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Spanish Influenza Epidemic

- Spanish Influenza Epidemic There is a sudden outbreak of the Spanish influenza here in the States. This sudden outbreak is said to be caused by vaccinations given to the soldiers over in Europe. In fact there is newly released fact that an estimated amount of 43,000 American soldiers over in Europe. This flu started in Spain, then spread like wild fire across Europe, the Mideast, and Asia.      There are many symptoms to the Spanish influenza, it starts with a cough. Then the victim gets increasing pain behind the ears and eyes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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And The Band Played On: Mercy During the AIDS Epidemic

- …“With liberty and justice to all”, though this was not the case when the AIDS epidemic first jumped off. I believe that the only reason justice, mercy, and veracity were not served in the beginning of this battle is simply because of majority and minority. AIDS, at first, was only found to be attacking the gay population (minority), but the people that could do something about it, or controlled the money that could help with the situation were not being affected, and didn’t feel threatened by it (majority)....   [tags: Mercy, AIDS Epidemic, AIDS, homosexuals, homosexua]

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Cosmetic Surgery is a Worldwide Epidemic

- Everywhere you look; from billboards to TV the effects of plastic surgery have left its mark. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, a famous music icon passed, and for a whole week all the media did was talk about the plastic surgery done to his face. These days’ people are having rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tucks, face lifts, and most commonly breast augmentation. Science is making it easier to change the appearance of ones self. This brings me to believe, cosmetic surgery is an epidemic that has affected the whole world....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Essays]

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The Obesity Epidemic in America

- An obesity epidemic is sweeping the country and the numbers are astronomical. Approximately 31% of all adults and 15% of children, ages 6-19 are obese. Obesity is also severe in a variety of ethnic groups. For example, 50% of non-Hispanic black women are obese. Many researchers believe that the trend in obesity has a lot to do with cultural, economic, and environmental factors. Simply stated I think it can be attributed to genetics, portion size as well as food available and cost, and laziness....   [tags: Overweight Obese Health Fat Essays]

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The Devastating Epidemic of the Bubonic Plague

- Overview The bubonic plague – also known as the Black Death – is one of the most devastating epidemics that mankind has ever faced. Sweeping through Asia and Europe during the middle part of the 1300’s, it was directly responsible for the deaths of an approximately one third of the population (75 to 200 million people). Although there has never been an outbreak on the same scale as the one that gripped the world during the 1300’s, the bubonic plague is still around today, with an outbreak occurring in late 2013 in a remote village in Madagascar that resulted in the death of 100 people....   [tags: madagascar, death, rodents]

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The Obesity Epidemic in the United States

- The terms overweight and obesity identify ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood for certain diseases and other health problems. Obesity has developed into a significant global epidemic over the past various decades. In the United States, obesity is a public health concern. Obesity among U.S adults has increased in recent years. Just about 500 million people were overweight worldwide by 2002. The rates of obesity have doubled since 1970 to over 30 percent in the United States, now more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight....   [tags: health issues, disease risks]

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The Epidemic of Bullying in U.S. Schools

- The act of bullying in schools has risen to alarming numbers across the nation. It is infiltrating itself into the educational environment all over the United States. Bullying has become such an epidemic and the consequences are staggering. Children are afraid in the halls of what supposed to be a safe haven. It affects they confidence and self-esteem which then results in poor work and lack of focus in school. Some of the dire circumstances that have become popular as late with heavy consequences such as suicide....   [tags: suicide, victims, consequences]

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Credit Card Epidemic

- The silent epidemic sweeping the nation today is credit card abuse. As prices of goods increase faster than average wages, American families slide deeper into debt. In the meantime, the banks are flourishing from their desire to buy now and pay later. It is amazing how a small piece of plastic can be so dangerous. Society today almost requires people to carry credit cards. In my opinion, credit cards are one of America’s family’s most underrated problems.      One could assume the banks encourage spending on impulse in order to secure their future....   [tags: Credit Card Abuse Debt]

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Breast Cancer is a Growing Epidemic

- Breast Cancer Report Breast cancer is a growing epidemic that many women (and men) are faced with. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures you can take against it and a lot of research has been done to make it manageable. Only 5-10% of patients obtained cancer hereditarily, otherwise known as through their genes (American Cancer Society 2011). ar The real cause of cancer mutations are within two genes (Phelan 2013). Proto-oncogenes are the genes within your cell that determine what it’s function is, and how much it divides (ACS, 2011)....   [tags: mutation, tumor, gene]

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The Game Epidemic

- Andrew, Chuck, and Kevin played all night and skipped class the next day. They, along with thousands of others across the country, purchased Halo 2 at midnight the day the much-anticipated game was released in stores. Students and company employees called in sick that next day claiming the Halo 2 flu as their reasoning. Halo 2 is only one of a multitude of games distributed for use on Microsoft’s Xbox, Sony’s Playstation 2, and Nintendo’s Gamecube. American society is experiencing an epidemic as a result of many young people spending hours upon hours playing video games....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing the AIDS Epidemic and The Plague

