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AIDS Em Sao Paulo(POR) - AIDS em São Paulo O Brasil ocupa lugar de destaque entre os países com maior número de casos conhecidos de AIDS, contabilizando 170.073 casos (até 30/08/99), com a epidemia sem evidencias de controle. A AIDS vem infectando principalmente pessoas cada vez mais jovens e pobres. As práticas sexuais são as formas de transmissão mais importante. Por outro lado, as mulheres vêm sendo infectadas mais e mais, com uma velocidade de aumento da epidemia superior ao que ocúrre entre os homens, sendo que nos últimos anos a relação entre os casos notificados em homens e mulheres é de 3 a 1....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 354 words
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Influenza Epidemic of 1918 - The epidemic began at around the end of the first World War and was the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. Some symptoms of the influenza included muscle pains, sore throat, headache, fever, glandular disturbances, eye aberrations, heart action slowing, and depression of all bodily functions and reactions. The flu is highly contagious and spreads around easily whenever an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. This global disaster was nicknamed the “Spanish Flu,” or “La Grippe.” The nickname of the Spanish Flu came from one of the earliest countries to be hit hard by influenza; eight million people in Spain were killed in the May of 1918....   [tags: World War I, Devastating Epidemic, History]
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Epidemics in America - Epidemics in America Since the proclamation by John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, that America should view herself as a "city upon a hill", Americans have strived to create a utopian society (Brinkley, 40). Winthrop viewed America as God's country, a place where the troubles of Europe and the rest of the world would not be repeated. This ideal is still valued by American society, yet it has prevented Americans from accepting the notion that an epidemic could strike their own country....   [tags: American America History]
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AIDS - In 1918 the United States experienced one of the worst epidemics in its history. With 500,000 dead in a matter of 6 months, the Spanish influenza left its mark. With approximately 11.7 million dead worldwide, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) is still leaving its mark. It is a pandemic the likes of which the world has always feared to see. The HIV virus comes in several varieties, yet they kill basically the same. Our understanding of this virus and how it works is essential to finding its cure, and to preventing its spread....   [tags: AIDS Essays] 1458 words
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HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention Program - According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (2013), research has shown that many young people between the ages of 13-29 are not concerned about becoming infected with HIV/AIDS and many of them do not know their HIV status. The CDC (2013) found that 39% of all new HIV infections affected young people between the ages of 13-29. Contraceptive Technology Update (2013) found that studies have shown that the greater the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) contracted during the teenaged years, the greater the risk of acquiring HIV....   [tags: hiv status, sti's, aids awareness]
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The Neuropathology of AIDS - AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is a disease of an individual’s immune system caused by HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus 1). HIV-1 is a retrovirus of the lentivirus subfamily. This virus is atypical in that it does not require mitotically active cells to reproduce. Reproduction of the viral nucleic acids occurs in the nucleus of infected cells. Until recently it was believed that AIDS related deaths as a result of HIV infection were caused primarily by opportunistic infections, usually bacterial or fungal, gaining a foothold in an immuno-compromised individual....   [tags: AIDS Health Medicine Essays] 1484 words
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HIV and AIDS - HIV and AIDS The AIDS and HIV virus is a very dangerous disease that sees no race, no color, no gender, no economic background and not even a specific age group. It can affect anyone, at any time if they put themselves in a situation where they could be at risk. AIDS stands for what is called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The virus causes the body's immune system to break down and become useless in fighting illness and bacteria. Even a common cold could lead to the death of a person affected with the AIDS virus....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 692 words
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The Obesity Epidemic - Obesity rates are soaring throughout North America (What Is Obesity?, 2013). With obesity reaching almost epidemic proportions in the United States, and the threat of a global epidemic, we must watch this alarming increase carefully ( Health Risks of Obesity, 2013). Obesity is defined as: "…an excess of adipose tissue…" (A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014). The two most common measures of obesity are Body Mass Index (BMI is a ratio of weight to height) and relative weight index, such as percent desirable weight (Body Mass Index , 2013)....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]
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AIDS - AIDS Is the message getting through. We already know enough about AIDS to prevent its spread, but ignorance, complacency, fear and bigotry continue to stop many from taking adequate precautions. We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine or total celibacy. But too few people are heeding the AIDS message. Perhaps many simply don't like or want to believe what they hear, preferring to think that AIDS "can't happen to them." Experts repeatedly remind us that infective agents do not discriminate, but can infect any and everyone....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 3346 words
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HIV and AIDS - The Effects of HIV Mutations on the Immune System is deadly. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV is classified as a RNA Retrovirus. A retrovirus uses RNA templates to produce DNA. For example, within the core of HIV is a double molecule of ribonucleic acid, RNA. When the virus invades a cell, this genetic material is replicated in the form of DNA. But, in order to do so, HIV must first be able to produce a particular Enzyme that can construct a DNA molecule using an RNA template. This enzyme, Called RNA-directed DNA polymerase, is also referred to as reverse Transcriptase because it reverses the normal cellular process of Transcription....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 1693 words
