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Origin and Evolution of the AIDS Virus - ... The primary symptom of AIDS in humans is a reduction in the number of T-cells, which then reduces the host’s defenses against secondary infections (Sharp& Hahn 2490). The same results are seen in SIV in chimpanzees and apes. Over many decades of observation, scientists have discovered that the death rate for chimpanzees who are infected with SIV is ten times that of an otherwise healthy chimp. It has also been recorded that fertility rates are significantly reduced in SIV-positive females, both in terms of their birth rate and the survival of their offspring (Sharp& Hahn 2490)....   [tags: cell, HIV, immune system, HIV-1, health, treatment]
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ACA and HIV/AIDS - ... So for now the person that has the virus is just supposed to take on a program that may or may not help them in the future. No one knows for sure if they are going to be able to see their own doctor, stay on the medications that they currently take. If there will be a hospital that will see them since they are on the new Medicaid system through the ACA. That seems like a scary thought. If something does happen where are they supposed to go for treatment. How are they supposed to pay for their medications....   [tags: Medical Care, Housing Patients]
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HIV/AIDS and Group Therapy - History of HIV/AIDS The first main cases started coming up around the early 1980s from those of homosexual males in New York and California. At the time, AIDS did not even have a name in the United States until later on after the cases were connected. The origin of HIV is believed to be a descendant of a similar disease that affected primates, or Simian Immunodeficiency Virus. This was discovered from a group of researchers at the University of Alabama in 1999 through a ten-year study of the virus....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Fighting the AIDS Prejudice - Nkosi Johnson was South Africa’s longest surviving kid born with HIV positive. If Gail wasn’t his foster mother then he couldn’t become an icon of aspiration and courage. He always thankful and seek for a better way to live his life. Furthermore, Gail stood behind and supported him to go front of people. They were reliant on each other. They loved each other so much. If there was no faith among them, then their great accomplishments would never happen. In South Africa, Gail was white women who have been against the obnoxious system called apartheid system, which separated people by their races....   [tags: Disease] 638 words
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Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS - ... According to the UMoH, rapid tests used during HCT sessions are designed to detect the presence of antibodies which are present after 12 weeks of infection with HIV. This means that the person will test positive only after developing antibodies to HIV (2005). The diagram below describes how the rapid tests are conducted and the different result presentations. 3.1.4 Interpreting the HIV test results According to the diagrammatic description in figure 1, a negative reading occurs when a single line cuts across the letter ‘C’ this represents ‘Control’ with no line present at the patient’s result patch....   [tags: Medical Procedure, Health Care Logistics]
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The Influenza and Pneumonia Epidemic of 1918-1919 - The Influenza and Pneumonia Epidemic of 1918-1919 In the ten months between September 1918 and June 1919, 675,000 Americans died of influenza and pneumonia. When compared to the number of Americans killed in combat in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam combined- 423,000- it becomes apparent that the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 was far more deadly than the war which it accompanied. (Crosby, 206-207) The United States and the rest of the world had been exposed to such epidemics in the past, but never at such a severe cost in human life....   [tags: American America History]
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic - Spanish Influenza Epidemic There is a sudden outbreak of the Spanish influenza here in the States. This sudden outbreak is said to be caused by vaccinations given to the soldiers over in Europe. In fact there is newly released fact that an estimated amount of 43,000 American soldiers over in Europe. This flu started in Spain, then spread like wild fire across Europe, the Mideast, and Asia.      There are many symptoms to the Spanish influenza, it starts with a cough. Then the victim gets increasing pain behind the ears and eyes....   [tags: essays research papers] 399 words
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Epidemic Outbreaks in Africa - Epidemic Outbreaks in Africa One of the most devastating and frightening diseases to encroach on unsuspecting African communities is the deadly Ebola virus. This virus was believed to have first reared its ugly head in the mid 1970s with outbreaks in both the Sudan and Zaire. These epidemics resulted in more than 600 cases of people infected, and had alarming case fatality rates as high as 90 percent.1 Such profound numbers drove fear and panic into the hearts of the local population, with people confused and frightened about losing the entire members of their family....   [tags: Health Medical Disease History Essays]
