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How to Solve the Bullying Epidemic in Hamilton County

- How does a person classify bullying. Is it verbal, physical, or even more recently technological. Unfortunately, all of these classifications are considered as part of a sub-genre of the entire topic of bullying. Bullying is not only a problem, but it has rapidly become an epidemic in the current educational system of today. When the topic of bullying is raised, the majority of people assume that it is a predominately physical issue. However, there are three main types of bullying. Each classification of this general topic is just as immoral as the other....   [tags: Verbel, Physical, Technological]

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The East Africa Food Crisis and the AIDS Epidemic

- Africa has one of the highest rates of conflicts and issues in effect to this day, as well as in the past. After reading and learning about Sierra Leone, The East Africa Food Crisis and the AIDS epidemic – I’ve come to a conclusion that if I were to have unlimited resources, in terms of both money and power, I would direct my attention into helping Sierra Leone. I found the Human Rights violations in Sierra Leone to be most pressing and a very important factor that the world should focus on. From the 1970s up until the early 1990s parts of the Lebanese civil war were fought in parts of Sierra Leone with many Lebanese militias looking for financial assistance from the citizen of Sierra Leon...   [tags: human rights, poverty, corruption]

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Obesity Is Becoming An Epidemic Among Many Young Children

- In modern day today, especially in the United States of America, obesity has developed into a massive problem and will be a massive problem as the days come. In the last couple of decades, the quantity of people who are overweight has increased significantly. Obesity is becoming an epidemic among many young children. Numerous amounts of children are victims of countless varieties of health difficulties imposed by the deficiency of good nutrition and physical activity. Lately children have been exposed to an unhealthy variety of foods and unfortunately the reason behind why these children take part in these types of harmful diets is because their parents present them with these very unhealthy...   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Childhood obesity]

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Eating Disorders : A Growing Epidemic Among Adolescent Girls

- 1. Description of the topic: a) Eating disorder continues to be a huge epidemic amongst adolescent girls. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services “90 % of people who have eating disorders are women between the ages of 12 and 25”(). Most of the people suffering from eating disorders are adolescents. The most common eating disorder in adolescent girls is anorexia nervosa. Thurstin, author of the article “Behavioral, Physical, and Psychological Symptoms of Eating Disorders” states that anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss (Thurstin 1999)....   [tags: Bulimia nervosa, Anorexia nervosa]

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We Must Stop the Obesity Epidemic in America

- Americans are known around the globe for being some of the most productive people. Taking a glimpse back into the United States history will yield evidence of monumental innovation and development. Some might say that the one industry that has stood tall in this forward progress is the food trade. It is not at all difficult to understand this businesses growth; as it is tied to the fundamental foundation of America itself – expansion. Since the first account of Europeans setting foot and exploring US soil, they uncovered a richness of natural resources needed to sustain a health and vibrant life....   [tags: Nutrition ]

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The Obesity Epidemic: Fast-food Companies Are to Blame

- Obesity has become an epidemic in today’s society. Today around 50% of America is now considered to be over weight. Fast-food consumption has been a major contributor to the debate of the twenty-first century. Chapter thirteen, titled “Is Fast-Food the New Tobacco,” in the They Say I Say book, consists of authors discussing the debate of fast-food’s link to obesity. Authors debate the government’s effects on the fast-food industry, along with whether or not the fast-food industry is to blame for the rise in obesity throughout America....   [tags: Obesity in America]

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Same Sex Domestic Violence Epidemic by Maya Shwadyer

- Understanding Same Sex Violence INTRODUCTION The article I chose for my popular press critique is called; Same sex domestic violence epidemic is silent by Maya Shwadyer. The reason why I chose this article was to learn why or how same domestic violence happens and I can give my friend/family help if they become in this situation. The article examines many cause and effects concepts of relationship violence and how to seek an end of abusive relationships. The three main points identified in this essay are, understanding what is relationship violence, intimate violence, defining homosexual and bisexual, causes and effects of same sex violence ( emotionally, physically, and cognitively....   [tags: relationship violence, homosexual, bisexual]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Is A Public Health Epidemic

- Traumatic brain injury is a public health epidemic,” says Doctor James Kelly of Northwestern Memorial Hospital of Chicago. In the United States alone, nearly 300,000 amateur athletes and over one million people overall suffer from concussions each year (Jones). Despite this overwhelming number of cases, the general public is more often than not clueless about what a concussion actually is. As a matter of fact the general public would be utterly shocked by these unbelievable results. According to resent studies there is a greater number of diagnosed concussions each year, than the total amount of newly diagnosed cases of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease combine...   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Concussion]

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The Obesity Epidemic Has Affected The Society Worldwide

