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Background Information of Food Borne Illnesses - Background Information of Food Borne Illnesses Food borne illnesses are occurring world wide with greater frequency than ever before and as a result, food safety is becoming an increasingly important public health issue. Governments all over the world are intensifying their efforts to improve food safety. Food borne illnesses are diseases, usually either infectious or toxic in nature, caused by agents that enter the body through the ingestion of food. "In industrialized countries, the percentage of people suffering from food borne diseases each year has been reported to be up to 30%....   [tags: Food Borne Illnesses Health Essays]
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Mental Illnesses - Mental Illnesses *Missing Works Cited* There is a wide range of problems considered "psychological disorders". Each is very different, and very complex in it's own rite. Over 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of mental disorder, such as depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, and schizophrenia (Roleff 50). Most people understand that these disorders are quite difficult to live with, and indeed misfortunate. However, there simply is not enough known about mental illnesses to make the public acutely aware of how serious these disorders really are....   [tags: Papers] 904 words
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Foodborne Illnesses - Foodborne Illness What is Foodborne Illness. According to a medical dictionary, foodborne illness is an acute gastrointestinal infection caused by consuming food contaminated with pathogenic, bacteria, toxins, viruses, prions or parasites. Such contamination was caused by improper food handling, preparation or storage of food. Contacts between food and pests, especially flies, cockroaches and rodents are a further cause of contamination of food. Foodborne illness can also be caused by adding pesticides or medicine to food or consuming or by accidentally consuming naturally poisonous substances....   [tags: essays research papers] 884 words
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Patients with Life-Altering Illnesses - Communicating with someone who has a life-altering illness is not an easy task. A person needs to have compassion, patience, and listening skills. I have seen firsthand how a caring healthcare provider and having an attitude of optimism can prolong a person’s life. Illness can be characterized as acute, chronic, and life-altering (Tamparo). Acute is when a patient experiences severe symptoms for a short amount of time. Acute illnesses are not life-altering unless they are not treated. If left untreated, it may then lead into a chronic illness....   [tags: Nursing, Health Care]
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Misrepresentation of Mental Illnesses - Misrepresentation of Mental Illnesses by Television Media To eliminate the partial representation of mental illnesses, television media needs to focus on all sides of this illness. The media needs to show that attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a legitimate disorder with effective treatments. At least one in four families in the U.S. is affected by mental illnesses. Unfortunately there is no cure for this range of illnesses, which have been around for thousands of years. Of the American adult population, 5.4 percent have a serious mental illness....   [tags: essays research papers] 932 words
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The Misrepresentation of Mental Illnesses - The Misrepresentation of Mental Illnesses Mental illness is often negatively or misrepresented by the media to our naive society. Due to the lack of knowledge about mental illnesses audiences tend to believe that what they see on the television or the movies is the truth when in fact it is not. Worse then the stigma attached to the people with mental illness is the stigma attached to the psychologists and psychiatrists who try and help these people better understand what ails them....   [tags: Papers] 1619 words
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The Media Distorting Information on Illnesses - The Media Distorting Information on Illnesses Make sure you always use a condom or you might catch AIDS, a disease which will most likely kill us all anyway. Oh, and get your flu shot because this is going to be the worst flu season ever. And do not even think about eating that hamburger or you might put yourself at risk for Mad Cow Disease. Don’t be so quick to open up your mail, or you might get infected with Anthrax. Did you dump all the water out of the pool in the backyard. If not, mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus may kill you and your whole family....   [tags: Health Medical Essays]
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My Bio-Ecological Experience with Regard to Mental Illnesses - I am fortunate to live in a culture that accepts mental illnesses for what they are; treatable disorders. In macrosystem of western Canada, even though not much is generally known about mental illnesses, the overall feeling is that people living with these disorders need and should be provided the help and support they deserve. With the mental illness issues in the downtown east side in Vancouver so pervasive, we see the horrible extreme when these illnesses are left untreated. I don’t know of a person who wouldn’t agree that those who suffer with a mental illness deserve help, regardless of their socioeconomic status....   [tags: Psychology, Mental Health]
