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An Observation of the Crack Cocaine Epidemic of the Mid 1980s - ... In effect, the growing use of cocaine in the US brought fort new types of profit and purpose for the drug trafficking industry; thus the emergence of crack cocaine on American soil, especially through the explosion in LA. This was due to a link between these areas drug dealers and the Fuerza Democratica Nicaraguense (FDA), know as the Contras here in the US (Webb “Dark Alliance; the Shadowy…”). The Contras imported the cocaine through one man, Oscar Danilo Blandon (Webb “Dark Alliance; the Shadowy…”)....   [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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The Obesity Epidemic: Fast-food Companies Are to Blame - ... Schlosser argues that these fatty foods are becoming more rampant to the youth of America. As for Zinczenko, he mentions the amount of places to get fast food from when driving down the street. Both authors firmly believe that availability has a direct correlation with the rising obesity rates in America. Yves Engler and Eric Schlosser touched on advertising in the fast-food industry. Engler and Schlosser believe that the government should regulate advertising in order to dissuade the fast food companies from getting to children....   [tags: Obesity in America]
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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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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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Childhood Obesity Epidemic in the United States - The Historical Background of Obesity There is an alarming rise in childhood obesity throughout the United States, making it an epidemic in our country. Over the past thirty years obesity has continued to increase, and become a threat to the health of many children. Since the 1970s obesity has doubled in children from the ages of 2-5, and young adults between the ages of 12 and 19. The most significant increase is seen in children between the ages of 6-11 where the numbers have tripled; approximately 9 million children over the age of six are obese....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Aids To The Growth of Christianity in The Roman Empire - ... Paul's mission was based on Christ's resurrection which guaranteed everlasting life for Christian believers. “The resurrection of Jesus and its implications for believers, living their life now in Christ and hoping to be with Christ at the future resurrection and judgment, are major topics in Paul's theology and mission” (Cortes 334). Paul expressed his feelings, his hopes, his plans, and his problems in his letters, directed towards the churches he either founded or visited across the Roman Empire....   [tags: Christianity]
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Infectious Disease Epidemics - ... The Dynasty fell soon afterward and many would argue that the scourge of pestilence may have ushered it in. It should come as no surprise that epidemics can create social instability and undermine goals of the government. Historically epidemics have also been used as weapons against immigration and migrants. Both civilian and government officials suspected Russian Jews of carrying typhus and cholera during the late 19th century. This fear was capitalized upon as nativist Americans blamed the epidemics on the immoral behavior of immigrants....   [tags: Disease ]
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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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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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Is AIDS taking over the world? - Is AIDS taking over the world. A disease is an abnormality of an animal or plant, caused by a pathogenic organism. Therefore, disease resistance is the ability to withstand the attack of these pathogens and remain virtually unaffected. The disease may be infectious (communicable), caused by invading organisms that live parasitically on or within the body. The disease causing organisms include viruses, some bacteria and certain other organisms that may be passed from person to person – e.g. Plasmodium that causes malaria....   [tags: science]
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The Dangers Of Diet Aids - THE DANGERS OF DIET AIDS About a month ago, I stepped onto my bathroom scales. When I looked down at the numbers, my fears were confirmed: I had gained 5 pounds. Overcome with a desire to shed this unwanted extra weight, I decided to join millions of Americans just like me, and buy some sort of diet aid to help me along. I had no idea what to look for, what to avoid, and possible side effects, so I began to research the different types of diet aids, both chemical and herbal, and was hit with some very disturbing facts....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Affects of the AIDS Virus on the Family - Affects of the AIDS Virus on the Family Missing Works Cited Acquired Immune Deficiency better knows, as AIDS is a virus that is affecting families all over the Unites States today. In a statistical study done by the United States Department of Health and Human Services they reported that “633,000 people were diagnosed with AIDS in 1997 and 393,416 deaths from the virus were reported” (United States). Although AIDS is not a very highly contagious disease like chicken pox, measles, or the pink eye it affects a great number of people and their families in today’s society....   [tags: Papers, HIV] 1212 words
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Aids in the thrid world country - In 2004 circa 95 thousand people died in Latin America. Cause of death. In a world of today where there is an abundance of bloodshed and carnage, surprisingly violence is not the primary cause of death but AIDS is. Having taken health classes for over five years, HIV/AIDS and STD¡¯s were not new or surprising. I became apathetic and impassive to such related issues. It seemed like something distant and remote that would never happen to me. But then a startling news article that stated in large bold letters, ¡°Brazil houses one-third of the carriers of the HIV virus in Latin America¡± caught my attention....   [tags: essays research papers] 495 words