- The nation’s obesity epidemic has affected the society worldwide. Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in the world . Being obese is when a person is at a certain weight higher than what’s considered for their age and height. in today’s society the obesity rate has increased rapidly over the years, it also plays a role in numerous situations. Some of the main reasons for obesity today stems from environmental factors, food addictions, and stressful situations which all results into health issues....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Physical exercise, Junk food]

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Who 's Blame Of The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- Who’s to blame. Companies targeting children through television commercials and other methods should share in the blame of the childhood obesity epidemic. They should also share in the responsibility of confronting the problem head-on and become part of the solution. The food and beverage industry has their sights set on a key consumer group; the children and adolescents of America, "The target of intense and specialized food marketing and advertising efforts because of their spending power, their purchasing influence, and as future adult consumers." (Story, Mary, and Simone French) Everything from specific colors used to insight the subconscious to product placement in television shows and...   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Marketing, Advertising]

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Childhood Obesity Is A Major Epidemic Among Americans

- Childhood obesity is a major epidemic amongst Americans today, the rate of increasing children with obesity has been on the incline for the past 30 years. According to the Center of Disease Control, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. There are specific key roles that impact children becoming obese; lack of physical activities, negligence on nutrition education, fast food, manufactures targeting children, and the economy all contribute to the upsurge of children becoming overweight....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Food, Childhood obesity]

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Texting While Driving Has Caused An Epidemic

- Texting while driving has resulted in an epidemic that has been a problem for years. It has become more common among teenage drivers since many of them have cell phones. A study has shown that the most common cause of “car crashes have involved using a cell phone in some way whether its texting or talking to reaching a phone while it’s ringing” (Raja). If you text and drive you are automatically 23 times more likely to get into a crash, according to the (National Highway Safety Association). It’s not just teenagers that do it, but it’s also adults as well....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Vehicle law]

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We Must Stop Oklahoma’s Obesity Epidemic

- The human body has turned into a fat hoarding machine in the past decade. People are so overly concerned with everything else in their lives that they do not have time to take care of their own bodies. Too many Americans are becoming obese due to their lifestyle and eating habits. As long as we keep sitting around hoping that one day the problem will disappear, obesity will keep plaguing. Obesity is a serious growing problem in Oklahoma and something needs to be done about it. This crisis has affected healthcare costs, created heavier adults and kids, killed many people, and most importantly took an emotional toll on people’s lives....   [tags: health, human body, eating habits]

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AIDS Epidemic in Africa

- As recently as 1990, there were some regions of the world that had remained relatively unscathed by AIDS. Today, however, there is not a single country around the world which has wholly escaped the AIDS epidemic. As the epidemic has matured, some of the developed nations which were hard hit by the epidemic in the 1980s such as the United States have reported a slowing in the rate of new infections and a stabilization among existing cases with lower mortality rates and an extension of post-diagnosis lifespan....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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The Growing Epidemic of World Poverty

- ... Poverty can cause epidemics sometimes to because if people can’t afford medicine and someone gets sick that sickness will spread to many more people. According to Anup Shah the poorest people will also have less access to health, education and other services. Problems of hunger, malnutrition and disease afflict the poorest in society. Poverty is also what causes most of the problems in society today. Poverty affects everyone in the world, whether you are living in poverty or not you are affected because when you think of poverty you think of someone who is just lost and in need of help....   [tags: hunger, fundraiser, health]

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The Epidemic Of The Polio Virus

- In the United States there was a vicious enemy everyone feared. In the 1950s the United States was under attack by the ruthless Poliomyelitis virus. Americans lived in constant fear of their children contracting this horrible virus that left many children paralyzed. During the outbreaks in the 1950s foundations were created to fund research and create awareness to help find a way to eradicate the virus. Americans become focused on doing anything in their power to fight this virus off. Jonas Salk’s Exploration of Medicine and research led to the creation of the Polio vaccine that united the country, prevented further outbreaks, and introduced a new form of treatment which has limited the fa...   [tags: Polio vaccine, Poliomyelitis, Polio, Jonas Salk]

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Epidemic Outbreaks in Africa

- Epidemic Outbreaks in Africa One of the most devastating and frightening diseases to encroach on unsuspecting African communities is the deadly Ebola virus. This virus was believed to have first reared its ugly head in the mid 1970s with outbreaks in both the Sudan and Zaire. These epidemics resulted in more than 600 cases of people infected, and had alarming case fatality rates as high as 90 percent.1 Such profound numbers drove fear and panic into the hearts of the local population, with people confused and frightened about losing the entire members of their family....   [tags: Health Medical Disease History Essays]

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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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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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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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The Grade Inflation Epidemic