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The Flu Epidemic F 1918 - Walking down any given street in the year 1918 between the months of June and December, one would take notice of coffins lining the sidewalks. Nobody was on the streets, and dead bodies were stuffed into every available space. The Flu Epidemic of 1918 not only was the most devastating event of the twentieth century, but propelled the United States to search for a vaccine that has not yet been found, causing concern that the flu will strike again. Influenza has been around almost as long as people have walked the earth....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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War and Influenza Epidemic - A View from the Chelsea Naval Hospital BOSTON, September 12, 1918 Dear Journal, The Great War rages on. An influenza epidemic claims the lives of several Americans. But, the Boston Red Sox have done it again. Last night, in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park (thanks to Carl Mays' three-hitter), the Boston Red Sox won their fifth World Series championship--amid death and disease, a reason to live ... Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox. If I die today, at least I lived to see the Sox win the championship....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]
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Experiencing The Polio Epidemic - Experiencing The Polio Epidemic It was in the middle of September; the height of summer and the temperature was somewhere in the high eighties, and under normal circumstances there would be a long line of people, especially kids waiting to dive into the huge indoor pool at the Mission Beach Plunge. However, these were not ordinary times, the only people anywhere near the pool were there to forlornly gaze at the crystal clear water and wonder what deadly monster might be lurking in its depth. It was in the middle of the summer of 1952, and it was in the middle of the polio epidemic that would strike more than 60,000 people and kill more than 3,000 of them in the United States alone.1 As a young boy I did not know what caused the paralyzing epidemic, in fact I am sure the adults did not know the cause either....   [tags: Disease History Historical Essays] 1062 words
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Rates of Epidemic Infection Drops - Rates of Epidemic Infection Drops Breaking news today as the New York Times reports a drop in the rate of infection of what is now being called Spanish Influenza. More than 900 fewer cases in the past 24 hrs were reported by the New York Times today, with a total decrease in 91 deaths. This 20 percent drop resulted in only 3,362 reported cases of influenza as of October 21. As New Yorkers breathe a quick sigh of relief, the rest of the nation shudders on what has become an epidemic spread of the grippe, normally common this time of year but never before so deadly....   [tags: Spanish Influenza Journalism Media Essays] 789 words
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A Developing Epidemic in Argentina - A Developing Epidemic in Argentina BUENOS AIRES, Argentina--December is one of the loveliest times of year in the southern hemisphere of South America. On a typical summer day on a warm, Sunday afternoon, residents of Buenos Aires enjoy a relaxing jaunt along the Avenida de Mayo where one can browse the numerous shops of rare antiquities or simply retire to drinking tea in front of one of the many cafes along the avenue. Families with boisterous children picnic within the many public parks and gardens and bask in the warm sun....   [tags: Buenos Aires Journalism Influenza Health Essays] 793 words
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Hepatitis C : The Silent Epidemic - Hepatitis C : The Silent Epidemic Introduction      Did you know that over two hundred million people are infected with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Unfortunately it is true, and twenty five thousand more are infected each year. Out of these victims, three are acquaintances of mine. They are why I chose to research this Silent Epidemic. In this paper you will not only learn about the virus itself, but also ways to recognize and prevent it. The goal of this is to prevent the further spread of this disease, and furthermore to make you aware of your options if infected....   [tags: Health Medical Medicine Essays ] 1635 words
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The Obesity Epidemic in America - Imagine a world where a school aged child can step out of their school and walk into a McDonalds. A world where soda companies make millions of dollars a year by placing soda machines in schools. A world where 30.5 percent of adults are considered obese. A world where obesity is killing more people than smoking. What if I told you this world is not in your imagination but is the world we live in today. Where would you turn to seek help for this epidemic. Some say the government should take charge of the situation like in the cases of seatbelt and smoking laws....   [tags: Obesity in the United States]
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Childhood Obesity is an Epidemic - Today, approximately 25 percent of children and teenagers are obese and the number is on the rise. Since the 1960’s childhood obesity has increased by 54 percent in children ages six to eleven. In children twelve to seventeen it has increased by 39 percent. (Silberstein, 1) Childhood obesity is so prevalent among these age groups that it has reached epidemic proportions. One cause of childhood obesity is genetics. Children who have parents or siblings who are overweight have an increased risk of becoming obese themselves....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Credit Card Epidemic - The silent epidemic sweeping the nation today is credit card abuse. As prices of goods increase faster than average wages, American families slide deeper into debt. In the meantime, the banks are flourishing from their desire to buy now and pay later. It is amazing how a small piece of plastic can be so dangerous. Society today almost requires people to carry credit cards. In my opinion, credit cards are one of America’s family’s most underrated problems.      One could assume the banks encourage spending on impulse in order to secure their future....   [tags: Credit Card Abuse Debt] 612 words
