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s Disease can be divided in two main groups infections and non-infections. Infectious diseases are diseases that can be spread or transmitted from one organism to another. Non – infectious diseases cannot, be spread from one person to another. Infectious Diseases Infectious diseases are generally caused by microbes known as pathogens. Pathogens invade the host and can cause changes in the body that stop parts, or all, of the body working correctly. Pathogens contain antigens that are made of...

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Among the current fields of research in Biotechnology, research on drugs and vaccines targeting viral diseases such as HIV/AIDs has been of major importance given the high prevalence of these diseases across the world. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a type of virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune-deficiency Syndrome) (HIV and AIDS, n.d). The virus devastates the body’s defense mechanism, leaving a victim highly susceptible to opportunistic infections such as those caused by bacteria, fungi...

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Obesity is not a Disease

 Is Obesity Really a Disease? The controversial debate on whether obesity should be classified as a disease has been around for some time. Recently, the American Medical Association officially classified obesity as a disease. Disease is generally defined as an abnormal condition that results from developmental errors and/or unfavorable environmental factors that cannot be controlled. It can be caused by an external source, such as some sort of pathogen or an internal dysfunction of cells. Obesity...

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The Disease of Masturbation

The Disease of Masturbation: Values and the concept of Disease by Engelhardt Englhardt’s article The Disease Of Masturbation is an example of the ways in which values impact society’s definition of disease. I agree that it is possible that science is being, or has been, limited by the values within society. For science to conclude that masturbation causes such aliments as blindness and epilepsy it appears evident that science is being misguided by values of the time. I believe...

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Batten's Disease

Batten's Disease People cease to exist each and every day. With every passing minute, over one hundred people breathe their last and depart from this world. Death comes by many means: deprivation of food, war, epidemic, disease, and old age. Diseases are accountable for death in many people. A prominent family of ailments is neurological disorders. Batten disease is one subset of neurological disorders. Battens assaults its victims in the childhood years and eventually takes their lives...

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Leprosy (Hanson's Disease)

Leprosy, also known as Hansen's Disease, is a medical condition that basically attacksthe surface nerves of an individual, causing a feeling of numbness and lack of sensation. Leprosy is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. This disease is acquired, transmitted and spread by common airborne infections such as sneezing and coughing. The most evident primary symptom of leprosy is the appearance of a patch on the skin, commonly associated with loss of feeling or sensation. Most people think that people...

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Huntingtons Disease

In one to three percent of Huntingtons Disease patients, have no family history of HD (HuntingtonsDisease1). Huntington’s disease is a very inconvenient and frustrating disease, scientists are trying to create treatments and a cure for Huntington’s disease. The one problem with finding a cure is the lack of funding, with your help though, there is hope. HD dose not have a cure, but knowing what it is, the history, current treatment, may help scientists find a cure and provide more funding for research...

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Alzheimers Disease

“Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease of the human brain that is characterized by impairment of memory and a disturbance in at least one other thinking function” (Bronstein & Pulst, 2003). When we hear about Alzheimer’s disease we automatically think of older people. This is because this disease most often occurs in adults after the age of 65. Statistics show that one in eight individuals will have Alzheimer’s after they reach age 65 (Cavanaugh & Blanchard-Fields, 2002). Alzheimer’s disease is a...

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Communicable Diseases

Communicable Disease Communicable diseases have been a plague on mankind since the beginning of history. Communicable diseases can instill fear, panic, and public outrage. The outcry for communicable disease control, prevention, and eradication has been the driving force behind physicians and organizations. Understanding the communicable disease, the origin, the causation behind the spread of the disease, and how to prevent further spread of the communicable disease is the intent of these physicians...

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Huntingtons Disease

 Huntington's disease John Doe HCS/245 10/20/2013 Prof Jane Huntington's disease In 1993 researchers discovered the gene that causes Huntington’s disease. (Huntington's disease Society of America, 8/27) Huntington’s disease is a disease which progressively degenerates cells in the brain slowly over time. Since the nerve cells in the brain are slowly dying it causes uncontrollable movements, emotion changes and other forms of determination of psychological aspects. (The Diagnosis...

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