Influenza

From the beginning of mankind man has looked for cures of illness Jona
From the beginning of mankind man has looked for cures of illness Jona
From the beginning of mankind, man has looked for cures of illness. Jonas Salk found a cure for one of the worst illnesses in the history of man, polio. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was a great discovery of his time, and it is still being used today to eradicate polio worldwide. Dr. Salk is also known for other medical discoveries. He was a quiet man who lived a rough childhood. He was not looking for fame, instead, it found him. During the time before the vaccine, many people, mostly parents wit
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess Autobiography: Story of one's life, written by oneself.(Halsey 64). Everyone knows what an autobiography is, but not so many people realize that although not all authors write a book that can be called a factual autobiography, many authors frequently allow personal, real life experiences to influence their fictional writings. An excellent example of such an author is Anthony Burgess. Anthony Burgess is recognized today as an English novelist, critic, essay
ANGINA PECTORIS
ANGINA PECTORIS
ANGINA PECTORIS ANGINA PECTORIS Submitted by: Course: SBI OAO To: Date: CONTENTS 3 Introduction 4 The Human Heart 5 Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease 5 Heart Attack 5 Sudden Death 5 Angina 6 Angina Pectoris 6 Signs and Symptoms 7 Different Forms of Angina 8 Causes of Angina 9 Atherosclerosis 9 Plaque 10 Lipoproteins 10 Lipoproteins and Atheroma 11 Risk Factors 11 Family History 11 Diabetes 11 Hypertension 11 Cholesterol 12 Smoking 12 Multiple Risk Factors 13 Diagnosis 14 Drug Treatment 14 Nitra
How did Germany lose the war in 1918
How did Germany lose the war in 1918
How did Germany lose the war in 1918? In 1918, the Germans were put under a lot of pressure. The Americans had from 1914 supplied any side who sent ships to America. Of course, the British had almost total superiority at sea, and prevented the Germans from getting at the this valuable resource. The German’s were in a corridor, with the flames of defeat at both ends – one the hot flame of certain defeat, the other a pile of hot embers, if carefully passed, victory could be achieved, although not
AIDS and Hatred
AIDS and Hatred
AIDS and Hatred Today adolescents of both sexes face a serious risk of HIV infection, which is the cause of AIDS. AIDS is a chronic and most often fatal disease. Despite growing understanding and awareness, HIV infection is a serious threat to both heterosexual and homosexual teens. When adolescents take certain risks, they are more likely to become infected with HIV and develop AIDS: These are the most important facts about AIDS: o AIDS is most often fatal o Anyone can get AIDS - many teens (bo
Avian Influenza
Avian Influenza
Avian Influenza ISLAMABAD, Feb 12: The Food and Agriculture Organization has approved a $390,000 emergency assistance for Pakistan to control avian influenza outbreaks in all poultry species so as to stop the transmission of the disease from poultry to humans. The UN bodies, FAO and WHO, confirmed that Pakistan was infected with H-7 strain of avian influenza and said avian influenza poses serious human health risks . The approval for assistance brings into question the stance of the country's he
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Little Brown an
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Little Brown an
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Little, Brown and Company. (U.S.A., 1990) 248pp. pg.1 “We march up, moody or good-tempered soldiers – we reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals.” (53) All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel full of the truth and hardships of WWI. Narrated by Paul Baumer, one of the four nineteen year olds, that form the Second Company. “And four are nineteen years of age, and all four joined up from the same class as
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia, severe mental illness characterized by a variety of symptoms, including loss of contact with reality, bizarre behavior, disorganized thinking and speech, decreased emotional expressiveness, and social withdrawal. Usually only some of these symptoms occur in any one person. The term schizophrenia comes from Greek words meaning split mind. However, contrary to common belief, schizophrenia does not refer to a person with a split personality or multiple personality. (For