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The Obesity Epidemic in America - An obesity epidemic is sweeping the country and the numbers are astronomical. Approximately 31% of all adults and 15% of children, ages 6-19 are obese. Obesity is also severe in a variety of ethnic groups. For example, 50% of non-Hispanic black women are obese. Many researchers believe that the trend in obesity has a lot to do with cultural, economic, and environmental factors. Simply stated I think it can be attributed to genetics, portion size as well as food available and cost, and laziness....   [tags: Overweight Obese Health Fat Essays] 513 words
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Ethics and the Current Cheating Epidemic - Ethics and the Current Cheating Epidemic There is an epidemic of cheating in American universities. Students are finding easier and more efficient ways to cheat. Morals and morality are changing. Students, members of the younger generation, and teachers, members of the older generation, differ on what is cheating. Morality even differs amongst students. Some students still adhere to the traditional sense of morality, and find what other students do an abhorration of morality. This essay is a mostly a pathos and ethos argument that attempts to appeal to the reader’s sense of right and wrong by using so-called “authorities.” The first section is filled with pathos arguments designed to make the reader believe that the majority of college students are cheaters....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 781 words
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The Obesity Epidemic in America - In this research paper we will be looking at the topic of obesity and the social ramifications that it holds. We will first look at obesity in a broad way. Then we will focus on obesity and its effects on children. And finally, obesity and adulthood will be covered. The topic of obesity is important to the field of sociology because obese people make up a significant portion of the world’s population. In addition, the manner in which obese people are treated has a significant effect on society as a whole....   [tags: Obesity in the United States] 3912 words
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Animal Abuse: The Quiet Epidemic - The Quiet Epidemic Animal abuse is a quiet epidemic that is spreading throughout the world. The amount of animal abuse is growing and we must do something to stop it. Animal abuse is not putting a choke collar on a dog to keep it from biting an individual; it is not killing an animal for food. Animal abuse is the knowing or intentional "(1) tortures or serious overworks [of] an animal"; the "(2) failing unreasonably to provide necessary food, care, or shelter for an animal in his custody; kills, injures, or administers poison to an animal; [or] (6) causes one animal to fight with another" (Title 3)....   [tags: Sociology] 821 words
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The Grade Inflation Epidemic - The Grade Inflation Epidemic       It's June, and another graduating class is hoping, among other things, to achieve high grades. Of course, "high" is a subjective target. Originally a "C" meant average; today however, the expectations and pressures to give and receive "A's" and "B's" takes its toll on teachers and students alike. This nullifies the value of the traditional grading scale and creates a host of entirely new problems. The widespread occurrence of grade inflation seriously affects the credibility of secondary and post-secondary education in America....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Epidemic of Steroid Abuse in America - The Epidemic of Steroid Abuse in America We as a people are preoccupied with the notion of greatness. Our role models are athletes, actors and actresses, and other figures in the public eye. Many of us often desire to be better off than our current state; to look better, to be in better shape, etc… We compete with each other for jobs, for mates, for grades, for parking spots, and in sporting activities. This competitive nature is a way of life, especially in sporting activities, often learned as a child and built upon throughout adulthood....   [tags: Athletic Athletes Sports Juice]
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Anorexia and Bulimia - A Growing Epidemic - Bulimia and anorexia is a growing epidemic in America. Bulimia and Anorexia can start at any age, but is most common between the ages of 11-17 years old. Of all the individuals that experience this illness only 50% of all of them are ever cured, and another 6% that suffer from this horrible illness will experience death. This illness has become very deadly to our young adults. Bulimia and anorexia can cause a distorted image in a persons mind because they truly believe they are overweight. In their minds they are beyond doubt obese....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia] 1082 words
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Childhood Obesity Epidemic - ‘’We don’t have these children 24 hours a day, they go home, they go out with friends, they are off all summer and everything about the world … conspires to undo even the best things that happen in schools.’’ - - Belkin, 2006 Abstract This paper describes the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic and the school intervention movement to develop healthy lifestyles and reduce obesity. It discusses the extent to which schools can reduce childhood obesity and the need for involvement of other groups in order to increase the impact that schools can have....   [tags: Obesity in Children 2014]
