Health & Medicine Essays and Term Papers
Lyme DiseaseThe National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), P.O. Box 8923, New
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The Effects Of Teenage AlcoholismTeenage drinking is one of the greatest problems facing American teen’s today. Since teen drinking is rising, it is becoming a dangerous disease among young adults.[Alcoholism among]Many teens are becoming alcohol dependent. Some are getting drunk every weekend, some drinking every day. There are ...
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No-Calorie Powder May Substitute For Food's FatGeorge E. Inglett of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Biopolymer
Research Unit in Peoria III invented a no-calorie fat substitute called Z-Trim.
It is a mix of crushed fibers made from the hulls of grains. It can replace the
fat and some of the carbohydrates in foods such as chocolates, ...
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Euthanasiais defined as “the act of killing an individual for reasons being considered merciful.” It is a planned self-deliverance from a painful and hopeless disease. Today’s society has many different names for it such as: suicide, self-deliverance, auto-, aid-in-dying, assisted suicide, death with ...
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Osteoporosis And Effects Of Gavity And SpaceOsteoporosis: a condition characterized by an absolute decrease in the amount of bone present to a level below which it is capable of maintaining the structural integrity of the skeleton.
To state the obvious, Human beings have evolved under Earth’s gravity "1G". Our musculoskeleton system have ...
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Different Life Crises Have Different ImpactsStress and everyday annoyances are not crises. Situations that interfere with normal activity, inspire feelings of panic or defeat, and bring about deep emotional reactions are crises. A crisis is a “turning point” or a crucial time that will make a difference for better or worse. The Chinese ...
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The Clinton Health PlanThe health care situation in the United States is in dire need of a
change. The United States spends more money on health care per individual
than any other nation in the world (14%of its GNP in 1991), and that amount
is quickly rising. Virtually everyone, from doctors to politicians,
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TuberculosisTB is a disease that can cause a serious illness and can damage a person's
organs. Every year more than 25,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with TB
disease. That's only a fraction of the amount of people who carry the
Mycobacterium . Mycobacterium is a rod-shaped
bacterium. TB is spread ...
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Anthrax: Chemical WarfareHaving the threat of Anthrax falling in to the hands of terrorist or paramilitary groups strikes fear in our way of chemical warfare. During the Gulf War, Iraq had large stores of anthrax, which were later destroyed during the war. U.S. military experts say that, Saddam has the capabilities of ...
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AcupunctureA Chinese medical technique; is a medicine originating in
the orient over four-thousand years ago. Used primarily for pain relief, but
also in curing disease and general health improvement. Oriental Medicine views
(illness and pain) as an imbalance of one's energy. With the
energetic balance ...
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The Need For SleepAs fundamental as drinking or eating, sleeping can be described as
a certain necessity that all animals need. Although it can not be proven
beyond the shadow of a doubt what the evolutionary advantages are, there
have been many studies that show what happens if we do not sleep. These
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A Definitive Argument On EuthanasiaEuthanasia is a very controversial topic, one that provokes both anger and sympathy. There are considered to be two kinds of euthanasia: passive and active. Passive euthanasia is to withhold treatment and allow a patient to die of his or her given disease. Active euthanasia is to take direct ...
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The Right To DieLife is a very serious matter, however so is death. At sometime in every person's life they will die. Some people die peaceful deaths where as others die long miserable deaths. Doctors are unable to heal the pain of terminally ill patients yet they must suffer until they die. People should ...
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Euthanasia Is Not The AnswerAll of us no matter how good we are take care of ourselves, exercise, or eat our vegetables, are going to die. We can not escape this. As our population ages in this country the issue of Euthanasia or sometimes called “mercy killing” will continue to be debated.
The issue is now being debated in ...
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TumoursA tumour is a mass of new tissue growth that does not react to
normal controls or the organizing influence of other tissues, and it has no
useful function in the body. This applies to both types of ,
malignant and benign. Malignant, also known as, cancerous , are
additionally defined by their ...
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The Meaning Of AbortionMany have pondered upon . The argument being
that every child born should be wanted, and others who believe that every
child conceived should be born (Sass vii). This has been a controversial
topic for years. Many people want to be able to decide the destiny of
others. Everyone in the United ...
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AIDS In The ClassroomYour five-year-old child is in a class of 20. One of the 20 kids
has AIDS. Wouldn't you like to know which one?
Informing the parents and teachers about a child with AIDS should
be done. The last that we want to do is ostracize a child who life is
already in upheaval. He or she has a right to ...
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Human Nutritionis the study of how food affects the health and survival of the human body. Human beings require food to grow, reproduce, and maintain good health. Without the food our bodies could not stay warm, build or repair tissues, and maintain a good heartbeat. Eating the right foods could help us rid ...
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Forensic PathologyPathology is the medical specialty concerned with examining body
tissues and fluids to contribute to the diagnosis of disease. There are
two types of pathology, anatomic and clinical. So what does forensics
have to do with pathology? What is ? A forensic
pathologist is a specialized branch of ...
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HospiceGeneral Purpose of the Department:
As we have learned, the idea is not new. Literally meaning "given to
hospitality," s provided comfort, kindness, and nourishment to people in
need hundreds of years ago. Today, hospices offer comfort to people as they
near the end of life's journey.
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The Human BrainThe human being is considered to be the ultimate form of life on the
earth. This is not because the human body is strong and agile. Many other
animals posses skills much superior to humans and are able to perform feats
humans can only dream of. The one thing that distinguishes humans from ...
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Lucid Dreams: The First Virtual RealityFor ages people have thought of dreams as curses or blessings that we
could not prevent nor manipulate. This "place" called our dreams has constantly
puzzled us, because it is here where all things are possible and seem to occur.
In our dreams we perform superhuman and wonderful feats that would ...
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Hemophiliais a genetic blood disease, which is characterized by the
inability of blood to clot, or coagulate even from minor injuries. This disease
is caused by an insufficiency of certain blood proteins, called factors, that
participate in blood clotting and often by sudden gene mutation. ...
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Prostate Cancer And TreatmentProstate cancer is a disease that progresses slowely, but is the second deadliest among men. However, in the past ten years reasearchers have found important new treatments and technology to help cure prostate cancer. Prostate problems are most common in men fifty and older. Most can be treated ...
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The Ebola VirusA virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that, having
no independent metabolic activity, can replicate only within a cell of
another host organism. A virus consists of a core of nucleic acid, either
RNA or DNA, surrounded by a coating of antigenic protein and sometimes a
lipid layer ...
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