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There are several differences between mitosis and meiosis. They both reproduce but differently mitosis uses asexual reproduction, this occurs in all organisms. All of the offspring are identical. Mitosis is uses this to complete repairs and general growth of the…

Ebola Virus in West Africa

The ebola virus has become a major problem in Africa recently, although the virus has been around for quite some time. West Africa is currently facing its worst outbreak of the ebols virus known in history. The World Health Organization…

Epidemiology

The area of medical anthropology that I find most interesting is the epidemiology section. Epidemiology is a very interesting study as it combines aspects of anthropology and statistics to trace patterns of health, different causes, and the effects of diseases…

Community Health

When providing healthcare to a community, it is not merely those that are sick that one is affecting. The most important thing with this is the upbringing and improvement of the healthcare, itself. In other words, treating an elderly patient…

Community health

  I chose community health because I’d like to know more about why certain areas within the United States have a higher or lower frequency of certain illnesses and diseases. Also I’d like to know what is causing this fluctuation…

Community Health

I’d say the intersection of anthropology that most interests me would have to be community health. I like the idea of being close and intertwined with an aspect or area of the community in which I feel comfortable and close…

Sexual Health in India

Even in the United States, sexual health and education can be a very controversial topic, especially in schools. It is interesting when we think of how liberal America is when it comes to these topics, and that if it is…

Ebola in West Africa

I chose to discuss Ebola in West Africa for a multitude of reasons, the main one being that I have a friend who is currently volunteering in Ghana, a country in Africa that is neighboring the countries suffering from this…

HIV in Malawi

The global health problem I will be focusing on is the HIV epidemic in Malawi. According to the article that I will be citing from, sixty four percent of the people in the world living with HIV reside on the…

Ebola in Africa

Ebola is a virus that spreads through the transmission of bodily fluids from person to person.  At it’s deadliest, Ebola has been known to kill up to 90% of those it infects.  The current strain which is spreading throughout western…