The American epidemic of obesity
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...American Epidemic of Obesity al Affiliation: American Epidemic of Obesity Obesity and overweight are phrases that are used to refer to the excessive accumulation of fat in the body that can influence health complications. Obesity and overweight in adults are determined using the body mass index that is a simple index of weight-for-height. BMI is defined as a persons weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m). A BMI higher or equal to 25 is overweight while a BMI greater than or equal to 30 is obesity (Michael & Jan, 2005). Owing to the fact that BMIs measure for obesity and overweight is the...
Obesity Epidemic
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...Epidemic Introduction If you have a walk in most of the towns in the United Kingdom and the United s of America, you will realize that most of the inhabitants suffer from a condition which is mostly assumed by many. The condition is called Obesity. When defined, it refers to the condition of a person having an extra amount of body fat. This fat may be taken into the body from mostly starch and other fast foods. Individuals having this condition mostly suffer from cardiovascular diseases, metabolic, cancer, non-communicable diseases, amongst a range of others. Obesity has now been declared a worldwide epidemic by the World Health Organization, after research indicated that it parallels... Obesity...
Obesity Epidemic in America
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...epidemic. Prevalence Several researches conducted on the prevalence of obesity in America indicate that the rates at which individuals are becoming overweight are ever increasing. In the period between 1986 and 2000, severe obesity prevalence shifted to the proportion of 1 in 50 Americans from former status of 1 in 200. Besides, extreme obesity has greatly increased at an approximate rate of twenty percent in adults. Decades ago, obesity... ? Obesity Epidemic in America This paper analyzes the obesity epidemic in the United s. It is apparent that rateof obesity has significantly increased with time, and it affects all population groups, including children, adolescents and adults. In 2010, the data and...
Epidemic of Obesity
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...Epidemic With the changes in the living styles of human beings many pathological conditions have emerged and they have become matters of global concern owing to the wide range of impact that they lay on the health of the individuals. Obesity is one such example of a global pathological problem which is now a subject of much concern. Obesity is basically a condition in which there is an increase in the amount of fats in the body of an individual. This condition serves as a base for many degenerative diseases and it serves to affect the most important systems of the human body. It has now also been observed that this condition also lays an impact on the psychological condition of the person... ?Obesity...
Obseity as 21st century Epidemic
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...epidemic has been recorded, the survey conducted by the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth concluded that the 'all racial groups experienced increasing rates of obesity'. According to the survey, the participation of the African American and half Caucasian into the physical activity has declined rapidly, and around hundred percent and fifty six percent declination has been observed respectively... Introduction Obesity is considered to be an epidemic, which has been responsible for the declination of the physical activities and the unhealthy eating habits, such undesirable habits have been responsible for the overweight of the children, youth, and senior citizens. The solution of the epidemic can be...
Obseity, a 21st century epidemic
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...epidemic has been recorded, the survey conducted by the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth concluded that the all racial groups experienced increasing rates of obesity. According to the survey, the participation of the African American and half Caucasian into the physical activity has declined rapidly, and around hundred percent and fifty six percent declination has been observed respectively. The obesity... Introduction Obesity is considered to be an epidemic, which has been responsible for the declination of the physical activities and the unhealthy eating habits, such undesirable habits have been responsible for the overweight of the children, youth, and senior citizens. The solution of the...
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...American epidemic. In 1948, the Framingham Heart Study was initiated to identify the risk factors for heart disease (FHS, 2015). Prior to the ongoing Framingham Heart study, almost little or nothing was known on the epidemiology of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The study, which began in 1948 and conducted among 5209 adult participants in Framingham, Massachusetts, has assisted to provide much of the now known... Heart disease Heart disease gets regarded as the leading cause of serious illness and death in the United s (Scutchfield & Keck, 2009). The beginning of the 19th century witnessed a steady increase in death rates attributed to cardiovascular disease- CVD in the US and became an...
Obesity Epidemic in America
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...epidemic in America Obesity Epidemic in America Obesity Epidemic in America Introduction According tothe World Health Organization (2011), obesity is the “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. A close estimation of obesity is the body mass index which represents a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of the person’s height in meters. For those with a BMI of 30 or more, they are generally considered obese; and those with a BMI of 25 to 29 are considered overweight (WHO, 2011). Obesity is considered a major health risk factor in different diseases, especially those related to cardiovascular illnesses (WHO, 2011). These diseases... ?Running head: Obesity...