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Fruits and Vegetables: Contamination and Food Borne Illnesses - ... When we begin to think about that, we wonder how the fruit got from the place of origin to the grocery store and still look like it was just harvested. It gives consumers cause for concern when they have no idea what is being put on their produce and possibly being digested by themselves and their families if not washed properly. Take for example, bagged, pre-cut, and ready to eat salads. Many people use and eat these salads everyday. The process by which these salads are made can easily allow for contamination and the introduction of pathogens into the lettuce....   [tags: nutrition, technology, food borne illness, diet]
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Nursing Report: Treating a Child with Chronic Illnesses - ... She had a slim physique and no appearance of nutritional deficiencies. Skin appeared smooth, hair looks lustrous and strong, and mucous membranes appeared pick and moist. She was casually groomed in school clothing. The purpose of this visit was to initiate therapy to resolve the cycle of conflict between the child and mother. My client is very hyper and instigates conflict with her mother. Because of her low self esteem she does not want to attend school so she is excessively absent. She hits and kicks her mom when she tries to wake her up, constantly disrespects, and aggravate her....   [tags: Therapy, Monitoring, Narrative] 795 words
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Chronic Illnesses in Children and Their Effect on the Families - Chronic Illnesses in Children and Their Effect on the Families Approximately 10% to 15% of children under 18 years of age have a chronic physical illness or condition and the number of children with chronic conditions has increased substantially in recent decades. It is obvious that chronic illnesses in children do have an immense impact on the families of these children. There are many psychological consequences for the sufferers, their siblings and their parents. Firstly we start by briefly looking at other consequences apart from the symptoms of their illnesses that the patients have to deal with....   [tags: Papers] 1044 words
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Ageing Population - Introduction Increase in the ageing population has been accompanied many health care challenges and policy makers have been prompted to do their part and devise mechanisms of overcoming these challenges. Huge implications have been felt in the areas of organization and delivery of health care. Policy makers and other stakeholders in the health care system have faced increasing pressure to implement more cost effective and reliable care systems. One of the major shifts that have come with the increasing aged population is the need to commit more resources to manage chronic illnesses than acute illnesses....   [tags: Health, Policy, Chronic Illnesses] 2214 words
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Stress and Nursing - ... 244, Franken, 2007). A recent study of 800 women found that dementia may be related to stress (Johansson, Guo, Hällström, Norton, Waern, Östling, Bengtsson & Skoog, 2013). The researchers found that those who had experienced the most stress in midlife were 15 percent more likely than the others to have developed any type of dementia, and 21 percent more likely to have developed Alzheimer’s nearly four decades later (Johansson, Guo, Hällström, Norton, Waern, Östling, Bengtsson & Skoog, 2013)....   [tags: productivity, illnesses, empowerment ]
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Breaking the Habit of Smoking - ... The article also discussed second hand smoke that kills at least 50,000 people per year. The people that are smoking it kill’s at least 393,000 each year. The more secondhand smoke you breathe in the higher the risk of these harmful chemicals get in your body. Secondhand smoke evidence suggesting it may be linked with childhood leukemia and cancer of the larynx, brain and in the breast. As we know that in humans chemicals that are from tobacco smoke reaches the breast tissue and then found in the breast milk....   [tags: health, illnesses, tobacco, cancer, chemicals]
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Involuntary Outpatient Commitment - Involuntary Outpatient Commitment In 1955, over 559,000 individuals resided in inpatient psychiatric hospitals. By 1995, however, the number had drastically diminished to 69,000, (National Health Policy Forum, 2000). This drastic reduction was largely due to the discovery of antipsychotic medications in the 1950s, and the deinstitutionalization movement of the 1960s, wherein several thousands of mentally ill individuals were released from psychiatric institutions to return to their communities for treatment....   [tags: Psychiatry Mental Illnesses Treatment Essays] 4376 words
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The Sharks Potential in the Cure for Human Cancer - The Sharks Potential in the Cure for Human Cancer Thumbing through the pages of Business Week, the headline read Maybe Jaws Can Put the Bite on Cancer. Interested, I continued to read the short article. According to the reporter, Otis Port, researchers at California State University in Fresno say that they have isolated four substances in shark cartilage that appear to inhibit cancer (93). Curious, I continued to read the rest of the article. The chemicals block a mechanism discovered in the mid-1980s at Harvard University: Tumor cells secrete a protein called angiogenin that entices blood vessels to grow close to cancers and nourish them....   [tags: Fish Illnesses Medicine Papers]
