Healthcare Research Essay Examples and Topics

Radiation Dose Reduction Strategies in Cardiac CT Angiography

Introduction With great advancements in technology especially in the field of medicine, computed tomography (CT) has developed to become a very important clinical tool (Smith-Bindman et al. 2009). The use of CT examinations has also substantially increased. In the U.S., for example, the number increased from 3 million from the 80s to about 70 million […]

Differences in Diabetic Related Cases in African-Americans and Whites

Introduction The research study examines the diabetes epidemic among African-Americans based on the various range of risk as well as structural factors contributing to the prevalence of the disease amongst women. The study mainly emphasizes possible avenues which could be exploited to ensure equal application as well as implementation of the various health care interventions […]

Analysis of Qualitative Nursing Research Study

Problem addressed by the study The study recognizes that patients with breast cancer lack of information on chemotherapy and cognitive changes. The study therefore, aims to help breast cancer patients by providing information on crucial issues related with the condition. The problem addressed by the study is very imperative for nursing to study to ensure […]

Ethics and clinical trials

One of the main questions discussed by scholars is related to the ethical and safety standards established for clinical trials. The main task is to ensure the safety of patients and obtain scientifically rigorous findings. In some cases, these priorities cannot be easily reconciled. This paper is aimed at discussing two articles written by Marcia […]

Patient Anxiety from MRI Scans

Abstract The paper seeks to determine whether there is a relationship between gender, age and level of education in patient anxiety from MRI scans. This is however done by conducting interviews on patients at King Abdul Aziz Medical City in Riyadh. The main causes of anxiety were seen to be the physical surrounding of the […]

Introduction to Nursing Research

Introduction Infant mortality remains a problem of major concern. Deaths resulting from sudden infant syndrome remain a disturbing problem. Infant’s deaths resulting from sudden infant death syndrome are controversial since the causes of the death cannot be explained (Timby & Smith, 2004). Since the causes of the sudden infant death syndrome are unexplainable, eliminating the […]

Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

Design and Methods Used In the Study A study by Aversa et al. to establish the effects of the drug vardenafil on obese men with sexual dysfunction uses all male obese subjects attending the outpatient unit of the health facility (2012). Exclusion criteria for participants include patients on certain medications such as antidiabetic, cardiovascular, statin, […]

Descriptive Method Design – Sample Population

Introduction The issue of sexual dysfunction is very sensitive and not every individual will report his problem. The number of male individuals with sexual dysfunction may therefore be small. The best place to get this population is in a clinical setting due to the sensitivity of the condition. The sample population of this study therefore […]

Experimental Method Design of Research on the Premature Ejaculation

Expected Outcomes Various forms of sexual dysfunction such as premature ejaculation can be explained by different factors. It is believed that they can be physiological and psychological (Durand & Barlow, 2009, p. 361). Therefore, different forms of therapy can be of some use patients who have to cope with this disorder (Durand & Barlow, 2009, […]

Medicine Issues: Epidemiology Study Designs

Choosing the most appropriate study design is a fundamental step in an epidemiological study (Aschengrau and Seage, 2008). According to Aschengrau and Seage (2008), epidemiologists use different epidemiological study designs to answer research questions. This paper highlights epidemiological study designs most commonly used during epidemiological research. Experimental studies According to Aschengrau and Seage (2008), investigators […]

The High Infant and Perinatal Mortality Rates in Chicago

Purpose of the study The objective of the current study is to describe how the application of qualitative methods and internet-based methods can be used encourage community outreach workers to participate in community-based research in the assessment of public health intervention (Peacock et al, 2011, p. 2275). Research hypothesis Outreach workers are also able t […]

Different Types of Diabetes Found in Different Countries

Abstract This paper will discuss the different types of diabetes found in different countries, the rate of growth of diabetes and how the new product helped in achieving all the above objectives. This group work will develop a short term market objective for the company products using the simple, measurable, attainable, realistic and timing method. […]

A Nurse-Led Email Reminder Program

The responsibilities of the registered nurses include a wide variety of activities among which there are the performance of physical exams, the management of health histories, the administration of medications, the collaboration with other medical professionals, the interactions with the patients concerning their knowledge of their diseases and conditions (American Nurse Association, n. d.). When […]

“Some Effects of Lead Contamination on Liver and Gallbladder Bile”

