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Hiv Is A Global Epidemic

- Introduction Colin Powell (2001) once said, “No war on the face of the earth is more destructive than the AIDS epidemic”. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as HIV, is a global epidemic that has traditionally been linked to individuals who partake in risky behaviors; however in today’s society, HIV has no face. It does not discriminate against race, gender, age, sexual preference, or socioeconomic status. According to (2014), “HIV is a virus that only affects humans and weakens the immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection”....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Immunodeficiency]

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The Growing Epidemic Of Obesity

- Jake is a typical ten year old that gets caught up in the culture of today. He starts watching TV every afternoon after school while he snacks on his favorite chips and desserts. Fifteen years later at twenty his bad childhood habits are catching up with him. He has been diagnosed with type two diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and has had a small heart attack. All of these health problems have left him in debt, and he is too unhealthy to go to work, meaning that he may be stuck in debt forever....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Cancer, Health]

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Fast Food And Obesity Epidemic

- Fast Food & Obesity Fast food has infiltrated every nook and cranny of American society. Everywhere you turn you can see a fast food restaurant. An industry that modestly began with very few hot dog and hamburger vendors now has become a multi-international industry selling its products to paying customers. Fast food can be found anywhere imaginable. Fast food is now served at restaurants and drive-through, at stadiums, airports, schools all over the nation. Surprisingly fast food can even be found at hospital cafeterias....   [tags: Nutrition, Fast food, Obesity]

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The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity

- Obesity is defined as an accumulation of fat deposits abnormally or excessively, that can come at a risk to an individual’s health. This is measured by a BMI (body mass index), which is the persons weight divided by the square of their height. (1) However waist measurements are used more frequently to determine whether someone is overweight. If two individuals have the same BMI, it doesn 't necessarily mean that they are both overweight as many factors can come into play when determining percentages of total body fat....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Physical exercise]

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Obesity : A Growing Epidemic

- Obesity in America has been a growing epidemic, one that has progressed more and more but is looked at less and less; there has been more heart diseases, more joint dysfunction, more diabetes and just lower health overall. This growing epidemic is not just in our older generation but in the younger ones as well. We pride ourselves on evolving from past mistakes, from evolving from a world less civilized and yet here we are with more pain and suffering. Pain and suffering caused from something that can be easily cured and yet we still turn our eyes from it out of kindness, out of the ‘love yourself’ idea that we have grown with over these past years....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Weight loss]

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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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Understanding the Domestic Violence Epidemic

- Domestic violence is an epidemic in our society with dramatic, negative effects on individuals, families and communities. Domestic violence is a crime that knows no economic, racial, ethnic, religious, age or gender limits. Women who are victims of domestic violence most likely are also victims of sexual assault and, stalking. A domestic violence victim may experience systematic rape in addition to physical and psychological abuse. According to Backman, (p.54) nearly one in every four women are beaten or raped by a partner during adulthood....   [tags: Violence Against Women, women's rights]

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Child Abuse: A Hidden Epidemic

- How do we define “abuse” when we discuss child abuse. “Abuse” is defined as Treating a person or animal with cruelty or violence, especially when it occurs regularly and repeatedly.” When you add “child” it becomes “child abuse.” “Child Abuse” is defined as “physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.”(Oxford Dictionary online) “Child abuse” may also be defined as “a crime of inflicted physical or emotional injury on a child....   [tags: Child Neglect, Physical Abuse]

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Obesity is a Widespread Epidemic

- ... A student’s mood plays a large role in the amount of effort they will put into their schoolwork as well as their concentration levels. However, their mood can be easily affected with their sugar balance (Fobbester). “Since the brain depends on an even supply of glucose it is no surprise to find that sugar has been implicated in aggressive behavior, anxiety, depression, and fatigue” (Fobbester). It has been clearly shown that with excessive sugar in the bloodstream there are many detrimental affects on the body and brain....   [tags: junk food, fast food, diabetis]

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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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Truancy: Epidemic or Controllable Rebellion?