- Comparing the AIDS Epidemic and The Plague The destruction and devastation caused by the 'Black Death' of the Middle Ages was a phenomenon left to wonder at in text books of historical Europe. An unstoppable plague swept the continent taking as much as eighty percent of the European population along with it (Forsyth). Today the world is plagued with a similar deadly disease. The AIDS epidemic continues to be incurable. In an essay written by David Herlihy, entitled 'Bubonic Plague: Historical Epidemiology and the Medical Problems,' the historic bubonic plague is compared with the current AIDS epidemic of today....   [tags: Compare Contrast Disease Health Essays]

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Obesity : The Obesity Epidemic

- In recent years, an increasing amount of attention has been placed on what has been called America 's obesity epidemic. As such, pressure has been placed on restaurants (fast food chains, in particular) to stop targeting children, prepare healthier options and to be more transparent with the nutritional facts of their menu items. Likewise, video game companies have found ways to get children up and moving while playing games by introducing motion sensors for their consoles (i.e. X-Box Kinect, Playstation Move and Nintendo Wii)....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss]

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Obesity: A Media Created Epidemic

- "What. Me worry?" - - Alfred E. Neuman Is obesity really a serious health concern or is the “epidemic” merely a result of highly fabricated, misleading ideas of politicians and the media. The article, Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic. By W. Wayt Gibbs featured in the May 23, 2005 edition of Scientific America, raises this question. Most health experts and average people believe that obesity is one of the most prevalent health concerns today, resulting in increased risk for other major health issues; such as; heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and the chance for early loss of life....   [tags: Poltical Epidemic]

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The End Of The Obesity Epidemic

- The End of the Obesity Epidemic. Abby Hogan, 12/15/2016 Gard, Michael. The End of the Obesity Epidemic. London: Routledge, 2011. Print. This book focused on how obesity includes a variety of variable factors that can influence the chance of obesity being a problem. As clinicians we can’t just give someone the most popular diet plan and expect it to work for them. We have to be willing to consider all aspects of their well-being and other factors that might have an influence on their ability to lose weight or if there is a better way to just manage their current weight....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Want]

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An Outbreak Of An Epidemic

- Knowing the impact that an outbreak of an epidemic would have on the community in general, the SFDPH have constantly kept abreast with public health issues – through the use of research SFDPH investigates innovative ways to improve upon services rendered in the city. SFDPH also uses another method known as outreach to communicate and safeguard San Franciscans. We would like to discuss some research conducted by SFDPH in partnership with the community and its other partners. The first research was conducted to investigate the HIV transmittal rate among lesbians and bisexual women in San Francisco and Berkeley....   [tags: Health care, Public health, Prostitution]

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Witchcraft : An Epidemic Of Witchcraft

- As we may already know, the town of Salem was subject to an epidemic of accusations of witchcraft that lasted over ten months. Witchcraft of this time period was not taken lightly. In England alone over 40,000-60,000 people were killed after being found guilty of witchcraft. Needless to say the people found witchcraft as a virus that infected the town. The first cases started off with the daughters of Samuel Parris, the town minister, accusing his slave, Tituba, of being a witch. She claimed that she and others in the town were witches and there was even a wizard....   [tags: Witchcraft, Salem witch trials, Witch-hunt, Salem]

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The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity

- The issue of obesity is becoming worse in America, and there are many different opinions about how to solve this situation. One of the most arguable opinion is about government intervention. Experts who suggest government intervention focus on the epidemic of obesity and unethical ploys of the food companies such as indeterminate modifiers. They think the government should intervene to protect people. However, other experts who disagree claim obesity is a personal problem. They also warn about the ineffectiveness of regulating unhealthy foods....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Regulation, Government]

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The Issue Of Obesity Epidemic

- As obesity epidemic is in the rise, it is important to understand and concur the role of collaborative work between government, food industries and citizens. It is a global issue that was provoked not only by the obese individual alone, but also by external indicators. In this paper, I will discuss the vital role of government and my role as an individual. The simultaneous increases in obesity in almost all countries seem to be driven mainly by changes in the global food system, which is producing more processed, affordable, and effectively marketed food than ever before....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Food]

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Obesity Is A Epidemic Of Infectious Disease

- Do you know how much you weigh. And if you do are you obese. Nearly 1 in 3 children from ages 2-19 in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems. Obesity is a pandemic that means it’s an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region such as the United States. Childhood Obesity is when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. This issue is a national epidemic in the USA that has yet to be reduced....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Obesity, Food industry]

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Childhood Obesity: A Nationwide Epidemic

- There is a saying, “you are what you eat” which certainly appears to be true. Childhood obesity has become a nationwide epidemic. Canada has seen a massive increase in the number of unhealthy and obese children in the past twenty years. But who is to blame for this problem. People tend to blame socioeconomic factors and the mass media for their children’s weight problems. However, unhealthy family eating habits and a lack of family involvement in physical activity are major reasons for obesity in young children today....   [tags: unhealthy habits, overeating, underexercising]

