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    It must also be recalled that the founders of WHO, was activated for the benefit of its member state. Thus, the emphasis on prevention and direct control is not unexpected. At the same time, by 20th century the rising of germ theory and modern bacteriology were also affecting the institution in two ways (Scott 2015: 34). First, infectious disease outbreaks posed a direct threat to social contact between citizens and the government (Scott 2015: 34). If the government allowed the disease to rage…

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    Robert S. Desowitz tells the story of two well-known diseases that affect many rural villagers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America of his novel The Malaria Capers. The first section of the book deals with Kala azar, which is transmitted by a fly. Desowitz begins the novel by introducing a tragic story in India of a distressed mother with a sick child. She traveled miles from her small village to a clinic, where her daughter was diagnosed with Kala azar or Visceral Leishmaniasis. The child is…

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    Infectious Ideas: U.S. Political Responses to the AIDS Crisis. By Jennifer Brier. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. 289 pp. $39.95) In Infectious Ideas, Jennifer Brier effectively argues that the AIDS epidemic had a deep effect on the American political landscape. Viewing modern history from the perspective of the AIDS crisis, she provides new understandings of the complex political and social trends of the 1980s era. She sets the tone for the book in her first paragraph…

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    Stigmatization of major illnesses and diseases in today’s society provides barriers for individuals and their overall health and health literacy. Stigmatization leads to many complications with people living with certain disabilities in the workforce and provides limitations with social life. In regards to health care, it is important to study stigmas in order to diminish certain ones that exist in our society. Overcoming stigmas in the health field can help to increase preventative measures and…

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    The development of new drug discovery technologies like high throughput screening, combinatorial chemistry, etc. has led to the discovery of a large number drugs that are poorly water soluble.(1,2) Approximately 40% of the NCEs are poorly water soluble and has poor bioavailability.(3) The successful clinical use of these molecules requires the application of solubility enhancement based formulation approaches. Among the various solubility enhancement technique like use of cosolvents,…

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    Fear, Ignorance & Myths=Epidemic Proportions A deadly disease spread faster than the science to treat and explain it, but years would go by before the American people would demand to know why, thereby creating a perfect storm. Fear and ignorance such as the idea that HIV was a gay person’s disease and contracting it was God’s punishment would fuel the power vacuum that allowed HIV rates to rise to epidemic proportions. Ultimately, because the American public believed this myth, these factors…

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    Haiti Chapter Summary

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    American soldiers were sent to reinstate the country’s democratically elected government, and to strip away power from the military junta that had deposed it and ruled for 3 years (pg.3). Politics can affect the health of Haiti. In chapter 1, the hospital refused to treat sick prisoners. Nine soldiers are clearly not even to try to govern 150,000 people in Haiti. The health of the people will not improve with so little of help. The farmer felt that there was no point to apply principles of…

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    Black legged ticks are small and their bites are often painless. Although painless, an infected tick can transmit bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilium to humans and go undetected for days or even weeks. Symptoms can manifest in a variety of ways with the most common being fever, headache, muscle pain, malaise, chills, nausea, abdominal pain, cough, and confusion (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2016) . Due to the generalized symptoms, treatment is often delayed until more serious…

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    There are many different diseases in the world. Some of which most people do not even have knowledge about. In the world, there are thousands of diseases. Many can be treated and many cannot be treated. Most people come in contact with diseases throughout their lifetime. One common disease is Pertussis. Pertussis can also be known as tussis convulsive, or more commonly as whooping cough. The prefix per- means thoroughly/extreme, and the suffix –tussis means cough (merriamwebster) This disease…

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    Eassy On Ringworm

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    Intro Many years ago, when the discovery of Ringworms came to be, an abundant number of doctors believed it was due to worms called hence. According to David Gruby around 1843, he described a fungus that causes a certain ringworm. Ringworms were extremely common among poor people during the 1800s they thought it was caused by bad hygiene. Now it has been proven that it is not actually caused by a worm the proper medical term is Tinea which is a fungus. (Homei A, 2013) Ringworm is classified by…

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