- Truancy: Epidemic or Controllable Rebellion? Audience: Parents, police officers and the students. Introduction In recent discussions of juvenile delinquency, a controversial issue has been whether students being arrested or penalized for truancy is successful or not. On one hand police and other authoritative figures argues that this is a great way to make them an example for other kids to not follow their path. On the other hand, many contends that this will not affect the students and the issue will keep reoccurring....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquency, Controversy]

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Cyber Bullying: An Uncontrollable Epidemic

- In the 21st century, cyber bullying has grown to be a major crime and motive for suicide for those victimized due to bullies who yearn to overpower others with the convenience of technology. Unfortunately even with today’s anti-bullying chant and progressive technology, this crime will continue in young adults. Compared to a century ago, cyber bullying has grown to a scale that cannot be controlled. With new handheld devices that have the ability to send a message to another’s device in no more than 15 seconds, it is easier than ever to bully over the cyber waves....   [tags: teen violence, bullies, internet]

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Type 2 Diabetes: An Epidemic

- It is a silent, deadly killer that often escapes blame. It is type 2 diabetes. According to the World Health Organization, 347 million people have diabetes worldwide, and 90-95% of these cases are type 2 diabetes. To make matters worse, it is estimated that around 25% of all cases go undiagnosed before it is too late. Even then, one’s death is often attributed to other things such as heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure. Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that causes the body to become insulin resistant, hindering the body’s ability to process sugar, and it can be largely attributed to lifestyle choices and genetic factors....   [tags: healthy lifestyle decreases chances of diabetes]

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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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Poverty is a Hidden Epidemic

- Poverty Poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support. (11) Poverty is a hidden epidemic that is on the rise. Poverty can affect anyone and its consequencest can be serious. Poverty can affect someone academically, socially, and emotionally. The topic of poverty is of interest to me because I live in a neighborhood that is in poverty and I am wondering why it is in poverty and the methods of alleviating it of poverty. In addition, I live in a neighborhood that experiences poverty and some of my friends live in neighborhoods experiencing poverty....   [tags: personal experience, academic achievement]

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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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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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The Epidemic Of Great Distress

- In times of great distress, the United States is known for pooling all of its resources in order to help those who need it. The newest worldwide epidemic to cause alarm is Ebola. Ebola has been around in West Africa for many years, but because cases of infected persons in the United States have come up, people all around the world are starting to take notice. In an effort to combat this disease, the United States government is trying to find the best ways to stop the spread of Ebola and help those that already have it....   [tags: Africa, West Africa, Barack Obama, Quarantine]

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Diabetes Is A Rising Epidemic

- Diabetes is a rising epidemic. Data from the National Diabetes Statistics Report from 2014 show that currently around 29 million Americans have diabetes. However, many people just don’t know what this disease is. Diabetes is a long term disease in which the body has a shortage of insulin, a decreased ability to use insulin, or both. Although there are several sets of diabetes, Type 1and Type 2 diabetes are the most common. Diabetes can be managed, but there are steps you can take to prevent developing this disease....   [tags: Diabetes mellitus, Blood sugar, Insulin]

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Poverty And The Hunger Epidemic

- The Issue In many parts of the world people go hungry every day and they don 't have the means to feed themselves or the security that they will eat again. The lands no longer bear fruit and cannot provide for those who counted on them to both survive and make a living. One such example is Ethiopia in Africa, and it is a hot zone of the hunger epidemic. Poor nutrition causes nearly half of the deaths in children under 5 ( 3.1 million children each year), as well as on a lesser note 1 in 4 of the world 's children have their growth stunted because of hunger....   [tags: United States, Developed country, Agriculture]

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The Disease Of Epidemic Proportions

- In the past century, negative changes in lifestyle and human behaviour have resulted in the rapid increase in the incidence of diabetes internationally. The disease of epidemic proportions is primarily of type II diabetes and associated ailments known as ‘metabolic syndrome’ and ‘diabesity’. In concurrence with the genetic predisposition, shown particularly in specific ethnic groups, type II diabetes has raised concerns about its environmental and behavioural influences such as inactive lifestyle, excessively high nutrition and obesity....   [tags: Insulin, Diabetes mellitus, Blood sugar]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- Since the first occurrence of the world wide HIV/AIDS epidemic in South East Asia, Thailand has been a leader within the region in addressing HIV on a large scale, preventative level. In 1990, the 100% condom campaign targeting condom use in the sex work industry. Although sex work is and always has been illegal in Thailand, it is something that is tolerated by the Thai government. Although this means there is an increase in high risk behavior, it has made outreach to these populations easier, as they are not targeted for prosecution....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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Substance Abuse Is An Epidemic

- In the United States, nearly $600 billion is spent annually on the overall costs of substance abuse, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence ("Understanding Addiction", 2015). This amount includes non-direct costs such as health- and crime-related costs as well as productivity costs. Though this monetary number seems enormous, the personal and emotional costs of substance abuse can be immeasurable. Several fields of psychology, such as biological psychology, social psychology, and biopsychosocial psychology have been able to focus on the implications of substance abuse....   [tags: Sociology, Psychology, Mental disorder]

