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02 Jun 2010

The effect of loud music and headphones on long-term hearing loss

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

In this combined literature study and experiment, I investigated to what extent listening to loud music via headphones affected long term hearing loss. In spring of 2010, a group of college students at University of Virginia took a hearing test using a sound curve generating software. I compared...

08 Apr 2010

Patient's history of health and healing: The many causes and cures of the ailments of Samuel Pepys

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Samuel Pepys epitomized the medical beliefs of the 17th century British patient. In his 1663 diary he chronicled his diseases and noted the perceived causes and treatments of those diseases. Pepys believed there could be multiple causes for disease, including religion, humoral imbalance, and the...

24 Mar 2010

The moral issues of gene therapy and genetic engineering

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

The purpose of this essay is to thoroughly discuss the principles as well as the advantages versus the moral issues of gene therapy and genetic engineering. Multiple aspects of biotechnology centered on the topic of gene therapy will be analyzed and elaborated on. Particularly,...

11 Mar 2010

vCJD/Mad cow disease

Thesis - 2 pages - Medical studies

vCJD stands for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. It is the disease humans get when they consume beef from cows with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease). vCJD is a separate disease from regular CJD, which, though it is a prion disease that causes similar symptoms, cannot be...

11 Mar 2010

Inhibitory brainstem circuits and changes in hearing loss

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

The goal of this proposal is to make a detailed and ultra-structural analysis of olivocochlear and intra-cochlear circuits in the auditory system of the CBA/J, DBA/2J. CBA/J mice represent a model for normal hearing; DBA/2J mice exhibit early onset, progressive hearing loss that is a model for...

11 Mar 2010

Ectopic pregnancy

Presentation - 20 pages - Medical studies

Pregnancy that is implanted outside the uterine cavity at a site that by nature is not designed anatomically or physiologically to accept or permit growth of the conceptus. Doubling timing in normal intrauterine pregnancy is 48 hrs. Minimum 66 % [ range 65 - 100 %]...

28 Feb 2010

Insane in an 18th century membrane

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

Michael MacDonald's assertion that the eighteenth century was a “disaster for the insane” constitutes many varying opinions. The proliferation of medical discourse concerning the mentally ill increased by the late 1600's and the taboo subject of madness gradually gained popularity in...

28 Feb 2010

Understanding occupational therapy

Thesis - 2 pages - Medical studies

The goal of occupational therapy is to improve the lives of people restricted by either mental or physical disabilities. Occupational therapists assess the patient's condition and situation, and work towards developing activities of daily living (ADL). They begin with critical...

22 Feb 2010

Acute glomerulonephritis: (Acute nephritic syndrome)

Presentation - 25 pages - Medical studies

CCF & Acute Pul Edema - Dyspnea, restlessness, may be hypotensive due to heart failure & shock. Hypertensive encephalopathy-drowsiness, convulsion, blurring of vision, headache. Nephrotic Syndrome-Mixed picture of NS+ AGN. Oligouria and hypertension persists...

22 Jan 2010

Sexual differentiation revisited: Contributions of gene expression to a hormonal process

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

The central dogma of sexual differentiation states that only the secretion of gonadal hormones causes all somatic sex differences that arise in tissues and organs. Nonetheless some traits in mice and bird models have been shown to differentiate independently of the animal's gonadal sex. Studies...

05 Jan 2010

All about epilepsy

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

Even today, the subject of epilepsy is one we tread around uncomfortably. For too many years, epilepsy evoked grotesque images of a person losing consciousness, seemingly unaware of what's going on. His or her body is thrashing and jerking around, convulsing in uncontrollable seizures, while...

28 Dec 2009

A study on abnormal attraction

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Pedophilia is a term that is loosely used by many people and is continuously confused with other disorders or crimes. A pedophile is a person, who is usually a man, whose sexual interest in prepubescent children exceeds his sexual interest in physically mature adults. Pedophiles...

27 Dec 2009

Allergies: Types and effects on our health

Thesis - 6 pages - Medical studies

According to the World Health Organization, allergies are the sixth largest global disease. Respiratory allergies are most common with 10 to 20% of the French population suffering from allergic rhinitis and 2.5 million people with asthma. Skin allergy may cause atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis,...

26 Dec 2009

Practical guide for vegans during pregnancy and children

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

A pregnant woman should receive a more elaborate supply to the fetus grows and changes in her body. A series of studies at "The Farm", a vegan community in the USA, shows that vegans can get pregnant very normal and that infants, toddlers and children can follow a vegan diet safely. It is...

01 Dec 2009

Vegetarian and vegan: Living without meat

Thesis - 24 pages - Medical studies

Being vegetarian or vegan is nothing extraordinary, what is difficult is to take the step to have the energy, strength of character to stand out from the current majority and fulfill the daily difficulties associated with their choice. The difficulties are not, contrary to what many may think of...

