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Double burden of malnutrition in India - Undernutrition and Overnutrition - ... Although the programme is well-planned to address primary causes of undernutrition, it has not yet achieved in making a significant improvement in undernutrition. Research has been shown that there are several mismatches between the programme’s design and its implementations. The lack of an adequate decentralisation is also causing difficulties to the distribution of services (World Bank, 2005). In order to address the multiple causes of undernutrition, the government of India organised a meeting with multi-stakeholders in 2010....   [tags: health,malnutrition india]
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Malnutrition - Introduction Malnutrition is a global challenge in low-income and middle-income countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia (Shetty, 2002, Black, et al., 2008). More than ten million children under five years of age die annually worldwide and percentage of child deaths in sub-Saharan Africa is approximately 41% and another 34% in south Asia (Black, et al., 2003). It was estimated that more than 50% of these child deaths could be attributed to the potentiating effects of malnutrition in infectious disease such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, malaria, tuberculosis, and other infections (Rice, et al., 2000, Caulfield, et al., 2004)....   [tags: Social Issues, Poverty, Vitamin Deficiency] 1804 words
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Malnutrition - Malnutrition is both a cause and a consequence of ill-health. The term malnutrition can apply to various states – under-nutrition, over-nutrition or deficiencies of specific nutrients (8).Malnutrition is common but under-recognised in the elderly. Clinicians are seldom taught about the subject during their undergraduate or postgraduate level.Malnutrition can lead to serious consequences in terms of morbidity and mortality (5).Undernutrition is a global problem that is usually caused by a lack of food or alimited range of foods that provide inadequate amounts of specific nutrients or other food components, e.g....   [tags: Health, Nutrition Related Diseases] 1447 words
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Golden Rice: The Fortified, Modified and Vilified Option for Third World Malnutrition - Each year without fail anywhere between 250,000 to 500,000 children go blind from Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), more than half of those die within twelve months. To visualize this number think of Seattle, now imagine half or all of its population going blind. With a few dollars’ worth of food or supplements enriched in vitamin A this problem can be mollified. But getting fresh foods and vitamins to those with the greatest need has proven an insurmountable problem. Food Aid, while indeed lifesaving, is costly and does not fix the underlying problems in poor societies....   [tags: Malnutrition Nutrition food]
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The Elderly and Malnutrition - The Elderly and Malnutrition         At any age, nutrition is vital to maintaining health and enhancing quality of life.  However, achieving good nutrition can be especially difficult for the elderly, the fastest growing portion of America's population.  Many factors, including physiological changes, changes in nutritional needs, illness and physical limitations, food-medication interactions, depression and loneliness, and food insecurity are common causes of malnutrition in the elderly.  This paper will explore factors affecting elderly nutrition, provide suggestions for obtaining and maintaining good nutrition after age 65, and describe the services available to help the elderly meet their nutritional needs.           A number of factors influence the nutritional status of the elderly.  First, several physiological changes impact elderly nutritional requirements.  Changes in taste and smell may decrease an individual's appetite or desire for food.  Gastro-intestinal motility decreases with age and may lead to constipation, decreased nutrient absorption, and a decrease in fat and protein absorption.  Metabolism also slows with age; this results in a decrease of lean body mass and an increase in body fat (8).  Lastly, bone mass decreases, leaving the elderly vulnerable to bone fractures from falls and osteoporosis....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]
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Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool - This assignment will discuss a trust adapted version of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST). It will demonstrate an understanding of theoretical knowledge used to develop the assessment tool. The assignment will focus on three components within the tool; discussing the reliability and validity when used in a clinical environment. A reflection of my own experience using the tool will be included and linked to aspects of reliability. Any issues with reliability will be identified and suggestions given on how they can be corrected to aid future use....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2042 words
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Increasing Rates of Child Malnutrition in India - INTRODUCTION Malnutrition is a critical issue that affects children worldwide. Given that, the social determinants of health are defined as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system"(World Health Organization, 2009). These conditions are 'shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels"( World Health Organization, 2009). More generally, when dealing with the issue of child malnutrition, there are many leading factors that contribute to the issue....   [tags: world hunger] 2884 words
