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The Success and Side Effects of the Medication Treatment for My Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention deficit disorder is a tough condition for any employee, student, or everyday member of society. Many who are diagnosed often go without treatment, with as little as less than 1 out of 3 children getting the medication treatment and behavioral therapy necessary for early correction (CDC, 2011). I was diagnosed with...
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The Life and Death of Mary Mallon
The Life of Mary Mallon It is presumed that Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary, was
responsible for infecting at least 51 people with typhoid fever, three of
whom died due to the disease. The catch here is that Mallon was
asymptomatic and did not show any symptoms of typhoid fever. This resulted
in great difficu...
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The Importance of Taking Mandatory Vaccinations in the Schools in the United States
Taking a Shot at Death Prevention in Children Across the country each year, in numerous amounts of school age children go to school in the fall. As demanded by all fifty states, before they can ever step foot into the school there are some steps the parents must take for their children. To attend any school the children al...
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An Overview of Ebola, Its History and the Ebola Vaccine
Introduction The Ebola disease has been killing hundreds of Africans since 1976.
It has eluded scientists, and
has killed the doctors that study it. The slightest contact with the virus
will kill the newly found victim.
There is no cure or vaccine. Even the best hospitals can not keep it at
bay. Advanced medical proc...
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The Cause, Cure, and Relation of Chickens with Beriberi
Beriberi: A Cure, a Cause, and the Significance of Chickens Beriberi, a disease caused by a deficiency in thiamine, has a much longer history than I imagined upon hearing it mentioned for the first time. Having been recognized in cases even outside of Asia, it had many names: kakké in Japan, perneiras in Brazil, maladies d...
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The Illusion of Causality and the Origins of the Bias against Vaccination
Less than 1% of children in the United States received no vaccines at
all, according to a CDC report in 2013. Vaccine rates are generally high in
the developed world, while rates of autism are in contrast, relatively low.
These facts by themselves should lead most people to the conclusion that
vaccines to not cause autism....
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A Research on the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa
News Essay: Ebola West Africa is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of Ebola in the history that the virus has known to exist (1). This Ebola epidemic is the first of its kind in regards to the fact that entire nations are involved (3). The most severely hit countries include Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (4)....
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The Reasons Why Viruses Should Not Be Classified as Living Organisms
Did you know that the average virus is almost 100 times smaller than a human cell? Viruses do not grow and develop, they do not maintain homeostasis, and viruses do not respond to stimuli. Viruses are extremely small infectious organisms that can be considered nonliving in many people’s opinions. They are diseases that spre...
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A Research on the Connection Between Gut Microbiota and Healthy Digestion, Disease, and the Immune System
It is estimated that the digestive tract contains trillions of
bacteria. In recent years, research has shown that the gut microbiota is
connected to healthy digestion, disease, and the immune system. It has
become apparent that the bacteria in your gut is vital to the healthy
function of the human body and maintaining a hea...
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The Strike of the Ebola Virus
In the year 1976 the first case of the Ebola virus was recorded in Africa. After it went away people thought the virus was over until it came back in 1995 killing 9 out of 10 people who contracted it. After the second out brake off Ebola in Africa happened an international team traveled to Africa to study the disease and tr...
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The Question of Vaccine Safety and Hesitancy: An Outline
Vaccine Hesitancy: Our Argument Remember it is NOT our job to win. It is our job to get people to think. It is a FACT that vaccine reduces disease morbidity and mortality - Dont say this though But the pharmaceutical industry has created an atmosphere of blind acceptance to vaccinations and a willingness to “put to the p...
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Immunosenescence and Vaccination in Nursing Home Residents
Immunosenescence and Vaccination in Nursing Home Residents Immunosenescence is the scientific term for the aging of a human beings immune system. All aspects of the immune system are affected in some way by aging, but it is apparent that T cells are the most affected. The exact causes of immunosenescence are not known,...