Timeline of Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Timeline of Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Timeline of Fifth Business by Robertson Davies May 1898 – Dunstable Ramsey is born (p.1) Spring 1908 – Mary and Amasa Dempster come to live in Deptford (p.18) Dec. 27 1908 5:58 pm – Mrs. Dempster gets hit by snowball (p.1) Dec. 28 1908, early morning – Paul Dempster is born (p.5) April 1909 – Paul is out of danger and starts growing (p.17) Summer 1911 – Dunny starts taking care of the library (p.25) Spring 1913 – he teaches Paul magic and reads to him about saints (p.31) Later in 1913 – Amasa De
RECENSIONE
RECENSIONE
RECENSIONE In questo numero speciale di Limes, la rivista italiana di geopolitica, viene fatta un’accurata analisi della situazione mondiale all’indomani degli attacchi terroristici negli Stati Uniti. Vari esperti ci espongono la loro visione delle cose. Nella prima parte si parla di noi, dell’Occidente, di come reagiamo e quali progetti abbiamo nell’ambito di questa nuova guerra. Nelle restanti due parti si parla di loro, dell’Oriente, di come č organizzato il nemico, come i paesi islamici gua
Heartless Killer Will Not Strike Again
Heartless Killer Will Not Strike Again
Heartless Killer Will Not Strike Again In the 1950s, summertime was a time of fear and anxiety for many parents; this was the season when children by the thousands became infected with the crippling disease named polio. Poliomyelitis is a disorder caused by a viral infection that can affect the whole body, including muscles and nerves. Severe cases may cause permanent paralysis or death. This epidemic caused great fear in many people due to the fact that this disease was communicable it could be
DISEASES ASSIGNMENT
DISEASES ASSIGNMENT
DISEASES ASSIGNMENT Q: 1Simple precautions to prevent food poisoning (20marks) 1.Don’t leave your food outside or near heat unless you’re cooking it. 2.Make sure your food is clean. 3.Make sure the surface that you cook on is clean. 4.Make sure your food is properly rapped and or kept in a container. 5.Make sure you are using fresh food. 6.Make sure your not allergic to any of the ingredients in the food. 7.Make sure people don’t cough or sneeze over the food. 8. Don’t eat green eggs and ham. Ha
Illnesses
Illnesses
Illnesses illnesses caused by microorganisms and transmitted from an infected person or animal to another person or animal. Some diseases are passed on by direct or indirect contact with infected persons or with their excretions. Most diseases are spread through contact or close proximity because the causative bacteria or viruses are airborne; i.e., they can be expelled from the nose and mouth of the infected person and inhaled by anyone in the vicinity. Such diseases include diphtheria, scarlet
Influenza
Influenza
Influenza Biology Block 2 January 29, 2004 Influenza commonly called the flu is a virus. Flu season runs from October to March. Actually it’s many viruses and can be found on many strands. The three types are A, B, and C. Type A which is the most common leads to the most serious epidemics. Type B can cause epidemics and usually produces a milder disease with type A. Then there’s type C, which is associated with the symptoms suggesting a common cold. It was the work of Dr. Salk and Dr. Francis in
Nazi Ethics Debate
Nazi Ethics Debate
Nazi Ethics Debate Nazi Ethics Debate In the interest of...saving lives, is it acceptable to make use of data collected through mutilation, torture, and death (Campbell, 16)? That is the question which has been rearing its head in scientific research since the end of World War II. As man has sought to quench his thirst for knowledge, lines of ethicality have been drawn to preserve the integrity of science, and provide a framework from which man can improve upon the quality of human life. In Na
Aids
Aids
Aids AIDS - What's new ? ------------------- Is the message getting through? We already know enough about AIDS toprevent its spread, but ignorance, complacency, fear and bigotry continue to stop many from taking adequate precautions to stop the risk of getting the aids virus. We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine or total celibacy. But too few people are getting the AIDS mess
AIDS - What's new
AIDS - What's new
AIDS - What's new ? ------------------- Is the message getting through? We already know enough about AIDS to prevent its spread, but ignorance, complacency, fear and bigotry continue to stop many from taking adequate precautions. We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine or total celibacy. But too few people are heeding the AIDS message. Perhaps many simply don't like or want to
AIDS A US- Made Monster
AIDS A US- Made Monster
