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Many illnesses are hereditary; for instance, Huntington’s and Cystic Fibrosis. Other illnesses affected by genes, such as diabetes and cancer. Many advancements make it workable for a solution to target such hereditarily related infections at the sub-atomic levels, and along these lines offer the possibilities...
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The word “autism” or “autistic” are developed from the Greek word “autos” meaning “self.” Leo Kanner used the term “autistic” in 1943 to describe 19 children that were qualitatively different that children diagnosed with childhood schizophrenia. (Cipani, 2011) Autism also is known as Pervasive Developmental...
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The first primary symptom of narcolepsy is excessive daytime sleepiness (Singh et al., 2013). All individuals that have narcolepsy including children and adults show the symptom. Excessive daytime sleepiness affects the normal activities of both children and adults negatively. Adults with narcolepsy are usually unable...
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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementiainternationally (Liu,2013). Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease in which major changes occur in neurological pathways, such as chronic neuronal loss and neuroinflammation (Liu, 2013). Due to the nature of Alzheimer’s disease scientists have limited knowledge...
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Every year there are more and more children born with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and there is more of a need for accommodation for their needs. “The future will likely present teachers with even more students with learning disabilities” (Gerstle and Walsh 35). With these...
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Sleeping is a time where a person can get their time of relaxing and repairing both mind and body. It is related to having a healthy, steady life. The quality, duration, and regularity of sleep determines whether a person has healthy or poor sleeping habits....
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Cultural and geographical borders within any society are believed to create boundaries that limit similarities between those on opposite sides. Contrary to the belief that the qualities of one side do not merge with those of the other, however, it can be seen that certain...
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time introduces fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone, whose counselor has suggested that he write a book. Christopher’s book is about his quest to find out who murdered his neighbors’ dog; however, while searching for clues about the dog Christopher...
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The title of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a reference to a famous Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Conan Arthur Doyle. Baker Street’s most famous resident deduces who committed the crime in this particular story by interpreting a...
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon is the story of Christopher John Francis Boone’s adventures as told by him. The protagonist, Christopher, wrote the book as a murder mystery, describing his investigation of the killing of Mrs. Shears’ dog,...
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Hiding truths and replacing them with lies are often very devastating to family members and even more so when a son’s whole life has been built upon these lies. Mark Haddon, in the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, explores the...
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In the world of medicine, the Alzheimer’s condition is considered to be the enemy of mental health. Sleep deprivation or the lack of sleep is also a factor that is recognized when concerning the healthy state of one’s mind. In various studies, sleep disorders have...
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Comfort Woman, written by Nora Ojka Keller, tells the fictional story of two women, a mother and a daughter, bound by their genetics and torn apart by their varying cultures and experiences. Keller explores not only the past experiences of Akiko the mother, a Korean...
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encompasses a wide range of social and mental afflictions that are difficult to treat. Due to a lack of established treatments for ASD, alternative therapies have been the primary form of intervention. One of these alternatives is animal-assisted therapy, a field...
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Vaccines have been used to prevent diseases centuries, and have saved countless lives of children and adults. The smallpox vaccine was invented as early as 1796, and since then the use of vaccines has continued to protect us from countless life-threatening diseases such as polio,...
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Parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), tend to opt for alternative intervention for their children, for example, the use of gluten-free, casein-free diets, which they perceived as risk-free, to improve the cognitive-behavioral function of their children with ASD. The main focus of...
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Amyloidosis is a relatively uncommon set of diseases caused by a gradual gathering of amyloid in a person’s organs, usually the nervous system, heart, liver, and kidneys. Amyloid is an irregular protein structure that is produced by a person’s bone marrow. Alzheimer’s disease is the...
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There are many different types of disability, and all have significant impacts on the lives of individuals with them. Disability can result from a wide range of conditions, including injury, and the disability that will be the focus of this essay is traumatic brain injury...
Traumatic Brain Injury
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Abstract Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) is a cliniconeuroradiologic entity characterized by variable associations of neurological symptoms. The brain abnormalities are often symmetric and predominate in the posterior white matter. PRES can develop in association with many conditions including hypertensive encephalopathy, eclampsia, and use of...