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Running head: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE - CHLAMYDIA 1Communicable Disease - ChlamydiaTeresa BakerHCS/457University of PhoenixJune 30, 2014Jeffrey RhoadesChlamydiaA communicable disease is an infectious disease that be transferred from an infected person to another. Communicable disease can spread very easy and quickly, they can even be simple such as a common cold or be very serious and led to death such as HIV/AIDS virus. Spreading awareness and educational information about communicable diseases is the largest way to prevent many of the communicable disease that are active today among the communities.The Disease and Efforts to Control ItChlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted disease...
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The World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples states that “Indigenous individuals have an equal right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. States shall take the necessary steps with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of this right”, thus affirming the basic human right to life and health that is guaranteed under international human rights law. It also goes on to state, “Indigenous peoples have the right to promote, develop and maintain...
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In today's crowded world, there has been a growing threat of airborne pathogens. These communicable diseases easily spread from one person to another. Many countries have already established systems in which they take action towards preventing the further spreading and isolating of the disease. One country that has not constructed a specific system on how they contain communicable diseases is America. In order to approximate what America's actions would be, people must first view countries similar to America and their approaches on how they contain communicable diseases, such as Toronto and SARS. One disease that people and governments are starting to focus more on is...
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“Health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries, may be influenced by circumstances or experiences in other countries, and are best addressed by cooperative actions and solutions”(Skolnik p.7) is best defined as global health by the Institute of Medicine. With its primary focus on low and middle-income countries, challenges of international public health continue to change and grow depending on the interest of the membership. In order to participate in cooperative actions and have successful solutions, one must understand the progress made so far, the challenges that remain, and what must be done to address them most effectively. With the adoption of the Millennium...
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Everyone has experienced the late night movie marathon, the extensive studying prior to final exams, and the staying up all night letting the mind wander. These one night, every once in a while habits can become routine if not monitored by the individual. Sleep is essential to one’s overall well-being and the consequences to not receiving adequate sleep is extensive. These occasional habits occur more often than one would believe. Studies from HealthyPeople.gov and CDC.gov have shown a significant increase in negative sleep habits resulting in injury. In a study directed by healthypeople.gov, nearly 25 percent of all U.S. adults reported to have insufficient sleep patterns approximately 15...
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Vaccinations should be mandatory for all children within the State of California as this will reduce the death rate associated with preventable communicably infectious diseases. Routine vaccinations during early developments have been historical proven to reduce the onset and spread of potentially infectious microbial agents. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, “Vaccines have reduced some preventable infectious diseases to an all-time low, and now few people experience the devastating effects of measles, pertussis, and other illnesses (Prevention).
Representatives, I’m sure that some of you in here, right now, agree that our further relies heavily...
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The two most striking take-home messages from this paper are: common mental disorders should be looked at on par with other diseases associated with poverty (like tuberculosis); treatment and prevention of mental diseases should involve confronting poverty and economic development, apart from the medical interventions. The rest of the paper provides a discussion of the evidence backing these points and the ways in which they can be implemented. These conclusions and the reasons why they are remarkable are discussed in this critique.
This is a review of 11 community studies on the association between poverty and common mental disorders in six low- and middle-income countries published in...
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I believe disease was a key factor if not the primary factor in the depopulation of Native Americans in the Americas. Throughout time, there has always been inequality during the evolution of humanity. Over the course of evolution, different cultures as well as races have progressed more rapidly and at a stronger rate than others have. The depopulation of Native Americans happened because Europeans had better and more efficient supplies as well as immunities to the diseases that they brought over with them.
While the Europeans were traveling to the New World, they often brought domesticated animals with them for sources of food and livestock. When animals and humans are living in close...
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Principles and Components of Primary Health Care
According to World Health Organization (1978), primary health care is defined as a universally accessible health care that is socially acceptable, affordable and requires individuals to be more self-reliant with their health care needs. Primary health care has many goals, but the most important is introducing the importance of self-reliance to individuals. The main objective of primary health care is to provide better health for all. In order to accomplish this goal, the world health organization stated five key goals. “The five key goals are: firstly, to reduce exclusion and social health disparities, that is the universal coverage reforms....