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America's Obesity Epidemic

- The government plays an important part in our safety, but many people think they take it too far. Recently, people have thought more and more about how much involvement the government should have when it comes to food regulations. Some people think the government's involvement in regulating food would greatly help obesity rates, and others think the country's obesity rates would show little to no improvement. Although no one cause of obesity exists, and no government regulations will likely alter someone’s lifestyle choices, the government should implement some regulations by implementing programs to educate and encourage citizens to lead a healthier life and by requiring companies to list...   [tags: unhealthy eating habits]

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The Epidemic Of Fast Food Restaurants

- Obesity was considered an epidemic once people started to realize it was the second biggest cause of death in America. Since obesity was considered an epidemic many started to consider if banning fast food restaurants or making fast food restaurants illegal, would help decrease the obesity rate. An unhealthy lifestyle can cause obesity, health problems, and death. Opening fast food restaurants in southern California should be illegal because it can cause obesity. Fast food comes high in calories, high in fat, high in sugars, and high in saturated and trans fat....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Hypertension]

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Ending The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- Summary Assignment Ojela Burkhard Chamberlain College of Nursing  Summary Prewriting Theme: Health and Wellness Topic: Childhood Obesity Title: Ending the Childhood Obesity Epidemic. Childhood obesity is a widespread problem across the world and there is a solution for it to end. Intended audience: The intended audience is current parents, future parents and anyone else that could be interested in the solution to end childhood obesity. Writer’s background: Dr. David S. Ludwig is a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Boston and a professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Childhood, Food and drink]

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The Fight The Heroin Epidemic

- I am a student at Western Wisconsin Technical College and a grateful recovering drug addict. I think it is safe to say that the current “war on drugs,” is being lost. I do however believe that winning this war is not an impossible task, and with the right approach taken it can be won. With such a large increase in the number of people struggling with substance abuse issues, it’s no wonder we are seeing such a dramatic increase in the crime rate nationwide; therefor overcrowding of jail/prisons. The method of incarcerating drug addicts, for drug offenses or low level crimes, has proven to be ineffective....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Addiction, Substance abuse]

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The Issue Of The Obesity Epidemic

- In discussions of the obesity epidemic, one controversial issue has been increasing regulations on junk food. On the one hand, supporters of the idea argue that it is the U.S. government 's responsibility to protect its citizens from diseases like obesity, and that extra regulations would do just that. On the other hand, detractors contend that more government regulations would limit consumer choice and infringe on human rights. Others even maintain that junk food should be illegal. My own view is that fast food corporations are mostly responsible for the obesity epidemic and should be further regulated....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Health care]

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Damages from the Smoking Epidemic

- “Smoking isn’t just suicide. It’s murder.” A worldwide epidemic has threatened to change the course of our lives. A rise in deaths from cancer have shaken the world and something must be done. In April of 2008, this image was used in the Public Health and Safety Campaign called, “Smoking is Murder”. Paulino Caffarena, the illustrator, partnered with a non-profit health organization called the Chilean Corporation Against Cancer, otherwise known as CONAC, to sponsor the campaign. This image was used to raise awareness of the effects of second hand smoking....   [tags: cancer, secondhand, moral]

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Ethics and the Cheating Epidemic

- Ethics and the Current Cheating Epidemic There is an epidemic of cheating in American universities. Students are finding easier and more efficient ways to cheat. Morals and morality are changing. Students, members of the younger generation, and teachers, members of the older generation, differ on what is cheating. Morality even differs amongst students. Some students still adhere to the traditional sense of morality, and find what other students do an abhorration of morality. This essay is a mostly a pathos and ethos argument that attempts to appeal to the reader’s sense of right and wrong by using so-called “authorities.” The first section is filled with pathos arguments designed to m...   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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Rates of Epidemic Infection Drops

- Rates of Epidemic Infection Drops Breaking news today as the New York Times reports a drop in the rate of infection of what is now being called Spanish Influenza. More than 900 fewer cases in the past 24 hrs were reported by the New York Times today, with a total decrease in 91 deaths. This 20 percent drop resulted in only 3,362 reported cases of influenza as of October 21. As New Yorkers breathe a quick sigh of relief, the rest of the nation shudders on what has become an epidemic spread of the grippe, normally common this time of year but never before so deadly....   [tags: Spanish Influenza Journalism Media Essays]

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A Developing Epidemic in Argentina

- A Developing Epidemic in Argentina BUENOS AIRES, Argentina--December is one of the loveliest times of year in the southern hemisphere of South America. On a typical summer day on a warm, Sunday afternoon, residents of Buenos Aires enjoy a relaxing jaunt along the Avenida de Mayo where one can browse the numerous shops of rare antiquities or simply retire to drinking tea in front of one of the many cafes along the avenue. Families with boisterous children picnic within the many public parks and gardens and bask in the warm sun....   [tags: Buenos Aires Journalism Influenza Health Essays]

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in China

- China is known as a conservative country where homosexuality, drug use, and premarital sex are not acknowledged as common practices and are not considered problems. However, China is going through a period of rapid social transformation where these practices are becoming visible and being acknowledged by the Chinese. Recently, Chinese officials have recognized and admitted that the country is experiencing a widespread outbreak of HIV/AIDS. Previously, China adopted the position that there was little to no HIV/AIDS in the country, but now officials are admitting that they do in fact have a large population of citizens with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Epidemics]