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Glaxosmithkline And Aids Drugs Policy - The case talks about GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), its merger with Burroughs Wellcome, its commitment to developing countries, the pricing controversy and pricing pressures from multiple directions. GSK had to determine how to address the AIDS crisis in Africa while maintaining business viability in developing countries in the midst of all the pressures. In Africa, GSK confronted the reality of the AIDS crisis every day, and its decisions impacted thousands. Everyone--governments, nongovernmental organizations, the media, shareholders, and others--had an opinion, but there was no real answer to the question....   [tags: AIDS Pharmaceutical ] 1548 words
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Discrimination Against Those with AIDS - Employees are being discriminated against for their infectious illness known as A.I.D.S. They are labeled incapable of performing the tasks they pursued before they were recognized as being infected. The confidentiality of an employee is a private matter and very personal. There aremany different kinds of prejudice but not one as deadly as A.I.D.S Discrimination. The emotional trauma and future ofemployment play a giant role in the inflicted. Health policies through job-related fields must learn to recognize that like other illnesses, A.I.D.S does not forbid an employee of performing his or her duties....   [tags: Discrimination AIDS]
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The Benefits of 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 co...   [tags: AIDS in America]
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AIDS and The Nervous System: A Focus On The AIDS Dementia Complex - AIDS and The Nervous System: A Focus On The AIDS Dementia Complex Infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the biologic agent of the AIDS syndrome, has emerged as one of the most important threats to public health in the United States and its incidence is rapidly increasing. A highly lethal disease with over 70% of AIDS patients dying within 2 years of diagnosis. This disease has already become the leading cause of death in men aged 25-44 and women aged 25-34. The Centers for Disease Control have for the purpose of epidemiological surveillance, defined AIDS as a "reliably diagnosed disease that is at least moderately indicative of an underlying cellular immunodeficiency in a p...   [tags: AIDS Disease Diseases Essays]
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We Must Find a Cure for AIDS - AIDS is a very complicated infection. It is not only infecting individuals, but it also infecting our society. Until a cure is reach it will continue to plague human society. No person will ever be truly safe. Our government needs to keep spending money on research to develop a cure for AIDS. To fully understand why our government should continue to spend its funds on AIDS research one must first understand AIDS. No one actually knows where AIDS comes from. Americans say that it originated in Africa....   [tags: AIDS Essays] 2349 words
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AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - HIV and Aids affect more than roughly thirty million people worldwide. Race, sex and age have nothing to do with who can get this disease, however, the race with the highest number of infected people happens to be Caucasian males ages 25-44. About forty-five percent of the 641,000 AIDS cases in the U.S. have been white people. Blacks aren’t far behind with over 35 percent of cases, and Hispanics have about 20 percent of all cases. Asians have less than anyone does, with 1 percent. Of the estimated 30.6 million people worldwide living with this horrible, life-threatening disease in 1997, about 68 percent were living in sub-Saharan Africa....   [tags: AIDS Essays]
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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: Free AIDS Essays]
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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: AIDS - AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a blood born disease that was first recognized in America in the early 1980’s, around the time Rock Hudson passed away. It is believed that it was first passed thru to humans by monkey’s in Africa. “The battle between humans and disease was nowhere more bitterly fought than here in the fetid equatorial climate, where heat and humidity fuel the generation of new life forms. One historian has suggested that humans, who first evolved in Africa eons ago migrated north to Asia and Europe simple to get to climates that were less hospitable to the deadly microbes the tropics so efficiently spread.” (Shilts, 5) “HIV may already infect one to tw...   [tags: AIDS disease] 1459 words
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Analysis of Paul Farmer´s AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame - The content of Paul Farmer’s AIDS & ACCUSATION: Haiti and the Geography of Blame, was very boring to begin with. Quite literally, I was sleeping while reading the beginning of it. However, it did pick up towards the middle as it caught my interest; I found that the book was particularly funny. Before reading this book, I had no clue what I was in for other than the title and who would’ve guessed; the title says it all. It was actually about what the title said. The United States blames Haiti for the AIDS and vice versa....   [tags: america, haiti, aids, voodoo] 918 words
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HIV/AIDS in Prisons and Jails - In addressing the prevention of the spread of the HIV virus in prisons, we have seen a rush to develop and implement prevention measures. Much attention has centered on such controversial issues as compulsory or voluntary blood testing, isolation versus integration of HIV infected inmates into the prison mainstreams, provision of condoms and disposable needles, and effective educational measures for specific groups within the prison.      Unfortunately, this rush to develop and implement preventive measures has resulted in a degree of polarization which has hindered progress towards implementation of effective prevention measures....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS] 443 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: Free AIDS Essays] 725 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: Free AIDS Essays]