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Malnutrition of African Students - Malnutrition of African Students In this paper, I shall discuss the effects of malnutrition of children in Africa and the effect it has on their school performance. I will also examine what has been done to improve the problem of starvation and the long road ahead to solve this issue. I believe this problem is very serious and should not be over looked by other countries. So many children wake up hungry and go to bed famished in Africa. Their days are hard to get through and the idea of going to school and having to concentrate is almost an impossible task....   [tags: Poverty Starvation Africa Essays]
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Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition - Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition Every morning when I wake up the first thought in my mind is usually: FOOD. I often lie in bed for a few extra minutes, planning out what I am going to eat for breakfast. Seldom as I go through this routine do I stop to think about those who are less fortunate than me. I often take for granted that everyone wakes up and eats breakfast. But this is far from true, not everyone shares the luxuries that we have in the United States. Some people wake up and wonder if they will eat at all that day, let alone eat breakfast....   [tags: Nutrition Pyramid Health] 1151 words
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Adiponectin: a Novel Indicator of Malnutrition and Inflammation in Hemodialysis Patients. - Objective Protein-Energy malnutrition (PEM) and inflammation are common and overlapping conditions in hemodialysis patients which are associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Adiponectin is an adipocytokine which is exclusively produced by adipose tissue. Few studies in hemodialysis patients have demonstrated that serum levels of adiponectin were significantly higher in malnourished patients compared to well-nourished ones. The aim of this study was to further elucidate the association between serum adiponectin levels and the nutritional–inflammation status of hemodialysis patients....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Obesity in America - ... The Mexican relatives continue to eat their traditional home-grown foods and, significantly, to cultivate their farms and gardens in the time-honored way using intensive manual labor. They perform ten times more hours of work than the Arizona group, weigh much less on average, and have very few cases of diabetes. (Bellisari, 2013, p. 42). The Akimel O’odham people are a clear example of how much the lack of physical activity contributes to the problem of obesity. But it also reflects one other cause of obesity – poverty....   [tags: Health, Malnutrition ]
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Nicaragua's Contemporary Global Issue - ... This is mainly because their diet consists primarily of carbohydrates instead of proteins. (Malnutrition, 2011) Part of the Nicaraguan population also suffers from vitamin and mineral deficiencies due to their substitution of processed foods for fruits and vegetables. (Malnutrition, 2011) Specifically young children are the ones not receiving enough nutrients by only consuming rice, beans, and corn. These foods are critical to the cash crop system which under certain circumstances can lead to poverty as well; Uncontrollable factors such as a change in weather can lead to failure in a crop grown by a family and therefore induce the risk of said family being in a financial rut....   [tags: Nicaragua, poverty, globalization]
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Inadequate Nutrition on the Home Front - ... In the event of a drought people could also become malnourished, if there is no alternative irrigation. Without moist soil, the crops wouldn’t be capable of producing fruit and vegetables. As the scarcity and demand for these fruits and vegetables increased, so would their costs, leaving many families without access to a balanced diet and thus leading to malnutrition. The same situation could occur in the event of any giving natural disaster that is capable of demolition, such as cold fronts, blizzards, tornadoes, and tsunamis....   [tags: Food Donations, Balanced Diet]
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Nourishing a Child - The word hunger can mean the painful sensation caused by the want of food, the want or scarcity of food in a country or a strong desire or craving. In relation to the term World Hunger, the word refers to the want or scarcity of food in a country (World Hunger, 2011). In areas of the world, including the United States, where hunger is an issue, malnourishment becomes a very serious concern. Malnutrition is a very basic term referring to the general lack of some or all nutrients needed to support human health....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Systems Built to Solve: Global Priorities - Many Global issues are not being solved due to lack of resource. Several organizations exist to help solve different global issues today. Government agencies also play a strong role in helping to solve global crises. Unfortunately, even with help from the government and organizations several severe worldwide issues are very apparent. Although organizations and the government are attempting to solve the global issues, they need to find a clear process to collaborate and solve one issue at a time....   [tags: Government]
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The Lack of Nutrition In Africa - In Africa there are about 276 million individuals who are affected by lack of nutrition. Moreover, 399 million individuals live on one dollar a day in Africa. Developing countries carries 90% of the disease burden, yet benefit from only 10% of the resources allocated to health (Kinabo, 2001), even though the majority of the population is located in these countries. Approximately “43% of the children in the developing countries experience stunted growth due to malnutrition, and 36% of the children are underweight” (Bone and France, 2003)....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Fragile Being - Women and men deserve equitable opportunities to achieve a reasonable standard of a healthy living. However, in developing countries, the interplay of various economic, social, cultural and biological factors render women underprivileged to attain their rights to decent nutrition, health care services and health information. Nevertheless, some issues affecting women’s health are shared, in part, by the opposite gender. Inadequate access to nutritious food, and the resulting malnutrition, is perhaps the greatest dilemma for the health of women in developing countries....   [tags: Developing Countries, Inadequate Access to Food] 1065 words