AIDS: A U.S.- Made Monster? PREFACE In an extensive article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of Top Secret, Prof J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal outline their theory that AIDS is a man-made disease, originating at Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Top Secret is the international edition of the German magazine Geheim and is considered by many to be a sister publication to the American Covert Action Information Bulletin (CAIB). In fact, Top Secret carries the Naming Nam
The Health Hazards of Smoking
The Health Hazards of Smoking
The Health Hazards of Smoking Smoking affects a person's health in many ways, having both immediate and long term effects. It is a serious addiction, caused by the drug nicotine. Once inhaled, nicotine reaches the brain almost immediately (within seven seconds). Milligram for milligram, the nicotine contained in all cigarette smoke is more potent than heroin. Humans have been using tobacco for 1,000 years or so. Until about 100 years ago, most tobacco use was in the form of pipe tobacco, cigars,
CLONING
CLONING
CLONING Genetic engineering, altering the inherited characteristics of an organism in a predetermined way, by introducing into it a piece of the genetic material of another organism. Genetic engineering offers the hope of cures for many inherited diseases, once the problem of low efficiencies of effective transfer of genetic material is overcome. Another development has been the refinement of the technique called cloning, which produces large numbers of genetically identical individuals by trans
Society's Reactions to Plagues
Society's Reactions to Plagues
Society's Reactions to Plagues Through antiquity people have had predictable and consistent reactions to outbreaks of deadly plagues. They try to distance themselves from the disease and falsely blame groups of people (usually minorities) as the cause. Also, governments often downplay the seriousness of the situation. But in the end medical science makes great strides in explaining and solving the problem. This report will start by giving a little background information on three of the worst pl
Mauritania
Mauritania
Mauritania A lesser Developed Country Mauritania is a poorly developed country with a low GDP (gross domestic products) which totally depends on agricultures, livestock, which have been lately demolished by droughts. It has a purchasing power partly of $2.8 billion, a GDP real growth rate of 4% which is also low, and a GDP per capital of $1,200. It's unemployment extremely rate is low compared to the U.S but is not as bad as other countries. Maurita-nia makes $390 million a year on iron ore, fi
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction: This report will suggest ways to educate the public about the flu and the flu shot. The purpose of this report is to research and state the reasons people think getting the flu shot is not important. In addition, to suggest ways to educate the public about the benefits of getting the flu shot and the dangers involved in not getting the flu shot. The research for this report was conducted from October 19, 1998 to December 7, 1998. We completed our research proposal on November 9. W
I want to find out which cough drop lasts the longest in salt water If
I want to find out which cough drop lasts the longest in salt water If
I want to find out which cough drop lasts the longest in salt water. If I test Halls brand cough drop, Giant brand cough drop, Ludens brand cough drop, and Revco brand cough drop to see which one will last the longest in salt water, then I think Ludens brand cough drop will last the longest in salt water. RESEARCH The common cold, or acute coryza, is an infection of the upper respiratory tract that can be caused by any one of more than 200 viruses. Colds are self-limiting diseases, meaning that
The media today concentrates intensely on drug and alcohol abuse homi
The media today concentrates intensely on drug and alcohol abuse homi
The media today concentrates intensely on drug and alcohol abuse, homicides, AIDS and so on. What a lot of people are not realizing is that coronary heart disease actually accounts for about 80% of all sudden deaths. In fact, the number of deaths from heart disease approximately equals to the number of deaths from cancer, accidents, chronic lung disease, pneumonia and influenza, and others, COMBINED.. (Smith, 117) One of the symptoms of coronary heart disease is angina pectoris. Unfortunately
The Learning Ability of Infants
The Learning Ability of Infants
