Disease Papers

  • Aids Using Information To Combat Spreading

    3608 words, 15 pages

    AIDS - What's new? Is the message getting through? We already know enough about AIDS to prevent its spread, but ignorance, complacency, fear and bigotry continue to stop many from taking adequate precautions. We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine or total celibacy. But too few people are heeding the AIDS message. Perhaps many simply don't like or want to believe what they hear, preferring to think that AIDS "can't happen to them." Experts repeatedly remind us that infect

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    Crossing The Road Or Smoking 20 A Day

    1087 words, 5 pages

    Crossing the road or smoking 20 a day – which is more dangerous? Hazards a chance of being injured or harmed a chance of danger or a possible source of danger. A cigarette smoke contains over 4000 chemicals with 43 known cancer causing compounds with 400 other toxins, including nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide. Other toxins include formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide and arsenic. (www.quitsmokingsupport.com) Nicotine is a drug with has very different effects on the body in different doses, as it is a stimulant on the brain, and nicotine in the bloodstream calms the smoker. I

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    Sudden Deaths In Young Ahtletes

    1387 words, 6 pages

    Sudden deaths in young athletes Today, most young people are conscious of the benefits of doing sport, therefore a considerable number practise sport regularly. The elite athletes who train for competitions are often seen as the healthiest group in society. However, sometimes the events are unpredictable and some athletes die during exercise. Even so, the actual rate of sudden death in young athletes is low, analysis estimates the prevalence in athletes to be less than one in 100,000 participants per year (Corrado, 2005). There is not a large quantity of deaths among athletes but when it occu

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    To What Extent Do We Require Non Verbal Communication To Communicate Effectively In Social Situations

    1168 words, 5 pages

    Maslow (1954) suggests in his pyramid of needs, is belongings and love needs, relationships and contact within its own species. Humans have developed a very complex method of communication, known as speech. However psychologists have shown that non-verbal communication is even more important, and is more complex that had been previously realized (Argyle, M. 1988) that is why many publications about this matter came, and are still coming out, in the context relation to the professional and private life. It’s realized that non-verbal communication is important, and that i

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    Genetic Engineering

    1592 words, 7 pages

    Stem Cell, cell at an early stage of development that has the potential to turn into many different types of tissue. The stem cells of an embryo have the capacity to produce cells of all types, but stem cells of more limited capacity for differentiation are also found in various tissues in adults. Stem cells can in principle provide replacements for tissues damaged by age, trauma, or disease, and they have thus become a subject of intensive research and great public interest. When a stem cell divides, each daughter cell has the potential to either remain a stem cel

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    Stem Cell Argumentative Essay

    1642 words, 7 pages

    Stem Cell Research in the United States We are living in an extraordinary time of human existence, especially in regards to the leaps and bounds that the medical community has contributed in the last few decades. The vaccine, heart transplants, pacemakers, mechanical heart valves, and even the accidental discovery of penicillin are just but a few. The latest and greatest medical find has been the discovery of human stem cells. Breakthrough discoveries are being unearthed all around the world, except in the United States where controversy has overshadowed and hinde

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    3075 words, 13 pages

    In this assignment, I will be explaining the physiological action of Herceptin. I will also be explaining the mechanism whereby one significant side effect may be caused by the other. I will also identify Trastuzumab (Herceptin), is a drug which is prescribed for some types of breast cancer. It is a humanized IgG1 kappa monoclonal antibody that selectively binds with high affinity to the extracellular domain of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 protein, HER2. It contains the antibiotic gentamicin, which is not detectable in the final product. Herceptin wa

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    Diabetes Epidemic Of The 21st Century

    1589 words, 7 pages

    INTRODUCTION On December 20th 2006, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 61/225. This landmark Resolution “recognizes diabetes as a chronic, debilitating and costly disease………….that poses severe threats for the entire world.” The Resolution proposed by the United Nations on diabetes was necessary because it is fast emerging as, probably, the most serious health problem of our time. If the awareness of the threat that diabetes poses for future generations remains pitifully low, then diabetes has the potential to be a global epidemic which will have devastating human, soci

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    Obesity Epidemic In The United States

