Muscular Dystrophy Muscular Dystrophy (MD) was first accounted in 1830 by Scottish surgeon Sir Charles Bell. It is one of many genetic disorders. This disorder weakens our muscles that help our body move. It is not contagious but it is hereditary. Anyone with MD has incorrect or missing information in their genes, which makes them unable to produce protein. Protein is needed in order for us to have healthy muscles. There are many different types of Muscular Dystrophy. The two common kinds of Muscualr Dystrophy are Duchenne and Becker. Duchenne MD mostly affects boys, but girls who have the gene may show symptoms. Some of the symptoms include loss of reflexes, frequent falls, and clumsiness. Children with Duchenne MD may loose the ability to walk by the time they are adolescence. On the other hand, Beck MD is less severe, but somewhat similar to Duchenne MD. It usually appears around age 11 but it may occur as late as age 25. Some individuals are able to walk until they’re in their mid-thirties or later, while others are unable to walk past their teens. This MD is usually noticed first in the upper arms and shoulders, upper legs, and pelvis. Muscular Dystrophies are diagnosed in various ways. Doctors may review the individual’s medical and family history to figure out if the disease is secondary to a disease affecting an inherited condition. Blood and urine tests are used to distinguish any abnormal genes and help diagnose certain neuromuscular disorders. Genetic testing is used…
485A - Hot Topics in Disease Prevention: From single cells to global health
Donald Hopkins, MD, MPH:
Public Health Measures for Prevention and Control of AIDS
Questions for Paper Summary 3
1. What public health measures are being described in this article?
The main public health measures Dr.Hopkins addresses in this article are: Surveillance, Strategy, and Operation.
Briefly discuss each of these measures.
Survellience and Assesment of population health and promote and protect…
Report 1 Econ2105
Gerald, who the family said was schizophrenic(hears voices, and requires treatment) and who has had several mental health interventions with OCPD and a history of violent behavior, however he has recently bought several guns.
The police tactical unit forced they way into the home. Hume pointed his 9mm Gluck at them. An officer used a stun gun on him; another fired a beanbag rifle at him. But police still had to rush him, pushing him down with their shields.
Many law enforcement…
Chron’s is a sickly disease that causes swelling in any part of the digestive system, mainly the smaller intestines. This disease is an “inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)”.The Chron’s disease can be very difficult to diagnose because it is in some way similar to other things like ulcerative colitis because the both of them cause abdominal pain. Some symptoms are high fever, diarrhea, pains, bleeding, and sometimes…
Cardiovascular disease is the highest known disease for causing mortality among Australia's population. It is also the second highest burden of disease (the first being cancer).
There are three major contributors to the overall burden of death in Australia, these being Coronary Heart Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease and Peripheral Vascular Disease.
The nature of cardiovascular Disease:
Cardiovascular disease affects all areas of the heart, with that being the heart, blood and blood vessels…
Different Type of Diseases
Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a viral hemorrhagic fever and one of the most virulent viral diseases known to humankind. The Ebola virus was first identified in the western equatorial province of Sudan and in a nearby region of Zaire in 1976 after significant epidemics in Nzara, southern Sudan and Yambuku, northern Zaire. The Ebola virus is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected person. Transmission of the Ebola virus has…
The Effect of Etomidate on Neuromuscular Junction
Etomidate is a clinical intravenous anaesthetic drug that is used for the short term induction of anaesthesia and sedation (Valadão et al., 2013). In this circumstance, Etomidate is looked at as a factor of neuromuscular junctions in botox injections. Etomidate aids in spontaneous muscle movements, which include shaking and twitching, which explains that this agent affects the central nervous system or the periphery (Valadão et al., 2013). In this…
David J. LeMaster
4 April 2013
According to the National Institute of Health’s Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “more than 65 million people in the U.S. are living with an STD-the majority of which are incurable viral infections” (Haerens21). There are many things that could make someone uncomfortable. STDs, “Sexually Transmitted Disease”, is one of them. People are uncomfortable with this topic because there are many of them that are victims of STDs every day, and the…
BHS Kimberly Artavia
Health Research J.Campbell
Infectious diseases are diseases transmitted only by a specific kind of contact. Some infectious diseases are Ebola, Smallpox, Black Death and Swine Flu. The smallpox is very contagious and is not related to the chickenpox. Smallpox is a very serious illness caused by a virus called the variola. Smallpox has been wiped out. The last case of smallpox that was diagnosed was on October 26 1977. Vaccine isn’t given because nobody…