Despite the government's continuous attempts to reduce inequalities, there is still a noticeable divide in genders. The Government have used methods such as; the equal pay act and the sex discrimination act but both methods may not have been as effective as was hoped. Gender plays an important part in health inequalities. Physical differences account for different vulnerabilities to different diseases and social differences, such as living and working conditions lead to varying health issues. Men & women also have different approaches to diet and obesity, It is expected that by 2030 up to 48% of men and 43% of women will be obese.The life expectancy for men and women are certainly unequal as in 2010 in England the life expectancy of a man is 77.2 whilst the life expectancy for a women is 81.5, whereas in Scotland it is 74.6 and 79.6 for women which is significantly lower than that of England anyway.
Often having 100 or more moles increases your risk of N.M. Another factor is gender, men are more likely to develop N.M. over females. Your age too can play a role and the risk increases for people over 60. N.M. can often develop in people that have a weak immune system. This can be from taking a specific medication or having an organ transplant. There is also a rare disease called Xeroderma Pigmentosum.
HIV/AIDS and the affects it has on African American Women The origin of AIDS and HIV has puzzled scientists ever since the illness first came to light in the early 1980s. For over twenty years it has been the subject of fierce debate and the cause of countless arguments, with everything from a promiscuous flight attendant to a suspect vaccine program being blamed. So what is the truth? Just where did Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease (AIDS) come from? In the early 1980’s gay men were developing rare or incurable diseases that were unexplainable.
Running Head: AFRICAN AMERICAN HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS: ADDRESSING STIGMA AND BETRAYAL African American Heterosexual Woman and HIV/AIDS: Addressing Stigma and Betrayal Abstract The HIV/AIDS epidemic has been around for the last twenty years. In the beginning in America, those most affected by HIV/AIDS were gay white men and intravenous drug users. But the populations affected by the disease have expanded to include Black men and women. Consider that the number of African American women infected through heterosexual sex is the largest growing infected population and that the numbers are rising disproportionately. Many factors account for this, the main one being betrayal from the men in their lives who engage in sexual
Tanning beds may be thought of as a quick and easy way to look better, but in reality, the damage being done to your skin can never be reversed. One of the biggest risks of tanning beds is skin cancer. According to Fisher & James (2010), “The incidence of melanoma is increasing more rapidly than that of any other cancer. From 1992 through 2004, there was a particularly alarming trend in new melanoma diagnoses among girls and women between the age of 15 and 39” (p. 901). Over the years, as the hours for indoor tanning increases, so has the risk for melanoma.
et al (2000). Problems in patient safety are due to, as Kohn L. et al (2000) stated, many kinds of adverse events (“any unintended or unexpected event that could or did lead to harm for one or more patients” cited by Milligan F. et al (2005)) in patient safety that may occur during the course of providing health care. If truth be told, it “estimates that tens of millions of patient world-wide suffer disabling injuries or death every year due to unsafe medical care” WHO (2008). Such events that are mentioned by Kohn L. et al (2000) include transfusion errors, adverse drug events (ADE), wrong site of surgery and surgical injuries, preventable suicides, restraint-related injuries or death, hospital-acquired or other treatment related infections, falls, pressure ulcers and mistaken identity. It is thought that more than two-thirds or about 70% of these adverse events are preventable that is why patient safety has become increasingly important in Health Care.
More or less it’s been good and bad. I ask why hasn’t marijuana been legalized across the country only because America has accepted much worse. There are substances sold daily that are far more damaging to the people of United States and its communities. Alcohol and tobacco is a substance that can cause long-term and short-term damage to the body. Alcohol alone can cause “high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, digestive problems” as well as depression, anxiety, and more (Alcohol and Public Health, 2014).
The percentage of smoking in Dundee is twice as in deprived Tayside communities. There are also high teenage pregnancies in Dundee than the Scottish rate children have been failed to have dental extractions. The rate of cancer, heart disease and suicide rates are obviously high at Dundee social class will determine the health of people. The people who excluded are discriminated against on the disability, age, ethnic background and migrant status. Moreover, the place where you live can affect the health such as noise level, pollution and the maintenance of having, incidence of damp and level of crime.
Medical Malpractice A Serious Problem Ivory Hill 9/16/2011 Instructor Klingfus To date, there are more problems in the U.S. than anyone cares to admit, and among those problems, Medical Malpractice is as serious as it gets. In many ways, malpractice is changing the face of medicine. Many doctors are being sued for no good reasons and because of this more laws are passed on state and federal levels, also, more doctors are practicing “Defensive Medicine” as a means of avoiding lawsuits. This means higher costs and poorer quality of care for patients. There are plenty of good reasons to sue a doctor, like if he removes the wrong limb or gives a medication you are allergic to and it causes harm, but suing because you disagree with
Abstract Urinary tract infections are a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year. Infections of the urinary tract are the second most common type of infection in the body. Women are especially prone to Urinary Tract Infection for reasons that are not yet well understood. One woman in five develops a Urinary Tract Infection during her lifetime. Urinary Tract Infection in men are not as common as in women but can be very serious when they do occur.