What caused the obeisty epidemic?
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...epidemic? Obesity is one of the main issues of the world in the present age. There has been a rapid increase in the population of overweight and obese people over the decades. This has also become a root cause of not only the spread of diseases but also an occurrence of diseases in the younger population. Today, a lot of children in the USA are suffering from such health disorders as diabetes and blood pressure, which were previously associated only with old people. Syndrome X is rapidly growing as an illness among the Americans. Although this disease is genetically transferred, yet the contemporary American lifestyle and diet in many ways acts as a catalyst... ? 7 February What caused the obesity...
Gobal Epidemic of Childhood Obesity
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...Epidemic of Childhood Obesity Causes and Recommendations Obesity in medical terms is an abnormal accumulation of body fat usually 20% or more an individual’s ideal body weight. Childhood obesity epidemics have hit the world hard with escalating cases of obesity epidemics in children it is now the most alarming threat to world health organizations. The recent issue of obesity review estimates that 10% of young population with ages between 5-17 years are overweight amongst them 2-3% can be classified as obese, corresponding for 2011 to 165 million overweight children including 40-55 million worldwide. National surveys with measured height and weight parameters have reported increases... s 12 June, Global...
Causal Essay- What caused the obeisty epidemic?
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...epidemic? Obesity is one of the main issues of the world in the present age. There has been a rapid increase in the population of overweight and obese people over the decades. This has also become a root cause of not only the spread of diseases but also an occurrence of diseases in the younger population. Today, a lot of children in the USA are suffering from such health disorders as diabetes and blood pressure, which were previously associated only with old people. Syndrome X is rapidly growing as an illness among the Americans. Although this disease is genetically transferred, yet the contemporary American lifestyle and diet in many ways acts as a catalyst... 7 February What caused the obesity...
AIDS is a Worldwild Epidemic
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...epidemic that has affected 50 million people since its discovery by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). However, Dr. Robert Gallo, a renowned AIDS researcher was a co discoverer of the virus causing AIDS despite several controversies. He has made several contributions and subsequent AIDS research. AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The HIV/AIDS virus has remained the leading global threat to health. Governments and international organizations have long been tasked with objectives to end the AIDS pandemic. In fact, there has been so much progress in determining a cure for HIV... Health Sciences and Medicine AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a worldwide...
Consumer Behavior and the Obesity Epidemic: Cause, Problem, and Solution
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...Epidemic: Cause, Problem, and Solution ___________________ IBM 411 ____________________ Title:_________ Date: 9 February 2006 Contents 1. Introduction…………………………………..1 2. Consumer Behavior ………………………….2 3. Causes of Obesity……………………………..3 4. Problems of Obesity………………………….7 5. Solutions………………………………………7 6. Conclusion…………………………………….8 7. References…………………………………….9 Introduction Overweight and obesity are both addressed to individuals with ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The terms also identify ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health... Consumer Behavior and the Obesity...
Major Causes and Effects of the Obesity Epidemic
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...Epidemic Introduction Obesity, otherwise known, as chubbiness is a medical condition whereby, surplus body fat accumulates beyond normal and results to adverse effects health wise. For decades, Americans have been dealing with many difficulties that relate to academics, politics, and finance. America has undergone many tribulations including the great depression of the 1930s and recently, the terrorism attacks of 2001. These extremely aggressive acts of mutiny directed towards the already ailing American citizens add to external force of terrorism, a threatening oblige that is plaguing America since the 1960s. Unhealthy eating, however, is one thing that has... Major Causes and Effects of the Obesity...
Endemic and epidemic diseases in Third World countries.
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...epidemics that kill many. As investors disappear, economies fall, so do the developmental progress in a country, as we have seen in many African and other Latin American countries. Thus, we find that health, social and economic progressions are all linked together. To have improved social conditions and low rate of mortality the primary requirement is to have a basic health structure that functions properly and efficiently. This creates... Endemic and epidemic diseases in Third World countries The term endemic in biological perspectives, translate into a disease that is constantly present within a certain population. In this case, the infection never disappears and the number of people getting...