Article Summary Lead poisoning is one of the common health problems affecting mankind today (Bhagwat, Patil, & Sontakkem, 2008). The article “Some Effects of Lead Contamination on Liver and Gallbladder Bile” explores the toxic effects of lead on the human liver. According to the article, lead “results in weight loss, poor liver functioning, and abdominal […]

Differentiation of Renal Progenitor Cells

The differentiation of renal progenitor cells is a task which is critical for many researchers and medical workers who need to help patients whose kidneys are irreversibly damaged. The study carried out by Minyong Kang and Yong-Mahn Han (2014) is aimed at showing how human induced pluripotent stem cells (HIPSCs) can be differentiated in nephron […]

Efficacy of Antibiotic Therapy and Appendectomy

Validity It is necessary to note that choosing the most appropriate research method can be a challenging task but the validity of the research depends on this choice and, hence, evaluation of a research plays an important role (Picardi and Masick 10). The article in question dwells upon the efficacy of antibiotic therapy and appendectomy […]

Why Qualitative Method Was Chosen for Diabetes Program Evaluation

When a program is started, it is important to evaluate it after some time in order to determine the performance. By evaluating a program, those who are in charge are able to determine whether the program is implemented well and what changes should be made. The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) has been launching […]

Article Critique of Bisphenol A

Introduction For over a long period Bisphenol A (BPA), which is a chemical product, has been used in the industrial manufacture of plastics. The plastics include polycarbonates and epoxy resins. This compound is usually produced in large amounts. Polycarbonates are used in very many ways. The uses include making the bottles that are used in […]

Do Alcoholic People Interact Differently?

Alcoholic people spend most of their time in pubs, nightclubs, casinos and other entertainment joints that sell alcohol. The atmosphere in these places is very noisy as a result of loud music that is normally played as well as the noise made by those taking alcohol. Some alcoholics are always noisy in the course of […]

Causes of Noise-induced Hearing Loss

Introduction Hearing loss may be classified differently. The most common classification is based on the pathology where the disease may be conductive or sensorineural. Another classification is based on the cause of the hearing loss, which may be age-related (presbycusis) or in noise-induced cases as discussed below. In conductive hearing loss, the transmission of sound […]

The Effect of Health and Wellbeing on Australian Youth

Introduction Health and wellbeing among youth are important not only for individual happiness but the growth and development of the society and the nation as well (AIHW, 2011). Research and studies note that health and wellbeing of young people results in them becoming responsible citizens of society due to better educational outcomes, healthy lifestyles in […]

Stem Cell Therapy in Colorectal Cancer

Introduction Stem cells constitute a primary target of biomedical research. Research evidence links these undifferentiated cells to different cancers, including colorectal cancer. The crypts (compartments) in the colorectal tissues contain stem cells at their bases that proliferate into new cells to supplant damaged cells lining the colon (Reza et al. 69). This process is usually […]

The Problem Statement: Nursing

Modern day management of diseases is a complex task for health care professionals at various clinical settings. However, with the interference of nursing strategies, the job is under control and it is a relief for patients too who are in need of great care of nursing. Research in nursing involves several aspects right from the […]

Critical Analysis of Published Articles: Autism

Introduction There are four major elements when it comes to designing research. These four elements are enumerated as follows: epistemology; theoretical perspective; methodology; methods (Gray, 2009, p.12). These four elements will be used to critically analyse two published research in the study of autism. After the analysis, the proponent of this study would compare the […]

President Reagan’s thoughts on abortion

The abortion debate has raged on for a long time generating controversy after controversy. Abortion revolves around the sensitive issue regarding the life of the unborn. So acrimonious is the debate, that it has attracted the attention of popular figures such as the former United States President Ronald Reagan. In his opinion, Reagan states that […]

The Barriers for conducting epidemiological studies on chronic diseases

Epidemiological are studies concerned with the causes of the health occurrences, their patterns and consistency in the wellbeing of the population. This is usually done in a predetermined population under a specified environment. The purpose is to influence public policy decisions through the consideration of; disease spread, risk aspects and preventive measures to be taken. […]

Article Critique: “The cost-effectiveness of screening mammography beyond age 65-years: a systematic review of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force” by Mandelblatt et al.

