Mendelian onset of PD have lead to the identification of five genes being linked to this neurodegenerative disease (Guo 2008)....   [tags: Disease]
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Living with Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer’s disease slowly steals a person’s dignity and erases precious memories. The “Alzheimer’s Disease Guide”, found on WebMD explains that tasks become more difficult to do often leading to confusion and behavior changes. The article further explains the progression of the disease also brings hardship to family and friends (1). To best cope with Alzheimer’s we must better understand the disease. Alzheimer’s disease can often be seen during autopsies of the brain. In her book, Can’t Remember what I Forgot, Sue Halpern explains that Alois Alzheimer first discovered the tangles of protein on the brain of a 56 year old woman suspected of having Alzheimer’s (115-116)....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Cloning and Cardiovascular Disease - ... That would narrow the number of people that could afford the procedure to a select few. The third con would be the fact that it would take years for the clone to grow to a mature age in which you would be able to harvest from them. That would further narrow the number of people eligible to participate. The last con would be how the samples that would be needed to create a healthy clone would need to be taken at an early age. That would mean that it would need to be planned many years in advance which would again bring up the problem of morality of the process and of the people....   [tags: risk factors, disease prevention] 782 words
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Overview of Crohn's Disease - Description Crohn’s disease is chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines however affects the entire digestive system, from the mouth to the anus otherwise known as the Gastrointestinal Tract (GI Tract) [1]. Individuals affected by the disease are often young adults and adolescents aged 15 – 35 [7]. Crohn’s Disease is one of the two types of Inflammatory Bowel Disorders (IBD), the other being ulcerative colitis [3] and is usually located in the lower part of the small intestines and the upper end of the colon....   [tags: inflammatory disease, yoga]
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Memory and Alzheimer’s Disease - Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, has gained a lot of ground in the field of psychology in the last 100 years. Since its initial discovery and research by Alois Alzheimer in 1901, the progressive disease has been a subject on the minds of many worldwide, from leading researchers and psychologists to the families of those 4.5 million Americans whom it plagues (Gluck, M., Mercado, E., & Myers, C., 2008, p. 491 – 92). Because of its prevalence and rapidity, Alzheimer’s disease affects ordinary families and notable celebrities alike....   [tags: dementia, progressive disease] 1450 words
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Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease - Alzheimer’s disease affects 1 out of every 8 people in the United States. It is a long and debilitating disease that affects every aspect of a person’s life from the way they preform daily tasks, to the physical and mental abilities that are diminishing. Along with the lifestyle changes that Alzheimer’s disease presents, it also affects one’s psychological perspective as well their view on what they can offer their family and society. There are some ways to maintain a level of independence with a disease of this magnitude but there are also factors in lifestyle choices that can make it worse....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease - INTRODUCTION Throughout history there have been reports of decreased memory and mental deterioration that accompanied old age. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer who described the symptoms in a woman in Germany in the 1907 but it was not until the 1970’s that AD was considered to be a major disorder and AD continues to be a major health concern worldwide (Reger, 2002). The onset of symptoms is usually between 40 and 90 years of age, although onset before 65 years of age is considered to be the early onset form of the disease and onset at 40 is very rare (Reger, 2002)....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Overview of Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer’s is a disease that destroys the memory and other important brain functions. Alzheimer's is a disease where the brain cells die; which also can cause other brain cells to become disconnected, the result is progressive memory loss and mental breakdown. These chemical breakdowns are enough to interfere with normal everyday activities. The leading cause of Alzheimer’s is dementia, which are several brain disorders that cause social and intellectual skills. The disease affects not only the person but it also affects the family members and friends close to the person....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Syphilis- Chronic Bacterial Disease - Syphilis is a chronic bacterial disease that is contracted chiefly by infection during sexual intercourse, but it also can be passed congenitally from an infected mother to her developing fetus. Syphilis can be transmitted from direct contact with syphilis sores which appear on the external genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum. Sores also can occur on the lips and inside the mouth. Pregnant women can put their child in danger of getting the disease if they do not get necessary medications. Syphilis can be a painful and disturbing condition and also fatal if it is not properly treated with the right medicine....   [tags: sexually transmitted disease, intercourse]
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Glycogen Storage Disease - Introduction: Glycogen storage disease is the result of a defect in the synthesis or breakdown of glycogen that is found in muscles, the liver and many other cell types. This disease may be genetic or acquired and is usually caused by a defect in certain enzymes that are important in the metabolism of glycogen. To date, there are 11 different classifications for glycogen storage disease but this paper will focus on glycogen storage disease type 1 (GSD I), also known as von Gierke’s disease, after the German doctor who discovered it....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer's disease is an acquired impairment of cognitive and behavioral functioning of unknown cause that can evolve into dementia. Patients with Alzheimer's disease most commonly present with insidiously progressive memory loss. Many Alzheimer's disease treatments have been explored. The main Alzheimer's disease medications are centrally acting cholinesterase inhibitors. Alzheimer's disease management should emphasize risk assessment, treatment, and monitoring of Alzheimer's disease symptoms as well as consideration of special circumstances....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays] 901 words