Creating a Fast Food Epidemic
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...Epidemic obesity in the United States: Are fast foods and television viewing contributing? American Journal of Public Health 8(2), pp. 277-280. Kelly-Gagnon, M. (2011). Will a junk food tax work in Canada? Retrieved from http://www.iedm.org/fr/36225-will-a-junk-food-tax-work-in-canada- Norman, P., Abraham, C., & Conner, M. (2000). Understanding and changing health behaviour: from health beliefs to self-regulation. London: Psychology Press. Payne, K. F. (2008). A comparative study of dietary habits among college students at risk and not-at-risk for eating disorders and how such habits... ? Creating a Fast Food Epidemic Introduction Food habits essentially refer to the behavioural pattern that an...
Increasing obesity in children and adolescents: An alarming epidemic
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...epidemic Increasing obesity in children and adolescents: An alarming epidemic Childhood obesity continues to be an issue of major concern and calls for immediate intervention if adverse outcomes are to be avoided. In the United States, it is among the most prevalent nutritional condition amid American children and even adults. According to Wilkinson, the statics regarding childhood obesity are extremely troubling (2008). Body mass index (BMI), is what is used to measure childhood obesity. Both age and sex are important factors in measuring body weight. BMI can also be used to tell whether an adult will be obese or not. If a child’s body... Increasing obesity in children and adolescents: An alarming...
Obesity, huge epidemic in the United States
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...epidemic in the United States. There is dire need to address the problem of obesity as soon as possible. In essence, obesity is a health problem that requires key medical practices and/or intervention. Combating the problem will encompass the adoption of controlled and manageable eating behaviors. On the same note, diet... Obesity in the United s Affiliation: Health care is a fundamental factor in the societal setting. In the United States, obesity is increasingly becoming a public health issue. Many more people are reported medically obese from time to time. The statistics of obese children and adults both within and outside United States are worrying. In this respect, obesity has become a huge epidemic ...
Based on public health role in flu epidemic, identify one ethical consideration and one cultural consideration for a public health response. What is the nurse's role in address each of these?
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...epidemic. Nurses have a role to play in ensuring that the most affected get first priority. Social justice ensures that the most disadvantaged individuals are attended to first. Understanding the cultural linguistics ensures that the nurses create awareness regarding the flu to enable the public deal with the pandemic effectively. References Debruin, D. (2012). Social Justice in Pandemic Preparedness. American Journal of Public Health, 102(4), 586-591. Committee on Implementation of Antiviral Medication Strategies for an Influenza Pandemic & Institute of Medicine (2008). Antivirals for Pandemic Influenza: Guidance on Developing a Distribution and...
Nutrition Education Program to Prevent Obesity Epidemic
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...american dietetic association: Nutrition education for the public.” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 96(11), 1183-1187. Stanish, Janelle R. “The Obesity Epidemic in America and the Responsibility of Big Sun, W. Y., Sangweni, B., Chen, J., & Cheung, S. “Effects of a community-based nutrition education program on the dietary behavior of chinese-american college students.” Health Promotion International, 14(3), (1999). 241-249. Thorn, T., Haase, N., Rosamond, W., Howard, J., Rumsfeld, J., Manolio, T., et al. “Heart disease and stroke statistics-2006 update: A report from the american heart association statistics committee and stroke... ? Nutrition Education Program to Prevent Obesity Epidemic...
Making Sense of DNA Backlogs. Evidence Backlog Epidemic.
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...Epidemic Number Introduction The fight against crime and the need to improve the criminal justice system have seen DNA profiling and law enforcement integrated. In this case, forensic scientists help in the identification of criminals or crucial leads by looking at DNA profiles. The crux of the matter herein is that organisms leave behind their DNA in any interaction with the environment. Apart from the usual fingerprint analysis, the use of DNA evidence is employed in other relatable areas such as footwear evidence, accounting crimes, vein matching, glove-print analysis and body identification, among others. This means that the use of DNA evidence plays a pivotal role in crime... ? Evidence Backlog...
