Disease Essay Examples

  • Hello Hello

    3278 words - 14 pages

    AIDS and YOU (May 1987) By Martin H. Goodman MD (this essay is in the public domain) Introduction: AIDS is a life and death issue. To have the AIDS disease is at present a sentence of slow but inevitable death. I've already lost one friend to AIDS. I may soon lose others. My own sexual behavior and that of many of my friends has been profoundly altered by it. In my part of the country, one man in 10 may already be carrying the AIDS virus. While the figures may currently be l

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    Dementia

    10012 words - 41 pages

    Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer's disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington's disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer's type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the most significant dementing disease occurring in over 50% of demented patients (see epidemiology). The

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    Aids And You

    3276 words - 14 pages

    (May 1987) By Martin H. Goodman MD (this essay is in the public domain) Introduction: AIDS is a life and death issue. To have the AIDS disease is at present a sentence of slow but inevitable death. I've already lost one friend to AIDS. I may soon lose others. My own sexual behavior and that of many of my friends has been profoundly altered by it. In my part of the country, one man in 10 may already be carrying the AIDS virus. While the figures may currently be less in much o

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    Aids And Your

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    AIDS and YOU (May 1987) By Martin H. Goodman MD (this essay is in the public domain) Introduction: AIDS is a life and death issue. To have the AIDS disease is at present a sentence of slow but inevitable death. I've already lost one friend to AIDS. I may soon lose others. My own sexual behavior and that of many of my friends has been profoundly altered by it. In my part of the country, one man in View Document

    Calcium Transport Study Of SF 9 Lepidopteran Cells

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    Calcium transport study of SF-9 lepidopteran cells and bull frog sympathetic ganglion cells ABSTRACT The intracellular calcium level and the calcium efflux of the bull-frog sympathetic ganglion cells (BSG) and the SF-9 lepidopteran ovarian cells were investigated using a calcium-sensitive fluorescence probe fura-2. It was found that the intracellular calcium levels were 58.2 and 44.7 nM for the BSG cells and SF-9 cells respectively. The calcium effluxes following zero calcium solution were 2.02 and 1.33 fmole·cm-2·s-1 for the BSG cells and SF-9 cells. Th

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    Diabetes

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    Contents Introduction Overview of Diabetes Type I What is diabetes type I Health implications of diabetes type I Physical Activity What is physical activity? Why do we need physical activity in our lives? Physical Activity and Diabetes (Epidemiology) Conclusion Bibliography Introduction For our seminar topic "physical activity and disease" we chose diabetes as the focus of our research

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    Hemophilia

    1076 words - 5 pages

    In the human body, each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, one of each pair inherited through the egg from the mother, and the other inherited through the sperm of the father. Of these chromosomes, those that determine sex are X and Y. Females have XX and males have XY. In addition to the information on sex, 'the X chromosomes carry determinants for a number of other features of the body including the levels of factor VIII and factor IX.'1 If the genetic information determining the factor VIII and IX level is defective, haemophilia results. When this happens, the pro

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    Human Disease And Their Control

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    Biology (B3A) Assignment Human Disease and Their Control follow up questions 1a) When people refer to pathogens, they are talking about bacteria that cause disease. 1b)The toxins actually excreted by the pathogens are the main cause of diseases although thetoxins are only by-products of the pathogen's metabolism. 2a)In most cases, the toxins excreted by the pathogens find there way into the circulatory system. Thus, sometimes, the infection is caused somewhere else from where the toxins were excreted. An example of this would be Rheumatic fever. The toxins that cause this disease

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    Human Vision In Space

    1033 words - 5 pages

    Human visual hardware is a result of a billion years of evolution within the earths atmosphere where light is scattered by molecules of air, moisture, particular matter etc. However as we ascend into our atmosphere with decrease density, light distribution is changed resulting in our visual hardware receiving visual data in different format. Some Aspects to Consider: 1. Visual acuity is the degree to which the details and contours of objects are perceived. Visual acuity is usually defined in terms of minimum separable.Large variety of factors influence this co