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Animal Abuse: The Quiet Epidemic

- The Quiet Epidemic Animal abuse is a quiet epidemic that is spreading throughout the world. The amount of animal abuse is growing and we must do something to stop it. Animal abuse is not putting a choke collar on a dog to keep it from biting an individual; it is not killing an animal for food. Animal abuse is the knowing or intentional "(1) tortures or serious overworks [of] an animal"; the "(2) failing unreasonably to provide necessary food, care, or shelter for an animal in his custody; kills, injures, or administers poison to an animal; [or] (6) causes one animal to fight with another" (Title 3)....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Epidemic Of Loneliness, By Katie Hafner

- Aging is a natural part of life, and every individual will experience aging in unique ways. Some individuals will live with family through their lifespan, others will live in a retirement home, or perhaps live on their own. Researchers have spent years researching elders and the effects loneliness can have. The news article “Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness,” written by Katie Hafner, illustrates how researchers have tackled this perceived correlation relationship. I chose this article because Hafner introduces the epidemic of loneliness as being worldwide, but specifically focuses on Britain....   [tags: Old age, Middle age, Interpersonal relationship]

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Should Truancy Be A Wide Epidemic

- Truancy appears to be a wide epidemic spurring across all of India, but instead of the students purposely missing school, it’s the teachers. As stated in the article and nationwide studies led by Mr. Muralidharan, a stunning 24 to 46 percent of rural Indian teachers were absent during random spot checks by education officers. Mr. Mishra, the individual behind fighting one of India’s biggest educational obstacles in the world, pursues to not only end the trend of teacher truancy, but also aims to understand why teachers choose not to step a foot in their classrooms in the first place....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Economic growth]

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War and Influenza Epidemic

- A View from the Chelsea Naval Hospital BOSTON, September 12, 1918 Dear Journal, The Great War rages on. An influenza epidemic claims the lives of several Americans. But, the Boston Red Sox have done it again. Last night, in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park (thanks to Carl Mays' three-hitter), the Boston Red Sox won their fifth World Series championship--amid death and disease, a reason to live ... Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox. If I die today, at least I lived to see the Sox win the championship....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Affluenza: An American Epidemic

- Affluenza is an epidemic which effects millions of people in the United States. “Until this century [20th], to consume was considered a bad thing” says Jeremy Rifkin an expert on affluenza ( Gross ). The victims of affluenza are consumers who work long hours at a job they hate so they can buy things which they don’t need ( Fight Club ). Like AIDS, affluenza has spread quickly throughout the United States showing no prejudice of race, sex or color. However, unlike AIDS, affluenza is a compulsive addiction to shopping, which can be cured by spending less time consuming and more time enjoying life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Obesity Is An Epidemic Sweeping The Nation

- Obesity is an epidemic sweeping the nation, besides the United States, Mexico and India are facing the same challenges. According to the video “Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight”, the U.S. in 2002 states had reached a 35% obesity rate. This is compared to the 19% in 1991. Clearing this is a fast growing epidemic. Many people would assume becoming half a ton could not happen to them. However, with our obesity rates drastically increasing, clearly, it can easily become a reality. According to the “Energy Balance and Health Body Weight” video, people don’t die from obesity....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Malnutrition, Body mass index]

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Needs Assessment Of The Obesity Epidemic

- Needs assessments are a fundamental component of developing and implementing a program. Regarding obesity among adolescents, it is essential to understand the extent of the obesity epidemic. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2007 and 2008, the prevalence of all obese male adolescents ages 12-19 was 19.3 percent and the prevalence of obese female adolescents was 16.8 percent (CDC, 2010). A needs assessment also gathers information regarding all services that are available to the adolescent population....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, High school, Overweight]

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The Epidemic Of Child Obesity

- Introduction HIV/Aids have been a one of the most well-known epidemics we constantly hear about, as well as the more recent Ebola epidemic. Child obesity lives in the shadow of those sudden epidemics that later died down but has evolved tremendously all over the world, not just in America. It has become a growing epidemic. For example, the epidemic of child obesity in America is a very “complex problem that likely has physiology, environmental, and cultural dimensions, demands attention to both medicine and culture from any scholar who aims to provide a deep understanding of how the disease at the heart of the epidemic has come to be defined and treated” (517)....   [tags: Obesity, Hypertension, Childhood obesity]

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Influenza Virus And The Pandemic Epidemic

- A high public health threat across the globe affecting thousands of people is the influenza virus and the different strains that recently evolved. Influenza viruses are said to be pathogenic and can be highly contagious when not properly treated immediately (Pfleiderer et al, 2014). This deadly virus has affected countless regions or areas throughout the earth for hundreds of years. Over the span of years, researchers have been studying and reproducing various new influenza vaccines due to the high rates of mortality and disease caused by this prevalent virus....   [tags: Influenza, Influenza vaccine, Pandemic]

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Childhood Obesity is an Epidemic

