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Allergies - Healthy humans have two types of immune systems that protect the body from invading pathogens that cause diseases. The Innate Immunity is the first barrier of protection. It is similar to a force field. Its primary purpose is to destroy any pathogen that tries to enter the epidermis cells (the skin cells) and the mucosa (mucus secreting cells found in the GI tract, respiratory tract, urogenital tract and eyes. If the first defense does not work, the adaptive immunity steps in to eradicate the invading microbe....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Seasonal Allergies - Allergies occurring during a certain time of the year are known as seasonal allergy. The main cause of these allergies is pollen, which is due to response of the reproduction of trees, flowers, grasses and weeds. The two most frequent seasons that are responsible for allergies is spring and winter or which commonly known as fall. These are the seasons when the highest pollination takes place. The NIAD (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) recorded that about 35 million people are infected from seasonal allergy also called allergic rhinitis....   [tags: Health Care ] 851 words
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Food Allergies - Escalation in Customer Food Allergies For the past decade customer food allergy incidents have been notably on the rise. In some cases so severe that sixty –three fatalities have occurred nationwide between 1996 and 2006 states the 4Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. The most common allergens include dairy, eggs, 5peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish as well as soy and wheat. It is believed the increase may be in part due to insufficient food allergy knowledge in the restaurant industry....   [tags: Health ]
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Dog Allergies Home Remedies - DOG ALLERGIES HOME REMEDIES Dogs, one of most loved animals… usually suffer from lot of allergies. They can be hypersensitive when exposed to some harmless substance. Dog allergies home remedies can be cheap and less harmful. When the immune system does not work properly and it may be lack of some vital nutrients, this leads to what is known as an Allergy. DOG ALLERGIES Some of the common allergies a dog can suffer from are given below • Food allergy • Flea allergy • Bacteria allergy • Atopy allergy • Contact allergy Dogs too become allergic to some substances as human beings....   [tags: Animal Health] 846 words
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The Affect of Food Allergies on the Restaurant industry - Has the rise in customer food allergies had any impact on the restaurant industry. Food allergies and food intolerance are a scientific phenomenon that has been affecting people basically since the beginning of time, though they were previously rarely heard of. Today, however, 20the number of people with food allergies is much higher and it is still on the rise. The book 8Peanut Butter, Milk, and other Deadly Threats: What You Should Know About Food Allergies, written by Sherri Mabry Gordon, reports, "According to a 2004 study released by the 21American Academy of Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology, food allergies are a much bigger health challenge than once thought....   [tags: Health ]
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Tips for Relieving Spring Time Allergies - About 35 million Americans are affected by spring time allergies each year which include coughing, itchy watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, runny nose, drowsiness, and headaches (Green). These symptoms are triggered by outdoor allergens such as pollen and ragweed. Side affects include a deep cough and runny nose which helps the body remove these allergens from the airways (Green). Most Americans who live in Detroit, Boston, Orlando, Hartford, Connecticut, and Greenville, South Carolina are most affected by spring time allergies due to a high pollen count in these areas (“Sneeze City”)....   [tags: health, wellness]
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Are Genetics Responsible for Allergies? - Are Genetics Responsible for Allergies. A Study In Identical Twins Everyone has either suffered from some kind of allergy, or knows somebody who has suffered from allergies. Allergies are the source of irritating symptoms, ranging from a painless skin rash to life-threatening breathing problems. For years, researchers have been trying to find out the source of these allergies. Some have suggested that environmental factors or early exposure to certain foods can cause allergies later in life, while others say that allergies are caused by genetics....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Research on Food Allergies - Research on Food Allergies True food allergies are not as common as many people believe and do in fact only affect about 2% of children. However, they are more common in younger children (affecting about 5-8% of younger children). Fortunately, most younger children will outgrow these food allergies by the time that they are three years old. Symptoms of a food allergies can often include wheezing and difficulty in breathing, along with itchy skin rashes, including hives, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain and swelling around the mouth and in the throat (common with nut allergies)....   [tags: Allergy Allergic Food Essays] 1861 words
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Health - The Controversial Topic of Food Allergies - The Controversial Topic of Food Allergies Food allergies are the most controversial allergy-related topic right now. It's controversial because of several facts like: * many kinds of bad reactions to foods have nothing to do with allergies * * foods are often for symptoms that result from each other * * children often out grow sensitivities to foods * * even if you're allergic to certain foods, you might be able to eat small amounts of the food without any reaction * Some of the most common foods that cause symptoms like severe stomach pain, diarrhea, hives, swellings, wheezing, vomiting, hayfever symptoms, excema and wheezing are nuts, chocolate, strawberries, milk, wheat and corn....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 637 words