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A History of the Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine by Edward Jenner
Edward Jenner (1749-1823), often referred to as the Father of Immunology, was an English physician most noted for the discovery of the smallpox vaccine, the world’s earliest vaccination. Born to a reverend, Jenner had an upbringing that emphasized the importance of education. At the tender age of 13, he was working as an ap...
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Proper Assessment and Intervention for Patients Experiencing Pain
Pain is a completely personal and unique sensation that nearly every person has experienced at some point in their lives. Pain can either be somatic, visceral, or neuropathic in nature; but no matter how it is presented or characterized, it is the role of the nurse to assess and manage the pain of every patient they encount...
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The Causes and Effects of the Zika Virus
According to The Lancet, the world’s leading independent medicine journal, about 500 million people are suffering from the Zika virus infection all over the world (Samarasekera). They estimate about 5 million more cases will be reported in the upcoming months of 2016. The infected people are not just from one country, but f...
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The Early Historic Records of the Battle with Small Pox
Small Pox: An Untold Battle The Early Colonial Era spans from 1690 to 1729, and in this time many things happened that would shape the way people lived and survived during these years. During the early colonial era, many events occurred. Such events caused pain, heartache, and a division amongst the residents in each of th...
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An Analysis of the Ebola
Ebola Ebola, an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, has made international headlines as it has reached its largest epidemic in history. According to the New York Times, over 13,000 people in Africa have contracted the Ebola virus this year and approximately 5,000 h...
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The Importance of Making the Decision to Get Vaccinated Against Many Diseases
In this paper I will show how important it is to make the decision to get vaccinated against many diseases. We all want to do what is best for our children. The importance of car seats, baby gates, bike helmets are all things that we do to protect our children from harm. One of the most important and best things we can do f...
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An Overview of Hansen's Disease or Leprosy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Hansen's disease, which is also known as leprosy, is a chronic
infectious disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium leprae. Before the
germ was discovered, the bible discussed leprosy and it was believed to be
a condition brought to those who were sinful. The leprosy discussed in the
bible is a completely different condi...
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A History of Influenza Viruses Plaguing the Society
Influenza pandemics are global outbreaks that result from new variations of the influenza virus emerging in global populations. In order for this to occur, the virus must be easily passed from person to person and cause serious illness to the human body. Major pandemic outbreaks have been recorded for over one hundred years...
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The Children of Detroit Still Suffers from the Long Term Effects of Lead
Between the years of 1992 and 2008, 169,000 Detroit Public School children were tested for lead in their blood. Of those 169,000 children, 44% had blood lead levels of 5micrograms or higher and 17% had levels of 10 micrograms or higher. (Lam) Contamination in the city has been going on for years and it believed to be the...
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The Stigma of Being an HIV Patient
The AIDS Epidemic: Deconstructing a Stigma Even with the array of medications now available to suppress viral replication, an HIV-positive diagnosis can still have immediate and life-altering symptoms. These symptoms aren’t attributed only to those with “full-blown AIDS.” They can’t be measured with a T-cell count. Nor can...
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A Discussion on the Controversial Topic of Measles Vaccinations in America
Measles Vaccinations: A Social Plague Measles vaccination, a highly controversial topic in America today, has put the concerns of the government and its people on an all time high. It is one that has pervaded quite quickly across the border— both literally and figuratively. Speaking as a vaccinated individual, it left me d...
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The Positive Impact of Arts on a Patient's Health and State of Mind
John Graham-Pole's theory was to help someone who had a disease or someone who was stressed out by introducing them to art. He felt that art could help increase their self -esteem and that it would help them forgetting about being sick for awhile. He began to test the theory on himself after he came home from work one day....
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A Bibliography of Articles on Contact Precautions Regarding Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Reconsidering contact precautions for MRSA and VRE. American Journal of Nursing, 115 (3): 14-15. This short but informative article from the American Journal of Nursing seeks to answer the following simple question: are gowns and gloves always needed to keep patients safe, particularly in cases of methicillin-resistant St...
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