The Mandelblatt et al.(2003) article examined the cost effectiveness of screening patients 65 years and older on the basis that such tests were warranted given the potential for sufficient treatments to be applied so as to prevent the spread of cancer and ensures that the patient live a longer life. Such a position goes against […]

Health Needs Assessment

Purpose of the study The analysis of the article will seek to provide a critical review of the article titled “Community health needs assessment with precede-proceed model: a mixed methods study” by Ying Li, Jia Cao Hui Lin, Daikun Li, Yang Wang and Jia He (2009). The purpose of the study was to evaluate the […]

Proposal for improved Healthcare Research that is based on the modern technologies at AHRQ

Introduction The Agency for Healthcare Research Quality is a federal agency under the United States Department of Health and Human Services that has the responsibility of ensuring that there is improved superiority, safety, competence and efficacy in the delivery of healthcare services and medical research. This is in accordance with the mission of the organization. […]

Using embryonic stem cells to grow body parts

Abstract Embryonic stem cells have been used over the years to treat or reduce chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiac ailments. Stem cells have the potential to save millions of lives by using them to grow body parts for people in need. However, its use has stirred ethical debates with many arguing that […]

Neuroimaging Experiments and Memory Loss Studies

Neuroimaging experiments are applicable in the study of memory loss. Brain imaging is very crucial. This is because it enables the examination of the cognitive and affective processes. The “functional Magnetic Resonance imaging,” (fMRI) may also be applicable in the examination of memory loss. It facilitates the gathering of images related to various neural actions. […]

Article Critique: “Timing of preoperative patient teaching”

Introduction The article, “Timing of preoperative patient teaching” by Lepczyk, Hunt, and Rowley is a research paper that seeks to investigate the effects of timing of preoperative patient teaching on pre admission and post admission anxiety as well as knowledge levels. The researchers start by justifying the purpose of the research. This justification lies in […]

Researching Health: Research Proposal for Bissertation

Research Methodology Justification of the research topic Radiation therapy is a critical medical procedure that requires a lot of attention ranging from the medical practitioners, the patient’s commitment and in some cases excessive financial burdens. Radiotherapy in itself does not serve as a preventive approach to the curing of diseases rather than therapeutic (Hall 2002). […]

Analysis of Autism Disorder

Introduction Autism is a disorder that affects children at the very tender age of their lives especially within the first three years. This disorder affects the brain of the child during growth so that it does not develop in the right way thus affecting the social and communication skills of the child. A child suffering […]

Significance of neural plasticity on visual perception

Introduction Purpose Neural plasticity as concept describes the process through which the brain adapts itself and rewires to the environment. Such a process is manifested in both the physical and chemical nature. Against traditional psychologists who previously opined that the brain is developed fully in the infancy period, the contemporary psychologists have demonstrated that the […]

The Effects of Energy Drinks and Alcohol on Neuropsychological Functioning

The article by Curry and Stasio (2009, pp. 473-481) acts as a literary source of information when a clinician intends to gather data on a clinical trial. However, a critical review of this article reveals that there are several issues that the authors fail to adhere to. The evaluation carried out in the current paper […]

Smoking of Hookah

Introduction Hookah refers to an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where smoke cools by passing through water (Miller, 2006). Hookah often applies in smoldering flavored tobacco known as Shisha. A physician from Persia used water in a bowl to purify and cool smoke, thus inventing hookah. The physician […]

Article Analysis: “Barriers of research utilization from the perspective of nurses in Eastern Turkey” by Tan, Sahin and Ozdemir

Introduction Despite access to research findings, nurses do not utilize these research findings as required. This is caused by lack of support from senior managers and other health officers. Another barrier in the utilization and implementation of research findings is that some health articles are not written in English. Lack of implementation is also as […]

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Implications and limitations The sample in the research was a proposed study in the National Football players’ league. The players interviewed suffered from head injuries, causing the Chromic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The sample for the research is the players with head injuries. In a research, the proposed sample should reflect coverage of the represented population. There […]

MDMA Abuse’s Problems

The introduction The effect of MDMA on people’s brain When speaking about neurobiology of MDMA (3,4 meythylenedioxymethamphetamine) abuse, it is necessary to highlight some fundamentals concerning the effect of one of the major drugs on people’s brain. First of all, it should be pointed out that ecstasy impacts on dopaminergic and serotonergic neurons. However, one […]

Ecstasy and Memory Impairment Neurological Correlation

Introduction The three articles chosen for analysis focus on the neurological correlation between ecstasy and memory impairment; one by Simon and Mattick (2001) assessed the relationship between ecstasy use and memory impairment. The second one by Zakzanis & Young (2001) dwelt on memory impairment in abstinent MDMA users over one year. Lastly, a study done […]