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Computer Hacking Epidemic - Computer hackers could arguably be the next epidemic in America and as the world becomes more and more reliant on computers the computer hacking industry is greatly rising to dangerous levels. With such hackers as Kevin Mitnick, who is known as a computer terrorist, computerized information isn't safe any more. Kevin is known as the most high-profiled computer criminal and responsible for reaping the most havoc in the computer world today. He considered this an easy and fun task. He finally got caught and was thrown into prison, but once he got out nothing changed....   [tags: Technology Computer Hackers] 1383 words
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The American Obesity Epidemic - “More die in the United States of too much food than of too little” ― John Kenneth Galbraith Why are Americans getting bigger by the day. And what's so bad about that anyway. Studies have shown that there are many negative effects associated with obesity. Obesity has been accused of contributing to many long-term conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, diabetes and cancer (Pennybacker 15). Along with the fact that obesity is the most common form of malnutrition in the Western world, it also affects sixty-four percent of Americans (Pennybacker 15; Brownell 1)....   [tags: Obesity and Fast Food]
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Obesity Among African Americans - Fried chicken, mash potatoes and collard greens mixed with fatback meat was my family’s favorite Sunday meal. Soul food, as it has been called, is valued by many African American families. Given the worldwide obesity epidemic that appears to be affecting most ethnic groups, there is an appreciation that the causes of obesity among African American families and others must lie in the fundamental aspects of the food supply (Capers, C et al. 2011). In my opinion, African Americans in the United Sates are more likely to be obese because there is a large number of low-income families’ and many are uninsured....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic]
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The Bubonic Plague - The Bubonic Plague Introduction Plague, was a term that was applied in the Middle Ages to all fatal epidemic diseases, but now it is only applied to an acute, infectious, contagious disease of rodents and humans, caused by a short, thin, gram-negative bacillus. In humans, plague occurs in three forms: bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, and septicemic plague. The best known form is the bubonic plague and it is named after buboes, or enlarged, inflamed lymph nodes, which are characteristics of the plague in the groin or neck or armpit....   [tags: Disease, Epidemic] 1450 words
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Obesity and Fast Food - Many people in the United States believe that if it weren’t for fast food restaurants, they would not be overweight. People have even sued McDonald’s for their weight problem. While fast food may be one of the contributors to the obesity epidemic, it surely doesn’t stand alone. There are many more reasons why people living in the United States are overweight. Some of these reasons include problems within the school systems, peer pressure, education, and even just where a person lives. It’s clear fast food restaurants are part of the problem; look around and you see that they are everywhere....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic] 1333 words
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The NEH Must Take Action to Reduce Obesity - In recent years, portion sizes have continued to increase, and over 190 million citizens are obese. According to the CDC, in the Appalachian region of the United States more than 81 percent of people suffer from obesity related health problems. These statistics are shocking. At some point the government and the NEH has to step in and do something for the sake and health of citizens, specifically children. “Many researchers have theorized that media use by children, excessive snacking during media use, food-marketing practices in food advertisements, cross promotions, food away from home, supersizing and increased portion sizes can all contribute to childhood obesity” (Kavas)....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic]
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Childhood Obesity: A Public Health Issue - Obesity rates in the United States are alarming, with more than one-third of U.S. adults and 17% of children qualifying as obese with a Body Mass Index greater than 30.0 (Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2011). Even more frightening is the growth rate of this crippling health epidemic; between 1980 and 2008, obesity has doubled for adults and tripled for children (CDC, 2011). The physical consequences of rising obesity rates in our country include an abundance of physical ailments including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, elevated cholesterol, and even some cancers....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic]
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The Obesity Epidemic: Constructed for the Benefit of the Medical Industry - ... It has been framed as a medical health risk, a public health crisis and also as a disease. A person’s body weight is an individual biological fact about that person. There is a ratio between a person’s calorific intake and their calorific expenditure. Calorific intake is what a person consumes through food and drink. Calorific expenditure is in the form of activity and exercise. Weight loss or weight gain is usually as a result of either of these exceeding the other. Excessive calorific intake without the equivalent calorific expenditure may result in a person storing excess fat....   [tags: health, food, underweight]