    2754 words, 12 pages

    The word “epidemic” is typically used to describe diseases such as AIDS, SARS, and the Pandemic Flu; however, there is currently an ongoing epidemic in the Unites States that is caused not by viruses, bacteria, or bioterrorism, but simply through human nature. This advancing disorder is obesity, a condition that has turned into a national public health crisis during the past three decades in the United States. Obesity is the fastest growing epidemic in the United States, and one of the most serious chronic diseases of our time. Currently, as of 2007, two-thirds of al

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    Aids When Will It Stop

    2438 words, 10 pages

    Social Outline: AIDS AIDS: When Will It Stop? I. Introduction A. [Thesis Statement] “If hooking a car battery up to a monkey's brain will help find the cure for AIDS and save somebody's life, I have two things to say... the red is positive and the black is negative.” Quoted by Nick Dipaolo 1. a great deal of research has been put in to find a cure but there is still no cure for AIDS. a. there is no cure or vaccine for AIDS. 2. approximately 30.6-36.1 million people are living in the world with AIDS in the world (Avert). 3. AIDS can affect anyone of any ag

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    Chocolate Is It Good For Your Health Or Not

    2028 words, 9 pages

    The topic of controversy that I have chosen to research is whether or not chocolate is a healthy snack or not. I chose to research this topic was because the thought that once said to be unhealthy snack is now being considered a snack containing some of the same ingredients that are in fruits and vegetables. I will explain both sides to the story to tell whether chocolate is good for your health or not. The first viewpoint that I will explain will be the healthy side to chocolate. I first found an article from CNN written by Catherine Ann Rauch explaining some of the upsides of chocol

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    Why Were Losing The War On Cancer

    1259 words, 6 pages

    The War on Cancer; A Comprehensive Reiteration and Nuance into a Resolution Summary: Author Clinton Leaf discusses the validity of the argument that as a nation we are losing the war on cancer. Leaf lives as a survivor of Hodgkin’s disease, an informed crusader and valuable entity into guiding the battle into a new direction. Leaf explains that the true purpose that the war on cancer was brought about by Nixon in 1971, and has been seriously diluted by the need for a “here and now” cure. Leaf also explains that billions of dollars of federal and state funding are u

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    Facilitated Communication Study Observations

    1030 words, 5 pages

    1. The purpose of the study was to validate the facilitated communications. The study started out with every expectation that it would find evidence that the communications were in fact valid. FC was defined as the provision of physical assistance to individuals to allow them to more readily spell out words on a keyboard template, a keyboard device, a computer, typewriter, or specially designed spelling device; the intent of assistance is to help them more effectively control or initiate movements of their hands to type out a message and was proposed for use primarily with people with autism.

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    Inflammation And Voltaren

    1300 words, 6 pages

    Inflammation and Voltaren Introduction When body’s tissues are damaged by harmful stimuli, the body’s tissues naturally try to eliminate the cause of the damage and repair the damaged tissues.1 This defensive response to the stimuli that body immune system shows is called inflammation.1 In addition, the common signs and symptoms of inflammation include redness, heat, swelling, pain and occasionally accompanied by loss of function.2 For inflammation treatment, Voltaren is one of the widely used drugs. In this essay, the process of inflammation will be explained as well as the action of Volt

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    Inflammation Treatment And Voltaren

    1288 words, 6 pages

    When body’s tissues are damaged by harmful stimuli, the body’s tissues naturally try to eliminate the cause of the damage and repair the damaged tissues.1 This defensive response to the stimuli that body immune system shows is called inflammation.1 In addition, the common signs and symptoms of inflammation include redness, heat, swelling, pain and occasionally accompanied by loss of function.2 For inflammation treatment, Voltaren is one of the widely used drugs. In this essay, the process of inflammation will be explained as well as the action of Voltaren in relieving inflammation. Inflamma

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    Stem Cell Research

    1752 words, 8 pages

    To date, one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of biomedical research is the discovery, isolation, and culturing of human embryonic stem cells which occurred in November of 1998. Two independent teams of American researchers managed to isolate and culture a unique kind of human cell called the stem cell. A stem cell can be defined as progenitor cells or primitive cells that give rise to other cells. These often times referred to as the “master cells” of the body due to the fact that they often times contain all of the genetic information that is neede

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    Respiratory Systems Role In The Functioning Body

