Posts by: demarrmo

Infant Mortality Rate in China

Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of children under one year of age every one thousand live births. Of the 224 countries evaluated by the World Factbook, China is ranked 110th when it comes to infant mortality rate….

Global Health and Medical Anthropology

I chose global health and medical anthropology after finding the videos from this week’s materials incredibly interesting. After watching the Tribal Jazzman Scholar’s YouTube clip I began to understand more about medicine and western approaches in foreign regions of the…

Erectile Dysfunction

In the Western culture, medication is part of our daily routine. Whether the medication is preventative, to cure, or for enhancement, at some point in time we all will take some form of medication. In our culture we strive for…

Life/Death

After watching the lectures from this week’s materials I know see how biomedicine is a part of the western culture. Before I had this image in my head that biomedicine was merely our health system that is provided, to an…

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is one of the disorders that we covered this week in the experimental approach. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness where an individual has drastic changes in there mood. In the youtube video that was presented in this…

Anorexia in the US

In this article they summarized how eating disorders relate to perfectionism, evaluation and anxiety. Before this research, there has been no research to date that studies the simultaneous effects of all three from the eating disorder. In this study they…

Clown Doctors in NYC

I found “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine” to be incredibly interesting. After reading the first paragraph I would’ve never guessed that these practices take place first of all in the United States, nonetheless New York City. In this…