- Today, approximately 25 percent of children and teenagers are obese and the number is on the rise. Since the 1960’s childhood obesity has increased by 54 percent in children ages six to eleven. In children twelve to seventeen it has increased by 39 percent. (Silberstein, 1) Childhood obesity is so prevalent among these age groups that it has reached epidemic proportions. One cause of childhood obesity is genetics. Children who have parents or siblings who are overweight have an increased risk of becoming obese themselves....   [tags: Obesity in Children]

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The United States' Poverty Epidemic

- Compared to the rest of the world the United States is economically prosperous however, many citizens are plagued with poverty and destitution. Poverty has become such a problem that one in six Americans are living below the poverty line (Yen). Despite the significant number of Americans living in poverty, most Americans are unaware of its vast scope and scale. The public’s apathy towards poverty has caused it to become an invisible epidemic. The middle -class’s flight from the cities has created de facto segregation between the impoverished and the financially comfortable....   [tags: visible economic and social issues]

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The Epidemic of Poverty and World Hunger

- Remember those days when you come home when your mom is not home and you are hungry but there is nothing to eat. Or just when you are just plain out starving. Well imagine having that feeling everyday of your life, this is how people who live in poverty feel everyday. Think how you would feel if you saw a loved one die right before your eyes and you know there is nothing you can do to help them, maybe this happened to a child whose mother had to watch. It would always be in her memories haunting her for the rest of her life....   [tags: starvation, food, children]

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The Heroin Epidemic Of The United States

- Sooner rather than later, the heroin epidemic that is currently sweeping through the United States may directly or indirectly affect all of us. Over the past 10-15 years, the number of reported heroin abuse cases has risen exponentially, and this trend still appears to be on an upward trajectory with unimaginable limits. According to a poll, about 40% of those surveyed know someone who is battling heroin addiction, with a large proportion of that group pointing out that a family member is the victim of addiction....   [tags: Drug addiction, Morphine, Addiction, Opioid]

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Is Marijuana A Solution For The Opioid Epidemic?

- Is Marijuana a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic?: A Review and Analysis An Opioid Epidemic in the United States The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published an analysis that showed drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States – surpassing even that of automobile accidents (“Opioid Addiction”). A majority of these deaths are related to prescription opiates and heroin use. Opiates are drugs commonly prescribed as pain relievers, including oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl....   [tags: Morphine, Opioid, Heroin, Drug addiction]

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The Obesity Epidemic Sweeping the Nation

- Repeatedly the news will highlight a story about the obesity epidemic sweeping the nation. Although the news and health experts bombard the common citizen with quick and easy ways to eat healthier and exercise more, the source of the issue is kept hidden behind closed doors. Before placing blame on the eating habits, it’s essential to take a closer look at what is being consumed. With rapid change in the food industry, progress must be met with caution because “The way we eat has changed more in the past fifty years than in the past 10,000” (Pollan and Schlosser)....   [tags: food industries, physical activities]

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Obesity : An Epidemic Of Obesity

- The growing number of obese people in America has become a major health concern in the United States today. In 1990, obese adults made up less than fifteen percent of the population in most U.S. states, according to "An Epidemic of Obesity: U.S. Obesity Trends". Fast forward twenty-five years later and that number has more than doubled in size. Americans are literally living large with no sign of slimming down any time soon. So, who is to blame for the increased number of obese people in the United States....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, United States, Food]

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Childhood Obesity : A Recent Epidemic

- Childhood obesity is a recent epidemic that has overcome the American culture and is growing at alarming rates. There are many contributors to this unhealthy lifestyle, many of them being environmental aspects. Environment play a big role in the nutrition children receive. Adolescent obesity is the direct product of a child 's environment both geographical and their home settings. Schools have done a substantial amount of work on creating a healthy environment for students, but there is more that can be done....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Childhood]

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The Epidemic Of The Aids Epidemic

- Imagine a disease that started infecting a particular group and determined how that group was perceived as a whole. The disease eventually spread to other groups, but the original infected group was never fully cleaned of dirty and infected stigmas. Imagination is no longer needed for this scenario. This disease is known as AIDS. AIDS began in the lives of homosexuals and affected the perception of the entire community. Afraid of persecution, homosexuals were pushed into the shadows and engaged in promiscuous behavior with little protection from STIS....   [tags: AIDS, Homosexuality, HIV, Immune system]

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Globesity: Health Crisis/Epidemic

- ... The research shows a decline in use as soon as the tax was applied. The cigarette tax in particular could serve as a model for the outcome of a fat tax. For example “following a steep cigarette tax in the late 1990s which raised the cost of cigarettes 50%, smoking rates plummeted sharply. Today, less than 20 percent of Americans are smokers compared to the 42% in the 1960s before it was taxed. (…….) Although this tax would give our Government a considerable amount of power the results could transform our society substantially....   [tags: obesity, weight, health, america, world]

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The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