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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: Free AIDS Essays] 4624 words
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HIV and AIDS - We are Close to a Cure - HIV and AIDS - We are Close to a Cure AIDS is a major disease that has threatened the world's population but many scientists believe that a cure is in sight. These scientists say they have developed a vaccine that will cure a dying AIDS patient. They also believe that have created a vaccine that will prevent a person from contracting the virus. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Acquired stands for that the disease is not hereditary but develops after birth from contact with a disease causing agent in this case, HIV....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]
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The Obesity Epidemic in the United Kingdom - A person is classified obesity if he/she is extremely overweight with high amount of fat. Obesity is a major health issue affecting many adults and children across the UK, every year. According Public Health England adults who are obese has been increased by a half percent while children continues - to breed nearly two quarters; in last two decades. Here some facts “Population monitoring definition of obesity For example, obesity affects both physically and emotionally, it develops a number of serious health conditions....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic Essays]
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The Mass Shooting Epidemic in America - Nine students were killed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. A man opened fire in a church, in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people, including the pastor. Twenty-seven were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Twelve were killed in the Washington Navy Yard. This is only a few examples from a very long list. The grim truth is that mass shootings are becoming the new normal. Every few months, another mass shooting occurs and the public goes through the same routine of mourning, honoring, and ultimately debating....   [tags: America's Gun Violence Epidemic]
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HIV and AIDS: How Has It Developed? - How Has It Developed. Only within the last two decades have HIV and AIDS become largely visible in the United States and across the globe. It may appear that there is virtually a void in legislation dealing with HIV and AIDS because of the relatively recent increase in public awareness. Perhaps, though, this lack of legislation should not be surprising considering the fact that almost no other specific illnesses are the target of direct legislation. The rights of patients are often the topic of new laws; however, exact diseases or disorders are not usually expounded upon in these broader forms of legislation....   [tags: HIV AIDS Diseases Health Essays]
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AIDS - AIDS Unprotected sex, dirty needles,pills!. Now that I have your attention, today I’ll be talking to you about the causes and effects on how you can contract this deadly virus. But first let me start by explaining what Aids/HIV really is and what it does to you once you have contracted the Aids virus. Aids/Aids lowers your immune systems ability to produce the white blood cells and antibodies that protect you from colds, infections, etc. Lowered immunity makes a person vulnerable to attacks from different types of viruses....   [tags: AIDS Essays] 553 words
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AIDS - AIDS is the final, life-threatening stage of the infection with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiecy syndrome. The name refers to the fact that HIV severely damages the patient’s disease-fighting immune system. Cases of AIDS were first identified in 1981 in the United States, but scientists have traced cases to as early as 1959. Millions of AIDS cases have been diagnosed worldwide. HIV can be present in the body for 2 to 12 years without producing any outward signs of illness, yet there are definite symptoms....   [tags: AIDS Essays] 435 words
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The Spanish Influenza Epidemic - The Spanish Influenza Epidemic Los Angeles, October 28--The effects of the Spanish influenza outbreak from its date of original contamination, September 13(1), to now have been widespread and horrific. With more than 4500 new cases being reported today, the total for California is now above 60,000.(7) Not even two days prior to this printing, San Francisco witnessed its worst day, with over 2000 new cases reported accompanied by 96 deaths.(6) The once thought of "army epidemic" now has a firm grip on civilian life....   [tags: Journalism Epidemics Health Essays]
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Developing Antiviral Therapies to Cure HIV and AIDS - Developing Antiviral Therapies to Cure HIV and AIDS When the disease called aids was first discovered to be a virus in the 80’s, many pharmacies prepared for this widely spread disease by stocking up on antibiotics. These antibiotics however, were only designed to treat bacterial infections. It was at this time that scientist discovered that this disease was actually caused by a virus and not bacteria. Because the AIDS virus was so widely spread it prompted scientists to search for a way to cure diseases that were caused by viruses....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 512 words
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AIDS - AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS, is caused by the incurable HIV virus. AIDS is a deadly disease that deteriorates the immune system. There are two groups of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HIV-1 that occurs throughout the world and HIV-2 that mainly occurs in Africa. The HIV virus enters the white blood cells and takes over the reproductive system of that cell and uses the system to reproduce itself. The white blood cell dies and the new HIV cells infect other white blood cells and repeat the process....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 378 words
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AIDS - AIDS Aids is a disease that effects the immune system. Your immune system is unable to fight off diseases, viruses, and infections. Aids usually makes you very skinny and tired, and it effects the nerves system in your brain. You also can get certain cancers from aids especially Kaposi’s sarcoma, are purple lesions on the skin, and tumors known as B-cell lymphomas. Aids can be transmitted through several ways by blood, through intimate sexual contact, from infected mothers to there babies in there uterus, and even through infected mother’s milk....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 439 words
