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    Sickle cell anaemia describes a hereditary autosomal recessive disorder that affects a protein found in red blood cells (erythrocytes) called haemoglobin. Erythrocytes contain about 280 million haemoglobin molecules that are composed of globulin protein and a heme molecule that binds to iron. Haemoglobin allows respiration of oxygen and exchange of carbon dioxide in blood, essential for all body systems. This disorder, determined at contraception, results in 100% of blood cells becoming sickle…

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    the civilization disappeared. The thought that the Indus civilization disappearance was caused by flooding is a fascinating mystery that can be supported by the fact that something catastrophic must have happened and that mosquitoes were carrying malaria which was a deadly disease; even the counter argument can be challenged. First, there is evidence that something catastrophic must have happened. A website article states, “would have had catastrophic effects on agricultural activity/ making…

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    Sickle Cellular Adaptation

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    frequencies and the level of malaria prevalence support the malaria hypothesis at a global scale and further demonstrate why adaptation or natural selection alone cannot be the factor in explaining allele frequencies. According to Piel et. al. (2010), HbS, known as the sickle hemoglobin, is “a structural variant of normal adult hemoglobin” (p. 2). Piet et al.…

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    Plasmodium is a parasite with over 100 species, but only four directly affect humans(“Malaria Parasites”). This parasite affects the circulatory system, or cardiovascular system(Coolidge-Stolz 78). Even though it’s microscoping in size, it can cause a lot of damage. It has many things that structure it, and some are even in common with animals (“Structure of Plasmodium Merozoite”). The parasite gets into the body from mosquitoes and infects the bloodstream(“Plasmodium”). The plasmodium parasite…

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    Disparity In Global Health

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    Assignment 1 Introduction Global health is essential since it is the aim to formulate effective responses to the state of health in developing and developed countries (Khan, Derman, & Testa, 2014). Therefore, global health should consist of foreign aid that is directed to building structures and systems, which is more effective than providing money (Khan et al., 2014). Overall, there are four main reasons global health should be a main focus, which are the world requires it, majority of…

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    ideal for the diseases. The Europeans spread the diseases that were native to Europe and also brought over the enslaved Africans; the enslaved Africans brought over the diseases native to Africa. The enslaved Africans brought over yellow fever, malaria, and dengue (break-bone fever). These diseases thrived in the Caribbean and other places where the…

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    The goals of the Rockefeller Foundation and Soper had shifted – whereas the Rockefeller Foundation emphasized vaccination, Soper felt eradication was only possible with the elimination of the vector. Despite this difference, Soper’s efforts in Brazil were lasting and between 1930 and 1949, Brazil spent $26 million on yellow fever work (in addition to the prior $14 million spent by the RF over 28 years). Stepan is skeptical of the effectiveness of such large investments in the fight against a…

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    Sickle Cell Anemia Study

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    Blood disorders can affect one of the four components of blood: erythrocytes (red blood cells), leukocytes (white blood cells), platelets, or plasma. The blood is affected by sickle cell diseases causing an abnormality or mutation in the hemoglobin of red blood cells. The most common type of genetic blood disorders is sickle cell diseases with sickle cell anemia being the most dangerous (Addis, 2010). Sickle cell anemia is characterized into the group of sickle cell diseases. The phenotype…

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    Hepatitis A

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    SIKH CULTUREWhile caring for a patient in the hospital, one very important thing that a nurse needs to be is culturally competent. In caring for someone from the Sikh community the nurse must respect privacy, the fact that the patient may want to stay as covered up as possible, allowing ample time for prayer, trying to plan out the patient care around prayer times, avoid any unnecessary touching, respecting personal space, be knowledgeable of the Sikh’s five K’s as mentioned earlier in the…

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    Sickle Cell Anemia Effect

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    “heterozygotes for the sickle gene are relatively protected against the danger of dying of malaria, as now firmly established through a number of clinical field studies from different parts of Africa” (Luzzatto, 2012). This means that patients with the defective hemoglobin that causes Sickle Cell Anemia are protected from Malaria. There are two reasons why the sickle cells help protect against the malaria disease. One reason is since the sickle cells have a short life span, the parasites are…

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