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The American Diet - The state of the American Health in the U.S has become an increasing concern of many Americans. An article entitled “11 Facts about American Eating Habits,” addresses the state of food in the U.S by stating, “Healthiness of the food we eat decreases by 1.7 percent for every hour that passes in the day.” Experts and scientists in the U.S has raised questions about regarding the different ways food is now being produced. While individuals are usually not aware of the ingredients that food contains, many people continue to have unhealthy eating habits....   [tags: Eating Habits, Health, Diet]
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Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) much threatening problem in worldwide. This is fifth most common malignant neoplasm in the all over country and it remains an important cause of death in Asian and western countries. Around one million people were died due to HCC in world wide. Internal malignancy is most common form in some part of the world [1]. It is third most common form among all the cancer in India. Many risk factors are reason for hepatocellular carcinoma include hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), aflatoxins, alcohol and oral contraceptives....   [tags: cancer, liver, rat testing] 2242 words
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Meningococcal Disease Treatments and Vaccines - Meningococcal Disease Treatments and Vaccines Meningococcal disease is a large concern in the medical field because it is unbiased towards the patients it infects. There has been limited success in trying to eliminate this disease. Antibiotics play a role in helping to treat patients with bacterial meningitis, and steroids have been tested to help reduce risk factors. Prevention has also become a key issue because meningitis can only be spread through direct contact with infected body fluid. The best prevention is to maintain clean hygiene....   [tags: Bacterial Meningitis]
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Early Stages Detection of Asthma in Children - A bout of breathing difficulty in people gasping to breathe is a painful sight among asthmatics. Statistics say more than 25million people in this world including 6.5 million children are suffering from this problematic condition which can be life threatening at times. The figure is constantly on rise and children are the most vulnerable individuals to diagnose with this medical condition. Asthma is an allergic condition of the upper respiratory tract consisting of lungs and connecting airways....   [tags: breathing, allergic condition, relief drugs] 898 words
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Violence in High School Sports - High school sports are one of American student’s favorite extracurricular activities. High school sports provide a sense of school pride and dedication to the athlete’s school. Many students play in hopes of a college scholarship in their desired sport. Despite the dreams that come with sports the sad truth is that many sport careers end short by some sort of injury. Injuries in high school sports vary from a range of things. High school athletes suffer from damage to the brain, spine, bones, ligaments, and tendons....   [tags: extracurricular activities, risk, injuries]
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A LIFETIME COMMITMENT TO PHYSICAL FITNESS - A LIFETIME COMMITMENT TO PHYSICAL FITNESS A lifetime commitment to physical fitness can no longer be considered a luxury. It is indeed a necessity. What could be worse than the sight of a physically bankrupt forty-year-old executive recovering from his first major heart attack. With the aid of modern technology and a little hard work, a motivated person can become physically fit and avoid this catastrophe. I firmly believe in the lifetime commitment to physical fitness, and practice it as well....   [tags: Essays Papers] 979 words
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Multiple Sclerosis - Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It is considered an autoimmune response because the immune system attacks the myelin sheets of CNS. These attacks can take place anywhere in the brain and spinal cord. The results are areas of hardening in the myelin sheets which unable the communication of nerve impulses to their designated locations. As consequences of the malfunction of the myelin sheets the nervous systems slows down in response to stimuli. (Zawada, 2010) Etiology Multiple sclerosis is a disease that has been around for centuries....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Fraudulent Activity In Baseball History - Fraudulent Activity In Baseball History Since baseball has been around, many amazing things have happened. From players breaking records to countless highlights, baseball is unquestionably one of America’s favorite pastimes. Although there are so many fond memories that the game of baseball has to offer us, there are also a couple of blemishes on its record. For example, in 1919, the Chicago White Sox fixed the World Series. Eight members of the team participated in the fix. Also on the list is the current issue of steroid use....   [tags: Sports Baseball] 1544 words
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Creatine in Athletes - Creatine in Athletes As more and more people are playing professional, collegiate and high school sports each year (Debate), the competition for playing time has become more heated. Most male athletes in any sports these days are looking for any sort of edge that they can get over the people who are fighting for the same spot they are. These battles for playing time become so heated that these kids are willing to try just about anything to win. Most kids are not willing to try anything illegal like steroids, but something very similar to steroids is a supplement called creatine....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance Enhancing Drugs For many years sports have played huge roles in human’s everyday lives. From entertainment, political, financial and to actually competing in them. The task for the sportsmen or women, especially in the top rank, is to beat the other competitors and get a good result from it. Here there is a high amount of pressure on many athletes coming from the media, coaches, themselves etc. They have the wanting to do well and achieve their goals and aims so much that some of the athletes turn to performance enhancing drugs....   [tags: Athletics Sports Essays] 1025 words