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Allergies in Adolescents - What to Expect When You’re Expecting Child development begins much earlier than thought in the past. Through much research developed throughout the world, our vision of the miracle of childbirth has only advanced, along wit our view of pregnancy. To develop a strong child, both mentally and physically, a parent must learn what steps they should take as early as child planning. In the book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, we journey through the process from conception to birth. A lot of people define child development as something that takes place after birth....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Allergy - Allergies are especially unique in the medical field because they differ among patients. An allergy is a specific immunologic reaction to a normally harmless substance, one that does not bother most people. People with allergies are often sensitive to many substances. Common allergens that cause allergic reactions include seasonal, outdoor allergens like tree, grass, and weed pollen, and year-round indoor allergens including dust particles, animal dander, and indoor mold. Most people usually can be cured by various treatments....   [tags: essays research papers] 1042 words
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You’re NUTS - When you think of dangerous foods, what do you think of. I think of snakes, alligators, sharks, poisonous frogs. Now, I also think of peanuts. Yes, good old fashion peanuts are now becoming one of the most common allergies; also, one of the most dangerous. Who think bears are dangerous most everyone but the real danger is peanuts. Just look at peanuts from 1997 through 2002 in the United States children with peanut allergies doubled, 30% to 40% of those children won’t out grow the allergy. Peanuts are not really a nut, but a kind of legume related to beans, peas and soybeans family (“Jeff Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinal School of Medicine 1”)....   [tags: Health ]
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Celiac Disease: Cause, Effect, and Mitigation - Preparing a meal for adult women with celiac disease as well as a fish/shellfish allergies can a unique challenge. Gluten as well as seafood most be avoided in the diet, with some special dietary needs on top of that of a regular adult women. In the following a short description of what each celiac disease and fish/shellfish allergies are, how common they are, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and special dietary needs will be explained. Preceding this information an example of a two course meal will be laid out to provide an example of a meal holding in the restraints of the special dietary needs of this person....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Latex Products In The Work Pla - Over the last decade, many employees have developed allergies related to the use of latex. “The employees affected have mainly been found in healthcare, food services and in beauty services.'; As employees in these areas, as well as other areas have learned of the potential risk from the contraction of disease leading to death, caused by the exposure to bodily fluids, they have realized that the use of products to stop the exposure is absolutely essential. This has substantially increased and spread the use of latex products, mainly gloves....   [tags: essays research papers] 2069 words
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Health - The Cereal Killer - The Cereal Killer Is Peter Pan a war criminal. It is a proven fact that Peter Pan is responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. No, not THAT Peter Pan. Peter Pan, Smuckers, Skippy, Jif and all brands of peanut butter are potential killers for people who are severely allergic to peanuts and peanut products. Did you know that one of the ingredients in some flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans is peanut flour. Did you know that food, processed in equipment that has previously processed food containing peanuts, may be as lethal to the severely allergic as food containing peanuts....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 1197 words
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The Hygiene Hypothesis - Our bodies are ecosystems that have evolved over time to deal with a variety of infectious agents and microorganisms, such as worms and other parasites. The hygiene hypothesis states that although we have shifted rapidly into a clean, modern and civilized state, our bodies have not yet adapted, and our immune system is responding inappropriately with an increased susceptibility to allergies and autoimmune diseases. The main premise is that humans are mismatched to modernity. (Stearns, 2009) Our civilization has changed rapidly and we now readily have access to modern hygiene, clean water, and antibiotics but our bodies have not yet evolved to adapt with its new environment....   [tags: Health]
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Conventional Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine - The dictionary states that conventional medicine is offered by hospitals and practiced by those who have a medical doctor degree; it is also called western medicine. The opposite of conventional medicine is called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Complementary and Alternative medicine can be considered holistic medicine, which is usually not prescribed by physicians a part of hospitals. There has been an increase in those that have an aversion to conventional medicine that is offered by hospitals (Astin, 1998)....   [tags: Medicine]