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An Observation of the Crack Cocaine Epidemic of the Mid 1980s - “Just Say No!” A statement that takes us deep into yet another decade in the history of the United States which was excited by controversies, social issues, and drug abuse. The topic of this statement is fueled by the growing abuse of cocaine in the mid 1980s. I shall discuss the effects of the crack cocaine epidemic of the mid 1980s from a cultural and social stand point because on that decade this country moved to the rhythms and the pace of this uncanny drug. Cocaine took its told on American society by in the 1980s; it ravaged with every social group, race, class, etc....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Combating Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic in America - In order to combat the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in America, a series of subsidies and social programs promoting and mandating nutrition and exercise for weight loss should be created with the trillion dollar budget. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in America is rising and has doubled over the last 30 years to 23 million (Campbell). Currently, it costs the nation about $90 billion a year to treat the complications of type 2 diabetes (Hoerger). Added with the co-morbidities of type 2 diabetes, namely cardiovascular disease, obesity, and kidney failure, it becomes apparent that drastic measures are needed....   [tags: Health]
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We Must Solve the Obesity Epidemic in America - ... If people are given an ultimatum between having health insurance with required health classes or no insurance at all they’d be wise to choose option one. The first step in winning the fight against obesity begins with what is taught in the classroom whether that person takes college or not. Looking for advice on living a healthier life, don’t expect any guidance from advertisements. There isn’t going to be much help there, most products advertised are fatty processed foods. Bittman states, “The fast-food industry alone spent more than $4 billion on marketing in 2009; the Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is asking for a third of that in 2012: $13 million (20).” It’s going to be up to the people to make their own decision on living a healthy....   [tags: health, obesity, unhealthy]
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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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The Obesity Epidemic: Fast-food Companies Are to Blame - Obesity has become an epidemic in today’s society. Today around 50% of America is now considered to be over weight. Fast-food consumption has been a major contributor to the debate of the twenty-first century. Chapter thirteen, titled “Is Fast-Food the New Tobacco,” in the They Say I Say book, consists of authors discussing the debate of fast-food’s link to obesity. Authors debate the government’s effects on the fast-food industry, along with whether or not the fast-food industry is to blame for the rise in obesity throughout America....   [tags: Obesity in America]
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How to Solve the Bullying Epidemic in Hamilton County - ... Social problems very commonly develop from being a victim of a harassment situation. According to recent studies, as a result of bullying, children tend to develop at a much slower rate than normal. Some of the problems that present themselves are “acting younger that one’s age, being overly dependent on adults, and behaving socially immature.” (Sansone, Randy Sansone, Lori) Socially immaturity in adolescents is definitely a problem for the education system. With the rapid influx of bullying victims, there will be a considerably larger amount of these unfortunate social tendencies....   [tags: Verbel, Physical, Technological]
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We Must Stop Oklahoma’s Obesity Epidemic - ... While cardiovascular disease and diabetes are the main health conditions associated with obesity, it can also cause certain types of cancer, high blood pressure and cholesterol, depression, ect. Many limitations come with being obese. You cannot do what most “fit” people can. The average BMI for men and women in the U.S stands at 28.7 percent. The BMI of 25 or greater is considered overweight; 30 or greater means the person is obese. Being overweight or obese is no joke. “Surgeon General and the Journalist of the American Medical Association reported that poor diet and physical inactivity could soon overtake tobacco as the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S....   [tags: health, human body, eating habits]
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Same Sex Domestic Violence Epidemic by Maya Shwadyer - ... Often times this is through countless interactions and conflicts between the two. Abusers can even have a past of family or friends that leads up to relationship violence, and sometimes they are found to be victims themselves. By acknowledging and understanding the causes and effects of relationship violence; we can diminish the act before something traumatic happens. Some possible effects of relationship violence can be seen while others like emotional or cognitive abuse cannot. Relationship violence can affect the way you think, feel, and behave....   [tags: relationship violence, homosexual, bisexual]
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Aids To The Growth of Christianity in The Roman Empire - Aids to the Growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire In the Roman Civilization where the prevalent worship of Roman gods were impersonal and did not provide a moral base or a message of hope, in the fourth century Christianity was formed, born as a movement within Judaism. Christianity emphasized the personal relationship between God and people, slowly spread through the Roman Empire until ultimately dominating the western culture. Three of the several factors that aided to the growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire were: the central beliefs and value of Christianity, prominent figures, and Christianity appeal to women....   [tags: Christianity]