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The HPV Vaccination Should Be The Parent's Decision"Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a vaccine that targets certain sexually transmitted strains of human papillomavirus associated with the development of cervical cancer and genital warts. Two HPV vaccines are currently on the market: Gardasil and Cervarix" (wikipedia 2007). The HPV vaccines are recommended for girls ages 11-26, who have never been sexually active. The HPV vaccine does not treat cervical cancer, it may prevent cancer. Some states are considering making the HPV vaccination a requirement for girls, before they can attend school. Although, the HPV vaccination has the potential to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts,...
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Cancer, AIDS, Ebola "" when mentioned, one can only shiver in fear about what it must be like to be infected with one of these terrible diseases. However, when the disease smallpox is mentioned in today's society, many think nothing of it. Lack of education about smallpox has made some humans unaware of its existence. For others, they could care less about this recently "eradicated" disease. But, for those who lived during major outbreaks of smallpox, it was a very serious issue that everyone knew about and paid much attention to. After all, it was not known as "one of humankind's greatest scourges since time immemorial"(The Triumph over) for no reason at all."The term small pockes (pocke...
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Euthanasia With Consent From the Affected Individual With an Incurable Disease Euthanasia to many people is considered murder, I, on the other hand, believe that it is a deathly sick person's own decision to continue living life or not. When so many people are enduring prolonged deaths as a consequence of chronic, progressive diseases which contribute to needless suffering, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, it makes life worse for both the dying person and loved ones of that person. If an extremely ill person makes the decision that they want to end their life then they should not be forced to continue dying and suffering. A family has the option to "unplug" a family member...
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Individual and Society
Medicine Since 1715
Medicine has been a great advancement in society. Without the advancement in medicine, we would not have the lifestyle that we do today. Many different nations and individuals within those nations have contributed to this progression. Medicine has greatly increased the life- span of humans.
We are where we stand today because of the many great people we have had in our history who contributed to and performed medical advances. The tests and theories of these people have been a major contributing factor. William Cullen said, "Every one nowadays pretends to neglect theory, and to stick to observation. But the first is in talk only, for every...
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EFFECTS OF WATCHING TOO MUCH TVDiscoveries and invention of devices are always welcome till we, humans, find a way to abuse its benefits and be adversely affected by it. This was the case when Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-ray and within five years, the British Army was using a mobile x-ray unit to locate bullets and shrapnel in wounded soldiers in the Sudan. TV was also invented with positive thoughts in mind - there would be no national borders, education and communication would be worldwide, etc. However, we are now trying to overcome its physiological and psychological adverse effects on human beings.One of the physiological effects of watching TV in excessive amounts is eye-strain. It...
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The Real Vampire"The Real Vampire" by Paul Barber brilliantly illustrates the fear that 18th century Europeans related to vampires. In every religion, we talk about the soul and passing onto another existence because death will always be a great mystery. While the modern-age vampire has become glorified through the works of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Universal's Bela Lugosi's portrayal on the big screen, or Stephanie Meyer's worldwide phenomenon The Twilight Saga, there is always a history as to where the tale came from. Barber goes onto describe what a typical Slavic vampire would look like and he's not the graceful squire that we associate vampires with. Rather, he would look like a...
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Funding of sickle cell diseases because of Race.
“In the United States, it's estimated that sickle cell anemia affects 70,000–100,000 people, mainly African Americans” (NHLBI, NIH, Who is at risk for sickle cell anemia). SCD is a disease that is a serious disorder in which the body can make normal blood cells and sickle shape cells. Sickle shape cells can block the blood flow in your vessels and cause pain or organ damage also put you in risk for infections. SCD has no cure available but there are many treatments out there to deal with the complications of it. From over years treatments did get better from way back in the day doctors have learned....
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James Parkinson first discovered Parkinson's Disease in 1817. Parkinson's Disease is a common neurologic disorder for the elderly. It is a disorder of the brain characterized by shaking and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. This disease is associated with damage to a part of the brain that controls muscle movement. Parkinson's Disease is a chronic illness that is still being extensively studied.
Parkinson's Disease has caused problems for many people in this world and plagued the elderly all over the world.Parkinson's disease still puzzles doctors and the causes are unknown. It is known that it is a non-communicable disease and may even be hereditary. Parkinson's...