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Baseball and tobacco - Maybe steroids aren’t the biggest problem. Steroids are a big issue now but even bigger should be chewing tobacco. With all of the hype on the use of steroids in the past month among the baseball community, I think that baseball should also look at another serious affect to its players, chewing tobacco. Chewing tobacco and smoking tobacco has been affiliated with baseball since the 1840s mainly in the amateur leagues. A custom to the winning team would celebrate by lighting up a cigar after the game....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
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The LASIK Surgical Procedure - The LASIK Surgical Procedure LASIK is a surgical procedure done on the eyes so that people can see ok better. One would not have to wear contacts or glasses anymore. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, LASIK is a surgical procedure done to reduce the use of glasses and contacts. However doctors say that if one is comfortable wearing their contacts and glasses then they should continue doing so. Why is that. There are many risks and complications with the procedure that one must weigh out before going through with it....   [tags: Research Papers Essays]
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Andropause and Adrenopause - Andropause is the term given to the time when androgen hormones decline in men creating symptoms similar to those seen in menopausal women. Decreases in testosterone levels along with number of leydig cells are attributed to andropause. Although the term “adndropause” is not recognized by the World Health Organization, “low-T” and “hypogonadism” are commonly used instead. While the symptoms are all the same, many different names have been attributed to menopause-like symptoms in males. Some physicians use the term “SLOH” or “Symptomatic Late Onset Hypogonadism” to describe andropause while others who prefer to label it a deficiency refer to it as ‘”ADAM” or “androgen deficiency of the male”....   [tags: androgen, hormones, menopause, male, aging]
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Muscular Dystrophy Effects on the Skeletal and Cardiovascular system Understanding Muscular Dystrophy - Muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a widespread genetic disease that affects approximately 1 in 3000 males (MDA | Muscular Dystrophy Association, n.d.). This disease results from a mutation in the gene dystrophin, a sarcolemmal protein rich in skeletal and cardiac muscle cells. Dystrophin is naturally absent in DMD. DMD usually is diagnosed amid the age of 3 and 7 years of age. It is noted by progressive skeletal muscle weakness with loss of mobility between the ages of 7 and 13 years of age according to MDA | Muscular Dystrophy Association, n.d....   [tags: Biology, Muscles]
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Evidence-Based Practice Nursing Interventions and Treatment for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Evidence-Based Practice Nursing Interventions and Treatment for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pain. Fatigue. Rashes. Depression. These are a few of the manifestations associated with systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide with eighty percent of them being women ages 15-45 (Tretheway, 2004). Systemic lupus erythematosus is a disease where the body literally attacks itself. For reasons that are not known, the body loses the ability to recognize cells or tissues as self and treats them as foreign, triggering a defensive immune response (Ignatavicius, 2010)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Care In and Out of the Hospital - Imagine watching an elderly loved one move back and forth between their own home and a hospital, all because they did not have adequate home care. The hospital, in turn, did not provide enough rehospitalization time. This happens to many elderly folks who can no longer take care of themselves and neither can their spouses. Mrs. Gerlach, age 82, suffered from a disease is called Giant Cell Arthritis and is very common for older people to contract. It is when the cells in the artery that feed the optic nerve become enlarged....   [tags: Health Care]
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Eczema: Definition, Symptoms, Treatments, and Types - Has dry, itchy, irritated skin ever been a problem of yours. Sometimes you need more than just a standard lotion to clear up that dry patch of skin. Eczema is similar to chicken pox, but will likely never go away. Eczema, a dry skin condition, comes in a variety of types and has a variety of causes, symptoms, and treatments. Eczema is a dry skin condition that affects many people throughout the world. According to Nordqvist, “The word eczema comes from the Greek word ekzein meaning ‘to boil out’; the Greek word ek meaning ‘out’, while the Greek word zema means boiling.” In primary care 70% of prescriptions written are for dermatitis (Williams)....   [tags: skin, itching, dermatitis, dry skin]
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Affirming Athletes - The World Series, NBA Finals, Final Four, Super Bowl, National Championship, College World Series, The Masters, these are the ultimate competitive goals for both athletes and fans. America loves to watch these highly competitive sporting events. From ancient times to modern day, sports have always been a part of the makeup of society. Beginning with the Native American sportsmen “who competed for religious, medicinal, and gambling purposes” sports of old and new have continued to change and evolve in society’s culture (sports)....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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Muscle Dysmorphia - Body image has primarily been a problem for females. Recently, however, this view has opened up and has been seen in males. While women fixate on looking thin and slim, men’s obsessions are on the opposite spectrum, where guys want to be big, thick, and muscular. First known as "reverse anorexia", and now properly called muscle dysmorphia this obsessive compulsive disorder makes individuals believe that they are small and muscularly undeveloped and meanwhile they are moderately or highly muscular....   [tags: reverse anorexia, obsessions]