World Wide Flu Epidemic Kills 20 Millions. 1918
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...epidemic (Garrett, 2007). Political considerations When the 1918 Spanish flu broke out, notices about the disease and its spread slowly gained notice in some of the local papers across Europe and the US, however, government authorities did not pay much attention to the notices (da Costa Goulart, 2005). Only when the Spanish government finally publicized the presence of the disease was the European and American government prompted to acknowledge the presence of the disease. While the First World War was being waged all over Europe, military censorship was also in place and the governments often censored their news on the epidemic... Running head: Spanish flu Worldwide Flu Epidemic (school) Worldwide...
A Case Study on: Patents and the African AIDS Epidemic
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...EPIDEMIC INTRODUCTION AIDS was first reported June 5, 1981, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded a cluster of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (now still classified as PCP but known to be caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii) in five homosexual men in Los Angeles. (Gottlieb 2006) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is defined as a set of symptoms and infections resulting from the damage to the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (Wiess 1993). With the alarming number of people affected with AIDS, a specialized drug was developed to contain the syndrome. This is known... drugs - blamed by some...
Recent Global Food Crisis & Obesity Epidemic
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...Epidemic The Recent Global Food Crisis and Obesity Epidemic It is evident that populations around the world are starkly staring at a food crisis that has picked momentum especially since 2008. This recent global food crisis has placed staple grains, the main sustenance for populations around the world, out of reach of the hundreds of millions of people in need of them. This has seen its effects being felt in both developed and developing countries (Magdoff, 2006: 1-7). This study will focus its attention on the explanation about this recent food crisis, how it reflects previous agri-food system tendencies and its relationship to diabetes, another food... ? The Recent Global Food Crisis and Obesity...
Obesity: An epidemic that is changing the overall health of the world
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...epidemic that is changing the overall health of the world Andrew V. Pritchett Embry Riddle Aeronautical The epidemic of obesity has become a global problem that is decreasing the lifespan and increasing the incidents of a number of diseases that are causing daily pain and harm to those who suffer from them. In looking for a solution, it becomes difficult to assess how to prioritize the causes as they come from physical, social, and cultural levels of influence. The epidemic of obesity has caused enough problems, however, that it is time to find a radical solution to the problem. Through studying the issue more thoroughly, solutions will emerge in which the epidemic can be stopped... ? Obesity: An...
The Impact of Homophobia and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
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...Epidemic Introduction Viruses have been with us since time immemorial. There is no one yet who can lay claim to having been free from the irritation of the viral common cold. This is something the world has accepted despite that up to now there is no known cure for the common cold virus. But virulent strains of new viral diseases one by one appeared which threatened to annihilate humankind and bring it to extinction. In 1918, the swine flu made its entrance to the world, disappeared, mutated and landed in Russia with a new name H1N1 in 1933 (Schachter 162). It reappeared in 1950 and in 1970...  1 The Impact of Homophobia and the HIV/AIDS E...
Cholera epidemic
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...Epidemic Majority of those affected by cholera in the 1800s were the poor in the most crowded part of the cities due to their poor hygiene and living conditions such as lack of safe drinking water as well as lack of toilets. The fact that cholera killed a high number of people within a short time was a cause for alarm and demanded a permanent solution to wipe away the epidemic or put it under control. According to Johnson (2006), the cholera epidemic of 1854 even though it killed a lot of people led to the scientific discovery that it was a bacterial disease and that its cause was human waste (feces). This historical discovery led to containment of the disease and development of drugs... Cholera...
Anglo American
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...epidemic, Anglo-American sought to provide free antiviral therapy to members of its South African workforce who were infected with the HIV/ AIDS. Despite the many positives associated with this decision, Anglo-Americans’ attempt to stem the ramifications of the HIV AIDS epidemic was met with resistance and unsure results. As a result, Anglo-American halted its pilot study. The following explores the reasons for Anglo-Americans decision to halt this landmark study and are they reasonable? What recommendations would an educated reader give Anglo-American with respect to its HIV/AIDS policy? Seem to address these questions and many... 2. Why did the Anglo-American halt its pilot study on the feasibility...
Analyze the causes of the obesity epidemic affecting Americans children.
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...epidemic proportions in the United States. More than this, it is threatening to become a global epidemic. There are four main factors that can cause obesity: the environment, a person’s eating habits, physical activity, and genetics. First of all, the environment plays the most important role in obesity. In the current environment of the United States, American children have access to unhealthy foods throughout schools and society in general. American children spend most of their time at school. Because they are there for so long, they need to have meals, drinks, and snacks there. However, most schools in the United States provide a great deal of unhealthy foods... In the United s, everything is bigger ...