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Poverty Is A Global Epidemic

- Poverty is a global epidemic that contributes to the deaths of millions each year. However, poverty is more prominent in some areas around the world than others. The Oxford dictionary defines poverty as the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support, but it’s so much more. Poverty can be defined as being hungry, lacking shelter, being unable to go to school, being unable to see a doctor, or being powerless and having a lack of freedom. The reason behind the many descriptions of poverty is that poverty has many faces, and its definition changes depending on the place and time, however the effects of poverty on the poor are always the same....   [tags: Poverty, Cycle of poverty]

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The Growing Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- While I was working for TSA, I had to check all baby liquids that came through the checkpoint. One day I was checking a bag with baby bottles that were clearly filled with some type of dark soda. Since there are no rules on what parents can bring for their babies, I figured this woman poured her soda in the baby’s bottle as a way of bypassing the rules in order to keep it. However, after handing it back, my heart sank to the floor. She had handed this carbonated sugary beverage to her obese one-year-old baby....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Eating, Food]

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The Obesity Epidemic Of America

- When people think about their favorite food, there is usually multiple foods that will come to their mind. It will be something like pizza, pasta, burgers, or french fries. But, rarely do people say that their favorite food is a fruit or vegetable. Is this because of the relentlessness of the advertising from companies. Or are our eating habits something that we have lost control of. There are many questions that are being asked, and there are very few answers that are being given. Obesity rates in America are at the highest they have ever been, and it is becoming harder to do something about it....   [tags: Nutrition, Fast food, Junk food, Obesity]

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Obesity : A Worldwide Epidemic

- Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic. The demographic group that is increasingly becoming effected are children under the age of eighteen. Obese children may develop health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, risk of stroke and elevated blood cholesterol. (“The AHA’s Recommendations”). Nobody wants to see a child suffer from any of these major chronic illnesses. However, two primary sources can help with preventing childhood obesity, which are parents and schools. In order for children to be at a healthy weight there are several main objections that parents and schools need to enforce....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Obesity, Food]

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Addiction Has Become An Epidemic

- When people hear the word addiction, most people picture an alcoholic that spends hours a night at the bar, or meth addict that sleeps in the streets and prostitutes herself out to obtain money for another hit, but what various people refuse to realize is that addiction has become an epidemic in the United States. Addiction is everywhere from the UPS man that takes smoke breaks every few delivery’s, to your best friend 's dad whose appears to have everything put together but spends his evenings at the casino....   [tags: Family, Parent, High school, Mother]

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The Growing Epidemic Of Obesity

- A. “Calories In=Calories Out” A1. Theory The growing epidemic of obesity raises concerns on how people need to lose the fat that is impeding their health. Lifestyle and diet books all discuss the idea that in order to lose weight, one must expend more calories than the calories put into the body through food. Many health and exercise programs mainly focus restricting caloric intake while increasing caloric expenditure by exercising. This idea might have sprung from the interpretation of the First Law of Thermodynamics....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Health]

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Obesity Epidemic Of Native Hawaiians

- Obesity Epidemic in Native Hawaiians Reminicent of past television episodes, one may view Hawaiians as a “picture of health”. Hoola skirts, beautiful skin, beautiful hair, slim bodies, and a carefree life swishing by to the sound of the ocean waves washing the shores of the tropical island. It sounds like a dream in which we could imagine our body being perfect. In the real world, Hawaiians are not so “picture perfect” as the media tends to protray. In times past, Captain Cook described Native Hawaiians as being strong, muscular and healthy, with a large population of about 350,000; however with the introduction of westerners also came the introduction of western & asian diseases which desi...   [tags: Health care, Health care provider]

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Suicide Is A Growing Epidemic

- The solution behind suicide, can be as simple as someone showing that they care about ones mental health. The person who takes their life may believe that the actions they take are a solution to something that can’t be handled with help from those around them. They continue with these action due to never seeking help never receiving the correct help. “Individuals may not realize how hard a suicide can affect those during the years of high school and college.” (Biebel). As suicide begins to be viewed as a public health issue, people aren’t doing enough to fight against this problem....   [tags: Suicide, Bipolar disorder]