- The Grade Inflation Epidemic       It's June, and another graduating class is hoping, among other things, to achieve high grades. Of course, "high" is a subjective target. Originally a "C" meant average; today however, the expectations and pressures to give and receive "A's" and "B's" takes its toll on teachers and students alike. This nullifies the value of the traditional grading scale and creates a host of entirely new problems. The widespread occurrence of grade inflation seriously affects the credibility of secondary and post-secondary education in America....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The American Obesity Epidemic

- “More die in the United States of too much food than of too little” ― John Kenneth Galbraith Why are Americans getting bigger by the day. And what's so bad about that anyway. Studies have shown that there are many negative effects associated with obesity. Obesity has been accused of contributing to many long-term conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, diabetes and cancer (Pennybacker 15). Along with the fact that obesity is the most common form of malnutrition in the Western world, it also affects sixty-four percent of Americans (Pennybacker 15; Brownell 1)....   [tags: Obesity and Fast Food]

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The Epidemic Of Modern Vaccination

- Illness has been a major part of humankind’s lives almost since the beginning of time. Throughout history, illnesses caused fatal epidemics that caused deaths between young and old, and brought fear upon all for the absence of a cure. Having an illness throughout most of history was considered an inevitable death sentence, as the majority of causes of death (Offit). Vaccinations have been experimented in China and Turkey in the 15th century, with methods such as inhaling or rubbing grounded up smallpox scabs against open cuts (Clem)....   [tags: Vaccination, Immune system, Vaccine, Smallpox]

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An Epidemic

- The focus of this research is coronary heart disease (CHD) and the vulnerable population in the community in Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida. To understand the population, one must be aware of the demographics of the community in question. Duval County is on the Northeast coast of Florida and has a population of over 900,000 (Duval County Health Department, Institute for Health Policy and Evaluation Research [DCHD], 2008). Of this population, 64.4% is white, 31.3% is black and 4.1% is other races (DCHD, 2008)....   [tags: Health, Coronary Heart Diseases]

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Germs, Genes and Civilization by David Clark

- David Clark the author of the book Germs, Genes and Civilization explains the importance of diseases and epidemics through history. Though most diseases and epidemics have played a huge role in creating history, most have gone unnoticed. Clark argues that there are positives and negatives effects that have affected our growing world due to pestilence. Clark explains that disease is a relatively new theory that evolved with growing cities and agriculture. With growth in industry and agriculture came pestilence, which has affected history positively and negatively....   [tags: human genome, epidemic]

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Roles of Metabolism and Behavior in Obesity

- INTRODUCTION As you know obesity is a major healthcare issue globally. Scientist are still trying to understand this complex problem . Metabolism and behavioral factors appear to play a role in this serious condition. Food that our bodies do not immediately use or burn is stored as fat. This accumulation of fat can lead to weight gain, which can lead to obesity. We can fight obesity with simple nutritional changes and with a change in our everyday lives. Amercian views on obesity are not as strong as they should be .Obesity is a condition which is usually defined as person's body mass index (BMI)....   [tags: epidemic, food, health]

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The Spanish Flu - Response to the Influenza of 1918

- The Response to the Influenza of 1918 At the time, the Influenza of 1918 was called the Spanish Flu. Spain was not involved in the expanding great war (i.e., World War I) and therefore was not censoring it's press. However, Germany, Britain, and America were censoring their newspapers for anything that would lower morale. Therefore, Spain was the first country to publish accounts of the pandemic (Barry 171 and Furman 326), even though the pandemic most likely started in either France or the United States....   [tags: epidemic, pandemic, disease]

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Prescription Drug Abuse within High School and College Students

- Over the past 15 years, prescription drug abuse within high school and college students has increased dramatically and the education system is on the verge of an epidemic, particularly concerning “study-drugs” such as Adderal, Vvyvanse, and Concerta. Without implementing policies to control this growing problem, the country will result in an unjust education system filled with “system cheaters” - students who use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. While most people blame this fiasco on the students using these drugs, the problem lyes also within the pharmaceutical industry as they are prescribing medication under false pretenses....   [tags: epidemic of substance abuse]

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Silent Epidemic

- “I wish I’d die right then” this was “Laetitia” reaction when she found out she was infected with HIV. (Breaking 36) Imagine living in a home in Africa, with 10 other people including yourself, then finding out that two of them live with one of the worst epidemics ever AIDS. What can the residents of Africa do to stop it. Is there a possibility that it could be stopped. Scientist have a number of theories about this epidemic, but recent news show that AIDS is not as silent as predicted. Where does the virus come from....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pathology and Epidemiology of Anterior Poliomyelitis