ADHD Epidemic
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...epidemic Discovery ADHD was discovered in the second half of the twentieth century. Stolzer (2007) explains that by the year 1950, no case of the disorder had been reported in the United States. This however changed and changed and 2000 cases had been reported in the nation two decades later. The timeline therefore defines between the year 1950 and the year 1970 as the period within which the disorder was discovered. Disease type ADHD is a psychiatric disorder and not a biological complication as some may argue. Its history is the first to justify this. Some... Paulina Holmgren PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY GSB 101 CD NIRUPAMA NARAYANAN Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is common in the United sand this...
Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect.
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...EPIDEMIC OF CHILD ABUSE Children are suffering from a Hidden Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect NumberCourse Name and Number Name of Professor Date of Submission Number of Words: 386 In 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that majority with 33.4% of the child abuse and neglect victims are between the age brackets of less than 1 to 3 years old followed by 4 to 7 years old (23.3%), 8 to 11 years old (18.8%), 12 to 15 years old (17.8%), 16 to 17 years old (6.3%), and unknown (0.4%) (Gaudiosi, 2009, p. 22). Based on statistics of victims by age, it is clear that young individuals who are incapable of protecting themselves from other people are often... ? Running head: HIDDEN...
Abstinence Offers New Hope for Teenage Sexual Epidemic
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...Epidemic (Argument Rhetorical Mode, Draft Research Essay) Shawanna Moore American Intercontinental University Professor Judi Mobley ENG 105 Abstinence Offers New 2 Abstinence Offers New Hope for Teenage Sexual Epidemic Jennifer Davis's mother picked her up early from school, and they rush to make it to Jennifer's gynecology appointment on time. In the examination room, as the doctor approaches them, her... Thesis ment: By creating well-rounded, highly effective abstinence programs, educators have succeeded in reducing teen pregnancy rates and lowering the incidence of...
Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect.
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...EPIDEMIC OF CHILD ABUSE Children are suffering from a Hidden Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect Number Course Name and Number Name of Professor Date of Submission Number of Words: 386 In 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that majority with 33.4% of the child abuse and neglect victims are between the age brackets of less than 1 to 3 years old followed by 4 to 7 years old (23.3%), 8 to 11 years old (18.8%), 12 to 15 years old (17.8%), 16 to 17 years old (6.3%), and unknown (0.4%) (Gaudiosi, 2009, p. 22). Based on statistics of victims by age, it is clear that young individuals who are incapable of protecting themselves from other people are often... Running head: HIDDEN...
Chilhood Obesity
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...American epidemic.” an estimated 60 million Americans living within the US are obese. It is further estimated that slightly over 70% of people over the age of 25 have an overweight problem. Obesity is a fast-growing health concern in the USA, with about 13% of all the American children suffering from the disease. The statistics seem to rise every year for chilren By trying to understand the rise in childhood obesity, one gets to know more about obesity itself. According to the American Academy of Pediatricians, children with a BMI of over 30 are the most prone to obesity. There are other... Informative Speech on Childhood Obesity Due Childhood Obesity Many doctors today refer to obesity as the “new...
HPV An Increasing Epidemic among the Nations Youth
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...Epidemic among the Nation’s Youth Introduction: HPV, also known as genital warts and/or human papilloma virus, currently affects 25% of girls aged 14-60. As such, this particular strain of STD is one of the most common that currently exists. Although many studies have discussed the prevalence of the virus in women, there are few studies that have worked to understand its prevalence in men; this is partly due to the fact that most of the strains of HPV are undetectable in men and therefore incomplete information exists with respect to what percentage of the male population suffers from HPV infection. As such, the article that will be analyzed in this short paper... . As such, the recommendation...
Fake News the Epidemic
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...epidemic in European Countries. There are many news stations, websites, and newspapers that given accurate up to date or current information or stories about the world to local news. Even through, this is true there many fake or falsified news post online in the forms of articles or social media posting. Many people cannot determine the difference between fake news or traditional news mainly because they do not know the heterogeneity of the two. The news is the presentation of a report a recent or news events in a newspaper or other periodical or on radio or television. Basically, in opinion news is the real... Although detail news still touches many people, fake news or water down news is a growing...