- There is an epidemic so fierce, it is impacting families from California to Maine. It is not the Ebola epidemic. It is childhood obesity. An estimated 1 in 7 children between the ages of 6 to 17 are overweight and/or obese. That is a staggering 14 percent. Compared to 5 percent almost 20 years ago. Hispanics, African-Americans, and American Indians, females to males are more prone to this devastating medical condition. So many divided on an issue that everyone can see; the health and welfare of children....   [tags: Obesity in Children]

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The Obesity Epidemic in Canada

- Obesity is a growing concern in Canada and due to the increased time spent in one’s place of employment, there is an augmented importance placed on healthy living in the workplace. In 2004, approximately 6.8 million Canadian adults between the ages of 20 and 64 were overweight, and an additional 4.5 million were obese as recorded by the Canadian Policy Research Networks (Pierre, N., Pollack, N., & Fafard, P. 2007), further emphasizing the need to reduce obesity rates and to improve overall health....   [tags: Health Policy Paper]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- The history of HIV and AIDS was an epidemic in illness, fear, death.It is believed that HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920 when HIV crossed species from chimpanzees to humans. Up until the 1980s, we do know how many people developed HIV or AIDS. HIV was unknown and transmission was not accompanied by noticeable signs or symptoms. While sporadic cases of AIDS were documented prior to 1970, available data suggests that the current epidemic started in the mid- to late 1970s....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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The Spanish Influenza Epidemic

- The Spanish Influenza Epidemic Los Angeles, October 28--The effects of the Spanish influenza outbreak from its date of original contamination, September 13(1), to now have been widespread and horrific. With more than 4500 new cases being reported today, the total for California is now above 60,000.(7) Not even two days prior to this printing, San Francisco witnessed its worst day, with over 2000 new cases reported accompanied by 96 deaths.(6) The once thought of "army epidemic" now has a firm grip on civilian life....   [tags: Journalism Epidemics Health Essays]

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The Invisible Epidemic

- The Invisible Epidemic The rise of asthma in urban communities is beginning to reach epic proportions. It is a disease that is not limited to the United States, but is endemic to all developed nations and is especially prevalent in urban communities. The drastic rise in asthma and related pulmonary illnesses is surprising because benchmark studies have resulted in an as yet unknown understanding of the disease. All scientists agree, however, that this is a pathology whose etiology can be traced as an overt effect of a modern Western culture....   [tags: Papers]

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Stabilizing the Foreclosure Epidemic

- Let me first state that in order to solve this crisis we must not only think outside the box ( an overused cliche that makes no sense) but outside Washington D.C.. With all of the lobbyist and special interest groups who fight against any type of change that would not fill up their wallets, this will be an extremely arduous task. But it can be done, should be done, and will be done ...The American people have already bailed out Wall Street. We now have to bail out the people on "Main street". The people that built this country and made this country great....   [tags: Economics]

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We Have The Obesity Epidemic

- We have the obesity epidemic in America. We could blame the food industries for that or we could take some responsibility and look up what can we change. I believe that the change should start with our kids in our homes and second, in the schools. I work hard at home to see that my son will eat healthfully. Then I send them to school where they are fed various foods I would never serve at home. We need to work in partnership with public schools to educate our children how to make the healthy choices....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Sugar, Food processing]

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Childhood Obesity Is an Epidemic

- In the United States today, we have an epidemic of childhood obesity. The difference between overweight and obese people is that being overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors while being obese is defined as having excess body fat. Childhood obesity isn't just a public health issue, it's a social justice issue. The treatment and prevention of childhood obesity are considered the responsibility of individual children and their parents....   [tags: overweight, fastfood, health]

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Paralysis Epidemic of the 1950s: Poliomyelitis

- Poliomyelitis was declared an epidemic in the early 1950s in the United States. It caused primarily children and young adults to develop paralysis, led to social stigma around being crippled. To this day there is still no cure for this disease, poliomyelitis can only be prevented with vaccination. Poliomyelitis is a virus that infects the nerves of the spinal cord, and brain which leads to paralysis and or death (Piddock, 2004). Poliomyelitis is best known today as Polio, and Infantile Paralysis....   [tags: children, young adults, virus, nerves]

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The Epidemic Of Homelessness Today America

- The Epidemic of Homelessness in America Imagine the limitations of providing adequate housing for you, and your family while living paycheck to paycheck. Where a sick day, or the cut back of hours at work could leave you with the inability to pay rent. Unfortunately, this is a hardship that millions of Americans who live below the poverty line have to face. Now, imagine someone suffering with mental illness, or drug addiction on their own, who are obviously in desperate need for the resources that could enable them to become functional in society....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Unemployment]

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Suicide Epidemic in South Korea

- Among the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development signed countries, South Korea leads with the highest rate of suicide. More than fourteen thousand South Koreans took their own lives in 2012 (Brown). During the years 2009 and 2010, a total of nearly thirty thousand people committed suicide. These thousands of suicides are often caused by issues within the social structure, almost unreachable standards of South Korea and other miseries. South Korea’s people consider suicide a growing and major problem of their society and culture and take many initiatives to aid in the possible saving of many lives....   [tags: South Korea, Suicide Rate, People, Culture]

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The Drug Epidemic Of The United States

