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11 Jul 2008
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Fetal alcohol syndrome: How a mother can kill her child?

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Medical studies

A pregnant woman is at risk of many health problems especially because she is actually having two lives to take care of, herself and the unborn child inside her. This is the reason that a woman should be extra careful in all the activities she engage in, in order to protect both herself and the...

11 Jul 2008
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Stress management for ministers and church leaders

Essay - 8 pages - Medical studies

We are all familiar with the little word “stress.” What is stress? Stress is actually normal for an individual to experience since stress can act positively to motivate us to do things. The adrenaline rush keeps us alive and excited. Stress is present in everyday life; in fact,...

08 Jul 2008
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Measurement of lactate threshold

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

In order for strenuous exercise to continue, high-energy phosphates must be resynthesised at a rapid rate (McArdle et al). Glycogen stored in the muscle is the main source of energy during intense exercise. This results in the phosphorylation of ADP through anaerobic glycolysis and leads...

07 Jul 2008
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An analytical essay on kidney stones

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

Research on kidney stones demonstrates that this painful condition has been part of human physiology since the time of the Egyptians (Cause and…, 1998). Although kidney stones are one of the most painful disorders that can be experienced by the patient, they are also one of the most common....

07 Jul 2008
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Risk assessment: Dicamba study case

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the human health effect associated with Dicamba residue on asparagus and soybeans in the United States. Generalizations are made in regards to Dicamba consumption and its lack of toxicity toward human health. ADD, ADI, HQ, and LADD calculations were...

07 Jul 2008
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Stem cell research: The immorality of immortality

Tutorials/exercises - 12 pages - Medical studies

Since time immemorial, even before the emergence of scientific proofs, man has probably always believed that we are the highest form of creature existing in this planet, and perhaps even in the entire universe. Apart from the capacity to perform things that other organisms cannot, biologically...

03 Jul 2008
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Genetic Enhancement: Is it worth the risks?

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Genetic enhancement is a type of genetic engineering that improves genes so humans can function at an above average level. In the year 2000, the American Association for the Advancement of Science created a policy stating, ‘IGM [inherited genetic modification] should be used only for...

30 Jun 2008
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Food and water safety

Presentation - 21 pages - Medical studies

It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that the public has the right to safe food and water supply. The association supports collaboration among dietetic professionals, academics, representatives of the agricultural and food industries, and appropriate government agencies to...

30 Jun 2008
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DNA electrophoresis

Essay - 7 pages - Medical studies

A recent DNA gel electrophoresis experiment was conducted in attempt to include or exclude a suspect regarding his positive genetic relationship to a child. Of interest was the concern of whether or not the suspect could be the child's father. In pursuit of the answer, three sets of DNA were...

29 Jun 2008
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The Benefits of Psychotherapy

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Introduction Encapsulating psychotherapy in a few pages can be a very difficult task. As Bruce Wampold, author of The Great Psychotherapy Debate: Models, Methods and Findings, pointed out, there are more than 250 distinct approaches under the umbrella of psychotherapy, each one...

27 Jun 2008
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Community acquired pneumonia

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Medical studies

Community acquired pneumonia is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States affecting over 1 million individuals costing the government over $10 billion in treatment and patient care (Stanton, 2002). Statistics given by the US Department of Health and Human Services (2002) show that...

23 Jun 2008
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Investigation into the methods used by speech pathologists to help male-to-female transsexuals achieve optimal pitch

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Voice issues for male-to-female transsexuals represent a notable challenge for both those undergoing gender reassignment surgery and the speech pathologists that help them to make this transition. A review of the scant literature that is available on voice therapy for transsexuals demonstrates...

17 Jun 2008
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Epidemic of Obesity in the United States

Essay - 6 pages - Medical studies

Research on the epidemic of obesity in the United States demonstrates that in the past decade, the number of adults and children classified as overweight or obese has increased drastically (Evans & Renaud, 2006). In particular, researchers have noted that at the present time, 15 percent of...

15 Jun 2008
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An Investigation in to the Effects of Poor Handwriting of Physicians

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Introduction Shapiro (2004) notes that approximately 195,000 patients die each year as a result of medical errors. While scholars and researchers are working to address the myriad of causes that contribute to patient mortality in the healthcare setting, there is ample evidence to suggest...

15 Jun 2008
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An overview of ADHD

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Introduction Over the course of the last 15 years, marked advancements have been made in the social and medical understanding of the development of children. While increased knowledge has lead to the creation of improved services to help children with learning and behavioral disorders it...