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    Huntingtons Disease

    1278 words - 6 pages

    Huntington's Background Huntington's disease is inherited as an autosomal dominant disease that gives rise to progressive, elective (localized) neural cell death associated with choreic movements (uncontrollable movements of the arms, legs, and face) and dementia. It is one of the more common inherited brain disorders. About 25,000 Americans have it and another 60,000 or so will carry the defective gene and will develop the disorder as they age. Physical deterioration occurs over a period of 10 to 20 y

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    LSD

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    The psychedelic effects of d-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25 (LSD) were discovered by Dr. Albert Hoffman by accident in 1938. In the 1950s and 1960s, LSD was used by psychiatrists for analytic psychotherapy. It was thought that the administration of LSD could aid the patient in releasing repressed material. It was also suggested that psychiatrists themselves might develop more insight into the pathology of a diseased mind through self experimentation. 1,2 During the late 60s, LSD became popular as a recreational drug. While it has been suggested that recreational use of the drug has dr

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    Lyme Disease

    1667 words - 7 pages

    Lyme Arthritis ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lyme disease is a tick-transmitted inflammatory disorder characterized by an early focal skin lesion, and subsequently a growing red area on the skin (erythema chronicum migrans or ECM). The disorder may be followed weeks later by neurological, heart or joint abnormalities. Symptomatology ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The first symptom of Lyme disease is a skin lesion. Known as ery

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    Membrane Physiology

    1188 words - 5 pages

    Introduction The cell membrane is a fluid structure that is made up of phospholipids and proteins. Its main function is to allow osmosis and diffusion to occur in a cell. It protects a cell from taking in molecules that are too large and other chemicals that are not permeable without energy being used. The cell membrane is considered to be selectively permeable because it does not allow the non-fat soluble chemicals and the larger molecules in, but it does allow fat soluble chemicals and small molecules to pass into the cell. In order for the larger molecules and n

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    Ovarian Cancer

    5514 words - 23 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 (Barber, 3). Early detection in ovarian cancer is hampered by the lack of appropriate tumor

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    Rasmussens Encephalitis

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    The human immune system is an amazing system that is constantly on the alert protecting us from sicknesses. Thousands of white blood cells travel in our circulatory system destroying all foreign substances that could cause harm to our body or to any of the millions of processes going on inside. Now imagine a condition where this awesome system turns against the most complex organ in the human body, the brain. Deadly as it is, this condition is known as Rasmussen?s encephalitis. The meaningful research on Rasmussen?s encephalitis was b

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    The Effects Of HIV Mutations On The Immune System

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    Science C.J. Stimson INTRODUCTION The topic of this paper is the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, and whether or not mutations undergone by the virus allow it to survive in the immune system. The cost of treating all persons with AIDS in 1993 in the United States was $7.8 billion, and it is estimated that 20,000 new cases of AIDS are reported every 3 months to the CDC. This question dealing with how HIV survives in the immune system is of critical importance, not only in the search for a cure f

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    The Heart

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    INTRODUCTION In today's society, people are gaining medical knowledge at quite a fast pace. Treatments, cures, and vaccines for various diseases and disorders are being developed constantly, and yet, coronary heart disease remains the number one killer in the world. The media today concentrates intensely on drug and alcohol abuse, homicides, AIDS and so on. What a lot of people are not realizing is that coronary heart disease actually accounts for about 80% of all sudden deaths. In fact, the number of deaths from heart disease approximately equals to the number of

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    The Importance Of Animal Research

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    Research on animals is important in understanding diseases and developing ways to prevent them. The polio vaccine, kidney transplants, and heart surgery techniques have all been developed with the help of animal research. Through increased efforts by the scientific community, effective treatments for diabetes, diphtheria, and other diseases have been developed with animal testing. Animal research has brought a dramatic progress into medicine. With the help of

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    The Importance Of Animal Testing