- ... Then it is replicating in the lymphoid and epithelial tissues of the upper GI tract. While the incubation period is generally only 7-14 days, it can be anywhere from 4-35 days. This is when viremia will occur and the virus will begin to spread. If it does not reach the central nervous system then the patient will only have abortive poliomyelitis. They will have some flu like symptoms and experience a full recovery. As the virus goes further, one may become stricken with aseptic meningitis. This polio is considered non-paralytic, has the same symptoms as abortive poliomyelitis, and irritates the meninges....   [tags: paralysis, epidemic, research]

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Need to Invest in an AIDS Vaccine

- Today, more than 40 million people worldwide live with HIV/AIDS, with 95 percent of the total living in developing countries. Since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981, more than 75 million people have contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and almost 36 million have died as a result of HIV-related causes. Although currently more people than ever before have access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS, for every person who begins treatment, two or three others become infected with HIV....   [tags: infect, epidemic, technology]

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Obesity in America on the Rise

- ... The cause of American obesity is a combination of bodily predispositions or abnormalities and environmental factors.” (Thomas, 2013) Other studies found that genetics may be causing obesity. Ancient ancestors only had availability to an abundance of food during certain seasons. During the seasons where food was abundant, humans needed to gorge themselves when the food was available in order to survive during the seasons where food was not available. Today, food is available in abundance during every season....   [tags: epidemic, children adults, prevent]

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The 1918 Influenza Epidemic

- What would later become one of the deadliest plagues the world had ever seen started innocuously enough in the spring of 1918 spreading through populations on both sides of the Atlantic. Remarkable for its highly infectious nature, the spring strain was relatively non-lethal, rarely killing infected individuals (Kolata, 1999). Thus little more than average attention was paid to the precursor of a virus that would eventually kill between twenty-one and one-hundred million individuals worldwide (Barry, 2004)....   [tags: Disease ]

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Obesity: A Growing Epidemic

- Obesity has been a constant struggle for years, however recently it has become one of the fastest growing epidemics in America, affecting the entire spectrum of ages. According to the 17th United States Surgeon General, Richard H. Carmona, “Today’s children may become the first generation in history to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents” (Hub pages). Essentially, obesity has become a growing issue for the youngest of ages. As troubling as this is to accept, there is still hope for them if we take action now....   [tags: health, food, addictions, health risk]

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Domestic Violence in New Zealand is the Loss of Innocence

- It was a few weeks ago, whilst visiting the Banksy exhibition at Canterbury Museum, that a particular artwork stood out to me. It featured a silhouette of a boy and a girl holding hands and walking on a large pile of guns. After giving the artwork some thought I realised that this portrayal of the loss of innocence of children was exceptionally relevant in New Zealand and couldn’t better reflect the growing epidemic across New Zealand that divides families and disturbs children - domestic violence....   [tags: abuse, children, epidemic]

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The 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic

- Influenza is defined as an acute, commonly epidemic disease, occurring in several forms, caused by numerous rapidly mutating viral strains and characterized by respiratory symptoms and general prostration. Spanish flu was more than just a normal epidemic, it was a pandemic. Epidemics affect many people at the same time in areas where the disease doesn’t normally occur. A pandemic is an epidemic on a national, international, or global scale. The Spanish flu was different from the seasonal flu in one especially frightening way, there was an unusually high death rate among healthy adults aged 15 to 34 and lowered the life expectancy by more than ten years....   [tags: Health, Epidemic Deasease]

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Methods Used to Combat the Plague

- During the Middle Ages, the threat of disease and sickness was a constant threat throughout Europe and Asia. The year of 1348, marked the beginning of what most call the Black Death. This time of tremendous hardship and suffering continued until the start of the Renaissance in the late 14th century. Although the plague brought about tribulation and death, the aftermath of the epidemic introduced reform and new ideas to Europe. With the Renaissance on the horizon, medical sector was on the brick of revolutionary concepts and beliefs, while the social hierarchy was about to experience a major change....   [tags: epidemic, black death, quarintine]

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Cheating Runs Rampant At Rocky University

- Cheating Runs Rampant At Rocky University Universities and colleges across the country are struggling to get a handle on the widespread cheating epidemic that is sweeping the nation. It seems like more and more students are unwilling to put in the time and effort it takes to legitimately pass classes and earn their degrees and are now turning to cheating as a way out. This is a slap in the face to the individuals that spent countless hours and sleepless nights learning the necessary material to pass classes and earn their degrees....   [tags: widespread cheating epidemic]

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Putting a Stop to Childhood Obesity

- According to Koukourikos, Lavdaniti, and Avramika, childhood obesity is a modern epidemic situation and is the most frequent eating disorder. (128) Obese is means the individual ways more than what is normally expected, which means he/she is extremely overweighed. Children sometimes tend to eat more than what the body needs. Obesity or even being overweight has serious effects on the individual and the society. Both need to take action to examine the causes of this problem and find solutions. The biggest effect is on the individual....   [tags: health, nutrition, modern epidemic]