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Overview of Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a severe, incurable form of dementia that causes impairment and cognitive deficits such as language, speech, memory and basic motor skills (Buckley, 2011). Currently in the United States, there are 5.2 million individuals living with AD (Alzheimer’s Association, 2013). AD is a deterioration of one’s cognitive functions that prevents the ability for daily function and unfortunately has no known cure or preventative methods (Buckley, 2011).The main deficit that AD has on the brain is the deterioration of different areas of the brain....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Cardiovascular Disease, Atherosclerosis - One source of great mortality and morbidity in Europe and North America is the cardiovascular disease, Atherosclerosis. It is recognized as a chronic inflammatory disease of the intermediate and large arteries characterized by the thickening of the arterial wall and is the primary cause of coronary and cerebrovascular heart disease (Wilson, 2005). It accounts for 4.35 million deaths in Europe and 35% death in the UK each year. Mortality rate are generally higher in men than pre-menopausal woman....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Insomnia and Alzheimer Disease - 1. A possible condition for insomnia is Alzheimer disease (AD). There is a risk of circadian rhythm disruption in people that may possibly have AD, because this leads to an increase in beta-amyloid plaques in the brain. This is related to cognitive loss as AD progresses (Kang et al, 2009). AD has no definitive test. Blood and urine samples are tested so other medical cases are ruled out. Doctors usually do various tests based on patient’s memory and thinking and also check family backgrounds. If AD is suspected, the patient is made to undergo brain imaging, most likely a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Cronic Disease Paper: Asthma - Asthma is a condition where the patient’s airways are narrow and swell to produce extra mucus. This makes breathing difficult and in turn triggers coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. For certain people asthma is a minor thing but for other people it can be major and a life-threatening situation. Asthma can be cured and controlled; because asthma is a changing disease make sure the patient works with the doctor so he/she can keep their asthma under control. “In the U.S. more than 25 million people have asthma, 7 million are children” (What Causes Asthma)....   [tags: chronic respiratory disease] 850 words
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The Stages and Treatments of Alzheimer’s Disease - The Stages and Treatments of Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease with many different stages that slows one’s lifestyle and has no real cure. Alzheimer’s disease is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer. The disease first appears around the age of sixty. Studies have concluded that as many as 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. A person with Alzheimer’s loses connections between neurons in the brain (1). Scientists do not know exactly what causes Alzheimer’s, but scientists say the disease develops a complex series of events that take place in the brain over a long period of time (3)....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Celiac Disease - Nature of the disease Celiac disease is a fairly common disease but is not very well known. Celiac disease, or celiac sprue, is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of the protein gluten (Hill, Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of celiac disease in children, 2011). Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. People with celiac disease who eat foods containing gluten experience an immune reaction in their small intestines, causing damage to the inner surface of the small intestine and an inability to absorb certain nutrients (Hill, Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of celiac disease in children, 2011)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Huntington's Disease - Huntington’s Disease is a brain disorder affecting movement, cognition, and emotions (Schoenstadt). It is a genetic disorder generally affecting people in their middle 30s and 40s (Sheth). Worldwide, Huntington’s disease (affects between 3-7 per 100,000 people of European ancestry (Schoenstadt). In the United States alone, 1 in every 30,000 people has Huntington’s disease (Genetic Learning Center). Huntington’s Disease is a multi-faceted disease, with a complex inheritance pattern and a wide range of symptoms....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Huntington's Disease - Huntington’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder affecting movement, cognition, and emotional state (Schoenstadt). There are two forms of Huntington’s disease (Sheth). The most common is adult-onset Huntington’s disease, with persons usually developing symptoms in their middle 30s and 40s (Sheth). There is an early onset form of Huntington’s disease, beginning in childhood or adolescence, and makes up a small percentage of the Huntington’s population (Sheth). Huntington’s disease is a genetic disorder with a short history, a plethora of symptoms, and devastating consequences, with no current cure in sight....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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A Healthy Lifestyle Might Help Combat Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative condition affecting the cortex and hippocampus. It is the most common form of dementia affecting 496,000 people in the UK (Judd, n.d.). With an ageing population healthy lifestyle changes could help alleviate the economic strain of this pandemic. The Mediterranean lifestyle is widely considered healthy, but could the answer to AD lie in sunflower seeds and wine. Wine & Resveratrol Epidemiological studies have correlated moderate wine consumption with a decreased incidence of cardiovascular pathology, an effect known as the ‘French Paradox’ (Anekonda, 2006; Villaflores et al., 2012)....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Exploring Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) - Foot and Mouth Disease Synonym : Aphthous fever,Aftosa,Enzootic apthiae Importance Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease that primarily affects cloven-hooved livestock and wildlife. Although adult animals generally recover, the morbidity rate is very high in naïve populations, and significant pain and distress occur in some species. Sequelae may include decreased milk yield, permanent hoof damage and chronic mastitis. High mortality rates can be seen in young animals....   [tags: highly contagious viral disease] 819 words