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Discrimintation Of Aids Patients - AIDS, or the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome has been one of the most threatening diseases of the 20th century. Ever since it has been discovered in 1981, it has been constantly infecting men, women, adults, newly born children, homosexuals and heterosexuals. In definition AIDS is an extremely serious disorder that results from severe damage to the body’s defense against disease. Even though AIDS was born in an era of sophisticated medical and surgical developments, it still remains incurable....   [tags: essays research papers] 1553 words
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AIDS Resistance Genes - The What AIDS researchers have recently uncovered a genetic trait that may provide protection against HIV-1. A "defect" that could account for unexplained cases of individuals that seem to have an immunity or protection against HIV-1. They are calling the trait an "AIDS Resistance Gene". What is an AIDS-Resitance Gene. This is just one of the questions our group inquired about when we began our investigations into the latest of AIDS research. AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, AIDS, is a serious disease that becomes more and more common in our nation and around the world....   [tags: Biology] 3744 words
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Diabetes an Epidemic in the African American Community - Diabetes an Epidemic in the African American Community "The facts are clear: The diabetes epidemic sweeping the U.S. is hitting the African American community particularly hard, according to doctors." (2) Diabetes is defined as, "A disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (blood sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy." (1) There are two types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, which usually begins during childhood or adolescence, "Is a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by total lack of insulin....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Aids- Sleep With The Angels - For my choice book, I chose to read &#8220;Sleep With the Angels';. This was a book that dealt with a mother who was HIV positive. Her name was Mary Fischer. I found this to be very inspirational, in many senses. I did however find the book to be somewhat monotonous, as the entire book was centered on Mary and all of her public speeches that she gave, and where she gave them. I personally, would much rather had the book been about her life, her children, how she contracted the disease and dealt with the daily tasks that come along with being a positive HIV mother....   [tags: essays research papers] 1445 words
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Problems And Preventions Of Ebola And AIDS - Viruses have become of great concern all across the world in the last few decades. The most common and the most talked about killer virus is AIDS, a virus that starts out as HIV and then proceeds to develop into a immune breaker that ultimately kills its human host. So far, there is no cure for AIDS, and most unfortunately the numbers of deaths from AIDS only continues to grow. However, another virus has gained much public and national attention. That virus is called Ebola. It is thought that Ebola's effect on humans is restricted to Zaire, Africa....   [tags: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever]
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Simple Solutions to the Obesity Epidemic in America - Obesity is becoming an epidemic in our society (Hill, Wyatt, Reed, & Peters, 2003; Kottke, Wu, & Hoffman, 2003). Prevalence of obesity is on the rise and deaths attributable to it are higher than ever. It is estimated by the NIDDK (2003) that 30.5% of adults in the United States are obese and if the rate of increase remains constant, 39% of adults will be obese by the year 2008 (Hill, et al. 2003). In a study conducted by Thorpe, et al. (2004) out of 2681 New York elementary school students 24% were obese, so there is a high prevalence in children as well....   [tags: Overweight Obese Research Papers]
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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic in the United States - There is an alarming rise in childhood obesity throughout the United States, making it an epidemic in our country. Obesity has become a threat to the health of many children. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.(Childhood Obesity Facts, 2015) What is Obesity....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Noise Reduction In Hearing Aids - Recently in a local hearing clinic, a client’s concerns were discussed. “I’m afraid I won’t like them. My brother in law bought two hearing aids, and he keeps them in a drawer in the kitchen.” While the number of people dissatisfied with their hearing aids hovers around 50%, the hearing aid industry is hard pressed to decrease the number of returns, and increase the average daily use of each aid. In order to accomplish this, hearing aid manufacturers must answer the most often heard complaint: “It doesn’t work well in noise.” Unfortunately, a hearing aid will never be able to accomplish the sifting and sorting that is carried out in the human brain....   [tags: essays research papers] 2408 words
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History of Hearing Aids - The story of the hearing aid depicts one of the most ridiculous timelines of technological advancements in all of history. Although we modernly think of a “hearing aid” as a small device which is inserted into the ear canal, the reality is that a hearing aid is “an apparatus that amplifies sound and compensates for impaired hearing.” Thus, I invite you to expand your mind, and draw your attention to the intriguing, and absolutely absurd, timeline of the hearing aid. The most common model of the ancestral hearing aid is that of the simple ear trumpet....   [tags: Sound Deaf] 572 words