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The Cell that Started a Pandemic

- ... Another fact mentioned in the podcast is the existence of a movie based on this Patient Zero story; by the time the movie was made over 2.5 million people had died from HIV/AIDS. A twist in this story happens when further research proves that Gaetan Dugas WAS NOT PATIENT ZERO. Since they needed a beginning and a way of explaining the death of over sixty million people by the end of the decade, Dugas just happened to be the choice the media and researchers had made. Scientists started looking at patients who died from similar mysterious causes in the past and they started finding cases dating from twelve years before AIDS was recognized in the United States....   [tags: HIV, AIDS epidemic]

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The Bite that Changed America

- The Bite that Changed America Man can capture an elephant, train a lion, and totally obliterate a species from this earth. If man can do all that surely he will have dominion over something as small and meek as a mosquito. The Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 proved this notion to be false as this disease, transmitted solely by the bite of a female mosquito, wiped out one tenth of Philadelphia’s population in four months. Some make the mistake of seeing this as an isolated event but this epidemic was as far-reaching as the disease itself since it forever changed America’s Government, public health system and African American community....   [tags: Health, The Yelow Fever Epidemic]

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Aids Epidemic

- HIV/Aids Epidemic HIV/AIDs is a huge epidemic still plaguing society today. The lack of knowledge and technical advances has caused an increasing number of cases. It has made its way around the world since the 1940s, causing countries to join together in the fight against AIDs. With all the campaigning that has been done the numbers of cases continue to rise. Countries have separated the disease into three patterns to make it easier to distinguish the effects that AIDs has on different regions of the world....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Obesity

- Childhood obesity is a nationwide epidemic. Being overweight or obese in childhood are acknowledged to have a substantial effect on both physical and psychological health. The instrument of the advancement of obesity is not fully recognized and it is understood to be a condition with various causes. Ecological factors, lifestyle preferences, and cultural upbringing play vital roles in the mounting pervasiveness of obesity globally. In general, overweight and obesity are anticipated to be the products of an escalation in caloric and fat intake....   [tags: Nationwide Epidemic, Physical Health]

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AIDS in African American Community

- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS weakens the immune system hampering the body’s defense mechanisms. AIDS is known to be a deadly disease, especially if it is not treated in a timely manner. AIDS and HIV is an epidemic that is increasing among the African American population with roots tracing back to Africa, AIDS and HIV needs greater exposure and more awareness within the African American community and in the homosexual community....   [tags: HIV, immune system, epidemic]

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Justice and Social Order in Antigone

- Glorified overeating. Two words that together create the ultimate oxymoron, in a society obsessed with body image. Adam Richman, the host of the popular television program Man v. Food, is showing his viewers the sport in eating. Each episode this attractive and far from obese man eats a humanly impossible quantity of food. The feat quickly escalates into a spectacle, with chanting fans and opponents salted and deep-fried. The spectacle of overeating has been transformed into a sport and one celebrated by the media....   [tags: Greek Life, Epidemic]

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Relationship Between Poverty and Obesity

- Does low socioeconomic status bear a significant role in the obesity epidemic. A national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) estimated that more than two-thirds of Americans are now overweight or obese (body mass index of over 30), and the percentage is escalating. The Census Bureau (2011) reported 46.2 million people in America are currently living beneath the official poverty line. The official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent; up from 14.3 percent in 2009; this was the third consecutive annual increase in the poverty rate (Census Bureau, 2011)....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]

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Prescription Drug Abuse in America

- When a person thinks of problems that haunt the state, mostly what comes to mind are drunk driving, the meth epidemic, or the bipolar weather, but our state has a crisis that is on the rise and catching the attention of the police force all over the state. Our state ranks high among all states with people, ages 12 and older, taking prescription pills without being prescribed them. (NSDUH) Many teens and adults can recall a friend asking them for their prescription pills or have witnessed someone taking these pills illegally....   [tags: Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic]

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Test Yeah It Is Good

- The effects of overweight and obesity in the United States has brought issues related to health and nutrition to the forefront of public health policy. High rates among children are of particular concern. Research connects childhood overweight and obesity with increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes (Freedman et al. 2007; Hanon et al. 2005). Furthermore, childhood obesity increases the likelihood of adult obesity (Biiero & Wien 2010) and related health conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers (NIH 1998)....   [tags: overweight, obesity epidemic, america]

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The Dangers of Prescription Pill

- A new escalating drug abuse epidemic has come about in the recent years; people are now choosing prescription pills as their new drug of choice. The use, abuse and death caused by prescription drugs has increased significantly within the past couple years. All types of prescription pills are more easily accessible from their doctors, family members or off the street. Doctors are handing out prescriptions for pills, such as pain management pills, muscle relaxers, and anti-anxiety, like they are candy and not potentially dangerous to the consumers....   [tags: Drug Epidemic, Pills]