Head Injuries and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Methodology The focus of the proposed study is on patients suffering from head injuries and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, (CTE). Case control methodology is appropriate for this study. To enhance efficiency, the case control methodology must assume a retrospective approach. This is because the proposed study involves examination of the existing cases of head injuries in […]

Nutrition Challenges in UAE

This paper gives a summary of the findings of five articles carried out in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), relating to various health challenges. The first article involves a study conducted by Laleye et al. (2011) which assessed the intake of vitamin D and vitamin A by female students at the UAE University, based on […]

The contribution of medical, social and diet changes on heart attacks in middle aged men

Sample This study targets 500 men aged above 45, who are the respondents that this survey seeks to gather information from. The respondents will be requested to share information willingly and to make the results credible, their identities will not be revealed in the study. The targeted respondents will mainly share their experiences regarding the […]

Research Proposal /Autism

Qualitative research design was chosen as the survey design appropriate for the study on autism. According to Strauss and Corbin (1990), qualitative research refers to as every type of study whose result is not based on any statistical approach or any other quantification method. According to (Patton, 2002, p.39), qualitative research produces findings arrived at […]

Human Fine Body Hair Enhances Ectoparasites Detection, by Dean and Shiva-Jothy

Introduction In this research article, Dean and Shiva-Jothy experimentally tested the relationship between the defensive action of human hair and the activities of ectoparasites. In the study the co-researchers have used experiential design to compare a parasite search times on the shaved and unshaved arm of the same host and the ability of the host […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder

As human beings grow up, they are bound to develop various behaviors that they carry on with, even in their adulthood. The behaviors could be of any type ranging from deviance to anti-social dispositions. Parents become worried when they realize that their children have any of these abnormalities. To some parents, they may realize the […]

Public Policy: Obesity and Aging Society

Introduction In the aging societies of the United States, obesity has undergone a dramatic increase in recent years. People attribute this to many factors ranging from the excessive intake of energy food through lack of proper physical exercises to genetic susceptibility. They further estimate that approximately one-third of adults in the United States are obese, […]

Drugs Usage in Sports

Introduction During a 30- minute interview, I sat down with a former coach of mine and discussed drug usage among high school athletes. The coach touched upon a few issues concerning drug testing policies, drug education and awareness programs for coaches and athletes used at high schools in Mississippi. INTERVIEWER: Are the incidents of drug […]

Upton Sinclair’s “Living and Dying in Packingtown, Chicago”

Introduction The article “living and dying in Packingtown, Chicago” is a representative story about life in a town that is much characterized by intense suffering of families and abuse of responsibility by the industries that are established there. This paper seeks to write a summary of the article. The paper will look into the major […]

The Rate of Smoking Among HIV Positive Cases.

Proposed Title of the Research Study The efficacy of use of work groups in reducing the rate of smoking among HIV positive cases. Summary of the Proposed Study In summary this project intends to investigate the efficacy that group work among HIV positive smokers has in reducing their rate of smoking behavior and thereby inform […]

The Qualitative and Quantitative Research Strategies: Drug Addiction

There are lots of different ways to conduct proper social science research, and there are several crucial steps, which cannot be ignored and have to be taken anyway. These steps are the following: picking out a proper research topic, evaluation of possible research strategies, and making clear and strong conclusions. In this paper, quantitative and […]

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media

The article under consideration is titled Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media and it is written by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) (2004). The article “provides guidelines for primary care clinicians in managing children with uncomplicated acute otitis media (AOM) who are aged between two months […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Presentation Aids in Group Presentations

Introduction Presentations are an integral part of communicating in a group setting. In making presentations, the use of presentation aids has been seen to contribute to the effectiveness of the presentation process. Owing to their great success in enhancing the presentation efforts, presentation aids have become so prevalent that sometimes they are seen to be […]

An overview of heroin trends in New York City

At the time of writing this article, the author was the Chief Executive Officer at the Bureau of Applied studies in New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Published in ‘The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine’, the article aims at describing the state of heroin use and abuse in New York. […]

Adding Latinos to Health Rolls

The article entitled States Struggle to Add Latinos to Health Rolls is written by Jennifer Medina and Abby Goodnough. The article is based on the data revealing slow rate at which Latinos are registering for public funded health care services. The authors name specific states that have so far registered low numbers of applicants though […]

The Extent of Drug Abuse Among People in America

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Said He Lied about Crack Cocaine Use Because He Was Embarrassed Mayor lied about the use of crack cocaine The article titled “Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he lied about crack cocaine use because he was embarrassed” talks about the use of cocaine by a public figure. It was published on […]