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AIDS, Prison, and Preventative Medicine: - AIDS, Prison, and Preventative Medicine The word "prison" conjures up thoughts of a dark and deviant subculture, living in a chaotic and destructive environment out of the sight and mind of mainstream America. Hollywood has skewed our views of prisoners, painting them as a seemingly irreparable subclass of humans that are only further downgraded and downtrodden by prison lives filled with violence and rape. Certainly the life of a prisoner is tough, and violence is inevitably present in prison systems where gangs frequently play a prominent role in social organization (Conover 2000)....   [tags: HIV Jail Violence Rape Papers]
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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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Ergogenic Aids in Sports - Ergogenic Aids in Sports A large problem in sports today is the use of ergogenic aids. An ergogenic aid is any substance or device that increases or enhances energy use, production, or recovery giving the athlete an advantage in competition. Not all ergogenic aids are illegal; many such as dietary supplements, vitamin supplements, or protein supplements are widely used and accepted, however, many are illegal and are banned by many athletic committees(Ahrendt,1). I will be discussing these illegal aids and the affect they have on the athlete and the athletic community....   [tags: Papers] 1296 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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Against The Privacy Of Aids - Last October, the case of Nushawn Williams hit the front pages. He is believed to have infected at least 13 girls and women in Jamestown, New York, with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. His name and face appeared all over the media, shredding the accepted norm of keeping HIV status confidential. In breaking this tradition, public health officials sought to identify and reach the young women he may have infected. Due to this breaking of the silence and reporting the name of the person with this infectious disease at least some women had a greater chance of living because they found out about the virus at an early state....   [tags: essays research papers] 725 words
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The Bite that Changed America - ... Later Congress recognized the consequences this raised so they passed a law allowing the President to move a meeting in a time of danger or distress. More notably the 1793 outbreak(and smaller Yellow Fever outbreaks that would happen sporadically throughout the decade) helped dash the hopes of Philadelphia becoming the permanent capital. Instead the capital would become a small rural area to be titled Washington D.C which appeased the Federalists who had been pushing to move the political center out of Philadelphia....   [tags: Health, The Yelow Fever Epidemic] 1983 words
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Impairements and Physics Aids - Impairements and Physics Aids Our elbow is a hinge joint, which means that it can move in only one plane – like a hinge on a door. A joint is where 2 bones meet. [1] Our elbow is a hinge joint made up of the humerus which is the bone of the upper arm, the ulna which is the bone that runs from the your elbow to the tip of your pinky finger at the side of your wrist, and the radius which is the lower arm at the other side of the ulna.[2] The elbow joint can be permanently damaged through frequent sports injuries such as bad sprains and fractures and through weakening of the joint caused by diseases such as osteoarthritis, which occurs when; the cartilage at the end of the bone becomes worn away....   [tags: Papers] 1066 words
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fiv feline aids - Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is one of the top five killers of domestic cats in the U.S. In fact 3% of healthy cats were reported to have contracted the disease in the year 1999. FIV is a fatal disease and interestingly enough most FIV cats don’t die of the disease it self by by other infections caused by their lowed immune system. FIV causes a deficiency in the immune system and makes cats very susceptible to a huge variety of medical problems basically because they have no fighting power....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Relationship Between Poverty and Obesity - ... Numerous low-income Americans dwell in neighborhoods that lack convenient access to affordable and healthy foods. Instead of grocery stores, these communities frequently have an abundance of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores; therefore, limiting access to healthy food selections which leads to inadequate diets and obesity. Larson, Story, and Nelson, (2009) stated that “neighborhood residents who have better access to supermarkets and limited access to convenience stores tend to have healthier diets and lower levels of obesity” (Results)....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]
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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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Obesity in America - ... The data collected from a survey performed by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System regarding time, frequency and proportion of exercise reports that 58.1% of the interviewees were considered physically inactive; 29.8 % concluded with not having time for exercising. Besides, the statistics showed that there was not much difference between genders as it was almost the same percentage of passive lifestyle; however, there were differences when considering race and age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2010)....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic ]
