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Allergies - ... The human body expresses its reaction of allergies in many different ways. Symptoms can manifest itself through illness involving the skin, mucosal tissue or both.3 Epidermis can display mild reddish spread on the skin to a severe rash. Sensitivity involving the mucosa can lead to respiratory problems or digestion issues, examples of such are persistent phlegm, cough, and pain and flare ups3. When a person is prone to allergies, contact with an allergen causes a reaction within minutes or hours.3 A case can be made that exposure to certain allergens can increased the development of allergic reactions in adults....   [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 - ... P.F. Chang's is another highly profiled chain restaurant which caters to allergy customers by "providing separate plates and cookware to prevent cross contamination, as well as a computer program that filter its menu of the allergen a patron might have and then provides a printout" states Alison St. Sure from Sure Foods Living Web site. On the smaller scale the Chipotle chain also caters to allergy customers by not having a standard menu and eliminating processed ingredients as stated in the article by QRS Magazine "The Allergy Issue." After five years of red tape and negotiations Massachusetts approved a Bill which requires restaurants to showcase food allergy awareness placards in employee areas, as well as placing labels on menus to prompt customers to notify their servers of potential allergies....   [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 - ... Some fragments 1of proteins are resistant to digestion and those that are not broken down in the digestive process are tagged by the Immunoglobin E (IgE). These tags fool the immune system into thinking that the protein is harmful." Therefore, "the immune system believes that it is under attack so it triggers an allergic reaction." (Wikipedia) Of the estimated twelve million people who live with diet restrictions because of allergies, it is recorded that eight main foods account for 7ninety percent of all food allergic reactions....   [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 - ... Celiac disease is usually treated by the avoidance of gluten. There is also new research recently published in Nature on a study on mice that found that blocking interleukin-15 (IL-15), an inflammatory protein, may prevent the development of the disease in at risk people (Mann, D. , March 2011). It is believed that IL-15 activity may be linked to gluten tolerance. Vitamin A activates IL-15, which makes it advisable to keep near RDI in consummation of said vitamin (Mann, D. , March 2011). Special dietary needs....   [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 - ... Patients who have been receiving treatments from hospitals and are being discouraged because they are not healing would also like to know about CAM treatments. Another group of people that would like to know more about CAM treatments would be the families of patients in critical care. The families of patients in critical care would be a part of the audience that reads about research on CAM treatments because they may be looking for another way to cure their family member of their ailment. The friends of patients would look into research involving CAM treatments for the same reason as the family’s of patients in critical care....   [tags: Medicine]
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Pathophysiology Repeort on Eosinophilic Esophagitis - ... This is because these symptoms may come across looking like the common occasional stomach upset or flu. Abdominal and chest pain may be felt and should be noted as a symptom of EE. Less commonly, difficulty sleeping is another symptom of this disease. Most important, is that many people suffering with this disease possess the symptom of failure to thrive which presents itself as poor weight gain, lower than average growth and even weight loss. Note that not everyone with the disease experiences symptoms....   [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 - ... Kosher foods are “pure”, and ensure fitness for consumption. An example of how genetically enhanced foods may effect the status of a Kosher food would be the “Frankenfish”. The Frankenfish is a salmon that was genetically enhanced by the addition of human growth hormone to increase the size and weight of the salmon. Eating this salmon would violate Jewish law.(4). If it does not clearly say on the packaging of the fish what enhancements have been made, how would anybody know. Some vegetarians eat fish....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Conventional Medical and CAM Treatments - ... The effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine can be seen as either medically or cost wise. Contrary to the beliefs of users, CAM treatments are not cost effective. This is because a patients insurance will not pay for or even help pay for CAM treatments (Ania and Crellin, 2002). If a patient does not have their insurances’ help in paying for CAM treatments, their bill may increase substantially over time. This is because many times, patients may have to turn toward the black market to receive treatments....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Desensitization therapy for allergy: theory and practice - ... With every injection, patients must be observed for a possible reaction thirty minutes after receiving the injection.8,10 A remedy to this problem is the use of cluster immunotherapy protocols, which consist of several injections at increasing dosages sequentially so as to reach the maintenance level quickly.8,11 Several studies have proven the efficacy of the treatment remains the same when accelerated, however adverse reactions, such as anaphylaxis, occur more often.9,11 The use of fexofenadine beforehand has been shown to reduce the risk of an adverse significantly (p=0.03)....   [tags: Medicine]