Molly Drug Usage in the American Society

Article summary James McKinley article in The New York Times discusses overdose of an ecstasy drug called Molly, and death resulting from the same. Molly is a new ecstasy drug sold to the youth in the United States. To be precise, Molly is a street name for a drug referred as MDMA (3, 4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine). […]

Walking Economy in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Introduction People suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience less muscle control (Meg, Clarissa & Margaret, 2010). Symptoms include involuntary shaking of limbs when at rest and muscle rigidity. Patients also lose posture and become abnormally slow in performing certain life functions (Meg, Clarissa & Margaret, 2010). There has been very little success in terms of […]

Phases of Preclinical Trials in Drug Development

Introduction The developments of drugs often undergo various processes before being introduced into the market. One of the processes is the preclinical trials. Preclinical trials are conducted to ascertain the effectiveness of the drug on the treatment of the targeted disease (Mulay, 2001). According to the procedures and regulations governing drug development, preclinical trials are […]

Introduction to Clinical Trial

Introduction Studies show that human behaviors are subjective to whatever each one believes or knows. In fact, in most studies the expectations tend to present certain degrees of risks that influence the research outcomes. The expectations seem to occur particularly whenever the assessments show some level of subjectivity. The resultant effect is the generation of […]

Ethical Problems in Clinical Trials

Introduction Clinical research undergoes constant changes with time as practices change. The profession has achieved best practices because of relationships among key players, their roles, and responsibilities. Some of the notable players in clinical trials include, research participants; research sponsors or Contract Research Organizations; government agencies and other affiliated institutions; regulators; the research team; and […]

Organization and Monitoring of Clinical Trials

Introduction Psychotherapists have always preferred using placebos as a way of making their patients develop positive attitude towards a given medication. According to Harrington (1999), placebos are inert drugs given to patients in order to improve their psychological conditions while in the process of receiving physiological attention. Given that the drug is inert, it does […]

Introduction to Clinical Trial Research

Introduction This is a review and critique of the Wonder Drug Protocol based on its design, objectives, criteria for patient inclusion, study procedures, and safety and efficacy parameters. Design Before the beginning of any clinical study, the research team and the sponsor must ensure that several components of the study are in place (World Health […]

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Introduction The treatment of prostate cancer is normally accompanied by some undesirable side effects such as bowel and urinary incontinence, and most commonly, erectile dysfunction. According to Klein (2000), of all these any other side effects, it is the erectile dysfunction (ED) that is the most common and the one that bother’s most men because […]

Importance of Demographic Logistics When Opening a Medical Facility

Demography Opening of a new medical facility The purpose of this study is to examine the kind of demographic logistics that are essential when opening a medical facility in a given location. The paper will focus on highlighting whether demography has a significant relationship to health care. The paper will be of invaluable relevance to […]

Examination of a Global Population Issue

Introduction South Africa is one of the strongest and fastest developing countries in Africa. A country that was heavily affected by racial segregation during the apartheid rule that ended in 1994, South Africa has experienced massive growth in its economy over the past two decades. This may be attributed to its rich mineral reserves, especially […]

Analysis of Nursing Quantitative Research

This study recognized that the education of patients in various rural areas varies widely and it was due to several reasons affecting the nurses who were to impart this information. There are factors that impacted the education of patients in those numerous rural areas. It is important to study this so as to prevent and […]

Population Health Assessment: The African Americans in Brooklyn

Biophysical Considerations The African Americans in Brooklyn comprise of 35 percent of the total population. The actual population of the blacks is 862, 864. The females are 50.2% of the population. On age distribution, persons below 6 years represent 6.8%, 6-19 years represent 14.5%, 20-64 years represent 69.6% and those above 64% represent 9.1% of […]

Is there a significant difference in the proportion of cholesterol values greater than the mean of the control group between the 2-day, 4-day, and 14-day?