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Gilad Schalit’s Treatment in an Israeli Prison and the Palestinian / Israeli Conflict - Column: Diss Ident Nutritional Evils by Redacted In October of last year, Telegraph, The Guardian, and Associated Press covered the news of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit’s release in a relentless barrage of hand-wringing and doom-mongering, as if to make up for their telling lack of interest in Palestine’s application for admission to membership in the United Nations the month before. But it is only natural – Gilad Schalit’s release is more historical than Palestine’s bid, since US President Obama promised to veto the application as a member of the UN Security Council....   [tags: Human Rights / War]
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Nutritional Evils - Last October, Telegraph, The Guardian, and Associated Press and several others covered the news of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit’s release in a barrage of hand-wringing, as if to make up for their telling lack of interest in Palestine’s United Nations membership bid the month before. The indifference is only natural; Schalit’s release is more historical, since Obama promised to use the US’ Security Council veto on Palestine’s bid. Historical, that is, because history is written by the winners. Forget about the 1,027 Palestinian prisoners....   [tags: Palestinians]
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Implications of Protein Deficiency - Implications of Protein Deficiency When a person has deficiency of protein in their diet, they can become victims of protein energy malnutrition. The malnutrition of protein has many health effects. There are two types of protein energy malnutrition, the first type is acute protein energy malnutrition, children who are recently deprived of food, the effect of it is characterised in children by thinness for their height. The second type is chronic protein energy malnutrition, this occurs in children due to long term deprivation of food and as a result the child’s height is affected....   [tags: Free Essays] 429 words
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Effects of War in Families - ... Many times their parents do not go with them (Culture). This is very bad because many young children need their parents for guidance, if you take that away they will not know what do and they will be busy worrying about their parents and not worrying about being a kid. Children should not be forced to grow up just because of a war they never had anypart in or ever wanted. “Displaced children lack proper health and education services” (Culture). Children need proper health care services because if children are not healthy then they could die and then the population goes down at an even faster rate then it already had been because children can develop terrible diseses that can cause death if not treated correctly and urgently....   [tags: military veterans, malnourished children]
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Public Health and Nutrition Objectives - Objectives: Know the organic and functional alterations of the individual and their relationship to the nutritional aspect. Know the elements of cellular pathology in relation to the various organic disorders. Identify the signs and symptoms of each disorder. Program: I. Eating disorders: Anorexic and bulimia. Feeding behaviour. Malnutrition. Malnutrition. Food plans. II. Esophagus: The stenosis, reflux. Feeding Plan. III. Stomach: Gastritis, erosions, ulcers, pyloric obstruction, gastrectomy....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 528 words
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Scurvy - Scurvy Scurvy is a kind of malnutrition, however; firstly you should know a little about ==================================================================== malnutrition before you read about scurvy. ========================================== Malnutrition is a dietary condition caused by a deficiency or excess of one or more essential nutrients in the diet. Malnutrition is characterised by a wide array of health problems, including extreme weight loss, stunted growth, weakened resistance to infection, and impairment of intellect....   [tags: Papers] 997 words
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Contemporary Global Issue 3: Food Security in Congo - Introduction The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a nation endowed with vast potential wealth - has declined drastically since the mid-1980s. Since 1996, the country has been cursed by conflict, which has devastated and destabilized the country and claimed the lives of an estimated 5 million civilians. People continue to live in crisis conditions in many parts of the country. The war, which began in August 1998, dramatically reduced national output and government revenue, increased external debt, and resulted in the deaths of perhaps 3.5 million people from violence, famine, and disease....   [tags: Economics]
