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    health, we cannot overlook the issue of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). While mainly effecting populations in poverty, the diseases infect over a billion people globally in around 150 tropical and subtropical countries (WHO). As a result of prevalent health issues in more developed nations, NTDs are often overlooked and downgraded in the overall health importance scale. Neglected tropical diseases are often neglected due to their lack of relevance and breadth of infection. While highly prevalent in many underdeveloped portions of the world, they are largely unseen in more developed countries. This discrepancy pushes the diseases off our radar as we care for the most part about ourselves and the issues we may face…

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    Some people are born with abnormalities of their valves, may even be born with a murmur; those people are likely to need surveillance through their lives because those valves can deteriorate. Other people can acquire minor valve abnormalities, one instance would be due to endocarditis, and those people need ongoing surveillance during their lives. So those are givens, they should be following regular medical surveillance with their doctor and paying attention to their body. How do we address…

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    Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that can cause visual impairment and debilitating and disfiguring skin disease. It is the world’s second leading cause of blindness due to infection and the world’s fourth leading cause of preventable blindness. It is a parasitic disease, caused by a filarial worm, and is transmitted by repeated bites from infected blackflies. It is called river blindness because the infected blackflies breed in rapidly flowing streams;…

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    The diagnosis of NMDAR relies heavily on the detection of the NMDA-related autoantibodies (Ryan 159). The treatment of this disease can be frustrating since there is no established standard of care, being that NMDAR is still relatively new. There is also clashing data in the literature that makes one method of treatment difficult to spread to doctors (Mann). This actually creates a unique problem related to treatment which involves access to care, revealing broad difficulties with processing new…

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    As it states in Source A “ Even without a ban, it will be upper-class parents who can afford pricey genetic technologies. “ this evidence shows that if their was no limits to genetic engineering then the rich people would become even more elite because not only would they have money but they also would not be plagued with the common genetic disease that the rest of the population would have to deal with. Also in Source A it states “Sooner or later, as the most glaring genetic liabilities will…

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    There are other key reasons that also lead people to become unaccepting of death, one of which being advancements in modern medicine and science. As mentioned above, common illnesses and diseases such as pneumonia, that once proved to be fatal for many, no longer play a large risk due to modern medicine. People today are not as quick to die from illnesses as they once were, instead there are cures available, or at least treatments that can hold off death for a number of years. This results in…

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    viewed as mechanistic when it is viewed as working like a machine with different components or parts. The mechanistic body has no interaction with the world or environment surrounding it, therefore the mechanistic body is functioning independently. According to Marcum (2004), the human body is viewed as a material, mechanized objet that is reducible to a collection of physical parts. From this perspective, the patient’s body is “a machine composed of individual body parts, which can be fixed or…

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    the environment. Repudiate psychological, environment and social influences. And the three health languages are;  Diagnosis: this investigates any disease or illness through medical procedures by observation of signs and symptoms and this is notice by the client’s history and test. In order for the professional to get the result you will need to through…

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    In the late 1900s scientists were able to describe a rare congenital genetic disease called “1p36” for the first time. Later, in 2001, a girl named Sonia was born; two weeks after her birth, she had heart failure and her parents had to take her to the hospital due to low vital signs; that was the first time doctors noticed that there was something wrong with her. A couple of days later, they realized that not only her heart wasn’t functioning properly, but she had low muscle tone, and seizures.…

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    Euthanasia is one of the most common argument in our society. Euthanasia, the act to end one’s life painlessly who is suffering from incurable or painful disease. However, Euthanasia is illegal in many countries because many people refer it as assisted suicide. Euthanasia can be referred as painless and happy death without going through suffering. According to Wikipedia, Euthanasia was first used in medical context by Francis Bacon. Nevertheless, I supported Euthanasia because every patient has…

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