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AIDS - AIDS “ AIDS is actually the final stage... of infection with what we know as the AIDS virus” (Langone 8). “ AIDS is... also accepted as a syndrome, a collection of specific, life- threatening... infections and symptoms that is the result of an underlying immune deficiency - a deficiency not caused by any known conditions and illnesses other than infection with the AIDS virus” (8). There is one main explanation of how AIDS started and came to America. Scientists believe that when the Portuguese took Africans to Japan, the Africans got AIDS from the monkeys (63)....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 1668 words
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AIDS - AIDS Invades Rural America AIDS has been a problem in the United States for many years now. However, many people view victims of AIDS as homosexuals or drug users; this is no longer the case. AIDS is now being spread through teenagers in rural America. Many problems have arisen from the increasing number of victim in smaller America cities where hospitals and doctors are not able to provide suffienct treatment because of a lack of funding and experience. Also, the young adults that have no contracted the virus are victims of emotional and verbal abuse, because small-town America is not used to dealing with the AIDS virus....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 936 words
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AIDS - "Somewhere among the million children who go to New York's publicly financed schools is a seven-year-old child suffering from AIDS. A special health and education panel had decided, on the strength of the guidelines issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control, that the child would be no danger to his classmates. Yet, when the school year started on September 9th, several thousand parents in two school districts in the borough of Queens kept their children at home. Fear of plague can be as pernicious, and contagious, as the plague itself(Fear of dying 1)." This article was written in 1985....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 3085 words
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AIDS - AIDS The United Nations AIDS organization released disturbing estimates Thursday of the seemingly relentless expansion of the HIV pandemic. At a time when many Americans are increasingly optimistic that state-of-the- art drug therapy might eliminate the virus, HIV is taking a heavy toll worldwide. According to the agency, every minute of every day somewhere in the world, six people become infected with HIV: 7,500 adults per day and 1,000 children. About 30 million people have acquired the virus during the last 15 years; 6.4 million of them have died of AIDS....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 361 words
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AIDS - AIDS Aids stand for Acquired Immune Defiency Syndrome, which is the final and the most serious stage of the HIV Disease and it causes damage to the immune system. Between the ages of twenty five to forty four, AIDS is the fifth leading cause of death. Since the start of HIV disease forty seven million have been infected in the world. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is what causes aids. This virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body open a lot of illnesses and cancers. Aids are transmitted through sexual contact, through blood, or from mother to the child....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 524 words
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We Must Prevent the Spread of HIV/AIDS - HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. However, being HIV-positive, or having HIV disease, is not the same as having AIDS. When a person is infected with HIV the immune system tries to fight off the virus and does make some antibodies, but these antibodies are not able to defeat HIV. Some people do not feel ill at all when they are first infected. They may have no symptoms for a long time. However, some symptoms of HIV infection may include: “extreme tiredness, sometimes combined with headache, dizziness or lightheadedness; swollen glands in the neck, armpits or groin; continued fever or night sweats; weight loss of more than 10 pounds which is not d...   [tags: Aids Disorders Health Medical Essays]
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The Pharmaceutical Industry and the AIDS Crisis in Developing Countries - · Describe the nature of supplying drugs to emerging markets at an affordable price without undermining their profits · Research and analyse in depth the effectiveness of one proposed policy response to this issue. Introduction 1 2001 saw a flurry of events, as highlighted in the excepts of the case study, which caused an awareness by the international community of the inequality between rich and poor nations in the care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS. 2 Epitomized by the lawsuit against the South African government, the drug companies "want desperately to be seen helping fight the global AIDS crisis… but the companies also remain unwavering in their defense of patents, even i...   [tags: AIDS Vaccine Drugs Supply Demand] 1837 words
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The Controversy Over HIV/AIDS Disclosure Law - Abstract Forty million people worldwide are infected with the HIV virus. About six percent of them will not inform their intimate partners about their health condition. Many efforts that have been made over the past decade towards establishing a HIV/AIDS law, have finally paid off. The act of disclosing the virus was written in 1990. It caused quite a stir among the citizens of the United States. Many people concluded that there were holes in the disclosure law concerning HIV/AIDS because it lacked complete thought....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease HIV AIDS]
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The Obesity Epidemic - Obesity has become increasingly more prominent in American society. The Unites States has even been termed an overweight nation. Some twenty to thirty percent of American adults are now considered obese (Hwang 1999 and Hirsch et al 1997). With this in mind, Americans constantly look around themselves determining their weight status as well as that of those around them. While some Americans do fit the healthy category, others enter the underweight, overweight, and even obese categories, all of which can be unhealthy....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]