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An Epidemic Of Obese People

- An Epidemic of Obese People Last month, the Journal of the American Medical Association published two studies that showed that the obesity problem in America continues to get worse. The first study involved American adults and the second study focused on American children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 19 years old. The results of the first study were that 40% of American women are obese, a 5% increase over the past 10 years. The study also concluded that the rate of obesity among American men is 35%, a rate that has remained consistent over the past 10 years....   [tags: Obesity, Weight loss, Nutrition, Dieting]

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Diabetes : An Epidemic Disease

- Diabetes is an epidemic disease that has affected many people around the globe. It is a chronic life-long disease that occurs when the blood sugar level is high. The high level of blood sugar occurs when the body cannot produce insulin or does not properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a vital hormone that helps maintain the level of blood sugar, that is from getting too high or too low. Insulin enables glucose from carbohydrates in the diet, to enter the muscle and fat cells. This glucose is used for energy and the unused glucose is converted into glycogen for future use....   [tags: Diabetes mellitus, Insulin, Blood sugar, Diabetes]

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Water Pollution Is An Epidemic

- Water pollution is an epidemic that countries around the world are dealing with. A quick search across the internet will return hundreds of videos showing massive oil spills covering hundreds of square miles of water and beaches. These videos are shocking reminders of what man has done to the world’s water supply. Though oil slicks are one of the most apparent forms of water pollution, there are many more that are just as toxic but can’t be detected just by sight alone. Water pollution is a growing problem the entire world needs to deal with and is caused by major contributors such as sewage, waste water, and oil waste....   [tags: Petroleum, Oil spill, Exxon Valdez oil spill]

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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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South Africa's AIDS Epidemic

- Because of the numerous unethical human experiments performed following the development of the germ theory, distrust in the medical establishment has become shockingly high ("America's Shocking Secret: Pictures that Show How U.S. Experimented on Its Own Disabled Citizens and Prison Inmates"). This distrust is the root cause of 300,000 South Africans dying in the early 2000s due to a phenomenon known as AIDS denial ("The Subterranean War on Science"). In the March 2002 publication entitled Castro Hlongwane, Caravans, Cats, Geese, Foot & Mouth and Statistics, the authors cite numerous sources to help explain why they are suspicious of the field of biomedicine, especially of the details rega...   [tags: HIV, Denial, Lack of Trust]

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HIV/AIDS in India:An epidemic

- What may be seen as a result of a surplus of labor by an economist, has ultimately led to an epidemic. India's population, estimated to be 1.35 billion, suffers extensive poverty as more than thirty seven percent of its population lives below the poverty line. (Economy Watch) This surplus of labor has driven the price of labor in India to incredibly low amounts, hence the outsourcing which has become rampant. Low labor prices compounded with exclusion due to the caste system and high dependency on agriculture all have amplified the poverty which in turn, has given rise to the largest population—2.3 million--within the borders of a nation to be infected with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: AIDS India Health]

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AIDS: The Modern Epidemic

- AIDS: The Modern Epidemic When we speak on the taboo subject of AIDS, many questions arise. First of all where did this wretched disease come from, what is it, who has it, and who can contract it. AIDS has terrorized the world for over 20 years and yet there is still no cure. In its short existence it has become one of the most rapidly spreading diseases in the history of mankind. The question regarding AIDS is, “will there ever be a cure?” Scientists may never be able to answer that question....   [tags: HIV, cure, blood]

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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- In today's modern era, the prevalence of childhood obesity is ubiquitous. It is an epidemic plaguing the lives of many young children and adolescent worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014), in the United States, close to 17% (or 12.5 million) of all children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese (CDC, 2014). Furthermore, the American Heart Association (2013) stated that "childhood obesity is now the No.1 health concern among parents in the United States topping drug abuse and smoking" (AHA, 2013, para....   [tags: Childhood Obesity Essays]

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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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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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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- Childhood obesity it is a huge problem. Over the past years, the number of obesity in children has increased. The number of obese children in the U.S. has increased over the past years. The number has obviously also grown due to the video games, computers, and televisions, which are considered to be needed now-a-days, and have begun to take over the importance of exercising. The lack of exercise can lead to obesity, which approaches lots of negative effects. Obesity continuously puts these children at a very high risk of developing many serious illnesses like high blood pressure, asthma, and many more....   [tags: Childhood Obesity Essays]

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Breast Cancer: The Epidemic

- Are you a woman over 40. If so, do you get regular mammograms. Breast cancer is an epidemic that plagues women, even though some men can get it. According to the American Cancer Society, “breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too” (Breast Cancer). Today many women are becoming diagnosed with breast cancer....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]

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Obesity: An American Epidemic