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The original inception of the public health discipline/field was to control infectious and contagious diseases within the population. Starting with Dr. John Snow in the late 1800s and moving forward, the control and/or eradication of disease has been a chief concern using primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention (UCLA, 2013). Large-scale projects such as widespread water fluoridation and the eradication of smallpox are chapters in the history of public health. Recently however, there has been a significant shift from the scope of contagious disease to lifestyle or behavioral (including mental) diseases.
Lifestyle/behavioral diseases such as COPD, heart disease, cancer, mental...
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Sex is a topic that is rarely openly discussed in America. Some would say that is an example of moral decency, others might argue that this is just a prudish mindset we inherited from early puritan settlers. Sex for pay or prostitution, is one concept so at odds with this taboo that it has been declared immoral and illegal. Forty-eight out of fifty states have decided that prostitution should be illegal. On the surface, this widespread ban on prostitution may appear to combat the spread disease and sex slavery, but, upon further inspection, this assertion might not be supported by facts. The creation of a legal and highly-regulated form of prostitution in the United States could help slow...
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When one brings up the three diseases: Spanish flu, Black Plaque, and AIDS, what comes to mind? Is it the fact that each of them has killed millions? Or, that they each came at different periods of time on earth? I would like to compare the agents of each particular disease and portions of the world that was affected by these pandemics as well. Additionally, I would like to discuss the symptoms, cures, and potential cures for these diseases.
The Black Death started in the fourteenth century. Relative to world population, it was by far the worst plague. Roughly one-third of the earth’s inhabitants died from it. Europe in particular suffered the most, losing sixty percent of its population...
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Necrotizing Fasciitis: The Flesh Eating Disease
Necrotizing Fasciitis is also known as the flesh-eating disease. It
is a rare disease that causes the deterioration of the flesh, causing
extensive destruction of the tissues. It can kill. The disease is very
uncommon and only infects about one in a million people each year in Canada.
There is some concern and suggestions that cases of this disease may be on
the increase. Most of these serious infections occur between the months of
October and March. The good news is that fifty to seventy percent of
people who get this disease recover.
When people get this illness, the symptoms are fever, severe pain, and
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Impacts of Natural Disasters on Public Health and the Envrionment
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The occurrences of natural disasters have been increasing over the years (Laframboise, M. N., & Loko, M. B., 2012). The impacts of natural disasters can vary widely with the type and severity of the disaster as well as with the preparedness of the affected populations. According to Laframboise, M. N., and Loko, M. B. (2012), “Disasters are classified as geophysical (earthquakes), meteorological (storms), hydrological (floods), climatological (droughts), or biological (epidemics) (p.6).” Disasters affect communities in various ways and can...
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HEALTH SYSTEM IN SRI LANKASri Lanka holds a unique position in South East Asia as of the first of the less developed nations to provide universal health, free education strong gender equality and better opportunity to social mobility. Since its independence, successive governments have implemented welfare oriented politics and programs which have allowed Sri Lanka to achieve relatively high standards of social and health development in comparison with countries of similar levels of economic development. As a result of this the country has made significant improvements in social welfare, both in the development of public health care and education systems. The attainment of Sri Lanka of a high...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sex is a popular subject; it is on television, in advertisements, in magazines, and practically everywhere. One very serious side effect of an increase of sexual activity is the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. They affect more than twelve million Americans each year. Sexually transmitted diseases are becoming common and widely spread throughout Americans because of unprotected sex, permiscuity, and multiple sex partners. Some of the most commonly found sexually transmitted diseases are gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, and syphilis.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are six hundred-fifty...
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The immune system consists of a defense system that shields the body against invasion from infections and other diseases. Normally, a healthy person's immune system has the ability to differentiate between its own cells and cells that represent threats to the health of the body. (Craft and Kanter, 2002). The term "autoimmune disease" refers to a wide-range of well over 80 acute, long-lasting diseases that involve nearly every organ in the body's system. With autoimmune diseases, the underlying issue is similar--the body's immune system becomes misdirected, attacking the precise organs it was intended to guard. As a result, the body's own defense mechanism produces antibodies that attack the...
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In Praise of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond's bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel (GG&S) is an attempt to explain why some parts of the world are currently powerful and prosperous while others are poor. Diamond is both a physiologist and a linguist who spends a good deal of his time living with hunter gathers in Papua New Guinea. As a researcher and as a human being, he is convinced that all people have the same potential. Hunter gatherers are just as intelligent, resourceful, and diligent as anybody else. Yet material "success" isn't equally distributed across the globe. Civilization sprung up in relatively few places and spread in a defined pattern. I should...
