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AIDS VIRUS The AIDS disease is a complicated illness that involves several phases. It is caused by a virus that can be passed from person to person. AIDS impairs the human body's immune system (the system responsible for fighting off diseases) and leaves the person vulnerable to various infections. AIDS was first identified in the United States in 1981, when 189 cases were reported to the Centers for Disease Control. Within a decade the disease had spread to almost all popula

ANOREXIA NERVOSA is a refusal to eat, a severely abnormal eating pattern, or self-starvation. A person with anorexia is called an anorexic. Usually a perfectly young woman will starve herself-- past sliminess, to skinniness, to death. Statistics show that 95% of anorexics are women. Women are most prone to developing anorexia between the ages of 12 and 18. 5 to 10% of women are anorexics. 1 out of every 200 American girls will develop anorexia to some degree. Anorexics are u

Leprosy Leprosy has struck fear into human beings for thousands of years, and was well recognized in the oldest civilizations of China, Egypt, and in India. A cumulative total of the number of individuals, who over the millennia have suffered its chronic course of incurable disfigurement and physical disabilities, can never be calculated. Since ancient times, the community has regarded leprosy as a contagious, mutilating, and incurable disease. Yet, despite the advances of modern technol

Participation in athletics is both an enjoyable pastime and a part of keeping physically and mentally fit. Some individuals may only be interested in general conditioning and weight loss, while others may want specific exercises for certain events. Regardless of the activity, risks are always involved, and today's physician must be able to not only treat the various injuries that arise , but also offer counsel on a wide range of other interrelated subjects.(Berger 294) Sports medicine is

Disease and You Human Disease and Their Control follow up questions 1a) When people refer to pathogens, they are talking about bacteria that cause disease. 1b)The toxins actually excreted by the pathogens are the main cause of diseases although thetoxins are only by-products of the pathogen's metabolism. 2a)In most cases, the toxins excreted by the pathogens find there way into the circulatory system. Thus, sometimes, the infection is caused somewhere else from where the toxins were

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

AIDS and YOU (May 1987) By Martin H. Goodman MD (this essay is in the public domain) Introduction: AIDS is a life and death issue. To have the AIDS disease is at present a sentence of slow but inevitable death. I've already lost one friend to AIDS. I may soon lose others. My own sexual behavior and that of many of my friends has been profoundly altered by it. In my part of the country

Obstacles to Pain Treatment Through the Use of Narcotic Analgesia apparently what my word processor (clarisworks) encodes as a "tab" your system or lynx or something takes as an excuse to majorly fuck up and send me to all sorts of help pages and idicates all sorts of comands like list and edit and search and anyway because of this i had to submit with new paragraphs indicated by a bunch of spaces on the same line as the previous paragraph Pain, especially severe pain can be considered the

Weed Control XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX First Period English 10 Honors August 23, 1998 1 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX English 10 Honors August 23, 1998 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Marijuana is the focus of more debate today than any other drug. This conflict has recently intensified due to propositions passed in Arizona and California that allow the medical use of marijuana to treat serious illnesses. Recent public opinion polls have shown that 70 percent or

Inhalant use concerns me due to the availability of substances for young people. I don't feel that most students comprehend how dangerous they can be since they are not illegal products. Prior to reading this article I didn't realize that there are three ways to use inhalants - huffing, bagging, and sniffing. The average age of first use of inhalants is 12.3 years, occurring before the first use of alcohol which is 12.6 years. This didn't surprise me since I suspected that 2 of my thir