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Is Obesity an Epidemic? - Bodies: Biology to Blushing Is There an Obesity Epidemic. The World Health Organization defines obesity as the “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. (WHO, 2012). It is considered to be a medical condition which may reduce a person's life expectancy due to the negative effect it can have on our health and well-being. An epidemic is said to affect a disproportionately large number of people in a population and spreads rapidly. In recent decades, it has been suggested that we are facing an ‘obesity epidemic’....   [tags: excesive fat, poor nutrition, poverty]
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The Outbreak of AIDS - In 1981, a disease was discovered that no one knew about before. It caused so much fear that people were scared to talk, hug, or shake hand with those who were affected by the disease. This terrifying disease was AIDS. This paper explains the origin, the symptom, the treatment and the prevention of AIDS. According to Nicoli Nattrass (2013) “Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) originated from cross-species transmission of the simian immunodeficiency virus from primates to humans. When they first saw it in 1981 scientists didn’t know what this new disease was (Nattrass,” 2013)....   [tags: Origin, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention]
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The Obesity Epidemic - How would you feel if I told you that there is no one state with an obesity rate lower than 20%. Take this information and compare it to twenty years ago when every state had an obesity rate lower than 15%. Obesity has become not only the number one cause in death, but according to David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and author of “Don’t Blame the Eater”, it is the number one cost in health care with numbers rising well over 100 billion dollars a year (196). There are many people we could blame, such as the food industry or the government, but before we start pointing fingers elsewhere, individuals need to stand up and take personal responsibility for their own actio...   [tags: Obesity in America]
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The Obesity Epidemic - Millions of Americans and people worldwide are overweight or obese. Obesity develops when “calories consumed exceeds calories expended” (“Obesity and Genetics”). “Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970’s,” and in the present day it is estimated that “two – thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese” (Ogden). Being overweight or obese highly increases the risk of deadly health problems, therefore this statistic states that the majority of the United States population is at risk of obtaining life–threatening diseases....   [tags: Economic Environment, Healthy Diet]
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The Tobacco Epidemic - Introduction Tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide in the 20th Century. Tobacco epidemic could kill 1 billion in the 21st century alone. Smoking is responsible for the death of one in ten adults worldwide (about 5 million deaths per year) and, if current smoking patterns continue, by 2030 the proportion will be one in six, about 10 million deaths per year (World bank, 1999). This means that about 500 million people alive today will eventually be killed by tobacco (Peto & et al, 1994)....   [tags: Tobacco Health]
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The Heroin Epidemic - ... A recent statistic from the International Statistics of Heroin Addiction & Abuse reports that over 9 million people in the world are using heroin. (International) You read stories every day of kids, teenagers, adults, celebrities, mothers, and fathers all who have gotten their hands dirty with the drug and eventually die because of it. “Just as rock stars helped popularize LSD during the 1960s, so have some fashion designers, photographers and advertising people of today influenced an entire generation of youth, by portraying heroin use in magazines and music videos as fashionable and even desirable.”(Trying Heroin) Celebrities such as Russell Brand, Kurt Cobain, and recently passed Phil...   [tags: opioid drug, morphine, overdose]
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The Foreclosure Epidemic - The growing number of pre-foreclosures or short sales and subsequent foreclosures has grown to widespread proportions in the United States. Today it provides the single biggest threat to the U.S. economy. Projections point toward more and more foreclosures in the future if something isn’t done. It seems that the current policy in place has only helped too few people, and the efforts toward fixing the problem must be continued. The New York Times reported, “Foreclosures are costing neighboring families hundreds of billions of dollars and dragging down the entire economy....   [tags: Economics] 1044 words
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The Obesity Epidemic - Recently, obesity has become an epidemic in many parts of the world. The condition has accelerated in the past thirty to fifty years, and its health effects are devastating. Obesity is a leading contributor of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and countless other health concerns. Obesity is also the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Currently, around one in three Americans are obese. Now more than ever, obesity prevention in the health field is a primary concern....   [tags: Health] 2288 words
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The Obesity Epidemic - In 1990, obese adults made up less than 15 percent of the population in most U.S. states. By 2010, 36 states had obesity rates of 25 percent or higher, and 12 of those had obesity rates of 30 percent or higher. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) Even more alarming, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is on the rise, and youth are becoming overweight and obese at earlier ages. One out of six children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obese and one out of three are overweight or obese....   [tags: Obesity in America]
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Obesity: An Epidemic - Obesity is a medical condition that affects children, teenagers and adults, and in recent years has caused many disorders that are potentially life-threating. All individuals consist of fat in their body, but sometimes body can store more fat than needed in the body due to a disorder or excessive eating, therefore they would be classified as obese. According to Professor Jane Wardle, obesity rates started to rise soon after 1984 and she explained that it steadily raised under one percentage a year....   [tags: medical condition, fat, technology, fast food]