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    Research on animals is important in understanding diseases and developing ways to prevent them. The polio vaccine, kidney transplants, and heart surgery techniques have all been developed with the help of animal research. Through increased efforts by the scientific community, effective treatments for diabetes, diphtheria, and other diseases have been developed with animal testing. Animal research has brought a dramatic progress into medicine. With the help of animal research, smallpox has been wiped out worldwide. Micro-surgery to reattach hearts, lungs, and other transp

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    Aids In Brazil

    1204 words - 5 pages

    Introduction The AIDS virus is spreading rapidly throughout India and Brazil. Due to the differences in culture and political policies, these two countries are attacking the AIDS epidemic problem in two totally different ways. On one hand, Brazil plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars for teaching public AIDS awareness mainly to married women and Carnival goers. In comparison, India's government has identified specific targets of their society in order to reach the public and spread the information about AIDS awareness. Brazil's Approach The Brazilian Health Ministry h

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    AIDS In Prisons

    3083 words - 13 pages

    AIDS. Ryan White. Magic Johnson. Prisoners. Which of the three doesn't fit in? In an era where we rally behind the good guy to prevail against the bad guy, prisoners have a difficult time finding their niche in the "good guy" category. The mere mentioning of the word "AIDS" strikes fear and panic into most Americans. AIDS is a killer, and one that law enforcement, doctors, or even the common man cannot stop. When someone such as Ryan White or Magic Johnson contracts the AIDS virus, they are quickly termed "victims," and people from all walks of life line up to s

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    Autism

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    Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. This is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. Autism is four more times prevalent in boys than girls. Autism shows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries. Family income, lifestyle and educational levels do not affect the chance of autism?s occurrence. Autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many and one in 500 individuals. In this essay, I will discuss the signs and symptoms of autism, types of auti

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    Schizophrenia Synthesis

    1088 words - 5 pages

    Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Although schizophrenia affects men and women with equal frequency, the disorder often appears earlier in men, usually in the late teens or early twenties, than in women, who are generally affected in the twenties to early thirties. Available treatments can relieve many symptoms, but most people with schizophrenia continue to suffer some symptoms throughout their lives; it has been estimated that no more than one in five individuals recovers completely. There are different ways of treatment, which were discussed in May a

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    HIV And Its Effects

    4180 words - 17 pages

    The Immunology of Aids Introduction Although HIV was first identified in 1983, studies of previously stored blood samples indicate that the virus entered the U.S. population sometime in the late 1970s. Worldwide, an estimated 27.9 million people had become HIV-infected through mid-1996, and 7.7 million had developed AIDS, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). AIDS is a disease of the immune system, and is caused by Human Immuno deficiency Virus (HIV). HIV targets and infects T-helper cells and macrophages. After infection, replication of the

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    Animals In Psychological Research

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    An increasing number of researchers, scientists and practitioners are questioning the use of animals in research on ethical, moral, socio-political and scientific grounds. Use of animal research data to affect change in their patients is rarely used by clinical psychologists. This is certainly a public interest issue as it involves an enormous amount of brutality. Animal research is a very lucrative business, since billions of tax dollars are invested in it annually. An enormous amount of this money going towards researcher?s salaries, overhead costs, animal husbandry expansion a

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    Aids In Africa

    1413 words - 6 pages

    The silence and stigma that surrounds the HIV/AIDS debate, the prevention efforts and those who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS needs to be addressed. Stigma is preventing people from discussing HIV/AIDS openly, from being tested for HIV and, in the end, preventing patients from seeking treatment and care. We need to break the silence and address the stigma. HIV/AIDS is a personal tragedy for more than 45 million men, women and children. More than 24 million people including almost 5 million children have already died since the beginning of the epidemic; 90% are from developing countries

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    Impetigo

    1662 words - 7 pages

    If you have children, you've probably dealt with an assortment of rashes and skin irritations over the years. One of the most common of these is impetigo — a skin infection that mainly affects infants and children. Impetigo usually appears on the face, especially around a child's nose and mouth. And although it commonly occurs when bacteria enter the skin through cuts or insect bites, it can also develop in skin that's perfectly healthy. Impetigo starts as a red sore that quickly ruptures, oozes for a few days and then forms a yellowish-brown crust that looks like honey or brown sugar. The di