The Learning Ability of Infants People always assume babies to be little people that just lay around the house, cry, sleep, and eat. Much to their surprise, babies are always thinking and learning. Whatever you say or do, just realize those little bundles of joy are listening and watching your every move. Babies may look passive and inactive, but inside those miniature heads, their brains are working all the time. The average American newborn weighs 7 to 7.5 pounds, measures between 19 and 21
Michael W a 29 year-old married male was brought to
Michael W a 29 year-old married male was brought to
Michael W., a 29 year-old married male, was brought to the hospital emergency room after refusing to eat or speak for four days. An interveiw with with family members revealed theat Mr. W. had had such episodes before, but they had never lasted this long. In addition, he had periods in which he was suspicious of everyone in his family and claimed they were trying to poison him. During these periods, he accused his wife of infidelity and became extremely agitated and hostile towards her. He had
Tradition that old ogre lies dead in the dust
Tradition that old ogre lies dead in the dust
“Tradition, that old ogre, lies dead in the dust” To what extent were the 1920s a break form the traditions of the pre-war era? The 1920’s sandwiched as they were between the horror of World War 1 and the untold misery of the great depression, remain firmly in peoples mind as the period of prosperity and where life was free and easy owing to modern technological advances in Australia. After the war we achieved a great sense of national pride. This was mainly seen through what we had accomplishe
Genital Herpes
Genital Herpes
Genital Herpes Herpesviruses have been waging a war against man and winning. The herpesvirus family is but one of hundreds of viral families that people deal with for most of their lives. The influenza viruses, for example, cause the illness known as the flu, while rhinoviruses are responsible for causing the common cold. Both of these viral families have dozens of viral strains that have similar traits, but are still very unique individuals. Herpesviruses are no different and probably cause
On January 15 1850 in Moscow Russia Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya was
On January 15 1850 in Moscow Russia Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya was
On January 15, 1850 in Moscow, Russia, Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya was born as the second child of Vasily Korvin-Krukovsky and Velizavela Shubert, both well-educated members of Russian nobility. Sofia was educated by tutors and governesses in her family's country estate in Palabino and St. Petersburg. Sofia became interested in mathematics at a very young age. Her uncle, Pyotr Vasilievich Krukovsky, spoke about mathematics to her. When Sofia was 11 years old, her nursery walls were covered wi
Genetic Engineering Cloning
Genetic Engineering Cloning
Genetic Engineering / Cloning Genetic engineering, altering the inherited characteristics of an organism in a predetermined way, by introducing into it a piece of the genetic material of another organism. Genetic engineering offers the hope of cures for many inherited diseases, once the problem of low efficiencies of effective transfer of genetic material is overcome. Another development has been the refinement of the technique called cloning, which produces large numbers of genetically identic
U-Boats in World War I
U-Boats in World War I
U-Boats in World War I When the war began in 1914, each of the major powers possessed a navy that was designed to carry out two tasks. The first was to protect their coastline and the second was to maintain maritime trading routes. Russia or Austria-Hungary didn’t depend on their foreign trade and France could survive as long as their south ports were kept open for a safe route to North Africa, but the same could not be said for either Britain or Germany. They needed access to their colonies for
Bronchitis
Bronchitis
Bronchitis Bronchitis is an INFLAMMATION of the membrane that lines the air passages, or, bronchial tubes, of the LUNGS and results in the narrowing of these air passages. This disorder may be of either an acute or chronic type. Irritation of mucus-producing glands within the membrane results in the production of excess bronchial secretions. The main symptoms of bronchitis are cough and increased expectoration of sputum, with or without associated wheezing and shortness of breath. Acute bronchit
Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle
Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle
Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a British physician who later devoted his life to writing, has become one of the most popular and widespread authors and creators of all time. Doyle's early childhood years to his later years in life have allowed him to observe many sophisticated yet adventurous paths, in which have inspired him greatly to become an influence on spiritualistic views as an author and crusader. His interests and achievements in medic
Problems And Preventions Of Ebola And AIDS
Problems And Preventions Of Ebola And AIDS
Problems And Preventions Of Ebola And AIDS Viruses have become of great concern all across the world in the last few decades. The most common and the most talked about killer virus is AIDS, a virus that starts out as HIV and then proceeds to develop into a immune breaker that ultimately kills its human host. So far, there is no cure for AIDS, and most unfortunately the numbers of deaths from AIDS only continues to grow. However, another virus has gained much public and national attention. That v
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia schizophrenia By: Abe Jacobs Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder. It is a disease that makes it difficult for a person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses to other, and to behave normally in social situations. People with schizophrenia may also have difficulty in remembering, talking, and behaving appropriately. Schizophrenia is one of the most common mental illnesses. About 1% of the world populat
The AIDS Epidemic Versus The Plague
The AIDS Epidemic Versus The Plague
The AIDS Epidemic Versus The Plague The destruction and devastation caused by the “Black Death” of the Middle Ages was a phenomenon left to wonder at in text books of historical Europe. An unstoppable plague swept the continent taking as much as eighty percent of the European population along with it (Forsyth). However, Today the world is plagued with a similar deadly disease. The AIDS epidemic continues to be incurable. In an essay written by David Herlihy, entitled “Bubonic Plague: Histo
American Home Products A Pharmaceutical Empire
American Home Products A Pharmaceutical Empire
American Home Products: A Pharmaceutical Empire History of American Home Products American Home Products Corporation (AHP) was founded in 1926 and has a history of continuous acquisitions of smaller companies that made proprietary medicines. In 1931, AHP purchased John Wyeth Brother, Inc. from Harvard University. Another important acquisition was that of Canada’s Ayerst Laboratories in 1943. Ayerst was a large pharmaceutical company that had introduced Premarin, the world’s first conjugated estr
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front is one of the greatest war novels of all time. It is a story, not of Germans, but of men, who even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war. The entire purpose of this novel is to illustrate the vivid horror and raw nature of war and to change the popular belief that war is an idealistic and romantic character. The story centers on Paul Baümer, who enlists in the German army with glowing enthusia
Beantrees In APA
Beantrees In APA
Beantrees In A.P.A. Running Head: THE BEAN TREES The Bean Trees Norma Hernandez Texas Tech University April 4, 2000 Abstract This book report deal with the Native American culture and how a girl named Taylor got away from what was expected of her as a part of her rural town in Pittman, Kentucky. She struggles along the way with her old beat up car and gets as far west as she can. Along the way she take care of an abandoned child which she found in the backseat of her car and decides to take care
ANGINA PECTORIS
ANGINA PECTORIS
ANGINA PECTORIS Submitted by: Course: SBI OAO To: Date: CONTENTS 3 Introduction 4 The Human Heart 5 Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease 5 Heart Attack 5 Sudden Death 5 Angina 6 Angina Pectoris 6 Signs and Symptoms 7 Different Forms of Angina 8 Causes of Angina 9 Atherosclerosis 9 Plaque 10 Lipoproteins 10 Lipoproteins and Atheroma 11 Risk Factors 11 Family History 11 Diabetes 11 Hypertension 11 Cholesterol 12 Smoking 12 Multiple Risk Factors 13 Diagnosis 14 Drug Treatment 14 Nitrates 14 Beta-bloc
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive trait on chromosome 7. This disorder affects chloride transport resulting in abnormal mucus production. This lifelong illness usually gets more severe with age and can affect both males and females. Symptoms and severity differ from person to person. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal inherited disease among whites and the major cause of chronic lung disease in children. 50% of people are expected to live to be 30, but a majority di