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BMI Does NOT Determine Obesity - ... Doctors who washed their hands between patients drew scorn from colleagues for their fastidiousness. Surgery without anesthetics or blood typing was frequently fatal. It was also the year that the Body Mass Index, or BMI, came into being. Unlike other outdated medical practices, BMI still remains in use. The calculations for BMI involve only height and weight. Measuring the relationship between these two characteristics against a set of ideal characteristics theoretically gives an idea of an individual's overall health....   [tags: Media Created Obesity Epidemic] 899 words
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Systems Built to Solve: Global Priorities - ... Many organizations exist to help solve the worldwide malnutrition epidemic. Howard Schiffer is the founder of an organization called Vitamin Angels. Vitamin Angels is an organization that raises money and donates vitamins to many impoverished children under 5. Schiffer discusses the enlightening fact that, “with 2 capsules of high dose vitamin A (200,000 IU – not sold in the US), we can prevent children from going blind and save lives”. Vitamin Angels is an inspiring organization with more support to help solve malnutrition, Vitamin Angels could potentially solve the crisis....   [tags: Government]
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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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American History X and the Epidemic of Youth Violence - American History X and the Epidemic of Youth Violence Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, But now am found, Was blind but now I see. --Shaker hymn James Garbarino (1999) discusses the boys who are lost and ways that they can learn to see again in his book Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them. He takes an in depth look at what he calls the "epidemic of youth violence" in America in order to determine its causes and origins....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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The Global Epidemic of Cesarean Surgery and the Feminist Movement - The Global Epidemic of Cesarean Surgery and the Feminist Movement Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland writes in a 2002 paper she presented to the XVIII European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, “There is an ongoing “epidemic” of cesarean sections in Asia and Latin America. This worldwide fad of obstetrical interventions may have a serious negative health impact on women. In contrast, the low rates observed in Africa reflect a lack of resources more than a consensus of providers. The commercial and litigation pressures that drive this ‘epidemic’ need to be countered.” Her medical metaphor notwithstanding, this is a serious wake-up call for women to be asking the question, “What is going on that this phenomenon of major surgery on women is happening on such a wide scale?” We are here faced with the polar opposite extremes in birthing....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Women as Societies' Change Agents During the 1950's Polio Epidemic - ... Both the patient and family caregivers experienced a multitude of emotions: pain, powerless, and grief during acute, rehabilitative and chronic disability stages. WOMEN AS COMMUNITY CHANGE AGENTS The Progressive Movement focused on social activism, reform and upgrading the community health and living standards. Married women expanded their homemaking and parenting roles to include caring for the larger community, which lead to improvements. The women's suffrage movement advanced hygiene and sanitation practices like municipal housekeeping, public bathing houses, and clean drinking water to reduce the number of airborne illnesses and deaths....   [tags: Gender Studies ]
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Women As Societies' Change Agents During The 1950's Polio Epidemic - ... Married women expanded their homemaking and parenting roles to include caring for the larger community, which lead to societal improvements such as caring for the indignant, the mentally ill, and homeless children. The women's suffrage movement advanced hygiene and sanitation practices like municipal housekeeping, public bathing houses, and clean drinking water reduced the number of airborne illnesses and deaths. There was a gender stereotypical shift that occurred during the 1940's and 1950's....   [tags: Health ]
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A Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders among College Women - A Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders among College Women For Jennifer Keagan, high school was a thrill. She was one of the most popular girls in school. She was valedictorian, homecoming queen, student body president, an honor roll student, and the list goes on. She always strived for perfection. Life was easy for Jennifer. She always got what she wanted. Unfortunately, this all came to a halt when it was time for her to face an all new reality: college. Jennifer was no longer around her friends and family....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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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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The Cyberbullying Epidemic - ... Taylor and Saylor (nd) state “having a diagnosis of ADHD would increase the likelihood of bullying others, of being victimized by bullies, and of being a bully-victim. It was further hypothesized that within the population of youth with ADHD, students engaged in bullying would display significantly worse behavior and emotional problems” (p. 61). Being diagnosed is enough for a child to handle, let alone being stereotyped as a bully. However, after tallying the results of the study, Taylor and Saylor (nd) state, “the results of this preliminary study support the hypothesis that children who are diagnosed with ADHD may be at increased risk to be bullied by their peers” (p....   [tags: Bullying, internet]
