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  • Known As Lou Gehrig Disease
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    Medical history has been filled with an array of diseases and illnesses, ranging from the common cold to deadly killers. Some are easily treatable and others can be terminal, but some of the worst are those that still remain without a cure; one such disease is lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a degenerative disease affecting the human nervous system. It is a deadly disease that cripples and kills its victims due to a breakdown in the body's motor neurons. Motor neuron...
  • Spread Of Infectious Disease Some Pathogens
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    Human Disease I INTRODUCTION Human Disease, in medicine, any harmful change that interferes with the normal appearance, structure, or function of the body or any of its parts. Since time immemorial, disease has played a role in the history of societies. It has affected-and been affected by-economic conditions, wars, and natural disasters. Indeed, the impact of disease can be far greater than better-known calamities. An epidemic of influenza that swept the globe in 1918 killed between 20 million ...
  • Person With Alzheimer's Disease
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    "Alzheimer's Disease" Alzheimer's is a disease of the brain that causes a steady decline in memory. This results in dementia, which is loss of intellectual functions severe enough to interfere with everyday life. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting ten percent of people over 65 years old, and nearly 50 percent of those age 85 or older. My grandmother was diagnosed with "probable" Alzheimer's disease over two years ago. After finding this out, I wanted to know more...
  • Causes Emphysema
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    Emphysema is one of several diseases usually labeled collectively as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It's the most common cause of death from respiratory disease in the United States; approximately 2 million Americans are afflicted with the disease. Emphysema (COPD) appears to be more prevalent in men than women. Postmortem findings reveal few adult lungs without some degree of emphysema. Causes Emphysema (COPD) may be caused by a genetic deficiency of alpha 1 -anti trypsin (AAN) a...
  • Cultural Understanding Of A Disease
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    In the last few weeks of class we have looked at several different cases of disease outbreaks throughout the world, and how different cultures have diverse understandings of these outbreaks. Of the sicknesses we have studied, I feel that the HIV and Syphilis outbreaks stand apart from the others because of their massive infections in many different cultures and parts of the world, and also due to the fact that the diseases cannot be cured, along with the unfortunately high rate of death among it...
  • Cjd Disease The Creutzfeld Jakob Disease
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    CJD Disease The Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease is a rare brain disorder that is fatal. Researchers 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 50-75. 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 was first thought t...
  • Emerging Infectious Disease
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    Name: Terre an Robinson ID#: 28990809 Course: Microbiology Describe the major emerging and reemerging pathogens and disease (since 1980) and the consequence of these for healthcare system. (Include epi. &mechanism for origin of diseases) There are several emerging and reemerging diseases since the 1980. Emerging infectious disease results from newly identified and previously unknown infections, which cause public health problems locally and internationally. An emerging disease can be cause by a ...
  • Cause Diseases In Animals
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    Diseases of Animals, are disorders that influence an animal's health and ability to function. Animal diseases are a great concern to humans for several reasons. They can reduce the productivity of animals used to produce food, such as hens and dairy cows. Animals that are raised for food, such as pigs and beef cattle, that become ill may affect the economy of many industries. Some animal diseases can be transmitted to humans, and control of these types of diseases, known as zoonoses, is vital to...
  • Large Cause Of Disease In Plants
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    The nature of DISEASE CAUSING ORGANISMS and the mechanisms employed by man to combat these organisms. What is disease? A disease is a disturbance in the normal structure or function of an organism, group of organisms or the entire body. Diseases affect different organisms in different ways, they may be temporary, they may be chronic, or they may be terminal. They may even be localized or widespread through an entire body. Many diseases have been eradicated, but, some have no cure. Humans and oth...
  • Huntington's Disease Collaborative Research Group
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    Huntington's Disease Huntington's Disease is a rare hereditary disorder. It is characterized by irregular movements of the body, slurred speech, and the deterioration of mental functioning. Symptoms of the individual include alternating periods of excitement and depression. It is caused by a buildup of neurotransmitter fluids, which can cause schizophrenia. The first symptoms of the disease usually appear between the ages of 35 and 45, but much earlier and later occurrences are also known. Since...