    10293 words, 42 pages

    Whether it is sleeping, talking, walking or running all these activities require one important factor, the ability to breath. From the first breath after birth to our very last breathe taken, the rate and depth of respiration is unconsciously monitored and matched to the body’s activity. Although the human body has the ability to stop breathing, within a few minutes it will require to breathe again. Breathing is so highly characterised with life and living that apart from our pulse it is one of the first things checked to determine whether a person is alive. (Seeley R. 2005) The term respirat

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    White Blood Cell Differential Count Using Wright Stain

    1641 words, 7 pages

    Title: White Blood Cell Differential Count using Wright Stain Objective: The objective of the experiment was to prepare a fresh blood smear and distinguish different types of blood cells using wright’s stains. Background: Blood is an important part of a human body. Blood is the fluid in our body. The blood contains cellular elements. The cellular elements are serum and plasma. Serum is the blood fluid after thrombin and other clotting factors have been removed. Plasma is the blood fluid with the clotting factors and other substances in it. There are two typ

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    Why Getting Mammograms Are Important

    1183 words, 5 pages

    Breast cancer is a rapid, uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both breasts. Right now it is the leading cause of death in women. Every year more than 211,000 American women are diagnosed with this disease, but if found early it can often be cured. As of today, there is no known cause of breast cancer. Hopefully the information in this paper will show the importance of going to the doctor and getting regular check ups. In this paper you will learn information about the breast, get a better understanding of the disease cancer, learn about the risk factors, find out what are the

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    Ebola Virus

    1193 words, 5 pages

    Ebola, a virus which acquires its name from the Ebola River (located in Zaire, Africa), first emerged in September 1976, when it erupted simultaneously in 55 villages near the headwaters of the river. It seemed to come out of nowhere, and resulted in the deaths of nine out of every ten victims. Although it originated over 20 years ago, it still remains as a fear among African citizens, where the virus has reappeared occasionally in parts of the continent. In fact, and outbreak of the Ebola virus has been reported in Kampala, Uganda just recently, and is still a problem

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    Obesity And The Dangers To The American Population

    1437 words, 6 pages

    Obesity is a disease that affects at least 39 million Americans. More than one quarter of all adults and about one in five children today are overweight. Some people are more vulnerable to obesity than others. Each year obesity causes at least 300,000 excess deaths in the U.S. and costs the country more than 100 billion dollars. Obesity is a chronic, metabolic disease caused by multiple inherited traits and factors including excessive calorie and food intake, decreased physical activity, and genetic influences. Long term treatment and exercise are required to achieve a

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    Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic

    1179 words, 5 pages

    The mountain pine beetle epidemic is causing environmental and social impacts to much of British Columbia. Our forests are very important and will no longer be able to maintain their role if changes are not made. The devastation has had a sweeping impact on B.C.’s ecological, and economical well-being. Additionally, recent studies are drawing attention to the carbon-emitting properties of the dead forests, which is a global concern. A popular misconception developed that the current provincial mountain pine beetle epidemic began in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. While t

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    Euthanasia Not A Step Down The Slippery Slope

    3325 words, 14 pages

    Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Are Not Steps Down a Slippery Slope Life and death, one can not exist without the other. No person can live without someday having to face death and no person can die without having lived. The following information should assist you to consider the rights, that as citizens of the United States, we should have when facing issues which surround the treatment that involves the end of life care. All people should be entitled to their beliefs and also should have the right to make individual choices that could affect them if they are faced with a life

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    Alzheimers Disease

    1400 words, 6 pages

    ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE Last week, more than 12 million fans of "Coronation Street" tuned in to witness the final moments of one of the soap's most enduring characters, Mike Baldwin. Once a domineering sharp-minded businessman, the soap followed his progression over a number of months to the extremely confused and venerable state he was in when he left our screens. This decline in mental ability was diagnosed on the show as Alzheimer’s Disease. (ALZ-hy-merz) These stories are of course make-believe and dramatized for the sake of entertaining us, the audience. However,

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    Liver Transplant And Hepatitis C

    1822 words, 8 pages

    The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body. It is intimately Involved in almost every part of the body’s processes, and it has four crucial functions: Fuel Management, Nitrogen Excretion, Water Balance, and Detoxification. Being the central role of the body systems, when liver diseases or viruses like Hepatitis C strikeat the core, it can be life threatening. You cannot survive without your liver. Over 80-90% of Hepatitis C (HCV) infections become chronic and lead to liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver failur