- The last decade has welcomed, with open arms, a new epidemic: obesity. Currently in the United States, more than one-third of adults, 35.7%, and approximately 17% of children and adolescents are obese. Obesity is not only a problem in the US but also worldwide with its prevalence doubling in high income and economically advanced countries and is also growing in under-developed areas. Its incidence rate is continually increasing with each successive generation and in each age group, including the elderly (Byles, 2009; Dorner and Rieder, 2011)....   [tags: Obesity in Adolescents]

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The 1918-1919 Influenza Epidemic

- “I made money rapidly,” Charles Sligh explained, “The demands for flowers frequently were so great that all the florists in this community exhausted their supply daily, and the prices of everything were very high then.”1 Along with florists, funeral directors, and orderlies were also making a killing during World War One. “The undertaker which was half a block away from me had pine boxes on the sidewalk, pilled high. Me and two of my friends would go down there and play on those boxes; it was like playing on the pyramids.”2 Although business was booming for these professions, it was not because of the war....   [tags: The Great Influenza Pandemic]

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Obesity Epidemic in America

- The average American is twenty-three pounds heavier than his or her ideal body weight (Rauh). If you compare "normal" with average, it's not much of a difference to say it's normal to be fat. "For children and for many adults who are overweight, they are starting to look at themselves as the new normal," says obesity expert Robert F. Kushner (Marshall). According to the” Journal of the American Medical Association,” one-third of Americans are obese today, which is a 23% jump from the late 1980s....   [tags: ideal body weight, health risks, food]

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Teenage Pregnancy: The Epidemic

- Teenage pregnancy is an epidemic that has been highly debated and publicized during the past few decades. Although it has been statistically proven to be on the decline since the 1950s, it is still a major discussion and topic of concern especially for the health of the unborn child and the mother. The aspect of teenage pregnancy might have been approved and a regular occurrence in the 1950s, but now with the multitude of contraceptives and preventative methods it is heavily frowned upon. Throughout the 1950s, the United States was exiting and recovering from World War II and this recovery moment gradually initiated a baby boom....   [tags: sex education, unplanned conception]

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The Fast Food Epidemic

- After a long cross country meet, I am exhausted. All that energy it takes for me to run, also makes me quite hungry. I almost always asked my parents to grab a quick bite before the road; however, I always felt sick after chowing down on those burgers and fries. I wanted to know what really went inside of the food I ate on the go. I wanted to know how this entire franchise got its start. What is the history of fast food. My main concern, however was how the food was prepared and what went inside of the food....   [tags: bugers, chemicals, health]

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HIV Epidemic in Uganda

- Question 1 HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) epidemic in Uganda Uganda, an East African country south of the Sahara has been battling with the HIV pandemic as far back as the 1990s when 18.5% of Ugandans were infected at its peak (Foundation, 2012). Currently, out of a population of 33.6 million people, 1.5 million are living with AIDs, at a prevalence rate of 7.2% among those aged between 15-49 years. Of the ones infected, 190,000 are children (UNAIDS, 2012). In the mid nineties and until recently, the prevalence of HIV started to gradually drop reaching 6.4% owing to the government policies of the ‘ABC’s i.e....   [tags: treatment, sex, infections]

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Pornography -- An Epidemic?

- Pornography -- An Epidemic. The subtopic being examined in this segment of pornography as a whole, is that of violent pornography. In order to understand what is going to be discussed and the examples that will be cited, one must understand the context of violent pornography in relation to Pornography as a whole. But as this section will conclude, it is actually the widespread viewing of pornography as represented through the media, which leads to violent actions. To begin with, the words violence and pornography must be separated and distinguished between....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Are we Really in the Midst of a Depression Epidemic?

- Introduction News headlines, government reports and health experts are claiming that “depression is on the rise” and we are in the midst of a “depression epidemic”. Are we really. Is society just not coping with modern stresses. Are we not learning the basic life skills that our fore fathers learnt growing up in the post war and depression eras. Are doctors just labelling for a quick solution and handing out medication as it is anticipated in modern times. The Australian and the World Health Organisation’s mental health and depression statistics show a dramatic increase in the diagnosis of depression over the last 10 years, however education and awareness has also increased at a rapid rat...   [tags: Health Care, Depression, Rising Levels, News]

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The Aids Epidemic Of The Late Twentieth Century