- The drug epidemic in the 1980’s and early 90’s was tumultuous time period for the United States as a whole; drug over doses became a norm and families were commonly torn apart because one or more members became addicts. Rueben Casteneda in his memoir, S Street Rising depicts the disastrous consequences that happen when the desire for crack cocaine manifests into an addiction. Casteneda not only uses his own life, but individuals from various classes in the heart of the country, to emphasize the harsh reality of being addicted to crack cocain....   [tags: Drug addiction, Cocaine, Crack cocaine, Addiction]

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Health Epidemic in America

- Obesity, diabetes, and heart complications are prevalent in American society. More than 30% of American adults are classified as obese (Center for Disease Control). Members of all social classes are typically guilty of eating unhealthy and processed food, because these options are marketed to be more appealing to the taste buds and less expensive than healthier alternatives. Although increasing taxes on unhealthy drinks may be seen as patronizing and invasive, this process would be beneficial by encouraging consumers to consider healthier options, helping to reduce obesity, and lowering the cost of future care for diseases linked to obesity....   [tags: obesity, diabetes, heart complications, epidemic]

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The Epidemic Of Ebola Virus

- In 2014, the Ebola virus became a worldwide epidemic. It is believed the outbreak initially started in Guinea from a toddler that became infected with the virus, then it spread through the young child 's family and their village. Now, the world is dealing with the largest outbreak of Ebola with over 5,000 deaths reported with no slowing of the spread of the disease in sight. Many organizations worldwide have teamed up to try and combat this type of hemorrhagic fever but Ebola manages to continue to spread despite intense effort to obliterate the disease....   [tags: Health care provider, Patient, Health care]

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Obesity Is A Growing Epidemic

- Kids like Cake Visit any public park or any school playground and you are sure to find young children that are above the national recommended weight for their ages. These children range from being overweight to being obese. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health and is defined by body mass index (BMI). In the United States, the rate of childhood obesity has been on a high rise over the past few decades. Obesity is a growing epidemic that has lasting, economical strain, psychological effects, contributes to major health issues because of, a lack of physical activities and education....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Hypertension]

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Is Obesity A Silent Epidemic?

- According to the United States Census Bureau that average life expectancy of an American is seventy-eight, which has increased over the last couple of years. Even though the life expectancy of an American has risen, there are still many health risks that Americans have to endure every year. Whether its genetic inheritance from parent to child or addictions that can trigger cancers or other illness. There is a silent epidemic that is consuming all Americans and that is obesity. And in recent studies done by the World Health Organization (WHO) obesity has increased since the 1980s, and in 2014 thirty-nine percent of the population was overweight, that is 1.9 billion adults....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Life expectancy]

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An Epidemic in America

- Overweight and obesity became a National Health Priority Area in 2008 (Beaumont et al, 2012) and is defined by the World Health Organisation (2014) as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. As we know overweight and obesity are drastically increasing problems worldwide and have consequently reached epidemic status, thus proving to be one of the most important problems of public health. This is highlighted through the prevalence rates of the conditions among both adults and children, which is considerably more frequent in developed countries (Kyriazis et al, 2012)....   [tags: Overweight, Obesity Epidemic, Health Problem]

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Depresion in Adolescents is Becoming and Epidemic

- ... Since depression is under-diagnosed, clinicians treating adolescents need to be aware of the possibility of this diagnosis, particularly in high-risk groups (Tharper, Collishaw, & Pine, 2012). According to the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the reason why depression is often over looked in children and adolescents is because “children are not always able to express how they feel” (Brown, Hammen, Craske & Wickens, 1995). In addition, depression among adolescents is difficult to diagnose because it is a developmental stage associated with rebellion and experimentation marked by emotional turmoil, mood swings, and heightened sensitivity....   [tags: suicide, symptoms, biopsychosocial]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- In 1990, obese adults made up less than 15 percent of the population in most U.S. states. By 2010, 36 states had obesity rates of 25 percent or higher, and 12 of those had obesity rates of 30 percent or higher. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) Even more alarming, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is on the rise, and youth are becoming overweight and obese at earlier ages. One out of six children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obese and one out of three are overweight or obese....   [tags: Obesity in America]

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Obesity Epidemic in America

- There is an epidemic festering in America’s streets today. It is not one of violence, nor is it one of drugs or abuse; instead it is a silent epidemic that is centered on our nation’s growing number of obese children. For the first time in the history of the United States, and perhaps in world history, the children of our future are expected to live a shorter life than that of their parents. The obesity rate in America has tripled in the last twenty years fostering three hundred thousand deaths per year with a growing number of obese children (greenblatt)....   [tags: Health]

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HIV and AIDS Epidemic

- 1.1 INTRODUCTION There is no doubt that the HIV and AIDS epidemic has had a devastating influence on Africa, especially in my community of Qumbu. The AIDS epidemic has killed more lives than the sum total of all wars, famines and floods, and the ravages of deadly diseases as Malaria. It is destroying families in my community, overwhelming and depleting health care services. The AIDS epidemic influence in my community is significant ways should developed to reduce its effect. (Abdool Karim and Abdool Karim 2010) 1.2 HIV AND AIDS IN MY COMMUNITY A few years ago, a lot would have not estimated the current state of the HIV and AIDS pandemic in society....   [tags: morbidity and mortality, africa]

