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  • Elephantiasis
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    I did my report on filariasis, which is more commonly known as elephantiasis. Elephantiasis is the late phase of filariasis. Filariasis is a tropical mosquito born parasitic disease causing obstruction of the lymph vessels. In some people the presence of the worm causes a tissue reaction that causes the lymph flow to be blocked. This blockage produces lymph edema which is a swelling and can eventually lead to a tremendous enlargement of an extremity or organ. When elephantiasis follows repeated ...
  • Damien The Priest Of Molokai
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    Summary on Father Damien of Molokai's LifeWho was Father Damien? " Father Damien was formally known as Joseph de Veuster " He was born on January 3rd 1840 " Damien was born to a farming couple on Treme loo Belgium". He attended college at Brine-le-Comte". He entered the congregation of the sacred Hearts of Jesus". He Became a Pic pus Brother on October the 7th 1860". Damien followed his brothers dream, now his as well and went into a mission aboard" On the 19th of march 1864, he landed at Honolu...
  • Average Age Of Onset Of Parkinson's Disease
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    Parkinson's Disease The world has many diseases and illnesses but we do not realize the destructiveness of these complications because there are cures for them. There are only a few diseases today that no cures exists for such as Cancer and HIV but the one we tend to overlook is Parkinson's. This is a disease that affects many people in the United States today and has for many years. Parkinson's will continue to be a disease of mystery because the causes and cures have yet to be discovered. I ha...
  • Juvenile Worms The Infected Persons
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    Lymphatic Filariasis is the worm that causes the strange disease Elephantiasis. It is only found in tropical regions so people living in the northern United States do not have to fear of contracting the disease. The Filariasis worm can be up to 100 cm long and once they are inside of your body the female worms lay live young so there is heavy infestation within your body. One thing you might be wondering is what the lymphatic system is and the lymphatic system is a string of very tiny veins that...
  • Your Parents Consent For A Tattoo
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    Tattoos are becoming a popular phenomenon that is seen everywhere. Todays youth are getting permanent tattoos to be cool and trendy, but are not considering the long-term effects. Teenagers should be aware of all that body modification may include, it is not just a pretty picture. Adolescences must consider the dangers and conscientious result of attaining diseases, being underage, and having a permanent mark on their body. The unsanitary conditions of getting a tattoo tend to go unnoticed by te...
  • Serious Injury Disease Due To Body
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    Introduction In this report, I will be investigating the high risk and high cost of serious body stressing incidents in the Australian workforce. I will be researching to find what industry and occupation is most at risk, what age group and gender is most likely to be affected by body stressing, and the costs and consequences of body stressing in Australia. Body stressing by jurisdiction will also be included so that we can come to our own conclusion not just on a national scale. Body stressing ...
  • Far Chlamydia Trachoma
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    Chlamydia (STD) far Chlamydia trachoma is a sexually transmitted disease that is transmitted by direct contact through oral, vaginal and anal intercourse and is also transmitted to newborns through vaginal birth by an infected mother. This disease is not passed on by indirect contact, such as a toilet seat. far Chlamydia trachoma is biologically active in vaginal and penile secretions and fluids. far The usual reservoir for C. trachoma is the mucous membranes of the body found in the genital reg...
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Disease
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    TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE Traditional Chinese medicine has a history of thousands of years. Its use spread throughout the Han society, with different treatment systems developed for the noble, peasant, worker and merchant classes. Chinese medicine,' often called 'Oriental medicine' or 'traditional Chinese medicine (TCM),' encompasses a vast array of folk medical practices based on mysticism. in traditional Chinese medicine is that disease is due to an internal imbalance of Yin and Yang; there...
  • Inflammation Of Rheumatoid Disease
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    Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that sa uses chronic inflammation of the joints. Rhematiod arthritis can also cause inflammation of the tissue around the joints, as well as other organs in the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses which occur when the body tissues are mistakenly attacked by its own immune system. The immune system is a complex organization of cells and antibodies designed normally to "seek and destroy" invaders of the body, particularly infections. Patients with ...
  • Hormones Of The Posterior Pituitary Gland
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    Diabetes Insipidus, rare disease caused by deficiency of vasopressin, one of the hormones of the posterior pituitary gland, which controls the amount of urine secreted by the kidneys. The symptoms of diabetes insipidus are marked thirst and the excretion of large quantities of urine, as much as 4 to 10 liters a day. This urine has a low specific gravity and contains no excess sugar. In many cases, injection or nasal inhalation of vasopressin controls the symptoms of the disease. Pituitary Gland,...
  • Thyroid Gland And Radio Iodine Treatments
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    Summery According to the American Thyroid Association, millions of Americans (especially women) suffer from a thyroid disorder, and many of them dont even know it. In fact, thyroid disorders occur much more often than even many doctors realize. The butterfly-shaped thyroid is in the neck, its two wings wrapped around the windpipe just below the Adams apple. This vitally important gland normally weighs less than an ounce, but it can have an enormous impact on your health. Think of it as your body...
  • Humor With Herbal Remedies
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    Medicine during the medieval era was multifaceted, relying on the skills of several classes of practitioners. The ill and aged were treated by university trained physicians, monks or folk healers, depending on the patients economic status. Though medical practices and procedures in the middle ages are generally considered obsolete and relying on herbal remedies, prayer, spells, and incantations, there were also surgeries performed and cure perfected that are similar to modern day procedures. The...
  • Possibilities Of Different Diseases
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    Carmen Hawkins Eng. Comp 1010 September 26, 2003 Essay #1 One Can Enjoy Life with an Atrocious Disease Finding out you have a potentially life-threatening illness can be the worst news you ever receive, but it doesn't have to be. You can still enjoy your life to the fullest as long as you can maintain a positive attitude. Presently, I can say that while living with a horrible disease I am enjoying life for what it's worth and then some. I have been fortunate enough to become the mother of three ...
  • Down Syndrome Disease
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    Down Syndrome Down Syndrome: Health Issue (web) The first article that I chose was about Down syndrome and how it affects our body. The article started off with the telling of how the Down syndrome is caused by the chromosome 21. Down Syndrome can be very deadly and cause many drastic effects on a person who may have the Down syndrome disease. Physical features of a child may be changed and also mental retardation is often found in the child with the disease. How to Treat People with Down syndro...
  • Spread Of The Disease
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    Communicable Diseases Disease 1: Hepatitis C Question 1 1. What are the symptoms? Symptoms for short term Hepatitis C may include mild cold symptoms, and fatigue. Long-term symptoms include: anorexia, nausea and jaundice. 2. How long does it last? 50% of people who are HCV positive overcome it in a few months. 10% to 15% may develop chronic liver disease over 10 - 20 years. 3. How is it treated? There is no cure for Hepatitis C but there are ways to alleviate the symptoms. They include: The drug...

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