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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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Social Stigma and Mental Illnesses - Social Stigma and Mental Illnesses Whenever an individual is identified as having a mental illness, he or she is seen in a different kind of light. Most of the time mental illnesses have a negative connotation to it. This is because the wrongful connection between violence and mental illnesses. Societies negative view of mental illnesses creates many drawbacks in diagnosing and treating the mental disorders. That is why society needs to abandon their negative perspective of mental illnesses. In studying mental health there is a wide variety of disorders and levels....   [tags: violence, mental disorder, schizophrenia]
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Homelessness with Mental Illnesses in Crisis - Nature of Crisis Mental health problems contribute to some homelessness exacerbating disturbances of a critical disposition. Homelessness is problematic without Mental Health issues and can be harder to treat without the added disparity. Homelessness and mental health issues can induce crisis alone and combined. The combination of these two issues can worsen disruption leading to greater chance of crisis. Roberts (2005) states that there must be an ongoing balance of affect and cognitive abilities available to counter stressful incidents that could lead to crisis....   [tags: mental health, basic needs, health care]
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Vitamin Deficiencies and Psychiatric Illnesses - Deficiencies of vitamins are associated with psychiatric illnesses either by being the primary cause or an exacerbating factor. Psychiatric symptoms could also lead to poor nutrition. Vitamin deficiencies may play a role in compromising patient recovery. Vitamins are organic substances essential for several enzymatic functions. There are 13 known vitamins which are either fat soluble (4 vitamins i.e. KEDA) or water soluble (9 vitamins i.e. C, & the B group). Regarding brain function, B vitamins are essential in the maintenance of myelin, neuro-transmitter production, and methylation cycle....   [tags: disease, diet, antioxidants] 1445 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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Criminals with Mental Illnesses - Many criminals in the United States suffer from mental illnesses, most commonly is Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia has many symptoms, some of them are, delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking or speech, and abnormal behavior. Symptoms of Schizophrenia in teenagers can be withdrawn from friends or family, a drop in performance in school, trouble sleeping, depressed or an irritable mood, and a lack of motivation. In 1981 Steven Steinberg was charged with killing his wife, Elena by stabbing her with a kitchen knife 26 times....   [tags: schizophrenia, symptoms, delusions, hallucinations]
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Exploring My Mental Illnesses - In today’s society it’s very difficult for people to successfully identify who they are, where they belong in this world, as well as establish and maintain healthy relationships with those around them. These issues can considerably be much more problematic for someone with a mental illness. Furthermore, these challenges can be even worse for an individual who has a mental illness but hasn’t been officially diagnosed with an overall condition; therefore, making it all the more difficult for that person to receive the proper help and assistance needed to live a happy and successful life....   [tags: Borderline Personality Disorder]
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Psychopath and Mental Illnesses - The term “psychopath” is often associated with “sociopath” and “antisocial personality disorder”. Due to the confusion over the definitions of these terms, psychologists have had a hard time finding common ground on diagnosing and treating these illnesses. The consensus for a psychopath is that it is someone who is antisocial, lacks empathy, and engages in bold conduct (Cullen, 241). Studies show that 80% of psychopaths are male. While professionals do not know why this is, they do believe that psychopaths are born with a powerful predisposition to being psychopathic....   [tags: Sociopath, Antisocial Personality Disorder]
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Mental Illnesses and Discrimination - Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. It is an issue that affects many lives; and it's found nearly anywhere and almost impossible to hide. It's found in communities and spotted in the workplace. A contribution to discrimination is mental illness. Over 9.5% of the adult population in the United States will suffer from a depressive illness ("Depression"), 6% will suffer from anxiety disorder ("Mental Health Problems in the Workplace") and 40% will suffer from schizophrenia (Brohan, par....   [tags: Injustice, Prejudicial Treatment, Different People]