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    Bioterrorism

    1769 words - 8 pages

    Bioterrorism You wake up early for work and kiss your family goodbye. On your daily transit you see a man drop a glass vial in the subway, but you think nothing of it. Moments later you become a statistic. A statistic of Bioterrorism. The threat of Bioterrorism, long ignored and denied, has heightened over the past years and needs to be publicly addressed. There are three possible solutions to this threat that are within grasp. The first of which would be a nation wide vaccination against all agents that could be used against the American public. Second, we could educate people

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    The Effect Of Nutrition On Diabetes

    1476 words - 6 pages

    Introduction Diabetes is now one of the most common diseases among Americans today because of our sedentary life styles and our continuation of poor eating habits. Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action or both. Diabetes can be associated with serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications (CDC Diabetes, 2004). There are many types of diabetes, such as Type I diabetes. Type I di

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    Noninvasive Ventilation

    3214 words - 13 pages

    Noninvasive Ventilation Abstract There is increasing interest in noninvasive ventilation because it is effective and avoids the complications of invasive ventilation. Noninvasive ventilation keeps the airway defense mechanisms, allows the patient to eat and talk and decreases infective complications. Efficacy of this treatment depends mainly on the proper selection of patients. The aim of this work is to review types, when to use and guidelines of noninvasive ventilation. Introduction Animal experiments for artificial respiration began at midsixteenth century led by Andreas Vesalius; h

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    Diabetes

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    Individuals around the world are enjoying lives better than ever. Technology has advanced considerably, as well as, health care. One thing, however, remains constant. The same diseases that have plagued the world for years are still a concern. While our knowledge of them are increasing, complete recovery isn’t always possible. Diabetes is one of these illnesses. Along with our rich lifestyles, come certain risk factors. These environmental factors combined with one’s genetics often lead to complications, which in the end, can result in a diabetes prognosis. Our bodies use the food

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    Biomimicry Sources Of Inspiration And Application

    1914 words - 8 pages

    Evolution has resolved nature’s challenges into lasting solutions, providing an abundant source of inspiration for man to replicate ideas commensurate with technological advances in their study [Bar-Cohen, 2006]. This has resulted in a greater understanding of separation processes [Emerson and Barber, 2006], and the following are examples of the complexity present in nature. The Artic krill Euphasia superba which range in size between 7–140 mm [Marine Bio.org, 2007] directly consume phytoplankton cells, one of the tiniest organisms on the planet, by virtue of a remarkable mesh-like filter c

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    Analysis Of The Human Brain

    1949 words - 8 pages

    The human being is considered to be the ultimate form of life on the earth. This is not because the human body is strong and agile. Many other animals posses skills much superior to humans and are able to perform feats humans can only dream of. The one thing that distinguishes humans from all of the other organisms on this planet is the brain. The brain is the site that controls the human body. However, unlike in animals, in man, the brain is also the site of the mind. The mind gives humans superiority over other creatures. It provides humans with the ability to reason, to feel and to adapt. B

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    Genetic Engineering

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    Did you know that a lot of the foods on the market today are genetically engineered, meaning that the genetic structure has been tampered with at the molecular level? Biotechnology is the umbrella under which genetic engineering falls. Biotechnology is an important field today which scientists have applied to the medical field, the food industry and many other aspects of everyday life. To change the DNA of a food product or organism, it has to undergo genetic transformation. One of the basic genetic transformations is bacterial transformation. Bacterial transformation starts with the basics o

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    Veggin Out

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    These articles are from Facts of Vegetarianism — a booklet that although we believe published in the early 1970s by a joint effort of the American Vegan Society, American Vegetarians, and Animal Liberation, Inc., still expresses valid considerations for adopting a vegetarian diet. Dudley Giehl, H. Jay Dinshah, Nellie Shriver, and Nathaniel Altman were contributing authors. ________________________________________ Facts Of Vegetarianism ________________________________________ Are We Meat-Eaters By Nature? It has been found that the diet of any animal in its natural state corresponds to i