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BMI Does NOT Determine Obesity

- The obesity epidemic makes headlines daily as newscasters recite statistics about the dangers of excess body weight. Mexican food, movie popcorn and the all-American burger have all fallen under the disapproving glare of public health proponents. Experts inveigh against the dangers of carrying extra flab and warn that without drastic measures, the current generation of overweight kids will become the first generation to lead shorter lives than their parents. All too often, this hatred of fat transfers itself to a hatred of fat people....   [tags: Media Created Obesity Epidemic]

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Tobacco and Its Harmful Effects

- The “Smoking” Killer Smoking has become a big health epidemic in today’s society. Smoking has grown to be a “norm” among all races, genders, and ages of Americans. Smoking is very harmful to the body because of the vast chemicals that are involved in the tobacco. Various life-threaten disease, such as Cancer come from smoking. The government has implemented a wide range of ways to stop people from smoking these senseless chemicals to live a smoke-free life. Literature Review Tobacco crops are the most important grown crops by American farmers....   [tags: Health, Epidemic, Society]

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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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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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Negative Effects of Vaccinations

- A parent can’t go a week without hearing about vaccinations and the problems they will cause our children. Generally the advertised negative effects of the vaccinations are immediate, whereas others may indicate they cause problems later in life. In the day and age of the internet, what is a person to do. Get informed. Don’t take the information that is presented to you on Facebook, Twitter, email, or through the grapevine as science. Vaccinations have become a very taboo subject for parents today....   [tags: epidemic, polio, children, pediatrician]

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The Issue of Homelessness

- It is everywhere, yet it is unseen. Homelessness is a national epidemic which affects approximately 2% of the total population share of Michigan. Though this percentage is not as much as the 11% I used to see on the streets of my home state, New York, its effects are noticeable in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 5). Over the course of three weeks, I have observed five regular and several wandering homeless people solely on State Street and East Liberty Street....   [tags: National Epidemic, Negative Stereotypes]

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Implementing Healthy School Lunches

- ... In previous years, only calories were a concern, but now restrictions are being placed on carbohydrates, sodium, sugars and trans-fat. Many districts have taken a part in eliminating vending machine and a la carte services, while implementing salad bars that carry many different kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables that children typically enjoy. Not only have districts implemented such changes, but have even hired chefs and provided courses to food service workers to learn to become knowledgeable in healthy nutrition....   [tags: fighting the growing obesity epidemic]

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Adult Obesity in America

- Obesity is an epidemic and affects millions of people of the nation of the United States every day. This health problem affects everybody not only adults .Obesity has increased in the past decade, particularly people with this problem eat a lot and use poorly devise diets. What causes obesity. What are some of the solutions for this problem. What do you say about a person with a BMI greater than 40%. And they knew that there are explanations for their obesity. How can a person or a whole family lives obese all their life without doing anything for them....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]

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Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- ‘’We don’t have these children 24 hours a day, they go home, they go out with friends, they are off all summer and everything about the world … conspires to undo even the best things that happen in schools.’’ - - Belkin, 2006 Abstract This paper describes the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic and the school intervention movement to develop healthy lifestyles and reduce obesity. It discusses the extent to which schools can reduce childhood obesity and the need for involvement of other groups in order to increase the impact that schools can have....   [tags: Obesity in Children 2014]

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Computer Hacking Epidemic

- Computer hackers could arguably be the next epidemic in America and as the world becomes more and more reliant on computers the computer hacking industry is greatly rising to dangerous levels. With such hackers as Kevin Mitnick, who is known as a computer terrorist, computerized information isn't safe any more. Kevin is known as the most high-profiled computer criminal and responsible for reaping the most havoc in the computer world today. He considered this an easy and fun task. He finally got caught and was thrown into prison, but once he got out nothing changed....   [tags: Technology Computer Hackers]

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Diabetes an Epidemic in the African American Community

- Diabetes an Epidemic in the African American Community "The facts are clear: The diabetes epidemic sweeping the U.S. is hitting the African American community particularly hard, according to doctors." (2) Diabetes is defined as, "A disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (blood sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy." (1) There are two types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, which usually begins during childhood or adolescence, "Is a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by total lack of insulin....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Epidemic of AIDS in the African-American Community

- In the early 1980's, many gay men were found to suffer from Kaposi's sarcoma, a cancer usually associated with elderly men of Mediterranean ethnicity. Eventually the gay men wasted away and died. Word began to spread throughout the homosexual community that gay men were dying of an otherwise rare cancer. The medical community began to refer to this syndrome by the colloquialism "Gay Cancer". As medical scientists researched, they discovered that the syndrome included other manifestations, such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)....   [tags: Health Medical HIV Diseases Essays]