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HIV/AIDS - HIV/AIDS No one can be certain about how or when the AIDS virus emerged. The closest related disease would be a simian immunodeficiency virus. This is where the suggestion arose that this disease was first contracted from a primate. It has also been thought that this once primate-only disease had evolved and somehow became transmitted to people. On June 5, 1981, the first report of AIDS hit the United States. The people weren't quite sure of what they were dealing with, so mistakenly, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released an article concerning a strange outbreak of pneumonia within the male homosexual community....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 874 words
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Aids and HIV - Aids and HIV HIV and Aids are sexually transmitted diseases. HIV and Aids can be transmitted several different ways. Some of those ways include sexual intercourse, sharing needles, and bodily fluids. You cannot get Aids or HIV from insect bites, donating blood or casual contact. Aids and HIV were thought to have come from monkeys.HIV can turn into Aids if you don’t know you have it.HIV takes about ten years to turn into AIDS. That is why it is important to get tested for the disease. HIV is what causes AIDS....   [tags: disease, medical, medicine] 555 words
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AIDS and HIV - HIV, or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus which damages and kills cells of the immune system. It attacks the T-cells, key cells of the immune system, and uses them to make copies of itself. After being infected with the virus it progressively interferes and eventually destroys the immune system's ability to fight the anti-genes. HIV may develop into the syndrome AIDS, the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV is an STD - a sexually transmitted disease - and therefore most commonly it is spread through sexual contact, and the virus mainly enters the body through the penis, mouth, lining of the vagina or vulva during sexual activity....   [tags: health, inmune system]
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Hijras and AIDS - What are Hijras. Are they male or female. Hijras believe that they are neither male nor female (Patel, 2010). Hijras struggle with their social status, some are accepted and some are excluded, it depends on the location (Patel, 2010). Because of the struggle with social status, some Hijras go into sex work, which brings into play HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection’s. According to Abdullah, Hijras are a major source of spreading various STIs (Abdullah, et al., 2012). In 1999, there were somewhere between 2.5 and three million people with HIV or AIDS in India (Patel, 2010)....   [tags: Transgenders, Social Status]
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The Worldwide Influenza Epidemic in the US - ... soldiers who died in Europe, half of them were killed by the influenza virus and not to the enemy. An estimated 43,000 soldiers who were sent for WWI died of influenza. The worldwide influenza epidemic adversely affected the U.S., both in the states and the soldiers at war. Subsequently, in the lack of medicine, lack of skilled doctors, and the lack of soldier preparation. The influenza pandemic circled the globe. Most of humanity felt the effects of this strain of the influenza virus. It spread following the path of its human carriers, along trade routes and shipping lines....   [tags: world history, American history] 686 words
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Obesity Epidemic in the United Kingdom - ... We are living longer and yet such a large proportion of the population is said to have this dangerous ‘disease’. If indeed obesity is to be classed as a disease we need to find a different way of defining it, so that perfectly healthy individuals are not labelled incorrectly. Although obesity is not contracted and transmitted like other diseases, it may fit the definition of an epidemic if we consider it as a prevalence of illness or growing health concern. It can be said that figures using the BMI as a measure of obesity may be inaccurate as they do not give a true indication of excess fat levels....   [tags: unhealthy, BMI, biased]
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The True Cause of the ADHD Epidemic - Many people in America are not very educated about the false Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) epidemic. There has been a documented rapid increase in diagnoses in the past decade. Many psychological experts believe the proper diagnoses are not being made, and that many of the children being diagnosed today do not actually have ADHD. These experts blame the increase of diagnoses on the current practices of doctors and teachers. Doctors are the ones who write the prescriptions, but teachers inflict fear within the students and parents that can make them believe that they are not preforming sufficiently in class, and that students can do better in school simply if they change the...   [tags: learning disabilities]
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Fighting the Obesity Epidemic in the UK - ... The UK has the highest rate of child obesity in Western Europe, which is estimated to cost the NHS £4.2billion a year (Available from Daily mirror, 24/01/2014). Therefore, the government wants to help the public by protecting them from the serious illness and to stay them healthy. Web page 1 Childhood Obesity Children who carry a lot of excess weight and too much fat in their body are classed as being obese (Available from Child obesity Bupa online).Obesity is very difficult to treat, however prevention and early intervention are very important (Available from Public Health England, 2012)....   [tags: health care issues and costs] 927 words
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Is there a Narcissistic Epidemic in America? - Is narcissism a growing epidemic in America. This question was featured in an article on the Psychology Today website (Baskin, S.). The article claims that narcissism in America is growing as fast as obesity and is quickly becoming an epidemic. Which begs the question, should we as a society be worried about narcissism. For those of us not familiar with Narcissistic Personality Disorder it is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV as a pervasive disorder characterized by self-centeredness, lack of empathy, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance....   [tags: psychology, personality disorders]