15 Jun 2008
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Feminist Cultural Studies: Borderline Eating Disorders

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

The idea of the “borderline eating disorder” has been surfacing more and more recently in popular culture. Feminist theorists such as Susan Bordo and Hilde Bruch have been wrestling with this concept and its definition for quite some time. In order to address the...

15 Jun 2008
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Trichotillomania

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Introduction Over the course of the last several years, medical professionals and psychologists have developed a wide range of new methods for categorizing and classifying disease and dysfunction. Among the most inched in classifications to be made in recent years has been the diagnosis...

15 Jun 2008
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Scoliosis

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

Introduction Over the course of the last several decades notable advances have been made in medical science. Because of these advances, it is now possible for physicians to identify medical conditions and alleviate them before they become a chronic health concern for the patient. Such is the case...

12 Jun 2008
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Overview of the Developments in Biotechnology

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Over the course of the last two decades, biotechnology has become a significant part of the scientific community. The contributions made by biotechnology have notably changed the way in which scientists and laymen look at the potential of science to improve life. The field of biotechnology has...

11 Jun 2008
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Development and Implementation of Electronic Medical Records System

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Abstract In recent years, nursing practice has been notably impacted by the development of computer technology. As a result the practice of nursing informatics has increased drastically. One of the most notable technologies to develop in this area has been the electronic medical records...

10 Jun 2008
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Comparing and Contrasting the Phonological and Cerebellar Theories of Dyslexia

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

By definition, developmental dyslexia is a “discrepancy between the reading ability and intelligence in children receiving adequate reading tuition” (Ramus et al, 2002). There has been substantial empirical evidence lending support to genetic causes of the condition. It is characterized...

09 Jun 2008
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Brain Craniotomy

Case study - 10 pages - Medical studies

Undoubtedly, the brain is an essential organ of the human body. Without this vital organ, senses such sight, hearing, tasting, smelling and feeling cannot be put to use. The brain controls everything in the human body 1 and is considered a complex structure. It is a mass of nervous tissue...

06 Jun 2008
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The RotaShield Fix

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

The field of biomedicine is wrought with ethical questions and dilemmas. As researchers and medical professions work to improve our quality of health, they must constantly evaluate the appropriateness of their efforts, especially when weighted against the experimental and the adverse...

06 Jun 2008
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Mixing Anthropology with Medicine: Various Implications of Cultural Influence on Medical Practice

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

The implicit belief of medical anthropologists is that culture does have an impact on the structure, realities, and perceptions of medical practice. Medicine is distinctive to specific cultures, and regardless of whether or not such individualized practices fall within the realm of...

06 Jun 2008
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Peruvian Encounters with Unsafe Abortions

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

For the women of Peru, obtaining an abortion is an incredibly risky and life-threatening affair. The unsafe techniques and lack of proper care translate into a substantial amount of maternal morbidity and mortality. Considering that the technology for safe abortions is widely...

06 Jun 2008
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Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Uzbekistan

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is an extremely threatening disease for an individual and a country to contract. TB patients in the Central Asia Region are ten times more likely to have MDR-TB than rest of the world (1). Uzbekistan especially should address their alarming rates...

06 Jun 2008
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Hypertension: One of The Leading Causes of Death in Venezuela

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Hypertension is an extremely prevalent disease whose burden is most influential on the development of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Considering the ease of its prevention, hypertension should be employed as an effective route for avoiding and reducing cardiovascular disease...

05 Jun 2008
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Epidemiological Profile: Cervical Cancer in Haiti

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Cervical cancer takes a pervasive yet insidious toll on the lives of women. Haitian women in particular are dramatically affected by death and disability induced by cervical cancer. Yet the characteristics and natural history of cervical cancer are not unknown, making the only...

05 Jun 2008
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Bolivia: Macro Issues in Micronutrient Deficiencies

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Bolivia experiences a level of micronutrient deficiencies strong enough to cause concern for the health and development of its population. Iron and vitamin A deficiencies affect the scope of the population, with a particularly strong toll on rural areas. These deficiencies are...

05 Jun 2008
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Communicating the Fight for Polio Vaccines

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

For our society, polio was an intense and dramatic disease that was eradicated almost as quickly as it came. Now polio remains a fleeting memory of both the tragedy of disease and the “miracle” of science, yet other nations who are not so fortunate are still living the history...