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    Both defence mechanism of the immune system have ability to distinguish between self and non-self molecules. In immunology, self molecules are those components of an organism’s body that can be distinguished from foreign substances by the immune system (102), while non-self of molecules are those that are recognized as foreign molecules. One class of non-self molecules

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    immunotherapy is.   According to Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Research, Allergen Immunotherapy was a treatment created by Leonard Noon in 1911. It consists of allergy shots that trigger the immune system just enough without causing anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock, is a serious allergic

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    Pros Vaccine Cons

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    Vaccine or no vaccine? Should people more importantly kids be vaccinated against disease such as mumps, measles, and rubella or would that hurt and make the child sick? This is a much debated question. Getting the vaccine would help the kid a lot by protecting him/her against many crucial and deadly diseases, but not getting vaccinated would not make the child sick from what could occur after the vaccine but, leaves the child at a huge risk. This is an important question because it lets everyone

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    Should vaccination be made mandatory? Vaccines are life saving biological preparations that provide immunity to the administered people. This process called vaccination is a Life saving, miraculous, act that has been an effective tool for many goverments to achieve amazing public health victories Whenever some one utters the word vacination , the picture that comes to our mind is the childhood memories of being vaccinated and the related pain. As a child everyone of us would have screamed and

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    Modern medicine provides people with the ability to protect themselves from the world’s most fatal diseases. Merely a century ago, it was not uncommon for a child to die as a result of diseases such as polio, pertussis, and tuberculosis. Today it is highly unlikely for a person to contract these diseases, let alone die from them. However, refusal of vaccinations has been increasing throughout the years. This is due to individual’s unfounded fears and imagined consequences associated with the idea

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    Hello Bhakhtawar and Neeraj, I have enjoyed reading your posts. Deciding on whether to vaccinate can be a moral issue as well as ethical issue. While ethics are recognized as rules of conduct for a particular group or culture, morals can be dictated by what an individual feels is right or wrong conduct. Our social system (Illinois law) dictates vaccinations for school children unless a parent or child objects for religious reasons or a legitimate medical exemption (ilga.gov, 2013). The law as it

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    One of the most controversial matters of today is the HPV vaccine. While some individuals view the vaccine as a preventative measure, others view it as the cause of a variety of medical issues, as well as, a free pass to be promiscuous. New York Times’ personal health columnist Jane Brody addresses some of the alleged cons associated with the HPV vaccine in her article “The Underused HPV Vaccine”. Brody’s purpose in writing this article is to inform about the misconceptions about the vaccine and

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    Tina Mak PSY101 Mon,Wed,Fri 12:30-1:20 Professor Kelley September 18,2015 Should Parents Avoid Vaccinating their Children? Parents and adults around the world have been very cautious when it comes to vaccinating their children. Some parents believe that vaccinations cause their child to have autism, while there are parents who believe children should get vaccinations to prevent diseases and viral infections. Amanda Gardner from Health Day Reporter states

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    Vaccination Mandatory

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    Harmful invaders can take over the immune system and make one sick. Although, vaccinations are available to make the body resistant to cell intruders. When given a vaccine, a weakened or dead version of the disease will be injected into the body. This will potentially spark a slight illness in order to make cells impervious to the sickness the next time it enters the immune system. Whether or not infants, children, teenagers, and even adults should be vaccinated is an extremely controversial matter;

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    RRR: The Culture of Denial In the essay “The Culture of Denial” (2015) by Christopher Delgado, he expounds on the opinion that there is an issue within the public with the trusting of the scientific community’s discoveries. Delgado does this by providing numerous examples of the kind of discoveries that a good amount of the public does not fully believe along with some examples of why those people do not trust said scientific concept. Delgado explains this in order to expose the masses to how much

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    Vaccinations are a vital part of America 's healthcare. Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to combat disease because they are well tested prior to being available to the public. Secondly, they help prevent adults and children from preventable diseases, infections, and viruses. Also, they are a good way to help those who cannot get vaccinated to stay healthy. These are three important reasons to be vaccinated. My first reason vaccines are a good method to use is they are safe and effective

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    There is Little Reason to Be Chicken of the Chickenpox Vaccine How can a virus with the name Chickenpox seem threatening? Years ago having Chickenpox turned into a play date for neighborhood children who had not been exposed to the virus. At eight years old I had developed a rash covering my entire body. Instead of people keeping their children away they asked to bring them over. After several days passed, they also became covered in the same rash. Today the thought of purposely expose a child

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    Vaccines are made up of viruses or bacteria that have been killed or weakened, also known as an antigen, that try to make our antibodies which are called upon by lymphocytes, fight off the virus or bacteria that was placed into the body. But sometimes the antibodies don’t win the fight… Vaccinations use immunisation to prevent infectious diseases by using our bodies natural defence mechanism and if the body can fight off the infectious disease the body will build a resistance to the specific injection

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    The influenza pandemic was devastating among those infected and was responsible for the death of 675,000 Americans and 50 million people all over the world in 1918. As a result of this devastation, vaccines were formulated to prevent future outbreak of deadly and viral diseases, some becoming required by law. However, today many people have decided to boycott any form of vaccination whether it be for their children, or even their pets, due to the modern theory that they may weaken new immune systems

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    particles of certain types of food enter our bodies, and they are called antigens. When your body is sensitive to that particle, it is mistaken by the harmless element for a dangerous invader, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The particles then becomes what we call an allergen. Allergens cause your body to produce Immunoglobulin E antibodies. Antibodies identify and destroy dangerous invaders. Unfortunately, the Immunoglobulin E antibodies release histamine and other

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    Drugs are defined as chemical substances that are used to prevent or cure diseases in humans, animals and plants. The activity of a drug is its pharmacological effect on the subject (person). Drugs act by interfering with biological processes, so no drug is completely safe. All drugs can act as poisons if taken in excess. For example, overdoses of paracetamol can cause coma and death. In addition to their beneficial effects, most drugs have non-beneficial biological effects. Aspirin, which is commonly

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    I. There are numerous amounts of diseases all over the world. In the present time, these diseases are cured or contained by vaccines. A couple centuries ago, doctor Edward Jenner developed the first vaccine in 1796. He discovered this vaccine by observing his ambiance. Jenner realized that milkmaids (tend to cattle) frequently contracted cowpox, but after they convalesced they were immune to the deadlier disease smallpox. So Jenner said, “Why not infect people with cowpox to confer immunity to the

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    The Good the Bad and the Vaccine Vaccines, a term that gives some parents the peace of mind and makes some parents anxious. Vaccines makes our bodies ready to fight disease and viruses more effectively by introducing our body to microscopic amounts of viruses and bacteria. Common deadly diseases such as small pox that took many lives has now been eliminated because of the smallpox vaccine. In the past common diseases such as polio, rubella is now a rare case because of vaccination. To prevent public

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    Listeriosis is an airborne disease which can be treated if it is diagnosed early. This infection is deadly for the elderly, the immune compromised and for pregnant women as it can cause the loss of their child or it can cause their child to suffer different disabilities. The listeria bacterium can be killed by cooking or pasteurization but not by refrigerating it. The incubation period of listeriosis is 3 to 70 days and the illness can last from days to weeks. Causes: It can be caused by the consumption

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    How to get beautiful hair: Women to appear beautiful and healthy hair is a huge contribution | If the hair beautiful, bright, and full of thick black women are not lacking in beauty is visible | so keep hair healthy is vital for women | Hair is a protein called building certain | The skull is the main place of origin | below the surface of the scalp hairs originate from the jelly | active oil glands in the hair roots also do something with that, which causes the hair is beautiful and shine brightly

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