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The Devastating Epidemic of the Bubonic Plague - Overview The bubonic plague – also known as the Black Death – is one of the most devastating epidemics that mankind has ever faced. Sweeping through Asia and Europe during the middle part of the 1300’s, it was directly responsible for the deaths of an approximately one third of the population (75 to 200 million people). Although there has never been an outbreak on the same scale as the one that gripped the world during the 1300’s, the bubonic plague is still around today, with an outbreak occurring in late 2013 in a remote village in Madagascar that resulted in the death of 100 people....   [tags: madagascar, death, rodents] 539 words
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The Epidemic of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity - Every year in the United States, obesity rates among adolescents and children continue to steadily increase. It was calculated that in 2010, nearly 17 percent of children throughout the United States were considered obese, (U.S. Obesity Trends). Bearing in mind these statistics, and this escalating dilemma, parents encouraging their children to engage in physical activity can help prevent weight problems, which could eventually result in possible health risks in the future. Childhood obesity rates, as well as the potential for health risks, have increased over the past few decades as a result of inactivity, poor nutrition, and unfortunately genetics....   [tags: Health, adolescent, children]
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The Epidemic of M.R.S.A. in Our Hospitals - Public Health Problem The health problem is that M.R.S.A., an antibiotic resistant bacterium, has become an epidemic in hospitals worldwide (WebMD, 2012). This is because it is a location that many people come to that has become ill or some part of their health is faltering. This means that this place is overcome with many people who have weakened immune systems and even some with some type of infection (MNT, 2013). This makes the perfect circumstance for a disease to overwhelm and infect the area, thus M.R.S.A....   [tags: Public Health Essays]
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The Obesity Epidemic in the United States - The terms overweight and obesity identify ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood for certain diseases and other health problems. Obesity has developed into a significant global epidemic over the past various decades. In the United States, obesity is a public health concern. Obesity among U.S adults has increased in recent years. Just about 500 million people were overweight worldwide by 2002. The rates of obesity have doubled since 1970 to over 30 percent in the United States, now more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight....   [tags: health issues, disease risks] 554 words
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The Epidemic of Poverty and World Hunger - Remember those days when you come home when your mom is not home and you are hungry but there is nothing to eat. Or just when you are just plain out starving. Well imagine having that feeling everyday of your life, this is how people who live in poverty feel everyday. Think how you would feel if you saw a loved one die right before your eyes and you know there is nothing you can do to help them, maybe this happened to a child whose mother had to watch. It would always be in her memories haunting her for the rest of her life....   [tags: starvation, food, children] 895 words
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Overview and Nature of the Obesity Epidemic - It is common to crave the many delicious foods that are found in today’s markets and restaurants. Some may enjoy them more than others and create an unhealthy eating behavior. For this reason it is not surprising that many Americans face an obesity epidemic. The great debate is whether obesity should be labeled as a disease or simply an individual choice due to a person’s lifestyle. The obesity epidemic, recently labeled a disease, continues to rise in America. However, alternative solutions and preventative measures show that obesity is not a disease....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Overeating]
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The Epidemic of Texting and Driving - ... “Where u at” – These were the simple last words that a senior in high school who was one day away from graduation, saw in this world. On that pivotal spring night, she was texting her friend on the way to the baseball game she was planning to attend. As she looked down at her phone to read the new text message, she lost control of her car. She slid across the median, hit a bridge, and was immediately killed. An Officer was one of the first to arrive on the scene. He later described the horrific scene to reporters saying, “When I got to the scene, her face was disfigured from sliding down the roadway....   [tags: distraction, crash, danger] 1493 words
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The Epidemic of Bullying in U.S. Schools - The act of bullying in schools has risen to alarming numbers across the nation. It is infiltrating itself into the educational environment all over the United States. Bullying has become such an epidemic and the consequences are staggering. Children are afraid in the halls of what supposed to be a safe haven. It affects they confidence and self-esteem which then results in poor work and lack of focus in school. Some of the dire circumstances that have become popular as late with heavy consequences such as suicide....   [tags: suicide, victims, consequences] 584 words
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Factors that Causes Obesity Epidemic - Obesity is a highly flexible disease, it can be found in all parts of the world and in all types of living environments. Obesity has many causes ranging from eating habits, food preparation, unhealthy physical lifestyles, transportation and more. Culture plays a huge role in the epidemic since with every culture there are different shared and learned behaviors. Wealth cannot save you from genetically being cursed with obesity, if there are traces of obesity in your family history. Ethnicity, smoking, and the environment also have taken their part in this epidemic....   [tags: eating habits, physical activity, nutrition]
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Analysis of the Epidemic of Male Suicide - “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” - Phil Donahue. As a complex, tragic public health issue, suicide occurs in men significantly more often than in women. Suicide is simply defined as the act of intentionally ending one’s own life, however, the factors that play into a person making that decision are anything but simple. The most evident and severe effect of suicide is the loss of a valuable, meaningful human life. According to Harvard School of Public Health (n.d.), suicide affects parents, children, siblings, friends, lovers, and spouses; the loss to society is psychological, spiritual, and financial....   [tags: suicide rates, depression, suicide prevention]