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Medicating Mental Illnesses - Although about 450 million people in the world currently are suffering from a mental illness, many untreated, the topic still remains taboo in modern society (Mental Health). For years, people with mental illnesses have been shut away or institutionalized, and despite cultural progression in many areas, mental illnesses are still shamed and rarely brought to light outside of the psychiatric community. The many different forms in which mental illness can occur are incredibly prevalent in the world today, and there is a substantial debate about the way that they should be handled....   [tags: counselling, medication, bipolar]
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Recreational Water Illnesses - “Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are caused by germs spread by swallowing, breathing in mists or aerosols of, or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas, interactive fountains, lakes, rivers, or oceans. RWIs can also be caused by chemicals in the water or chemicals that evaporate from the water and cause indoor air quality problems. RWIs may include a wide variety of infections, including gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic and wound infections....   [tags: biology, germs, contamineted water]
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Nietzsche and Freud on the Origin of Psychological Illnesses - In modern times humans have become susceptible to psychological illnesses. Nietzsche and Freud both give different explanations as to where the illnesses originate from. Freud blames our libido and its erotic appetite that goes against current standards for the illness. While Nietzsche blames the slave revolt of morality for stopping us from acting out on our animal impulse. Both illnesses are quite similar since they appear to have the same origin as one another. Freud presents an interpretation of how individuals fall ill....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 806 words
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Guns and Mental Illnesses Don't Mix - “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” This is a well known statement that is oftentimes considered true. However, it is not completely true. Someone who is mentally ill may be unable to make logical decisions and the perception they receive of reality may be tainted by the illness. Gun laws pertaining to those suffering mental illnesses should be more restrictive. Weapons such as guns make committing an act of violence, especially when there are multiple victims, much easier. It is difficult to assess the probability of a person to commit a violent act that harms anyone including himself/herself....   [tags: nics, gun laws, schizophrenia]
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Preventing Foodbourne Illnesses - 1.0 Introduction Foodborne illnesses pose serious public health threats worldwide. The United States Centre for Disease Control has estimated that 76 million foodborne illnesses occur in the United States each year with upwards of 325 000 people requiring hospitalization as a result (Nyachuba, 2010). The primary pathogens responsible for foodborne infections in the United States are caused by Salmonella spp., Campylobacter, Shigella, Cryptosporidium, and Escherichia coli O157 (Nyachuba, 2010)....   [tags: Food Industry, Consumer Health]
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The link between creativity and mental illnesses - The link between creativity and mental illnesses is a topic that has been debated for centuries. The great philosophers Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle all discussed the connection as well. Even in today’s society, there is an ever-present stereotype that creative individuals (i.e. poets, writers, artists, designers, etc.) suffer from bouts of depression, mania, or mental illnesses. It is an age-old question: does depression/mania effect creativity. There is a lot of evidence that both supports and denies the truth behind this question....   [tags: creativity, mania, depressive illness]
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Mental Illnesses and How Everyone is Affected - Psychiatric disorders are common illnesses around the world. People with mental disorders affect millions of people unintentionally. Many people know someone with a mental disorder while others merely just hear about it. The every day routine for those people is not easy to face. Just because a person behaves and thinks inversely or more slowly does not mean they are less capable of success, as society labels it. Mentally disabled children, teenagers, and adults have a huge impact on society along with their family and friends....   [tags: psychiatric disorders]
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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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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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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 - Fruits and vegetables are two foods that are ate every day all around the world. They are a source of good nutrition and we are recommended to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to stay healthy. As the world’s demand for fruits and vegetables increases, there is a need to find new technologies that allow the growth of larger fruits and vegetables as well as higher yields. With this new technology, however, come the troubles of more bacteria and food borne illnesses. There has been a rise of these illnesses, and in turn recalls on vegetables and fruits all over the world....   [tags: nutrition, technology, food borne illness, diet]