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Simple Solutions to the Obesity Epidemic in America

- Obesity is becoming an epidemic in our society (Hill, Wyatt, Reed, & Peters, 2003; Kottke, Wu, & Hoffman, 2003). Prevalence of obesity is on the rise and deaths attributable to it are higher than ever. It is estimated by the NIDDK (2003) that 30.5% of adults in the United States are obese and if the rate of increase remains constant, 39% of adults will be obese by the year 2008 (Hill, et al. 2003). In a study conducted by Thorpe, et al. (2004) out of 2681 New York elementary school students 24% were obese, so there is a high prevalence in children as well....   [tags: Overweight Obese Research Papers]

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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic in the United States

- There is an alarming rise in childhood obesity throughout the United States, making it an epidemic in our country. Obesity has become a threat to the health of many children. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.(Childhood Obesity Facts, 2015) What is Obesity....   [tags: Obesity in Children]

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The Twenty-Fat Century

- ... Generally speaking, if a child falls into the range of 25 to 30, the child is classified as being overweight, if 30 or above, labeled as obese. Presently, 1 out of 3 kids in the U.S is considered overweight or obese and 1 out of 400 kids suffer from diabetes, a disease frequently attributed to obesity. The stats are shocking, and according to Jeffrey Levi, the executive director of Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit health advocacy group, more than 44% of adults of every state could be obese, by the year 2030....   [tags: obsity epidemic, unhealthy lifestyles]

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AIDS in Africa

- “It all started as a rumour...Then we found we were dealing with a disease. Then we realised that it was an epidemic. And, now we have accepted it as a tragedy”- Chief Epidemiologist in Kampala, Uganda. Aids has been a tragic epidemic throughout Africa since 1982. More than one million adults and children die every year from HIV/AIDS in Africa alone. Although a cure for the problem has yet to be discovered, an abundant amount of organizations are helping to alleviate the problem of aids today all over the world in hopes to develop an aids free future....   [tags: history, uganda, epidemic, uganda]

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Obesity in America

- The biggest question in our society lately has been the question of what causes obesity especially among that poor and minorities: is it genetics. Or maybe the environment you live in. According to Paul Kocken, an expert in health promotion, obesity in minority and social disadvantage groups may be an issue because of the lack of resources available. While on the other hand, according to pediatric nurse specialist Janice Long, race/ethnicity in terms of genetics may be attributed to higher risks of obesity in children....   [tags: health, nutrition, epidemic]

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Obesity in America

- Obesity in the United States continues growing alarmingly. Approximately 66 % of adults and 33 % of children and teenagers in the US are overweight. Obesity is the result of fat accumulated over time due to the lack of a balanced diet and exercise. An adult with a BMI (body mass index) higher than thirty percent is considered obese (Whitney & Rolfes, 2011, pg. 271). Causes of Obesity According to the USDA, at the start of century 21st American people have increased their daily caloric intake by consuming five hundred calories more than in 1970....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic ]

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The American Diet

- American Food, If You Try It You Need To Diet Every country eats food there is no question there but what makes the U.S. such an obese country that it has a stereotype of being large. The united states is a gold standard for countries all over the world to look up to and it is a center for world trade which makes it a very fast pace country where people do not seem to have time to eat a proper meal. The American diet is very different than those in other countries partially because of portion sizes, and it can be fixed in a way to increase the lifespan and the general health of American citizens....   [tags: United States, Obesity, Epidemic]

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New York Better Protected From Influenza Epidemic

- New York Better Protected From Influenza Epidemic NEW YORK--These past few warring years have left the nations of the world in various stages of devastation and destruction, and the world population has been decimated by battles and disease. Here, in New York, we definitely see the outcomes of the war on the economy and industry, and unfortunately, the citizens of New York are also not safe from the deadly Spanish influenza epidemic that has been sweeping the globe. Even though the New York Times reported on August 15, 1918, that there is "no quarantine here against influenza," that was an overly optimistic report....   [tags: Journalism History Media Essays]

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The Oppression of Women Drives The AIDS Epidemic in Africa

- The Oppression of Women Drives The AIDS Epidemic in Africa Africa is facing a devastating crisis with respect to the AIDS epidemic, currently accounting for over 70% of the world's HIV-positive population. There are, of course, many factors that drive the explosive transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, but in the tangled web that is the epidemic in Africa, many of these issues share a common thread. The oppression of women in Africa can be considered the virus' cultural vector. Females are rendered powerless in African societies, and existing gender inequalities are largely responsible for the spread of the disease....   [tags: Disease AIDS Essays Africa Women]

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The Global Epidemic of Cesarean Surgery and the Feminist Movement