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The Bite that Changed America - The Bite that Changed America Man can capture an elephant, train a lion, and totally obliterate a species from this earth. If man can do all that surely he will have dominion over something as small and meek as a mosquito. The Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 proved this notion to be false as this disease, transmitted solely by the bite of a female mosquito, wiped out one tenth of Philadelphia’s population in four months. Some make the mistake of seeing this as an isolated event but this epidemic was as far-reaching as the disease itself since it forever changed America’s Government, public health system and African American community....   [tags: Health, The Yelow Fever Epidemic] 1983 words
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The Link between HIV and the Development of AIDS - The Link between HIV and the Development of AIDS The breakout of the AIDS pandemic during the early eighties is considered one of the biggest challenges in modern medicine. Twenty years after the first AIDS cases were recorded, we are far from developing a cure for this devastating pandemic. Although our knowledge of this condition remains limited, the vast majority of scientists now agree that the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the predominant cause of AIDS, and the notion that HIV equals AIDS is widely regarded as a fact by the general public....   [tags: Public Health]
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Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Obesity - ... In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy declaration on the prevention of pediatric overweight and obesity. This report endorsed health guidance and support to prevent obesity in children. The AAP states that pediatricians have a duty to become skillful at identifying children at risk for obesity, compute and calculate BMI at each appointment, use change in BMI to pinpoint excessive weight gain, and observe for comorbidities associated with obesity. The policy statement also urges pediatricians to become advocates for the deterrence of obesity by identifying and targeting prominent people for education on obesity and by focusing funding toward the prevention of obesity in children (Miller et al., 2004) “There are many reasons for childhood obesity; one of which is poverty....   [tags: Nationwide Epidemic, Physical Health]
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The Connection Between AIDS and Homosexuality in Literature -       Disease permeates itself through all walks of life.  No one is unaffected by disease and the destruction it brings.  Families destroyed, communities torn apart, and societies in despair.  AIDS has taken its toll on the present society, and everyone is affected.  Much of the literature written on AIDS has tried to capture the disease and give it some form of meaning.  Where it comes from, how one contracts it, and the lifestyle of an AIDS victim many times is addressed in various novels and books.   Many of the authors that write on AIDS write with homosexual themes.  Homosexuality is prevalent in many books about AIDS and the question is why?  According to Les Wright many books with gay characters are written to counteract many of the assumptions made about AIDS and homosexuality.  The gay community is under attack, being invaded by both HIV virus and by the pathognomic counter-contagion of the social diseases of prejudice and hatred....   [tags: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues]
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Relationship Between Poverty and Obesity - Does low socioeconomic status bear a significant role in the obesity epidemic. A national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) estimated that more than two-thirds of Americans are now overweight or obese (body mass index of over 30), and the percentage is escalating. The Census Bureau (2011) reported 46.2 million people in America are currently living beneath the official poverty line. The official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent; up from 14.3 percent in 2009; this was the third consecutive annual increase in the poverty rate (Census Bureau, 2011)....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]
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HIV / AIDS among Kenyan Youth - Sex, HIV/AIDS and Silence; Kenyan Youth In 2001, Sub-Saharan Africa recorded the highest number of deaths from HIV/AIDS, with 29.4 million people living with AIDS; 10 million young people and 3 million children. Among these, 12.2 million were women and 10.1 million men. In 2002, 3.5 million new infections were reported. From this backdrop, Kenyans were interviewed on their perceptions of sex and condom use within heterosexual relationships revealing that denial and silence played a major role in the escalation of the pandemic while gender differences, culture and power were perceived as negatively impacting negotiation of sex and condom use within Kenyan communities....   [tags: HIV in Africa]
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The Way the Learning of Science Aids in the Structure of Society - C.W Lewis, a novelist, once said that, "Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." . Edmund Burke once said that,” Society is indeed a contract. ... It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection.” .These two quotes outline what I have learned about individuals and society through the study of science and literature....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Should Marijuana be Legalized for AIDS Use? - Should Marijuana be Legalized for AIDS Use. Fifteen years ago the word AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) was barely used in the United States. Today, it's on the cover of every newspaper, and parents and kids discuss it regularly in the household. It is no longer considered someone else's problem; it is now everyone's problem. Not a day goes by that a person doesn't worry about AIDS. The fear of AIDS is heightened only by the fact that there is no cure. People with AIDS must live with the fact that they are eventually going to die....   [tags: social issues] 533 words