  • Sweat Test
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    Cystic fibrosis, CF, is a genetic disease of the exocrine glands (Cystic Fibrosis) that affects approximately thirty thousand children and adults in the United States (Facts About CF). The median survival is twenty five years in females and thirty years in males (Cystic Fibrosis) Some symptoms of CF include a distended abdomen, diarrhea, foul-smelling stools, malnutrition even though a healthy diet is instituted, nasal polyps, sinus disease, repeated respiratory disease, infertility, liver disea...
  • Crohn's Disease Causes Inflammation
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    Crohn's DiseaseCrohn's disease is a debilitating disease that can affect your entire life and lifestyle if you allow it to. It affects someone that is very dear to me, my best friend's mother, Stephanie. I see her live through this day in and day out, and it has raised many questions in my mind. Questions like how you get it, why you get it, and what you really go through when you have it. It is something I have little knowledge of, and by learning more information on it, I feel as if I can poss...
  • Most Prominent Infectious Diseases In Developing Countries
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    Illness and death from infectious diseases are particularly tragic because they are preventable and treatable. Not surprisingly, the poorest and most vulnerable are the most severely affected by infectious disease. Infectious diseases are a major cause of death, disability and social and economic turmoil for millions around the world. Poverty stricken countries lack access to health care. Reports show that in nations with the lowest economic status the causes of death are primarily infectious an...
  • Treatments For Lyme Disease
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    Although most people don't realize it, one of the most weakening diseases of the world can often be found crawling around in the shrubs and tall grasses of a person's backyard. It does not mean that only dirty yards have this disease but it is found in every Americans backyard. The disease is called Lyme disease. Now I will be elaborating on the disease. Every disease has a causative agent. This agent is a harmful bacterium that causes the disease. The causative agent for this disease is the bac...
  • Causes Genital Lesions
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    Major points: 1. Syphilis is still rare compared with other sexually transmitted diseases. 2. Gonorrhea is not as popular as it used to be, but chlamydia on the other hand ist he most common sexually transmitted disease. 3. Genital herpes and genital warts have no cure. 4. Sex is the leading mode of transmission of the hepatitis B virus. 5. Aids is incurable, and unlike the others, it always kills. The bacterium that causes syphilis is treponema pallidum. This causes genital lesions called chanc...
  • Most Common Childhood Diseases
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    Measles, also rubeola, acute, highly contagious, fever-producing disease caused by a filterable virus, different from the virus that causes the less serious disease German measles, or rubella. Measles is characterized by small red dots appearing on the surface of the skin, irritation of the eyes (especially on exposure to light), coughing, and a runny nose. About 12 days after first exposure, the fever, sneezing, and runny nose appear. Coughing and swelling of the neck glands often follow. Four ...
  • Normal Joint Surface
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    Arthritis is caused by inflammation of the bodies joints. The most common feature is evidence of synovial joint inflammation. This can affect single or multiple areas such as the knee, and finger joints and hip joints. These joints are found at end of the joining bones enclosed by a capsule. The space inside between the capsule is filled with fluid. In arthritis the fluid becomes inflamed with cells and proteins from the immune system. This allows the two bone surfaces to move smoothly over each...
  • Cure For Alzheimer's Disease
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    Alzheimer's Disease is a disease of the brain characterized by confusion, loss of memory, and hallucinations. The disease affects an estimated 2.5 to 3 million people in the United States and is a leading cause of dementia among the elderly. It starts as the loss of memory, then becomes an inability to perform everyday functions. Alzheimer's disease usually starts after the age of sixty five. Early onset Alzheimer's disease is rare and very aggressive. It can affect people as young as the age of...
  • Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease
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    Most people dream of living a regular, normal everyday life and watching their children grow up and have families of their own, but for some people these dreams and all their memories from their past can be erased and lost in an ageless disease that affects more then four million Americans today. Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive disease that varies from person to person and robs its victims of their past and future. Alzheimer's Disease is known as the "Great Eraser' and turns everyday normal...
  • Risk Of Diseases Being
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    Many people have different views about cloning. Some believe it to be a good thing. I think cloning is one of the worst things to come into the millennium. Cloning is very dangerous to humans. Not only could it kill a human being, but it could effect a family or others around them. One of the things that makes me think cloning is a dangerous experiment is the effects it could have on the people. A women who is not able to have a child might have embers transplanted to her womb. Then one of them ...

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