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P6. Explain the social benefits of micro-organisms.
In this assignment I am going to explain the 5 different social benefits of micro-organisms. The areas I am going to talk about are as follows;
o Recycling of matter
o Genetic engineering
Microbes are useful in many ways in a number of different industries;
Microbes are major key components in both are homes and industrial food preparation. There are number of lactic acid which is a form of bacteria which is a large group of beneficial bacteria used in certain foods while they are getting prepared such as yogurt, cheese, sour cream, butter milk and other type of...
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Physical hazards affect populations all over the world, regardless of wealth, location or other factors which tend to differentiate people and cultures from one another. Physical hazards in the environment are naturally occurring events and disasters with the capability of threatening physical safety. Hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, tornados, earthquakes, floods, and landslides are all different types of physical hazards that can have devastating effects on mankind (Library Index, Natural Hazard, 2011). There are primary and secondary effects to these physical hazards. Primary effects are a result of the event or disaster itself. For instance, flood waters damaging houses and buildings, or...
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Public health strategies and interventions have changed drastically over time. Bloodletting is one of the most ancient forms of medical interventions. It originated in the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Greece, persisting through the Medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment periods (PBS). Doctors used the bloodletting method for every ailment imaginable; from pneumonia, bone fractures, and even wounds, bloodletting was as trusted and popular as aspirin is today.
Public health can be dated back to the Romans whom understood even during this time frame that proper division of human waste was a necessary tenant of public health in urban areas. Even dating as early as 1000 BC, the...
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When looking back on history, it is evident to see that humans by nature are warriors. Humans often find themselves fighting mysterious battles against disguised enemies. Throughout history the earth has been afflicted with mysterious diseases, which tend to invisibly cause the preponderance of civilizations to perish. The evolution of infectious diseases has and always will provide challenges for humankind (Hoff, Smith, and Calisher 6-7). Over the course of time, humans gradually developed a preference to live in large urban settings. Urbanization and the cross-cultural interaction of civilizations have both strongly provoked widespread illness, which is known as an epidemic or pandemic...
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The government’s responsibilities concerning health care has grown over the last 100 years. After the Great Depression, Social Security was formed; and in the 1960s, Medicare and Medicaid were enacted. Federal responsibilities grew until the “New Federalism” of the 1990s increased reliance on the states for health care (Longest, 2010, pp. 30-33). Smaller, more local government can represent its citizen’s values better, and it knows the nature of its citizens’ problems. The New Federalism did not significantly change health policy; it gave the states more authority in setting policy and more flexibility in administering programs (Longest, 2010, pp. 30-33).
States and localities became the...
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Infectious DiseasesA communicable disease is an illness caused by micro-organisms. It is transmitted from an infected animal or person to another person or animal. It is also called a contagious disease.Not all microbes can cause disease. The ones that can are called pathogens. Pathogens have developed to infect the body's tissues, where they reproduce and cause damage. Various types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa can cause disease.PathogensDiseasesBacteria*Cholera*Diptheria*Plague*Tetanus*Tuberculosis*Typhoid Fever*Gonorrhea*Syphilis*Whooping CoughVirus*Chicken Pox*Common Cold*Flu*Gastric Flu*Measles*Mumps*Polio*Rubella*Smallpox*Yellow FeverFungus*Athlete's...
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For several years, I have had an interest in virology and the spread and characteristics of various infectious diseases. Though it makes sense not to possibly induce a state of panic by informing individuals of illnesses that are not native to the area they live in and that they are not likely to contract, I have always liked to remain informed out of my own curiosity and interest. Thus, I have decided to write about malaria.
Malaria kills more people than any communicable disease except for tuberculosis. It is caused by four species of parasitic protozoa that infect human red blood cells. Four different types of these protozoa are known: protozoa...
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It kills over 300,000 people a year. It can affect anyone regardless
of your race, sex, or age. It cannot be seen, treated, readily
detected or destroyed. It is capable of destroying millions of people
without wars or violence. This thing is AIDS caused by the virus
HIV-1. What would you do if you found out tomorrow you had AIDS? How
would you react if a family member contracted the disease and was
diagnosed with one to three years left to live? The HIV virus that
causes AIDS began to affect the nation many years ago and was first
discovered and documented by the Center for Disease Control in
Atlanta, Georgia in 1979. It is an increasingly...