Health Psychology: The growing epidemic of childhood obesity and the health risks associated with it
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...epidemic of childhood obesity and the health risks associated with it Ever Since science has been on the summit of success, many queries have arising regarding different fields. Some of them are of medical sciences. The human knowledge has expanded and individuals have started to analyze issues that may not have been considered important previously. The awareness with regard to health issues has greatly increased over the years and people have started to realize the importance of a healthy living. This knowledge has led to the analysis of the issue of obesity. Obesity is a condition which has become a subject of global concern owing to the rise in the statistics... Health Psychology: The growing...
America's dependency on fast food and the major obesity epidemic through out the U.S
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...epidemic through out the U.S Speaking about Americas dependency on fast food and the major obesity epidemic through out the U.S, it is worth mentioning the unhealthy way and it is important to take into consideration the nation’s culture. Culture is an important factor of nation’s development in different directions. It has its instruments of impact and a certain language. Culture is a bearer of traditions and customs which make the base for the every country. American culture is very interesting because it includes the pieces of the cultures of other countries: everything concerning food, traditions and way of life was brought form... the countries of Europe and Southern America. Nowadays...
The Meth Epidemic
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...Epidemic The Meth Epidemic A meth user can expect some definite changes to result from the usage of meth in his life. Whenhigh, one experiences a feeling of euphoria that wears off to anxiety and need for the next feel-good dopamine spike stimulated by the intake of meth. The drug changes the dopamine-producing area of the brain to produce abnormal amounts of the chemical. This causes desperation and a crazy need to find a pay for the next fix resulting in crimes such as robberies, assaults and burglary. Changes to a users body include skin damage, brain damage, and susceptibility to cancer and premature aging. There is a general deterioration of mind and body. Injuries and death can result... The Meth...
Autism: An Epidemic
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...Epidemic Autism: An Epidemic There are different causes for the increase in the prevalence of autism worth noting. For example, parental age is cited as a huge factor in the increase of autism cases. According to research, older parents have a likelihood of bearing children with the condition. This means up to 16 percent of autism prevalence result from old age. Another reason involves a decline in awareness of how autism affects a person especially children. Consequently, stakeholders act late in curbing the disorder (Oller & Oller, 2010). Consumption of certain foodstuffs is equally contributing to the proliferation of autism cases because such foods have heavy metals, phenols... favoritism...
The Growing Epidemic of Childhood Obesity and the Health Risks Associated With it
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...epidemic of childhood obesity and the health risks associated with it Ever Since science has been on the summit of success, many queries have arising regarding different fields. Some of them are of medical sciences. The human knowledge has expanded and individuals have started to analyze issues that may not have been considered important previously. The awareness with regard to health issues has greatly increased over the years and people have started to realize the importance of a healthy living. This knowledge has led to the analysis of the issue of obesity. Obesity is a condition which has become a subject of global concern owing to the rise in the statistics... Health Psychology: The growing...
The Sverdlovsk Antrax Epidemic
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...Epidemic Introduction On April 2, 1979, the Soviet of Sverdlovsk, located approximately 850 miles east of Moscow, experienced an unusual outbreak of anthrax, which had an effect on 96 people and left not less than sixty-four dead. While the first victim passed away four days later, the last one passed away six weeks later (Pbs.org, 1995). Seventeen of these cases were said to coetaneous while seventy-nine were gastrointestinal. The epidemic has raised heated international speculation and debate with regard to whether it was accidental or natural and, if inadvertent, if it emanated from activities prohibited by the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (Meselson, et al., 2000... The Sverdlovsk Antrax...
Sociology : Skin Bleaching Epidemic
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...Epidemic Skin Bleaching Epidemic Introduction Skin bleaching is a common feature among the dark-skinned people of the world. The clamor for lighter skin derives from a number of factors, with most of them psychological or social. Several decades ago, skin bleaching was frowned upon in many parts of Africa and the Caribbean because of its blatant disregard for heritage and indication of a lack of pride for one’s roots. Today, however, the outlook is different (ABS Staff, 2013). Skin bleaching is so prevalent that it is more or less accepted. Of course, there are still societies where the practice is informally outlawed, but most societies have stopped fighting it. This development... Skin Bleaching...