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Parkinson's Disease - Parkinson's Disease In 1817, James Parkinson published his famous treatise: "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy," describing the symptoms which now collectively bear his name. Although many scientists before his time had described various aspects of motor dysfunction (ataxia, paralysis, tremor) Parkinson was the first to collect them into a common syndrome; one which he believed formed a distinctive condition. His sixty-six page essay contained five chapters describing symptoms, differential diagnoses, causality, possible treatments, and prospects for future study....   [tags: Disorders Illnesses Papers]
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Prions: A Novel Infectious Pathogen - Prions: A Novel Infectious Pathogen Prions are novel, transmissible pathogens that differ from viroids, viruses, parasites, fungi, and bacteria, both with respect to the diseases they cause and their structure . They are capable of causing degenerative diseases of the centra1 nervous system both in animals anal in humans. Kuru, Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s disease (CJD) and Gerstmann-Straussler-Sheinker’s (GSS) syndrome illustrate the acquired, sporadic, and genetic manifestation of the -human prion diseases....   [tags: Medicine Medical Illnesses Papers]
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The Battle Continues When Soldiers Return from Iraq - The Battle Continues When Soldiers Return from Iraq Even though Jimmy Massey, a former U.S. solider in Iraq, was pulled out of the war almost two years ago, it remains at the center of his life. On May 15, 2003 Massey was flown back stateside and though he lives a life without bullets and tanks, he now fights off terrible nightmares, constant anxiety, and bouts of depression. Massey, 34, was a marine for almost 12 years before he was deployed to Iraq during the initial U.S. invasion. There he witnessed the shooting of more than 30 innocent civilians and his thoughts of war transformed forever....   [tags: Mental Illnesses War Papers] 2201 words
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Depression in Teenagers - Depression in Teenagers Depression is the most common mental illness in the country today. Teenagers are easy prey for this disease. They are at a point in their lives when they must face important transitions and peer pressures. They are trying to understand themselves and where they fit in society, all of which can lead to behavioral and emotional changes. This is also a period when children and parents suffer from poor communication: teenagers often keep their true feelings and concerns from their parents and other authority figures....   [tags: Mental Illnesses Psychology Essays]
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Pneumonia And Tuberculosis - Pneumonia and Tuberculosis Pneumonia and tuberculosis have been plaguing the citizens of the world for centuries causing millions of deaths. This occurred until the creation and use of antibiotics become more widely available. These two respiratory infections have many differences, which include their etiology, incidence and prevalence, and many similarities in their objective and subject indicators, medical interventions, course, rehabilitation and effects. To explore the relationship between pneumonia and tuberculosis we will examine a case study....   [tags: Health Illnesses Essays]
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Hospice in the United States - Hospice in the United States Hospice is a concept of caring borrowed from medieval times, where travelers, pilgrims and the sick, wounded or dying could find rest and comfort. The contemporary hospice offers a program of care to patients and families facing a life threatening illness encompassing medical, nursing, spiritual, and psychological care. It is more than a medical alternative, it is an attitude toward death and the process of dying. Terminal disease is managed so patients can live comfortably until they die....   [tags: Hospice Terminal Illnesses Cancer Essays]
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My Daughter's Seizures - My Daughter's Seizures GENERALIZED TONIC-CLONIC - (also called Grand Mal) Sudden cry, fall, rigidity, followed by muscle jerks, shallow breathing or temporarily suspended breathing, bluish skin, possible loss of bladder or bowel control, usually lasts a couple of minutes. Normal breathing then starts again. There may be some confusion and/or fatigue, followed by return to full consciousness. Comments: Protect head from injury. Turn on side to keep airway clear. Don't restrain ABSENCE - (also called Petit Mal) A blank stare, beginning and ending abruptly, lasting only a few seconds, most common in children....   [tags: Health Medical Seizures Illnesses Essays] 4161 words
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Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer Missing Works Cited      Breast cancer will strike one in every eight American women. This makes it the most common cancer in woman. Approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Of that number, 40,000 will die from breast cancer each year. (Journal of Environmental Health 2003)      Breast cancer is just one type of cancer. Cancerous cells are cells that grow without the normal system of controls placed upon them. Breast cancer develops from the mammary ducts 80% of the time....   [tags: Cancer Health Medical Illnesses Essays] 4168 words
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Media Portrayal of Mental Illness in America - Media Portrayal of Mental Illness in America The media in American society has a major influential impact on the minds and beliefs of millions of people. Whether through the news, television shows, or film, the media acts as a huge database for knowledge and instruction. It is both an auditory and visual database that can press images and ideas into people's minds. Even if the individual has no prior exposure or knowledge to something, the media can project into people's minds and leave a lasting impression....   [tags: Media American Society Mental Illnesses Essays]