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Pathophysiology Repeort on Eosinophilic Esophagitis - A relatively new diagnosis in the medical field is Eosinophilc Esophagitis. This disease has emerged all around the world and became a more common diagnosis beginning in the 2000’s. According to doctors at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 1-4 in 10,000 people live with this disease (Cincinnati, 2012, p. 1). Food allergies often accompany this disease, which may be why it is becoming better known. The pathophysiology behind Eosinophilic Esophagitis is extensive, and includes the parts of the body that are effected, normal function, symptoms and cause of symptoms, diagnosis, physiology, and treatment....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Injuries and Ailments of Hamsters - Injuries and Ailments of Hamsters In general, hamsters (especially those in the wild) are robust little animals and aren't affected by many natural diseases. But, they are very susceptible to the infectious diseases of other animals, including humans. Many of the problems and ailments now associated with hamsters are a direct result of captivity. Because they are small, a minor illness can rapidly become major if immediate treatment isn't pursued. Since they are nocturnal many of the early signs of illness are not noticed....   [tags: Hamsters Animals Veternarians Essays] 4778 words
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Ozone Season Just Ahead - With ozone season just around the corner, big cities everywhere are getting worried about low visibility and magnified allergies. The season begins Monday, May 1st and extends through September 30th. Jilayne Jordan, Spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Transportation says that, Elderly people, kids with asthma or allergies and people who exercise outdoors that when there’s a smog alert day, it’s extremely hard on the lungs. Mark Ressler, Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, says weather can worsen the problem....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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Food Allergy Testing - Food allergy testing Description: Food allergy testing is diagnosed on the basis of symptoms using a number of methods. There are some tools which a doctor may use to determine which substance is causing the allergy on a particular body part. Necessity to conduct the test: Allergy test are done to determine the object that may be responsible to cause an allergic reaction to a person. The reasons which may call for a test are: “Food allergies” “contact dermatitis” “Penicillin allergy” “Angioedema and hives” Symptoms that are not easily controlled with medications like ‘Allergic rhinitis and asthma’ History, to detect the potential allergens (the substance suspected to have caused the allergy) It may start with the first visit one had with doctor when first allergy symptoms appeared....   [tags: Health] 906 words
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The Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods Position Paper at World Food Conference - It is the position of Team Water that genetically altered foods are a hazard to the environment, should be strongly regulated by the government, and should be labeled. The right of every human being on this planet to know what we are ingesting and feeding to our children should not be infringed upon. To have the manufacturers of these foods wanting to keep such valuable and important information off of the labels of the goods that they produce is very irresponsible. These genetically modified foods are still a relatively new technology and there has not been enough thorough testing done to determine unequivocally whether or not these products are safe for human consumption or for the environment .(1) There have been a number of studies done that do show possible detrimental effects of these foods....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Conventional Medical and CAM Treatments - In the Webster’s Dictionary it is stated that conventional medicine includes treatments that are chemically produced in labs specifically for curing those with diseases and is offered to patients by most, if not all, hospitals. Conventional treatments can include; chemical medications, radiation therapies, and surgeries. CAM stands for Complementary and alternative medicine, it includes treatments for illnesses that are naturally produced. CAM treatment can include; herbal medications, acupuncture, therapies, and relaxation techniques....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Desensitization therapy for allergy: theory and practice - Allergies are one of the most common complaints for which patients seek medical attention. They disrupt patients’ lives and can even make others uncomfortable. While symptomatic relief can be obtained with antihistamines and similar medications, most patients would rather live completely symptom free and thus they turn to desensitization therapy. Here, I will explain the mechanism behind allergies and the different forms of desensitization therapies that are available today. An allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction by the immune system that occurs to certain antigens for which the body perceives as a threat and has an overreaction to....   [tags: Medicine]
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Habitat for Humanity: I Helped Make A Difference - Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to provide affordable homes for low‐income families. This requirement surprisingly fits many of the residents of Midland and as a result needs more volunteers to help build these homes. One can assist by painting, clearing lots, aiding in the construction, and much more. I was fortunate enough to meet some of the homeowners and those in process of obtaining one. These people were so uplifting and encouraging to one another that it made my days of volunteering more enjoyable then ever imagined....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 437 words