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The Role of Polyglutamine Expansions in Huntington’s Disease - Huntington’s disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative dominant disorder caused by the expansions of polyglutamine in the gene encoding for Huntington’s protein. It is a developmental autosomal brain disorder that affects muscle coordination, emotional and personality problems. As well as subcortical dementia, further leading to cognitive decline this is all related with selective neuronal cell death mainly associated in the striatum and cortex (Scherzinger et al., 1997). HD causes emotional problems, uncontrolled movements and the loss of thinking ability....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Alzheimer's Disease and Research: Ethical Concerns - Can patients with Alzheimer’s disease participate in clinical research. Theoretically, two radically opposite views regarding this issue can be posited. The first one, which is rather “conservative” could, in principle, argue that because of pervasive cognitive impairments AD patients are vulnerable and not capable of giving informed consent with a similar degree of responsibility as that of healthy individuals. When a surrogate’s decision is required for participation in research, this decision can never be equivalent with the actual patient’s decision, since no one can know exactly what the patient desires....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays] 1891 words
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The Nervous System and Alzheimer’s Disease - The Nervous System is one of the most important and complex system in the human body, because it works as the main control center. It regulates the sensory, integrative and motor function of the body. Everything we do, feel or think is directly linked to the Nervous System. An error in any of these functions could bring negatives consequences such as degenerative diseases later in life. The Nervous System can be divided into two different categories, the central nervous system (CNS), and the peripheral nervous system (PNS)....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Acute Management of Crohn’s Disease - Introduction “Crohn’s Disease is one of the five most prevalent gastrointestinal disease burdens in the United States, with an overall health care cost of more than $1.7 billion” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). Patients frequently experience complications and require treatment, at an alarming rate of “700,000 physician visits, 100,000 hospitalizations each year” (CDC, 2014). Acute complications associated with Crohn’s disease are flare ups that are recurrences of general CD symptoms such as, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, abdominal cramps, fever and fatigue (Ignatavicius, D.D....   [tags: Prevalent Gastrointestinal Disease, US]
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes and Treatments - Dementia is a neurological disorder where those affected suffer from a loss of cognitive ability. It is most common in older generations; however, it can occur before the age of 65 in what is known as early onset dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. About 15.9 million Americans suffer from the disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. While other leading causes of death can be prevented through medications and altering daily routines, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Is Pre-Alzheimer's Disease Testing Effective? - Alzheimer’s disease is an unpreventable, untreatable disorder which leads to the lowest form of quality of life. This disease causes lacking cognitive abilities in the area of remembrance, reason, and recognition of familiar places and faces; is predicted to affect 16 million people in the United States by 2050 unless a viable treatment or cure is found. Because this disease affects the fastest-growing age group, current clinical trials are striving to find effective pre-Alzheimer’s Disease tests....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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A Drifing Mind: Alzheimer´s Disease - ... The elderly may not be able to do much for the community but this does not mean that the elderly are not important to society. I think that the elderly still have a lot to contribute to everything that is going on around them. This article particularly talks about how there units are set up for patients who have Alzheimer’s. This is done so that the elderly can be taken care of even when everything with their health is not the best. The theories that I think that applies to this the best are the Life satisfaction....   [tags: stage, family, disease, deal] 618 words
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Sickle-Cell Anemia: A Life-Threatening Disease - “About one in 12 African Americans, a much larger proportion than in most populations, is heterozygous for Sickle-Cell Anemia” (Biggs 323). This is an extraordinarily large number of African Americans. Especially considering the fact that Sickle-Cell Anemia is a co dominant disorder (Biggs 324). People who have come from or live in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea can have the disease as well. This disease affects a huge population that is increasing everyday. That is why it is important to know how Sickle-Cell Anemia is genetically inherited, what its symptoms are, and how it can be treated....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Understanding Mitochondrial Disease - Some symptoms of mitochondrial diseases are subtle while others are lifelong and easily noticable. Mitochondrial disease can either be adult-onset or child-onset; usually childhood mitochondrial disease is more astringent “and includes progressive neurological, cardiac, and liver dysfunction.” An expansive array of symptoms may be apparent in childhood mitochondrial disease, “including lethargy, hypotonia, failure to thrive, seizures, cardiomyopathy, deafness, blindness, movement disorder, and lactic acidosis.” On the other hand, most patients with mitochondrial disease do not display very discernible symptoms....   [tags: Mitochondrial Disease Essays]
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Chronic Wasting Disease - Chronic Wasting Disease is a highly transmissible, deadly neurodegenerative disease that affects cervids in North America (Belay et al., 2004; Saunders et al., 2012). There are only four types of cervid that are known to get this disease which include elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and moose (Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance). It has been classified has a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), otherwise known as a prion disease (Belay et al., 2004). A prion is an irregular, pathogenic agent that causes abnormal folding of specific proteins called prion proteins....   [tags: neurodegenerative disease, human health] 1491 words
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