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    Animal Testing Cruelty Or Necessity

    2526 words, 11 pages

    Is using animals in medical research necessary? Some people would say yes, others would say no... but who's right? No matter what one thinks or believes this question still remains yet to be answered. At first this question seems like its answer lies within ones opinion and only that, but if you look closer there is a lot more to it than opinion. Feeling sorry for the animals is definitely where it starts for people who don't agree with animal testing; but that's not where it ends. I feel we should test on animals for the purpose of medical research. According to Carl

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    Ovarian Cancer

    2037 words, 9 pages

    Of all gynecologic malignancies, ovarian cancer continues to have the highest mortality and is the most difficult to diagnose. In the United States female population, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in absolute mortality among cancer related deaths (13,000/yr). In most reported cases, ovarian cancer, when first diagnosed is in stages III or IV in about 60 to 70% of patients which further complicates treatment of the disease Early detection in ovarian cancer is hampered by the lack of appropriate tumor markers and clinically, most patients fail to develop significant symptom

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    Congenital Insensitivity To Pain With Anhidrosis

    1235 words, 5 pages

    Congenital Insensitivity to Pain is a very amazing disease. I chose to report on the specific section of it dealing with Anhidrosis because this also leaves the infected individual with the inability to sweat. This causes problems such as fevers and overheating from over exertion or external heat which in turn can cause brain damage. Many people affected by this disease die before the age of twenty-five from infections left untreated, metal retardation, overheating, and freezing. This leaves the field of exploration in finding a cure very narrow because people treated die too early to show

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    Sporadic Alzheimer 8217 S Disease The Disease Of The Century

    2176 words, 9 pages

    Sporadic Alzheimer’s disease: The Disease of the Century Estimated about fifteen million people worldwide have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Some scientists believe that almost ninety percent of all Alzheimer’s disease is sporadic. Sporadic Alzheimer’s is a type of Alzheimer’s that either men or women of all ages can be affected, although most cases occur in people over 65 years of age. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a fatal disease of the brain that affects brain functions such as memory, ability to think, communicate and their speech. The disease changes a

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    1175 words, 5 pages

    During the 1900s the first epidemic of pertussis was noticed. It was a very common childhood illness. High rates of deaths were due to pertussis which is an acute infection of the respiratory tract. It was especially a serious disease in targeting infants due to their underdeveloped bodies. Around the 1940s a vaccination to prevent deaths caused by pertussis was invented and the rate of deaths lowered dramatically. However, recent cases of pertussis have been on the rise, and not only is it affecting infants and small children it is occuring in people who have been vac

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    C Albicans

    2965 words, 12 pages

    The related yeasts Saccharyomyces cervisiae and Candida albicans can grow by producing a bud which is identical to the mother cell. What other forms of growth and development do these species undergo? Is there a connection between different growth forms and infection of humans by Candida? C. albicans and S. cervisiae are both able to grow as pseudohyphae and yeast. In C. albicans there is a third growth form, the hyphal growth form. In the presence of varying concentrations of nutrients, S. Cervisiae cells may adopt a number of different fates. In the presence of

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    Child Abuse

    1476 words, 6 pages

    Community-based nursing care is referred to as the provision of ensurance of personal care to individuals and families in the community”(Lancaster, Stanhope, 2000).” Community Health Nursing Practice is the synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving, and maintaining the health of populations through the delivery of personal health of individuals, families, and groups”(Lancaster, Stanhope, 2000). Los Angles times on November fourth edition reports that in Chicago consumer advocate group suggests to test all new hos

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    1039 words, 5 pages

    Acromegaly is a rare but very serious disease frequently referred to as “Gigantism.” It is the direct result of an overproduction and secretion of the adenohypophyseal growth hormone. True to its name, the disease is characterized by an enlargement of the organs, bones, and soft tissues, as well as a thickening of the skin and bodily membranes; and is frequently difficult to diagnose, as symptoms often do not appear until middle age. Typically the disease results in heart failure caused by an enlargement of the heart, organ failure due to pressure or thickening of the outer membrane of the org