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How to Choose the Perfect Dog - With hundreds of breeds and an endless supply of mixed breeds available, how do you know how to choose the perfect dog for you. Finding the right dog or puppy can be very stressful. It is a huge decision to make and not one to rush in to. Everyone loves a puppy. But what if you choose one that doesn't fit you. You may end up with a dog that is too big or overactive for your personality. There are certain things to consider before making your choice. What are you looking for in a dog. Male dogs are known to be bigger than female dogs and to carry more dominance....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 466 words
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Genetically Modified Food Supply - The failure of an arithmetically proliferating food supply to meet the demands of an exponentially propagating population has led many scientists and civilians to believe that a genetically modified food supply would be more than ideal. While genetically modified foods have proven to yield more food under cheaper costs, it has also yielded many problems. Concerned researchers believe that a “Pandora’s lunchbox” has been opened at the dawn of genetic modification technology. (PBS, par 33) Since genetically modified foods are foreign substances to the consumer’s body, the physical response to such foods are generally negative....   [tags: Genetic Engineering] 1095 words
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Skin Allergy Home Remedy - Skin allergy home remedy Description Human skin is sensitive to certain kind of substances known as allergen and react when comes in contact with such substances. The problem is termed to be allergy. The sensitivity varies from person to person and allergen may not be same for every person. Almost any part of the body can be affected by allergy. An abnormal tissue reaction after exposure to an allergen causes allergy. It may reach the tissues by direct contact with the skin or various mucous membranes of the organs or through the bloodstream after absorption....   [tags: Health Care ] 876 words
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Ragweed Allergy Home Remedies - Ragweed is a common type of plant also called bitter weeds or blood weeds. The scientific name of ragweed is Ambrosia, which is derived from Ancient Greek. The plant is from the family of sunflower called Asteraceae. It is well-known for producing pollens which causes severe allergies. It produces one billion pollen grains and it can go up to 400 miles out in the sea and 2 miles in the atmosphere. The pollen count is largest after dawn. The apt condition for ragweed is dry, sandy soils, river banks, grassy plains, roadsides, and poor soil structure sites....   [tags: Health Care ] 836 words
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The Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods Position Paper at World Food Conference - It is the position of Team Water that genetically altered foods are a hazard to the environment, should be used be more strongly regulated by the government, and should be labeled. The right of every human being on this planet to know what we are ingesting and feeding to our children should not be infringed upon. To have the manufacturers of these foods wanting to keep such valuable and important information off of the labels of the goods that they produce is in itself a criminal act. These genetically enhanced foods are still a relatively new technology and there has not been enough thorough testing done to determine unequivocally whether or not these products are safe for human consumption or for the environment .(1) There have been a number of studies done that do show possible detrimental effects of these foods....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Control and Prevention of Eczema Through Elimination of Dietary Cow’s Milk and Hen’s Eggs - Introduction It is believed that certain foods we eat cause allergic reactions, and the consumption of milk and eggs is believed to be a few of the most common food triggers in people with eczema. According to current research, cow’s milk allergy (CMA) is the most common food allergy in infants and young children, affecting 2% to 3% of the general population.1 Most children grow out of their allergy by the age of three, but for those that do not, eliminating milk and eggs from an adult diet can be very difficult....   [tags: Health ]
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Autism: A Disorder of Conflicting Causes and Treatments - Autism: A Disorder of Conflicting Causes and Treatments Despite its 50 year-old diagnosis, autism is still one of the mostly commonly contracted and rarely treated childhood diseases. Studies suggest that as many as 1 in 500 children may display autistic symptoms. Manifestations of this disability include the stereotypical physical contortions and hand-flapping motions commonly associated with autism, as well as inability to relate to the outside world, limited social skills, lack of concentration, and hypersensitivity to certain stimuli-particularly noise (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Genetic Engineering and Developing Countries - Genetic Engineering and Developing Countries The genetic engineering of foods has been the subject of much controversy since its first appearance in the mid 1980’s. As scientists began to learn more about genetically engineered foods and the benefits of such foods, their potential also began to be realized. Developing countries, because of poor nutrition, would benefit the most from modified foods. Millions of people in developing countries die each year form lack of nutrition and hundreds of thousands go blind....   [tags: Biotechnology Science Essays] 2460 words