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Check-up time! Early Detection of Serious Illnesses - Every day working as a nurse at Kaiser Permanente, I have helped numerous of our members on their annual physical exam. How about you. Have you had your annual health check-up this year. Did you really do it. If you have a check-up one every year, do you actually know if it is completed. Do you understand the screening tests and examinations you have done. Most of you will answer “no” to at least one of these questions. What is a comprehensive annual physical exam. A comprehensive physical exam is a once-a-year routine screening being done for a general health check even if you feel healthy....   [tags: regular physical exam, early diagnosis]
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A Viable Way of Treating Many Life Threatening Illnesses? - Gene therapy is a relatively new concept, it is an experimental technique that uses genes to theoretically treat and prevent various types of Illnesses/Genetic Disorders such as Haemophilia, Cancer, Chronic Granulomatous Disorder and Cystic Fibrosis. The process of gene therapy involves the use of a Viral Vector (Most Common Form) other forms of delivery, which are non-viral include the injection of naked DNA, sonoporation and magnetofection. Figure 1 .1 Shows us how an unmodified Virus under normal conditions work....   [tags: gene therapy, genetic disorders]
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Nursing Report: Treating a Child with Chronic Illnesses - My client is a 16 year old Caucasian female, was admitted into Children Medical Services on July 28, 2015. She lives with her mother in a mobile home. Mother and father are divorced because her father was abusive. Since mother is now a single parent finances are a struggle. Mother also has depression and is receiving counseling. My client has Dysthmia, a chronic type of depression in which a person's moods are regularly low (cite). She was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations, or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (cite)....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 795 words
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Regular Physical Activity Helping Prevent Illnesses - It is well documented that regular physical activity is known to decrease the prevention of illnesses and increase the health of the individual. Engaging in regular physical activity is important in old age; as people get older, their bones get weaker depending on the amount of physical activity they take part in, such as the elderly for example most elderly people move into residential homes because they cannot look after themselves to the full extent that is required, from there on this is where carers are brought in and fitness instructors to help the people living in the residence....   [tags: elderly, age, fitness, exercise]
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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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Mental Illnesses - 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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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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Factors for Increasing Food-Borne Illnesses and Efforts to Rectify the Problem - What’s the Issue. In the last decade, there have been numerous outbreaks of food-borne illnesses that that range from mild symptoms to life-threatening situations such as death. Some popular pathogens include salmonella, norovirus, and E. coli to name a few. There has been an immediate need for a proper food safety management system to prevent further illnesses. The severity of these pathogens and the increase of occurrence have led the nation to evaluate the current food safety system. The nations latest food safety management act was the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 (FDA, 2014)....   [tags: contamination, pathogens, inspections] 1557 words
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Tobacco Liability in Illnesses and Deaths - Smoking has been around for quite some time now, dating back farther than 1492. On October 29, 1492, two of Christopher Columbus’s crew members, Rodrigo de Jerez and Luis de Torres, were the first two Europeans to try smoking tobacco offered to them by the Native Indians (Marcovitz 14). Tobacco companies will lose revenue and may vanish as one of the oldest and wealthiest industries in America because of frivolous liability lawsuits and competition from companies producing other tobacco related products....   [tags: smoking, addiction, health, risk, dangerous]
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Types Of Diabetes - Our modern life is full of illnesses and diseases. Each disorder has its main causes, its effects on our body, and its own treatment. Most of these illnesses have been in our world for a long time. However, our life styles with its inorganic food, stress, and bad habits have assisted these diseases to develop and to spread faster than before. One of these diseases is Diabetes. Diabetes can be defined as a metabolic disease in which the body's inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood....   [tags: Health, illnesses]