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Negative Effects of Vaccinations - ... According to Michael Smith, MD and Charles Woods, MD of the University of Louisville School of Medicine they did not find the adverse pincushion effect to be true. “Timely vaccination during infancy has no adverse effects on neuropsychological outcomes 7 to 10 years later. This data may reassure parents who are concerned that children receive too many vaccines too soon.” The CDC states that “an infant’s immune system is more than ready to respond to the very small number of weakened and killed infectious agents in vaccines....   [tags: epidemic, polio, children, pediatrician]
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Homelessness - ... Though most homeless are often “single males, mentally ill or suffering from some form of substance abuse,” the homeless population also consists of “women with children, two-parent families, and employed people” presently (Rosenthal 597). Additionally, “atypical ‘slices’ of the whole” are overrepresented such as veterans, mentally ill, and Blacks and minorities. (Lee). Essentially, the prevailing public attitudes have been constructed by negative stereotypes which are detrimental to the survival of the homeless....   [tags: National Epidemic, Negative Stereotypes]
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Adult Obesity in America - Obesity is an epidemic and affects millions of people of the nation of the United States every day. This health problem affects everybody not only adults .Obesity has increased in the past decade, particularly people with this problem eat a lot and use poorly devise diets. What causes obesity. What are some of the solutions for this problem. What do you say about a person with a BMI greater than 40%. And they knew that there are explanations for their obesity. How can a person or a whole family lives obese all their life without doing anything for them....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic] 481 words
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Robert Gallo and the Role of HIV in AIDS - Robert Gallo and the Role of HIV in AIDS Introduction In 1982, Robert Gallo from the National Cancer Institute in the USA, put forward the hypothesis that the cause of AIDS is a retrovirus. One year later, Myron Essex and his colleagues (1) found that AIDS patients had antibodies to the Human T-cell Leukemia virus Type-1 (HTLV-I), a virus discovered by Gallo a few years earlier. At the same time, Gallo and his colleagues (2) reported the isolation of HTLV-I from AIDS patients and advocated a role for this retrovirus in the pathogenesis of AIDS....   [tags: Papers] 4624 words
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Rural HIV/AIDS in Southeast Ohio - Rural HIV/AIDS in Southeast Ohio History Of all the known cases of HIV / AIDS in the United States "…5.5 percent were reported from nonmetropolitan statistical areas (non-MSAs). The Office of Management and Budget defines a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) as a county or group of counties that includes a city of 50,000 residents or an urbanized area with at least 50,000. Nonmetropolitan counties are all remaining counties (Gwinn & Wortley, 1996). "…6 percent of the female AIDS cases reported to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) during 1994 were residing in non-MSAs at the time of AIDS diagnosis (CDC, 1996)....   [tags: Case Management]
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The Effects Of Aids On South African Sport - Mr President, Mrs Hummel, Mrs Green, Ladies and Gentlemen By 2010 one in every two 15 year old South Africans will be HIV positive… An alarming fact, which will have devastating impacts on all aspects of South African life. The statistics for HIV in SA, no matter how they are presented are frightening. Currently in SA 4,2 Million people are HIV positive, that is a tenth of our population, more than any other country in the world. As AIDS is a very contentious issue at the moment in our country....   [tags: essays research papers] 892 words
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New York Better Protected From Influenza Epidemic - New York Better Protected From Influenza Epidemic NEW YORK--These past few warring years have left the nations of the world in various stages of devastation and destruction, and the world population has been decimated by battles and disease. Here, in New York, we definitely see the outcomes of the war on the economy and industry, and unfortunately, the citizens of New York are also not safe from the deadly Spanish influenza epidemic that has been sweeping the globe. Even though the New York Times reported on August 15, 1918, that there is "no quarantine here against influenza," that was an overly optimistic report....   [tags: Journalism History Media Essays] 820 words
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Obesity in America - Obesity in the United States continues growing alarmingly. Approximately 66 % of adults and 33 % of children and teenagers in the US are overweight. Obesity is the result of fat accumulated over time due to the lack of a balanced diet and exercise. An adult with a BMI (body mass index) higher than thirty percent is considered obese (Whitney & Rolfes, 2011, pg. 271). Causes of Obesity According to the USDA, at the start of century 21st American people have increased their daily caloric intake by consuming five hundred calories more than in 1970....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic ]
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