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GMOs Genetically Modified Foods - Commonly eaten genetically engineered foods may have been harmful effects on a human’s health. Genetic engineering is the procedure cutting and splicing DNA, to unnaturally alter the genes of a human. This technique is used by scientists to transfer desirable qualities from one organism to another. The method of genetically modifying food is new to the human food digestive tract, so without long-term testing no one knows if these foods are safe. Yet, the methods that we do use today are not a reliable source and have many factors, which can be improved....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods] 905 words
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Keep Joe Camel out of the Mall - Keep Joe Camel Out of the Mall. “…I marle what pleasure or felicitie they have in taking this rogish Tabacco: it is good for nothing, but to choake a man, and fill him of smoake, and imbers...” (Jonson, Act 3, Scene 3.2) These were the words of Ben Jonson, a 17th century English poet. In agreement with this quote, smoking should be banned from all public places. This opinion is supported by the evidence that secondhand smoke is very harmful. Additionally, if a child sees an older person smoke (in a public place), the child might be influenced to smoke....   [tags: essays research papers] 662 words
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General Asthma - Asthma is a long-term, otherwise known as a chronic disease, which occurs in the respiratory system. The disease causes inflammation, spasms, or tightening in the bronchial tubes, which are the passage way to the lungs, that also carry air directly to the lungs. The inflammation caused by asthma educes difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma cannot be cured, and the true cause of asthma is unknown. Most of the population that is diagnosed with asthma finds some way to be able to control the asthmatic symptoms with treatment....   [tags: Health] 791 words
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I.t. Doctors Database Analysis - There are some parts of a Doctor’s Surgery that could benefit from computerisation. As time goes on technology will aid most types of work, for instance office work (Department of Trade and Industry, for example). Technology could be used in a Doctor’s surgery to computerise the patients’ files, to print out prescriptions and certificates for things like immunisations. The patients’ file would consist of their name & address, telephone number, D.O.B, sex, allergies, and diseases....   [tags: essays research papers] 1191 words
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The Harm of Milk - The Harm of Milk Got Milk. Well, Austin Powers, Tracy McGrady, Serena Williams, Britney Spears, and even Elvis all do. But, do they know what they are selling in this Got Milk. Advertisements. The Got Milk. campaign was based on a milk deprivation strategy that reminded consumers how inconvenient it was to be without milk. The advertisment made milk a very popular drink because of its attractiveness not because of the nutrients and health issues. It has been believed by many that milk is needed to have a strong and healthy body, when actually milk can be extremely harmful and the nutrients needed for a good body can be found in many other sources....   [tags: Health Nutrition Milk Essays] 1210 words
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Pshycology of Asthma - In September of 1991, I had a severe asthma attack. The first couple of sentences I heard when I woke from passing out earlier were, “Zachary, what have you been doing. You gotta cut out playing basketball and those other sports so hard buddy,” a nurse said. I was only eight when a nurse told me this. For a week I laid in the hospital thinking down on myself. I was moving closer and closer to believing that I couldn’t be an effective athlete. My father always told me that I could do all things as long as I put my head and heart into it....   [tags: essays research papers] 4222 words
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Bacteria Facts - Bacteria Facts Bacteria is something we are all reminded of on a daily basis by merely switching on our televisions where we are bombarded with advertisements for both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria contrary to the view of the past when only so-called ‘bad’ bacteria was ever talked about, so what has changed. This essay will address the facts about bacteria including their ideal conditions for growth as well as looking at specific examples of how they can be both helpful and harmful to humans....   [tags: Papers] 1503 words
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The Beginning of Autumn - The beginning of autumn It had been raining all day, and Irma had started to feel the symptoms of the flu. She always suffered during the season of allergies, and autumn always brought dust with it. At the end of the day, Enrique, her husband, came home and asked her to accompany him to Monterrey the next day. He was in the middle of a big deal of his professional career, and someone wanted him over there taking charge of his business, it was imperative he attend that appointment. It was the only opportunity he had or they would hire someone else for the new position....   [tags: essays research papers] 583 words
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Waste - Waste Hi today I’m here to talk to you all about waste, just to give you some scary facts about it and why it is effecting our lives and in a bid to help you people to consider your lifestyle. Firstly I’m going to talk about what actually happens to the stuff we chuck away. When the bin men come and empty the bins they take it to the rubbish dump. After that it gets transported to big incinerators and burned, this is a problem. It is one of the fundamental principles of science that matter can never be destroyed; it can only ever be transformed....   [tags: Papers] 474 words