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What Caused the Momentum of Witchcraft in Massachusetts - Witchcraft accusations began in Massachusetts after people began to say that they saw others with different symptoms which includes “fits”, “spectral visions”, “mental distraction”, “pinching, pin pricking, and bites”, “lethargy”, and “death” (Carlson, xiii). These accusations spread rapidly and took off within Massachusetts due to the large number of people living in the area. The large population allowed for the idea of witchcraft to spread because of how rapidly the large population heard of these allegations....   [tags: population, mental illnesses, mccarthyism]
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High-Altitude Edema Illnesses Are Real - High altitude cerebral edema and high altitude pulmonary edema are very real, very lethal sicknesses. They mainly occur with people that experience extreme changes in elevation, at a faster pace that their bodies can get accustomed to. People that are mainly at risk are those who climb mountains to higher elevations, generally above a mile above sea level, and also those who fly after diving at deep depths. These two sicknesses, while potentially lethal, can be easily mitigated with the correct precaution taking, monitoring, and having the correct knowledge....   [tags: flying, oxygen, pressure] 1160 words
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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley - Centers for Disease Control This research project is about the Centers for Disease Control. This is a very interesting topic. One reason to learn more about the CDC is to find out about who they are and what they do. They are mentioned numerous times in the book called The Things That Keep Us Here. One interesting fact is that, during a time of crisis they try to keep people from going into a panic (cdc.gov). Doing this means that when a disease hits they are in charge of making sure everyone has what is necessary to survive....   [tags: CDC, birth defects, illnesses]
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Borderline Personality Disorder and Dependent Personality Disorder - Axis Two: Illnesses “A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). There are several different mental illnesses that can branch off from mental disorders. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and dependent personality disorder (DPD) are only two....   [tags: psychiatry, illnesses, behavior]
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Reasons I Want to Study Bio- Medicine - From herbalists during the prehistoric era to the modern-day medicine we have now, bio-medicine has always been a key science. The billions of microorganisms we are exposed to every day suggest that the possible event of contracting an illness is to be expected. Despite this, some illnesses can be treated with a small amount of acetaminophen, modern-day paracetamol. The fact that a possibly lifesaving compound exists in a small pill that can be easily obtained without prescription fascinates me....   [tags: medical, illnesses, school] 580 words
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The Debate on Food Irradiation - Introduction There have been an increasing number of foodborne illnesses in this country and throughout the world in recent years. This has led to a heightened awareness of food safety. Food irradiation is being looked at as a potential solution to the problem. Food irradiation is the process of exposing food to ionizing radiation. Research shows that food irradiation can reduce or eliminate harmful pathogens and bacteria in our food, thus reducing, or even stopping the spread of foodborne illnesses....   [tags: Benefits, Safety, Foodborne Illnesses]
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Economic Impact of the 1918 Epidemic of Spanish Flu - Over the course of history, illnesses and pandemics have had a tremendous economic impact. Economic historians often struggle to calculate the economic impact of these events however, due to the lack of accurate records. The exception is the flu epidemic of 1918, which had a long lasting and significant impact on the world economy. In a ten month period stretching from late 1918 into early 1919, over 40 million people worldwide died as a result of the flu epidemic, about 4% of the world’s population....   [tags: illnesses and pandemics in history] 648 words
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The Byzarre History of Psychiatry - ... (“History of Psychiatry”) Mental illness was an unknown to people back then and the unknown was always explained by the means of spirits, sorcery, witches and other supernatural affairs. Some cures even included torture; the people were misunderstood, mistreated and abandoned by their families in mad houses where brutal “cures” such as an electric chair were used. “The 21st century brought with it an understanding of the biology behind many mental disorders and the development of new drugs for the treatment of many psychiatric conditions” (“History of Psychiatry”)....   [tags: mental illnesses, modern psychiatry] 1436 words