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The History of the WWE - WWE's business focuses on professional wrestling, a simulated sport. It is currently the largest professional wrestling business in the world. The business previously existed as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC), which promoted under the banner of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), then the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and later World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Since then the business has grown into three brands, RAW, Smack Down, and ECW. The McMahons keep this wrestling business in their family for fifty years, with the help of a few friends, which made this business what it is today....   [tags: wrestling, sports] 866 words
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Pete Rose - Pete Rose Bart Giamatti’s decision to ban Pete Rose from the Baseball Hall of Fame was not a fair decision at all. Pete Rose was placed on Baseball’s ineligible list in 1989 when commissioner of baseball, Bart Giamatti concluded that Rose had bet on baseball games, including games involving his own team, the Cincinnati Reds. In an agreement made with Baseball, Rose accepted his banishment from the sport. Although he never admitted to having gambled on baseball games (Maury). Pete Rose was a phenomenal baseball player and manager....   [tags: Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Players Essays] 1969 words
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Support Drug Regulation Acts - S.959—Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality, Security and Accountability Act, was introduced into the U.S Senate May 15, 2013 by Thomas Harkin, Democratic senator of Iowa, along with the support of five cosponsors. The bill, if it’d passed would have amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to expand the regulation of compounded drugs. It would have allowed the Federal Government to oversee drug compounders’ operations to ensure drug quality and safety. Most recently, the bill was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee but never made it to the floor for a vote....   [tags: public health, welfare, quality, pharmaceutics]
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Sports Supplements - Sports Supplements Athletes are competitive. They go out there to win. But, at all costs. Why are athletes willing to sacrifice their long term health in order to have one outstanding season. Will it be worth it when they are hooked up to machines in order to stay alive. Many athletes do not think that taking a supplement will harm them. They are strong, tough athletes, nothing can harm them, right. So, they start taking creatine or andro, or both. For most, they lose body fat, gain strength and muscle....   [tags: essays research papers] 1835 words
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Vince Lombardi - Winning is the Only Thing That Matters - Vince Lombardi’s statement that “winning is the only thing that matters in sport”, is one of the truths that are inherent in the world of sports. Athletes are willing to cheat to guarantee success, either through the use of performance-enhancing drugs, or through the act of injuring others. Lombardi’s statement not only applies to athletes, but it also applies to countries that athletes are representing. Events such as the Olympics and the World Cup of Hockey are a source of national pride and some countries are willing to try anything to bring a little prestige back, while other athletes, who are representing their country will resort to unethical tactics....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Not be Allowed in Sports - Exercise Science Essay on Doping A very long time ago the Zulu warriors from Dutch uses a superior potion that is made from the fermented grape skins to enhance their battle ability. This method is called the Dop which known as doping today. Doping enhances the athletes performance illegally, it also contradicts with fair play. Unfortunately doping can sometimes be very harmful and may endanger the athlete?s personal health status. Today doping has come to a point where it is improved by many biological techniques and this had brought the WADA (world anti-doping agency) a real problem....   [tags: Sports Doping Should Not be Allowed] 1178 words
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Animal Breeding Ethics - Horse racing has become increasingly popular as demonstrated by the growing amount of money bet on events each year. The Kentucky Derby, horse racing’s most well known event, is an applicable example. While lasting just over two minutes, the main race generated $112.7 million in wagering, up 7.8% from the year prior. (Brisnet.com) Some critics, however, feel that the sport as a whole has become artificially supported through genetic enhancement used to achieve the high level of precision and strength necessary to excel....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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How the Media Distorts Male Self-Perception - How the Media Distorts Male Self-Perception Women are insecure. They constantly diet and scrutinize their bodies. They fall victims to the anorexically thin models appearing in the media. Why do men have it so easy. For years these questions are what women asked themselves. In a world where appearance is everything, women have been the main source of all the hype concerning the image and body. Advertisements have been criticized for years about putting the pressures of the “perfect” body into the heads of millions of women....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Othello vs O the Modern Spin - ‘O is a modern spin on Othello that attempts to address issues that are relevant for a contemporary audience. However, ultimately the literary value of Othello is lost in this appropriation” The film ‘O’ directed by Tim Blake Nelson is a recognised contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Othello, which addresses a number of issues that are relevant to a modern day audience compared to that of the past. The director of the film has changed crucial parts of the play which makes the play such a classic, which has essentially ruined the literary value of Othello....   [tags: essays research papers] 850 words