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How Diet Impacts Childhood Development - Children look up to primary caregivers, be it family, teachers, babysitters or peers, as role models. It is important to teach good eating habits by adults demonstrating to children. Parents and caregivers are responsible to help instill these lessons to become habits instead of just occasional instructions. A healthy diet that follows the food pyramid and calorie consciousness allows for flourishing growth in children. Good nutrition is vital for mental, emotional, physical, cognitive development, and reproductive health....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Kwashiorkor Disorder - ... They will present with fatigue, loss of muscle mass, flaky and reddish-orange skin color, and failure to grow or gain weight, but the most defining sign is the pedal edema presenting in a children’s legs("Kwashiorkor | University of Maryland Medical Center", n.d.). Most of the children have very damaged immune systems and present with other infections as well. A major infection that this disease is associated with is HIV, but other diseases include measles, diphtheria and typhoid. A lot of these children do not have the financial assistance or availability of getting proper vaccinations or treatment when they do become infected with various diseases....   [tags: Extreme Famine, Limited Food Supply]
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Right to Food - RIGHT TO FOOD Right to Food is a human right i.e. access to the adequate food is fundamental right of human. It protects the right of all human begins to live in self-respect, free from food uncertainty, starvation and malnutrition. The right to food is a human right derived from the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) and International Convent on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). ICESCR has given the definition for right to food in its General Comment 12, 1999, Para 6 which states that the right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, have the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement....   [tags: Human Rights] 549 words
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Princes and Paupers - Princes and Paupers Year by year the world becomes more sharply divided by two. On the one hand, there are the advanced, industrial, developed, with mature economics. And then there are the rest--developing, less developed, underdeveloped, undeveloped, and pre-industrial. The exact description is unimportant; for the basic division is, of course, one between the rich and the poor. What does it mean to be poor. It has always been advantageous to be born on the right side of the tracks. But the accident of birth has never had quite the significance that it holds today, for every child born to parents in the developed countries, seven are born in the underdeveloped world....   [tags: Wealth Poor Rich Economy Essays] 1401 words
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The Persian Gulf War: A view through the themes of individual and society - The Persian Gulf War: A view through the themes of individual and society The Persian Gulf War began in 1990 when Iraqi forces invaded the border of Kuwait. The United States led a coalition of forces between other countries eventually ending the war in 1991.1 The Persian Gulf War made many people of different backgrounds suffer by starvation, malnutrition and disease. The Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, was the main cause for this suffering. Problems between Iraq and Kuwait started when Kuwait gained their independence and gained protection from British....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Global Imbalance in Food Supply - Global Imbalance in Food Supply Right now, developing countries are starving to death and the developed countries are worried about which type of cheese they should buy. This is called an imbalance in food supply. There's too much food in the developed countries, and not enough in the developing countries. Three quarters of the world's population is inadequately fed and the majority of these live in the developing countries. Massive surpluses exist in Europe and the US. Malnutrition and undernutrition is generally caused by poverty....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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Hungry Children - Hungry Children Some of the most preventable diseases known to humans is hate and gender differences along with emotional distress which continues to breed hunger and infect humankind. There will be a time when we will have to have a respect for all humans and provide equal access to food and the resources by which to be able to obtain nourishment or hunger will continue to be a problem. Like history dictates, it usually will require a disaster before we consider a transformation, which is a concept that each person is going to have to realize to end hunger....   [tags: Papers] 496 words
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Somalia's Growing Disease Crisis - Roughly 40 years ago, the blue-green waters along with a strong Mediterranean resemblance, once made Somalia, particularly Mogadishu, the country’s capital, a bustling tourist haven. Mogadishu was considered one the cleanest and safest cities in Africa. Sadly, the Somalia of yesterday is no more. Today, Somalia is considered one the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Presently, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and are suffering from starvation and disease. Two major factors are contributing toward Somalia growing disease crisis; drought and civil war....   [tags: Disease ]
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An Empty Cornucopia - Indians live in a country impoverished by hunger, one-fourth of its population endure it on a daily basis. Both children and adults go hungry as a result of the economy and cultural traditions. Despite a growing economy, substantial food production, and programs created to stop hunger, it persists. The widespread problem of hunger in India negatively affects many of its people. Hunger in India affects many people, particularly vulnerable children under the age of five. In India, nearly sixty percent of the children are wasted, stunted, and underweight....   [tags: Poverty ]