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    Hymenoptera Anaphylaxis

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    A 29-year-old man reported that he was stung by a flying hymenopteran - he does not know what type - outside his door, where he had previously noted a nest. Skin itching, diffuse hives, swelling of his arms and legs, tightness in his throat, dizziness, and difficulty talking developed immediately, and he was taken to a local clinic where he received epinephrine and antihistamines. He was observed for two hours, and all symptoms resolved. How should this patient be managed subsequently? Insects of the order Hymenoptera, which includes ants, bees, hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets, have a st

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    The Brain

    1221 words - 5 pages

    The human brain is the most complex organ in any living organism. This organ performs an innumerable amount of tasks varying anywhere from regulating body temperature or controlling the movements of the body, to creating thoughts and dreams or processing information. This relatively small organ is in charge of the entire human system, along with the spinal cord and nerves. It is a complex structure of approximately one hundred billion nerve cells, or neurons. These neurons are made of three parts which are called: a cell body, an axon, and nerve endings or dendrites. The cell body is the

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    An Experiment To Determine The Effects Of Various Substances On The Rate Of Sodium Potassium And Urine Excretion In The Human Volunteer

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    AN EXPERIMENT TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF VARIOUS SUBSTANCES ON THE RATE OF SODIUM, POTASSIUM AND URINE EXCRETION IN THE HUMAN VOLUNTEER AIM To determine the effects of placebo, alcohol and frusemide on the rate of sodium (Na), potassium (K) and urine excretion in second year pharmacy student volunteers. DESIGN academic focus groups conducted to produce urine at set times after taking placebo, alcohol and frusemide. The results of urine volumes and Na and K excreted were used to identify the effects of the above substances on their excretion. SUBJECTS AND SETTINGS Students at a sc

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    HIV Vs AIDS

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    SUMMARY In this report, I’ve discussed the general beliefs about HIV and AIDS. Highlighting the difference between AIDS patients and HIV patients and the prejudice we have toward both, how new medicine has preserved greater life expectancy for HIV patients to prolong their inevitable fatal death from AIDS. I’ve outlined the myths about the virus and explored the possibility of a HIV positive person having a HIV negative child. There is an opportunity to the reader to read about the advances in medicine today for HIV patients, and advantages the western world has in this area, i

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    Can Machines Think This Was A Test And Had 2 Hours To Write

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    Can A Machine Think? After inserting my interact card and in turn receiving 20 dollars from my account, I like to hope this machine is safe and able to react to intrusions. I have a lot of confidence invested in this machine knowing its generally faultless track record, although am I supposed to preclude this machine is smarter that I? Can today’s fastest computers compete against our complex brain matter? The calculations a machine is able to solve, are similar to the way humans solves problems. Does this mean machine think? In order for a machine to be categorized as th

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    The Sociological Impact That Alzheimer S Has On The Family System

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    The Sociological Impact That Alzheimer’s Has On The Family System INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this research paper is to discuss the sociological impact that Alzheimer’s disease has on the family system. The following theories and concepts will be utilized as a basis for analysis: the family systems theory and ecological perspective to show how the family unit is responsible for the decision making and problem solving for the affected Alzheimer’s patient and how the families involved work to adapt to their situations, the symbolic interaction theory to show of how the interactions of

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    Physician Assisted Suicide

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    Physician Assisted Suicide: Legal in the United States “If only physician assisted suicide had been available to my father, as it is to the people of Oregon, I have no doubt he would have chosen it over taking a pistol to his head,” says daughter of Lesley W. Angell (Angell 2). Angel suffered from prostate cancer for years, and eventually “it spread throughout his body driving him to commit suicide” (1). Having physician assisted suicide in the United States legal to terminally ill patients would make their deaths more peaceful and less painful for their families. Physician assisted suicid

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    Breast Cancer

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    Breast Cancer Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in North America, where more than 200,000 cases are diagnosed each year and roughly 40,000 people die according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer also affects more than 2,000 men each year. There is a current prediction that one of every eight or nine women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life (Intro to Medical Surgical Nursing p.954). It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. There are three major types of breast cancer, according to the type of cells undergoing

