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  • Risk Factors For Coronary Heart Disease

    Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the obstruction of blood vessels that supply the heart muscle, due to the deposition of lipid material [1]. The risk factors affecting the prevalence of CHD within Australians today are presented in Figure 1. Figure 1: The risk factors affecting the prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease in Australia (extracted from [2] and [3]) Modifiable Risk Factors Non-Modifiable Risk Factors Diet, containing saturated fat and salt Increasing age Hyperlipidemia Gender Excessive alcohol and tobacco use Family history Psychological stress Heredity According to Figure 2 (Page 2), the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) observed a 73% decrease in mortality caused by CHD, between 1968 and 2011 [4]. More specifically,…

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  • Interrelation Between Ptsd And Sexual Minorities

    Both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sexual minorities (alt. LGBT) are important issues to consider in light of modern social development and psychological consideration. With 3.6% of Americans openly identify as LGBT, some cities having up to as high as 6.2% and American youth projected to identify with LGBT or sexual minority labels more than prior generations (Alessi, Meyer, & Martin, 2013). In the light of recent international conflicts, increased attention has been payed to PTSD…

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  • Entrapment And Suicide Essay

    Specific populations and their risks of suicide The suicide prevalence rate for the general U.S. population in 2013 was 12.1 per 100,000 (CDC, 2013). However, as mentioned earlier, suicide prevalence rates vary from population to population. Among full-time college students aged 18-22, the suicide attempt prevalence rate is 0.9% (CDC, 2015). In 2012, the U.S. military 's suicide prevalence rate was 22.7 per 100,000 (Department of Defense, 2013). Finally, according to an international study,…

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  • Fee For Service Model Essay

    technological tools were about three times more in the US (Squires 2012). Another key point is the effects of changing demographic dynamics. Aging is a common concern discussed by many researchers. Since advancement in health care elevates the life expectancy, an increasing portion of aging population will lead to a higher health expenditure. Congressional Budget Office expects the elderly population to be more than half of the health spending by 2037 (2012). In addition to aging population, a…

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  • Bulimia Nervosa Case Study

    cases. According to studies done in the UK and Netherlands, the incidence rate of Bulimia Nervosa decreased from the second half of the 1990s until in 2000, when it remains stable in women aged 10-19 years. Studies done in Italy and Netherlands also show a decrease followed by a plateau of the incidence rate. However, there is not enough data about the incidence rate of EDNOS because its definition is heterogeneous and its definition criteria is relatively new. Another important concern that is…

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  • Social Inequalities In Health

    colonized NZ and settlers brought with them tobacco and introduced it as a means of manipulating and controlling the Maori people (Glover, 2005). As British settlers confiscated the land, the Maori people lost their primary source of income therefore causing them to turn calming effects such as smoking. Over time tobacco became a source of stress relief and thus a behavioural norm amongst Maoris’. This behavioural norm has endured through generations resulting in a high number of Maori smokers…

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  • Leptospirosis: A Zoonotic Disease

    constitutes the first phase of the illness, after which the infected individual will recover. However, after this reprise from symptoms, the individual may enter phase two of the sickness, also called Weil’s disease, characterized by jaundice, abdominal pain, rashes, red eyes, kidney failure, liver failure, or meningitis (“Signs and Symptoms”). In addition to these symptoms, leptospirosis in this stage may also cause haemorrhages, myocarditis with arrhythmias, and pulmonary haemorrhages with…

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  • Igcse Geography Case Study Jonesborough

    since its beginning. In 1833 approximately 500 people lived in Jonesborough. According to Jonesborough.org at that time, it had four physicians, two churches, and four schools (joneborough.org). Today it has 122 general practitioners and 21 physicians’ offices listed in the yellow pages located in Jonesborough. There are two nursing care facilities and one health department for Washington County, in which Jonesborough is part. Jonesborough does have a 911 system in place. However, there is no…

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  • Prevalence Of Homelessness

    The prevalence of homelessness in the United States has been the modern day plagues for the urban and rural communities. In the early part of the twenty-first century, there were only a sheer number alone, the problem of homeless has become a bigger issue now. Through analyzing the problem, it is need a multi-faceted solution approach, examining the government policies, mental health legislation and the public perception and attitudes toward homelessness. This paper will discuss the prevalence…

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  • HIV Prevalence

    Introduction The global population has experienced severe widespread of health-related issues over the years. Among the many pandemics that have hit the world at large is HIV/AIDS. The deadly virus has claimed many lives in the recent past. However, increased knowledge on how to combat the virus and ways to prevent infection by the virus has played a significant role in reducing HIV prevalence. This paper presents an array of HIV-related issues including the global statistics of HIV prevalence,…

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