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    2712 words, 11 pages

    Physical and psychological effects of injury Data from the 1958 British birth cohort study LEAH LI, IAN ROBERTS, CHRIS POWER • Background: There is only scant evidence for the long-term health effects of road traffic Injuries. We therefore assessed the extent to which motor vehicle driver injuries influence limiting long-standing illness and psychological distress using data from a nationwide study (the 1958 British birth cohort) in early adulthood. Methods: Information was obtained on driver injuries occurring between ages 23 and 33 years and limiting illnesses and psychological distre

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    Teen Drinking Serious Problems Teens Face

    1031 words, 5 pages

    Underage drinking has become one of the largest social issues among young people in America today. More and more teens are consuming alcohol year by year. Although more than half of high schoolers drink on a regular basis, the problem is that they are not aware of how dangerous alcohol can actually be. Alcohol can take a good situation and turn it into a bad situation in a matter of minutes. The reality is that alcohol is often the cause of many problems among these teenagers. Things such as grades, attitude, social life, relationships and more can be dramatically affec

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    Malaria An Infectious Disease Caused By Plasmodium Falciparum

    1049 words, 5 pages

    Malaria is an infectious disease caused by Plasmodium falciparum parasites and spread between humans by Anopheles mosquitoes. It is one of the most common infectious diseases and one of the largest public health problems, particularly in tropical and subtropical areas such as Africa and Asia. Approximately 40% of the world’s population is at risk of developing malaria, with more than 500 million people becoming seriously ill and 2 million people dying from it each year. Malaria has infected humans for at least 50,000 years and may have been infecting humans throughou

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    Stem Cell Research Needs To Be Funded

    2078 words, 9 pages

    Statistics make one wonder how modern medicine can help so much suffering. More than 100,000 people in America alone are waiting for a transplant. In 2007, diabetes in America surpassed 20 million people. Cancer kills more than 1,500 people a day, which is one out four of us. Then let us add the biggest crisis of all, heart disease, in 2004, more than a million Americans died from cardiac failure and stroke. Outpacing cancer by 40 percent, heart disease leads deaths by all causes. It is no wonder we are turning to stem cell research to find the cures to the biggest health risks. The potent

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    Bubonic Plague - Yersinia Pestis

    1848 words, 8 pages

    Since 542 A.D., mankind has had one nasty organism along for the ride, Yersinia pestis. This is the bacterium more commonly known as the Black Death, the plague or the bubonic plague. The most widely know is bubonic, an infection of plague that resides in the lymph nodes, causing them to swell. The Black Death of the 14th century was mainly of this type. Bubonic plague is commonly spread through fleas that have made a meal from an infected rodent of any sort. First, as mentioned before, the most known incidence of bubonic plague was in 14th century Europe. In 1346, there were reports of a t

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    Overview Of Parkinson Disease

    1442 words, 6 pages

    Overview of Parkinson Disease Parkinson disease is a common neurodegenerative disease of the elderly. A neurodegenative disease is condition that affects the brain function.(www.wikipedia.com) “Neurodegenative diseases result deterioration of the neurons which are divided into two groups that are conditions causing problems with movements and conditions affecting memory like dementia.” Typically beginning in the 60s or 70s, it is characterized by the unilateral onset of resting tremor in combination with varying degrees of rigidity and bradykinesia. Parkinson Disease was di

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    What Is Mnemonics

    1068 words, 5 pages

    Mnemonic refers to something designed to assist the memory; it is something like a rhyme or special word that will help you remember a certain piece of information. Such a memory-aiding trick is often called a mnemonic device. The word mnemonic is derived from the Ancient Greek word mnemonikos (“of memory”) and is related to Mnemosyne (“remembrance”), (Wiki: Mnemonic, 2008). Visual mnemonics are very popular in medicine as well as other fields. Mnemonics rely not only on repetition to remember facts, but also on associations between easy-to-remember information and to be remembered li

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    Prevention And Treatment Of Pulmonary Diseases

    1597 words, 7 pages

    Prevention and Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases: A Review of the Literature Carlos Villalobos English 306B Florence Petrofes June 3, 2008 Prevention and Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases A Review of the Literature Every year, millions of people around the world are infected with viruses that attack their respiratory system, particularly the lungs. These viruses are responsible for millions of deaths every year as well. With viruses like the avian flu spreading around the world, prevention and treatment of pulmonary diseases has to be a priority for every hu