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The Links Between Diet and Coronary Heart Disease - The Links Between Diet and Coronary Heart Disease Coronary heart disease is a disease of the arteries that causes damage to, or malfunction of, the heart. It is the biggest killer in Britain and is also the most expensive illness in the country. When atherosclerosis - the accumulation of fatty material, calcium and plaque (which is like a firm shell with a soft inner core containing cholesterol and as blood hits it, the plaque may crack open and expose its inner cholesterol core, which promotes blood clotting) in artery walls - occurs in the lining of the coronary arteries they become narrow, restricting the flow of blood....   [tags: Free Essays] 403 words
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The Structure and Function of Lipids - The Structure and Function of Lipids There are two types of lipids there is the simple lipids which are things like fats and oils the other type of lipid is the complex lipids which consist of waxes, steroids and vitamins (A,E,K). Lipids are organic compounds and are insoluble in water. They are similar to carbohydrates because carbohydrates contain carbon, oxygen and hydrogen but the difference is that lipids have a lot less oxygen. There are two and fats- which are solid at room temperature....   [tags: Papers] 407 words
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Creatine Use Must be Banned -         Athletes are always searching for ways to enhance their performance. Recently, beginning in the 1950s, that search has included the use of illegal substances like steroids and growth hormones. Illegal substances have been used widely by athletes in hop es of achieving the desired Olympic gold medal or multi-million dollar contract. Some nations, for example the late East Germany in the 1970s and 1980s, have mandated the use of steroids by their athletes. The downside of using those illegal substances is that because they are illegal, getting caught using them can lead to losing that coveted gold medal, a lifetime ban from sports, and a total loss of honor and dignity....   [tags: Drugs, Athletes, and Sports]
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Actions and Effects of Creatine - Actions and Effects of Creatine Throughout time, humans have had a fascination with being excellent at what they do, and athletics have been no exception. Many substances exist, and many have been criticized and analyzed for their safety, legality, and morality for athletes. With the banning of steroids from competitive sports, and the implementation of random drug testing in most sports, most athletes, professional, recreational, and would-be professionals are hoping to gain an edge....   [tags: Papers] 1348 words
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An Obsession with Body Image - An Obsession with Body Image Millions of Americans — women and men — have a secret obsession. They're obsessed with how they look, who wouldn’t like a flatter stomach. They worry that their thighs are too flabby, their breasts are too small, their arms are too scrawny, their face is too chubby, their body build is too small — any body part can become the focus of this obsession. Quite obviously, most people care about how they look. I have found that most of these insecurities are a prodigy of media: television, magazines, dolls, action figures, and so forth....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
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Drug Testing in The Olympics - Citius, Altius, Fortius is the motto of the Olympic games. Translated from Greek, it means "Faster, Higher, Stronger". Recently, Olympic contenders have been doing everything they can to live up to that motto. Most do it by training hour after hour, each day. Others try to do it by illegally taking performance enhancing drugs. This is why we need to test for drugs at the Olympics. Drug Testing in the Olympics began only recently in the 1968 Games held in Mexico1. Drugs are banned for two very good reasons: the use of drugs produces an unfair advantage, and it is hazardous to the athlete to take them....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing] 762 words
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Drug Abuse in the NFL - Drug Abuse in the NFL It's nothing new for the National Football League's players to be abusing anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Drug abuse in the league has recently focused around recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol. The newest drug being abused is painkillers. The commissioner and his personal need to change their policies. Will they wait until many more players start to die before they tighten up their drug policies. The National Football League (NFL) can stop most of these drug problems by having more random drug tests given, enforcing stricter punishments when players are caught using drugs, and requiring every team to educate its players...   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 2188 words
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Employee view of a Fat Person - Overweight Americans face discrimination every day. This type of discrimination is a violation of The Civil Rights Act of 1964(Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000 et seq.) which “established basic federal law on employment discrimination” (http://www.obesity.org/discrimination/employment.shtml). Three major factors contribute to being overweight. These factors are hereditary, medication and ethnicity. An obese person may be entitled to claim disability payments from the Social Security Administration. Discrimination against an employee for being overweight would be wrong when the Social Security Administration recognizes obesity as a disability....   [tags: essays research papers] 597 words