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Legalizing Marijuana: Saving Lives and Money - Imagine being five years old and not being able to have a regular childhood. Instead of going to school and playing with other children you are taking intensive medication to keep your body from seizing. In fact, some of the medication is making your conditions worse and keeping you in and out of the E.R. This is a rundown of Charlotte Figi’s true story. Sometimes she had up to 50 seizures a night until her parents got her a medical marijuana card in the state of Colorado. (Gummow) Marijuana is the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, used for its euphoric effects....   [tags: medication, fatal illnesses, law]
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Psychology, the Brain, and Depression - ... The hippocampus is an important part of the brain in mammals that controls long-term memory, spacial recognition, and emotion. It is found in almost the center of the brain. This experimental study would help conclude on whether stress contributed to loss of size in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is Czech suggested that the neurons we not, in fact, being destroyed but loosing volume and that this was because tension and stress limited the growth of nervous tissue (Czech 2007). He also pointed out those distortions in neuron cells, which are in simple terms, brain cells, may cause hippocampus reduction....   [tags: disorders, emotion, mental, illnesses] 707 words
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Cigarettes: An Absolute Health Hazard - Today marks a very special day. It designates Jack’s tenth birthday, and he gets to go to his favorite restaurant for dinner. He and his family get seated at the restaurant right next to a table full of people smoking cigarettes. The air becomes filled with thick smoke, so Jack can hardly talk with his family without gasping for air. Later, he receives his meal and can barely enjoy it because, with every bite, more thick smoke enters his lungs, choking him. Instead of feeling pleased with his meal, Jack goes home with a hacking cough.The experience that night impacted him enough that he never went to that restaurant again....   [tags: Illnesses, Addiction, Benefits] 932 words
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We Should Have Physician-Assisted Death - Should terminally ill people be allowed to decide rather or not they want to live in constant pain and suffering. “Physician-assisted death is defined as the physician providing the means for death, most often with a prescription. The patient not the physician will ultimately administer the lethal medication” (Braddock & Tonelli, 1998) To better explain physician-assisted suicide, a situation in which a patient kills him-or herself, using means which have been supplied by the physician, with the physician being aware that the patient will use those means for the purposes of suicide....   [tags: Terminal Illnesses, Assisted Suicide]
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Biography of T. S. Eliot - T.S Eliot, a man known for his dedication to literature, was a determined poet that was willing to overcome any obstacles to achieve a higher place in the literary world. Eliot’s poems, not for the faint of heart, dealt with his more troubling life experiences, such as depression, illnesses, and the complex society of World War One. These trials and tribulations lead Eliot into a state of collapse, which was fueled by his wife Vivien’s illness, and started publishing at night. Eliot was notorious for leaving his readers on the very “door step of the illuminating,” as Aiken said (“T.S....   [tags: antebelum era, depression, illnesses]
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Health Care System in Turmoil - Health Care System in Turmoil Quality healthcare in the more rural areas of the United States is not only getting more difficult to obtain, but difficult to afford. American citizens living in rural areas have the highest rates of chronic disease, higher poverty populations, less health insurance, and there is less access to primary care physicians. When the economy is at its lowest point it causes an increase in a number of access and health issues that have already had prior problems in communities and in rural areas, therefore the main goal of the national health care tax of 2010 was to allow coverage to all residents of the United States, and also by transferring necessary health care to...   [tags: prevention, treatment, and management of illnesses]
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A Paper on Bipolar Disorder - ... According to both experts, cultivating healthy habits is paramount. Sleep deprivation and substance abuse exacerbate bipolar disorder and derail treatment. Make sleep a priority. Try to get seven to eight hours of slumber per night, and wake up at the same time each morning. Another is social support often the success or failure of treatment has to do with how the family is involved. There is also psychotherapy the backbone of treatment is medication. But psychotherapy is enormously important Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy is for families and couples to learn to communicate more effectively and reduce really intense emotional experiences....   [tags: mental illnesses, mood disorders] 1236 words