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Genetically Modified Food - Genetically Modified Food Genetically modified (GM) is widely available in the USA, but is viewed with suspicion by the overwhelming majority or people in Europe. To meet the increasing food needs of a growing world population, science has discovered the technique of genetically modifying plants and crops to enhance crop yield and create superior and stronger varieties of crops and fruits. These genetically modified plants are used as medicines and vaccines, foods and food ingredients, feeds and fibres....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods] 429 words
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Home Remedy for Egg Allergy - HOME REMEDY FOR EGG ALLERGY There are many allergens which can trigger allergies among different people. Egg is one of the allergens that causes egg allergy. Egg allergy comes under food allergy and is due to hypersensitivity for some dietary substances such as whites of eggs or yolks. Eggs provide some of the basic nutrients and minerals in the body. But if the body is allergic to eggs, it reacts to the protein found in eggs and considers it to be harmful. The immune system responds to the antigens by creating antibodies that are developed to fight the protein in eggs....   [tags: Health Care] 863 words
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Tomato Allergy - Tomato allergy is a food allergy which is not common. However it becomes a real big problem to people who are allergic to tomatoes. The allergic reaction seems to be because of the skin, seeds and juice. This allergy falls in Type 1 Allergy also called contact allergy. The oral allergy to tomatoes can be also due to the cross-reactivity to grass pollens and Ryegrass. Since tomatoes and potatoes are close related plants, therefore there is a slight chance of being allergic to potatoes also. Ingesting tomatoes by people having true allergy to the vegetable can have fatal results....   [tags: Health] 841 words
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Patient Structured Reflection - Utilising John’s model of structured reflection I will reflect on the care I instigated to a patient with complex needs. The patient in question was admitted to the Emergency Assessment Unit for surgical patients then transferred to the ward where I work as a staff nurse. The patient in question was admitted with suspected pancreatitis. This piece of reflection will pay particular attention to the care I gave the patient in the form of instigating admission documentation, assessing their condition, instigating care plans and administration of any medications required....   [tags: Nursing]
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Personal Statement - Every now and then when I recall my childhood memories, it is always been my parents took me to the hospital in the middle of the night or tried to find the right doctor for my allergies. Others could just take some medication and rest for few days for common cold, but my story is totally different. A common cold could cause me allergies, asthma and fever when I was young. It is the reason why I spent most of my time seeing the doctor and stayed at hospital. At the age of 10, my parents decided to have me switched to oriental medicine and acupuncture....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1037 words
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Bio Engineered Foods - The advancements in the field of biotechnology have enabled scientists to aid the production of bio-engineered food products. Bio-engineered foods are created with the insertion of a new gene into a plant or organism to change it’s traits. This altercation of DNA produces new proteins that create this change. In order to better fill consumer demands and receive a larger profit, farmers use genetically modified crops to: help assure a longer plant life, improve nutrition in food, and resist certain herbicides....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Global Warming: The Importance of Going Green - For centuries, the issue of global warming has been a great concern for citizens in all cultures. Many suggest that becoming environmentally aware is the solution to preventing this constant climate change in our environment. However, individuals relentlessly dismiss the issue by being nonchalant and inconsiderate. Furthermore, going green has generated intense controversy: some feel strongly that their individual contribution to society is worthless; while, others firmly advocate that becoming ecologically aware helps prevent possible changes in the atmosphere, resulting from global warming....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Global Warming: The Importance of Going Green - For centuries, the issue of global warming has been a great concern for citizens in all cultures. Many suggest that becoming environmentally aware is the solution to preventing the constant climate change in our environment. However, individuals relentlessly dismiss the issue by being nonchalant and inconsiderate. Furthermore, going green has generated intense controversy. Some strongly feel that their individual contribution to society is worthless, while others firmly advocate that becoming ecologically aware helps prevent possible changes in the atmosphere, which is caused by global warming....   [tags: Environment, Environmental ]
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What Are We Eating - What Are We Eating. According to Benjamin Kligler M.D., M.P.H since World War II, 80,000 chemicals have emerged in commercial use and few have been tested for health effects(Palmer, 2010). Food additives are in almost everything a person eats. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration it defines food additives as “any substance intended use of which results, or may reasonably be expected to result directly or indirectly, in its becoming a component or otherwise affecting the characteristics of any food” Additives are any substances that are added to specific foods for a certain purpose....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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