- The AIDS epidemic in the late twentieth century brought about many new protests, activist groups, and problems in the world. The fight against AIDS and the war against drugs in the communities of those affected raged towards a brighter future. While activism groups fought for justice, artists all over the country were creating new forms of propaganda for the fight against AIDS. Certain works drew attention on the purpose of the movement and attempted to counteract the hate that was spread during the fight....   [tags: AIDS, Homosexuality, HIV, Homophobia]

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Medical Anthropologists Examine Epidemic Outbreaks

- Medical anthropologists examine epidemic outbreaks through numerous approaches. According to Joralemon, “Epidemics offer particularly vivid demonstrations of the interconnections between biological, social, and cultural components in the human experience of disease” (2010:29). Many times these approaches cannot function on their own accord and rely on each other to solve the epidemic. It is the job of the medical anthropologist to put all the pieces of the disease puzzle together. When examining diseases and how they affect a community, it is important for medical anthropologists to use a biological or epidemiological approach to gather information about the disease or pathogen behind the e...   [tags: how diseases affect a community]

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Japan's Suicide Epidemic

- For the last decade, Japan has been facing an epidemic of suicides. The reasons why the Japanese people commit suicide are numerous and the Japanese government is struggling to slow this sweeping trend while having only limited success. Japan’s suicide rate is one of the highest rates among industrialized countries, sitting currently at 51 per 100,000 people per year (WHO). With an average of one suicide every fifteen minutes in Japan, a complete societal change must occur for the epidemic of suicide to be reduced....   [tags: japanese, health]

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Obesity Epidemic and Lack of Government Intervention

- ... For example, On Dec 13th 2010 President Obama signed the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act” into law which allocated 4.5 billion dollars of government funds to improve school lunches and replace unhealthy food that is commonly served in cafeterias. Shortly after the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act” was signed into law Michelle Obama started the “Let's Move. Campaign” on Feb 9th 2010 which is “dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation” ( The Lets Move campaign has made many accomplishments two years after its founding....   [tags: Health, Nutrition]

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An Epidemic of Mass Proportions, The Black Death

- An epidemic of mass proportions: The Black Death Across the sands of time, the world has experienced diseases and pestilences; however one stands alone as being the most devastating across the European nation. Imagine an illness that could sweep across Europe, killing one-third of the population and leaving a path of death and economical destruction in its wake; this devastation was known as the Black Death. In this paper the researcher will attempt to divulge how and where the illness began, who was affected, and what ramifications it had on the population, economy, and the ecologic system of the region....   [tags: Disease ]

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Unhealthy Eating : The Worldwide Epidemic Of Obesity

- Collins 1 Unhealthy Eating: The Worldwide Epidemic of Obesity In general, most of the people in the world today are unhealthy. The majority of the world’s population has acquired unhealthy eating habits. One contributing factor in the United States of unhealthiness is that the United States government does not have the control over the dispersion of unhealthy food that it should have. Another factor is that of the availability of fast food restaurants. The availability of fast food restaurants is one of the leading causes of obesity in the U.S....   [tags: Nutrition, United States, Obesity, Fast food]

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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 NEH Must Take Action to Reduce Obesity

- In recent years, portion sizes have continued to increase, and over 190 million citizens are obese. According to the CDC, in the Appalachian region of the United States more than 81 percent of people suffer from obesity related health problems. These statistics are shocking. At some point the government and the NEH has to step in and do something for the sake and health of citizens, specifically children. “Many researchers have theorized that media use by children, excessive snacking during media use, food-marketing practices in food advertisements, cross promotions, food away from home, supersizing and increased portion sizes can all contribute to childhood obesity” (Kavas)....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic]

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What Is Polypharmacy As A Fatal Epidemic For The Elderly

- Webster’s dictionary defines polypharmacy as the practice of administering or using multiple medications. Polypharmacy is seen often in older adults, because they often have multiple doctors that may not communicate resulting in the over medication of the patient. Then the doctors begin to treat the adverse effects of medications they did not know the patient was even prescribed for example if a patient is prescribed a medication to lower their blood pressure from a cardiac doctor the patient may return to their family care doctor with a blood pressure that is too low....   [tags: Health care provider, Patient, Health care]

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The Crack Cocaine Epidemic of the Mid 1980s

- “Just Say No!” A statement that takes us deep into yet another decade in the history of the United States which was excited by controversies, social issues, and drug abuse. The topic of this statement is fueled by the growing abuse of cocaine in the mid 1980s. I shall discuss the effects of the crack cocaine epidemic of the mid 1980s from a cultural and social stand point because on that decade this country moved to the rhythms and the pace of this uncanny drug. Cocaine took its told on American society by in the 1980s; it ravaged with every social group, race, class, etc....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Childhood Obesity : An Epidemic Of National Attention