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Taking a Look at Cryptosporidiosis - A microscopic parasite named Cryptosporidium is invading our swimming pools, wells, streams, lakes, rivers and more, and is responsible for causing one of our most common waterbourne illnesses, Cryptosporidiosis. Cryptosporidiosis, also referred to as Crypto, is an intestional disease that causes severe diarrhea illness in both animals and humans. And the parasitic culprite behind this disease,Cryptosporidium, has proven to be quite a challenge in destroying, as it can survive in many environments....   [tags: common waterbourne illnesses] 801 words
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Benefits of Medical Marijuana - The Benefits of Medical Marijuana Imagine that your elderly grandmother was suffering from an illness like arthritis, cancer, or Alzheimer’s disease to the point where she was in so much pain that it hurt her to even walk or leave the house. Most people would want her to have access to any type of medication or pain relief that was currently available. There is only one problem; what if the medication you wanted to use is proven to be effective, but is considered illegal to purchase according to the current government conditions....   [tags: Medication, Treating Illnesses, Marijuana]
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Housing the Mentally Ill - With more frequent mental illnesses showing up within society today, many threats are posed. Are these ill people safe on their own. Can they raise families of their own if they cannot take care of themselves. Who should be in charge and responsible for these people. These questions have been regularly asked and discussed between families of those who are ill and the physicians who take care of these patients. I have come to believe that many, if not most of these people should be in care. Throughout history, mentally ill people have been known to be violent and have violent outbursts including murders and sexual offenses....   [tags: Mental Illnesses, Society]
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Euthanasia: A Deliberate Choice - Our society tends to approach compassionately towards those who suffer most of the time. We feel as though we have a social obligation to extend beyond our reach to help others despite having little or no association with others. However, this social obligation does extend to the practice of Euthanasia. Individuals are denied the right of advancing their death given the distress associated with their circumstances. This poses a critical need for re-evaluation of our laws that restrict these rights as we devalue the dignity of these lives and take away their freedoms for the worse....   [tags: Terminal Illnesses, Assisted Suicide] 949 words
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Depression in Older People - Mental illnesses are increasing at an alarming rate worldwide and is one of the significant health problems of today’s world.This essay will present the manifestation of ‘depression in an elderly client in a community mental health setting. Depression among the elderly differs from depression in the younger adults which are accompanied by physical symptoms and co-morbidities rather than emotional symptoms. The presentation of these somatic conditions make the diagnosis of depression difficult in older people and therefore requires the identification of differences in symptoms of depression and coexisting somatic conditions....   [tags: illnesses, symptoms, conditions, physical] 762 words
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Overview of Eating Disorders - A great range of people have keen interest in their body shape. However, it becomes a problem when your effort to have an envious physical appearance becomes an obsession. When this obsession falters, you began to lose control of your life and the people affected turn to one of two paths: excessive eating, or self-starvation. This compulsion of food and a physical appearance is also known as an eating disorder. Eating disorders slowly deteriorate your body, beginning with your brain, leading to the start of mental illnesses....   [tags: mental illnesses, anorexia, bullimia, ]
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The War Between Food and Sickness - Foodborne illnesses have been an enemy of humans since the day they began to eat food. The most common foodborne illnesses are E. coli and salmonella which are commonly caused by humans not handling food safely. Because of humans’ mistakes with handling food, USA, Thai-land, Denmark, and Australia are the top countries in outbreaks of foodborne illnesses. Food-borne illnesses are in the hands of restaurants and consumers, who both take the blame for these illnesses. Although there is a constant spread of foodborne illnesses, there are also constant up-dates to food safety programs and cleaning techniques to reduce the bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses....   [tags: foodborne illnesses, e-coli, salmonella]
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The Make-A-Wish Foundation - Having a wish fulfilled is a desire everyone keeps, but granting one is a special characteristic of a chosen few. Such is the ideology of the Make a wish foundation. This simple, but powerful belief is what drives the Make-A-Wish foundation. For children who must face the uncertainty of a tomorrow, due to their rapidly deteriorating health, a wish is more than just a desire. It’s a hope. Hope is what carries us out of the darkest of slums, to keep going. To face a tomorrow. Make-A-Wish is committed to granting the wish of every eligible child....   [tags: hope, community, illnesses, society] 808 words