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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 - ... After further reading I have found that, every individual has an inner Major Barbra and Mr. Undershaft. Although Shaw introduced these characters as complete opposites it is not likely that you are either one, every individual has an idealistic side to them where they blindly follow their dreams, like Barbra did when she believed that by her joining the salvation army she can turn people into good people, when in fact we find that the people who go their lie and cheat and steal. However we do also have a Mr....   [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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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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Anabolic Steroid Use in AIDS Patients - Anabolic Steroid Use in AIDS Patients The use of Anabolic Steroids in AIDS patients is becoming increasingly popular. Steroids are used to bring the lean body mass of a patient up for multiple reasons. In most cases the loss of lean body mass from AIDS is so severe it is causing a significant decrease in quality of life. Anabolic Steroids have many inherent risks associated with them for example many types of cancer, risks of liver disease from oral AS, gynocomastia, and hormonal cycle imbalance....   [tags: Papers] 943 words
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Analytical Essay - Effective AIDS Education - Effective AIDS Education         Thesis:  This paper will illustrate the benefits of AIDS education by discuss the nine characteristics of effective HIV education curricula, community HIV programs and parent involved HIV programs.   Almost all the states in America promote some form of sexuality and HIV education through mandates or recommendations.  According to an article entitled "Sexuality Education in American Public Schools," 47 states require or encourage teaching about human sexuality, and 48 states require or encourage instruction about HIV/AIDS.  Although these statistics suggest that sexuality and AIDS education is widely available in American schools, the quality and comprehensiveness of this education can vary considerably....   [tags: Analytical Essays]
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Analysis of Genetic Defect that Prevents AIDS - Introduction A number of recent studies show overwhelming evidence that there is a genetic factor which presents itself in the human host, and is critical to the ineffectivity of the In Vitro transmission of HIV-1. This genetic factor is an individual defective CKR-5 (also known as "CCR-5") allele containing a 32-base pair deletion in a region of the gene opposite to the second extracellular loop of the receptor. This defect faults the normal expression of the CKR-5 which is the co-receptor for the macrophagic tropic strains of HIV-1....   [tags: Biology Gene HIV] 1789 words
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Case Study: Effective Managerial Leadership - ... She is committed to the public’s health and not any particular philosophy of government… (Riccucci, 2002, p 18).’ The skills that Dr. Gayle uses to achieve interagency cooperation and thus deal with political forces resemble a few of the political resources that Starling (2011) presents in his book Managing the Public Sector. The political resource and basis of individual power that Dr. Gayle uses is connection power, which “derives from a leader’s personal ties with important persons inside or outside an organization” (Starling, 2011, p 84)....   [tags: Case Study]
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Essential Amino Acids as Ergogenic Aids - Essential Amino Acids as Ergogenic Aids Amino Acids Amino acids are considered the building blocks of proteins. Breaking down protein will yield 22 known amino acids. There are three types of amino acids. These are indispensable(essential), conditionally dispensable, and dispensable. Conditionally dispensable amino acids can be synthesized from other amino acids by our bodies. Dispensable amino acids are considered non-essential. Amino acids are "one of the six basic nutrients our body needs"....   [tags: Health Medical Research Papers] 1477 words
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HIV and X-ray Crystallography - WHAT IS AIDS. AIDS stand for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ACQUIRED, how. The blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast milk of people with the AIDS virus contains enough of the virus to transmit it to another person. Most people who have acquired the AIDS virus have done so by having sex with an infected person, sharing a needle with one, or being born to a mother who is infected. IMMUNE DEFICIENCY. Catching the AIDS virus can be lethal because it affects the immune system, which is the system in the body that fights against diseases....   [tags: Biology AIDS] 1658 words
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: Stereotypes and Priscilla - Australian Voices in Film: “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” Essay Question: Stereotyping of character representations “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is a hilarious comedy, brought together brilliantly by writer and director Stephan Elliot. Tick/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia are two drag queens that travel across Australia on a lavender bus with there transsexual friend Ralph/Bernadette. All three challenge the dominant stereotype of the Australian male. Released in 1994, 14 years into the AIDS epidemic, the film had a phenomenal response around the world and in Australia....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Analysis, Australian] 930 words
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