Hepatitis
Hepatitis
Hepatitis In modern society when a person gets sick with the flu or a cold they will usually go about their normal routine with the exception of a sneeze or a cough throughout the day. Sometimes things can be more than what they appear to be. The symptoms start out like the flu with coughing, fever, aches, and vomiting. However, the disease gradually worsens with symptoms of extreme weakness and excrushatating abdominal pain. By then it is usually too late when the person finds out that their li
Reye Syndrome
Reye Syndrome
Reye Syndrome Reye Syndrome is an extremely rare, non-contagious disease thought to be triggered by aspirin use. The actual origin of the disease is unknown. Reye's Syndrome, occasionally called Reye-Jacobsen's Syndrome, is known to follow any viral infection. Two of the most common viral infections it precedes is influenza, “the flu”, and chicken pox. A now-familiar warning on bottles of aspirin, most notably Tylenol, is not to give Tylenol to a child who is recovering from the chicken pox, a f
The Differences and Similarities of Pneumonia and Tuberculosis
The Differences and Similarities of Pneumonia and Tuberculosis
The Differences and Similarities of Pneumonia and Tuberculosis Pneumonia and tuberculosis have been plaguing the citizens of the world for centuries causing millions of deaths. This occurred until the creation and use of antibiotics become more widely available. These two respiratory infections have many differences, which include their etiology, incidence and prevalence, and many similarities in their objective and subject indicators, medical interventions, course, rehabilitation and effects. T
Viruses Complex Molecules or Simple Life Forms
Viruses Complex Molecules or Simple Life Forms
Viruses: Complex Molecules or Simple Life Forms? Viruses have been defined as entities whose genomes are elements of nucleic acid that replicate inside living cells using the cellular synthetic machinery, and cause the synthesis of specialised elements that can transfer the genome to other cells. They are stationaryand are unable to grow. Because of all these factors, it is debatable whether viruses are the most complex of molecules or the simplest life forms. While the definition of living or
The History Use and Effectiveness of Medicinal Drugs
The History Use and Effectiveness of Medicinal Drugs
The History, Use, and Effectiveness of Medicinal Drugs I. The History, Use, and Effectiveness of Medicinal Drugs A. Introduction (Pg's 1-2) II. Aspirin (Pg's 3-6) A. Its Origin B. Dosages C. Relative Effectiveness D. Side Effects E. Alternate Treatment III. Sulfa Drugs (Pg's 7-10) A. Its Origin B. Dosages C. Relative Effectiveness D. Side Effects E. Alternate Treatment IV. Antibiotics (Pg's 11-14) A. Its Origin B. Dosages C. Relative Effectiveness D. Side Effects E. Alternate Treatment V. Antihi
Interleukin-6
Interleukin-6
Interleukin-6 Science News, March 27, 1999 People who feel unable to deal with life’s stresses display an exaggerated immune reaction that may intensify their sneezing, soughing, and other physical symptoms once they’ve contracted a common virus, a new study suggests. However, the researchers have not yet confirmed whether this particular immune response-a sharp rise in the production of a chemical messenger known as interleukin-6(IL-6)-magnifies coldlike respiratory symptoms or occurs in respon
Life Of Jonas Salk
Life Of Jonas Salk
Life Of Jonas Salk In America in the 1950s, summertime was a time of fear and anxiety for many parents; this was the season when children by the thousands became infected with the crippling disease poliomyelitis, or polio. This burden of fear was lifted forever when it was announced that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed a vaccine against the disease. Salk became world-famous overnight, but his discovery was the result of many years of painstaking research. Jonas Salk was born in New York City. His p
Historical Analysis On 1920s
Historical Analysis On 1920s
Historical Analysis On 1920s Wedding Band by Alice Childress is a story of a love/hate interracial relationship between two lovers in the south. The play is set in South Carolina in 1918. Wedding Band truly captures the essence of the time and place in which the play was set in. That era (1915-1931) is one of the most significant in the history of this young nation. The decade of the 1920's is often characterized as a period of American prosperity and optimism. It was the Roaring Twenties, the d