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Throughout the centuries, there have been many scientific discoveries which have played an important role for the betterment of the world. Although there have also been some that have changed the world for the worse. Some are well-known and instantly come to mind when one is asked to name the most important scientific discoveries of all time, but there are other weighty discoveries that are more refined in nature - ones that are easily overlooked, regardless of the tremendous impact they may have had on the world. One of such discoveries is antibiotics which have revolutionized today's medicine. Perhaps my choice will match up with yours, or maybe it will be vastly different.The discovery of...
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My aim in this paper is to analyse community psychology and public health and distinguish between the two approaches. Community Psychology focuses on economic, environmental, political and social factors that influence the way in which people all over the world live their lives. It also touches on social factors that contribute or causes problems in various societies. Public Health on the other hand, according to Tutorial Letter 102/0/2014, is defined as being concerned with “preventing disease and distress” in the community as a whole, not just the individual, before they occur. It promotes healthy living and with the prevention of illness linked with lifestyle.
To compare these two...
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Exotic Animals Are Dangerous
Exotic animals kill and injure people each year, and are very dangerous in the wrong conditions. The animals are kept in housing that doesn’t suit them, and are kept away from the other animals in its family. They aren’t fed their natural foods, don’t have proper sleeping conditions, and don’t have enough space. Exotic animals are animals that most people think shouldn't be kept because of a few reasons: they are dangerous, they need proper housing, and they aren’t very expensive to get, but are expensive to keep.
Exotic Animals are Dangerous
Exotic animals are dangerous, and can even be deadly. Out of the 1600 attacks by these animals, 75 of them have...
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PART 1 INFECTIOUS DISEASES: TUBERCULOSIS(TB)CAUSES:Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by an infecting agent(pathogen). The pathogen that causes tuberculosis is in the form of rod-shaped bacteria and is known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis.HOST:The tubercle bacillus affects the human host cell. The host-microbe intercation regarding tuberculosis is still unknown and is being researched at the moment.TRANSMISSION:The tuberculosis disease is transmitted via airborne processes. When a person has lung or throat cancer, sneezing or coughing causes the germ tubercle bacillus to become airborne. This germ is then inhaled from the air by another person and will become infected. In countries...
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IntroductionMankind has a fascination of travelling since the prehistoric time. The urge to explore new places and seek a change of environment is not new to human. The pursuit to discover something discrete was a conversion from the pursuit to discover something new due to the rapid advancement of technology. The diversity of culture and natural beauty of the world is supplying the sustenance to the tourism Industry moreover this industry is the essential support to the discovering nature of human. However, the explorative nature of mankind had made earth become a smaller place for this industry. In this modern era there is a new wave of tourism that could give humankind an opportunity to...
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Health policies are developed and changed in order to improve access to care, control costs and expand quality. Each country will have its own challenges in accomplishing these goals dependent on the diversities of the population, including wealth, sanitation, education, location, and lifestyles.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) changed the payment methodology for Medicare Advantage plans to a model that provides resources based on the chronic conditions being cared for in the senior population. CMS had the three goals in mind with the creation of the Risk Adjustment Model. This policy change took ten years to implement fully. The difficulties and trials of developing health...
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Providing a healthy indoor and outdoor learning environment is a top priority in today’s society for all preschool teachers worldwide and very important for parents of young children, two to four years old as well. For this reason, when parents enroll their children in any type of early learning school program, they are expecting to have the best teachers who will protect and watch over their children while in their care, which all, will help benefit their child’s well-being in one way or another. Most parents want the classrooms, indoor and outdoor equipments and toys that their children engage in play with are safe and in the best condition for their individual use, that the child day...
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Over the course of history, the state of Aboriginal health has deteriorated in a relation much similar to the culture’s struggle to survive in the ever-changing society. As a result, this state has changed from an ideal balance with nature during the days of their hunter-gatherer lifestyle, to the more disoriented form of endurance in order to cope with obligatory integration and open antagonism by other ‘modern’ communities (Grbich, 2004). This has led to an augmentation of the encumbrance of illness and death as well as diverse forms of morbidity that Aboriginal communities experience throughout their lives.