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    Bell's Palsy: Managing To Save Face

    1076 words, 5 pages

    First, there's pain behind an ear. Next, half the face sags. Then what? What could be more central to our sense of self than our faces? So imagine what it would be like to watch powerlessly while half your face progressively droops like melted wax. That's what happens in Bell's palsy. Bell's palsy is a condition causing weakness or even total paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face, typically developing over 3-72 hours. It can occur at any age and affects the genders about equally. People with diabetes and depressed immune systems are at increased risk of having this conditi

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    Sickle Cell Anemia

    1621 words, 7 pages

    Abstract Sickle Cell Anemia is a very rare disease that affects 40% of Africa's population. It mainly affects people with an African decent. It is a mutation in the gene that produces an abnormal protein in the red blood cells. This results in abnormally long and pointed blood cells. While these abnormal shaped cells travel through the body, they can get clogged in the capillaries in the hands, feet, brain, and lungs. This could result in hand-foot syndrome, stroke, and oxygen depravation. With out the necessary treatment this could result in death. Scientists

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    Ayurveda A Holistic System Of Medicine From India

    1090 words, 5 pages

    Its aim is to provide guidance regarding food and lifestyle so that healthy people can stay healthy and those with health challenges can improve. Ayurveda originated in India thousands of years ago. There is evidence that Ayurveda was around 5,000 years before medicinal practice. Historical evidence of Ayurveda is found in the ancient books of wisdom known as the Vedas. Ayurveda is more than just a medical system, it is a Science of Life. We are all part of nature. Ayurveda is a system that helps maintain health in a person by using the inherent principles of nature to bring the individual

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    Memory Disorders

    7556 words, 31 pages

    Introduction "One of the most remarkable aspects of an animal's behavior is the ability to modify that behavior by learning, an ability that reaches its highest form in human beings. For me, learning and memory have proven to be endlessly fascinating mental processes because they address one of the fundamental features of human activity: our ability to acquire new ideas from experience and to retain these ideas in memory. In fact, most of the ideas we have about the world and our civilization we have learned so that we are who we are in good measure because of what w

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    Ovarian Cancer

    1724 words, 7 pages

    Ovarian cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the ovary. It is the fifth most common cancer among women, and it causes more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. The cause is unknown. A woman has a 1 in 67 chance of developing ovarian cancer. The risk for developing ovarian cancer appears to be affected by several factors. The more children a woman has and the earlier in life she gives birth, the lower her risk of ovarian cancer. Certain genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) are responsible for a small number of ovarian cancer cases. Women with a personal history of breast cancer or

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    Lung Cancer Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

    1103 words, 5 pages

    Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer, malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is

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    Hiv Aids

    1957 words, 8 pages

    INTRODUCTION HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Human – isolated to the human species Immuno-Deficiency – Lacking the ability to fight off infectious agents Virus – a disease causing agent HIV is a virus that causes AIDS. It is a retrovirus that infects cells of the human immune system (mainly CD4 positive T cells and macrophages—key components of the cellular immune system), and destroys or impairs their function. Infection with this virus results in the progressive depletion of the immune system, leading to 'immune deficiency'. Immunodeficient people are much more vulnerab

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    Circulatory System

    1376 words, 6 pages

    The role of the circulatory system is not just transporting blood, while it does do that it is also carries oxygen and nutrients to our cells, it carries secretions and waste away and it interacts with the respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. The three major components of the circulatory system are the heart; it is a muscular organ that pumps blood throughout our bodies. The second is blood it is composed of water, solutes and cells. The third is vessels; they are the tubes that transport the blood. The heart is made up of two atria; they are the receivi

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    Absortion And Secretion

    1823 words, 8 pages

    Running head: Absorption and Secretion The Digestive System and Respiratory System Structure and Function of the Human Body The digestive system and respiratory systems are two of the most important systems in the body. They bring in nutrients and vitamins, oxygen and many more things the body needs in order to survive. As well as bringing in the right things needed, they also expel and get rid of the things not needed in your body like carbon dioxide and fecal matter to keep your body going. Digestive System The digestive tract, also known as the ga

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