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Description of the Impacts of Medical Stigma and Its Effects - Stigma can be defined as a phenomenon that significantly discredits an individual in the eyes of other people as being different and aberrant. The consequences of stigma can significantly affect the way in which individuals perceive themselves; however, the individual's approach of stigmatization accounts for significant differences in the impact of the illness on the self. Furthermore, stigmatization is a process, and it should therefore be defined as the process of dis-evaluation. It is almost always rooted in the system of negative attitudes that normally exist in communities and cultures, and takes place in the context of connecting people with stigmatized behaviors, illnesses, and disab...   [tags: stigma, attitude, defects, illnesses, disabilities] 743 words
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The Dance Marathon at the Univeristy of Northern Iowa - ... During this big party, attendees are not allowed to sit/lay down or have any caffeine. This is to try and replicate a tiny bit of how the kiddos feel on a daily basis, having to go through treatments and long hospital stays while still trying to keep their spirits up. Throughout the 12 hours, families are invited to take the stage and tell the story of their experiences with University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. This is a chance where UNI students truly get to understand the impact they have of raising money and awareness for the cause, as well as understanding the lives others may lead that aren’t as easy as our own....   [tags: children´s hospital, threatening illnesses] 634 words
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Breaking the Habit of Smoking - Smoking is a dangerous habit it causes physical harm to those who smoke as well as those around the smokers. “Close to 393,000 people die each year from the effects of smoking. Over 50,000 people die each year from the effects of second-hand smoke Smoking causes several health issues that are not necessarily life-threatening.” (HealthCare.gov) People who smoke are more likely to miss work because of smoking related illness. Smokers are more susceptible to influenza, colds, and other common illnesses....   [tags: health, illnesses, tobacco, cancer, chemicals]
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US Military - Many people are concerned about the U.S. military because of how many risks come with joining it. However, the U.S. military also explains the benefits that one could receive. Joining the military is a decision that should not be taken lightly. One must understand all aspects of the military. In order for a voter to be fully informed about joining the US military, one must consider both the risks, like mental illnesses and commitment and benefits, like education, and experience. 1. Risks of Joining the Military: Mental Illnesses Suffering from a mental illness is a common effect of joining the military that many people aren’t fully aware of....   [tags: risks, mental illnesses, depression]
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Assisted Suicide - The majority of people in the world probably don’t like to think about their own death, for good reasons I’d imagine. As adults, we are aware that we’ll one day have to face our own mortality. Nobody lives forever. For millions of people diagnosed with terminal illnesses each year, facing your mortality can come much sooner than expected. These people struggle to accept the diagnosis they have been given, many fight their illness in whichever ways they can for as long as possible, and likely suffer with much pain -- physically, emotionally, and mentally....   [tags: euthanasia, terminal illnesses, medical assistance]
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Factor to Consider When Choosing between Therapy or Surgery - Every living thing becomes ill or injured at one point or another; it is an inevitable part of life that can and will not be changed. A percentage of humans have dedicated their lives to learning how to repair and restore the human body when it is at its weakest. Throughout the history of time, these individuals’ studies have helped future generations increase the knowledge of the care of the human body and create new techniques to improve treatment. Thousands of years ago it was impossible for a person to perform a rachioplasty (surgical repair of the spinal column or vertebrae), however in the twenty first century not only are professional doctors able to go into a person’s body and fi...   [tags: injuries and illnesses] 882 words
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Improving Quality of Life for a Cancer Victim - The diagnosis of cancer is devastating news to anyone. It is common for people with such a life-threatening illness to have feelings of fear, disbelief, anxiety and depression. The cancer victim’s family, friends and community act as a net of support to lessen the negative impact of the disease and its treatment. These non-medical support systems, executed primarily by family, not only act as medical advocates, they also are the main caretakers of the patient, and they are the ones who bring much inspiration and encouragement to the patient....   [tags: life-threatening illnesses]
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