- The Global Epidemic of Cesarean Surgery and the Feminist Movement Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland writes in a 2002 paper she presented to the XVIII European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, “There is an ongoing “epidemic” of cesarean sections in Asia and Latin America. This worldwide fad of obstetrical interventions may have a serious negative health impact on women. In contrast, the low rates observed in Africa reflect a lack of resources more than a consensus of providers. The commercial and litigation pressures that drive this ‘epidemic’ need to be countered.” Her medical metaphor notwithstanding, this is a serious wake-up call for women to be asking the question, “What is going on...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The AIDS Epidemic in On Tidy Endings by Harvey Fierstein

- "On Tidy Endings," Harvey Fierstein's 1987 drama about the beginning of the "Gay period" (1086) and the AIDS epidemic, focuses on two different lifestyles that are affected by the death of a loved one and the coping that goes along with it. Using a Cultural Studies approach, one can see that one's culture, background, and "value system" (Lynn, 113) play an important role in understanding and accepting the text. To understand and accept the text, one must first place it in history. Over many centuries, many people have accepted themselves and others as being gay or lesbian -- William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson were believed to be....   [tags: On Tidy Endings Essays]

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American History X and the Epidemic of Youth Violence

- American History X and the Epidemic of Youth Violence Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, But now am found, Was blind but now I see. --Shaker hymn James Garbarino (1999) discusses the boys who are lost and ways that they can learn to see again in his book Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them. He takes an in depth look at what he calls the "epidemic of youth violence" in America in order to determine its causes and origins....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia and Racial Tension

- Racial Tension in Fever With the racial tension as high as it was in Philadelphia at the time of the Fever, one would think that any common enemy or goal would bring everybody together. However, when the illness known as the Fever hit the city, prejudice rose to different heights. Prejudice and racism is bad enough as it is. However, the citizens of Philadelphia were making it look like they wanted the blacks and immigrants to come back into the city. They told the blacks that they could come back to the city because they had immunity to the disease, when in actuality they only needed the blacks and immigrants to act as caretakers for the white upper class citizens....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders among College Women

- A Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders among College Women For Jennifer Keagan, high school was a thrill. She was one of the most popular girls in school. She was valedictorian, homecoming queen, student body president, an honor roll student, and the list goes on. She always strived for perfection. Life was easy for Jennifer. She always got what she wanted. Unfortunately, this all came to a halt when it was time for her to face an all new reality: college. Jennifer was no longer around her friends and family....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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All About HIV and AIDS

- AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome); HIV is the etiological agent of AIDS leaving the body vulnerable to a variety of life threatening diseases (8). Transmission: AIDS is transmitted from the HIV virus through blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk to others from infected host (1). The virus can be spread through sexual contact by oral, vaginal, or anal sex; receiving a blood transfusion, injection involving needles, artificial insemination and organ transplants from an infected donor....   [tags: The AIDS Epidemic 2015]

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Obesity in the United States

- Obesity in the United States is on the rise and there is no end in sight. Obesity is a health problem that does not discriminate, it effects all ages, genders, and races. There are many factors that can cause an individual to become obese. These factors can include calorie intake, amount of physical activity, genetics, and environment. The rise of obesity in the United States has posed health and financial problems for this country that need to be dealt with. It is said that an obesity epidemic is sweeping the country and that the numbers are astronomical....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]

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SARS Virus

- The 2003 SARS outbreak incited new laws and policies regarding epidemics in the countries affected. The most drastic changes to health and epidemic policies occurred in China, where the SARS virus appears to have started. In China, any information about SARS was initially was kept secret in order not to damage China’s trade or image. Consequentially, the SARS virus outbreak made its way to Beijing and escalated into a national health threat. Once SARS became a national and global issue, the Chinese government began a campaign against SARS....   [tags: epidemic, health, public health]

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Health Risks and Obesity

- Obesity has become the silent killer in American society. It is a risk factor for numerous chronic diseases including the four leading causes of death. Obesity can be linked to stroke, heart disease, cancer and diabetes, all serious health problems that can be fatal. Obesity is linked to 300,000 deaths annually in the industrial world (Flamholz, 2001). Often in society and in the medical community there exists a lack of understanding that obesity is in fact a disease and needs attention, otherwise the rates of many diseases will continue to climb....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic in America]

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AIDS in Africa

- Africa’s AIDS Epidemic Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has become an epidemic for many underdeveloped regions. Although it does exist in the developed nations, it is more prevalent in places like South America, Asia, the island countries and most heavily of all Africa. There are many aspects to the problem of AIDS in Africa. Public health departments lack the resources to treat patients properly and to control the epidemic through education. Thirty-three million people have AIDS in the world....   [tags: HIV Disease Epidemic]

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