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27 Jul 2008
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Reconciling truth and fact: Abortifacient herbs in a medicalized world

Essay - 7 pages - Medical studies

Today, we know everything. We not only know that the stars are pretty and move through the sky with the seasons, we know what they are made of and why they appear to move. We not only notice the soothing effects of the opium poppy, but have identified the neural circuitry involved...

23 Jul 2008
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Gender differences in food foraging behaviour in mallard duck

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

The species Anas platyrhynchos, or the common Mallard duck, is a very well-documented organism, being found in virtually all parts of the world, with the exception of Antarctica. Like most other dabbling ducks belonging to the Anatinae family, the mallard duck is known to be noisy (or...

23 Jul 2008
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Occupational hazards of emergency first responders

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

Emergency responders, as defined by police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel, are often exposed to potential hazards within their work, due to the very nature of their work. Many of these people are heroes in that they willingly sacrifice their lives for the altruistic...

20 Jul 2008
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Autoimmune disease and rheumatoid arthritis

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

An autoimmune disease occurs when the body makes antibodies against some of its normal tissues (autoantibodies). In other words, it fails to distinguish “self” from “non-self” cells. The immune system attacks the naturally existing body tissues by causing lymphocytes to become...

20 Jul 2008
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Difference between Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

The article goes over bulimia nervosa in a brief but descriptive article which is broken up in to three pages. Individuals with bulimia nervosa periodically engage in discreet eating periods, which can be considered to be binge eating, which is then followed by act of purging. This is a recurrent...

20 Jul 2008
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Physician-Assisted Suicide - published: 20/07/2008

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

My cousin died after battling a brain tumor for six years. Before being diagnosed, she had moved to Dallas, got engaged and planned to be a teacher. At her time of death, she did not even look like the same person. One of my mother's closest friends, Joan, a registered nurse, died of cancer a few...

17 Jul 2008
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Trip down memory lane : Hallucinogens and its effects

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Taking hallucinogenic drugs can be a trip down heaven or hell. Hallucinogens are a type of drug that distorts or alters the way a person perceives the world. Taking hallucinogens is like entering into a completely different world which simultaneously became part of the human world. The emerge of...

14 Jul 2008
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The effect and use of plants to treat or prevent cancer

Essay - 13 pages - Medical studies

Cancer is considered one of the most dreaded diseases that have spread with increasing incidence throughout the world. Cancer is spreading at an alarming rate with an estimate of over 10 million new cases and six million deaths in the year 2000 alone and the incidence and mortality of cancer have...

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...