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Mental Illness - Mental Illness Mental illness is an issue that hits extremely close to home. Both of my uncles on my fathers side developed schizophrenia in their 20’s. One of them, upon being diagnosed, committed suicide. This happened before I was born, but the fall-out is still visible in my family. The other now lives in a home for those with mental illness. He is on medication, which helps with many of the symptoms, and has been an important pillar in my life. There is a fair chance that either my brother or I may contract schizophrenia, and for these reasons, mental illness will always be a large part of my life....   [tags: Psychology Mentally Sick Essays] 1157 words
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Definitions of Health - ... Holistic definition of health: holistic health refers to the person as a whole instead of looking at their separate illnesses and problems. Holistic health connects all aspects of our existence. These include our body, emotions, mind and spirit and it enthuses for them to all be balanced and never looks at just one area. The different aspects of health that are referred to under the definition of holistic health are physical, intellectual, emotional and social. An example of holistic health could be that a psychologist’s client may have bipolar disorder and the psychologist would still focus on all of the other aspects of their client’s life and not just on the symptoms the client is experiencing of bipolar disorder....   [tags: well-being, positive, negative, sick role, care]
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Mental Illness and Health Care for the Mentally Ill - Case Study Mental Illness has a broad spectrum in the definition of mental illness; any of various psychiatric conditions, usually characterized by impairment of an individual’s normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by physiological or psychosocial factors. Also called mental disease, mental disorder. The broad definition also includes that a mental illness is dependent upon a society’s norm and whether corresponding behaviors go against these norms and whether corresponding behaviors considered ad either deviance or even as a mental illness....   [tags: mental health]
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Psychosis: What It Really Is - People have many different opinions on what psychosis really is. Many define it as crazy or not normal, but really, the illnesses vary. It could be schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, hallucinations and delusions, anxiety, even Alzheimer’s and Dementia. It is characterized in all of these illnesses. Psychosis is usually genetic and passed down through different family members. It is an illness that distorts the brain, making thinking unclear. The main question is what really causes someone to be psychotic....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Correlation Between Mental Illness and Violence and Crime - Literature Analysis and Research Proposal of the Correlation between Mental Illness and Violence and Crime Over the past few decades, many researches have strived to test and explain the correlation between violence and crime and mental illness. Moore and Hiday (2006) assert that up 22% of inmates has a mental illness, sometimes containing more mental illness patients than many psychiatric units. Due to these statistics it is evident how important it is to understand the causes of the correlations between crime and violence and mental disorders....   [tags: Psychology]
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Understanding Mental Illness - Understanding Mental Illness: Means for Lifting the Stigma As a victim of the debilitating mental illness clinical depression, I have a first hand knowledge of the terrible stigma attached to seeking medical help for this and similar problems. When the diagnosis was made, I told no one that I was seeing a psychologist. I feared what people would think of me and how they would react to one of their friends seeing a "shrink". Because mental illnesses are not well known and even less well understood, people tend to fear them....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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THE WAR OF 1812 CEMETERY: THE LETHAL THREAT TO FIELD SOLDIERS - During the winter of 1812, after the abysmal failure of the American invasion of Canada near Niagara, the remnants of American General Alexander Smyth's invasion force settled into log barracks built along a creek in Erie, New York. , Later in 1813, these barracks were expanded and converted into a military camp hospital for the sick and injured. Incredibly, the lethal threat to the survivors of Smyth's original invasion force was hardly lessened with the cessation of the previous assault and the eventual redeployment of these forces to the quiet camp near the town of Cheektowaga, in Erie county, NY....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Homelessness and Schizophrenia - Psychiatric disorders can lead to many types of problems. These problems can range from housing instability, to disease, and even death. Having a disorder and lack of stable living conditions most often further complicates the overall health and the care this is a bit confusing for a homeless adult. Without the proper health care the mind will become even more unstable. This does not automatically follow logically. Individuals with severe mental illness soften most times with homelessness because of their inability to accomplish daily tasks and earn money....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Fear No Evil, Fear No Shot: Vaccinating Children Should Be Considered Safe - Illnesses such as pertussis, meningitis, and the flu are not extinct, nor are they easily treated if contracted, particularly by children. However, it seems that some parents of small children will not consent to have their children vaccinated against these and other life-threatening illnesses because they are convinced that some of these vaccinations cause SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), autism, or have other serious side effects. Although many studies have been conducted, and the majority have found no cause for alarm, many parents are still skeptical....   [tags: Medical Research]