01 Dec 2009

Official position of the American Association of diet and dietitian of Canada on the vegetarian nutrition

Thesis - 22 pages - Medical studies

The view of the ADF on the health benefits of vegetarianism for human health is also not new. The Association states that: "This position was adopted by the" House of Delegates (“House of Delegates" is the deliberative body of the ADF, composed of representatives of various fields of...

01 Dec 2009

Hypertension: The silent killer

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

In the U.S., according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES III); at least 30% of patients with hypertension are not aware of their condition, and only 31% of patients treated achieve target blood pressure below 140/90 desired mmHg.3 In Indonesia, with level of awareness...

01 Dec 2009

Essentials of vitamin B12

Thesis - 11 pages - Medical studies

The term vitamin B12 includes a group of related compounds called "cobalamins", including "hydroxocobalamin," adenosylcobalamin, "methylcobalamin" and "cyanocobalamin". This vitamin is used to criticize veganism because it is thought, generally, but inaccurately, that products of animal origin...

30 Nov 2009

Nobel economics and information asymmetries health

Thesis - 9 pages - Medical studies

Americans Akerloff George A, A Michael Spence and Joseph E Stiglitz jointly received the Nobel Prize in economics October 11 last. The Royal Swedish Academy wanted to reward work "on markets with asymmetric information", which allow to consider how some agents have more information than others...

30 Nov 2009

The function of sleep and its effects on health deprivation

Thesis - 13 pages - Medical studies

A human being spends on average 28 years of his life sleeping. The role of sleep remains obscure but the consequences of its deprivation on the health is of growing interest. It appears that sleep deprivation is associated with certain conditions related to food (obesity and diabetes) by altering...

30 Nov 2009

Hospital rankings online in the US: What methodologies?

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

In France, we know the rankings are published regularly by the weekly Le Point (rankings of hospitals, clinics, maternity clinics). To date, the online rankings are virtually nonexistent in France. In the U.S. however, in a context where health is more in tune with market forces and consumerism...

30 Nov 2009

Medical errors in the United States: Who pays?

Thesis - 9 pages - Medical studies

The end of the year 2002 was marked by a wind of revolt among French doctors. At the root of their dissatisfaction, a lack of manpower made it even more difficult by the holiday season approaches the one hand and the expiration of their contracts of insurance at December 31 on the other. The law...

30 Nov 2009

Guide to protein supplements: Whey protein

Thesis - 11 pages - Medical studies

It is difficult to navigate through the many preparations of protein in whey powder available in stores or online. Jargon labels often incomprehensible to most consumers are puzzling and do not help. This document will guide you through your choices and make you an informed consumer. Milk...

30 Nov 2009

How your diet can boost your immune system

Thesis - 10 pages - Medical studies

Generally the immune and lymphatic systems are very efficient and defend the body against invasion of harmful substances. Although it is difficult to improve an immune or lymphatic system functioning normally it is possible to increase during periods of illness or fatigue. Change your diet, and...

30 Nov 2009

Aging and malnutrition

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

To enable the greatest number of healthy aging and maintain good quality of life, it is important to emphasize the role of nutrition in the prevention of aging. Aging Population: The number of elderly is steadily increasing for several decades. According to the INSEE predictions for 2008,...

26 Nov 2009

Cholesterol: Properties and functions

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

Lipids are a family of molecules differing greatly from each other. Among these are the triglycerides (energy source), the phospholipids that constitute cell membranes, and cholesterol. Cholesterol is an essential for the proper functioning of the organization; however fuel consumption too...

26 Nov 2009

Creatine functions and beliefs

Thesis - 13 pages - Medical studies

Creatine, has sunk a lot of ink, but has not come across serious messages or unbiased by personal beliefs on the subject. We understand why people make such a fuss over this substance when you see what is said and what was said in the media, our institutions and by athletes, for nearly 6 years....

26 Nov 2009

Good eating habit to adequate healthy living

Thesis - 9 pages - Medical studies

Having good eating habits and a healthy body is not just about consuming the recommended five fruits and vegetables daily but also a new category of foods claiming to have properties on the booster organization, see medicinal. Although there is no exact definition, the term nutraceutical is used...

26 Nov 2009

Casein and protein

Thesis - 12 pages - Medical studies

In the last twenty years the only protein supplement containing milk protein that was on the market was the calcium caseinate. We did not have much choice as is the case now. Nowadays, with the growing popularity of supplements made from whey, caseinate are old and no longer fashionable. Indeed,...

24 Nov 2009

Aging well: Theoretical perspectives on gerontology

Thesis - 3 pages - Medical studies

Senescence is an evolutionary process whereby an organism is genetically built to remain healthiest until it has achieved its reproductive age, and to subsequently begin to slowly and gradually die afterwards. Maintaining the body to sufficiently ensure reproduction, the deterioration in...