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World Hunger - World Hunger The persistence of hunger in a world of plenty is immoral. In a world of 5 billion people, more than 1 billion are desperately poor and face food insecurity. 800 million are chronically malnourished. Every day, 35,000 children under age five (14 million a year) die of malnutrition and related preventable diseases. Millions more become blind, retarded or suffer other disabilities that impair functioning for lack of vitamins and minerals (micro-nutrients), robbing the human community of valuable gifts and talents....   [tags: Papers] 496 words
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The Epidemiological Aspects of Aboriginal Health - Introduction Over the course of history, the state of Aboriginal health has deteriorated in a relation much similar to the culture’s struggle to survive in the ever-changing society. As a result, this state has changed from an ideal balance with nature during the days of their hunter-gatherer lifestyle, to the more disoriented form of endurance in order to cope with obligatory integration and open antagonism by other ‘modern’ communities (Grbich, 2004). This has led to an augmentation of the encumbrance of illness and death as well as diverse forms of morbidity that Aboriginal communities experience throughout their lives....   [tags: Aborigines]
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Food Conservation - What is food. Food is any matter consumed to obtain nutritional sustenance for the living organisms. It may be of animal or plant origin, usually consisting of nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It is orally ingested and after passing through a series of processes involving enzymatic actions it is assimilated and the energy obtained is used by the organism to carry out processes like growth, maintenance of life and carrying out physical activities....   [tags: Conservation]
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CONSUMPTION ANALYSIS OF PROTEINOUS FOOD IN REMO DIVISION, - This study examined the consumption of proteinous food in Remo division of Ogun State, Nigeria. Primary data was obtained in a cross-section survey of 120 randomly selected households drawn by a combination of a multi-stage random sampling and stratified random sampling techniques. Descriptive statistics and ordinary least square (OLS) regression techniques were employed for data analysis. The descriptive statistics of the socio-economic characteristics of proteinous food consumers show that majority (56.7%) of the household heads are about 40years old, most (73%) of the household heads are males, of which about 68% are married....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Celiac Disease - Celiac Disease is an inflammatory disease that destroys the lining of the small intestines and prevents the absorption of nutrients and vitamins into the system. The patients' health suffers; their digestive system is unable to process gluten foods that contain wheat, barley, and oats. The cause of this disease is unknown; however, environmental factors and a genetic predisposition are suspected. Destructive proteins that contain an abundance of proline and glutamine and the amino acid sequences Pro-Ser-Gln-Gln and Gln-Gln-Gln-Pro) are involved....   [tags: Disease ]
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Genetically Modified Organisms in Our World - The use of transgenic organisms can be extremely beneficial, especially in the agriculture industry. Some people have problems with using genetically altered food to feed the population. However, there are many benefits in transgenic organism use in agriculture, that it would be an enormous waste not to take advantage of the technology that has become available in recent years. As the CEO of Monsanto, a biotechnology firm that searches for new agricultural innovations to make our world more sustainable, I firmly believe that transgenic organisms greatly benefit the world in which we live by increasing crop production, conserving energy, and improving the lives of people in every community....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Dysphagia - Dysphagia Surviving a severe stoke often leads to a new problem. Almost half of patient affected by severe stroke develop difficulty in swallowing that is known as dysphagia. People in this condition have trouble in holding food and fluid in their mouth or swallowing. When food passes from the mouth into oropharynx and laryngopharynx, it enters the esophagus and muscular contraction propels it to the stomach, but when process goes wrong the food and fluids re-enter the esophagus which is known as reflux (Nozarka, 2010)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 854 words
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Could biotechnology solve food shortage problem? - Food shortage is a global problem and tragedy of the world. There are almost 1 billion people who suffer from incessant hunger. Every 6 seconds a child dies from hunger (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2010). It is unacceptable that number of hungry people is so high. Hunger is continuous, serious and structural problem, which could not be solved in one day. Different world organizations, scientists, economists, politics care about undernourished people and try to find ways for reducing their number....   [tags: Hunger, FAO, Africa] 2621 words
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The Nurses Role in Relation to Risk Assessment - Introduction The aim of this assignment is to analyse the role of the nurse in relation to Risk Management, In order to do this effectively, recognised risk assessment tools will be utilised, various measurements have been put in place to minimise the risk to patients who come into contact with health services in both primary and secondary care settings, the specific subject the author will explore is pressure ulcers, definitions will be offered throughout the assignment to assist the readers understanding of terms such as risk and risk assessment, as well as the importance of nutrition and the detrimental effect malnutrition can have on pressure ulcers, the causes and the aims of preventing them through the use of appropriate assessment tools, along with statistics, policies and guidelines, including the five steps that should be taken to carry out efficient risk assessments....   [tags: Nursing]