- Research after research has shown us frightening evidence about the health risk facing America’s Children. This dilemma cannot be solved without extensive action. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2012 is a piece of legislation, signed by President Barack Obama, which aims to conflict the overwhelming epidemic that touched the entire nation. Many conservatives argue this act and would like to withdraw the legislation, believing that it is not the appropriate way to go about administering the problem....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Childhood obesity]

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Obesity: A Serious Epidemic in the United States

- Obesity is a chronic medical condition—it is a disease. Obesity is a serious epidemic health issue in the US; today, 1 in 3 American adults are obese. To target the issue of obesity effectively, we must first have a clear understanding of the problem. The question of whether obesity is a disease or a choice is a controversial one, as was readily apparent last June, when the American Medical Association released an official statement recognizing obesity as a disease. This announcement sparked much debate across the country....   [tags: health, disease, treatment]

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How Obesity Became An Epidemic Disease

- In “ how obesity became an epidemic disease” J. Eric Oliver discusses the negative impact the perception of obesity as a disease can have on the American people. Oliver begins by explaining the advent of the description of obesity as a disease and explains the fallacies in the argument that supports this description. The author argues that the data was misleadingly presented in a biased way to suggest that obesity is a spreading epidemic rather than a consequence from personal lifestyle choices....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Cancer, Epidemiology]

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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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Hiv And Aids : An Epidemic Of Great Proportion

- It is a disease often defined by sexuality, race, ethnicity, and social background. In the last sixty years, HIV and AIDS have grown to be an epidemic of great proportion that has been proven to defy all of these limitations. Globally the face of human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV, has been cast upon impoverish undernourished men and women in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the World Health Organization or WHO, HIV and AIDS affects 119 countries globally. Currently, there are 36.9 million people worldwide are living with HIV or AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Antiretroviral drug]

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The Obesity Epidemic Is Not Only An American Phenomenon

- “The obesity epidemic is not only an American phenomenon. In 2005 the United Nations World Health Organization estimated that 1.6 billion people, or roughly one-quarter of the planet’s population, had a BMI (body mass index) above the normal weight range (>24.9 for adults and above the age/sex – adjusted 85th percentile for youth)” (Finkelstein, 2010).There are so many reasons on how obesity is affecting the economy. The First main reason according to the article I researched “The economic impact of obesity in the United States” (Hammond, 2010), states that over the past decades, obesity has grown into a major global epidemic....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Body mass index, Fast food]

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Fast Food and the Obesity Epidemic in America

- Obesity is an epidemic in America, greatly impacting youth, the health care system, and economically vulnerable populations. Among all of the high-income countries in the world, obesity rates remain the highest in the US. According to Harvard, US obesity rates have more than doubled since 1980, although they have remained the same since 2003. (Harvard School of Public Health) Approximately 31.9% of children and adolescents from the ages of 2 to 19 are obese or overweight (NPLAN), while roughly 69% of adults fall into the category of overweight or obese....   [tags: health, fast food]

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The Epidemic of Affluenza is Sweeping Through America

- ... Source E states that the “Per capita consumption in the United States has increased 45 percent in the past twenty years.” This large increase proves the desire for new items is sharply increasing. The majority of the U.S. is very affluent according to this statistic. The majority has become ultimately obsessed with obtaining more items. They believe “’just a little bit more’ will finally buy happiness” (Source E). The affluent continually infatuate wealth and material items in order to fulfill this happiness....   [tags: wealth, obsession, happiness]

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Concerns of Obesity Epidemic in the United States

- ... Black woman's have the highest rate from any other group, even when comparing to Hispanic(21%)(Firth, J. (2012).Therefore, the epidemic of growing obesity is not primary based on health, but the social factors are contributing the affect of this phenomena. In addition its affecting Government polices and regulations, because then it lessens the “role of the state in healthcare and welfare provisions”.(Firth, J. (2012). The legals interventions promotes healthy campaigns to reduce obesity in many ways to reduce fats with healthier food programs for schools....   [tags: socioeconomic media, exercise, health]

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Childhood Obesity : A New And Rising Epidemic

- Childhood obesity is a new and rising epidemic affecting 1 0f 5 children in the United States as the article "Childhood Obesity from states.. It not only affects children physical health but also can take a toll to their emotional health. Childhood obesity is prevented with the help and educating the parents, teachers and caregivers. Childhood obesity is when a child has a BMI (Body mass index)-for-age higher than 95 percentage. Body mass index (BMI) is calculated using a child height and weight....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Childhood obesity, Childhood]