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    Respiratory Emergencies

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    Chris Rondeau EMS 120 – Writing Assignment #1 Respiratory Emergencies Instructor Shelly McLaughlin Homo sapiens are the most complex organism on the planet Earth. Humans are composed of multiple organ systems that come together to create the amazing organism we see today. There are several organelle systems within the body; the muscoskeletal system, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, and the respiratory system. All of the systems in the body allow humans to be the living b

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    Medical Pneumonics

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    M-MIDDLE MENINGEAL A-ANT.TYMPANIC I- INFERIOR ALVEOLAR D- DEEP AURICULAR A- AURICULOTEMPORAL 2 PART B- BUCCINATOR P PTERYGOID M- MASSETERIC D- DEEP TEMPORAL 3 PART PIGPAS P-POST. SUPERIOR ORBITAL I INFRAORBITAL G GREATER PALATINE P- PHARYNGEAL A ARTEY OF PTERYGOID CANAL S- SPHENOPALATINE Citric Acid Cycle Oh (Oxaloacetate) Citric (Citrate) Acid (Aconitate) Is (Isocitrate) Of course (Oxalosuccinate) A (Alpha-ketoglutarate) SiLly (Succinyl-CoA) STupid (Succinate) Funny (Fumarate) Molecule (Malate amino acids with uncharged polar side chains Good Souls Ar

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    Biogenetics

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    Bi-o-gen-e-tic |ˌbīōˈjenəsis| Noun 1. The development and application of scientific methods, procedures, and technologies that permit direct manipulation of genetic material in order to alter the hereditary traits of a cell, organism, or population. 
 2. A technique that produces unlimited amounts of otherwise unavailable or scarce biological product by introducing DNA isolated from animals or plants into bacteria and then harvesting the product from a bacterial colony, as human insulin produced in bacteria by the human insulin gene. Also called bi

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    Jonas Salk

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    Jonas Salk From the beginning of mankind, man has looked for cures of illness. Jonas Salk found a cure for one of the worst illnesses in the history of man, polio. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was a great discovery of his time, and it is still being used today to eradicate polio worldwide. Dr. Salk is also known for other medical discoveries. He was a quiet man who lived a rough childhood. He was not looking for fame, instead, it found him. During the time before the vaccine, many people, mostly parents with young children, were very scared. Dr. Salk's vaccine was a great relief to everyone. Yet

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    Vaccinations

    1111 words - 5 pages

    To Vaccinate or not to Vaccinate Taking vaccinations shots have become the norm, in out society today, there is a vaccination for nearly every possible disease out there. The serious question that we are posed with is, just how beneficial are these vaccinations. They appear to be the easy fix to a solution, but what we are not aware of is that this ‘solution’ is causing a much greater threat on our lives and the lives of our children, through the long term side effects of vaccinations. Whenever, the controversial topic of vaccinations have risen, I frequently hear the comment, “You are a ne

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    HIV AIDS Will Be Erased From The Face Of The Planet By 2020

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    Guangyuan Lu May 3, 2007 HIV/AIDS will be erased from the face of the planet by 2020 HIV, otherwise known as human immunodeficiency virus attacks the human body’s acquired immune response system. The symptoms may not appear for an indefinite amount of time. The HIV virus severely damages the body’s immune response and ultimately renders it useless against any type of infections, even a common cold. At this stage, it is called Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, where the body’s immune system

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    Lung Cancer

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    Thanks from " http://www.freeessays.cc/db/25/hpw94.shtml" Lung cancer is not just one disease but rather a group of diseases. All forms of cancer cause cells in the body to change and grow out of control. Most types of cancer cells form a lump or mass called a tumor. Cells from the tumor can break away and travel to other parts of the body where they can continue to grow. This spreading process is called metastasis. When cancer spreads, it is still named after the part of the body where it started. For example, if breast cancer spreads to the lungs, it is still breast cancer, not lung c

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