Disease

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  • Fairway's Disease

    This is known as a genetic disease that usually occurs in 1 out of 10000. This disease is known to affect the growing ends of bones. This disease will prevent ossification which is a process in which bones elongate because of the deposition of cartilage. This disease is also known by the name Fairbank’s disease. Introduction During the whole course of the report we will see all the major causes of Fairbanks disease. We will explore how the disease actually works in the body and look into all its symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and all sorts of other facts about the disease. Cause of MED Most cases in this disease will be caused by a mutation in the specific genes. Genes usually work an important role in providing instructions in the making proteins which play a critical role in a lot functions within the body like strengthening the bones. Usually when the mutation…

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  • Leptospirosis: A Zoonotic Disease

    Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, caused by the bacteria genus Leptospira, that can cause a variety of symptoms and which, untreated, may lead to meningitis, kidney damage, or even death (“Leptospirosis”). Leptospires, bacteria of the genus Leptospira, appear as tightly coiled spirals and achieve optimal growth at 28-30°C, thriving in warm and humid regions. However, because most tropical, humid countries are also developing counties, chances of exposure are greater in those areas (Levett).…

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  • Eugenics And Alzheimer's Disease

    code to improve quality of life for all, specifically to have children born free of disease. “The emphasis is on the control of the genetic properties of future offspring.”(Epstein) What if all those hereditary diseases that run in your family could be a significantly lower concern for your children? Henry Kermes, affectionately referred to as “Hank” by his wife and friends, “Pop Pop” by his grandchildren, was in his seventies when he passed, embittered…

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  • Coral Diseases

    Over the past decade the accounts of various coral diseases have been on the rise which had lead to the decimation of keystone species of corals throughout mainly the world’s tropical oceans. Since the mid-1990s, 18 coral diseases affecting at least 150 scleractinian, gorgonian, and hydrozoan zooxanthellate species have been described in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific (Sutherland et al. 2004). Most of these diseases have been caused by bacterial, fungal, and protist type pathogens as well the…

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  • Infectious Diseases

    Introduction Do infectious diseases pose a big global health threat? Infectious diseases have been around for centuries and each year we discover new outbreaks around the world. One of our primary goals in global health is to prevent the spread of disease by adopting new technologies and providing primary prevention health education to ensure people live a prolonged life. Communicable diseases such as foodborne diseases do not only spread within a country, but can also easily transcend borders…

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  • Legionaries Disease Case Study

    sources that contain materials on the impact of Legionaries’ Disease to public health and its association with the role of a Public Health Inspector/Environmental Health Officer. Legionaries’ Disease is caused by roughly 35 Legionella bacteria species, with symptoms of severe pneumonia and psychological changes. (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 2015) With an increase of the elderly population in North America and the use of statistical data, the predicted trend of…

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  • Lyme Disease: A Microorganism Cause Disease

    A pathogen is simply a microorganism that causes disease. Lyme Disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is carried by ticks, and “as a result of a complicated sequence of events, people have become frequent accidental hosts for ticks and the disease agents they carry”. This connection is present because of the interaction between plant and animal species, or furthermore, the ecology of ecosystems, where both ticks and humans are present [Source: Ostfeld]. Symptoms of being…

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  • Diseases In The 19th Century Essay

    In the early 19th century the United States was fighting the battle of infectious diseases. Infectious diseases were the leading cause of death during this time period killing well beyond five hundred thousand people. Single organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi cause these diseases. During this time period many people migrated to American cities. The migrations cause certain areas in the states to become over populated and unsanitary. Many people who migrated to America were low class…

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  • Causes Of Tay-Sachs Disease

    Aims/Objectives of Investigation I am intrigued by the process of clinical investigation and the development of medical care in disorders that currently immedicable and incurable. My prime aim for this project is to examine and investigate the current state of medical research regarding treatment, therapies and understand the leading solutions in the aim to cure Tay-Sachs disease. This includes exploring the achievements attained and challenges facing the medical researchers and clinical…

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  • Why Is Obesity Considered A Disease

    tend to believe that obesity is considered as a disease due to the statistical fact that America has been recently recorded as the second most obese country in the world. When it comes to the topic of obesity, most of us will readily agree that there is a large percentage of the country that is overweight and/or obese. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of if obesity is considered as a medical illness, in other words, a disease. Whereas some are convinced that obesity…

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