AIDS Epidemic in Africa
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...epidemics. Every Saturday, nearby cemeteries are busy with the arrival of people who have died from AIDS. It is said that in South Africa, one of every ten people has AIDS. Some 17 million people in Africa have died representing... Running Head: AIDS IN AFRICA: DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION Aids in Africa: Demographic Transition [The [The of the Institution] Aids in Africa: Demographic Transition Introduction Africa is the worst hit continent in the world by HIV/AIDS. Botswana has 35.8% of it's adult population infected. South Africa comes second with 19.9% infected with HIV. Zimbabwe life expectancy has dropped from 65 to 43 years as a direct result of HIV/AIDS. In Zambia one quarter of the city population is i...
Obesity Epidimic
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...Epidemic The current tendency of portraying obesity as an epidemic in the modern society, especially in the American society, needs to be challenged by all means because it is far from truth and empirical evidences. Significantly, the idea that the world is in the grip of an ‘obesity epidemic’ is ubiquitous in the contemporary world and this issue has been considered a ominous global health calamity. The recent studies of obesity provide a valuable case in point to argue that measuring an individual’s body weight and classifying him as obese cannot be considered genuine explanation for applying the term ‘epidemic’ to spell out obesity. The tone of absolute conviction by the people who talk... ?Obesity...
The American Plague
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...American Plague: Facts. Yellow Fever, also called the ‘The American Plague,’ decimated the population of Philadelphia in 1793. Philadelphia was then the Nation’s capital. The epidemic killed five thousand out of a population of forty-five thousand, and resulted in a large-scale evacuation of the city (Harvard University Library, 2012). This acute viral disease has no cure, and is currently endemic in forty-five African countries and eleven Latin American nations. Annually, it is estimated that Yellow Fever cases number about two hundred thousand, and it causes thirty thousand deaths (WHO, 2012). Contrary to the popular...
American Perspective
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...American cities spent huge amounts of money for cleaning their streets from the horse mud. The epidemic expansion of cholera, smallpox, yellow fever and typhoid were too scaring for the Americans and poor horses were considered to be the sources of these intimidating infections. By the beginning of the twentieth century it was necessary to improve the urban transportation and different... American Perspective paper Introduction American Perspective paper deals with the changes, which occurred in the American nation in the beginning of the twentieth century and in the need of the nineteenth century. Different social norms were changed and the government took a great care about the public good. It was...
American Indians
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...American economy which is faced with the increasing criminal activities, spread of deadly epidemics like the HIV, a high mortality rate within the minority community and a disturbing law and order situation. Despite the gravity of the situation and the problem of alcoholism in the American population, a detailed study concentrating on the factors underlining this major issue has not been conducted. The need of the hour thus was to perform... Research Paper Contemporary American Indian Issues in Historical Perspective Outline Introduction North American Indians comprise of a number people who share unique cultures, identities, histories and languages. These Native Americans form an important minority of...
The Growing Epidemic of Childhood Obesity: The Role of the Class Teacher
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...Epidemic of Childhood Obesity Chapter Childhood Obesity The World Health Organization (WHO) has set obesity as the new crisis in public health, a problem approaching epidemic proportions especially in rich countries19,20. Childhood obesity is the locus of concern because it was ascertained that if a child suffers from this unhealthy weight condition, it often becomes irreversible and will be borne throughout adulthood. The prevalence of childhood obesity has been increasing in developed and developing countries during the last three decades such that it now accounts for 30 percent of all adult obesity. This means that an increasing number of the world’s... The Role of the room Teacher In the Growing...
Public Health and an Epidemic
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...EPIDEMIC PUBLIC HEALTH AND AN EPIDEMIC of the ______________________________________ Student ID No. _____ Program: _________________________________________ (course or educational curriculum) Specialization: ____________________________________________ Faculty Mentor/Professor: _______________________________________ Name of school ___________________________________________ Overview / Abstract The instant paper shall discuss a very important concern that has been hovering over public health since time immemorial, even before the time of Christ.1 Included in the discussion are the characteristics of the object and some possible solutions. With a brief... Running head: PUBLIC HEALTH AND AN EPIDEMIC ...
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