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  • Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Disease

    Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Disease

    Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, depression in this age group

    Essay Length: 1,133 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: August 24, 2010
  • The Horrifying Details Of Mad Cow Disease

    The Horrifying Details Of Mad Cow Disease

    The Horrifying Details of Mad Cow Disease by your name Research Writing Teacher September 30, 2002 Last name ii The Horrifying Details of Mad Cow Disease Mad Cow Disease, scientifically referred to as (BSA) Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, is a disease that affects those humans who eat the meat from infected cows. I. Introduction II. Opening Story A. Introduction to story B. Where he is from C. Beginning point D. Effects C. Death III. How

    Essay Length: 2,853 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: September 1, 2010
  • Cjd Disease

    Cjd Disease

    CJD Disease The Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease is a rare brain disorder that is fatal. Reseachers find about one case of CJD disease per million each year.CJD can effect anyone, this disease effects both males and females of different ethnic groups usually between the ages of 50- .This disease causes progressive dementia and neuromuscular problems. Researchers still don't know for sure what agent causes the Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease, it is a topic that has been debated about. It

    Essay Length: 502 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: September 4, 2010
  • Alcoholism As A Disease

    Alcoholism As A Disease

    Many specialists today are in a debate on whether alcoholism is a disease or not. I looked up the word disease in the new American Webster dictionary. It stated that a disease is a condition ill health, or malady. Malady is defined as any disordered state or condition. Alcoholism causes illness and disorder. Someone who is an alcoholic has a dependency on the drug alcohol. If you are dependent on alcohol, you can acquire many

    Essay Length: 1,495 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: September 6, 2010
  • About Bipolars Disease

    About Bipolars Disease

    Bipolar Disease Description: What is unipolar illness? When the mood is just depressed. This is far more common than bipolar illness. What is bipolar disease? Bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness) are marked by periods of manic, greatly elated moods or excited states as well as by periods of depression. Although the manic-depressive psychosis may alternate from one of its phases to the other, one or the other phase is usually dominant for a while. Depression is

    Essay Length: 1,235 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: September 10, 2010
  • Alzheimers


    Marisa Obercon Psycology March 5th, 2005 Alzheimer's Disease; Memory Dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction. The clinical definition of dementia is "a deterioration in intellectual performance that involves, but is not limited to, a loss in at least 2 of the following areas: language, judgment, memory, visual or depth perception, or judgment interfering with daily activities" (Institute,1996, p.4) The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer's disease. Some symptoms may include memory

    Essay Length: 400 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: September 18, 2010
  • Grave'S Disease

    Grave'S Disease

    The disease was first noted in 1786 by Caleb Hillier Parry 15- 1822, physician from General Hospital, Bath, England. His account was published posthumously in 1825. However Graves' disease is named after the Irish physician who described several cases in London Medical Journal in 1835. Graves' disease is also known as Parry's disease. In Europe, the disease is known as Basedow's disease. It is the most common cause of thyrotoxicosis (the morbid condition due to

    Essay Length: 1,602 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: October 17, 2010
  • Alzheimers And The Effect On Family

    Alzheimers And The Effect On Family

    The hallmark Alzheimer's symptom is forgetfulness. Not the usual loss of keys in someone who has always lost his keys, or the forgetting a nephew's birthday, but true forgetfulness. According to the National Institute on Aging, there are seven danger symptoms of Alzheimer's. They are: Asking the same question over and over again. Repeating the same story, word for word, again and again, forgetting how to cook, or how to make repairs, or how to

    Essay Length: 1,499 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: October 19, 2010
  • Alzheimers


    Alzheimer's disease is described as a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person's memory and clarity to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate, and carry out daily life. (r.1) Alzheimer's is a disturbing disease affecting millions of elderly people. A person's risk for the disease is fifty-percent when they reach the age of eighty-five.(r.1) Scientists have been studying the disease for many years now in hope to find answers to a cure for this depressive

    Essay Length: 1,520 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: October 29, 2010
  • Von Willebrand'S Disease In Dogs

    Von Willebrand'S Disease In Dogs

    Abstract Von Willebrand's Disease is a genetic coagulation disorder that specifically affects the production of the von Willebrand Factor protein. This protein is a vital component for primary Hemostasis and the Coagulation process. Without von Willebrand Factor, or abnormal levels of it, production of other vital proteins will be impeded thus causing the whole process to fail or slow down. The canis domesticus species (dogs) is the animal model of focus for this report. Through

    Essay Length: 2,716 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: November 1, 2010
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std)

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std)

    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are one of the largest health problems in the United States, as well as all over the world. There are fifteen million newly diagnosed cases each year in the United States, one fourth of which occur in teenagers. By the age of twenty four one in three Americans will contract a STD, and at least one in four will within their lifetime. Approximately sixty five million Americans have an incurable STD

    Essay Length: 2,936 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: November 3, 2010
  • Disease Politics

    Disease Politics

    Disease Politics Jarrett Flierl Macroeconomics The video "Disease Politics" was about how much the government spends to fund lobbies for the research of diseases. Charity helps out a lot with the money collected to help fund these research lobbies but the money collected only reaches low million dollar marks. The government, however; gives out billions of dollars a year to research lobbies. The National Institute of Health decides how much money the government spends and

    Essay Length: 652 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 5, 2010
  • Moderate Drinking And Reduced Risk Of Heart Disease

    Moderate Drinking And Reduced Risk Of Heart Disease

    Alcohol use has been widely studied and documented, as I have found in my research. One article in particular, "Moderate Drinking and Reduced Risk of Heart Disease" by Arthur L. Klatsky, appears to be a good source that I will be able to use in my final research paper. This article will be a good source for two main reasons: first, Klatsky's article adds to my knowledge of my research topic, and second, Klatsky provides