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Mass Shootings: The Rise of an Epidemic - "I'm angry someone would do this to us. There are lives ruined, families ruined, and our whole school year is ruined" (Brackely 1). Casey Brackely, once a student that attended Columbine High School, remembers the tragedy of the horrific Columbine shooting that killed and injured many students. Mass shootings in the United States have been on the rise since the 1980’s, especially in the last decade. These shooters motives and profiles are almost all terrifyingly alike. Many of these shooters try to imitate and parallel the tragic shooting of the Columbine High School in 1999....   [tags: violence, colombine, shooters]
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Depresion in Adolescents is Becoming and Epidemic - ... Since depression is under-diagnosed, clinicians treating adolescents need to be aware of the possibility of this diagnosis, particularly in high-risk groups (Tharper, Collishaw, & Pine, 2012). According to the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the reason why depression is often over looked in children and adolescents is because “children are not always able to express how they feel” (Brown, Hammen, Craske & Wickens, 1995). In addition, depression among adolescents is difficult to diagnose because it is a developmental stage associated with rebellion and experimentation marked by emotional turmoil, mood swings, and heightened sensitivity....   [tags: suicide, symptoms, biopsychosocial] 1027 words
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Epidemic of Obesity in Our Children - Obesity in Our Children Introduction In today’s ever changing world is important to understand the statistics behind obesity. Today the number of children that are overweight continues to increase. “The percentage of overweight children in the United States is alarming, with one out of three now considered either overweight or obese” Nemours (2012). The weight of our children can be a reflection of the parents. The Body Mass Index is important for parents to understand and assist children in monitoring weight and exercise habits....   [tags: overweight, exercise, diet] 2414 words
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Cosmetic Surgery is a Worldwide Epidemic - Everywhere you look; from billboards to TV the effects of plastic surgery have left its mark. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, a famous music icon passed, and for a whole week all the media did was talk about the plastic surgery done to his face. These days’ people are having rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tucks, face lifts, and most commonly breast augmentation. Science is making it easier to change the appearance of ones self. This brings me to believe, cosmetic surgery is an epidemic that has affected the whole world....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Essays] 456 words
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Teenagers and the Plastic Surgery Epidemic - Today, an overwhelming number of American teenagers choose to alter their body in order to fit the unrealistic standard of physical attractiveness created by our beauty-obsessed culture. Teens feel an immense amount of pressure to look “beautiful” from the media, peers and even parents. Teenagers are going to extreme lengths to reach this physical perfection, but when it comes down to it, just how far is too far. The numbers of teens going through with plastic surgery is startling and will continue to rise as America falls in to a beauty obsessed epidemic....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery Essays]
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Epidemic of Violence in the USA - Violence, one of the biggest problem in the world right now, especially in America, where the gun control law are barely enforced, every citizen is at constant risk, considering the amount of people in this country that own guns. Crime and violence are rapidly becoming the prime epidemic in the U.S today, but what can we do to ensure our future generation’s safety. Gun violence is a big problem everywhere, in poor rural neighborhoods to prosperous urban cities like Malibu, it can happen anywhere at any time....   [tags: violence, gun control]
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The Obesity Epidemic Sweeping the Nation - Repeatedly the news will highlight a story about the obesity epidemic sweeping the nation. Although the news and health experts bombard the common citizen with quick and easy ways to eat healthier and exercise more, the source of the issue is kept hidden behind closed doors. Before placing blame on the eating habits, it’s essential to take a closer look at what is being consumed. With rapid change in the food industry, progress must be met with caution because “The way we eat has changed more in the past fifty years than in the past 10,000” (Pollan and Schlosser)....   [tags: food industries, physical activities]
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Paralysis Epidemic of the 1950s: Poliomyelitis - Poliomyelitis was declared an epidemic in the early 1950s in the United States. It caused primarily children and young adults to develop paralysis, led to social stigma around being crippled. To this day there is still no cure for this disease, poliomyelitis can only be prevented with vaccination. Poliomyelitis is a virus that infects the nerves of the spinal cord, and brain which leads to paralysis and or death (Piddock, 2004). Poliomyelitis is best known today as Polio, and Infantile Paralysis....   [tags: children, young adults, virus, nerves]
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Breast Cancer is a Growing Epidemic - Breast Cancer Report Breast cancer is a growing epidemic that many women (and men) are faced with. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures you can take against it and a lot of research has been done to make it manageable. Only 5-10% of patients obtained cancer hereditarily, otherwise known as through their genes (American Cancer Society 2011). ar The real cause of cancer mutations are within two genes (Phelan 2013). Proto-oncogenes are the genes within your cell that determine what it’s function is, and how much it divides (ACS, 2011)....   [tags: mutation, tumor, gene] 632 words
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