April Tovar Professor Preston ENGL 1301.45260 27 July 2015 The Real Dangers of Vaccines In the research paper by Roberta Kwok, she succeed to explain and convince her readers that vaccines do in fact have serious side effects. Kwok explains this to us through doing research about different scientists and what is there take in why vaccines have these dangerous side effects, by having done scientific calculations and research and by having stories about how vaccines have affected healthy people and what they have done. She has done research from different universities, different scientists, and looking at different stories from people whose lives have been affected by vaccines. Kwok is a freelance science writer and has researched many public
The doctors believe there is a strong body/mind/emotional context to her problem. The hospital practices evidence based medicine and ask you to provide an evidence-based decision as to whether your programs could help in this case. Case 1: Louisa Age: 25 Presenting problem-Louisa has a history of allergies. Currently, she has a very stubborn and agonizing rashes on hands and arms. Doctors query eczema but would run more tests to be sure.
Rhabdomyolysis: an imbalance of toxins in blood due to the breakdown on skeletal muscle, could be just that. This disease can affect athletes of all ages and has devastating consequences. When, for instance a wrestler is hit hard on the mat and he injures a muscle, we normally wait for a bruise to arise and figure it will be gone quite soon. This impact on the muscle can actually lead to muscle damage or muscle death. The death of skeletal muscle tissue can leak poisonous intramuscular toxins such as myoglobin and creatine kinase (CK) into the blood stream and have you in the hospital within hours (Torres 2015).
The doctor’s diagnosis of Robson says that she has an inoperable tumor in her abdomen that will eventually spread to her liver and metastasize, and eventually killing her. The prognosis was that Robson was to undergo many rounds of chemotherapy to try to prevent the spreading of the disease. Robson later finds out about the baffling misdiagnosis of her doctors. She discovers the tumor was not inoperable, not going to be cured by chemotherapy, and not going to metastasize in her liver. Robson then devises a list of legally worded reasons as to why her diagnosis was incorrect.
She sat down, took a breath and look at both me and my dad. The words she uttered next are words which I will never forget; “We looked at the scans of your brain and after careful examination we have discovered a medium sized aneurysm on the left side of your brain.” I was petrified even though at the time I did not know what an aneurysm even meant but either way it sounded very serious to me. She went to explain that an aneurysm occurs when the walls of your brain arteries weaken and as a result blood pours into it forming a bubble shaped bulge which can burst and cause death or permanent brain damage. She also said that this is a very rare case as aneurysm are mainly common between women who are sixty years and older. I was the exact opposite, a sixteen year old male!
Survival of the Sickest, by Dr. Sharon Moalem, is a book that reveals the origins of some modern diseases that beset us today. It explains how these sicknesses have been passed on for so many generations, and the impacts they have had on humanity, thus shedding a new light on them. By reading this book, much can be learned from the many different infections the author wrote about. However, hemochromatosis, diabetes, and progeria most exemplify how such terrible diseases worldwide could have provided evolutionary advantages for our ancestors. Hemochromatosis, an inherited disease, is a condition in which the body produces excess iron thinking there isn’t enough iron in the intestines, even though there is.
One of the concluding sentences that Dr. Sharon Moalem directs toward her audience is, “[...] Our relationship with disease is often much more complex than we may have previously realized.” “Survival of the Sickest” delves into the theme of the way inheritance and genetic codes in our bloodlines allows fatal diseases to enter our body and the reasons for this happening. The author discusses various diseases and their origin, and includes facts as to how this disease is able to affect modern life. She suggests that said modern diseases played a necessary part in the survival and selection of those before us in our history. To begin, the author discusses hemochromatosis, a disease that causes an excess of iron in a person’s body. It, in particular, targets the heart and the liver.
Secondly, many individuals are susceptible to getting cancer due to their genetics. According to Document H, “Researchers found that some women have a genetic predisposition to use the pathway that creates the bad metabolite (16-alpha-hydroxyestrone). These women have a greatly increased risk for breast cancer.” If a cell in the reproductive system becomes mutated, the mutation could possibly pass to the next generation. If women with the “bad metabolite” decide to reproduce, their offspring, if female, is more likely to have the bad metabolite.The third factor contributing to this trend is weakness within the immune system due to old age. As an individual ages, their immune system may function improperly.
Although I believe vaccines are central and essential components of public health, there are two kinds of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. The first one is Gardasil, approved in, 2006 and the second one is Cervarix, approved in 2009 by the FDA. Although Gardasil protects against four HPV types (6, 11, 16, and 18), and it is approved for use by females aged 9-26 to help prevent cancer of the vagina, cervix, anal, vulva, also genital warts, there are many reported side effects(KRUSZELNICKI, 2014). According to Gardasil.com, the side effects include pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, dizziness,
As a result of vaccination, antibodies will be produced that attack the weakened virus without infection occurring as it would with natural infection. The antibodies will remain in the body and when exposure to the virus occurs the immune system will have a memory of how to fight it in the future. Despite the biological benefits of vaccinations, there is still debate on this topic. It is important that we understand where people 's doubts about vaccines lie and if they are valid or not. The main concerns people have with vaccines are that they are believed to be unsafe, ineffective and unnecessary, but is this
This course has expanded our knowledge on the causation and effects of numerous diseases that impact the field of epidemiology. A disease that deserves utmost attention is Chlamydia as it severely affects women. This case study is enabling us to explore the effectiveness and efficiency of tests that may be used to curb the problem of this sexually transmitted disease. Chlamydia is very prevalent globally and it is feared by many and yet still there are so many unreported cases of the disease. According to research from the CDC, Chlamydia is a common STD that affects both men and women and can cause serious damage to the reproductive system of women and furthermore lead to potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy presenting a problem for women who
Unfortunately, the donor has to be a perfect match, and this procedure works best at age 16 or below. In “Sickle Cell Anemia” it is stated that, “It is usually reserved for people younger than age 16 because the risks increase for people older than 16”. Luckily blood transfusions are another option that help increase red blood cells, but it unfortunately comes with side effects as well including iron buildup and infections that are even more dangerous for the sickle cell patient. Furthermore, it is critical that sickle cell patients receive vaccinations in order to prevent the danger of infection. “Childhood vaccinations are important for preventing disease in all children.
Due to advances in modern medicine diseases such as polio, small pox, rubella, and diphtheria have been eliminated completely in the United States. Vaccination do have some mild side effects such as fever, pain and tenderness at the injection site, but compared to the diseases they are preventing I think that vaccinations are better. The critics that argue the side effects are dangerous and cause more harm than good are not looking all the medical evidence that shows serious side effects and allergic reactions are very rare. In regards to the critics arguments that vaccines have been linked to autism has also been deemed untrue through medical research. The study that started the debate over autism was done in 1998 by Andrew Wakefield with a paper he published.
Scientists have also researched these and determined these are examples of vaccines that need boosters in order for you to remain protected. Because of the tetanus vaccine deaths in the United States very rarely happen like they used to from injuries. Whooping cough and the flu are now in the controllable range because of the vaccines scientists created. Next,