It is indeed ironical that while under the context of an organized...
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Influenza or "flu" is a rather contagious viral infection that infects the respiratory tract. Fever, cough, muscle aches, fatigue, rhinorrhea, and sore throat are the symptoms commonly associated with influenza virus. Individuals infected with influenza normally experience mild illness and recover within two weeks. However, specific groups, such as the elderly, young children, and individuals with co-morbidities, appear more susceptible to severe illness as well as mortality due to influenza related complications. H1N1, a causative agent of influenza was identified in spring of 2009. Communication of H1N1 and seasonal influenza occur through droplets created when individuals with the illness...
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What is public health care and why do we need it? There is no clear definition of what public health care truly is, but many have made attempts to define the basic concepts that identify what public health care is and why we need it. Two of the most noted definitions of public health were developed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Winslow, who base the definition of public health on what public health actually does and how it performs its functions:"…the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency through organized community effort for the sanitation of the environment, the control of communicable infections, the education of the...
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This essay focuses mainly on the organic farming and its benefits in the Pacific Community. It outlines three major ways organic farming is seems beneficial in the Pacific community. First it states that it is eco-friendly or environmentally friendly, and promotes soil renewability and recycling. Secondly, it enhance the economy of a country depends entirely to be a more healthy one. It helps reduces urban rural migration. And more so, it supports and provides better health for the citizens of the country, especially with food security. As well as it helps sustain the livelihood of humanity.What Are Benefits of Organic Farming in the Pacific?There are two main types of farming in...
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LeprosyDefinitionLeprosy is a slowly progressing bacterial infection that affects the skin, peripheral nerves in the hands and feet, and mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and eyes. Destruction of the nerve endings causes the the affected areas to lose sensation. Occasionally, because of the loss of feeling, the fingers and toes become mutilated and fall off, causing the deformities that are typically associated with the disease.DescriptionLeprosy is also known as Hansen's disease after G. A. Hansen who in 1878 identified the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae that caused the disease.The infection is characterized by abnormal changes of the skin. These changes, called lesions, are at first...
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Table of contents1.0 Introduction2.0 Discussion2.1 Description of Gonorrhoea2.1.1 Cause/ spread2.1.2 History2.1.3 Symptoms2.1.4 Effects on human body2.1.5 Disease statistics2.2 Control strategies2.2.1 Management of Gonorrhoea to date2.2.2 Margin of error with current strategies2.3 Complications2.3.1 The anti-microbial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoea3.0 Conclusion4.0 Recommendations5.0 References1.0 IntroductionThis report is a focus on Australia's management of the sexually transmissible, notifiable disease, Gonorrhoea. The aim of this report is to discuss the cause and effects of gonorrhoea on human health in Australia, and assess current control strategies' efficacy and provide...
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The bio-medical model of ill health has been at the forefront of western medicine since the end of the eighteenth century and grew stronger with the progress in modern science. This model underpinned the medical training of doctors. Traditionally medicine had relied on folk remedies passed down from generations and ill health was surrounded in superstition and religious lore with sin and evil spirits as the culprit and root of ill health. The emergence of scientific thinking questioned the traditional religious view of the world and is linked to the progress in medical practice and the rise of the biomedical model. Social and historical events and circumstances were an important factor...
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There is no doubt with the advances in technology that, as a population, we are continuing to live longer; yet with the cost of medical care constantly on the raise, is it any wonder an industry would develop out of the concept of “preventative” maintenance? We are after all, all too aware of this concept; from large corporations who strive to maintain their expensive equipment in an attempt to secure the bottom line, to the local neighbor who would rather afford the costs of preventative maintenance over the expense of replacing a broken down vehicle. To that effect, automobile manufacturers have even begun to include major necessary “preventative maintenance” items in their “owner’s...
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There is no doubt, with the advances in technology as a population we are continuing to live longer; yet with the cost of medical care constantly on the rise, is it any wonder an industry would develop out of the concept of “preventative” maintenance? We are all too aware of this concept. Everyone from large corporations who strive to maintain their expensive equipment in an attempt to secure the bottom line, to the local neighbor who would rather afford the costs of preventative maintenance over the expense of replacing a broken down vehicle. To that effect, automobile manufacturers have even begun to include major necessary “preventative maintenance” items in owner’s manuals. For...