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What Is Abnormal Psychology? What Is Normal Psychology? - What is Psychology. In my research of Psychology and its meaning I have come up with many definitions. To sum all of the definitions into one it’s the study ones feelings, thoughts, and their way of thinking and using all of there senses rather its cognitive, physical, or mental. Some other questions that came to mind during my research are what is normal psychology and what is abnormal psychology. What is normal psychology. Most people consider one to be normal if they seem to have no problems physically or mentally....   [tags: essays research papers] 1140 words
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The Blues - The Blues I. Introduction Today's forecast; gloomy, and there is no sunshine in sight. If you had any form of depression, that is what it would seem like everyday. Depression is defined as a total body illness that affects a person's thoughts, feelings, behavior, physical health and appearance. It affects all areas of a person's life, including a person's home, work, school, and social life. Depression is a real illness, and it's described as a feeling of sadness, worthlessness, or gloominess that can last from several months, to several years....   [tags: Papers] 864 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: essays research papers] 435 words
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Public smoking - Smoking in Public “One thousand Americans stop smoking every day - by dying.”(The Quote Garden). It’s no surprise that smoking is one of the leading causes of death in the nation. There is overwhelming evidence that smoking affects our health. However, when one lights up a cigarette and smokes where other are present, one not only affects his or her own body, but others as well. This refers not only to the inconvenience of someone smoking near you, but also to the affect of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke has to ability to affect ones health, even if they never touch a cigarette....   [tags: Health, argumentative, persuasive]
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Smoking Bans in Public Places Help Save Lives - “One thousand Americans stop smoking every day - by dying” (“Smoking”). It is no surprise that smoking is one of the leading causes of death in the nation. There is overwhelming evidence that smoking affects our health. However, when one lights up a cigarette and smokes where others are present, one not only affects his or her own body, but others as well. This refers not only to the inconvenience of someone smoking near you, but also to the affect of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke has the ability to affect ones health, even if they have never touched a cigarette....   [tags: smoking, second hand smoke, argumentative, persuas]
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The Stigma of Mental Illness - Young adults’ emergence of mental illness throughout history has perpetuated certain stigmas that have changed the way mental illness has been accepted; proper education and tolerance are the ways mental illness can be accepted and treated as the disorder that it is today. Webster’s dictionary defines a stigma as a mark of social disgrace. The stigmas surrounding mental illness have, for many years, stifled peoples interests in learning about the disorders people must live with. Mental illness has been around as long as people have been around....   [tags: Mental Health, informative, psychology]
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Food Safety Standards - The consumption of low quality food products, especially McDonalds, is a controversial issue in society today. Many people are at odds over whether the processing and advertisings corporations are to blame for food related illness and deaths. Some say it is ultimately the consumer’s responsibility because they make a free will decision in choosing what to eat. Many sources, however, suggest that the food corporations are to blame for their consumers’ food related illnesses and deaths because they have continually denied the safety issues of their food....   [tags: Health ]
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Psychosurgery and Its Role in Psychology - Neurosurgery used for the treatment of mental illnesses has a vast history with its origin tracing back to the beginning of time. However, psychosurgery, brain surgery in which attempts to correct a mental disorder, was not developed until the mid-20th century (Mashour). During this time, lobotomies, an alteration in nerve tracts of the frontal lobe of the brain, were performed on Americans who were considered mentally ill. Although many health care professionals at that time supported this practice, there were just as many who were concerned about using psychosurgery as a method of treatment to alter an individual’s brain....   [tags: Psychology]