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The Foreclosure Epidemic

- The growing number of pre-foreclosures or short sales and subsequent foreclosures has grown to widespread proportions in the United States. Today it provides the single biggest threat to the U.S. economy. Projections point toward more and more foreclosures in the future if something isn’t done. It seems that the current policy in place has only helped too few people, and the efforts toward fixing the problem must be continued. The New York Times reported, “Foreclosures are costing neighboring families hundreds of billions of dollars and dragging down the entire economy....   [tags: Economics]

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Hiv / Aids : A Global Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS has been named a global epidemic which has not only affected many developing countries but specifically has had a tremendous impact on South Africa. It has been a major cause of death and continues as a public health concern which needs to be controlled. To understand the efforts being made by two campaigns, the Treatment Action Campaign and loveLife, an understanding of what the country is facing is essential. Statistics show that about seven million people are living with HIV and just in 2015, there were 380,000 new HIV infections and 180,000 AIDS-related deaths....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, South Africa]

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The Obesity Epidemic in America

- Obesity does not discriminate against social status, sex, or race; it can take a person’s life and turn it upside down in the blink of an eye if they are not careful. Some people think of obesity as a worldwide killer because there is no outrunning it if it overtakes a person’s body. Every 1 in 3 adults are obese right here in America, that should give each and every individual some type of hint that there is a major problem occurring. The obesity epidemic is not something that has just caught the attention of people recently; it has been going on since the 1950’s....   [tags: Public Health Essays]

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Is there a Narcissistic Epidemic in America?

- Is narcissism a growing epidemic in America. This question was featured in an article on the Psychology Today website (Baskin, S.). The article claims that narcissism in America is growing as fast as obesity and is quickly becoming an epidemic. Which begs the question, should we as a society be worried about narcissism. For those of us not familiar with Narcissistic Personality Disorder it is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV as a pervasive disorder characterized by self-centeredness, lack of empathy, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance....   [tags: psychology, personality disorders]

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Childhood Obesity : A Major Epidemic

- Childhood Obesity has become a major epidemic in the United States because of the lack of responsibility taken by parents when feeding their children unhealthy foods. The percent of obese and overweight children in the U.S. is increasing at an alarming rate, and has no chance of slowing down unless awareness is brought and action is taken. The percentage of “children age 6-12 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012” (Center of Disease Control and Prevention)....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Hypertension]

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Experiencing The Polio Epidemic

- Experiencing The Polio Epidemic It was in the middle of September; the height of summer and the temperature was somewhere in the high eighties, and under normal circumstances there would be a long line of people, especially kids waiting to dive into the huge indoor pool at the Mission Beach Plunge. However, these were not ordinary times, the only people anywhere near the pool were there to forlornly gaze at the crystal clear water and wonder what deadly monster might be lurking in its depth. It was in the middle of the summer of 1952, and it was in the middle of the polio epidemic that would strike more than 60,000 people and kill more than 3,000 of them in the United States alone.1 As a...   [tags: Disease History Historical Essays]

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The Obesity Epidemic in America

- Obesity among Americans has been a growing issue in the United States predominantly over the past decade. Many may argue American’s are obese because of poor food choices, over-eating, genetic disposition, lack of exercise, or the environment which one lives, while others blame it all on fast-food chains and restaurants. Throughout my research I have come to find a lot of facts and statistics about fast food consumption causing obesity. Statistics show that without a doubt the United States is the most obese country in the world....   [tags: Fast Food]

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The Epidemic Of The Smallpox Vaccine

- Vaccines have been used to prevent diseases for centuries, and have saved countless lives of children and adults. The smallpox vaccine was invented as early as 1796, and since then the use of vaccines has continued to protect us from countless life threatening diseases such as polio, measles, and pertussis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) assures us that vaccines are extensively tested by scientists to make sure they are effective and safe, and must receive the approval of the Food and Drug Administration before being used....   [tags: Vaccine, Vaccination, Smallpox, Infectious disease]

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The Obesity Epidemic Sweeping America

- From the time we can remember we are always told, "not till your 18", to make our own choices. In America that is the moment where someone is considered a full grown adult. The moment where you are considered responsible for your actions in all the decisions you make. Now it seems things have changes, no longer does that hold true. There is the obesity epidemic sweeping America. What we put in our mouths and whether it is a personal responsibility is up in the air. In one corner you have those like myself who believe it is your responsibility to be concision of what you eat....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, United States, Health]

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Anorexia and Bulimia - A Growing Epidemic

- Bulimia and anorexia is a growing epidemic in America. Bulimia and Anorexia can start at any age, but is most common between the ages of 11-17 years old. Of all the individuals that experience this illness only 50% of all of them are ever cured, and another 6% that suffer from this horrible illness will experience death. This illness has become very deadly to our young adults. Bulimia and anorexia can cause a distorted image in a persons mind because they truly believe they are overweight. In their minds they are beyond doubt obese....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia]

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