Statement of the purpose There is a significant difference in the proportion of cholesterol values greater than the mean of the control group between the 2-day, 4-day and 14-day heart attack patients. Background Heart attack cases have been associated with the level of cholesterol in a patient. Low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol concentration is factor that contributes to […]

Epidemiology of Hypertension – Medical Analysis

Abstract The incidence of hypertension among Africans- Americans is high. Although many researchers report that genetics play an imperative role in the occurrence of hypertension among Africans-Americans, the prevalence of high blood pressure is low in Africans. Cooper et al., (1999) conducted studies to explore the reasons behind the high incidence of hypertension in Africans-Americans. […]

EPI Medical Analysis

Introduction Healthy blood pressure is presented by physicians as 120/80; however, there are numerous incidences whereby the blood pressure level rises to 140/90 especially in stressful situations. If blood pressure persists at this level, then physicians diagnose the patient with hypertension. Studies show that a majority of americans experience a rise in blood pressure with […]

Description of Ethical issues on collection of Henrietta cells without her knowledge

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which forms part of Rebecca Skloot’s works, is a detailed description of science. It talks about racial politics that are related to medicine and health interventions. It gives a highlight of Lacks family’s difficult experiences by explaining the story of Henrietta Lacks about the immortal cells called HeLa in […]

The side effects of drinking alcohol

Introduction Although the health effects of drinking have been a subject of great controversy, a keen examination of the issue reveals that alcohol consumption has more negative effects on health than it can possibly be beneficial to human health. Drinking of alcohol has been proven to have adverse effects on the health of people with […]

Alcoholism Disease or Self Will

Introduction Alcoholism is a compulsive disorder due to the addictive effects it has on alcoholics. It is a deteriorative disorder characterized by addiction, lack of self-control, distorted thinking, and tolerance to alcohol. Alcoholism claims 100,000 lives annually and this is an alarming figure for the involved parties to ignore. About 9% of adults in the […]

Expanding Federal Government Funding of Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research is no ordinary scientific experiment such as the Wright Brothers attempting to invent the first airplane or Jonas Salk attempting to develop the first polio vaccine. Stem cell research is a controversial topic because it promises so much but at the same time requires a steep price to pay for something that […]

Reasons why readmission of CHF patients is high in local setting

Abstract CHF is a health condition that affects normal operations of the body of a human person by interfering with the supply of blood to other body parts leading to the impairment of their normal functioning. The condition affects many people in different countries throughout the world. The U.S. is one of the developed countries […]

Congestive heart failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is one of the common health challenges in aging persons. The health condition is one of the major causes of deaths and health complications for individuals that above sixty-five years. Congestive heart failure is not only a major cause of health complication and death in aging individuals but also contribute high […]

Drug addiction and its effects

Introduction Did you know that Drug Addiction is a Disease? Many people refer to it as behavioral problem but it impacts the brain hence a chronic brain disease. Drug addicts become obsessed with drugs such that they always want to take more. This is normally as a result of changes that occur to the brain. […]

Concepts of Prenatal drug Exposure Vs poverty on Infants

The environment of a person is an important factor in shaping the character of that person. When an infant is born its social and cognitive characters as it grows up is mostly influenced by the environment in which it was brought up. There are many factors that influence the child’s behavior. For instance if a […]

How meth affects women and their children

Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth or speed, glass, crystal or crank, is a powerful stimulant that affects the central nervous system of human beings. It is a highly addictive drug. It stimulates the brain and the spinal cord hindering the normal function of neurotransmission. Meth is sold inform of pills, capsules, powder and chunks and […]

Resource Identification, Evaluation and Selection: Congestive heart failure

Overview Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is one of the common health challenges in aging persons. The health condition is one of the major causes of deaths and health complications for individuals that above sixty five years. Congestive Heart Failure is not only a major cause of health complication and death in aging individuals but also […]

Maternal Mortality: Situations, Policies and Programs

Scenario Differences Maternal mortality is responsible for over 514,000 women’s lives every year. Almost all of these lives can be saved in case an affordable, high quality obstetrics care is made available 24 hours a day, every week. Most of these deaths are as a result of hemorrhages, sepsis (infection), eclampsia, obstructed labor, and unsafe […]

Blood Clot Risk from Stents Seen in African-Americans

The article “Blood Clot Risk from Stents Seen in African-Americans” by Denise Mann deals with the recent discovery that African-Americans are more subjected to the blood clot development with drug-coated stents in comparison with non-African-American patients. In spite of the strong evidence that such tendency does exist, scientists cannot define the reason for it, though […]

The Major Medical Causes of Maternal Deaths

The world health organization estimates that half a million women die each year due to complications arising during pregnancy or birth. In Indonesia alone the Center for Health Research at the University of Indonesia estimates that 400 maternal deaths occur in every 100,000 live births in the country (Meiwita, Hull and utomo). Maternal death is […]