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Understanding the Childhood Obesity Epidemic in America

- The human body requires the intake of food in order to function properly. The foods that we decide to eat has an effect on the ability to use are mind, are strength, and even how prone we are to getting sick or hurt. Eating to much of the wrong foods, with little or no exercise can cause the silent but deadly epidemic of obesity in children and in teens. In the past, obesity was just known as a condition that only affected adults. In this generation the youths are becoming more prone to obesity....   [tags: Childhood Obesity Facts]

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The Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women

- In today’s global society violence against women is a grave issue of epidemic proportions. “Violence against women takes a variety of forms, all of which are violations of the fundamental rights of women,(50 Nnadi)” and the unequal position of women compared to men directly relates to violence against women, including sexual abuse (UN).Through this patriarchy women’s lack of individual rights and freedoms has been the largest correlating aspect to violence against women. Some key examples of how a lack of women’s rights has created ideal circumstances for violence against women to take over include Crimes of Honor, Genital Manipulation, Femicide, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Widowhood...   [tags: Violence Against Women is Global]

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Peanut Epidemic: A Case of Media Exaggeration

- Peanuts are one of the most prevalent food allergens worldwide, and it has become a nemesis for many in recent years. Peanut allergies have been known to be life threatening, but only a few sufferers react with such extreme severity when exposed to peanuts. While peanut allergies have long-existed, it seems like it was very rarely heard of prior to the 1980s. In the last decade, peanut allergies have become the focus of media attention and controversy. However, the media is not as accurate as the public understands it to be....   [tags: Food Allergens, Peanut Allergies]

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Diabetes and Native Americans: A Cultural Epidemic

- A major problem facing people of the United States is the increase in diabetes rates, with some of the highest rates fall upon people of Native American origin. Food, language, and traditions are three big components that define the Native American culture, but could alterations to the very components that define these indigenous people also be contributing to their demise. Many factors have contributed to the declining health of Native Americans, but most notably, changes in eating habits and inactive lifestyles are the two of the main culprits leading to the high diabetes rates among the Native American population....   [tags: health, genetics]

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An Epidemic of Gross Proportions: American Obesity

- ... "I see them everywhere I go, it's like I can't get away from them. I have to pay extra for first class plane tickets so I don't end up wedged between the window and the fat rolls of the gluttonous mess fastened beside me." Brenner recently proposed a bill to Congress which would establish a boycott on all obese businesses, defined as establishments owned by a person with a body mass index of greater than 25. "We need to show these human circus tents we mean business. We must stand up for our rights....   [tags: obese, society, food, energy]

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The Consequences Of America 's Obesity Epidemic

- The debilitating consequences of America’s obesity epidemic are being felt on both local and national levels. As the crisis has gained more and more coverage, interventions aimed at slowing or reversing obesity rates have sprung up across different sectors, geographic areas, and age groups. Government initiatives such as Let’s Move. and national organizations such as SPARK Physical Education offer resources that local organizers carry out in cities across America through Head Start, YMCA, and other programs....   [tags: Obesity, Exercise, High school, Program]

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The Obesity Epidemic Of Fast Food Restaurants

- “Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise” Mike Adams (1967- present). People tend to believe our obesity epidemic is due to our high-calorie fast food restaurants. They are quick to blame others for their own mistakes and their willingness to change their eating habits. Fast food restaurants are not to blame for our obesity problem in our society but as a consumer, we are making that ultimate choice....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Obesity, Fast food restaurant]

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Childhood Obesity: A Public Health Issue

- Obesity rates in the United States are alarming, with more than one-third of U.S. adults and 17% of children qualifying as obese with a Body Mass Index greater than 30.0 (Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2015). Even more frightening is the growth rate of this crippling health epidemic; between 1980 and 2014, obesity has doubled for adults and tripled for children (CDC, 2015). The physical consequences of rising obesity rates in our country include an abundance of physical ailments including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, elevated cholesterol, and even some cancers....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic]

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Sexual Behavior Since the AIDS Epidemic

- Few phenomena have changed the face of sexuality as dramatically as the appearance nearly 30 years ago of the microscopic virus known as HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV s the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS (CDC, 2013). AIDS is a medical condition that is named because HIV is acquired and subsequently affects the body’s immune system to the point where it often becomes deficient in combating disease causing organisms, resulting a group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease or syndrome....   [tags: hiv, sexuality, public health]

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