    Essay Length: 355 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 6, 2010
  • Crohn's Disease

    Crohn's Disease

    Crohn's disease is named after Burrill B. Crohn, the physician who described the disease in a paper written in 1972. Crohn's disease can also be referred to as Morbus Crohn's, Granulomatous Enteritis, Regional Enteritis, or Terminal Ileitis. Attacks of Crohn's disease may affect patients in their teens or early twenties, and tend to recur throughout the individual's life. The History of Crohn's Disease Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease of an undetermined cause

    Essay Length: 2,853 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2010
  • Is Addiction A Disease

    Is Addiction A Disease

    Is addiction a disease? This question has long been debated and not just among the medical community. It seems if you ask this question to any random people you can find varying opinions on the issue. Stanley Peele's wrote an article which argues that addiction is not a disease and the growing influence of addiction as a disease will create problems within our society. Stanley presents several arguments for his points, however these are not

    Essay Length: 855 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2010
  • Maple Syrup Urine Disease

    Maple Syrup Urine Disease

    Condition: Maple Syrup Urine Disease Maple Syrup Urine Disease is a genetic disorder caused by mutation in the DBT, DLD, BCKDHB, and BCKDHA genes, which codes for Branched Chain Keto Acid Dehydrogenase (BCKD). Normally, BCKD would process the keto acid derivatives for leucine, isoleucine, and valine and continue them on their respective metabolic pathways. As a result of these breaks in the metabolic pathway, the patient may suffer from mental retardation, lethargy, poor feeding

    Essay Length: 5,032 Words / 21 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2010
  • Acute Disease

    Acute Disease

    Chronic Disease Paper In late fall 1991, my family gathered for Thanksgiving at my grandparent's house as always. There was nothing special or memorable about that Thanksgiving except for the innocuous mention from my grandmother that she had a dull pain in her leg that seemed to be getting worse. While everyone simply brushed off the comments as a slow sign of aging, her comments were much more than that as this would be the

    Essay Length: 1,367 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2010
  • Does The Lack Of Education In Africa Cause Disease And Poverty?

    Does The Lack Of Education In Africa Cause Disease And Poverty?

    Most Americans are conscious of the privation and misery that exist in third world countries all around the globe. Each day millions of people in destitute counties are left starving and weakened from illnesses. Several African countries such as, Sudan, Tanzania, and Ethiopia are quintessential third world countries; they are some of the most deprived countries in the world. In these nations, warfare and government may set the foundation of poverty and disease, but several

    Essay Length: 2,991 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2010
  • Heart Disease Cause And Prevention

    Heart Disease Cause And Prevention

    Jon Yates 3/12/07 Health Cause and Prevention of Heart disease Heart disease is very serious issue that can affect many Americans everyday. In the United States, more than 60 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. About 2600 people die everyday of cardiovascular disease. Cancer, the second largest killer, accounts for only half as many deaths. Cardiovascular disease can take many forms, including high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, stroke, or

    Essay Length: 319 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2010
  • Mad Cow Disease

    Mad Cow Disease

    Mad Cow Disease Paper Mad Cow Disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a fatal brain disorder disease of cattle that affect the central nervous system and causes staggering and agitation. Some unknown transmissible agent causes mad Cow Disease. Currently, the most accepted theory is that the agent is a modified form of a normal cell surface component known as prion protein. In BSE, the unknown agent causes the cow's brain cells to die,

    Essay Length: 1,465 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2010
  • Disease Management

    Disease Management

    Semester 1, Assessment Item 1 - Case Study Disease Management and Control: Case Study: Victor Stanley Lecturer: Sandra Walker Student Name: Julie McDouall Student Number: S0091732 Due Date: 8 May 2007 Student Declaration: "I Julie McDouall certify that this assignment is my own work, based on my personal study and / or research, and that I have acknowledged all material and sources used in the preparation of this assignment whether they be books, articles, reports,

    Essay Length: 4,127 Words / 17 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2010
  • Alzheimers


    Alzheimer's Alzheimer's is a Dementia, which is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. The most well known form of dementia in older people is Alzheimer's disease, which involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Alzheimer's is one of the deadliest diseases because there is still no cure for this disease and scientists still are yet to find out what causes it. What scientists

    Essay Length: 1,289 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2010
  • Parkinsons Disease

    Parkinsons Disease

    Parkinson's disease can be classified as a degenerative neurological disease. It is caused by an abnormality of the nervous system. Doctors often classify it as a chronic, progressive neurological disease. They say this because it lasts a long time and it gradually gets worse. It has no particular cause, nor is it treated effectively. This disease affects 1 in 1,000 people of the general population. There are several signs and symptoms of this disease that

    Essay Length: 1,267 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 28, 2010
  • Alzheimers


    Alzheimer's Disease is very mentally debilitating disease. It was discover in 1906, by Alois Alzheimer, a German Physician. He had a patient that was in her fifties and who seemed to be suffering from a mental illness. When she died in 1906, the autopsy revealed dense deposits, which are now called neurotic plaques. They were outside and around the nerve cells in her brain. In the cells were neurofibrillay tangles or twisted strands of fiber.

    Essay Length: 1,657 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2010
  • Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease (also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's motor skills and speech. Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. It is characterized by muscle rigidity, tremor, a slowing of physical movement (bradykinesia) and, in extreme cases, a loss of physical movement (akinesia). The primary symptoms are the results of decreased stimulation of the motor cortex by

    Essay Length: 646 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2010

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