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Eliminating World Hunger - ... According the Task Force on Hunger (a United Nations Publication) the proportion of individuals suffering from hunger globally has been reduced from 1/5 to 1/6 of the population. This decline has occurred over the past twenty years but does not give a true representation of the gravity of the problem. The absolute number of people suffering from hunger has only seen a minimal decline. Overall there are more than 850 million people who suffer from hunger. According to the report there are actually three different kinds of hunger; acute, chronic, and hidden....   [tags: Underdeveloped Counties, UN] 838 words
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Accident Prevention and Safety Promotion for Parents and Caregivers of Infants - ... Poverty affects both physical and mental health, and malnutrition is one of the physical effects that are experienced in a poverty-ridden environment. The inability to afford a balanced diet causes individuals to develop health related problems including marasmus and kwashiorkor, common in the Far East and Africa. Malnutrition and inability to afford a balanced meal affects the physical condition of an infant in that the process of attaining the required height and weight as per the age is altered....   [tags: Environment, Exposure, Effects] 871 words
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Child Development - ... Through such movements and other events, for example, the united nation special session on children, the youths are encouraged to contribute and be actively involved in the discussions that are affecting their lives. His help them identify the major problems affecting these people in different countries, and come up with strategies to solve them (UNESCO 2003). In developing countries, where majority of the population is poor, intervention programs are very significant. The interventions programs carried out by different organizations perform vital roles in the development of children....   [tags: 3rd World Countries, Parenting]
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Colony Collapse Syndrome - ... Scientists are generally all in agreement about one thing, That colony collapse disorder was not caused by just one type of bacteria or virus. Its a little bit of everything, chemicals, pesticides, or even malnutrition, and whatever they find that caused it, will only be just the piece of straw that broke the camels back. In my research, since PBS's documentary “The Silence of The Bees” in 2007, very little has changed about what scientists understand about CDC. But, what has changed since 2007 are the possible causes of CDC....   [tags: honey bees, Neonicotinoids, pollen]
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Dysphagia management in the als population - ... Malnutrition was found in 22% of patients with neurodegenerative diseases based on the subjective global assessment (SGA), in 21.9% according to the Body Mass Index (BMI), and in 23.5% in terms of weight loss (Clave, et.al 2006). Due to the high risk and occurrence of penetration/aspiration, ALS patients are subjected to inappropriate caloric and fluid intake because of reduced oral feeding. Dehydration comes as a result of ALS dysphagic patient's inability to safely swallow liquids. The progressive breakdown of the coordination of the swallowing mechanism no longer allows the patient to coordinate the rapid sequence needed to ingest liquids....   [tags: Degenerative Neurological Disease]
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The Economic Reforms in India Since 1991 - ... School attendance rates have soared (Rajadhyaksha, 2011), a sign of new aspirations. India is said to have accounted for 25 % of the world’s out-of-school population in 2001; this is now down to less than 10%, which is more directly proportionate to its share in the world population. One very important facet of this change is that a large number of Indians are eating better than they used to, with the consumption of fresh produce such as vegetables, eggs and fruit becoming more common. Detractors continue to point out India’s appalling record on social indicators such as malnutrition or underweight children, but it can be argued that the direction of change is encouraging....   [tags: Poverty, Inequality ]
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The Past and Present Views on the Status of Women in Indian Society - Introduction In India, past and present, the status and freedom that are held by women has and is in a constant decline due to both external and cultural factors that not only causes large panic, but defensive reactions that negatively affect and hinder the women in their culture. Many studies conducted, have shown that the influence of other cultures and religions have made an impression on the ideas of Indian men that have resulted in alterations to certain behaviors, attire, possession and customs....   [tags: Culture, Gender Inequality, research paper]
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The Global Economy - The Global Economy The global economy and global environment are bound up with one another. Environmental change is a consequence of economic development. Environmental change and its consequent health impacts are driven by economic growth, population growth and urbanization. It has been shown that it is possible to manage economic growth in ways that preserve environmental quality and enhance human health. Achieving the benefits of economic development while minimizing its harmful impacts will require an increased awareness of links between environment and health to improve public health....   [tags: Papers] 823 words
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