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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 - ... Eating this salmon would violate Jewish law.(4). If it does not clearly say on the packaging of the fish what enhancements have been made, how would anybody know. Some vegetarians eat fish. Would they want to eat salmon that has been modified with human growth hormone. They do not have a choice unless these products are properly labeled. Our environment is also at risk from these bio-engineered foods. Many of these foods are genetically altered to become more resistant to disease, and more tolerant to cold and herbicides....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Control and Prevention of Eczema Through Elimination of Dietary Cow’s Milk and Hen’s Eggs - ... Blood samples were collected from children with milk induced eczema, AEG, and enterocolitis due to milk. A double blind, placebo-controlled food challenge was performed to verify their clinical sensitivity to milk. The study concluded that after oral ingestion of food, antigens might be deposited into the skin, which in return triggers dermal mast cells and processing of antigen. This discovery may serve as a theoretical cause of milk and egg induced eczematous reactions. Current Evidence Against the Issue A study was performed regarding milk exclusions and diets in atopic eczema....   [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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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] 2460 words
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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 - ... It is obviously necessary that genetically modified foods be closer studied before they can be declared safe. Other risks pertain to consumer health, “Many people believe that organically produced foods are, in some way, healthier than conventionally produced foods, and they seek out products that are labeled organic because organic agriculture shuns synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers” (2). It shouldn’t be an issue if consumers want options, especially to stay healthy....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Global Warming: The Importance of Going Green - ... Waldorf’s analysis in this case proves that global warming poses health threats to many people. Therefore, climate change presents certain risks to an individual's health, with asthma and allergies being two of the possible health issues associated with global warming. However, this can easily be prevented by being environmentally aware. For example, “organic fruits and vegetables appear to have the potential to diminish the mutagenic action of toxic compounds and inhibit the proliferation of certain cancer cell lines....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Global Warming: The Importance of Going Green - ... Waldorf in an online article, the “Health Effects of Global Warming" states that "people often develop asthma and allergies due to smog" (www.associatedcontent.com). Waldorf’s analysis in this case proves that global warming poses health threats to many people. Furthermore, climate change presents certain risks to an individual's health; asthma and allergies being two of the possible health issues associated with global warming. However, this can easily be prevented by being environmentally aware....   [tags: Environment, Environmental ]
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What Are We Eating - ... Although, reports have been made pertaining that MSG is known for triggering headaches or worsening asthma symptoms The World Health Organization, European Community’s Scientific Committee for Food, The American Medical Association, Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and the National Academy of Sciences have all declared MSG at normal levels to be safe for human consumption (Kunkel, 2008). According to some reports MSG can have neurotoxic effects consequently effecting brain cell damage, endocrine disorders, retinal degeneration and some conditions such as neuropathic pain, anxiety, depression, stroke and brain trauma (Eweka, 2008)....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Quality of Life of Chronically Ill Adolescents - ... According to Martha Engelke et al. (2008), students with CI have missed up to 77 days of school; also, among 69 adolescents 43% have failing marks before any interventions were made. This greatly impacts the adolescent’s life because education is a very important aspect in their life as it provides them with the necessary skills and training that will help them to be more successful in life. Intervention: There are solutions to the social isolation and schooling problems faced by CIAs. Interventions may be similar for each adolescent, but must be individualized to attend to the uniqueness of the client....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Noni and Maalox: A Specific Comparison of Traditional and Industrial Medicine - ... If the ions accumulate in the stomach, it will cause poisoning. This biological concept is called bioaccumulation. Maalox is also composed of small traces of chemicals and these chemicals can consequently cause allergies (“Maalox Side Effects”). Allergies will weaken the body’s immune system and therefore makes it more prone to other bacteria and viruses from the surroundings. Therefore, Noni is safer to use and ensures almost no harm after intake and its effects progress as time passes. When the ulcer is severe, it is sensible to take more medicine as prescribed, and it should fall between the right time intervals....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Conversion to Electronic Health Records - ... Electronic retrieval of patient demographics, allergies, current medications, complete medical history, diagnostic and radiologic results, etc. occurs by clicking a few buttons. Electronic patient charts provide quick and easy access to physicians, hospitals, independent labs, and pharmacies. EHRs allow simultaneous access by independent providers and allow a collaborative effort for health care management of the patient. “EHRs are the next step in the continued progress of healthcare that can strengthen the relationship between patients and clinicians”....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Genetically Modified Plants - ... In North Dakota, this happened with altered canola plants. When researchers tested flora along roads, they found that “[t]hese ‘escaped’ plants … accounted for 45% of the roadside plants sampled (“Establishment”). Even if the plants themselves stay inside their cultivation area, the genes themselves will often escape. The genes possess the ability to move from altered crops to wild relatives with such speed that the first wild generation would express the modified genes. (Hanson). This presents especially large risks when dealing with weeds....   [tags: Agriculture]
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