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Homelessness in Canada Viewed Through a Sociological and Economic Lens - Introduction Researchers from the Parliament of Canada have proven that there are “as many as 300,000 homeless in Canada” . Homelessness is a major social issue which is present in society throughout most of the world; when it comes to Canada it is no exception. The homeless are known as people who do not have a home or a stable place of residence, they are seen as individuals who sleep in “shelters, public places, vehicles, abandoned building or someone else’s home” . In the past few years homelessness in Canada has become a growing social issue....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Background of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act - Background of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act In the Summer of 2012, more than a half billion eggs were recalled in the United States. These salmonella contaminated eggs were responsible for sickening more than 1,000 people across the country (Jalonick, 2010). This outbreak served as a “wake-up call” for the need to empower the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to carry out stricter regulations on the food and drug industry. Due to the outbreak and need for stricter regulations, The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (S....   [tags: Food Safety ]
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Foodborne Illness - Foodborne Illness      Food borne illnesses are caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. There are many different disease-causing microbes, or pathogens. In addition, poisonous chemicals, or other harmful substances can cause food borne illnesses if they are present in food. More than two hundred and fifty different food borne illnesses have been described; almost all of these illnesses are infections. They are caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can be food borne....   [tags: Food Illness Health Medical Essays]
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Stigma In Me, Myself, and Irene about Schizophrenia - Most people gather what they know about mental illnesses from television and film. Unfortunately these media portrayals are inaccurate and create stigma. They depict people suffering from mental illnesses as different, dangerous and laughable. Characters are often addicted to drugs or alcohol, are violent, dangerous, or out of control. Horror film characters like Norman Bates in Psycho, Jack Torrance in the Shining, or Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs associate the typical 'psycho- killer' with people who suffer from a mental illness....   [tags: Psychology Mental Illness] 1162 words
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Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine (WM) differ from each other in many ways. TCM favors a holistic approach, views the universe and body philosophically and develops inductive tools and methods to guide restoring the total balance of the body. In Chinese medicine, the correct balance between Yin and Yang make up the vital energy, Qi, an essential life-sustaining substance of which all things are made. Some Traditional remedies include herbal medicines, acupuncture, massage and moxibustion, an herbal heat therapy....   [tags: Medicine] 639 words
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Discrimination in the Workplace of Individuals Living with A Disease or Illness - Discrimination in the Workplace of Individuals Living with A Disease or Illness      This research paper is a case study focusing on the discrimination of workers living with a disease or illness. I chose this topic based on the need to educate others on the signs of workplace discrimination. Job discrimination in the workplace can effect many people in many different situations. This particular study chooses to focus on those individuals living with a terminal illness. Discrimination in the workplace can occur more frequently than many expect in this advanced society....   [tags: Work Discrimination Essays] 2715 words
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Suffering from Anorexia - Suffering from Anorexia We often hear of people who suffer every day from different illnesses such as AIDS, cancer, tuberculosis, and many other types of illnesses. We tend to forget about the illness that affects the life of about eight million Americans in witch 90% of them are women. One of the main types of eating disorders is called Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is a illness that is caused by intense fear of gaining weight or becoming over weight. It is also caused by an excessive weight loss from restricting food to the body and continuing to exercise....   [tags: Papers] 349 words
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The Career Psychiatrist - The Career Psychiatrist Why would anyone in this world want to become a psychiatrist. To me I think that mental illnesses are important to this world. That's because millions of Americans are affected by mental disorders daily. Psychiatry seems like an interesting career. Many people in this world will say that they don't want to work with a mental patient, because they are afraid that the mental patient might try to harm them. It would be interesting to find out why many people are suffering from mental disorders....   [tags: Papers] 363 words
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The Work Of Christian Aid - The Work Of Christian Aid “We Believe in Life Before Death.” This is Christian Aid’s Motto; Christian Aid is a charity, a company, and an aid to those in less developed countries than our own. It is one of many charitable based organisations that works on many projects set up to improve the lifestyles of the people in these country’s. Justice and compassion are principles, which Christian Aid has; they are closely linked to many Churches and other organisations run by Christians....   [tags: Papers] 375 words
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