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Penalties for Atheletes Using Performance-enhancing Drugs - Imagine, just for one minute that you were at the peak of you career, in a competition that would determines whether you sink of swim. You have the choice to go out all natural, or to give yourself a little boost, so it is definite that you will swim. What would you do. Would you run the risk of getting caught. The athletes that stoop to this level are cheats. They are afraid of losing. And as the old saying goes, “cheaters never prosper”. They are putting so many things at risk in their lives. They face being suspended and completely thrown out of their sport, they put their lives at risk, no to mention giving sport a bad name....   [tags: essays research papers] 569 words
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Our Food Has Feelings Too - Our Food Has Feelings Too A piece of meat, a glass of milk, or even an egg might seem pretty harmless. Everyone knows where they come from but most choose not to think about it. The truth is that the piece of meat sitting on your plate at dinner came from an animal that was tormented and put through enormous stress and pain to get from the ‘farm’ to the dinner table. Farms that breed and raise animals for meat and other such things aren’t at all what we picture. Green meadows where the animals graze in peace for the few short years of their lives have been replaced by “fresh produce factories”....   [tags: social issues] 536 words
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Doping, Athletes and Sports -     Doping can be strictly defined as the consumption of any substance (whether food or drug) to improve one's performance. This definition can be applied in a variety of situations, from college students drinking coffee in order to stay awake to athletes who take steroids to make them stronger. The problem with doping is where one draws the line. The drugs used in doping often have detrimental effects to one's health, both mental and physical. In the short run these drugs improve one's performance, but in the long run they can kill....   [tags: Doping Example Essays]
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Drug Abuse in Canada - Drug Abuse in Canada Introduction Drug use and abuse is as old as mankind itself. Human beings have always had a desire to eat or drink substances that make them feel relaxed, stimulated, or euphoric. Wine was used at least from the time of the early Egyptians; narcotics from 4000 B.C.; and medicinal use of marijuana has been dated to 2737 B.C. in China. But it was not until the nineteenth century that the active substances in drugs were extracted. There was a time in history when some of these newly discovered substances, such as morphine, laudanum, cocaine, were completely unregulated and prescribed freely by physicians for a wide variety of ailments....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 1344 words
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Armchair Economist book report - Economic theories are as wide as an economist's vision to think. In the Steven Landsburg book The Armchair Economist - Economics and Everyday Life, Landsburg takes many of these economic theories and relates them to everyday type scenarios and makes them understandable to a beginning economist. He breaks his book into six sections each relating to different types of economics, from personal to national theories. Landsburg talks about the power of incentives in his first chapter. What he is referring to is how incentives drive peoples decisions to do things in life....   [tags: Steven Landsburg] 1093 words
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Gender and Muscular Endurance - Introduction Wellness is defined by Robbins, Powers and Burgess1 in A Wellness Way of Life as an integrated and dynamic level of functioning oriented toward maximizing potential, dependent on self-responsibility. Wellness consists of many different dimensions including achievement in emotional, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, environmental, social, and physical dimensions. Focusing on the physical dimension, it becomes obvious that physical fitness is essential for maximum wellness in men and women....   [tags: Health] 333 words
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Asthma During Pregnancy: - Asthma in pregnancy is a common problem. Women, who never had asthmatic tendencies, may also experience them for the first time. Although, there are several treatments and handy home remedies to cure it, one must take the basic precautions to prevent asthma during pregnancy. Asthma may be a common problem to many women. In most cases, they do not know how to deal with asthma during pregnancy. Although there is no doubt that severe asthma attack can be harmful for your pregnancy, it can however be resolved with proper treatment....   [tags: Health Care ] 923 words
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Classifying Drugs: Dependency - There are many types of drugs and they all have similar yet very different ways to harm you. They also fall into two types of dependency categories, psychological and physical. First there are the narcotic drugs. These relieve pain by depressing the central nervous system. The main source of these types of drugs is opium. The drug of choice in this category is heroin. Because heroin has a high solubility in water it causes the street preparation for intravenous administration to be simple yet instantaneous....   [tags: Hallucinogens, Depressants, Toxicology]
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Different Brains, Different Realities? - Different Brains, Different Realities. Most of us go through our days not questioning why separate aisles in toy stores are designated to boy-toys such as puzzles and blocks and girl-toys such as dolls and tea sets. We do not always consciously notice that men dominate certain professional fields while women do others. And why are there a higher percentage of gay men (or more "feminized" men) in the dramatic, passionate world of the performing arts. Are these sex trends all enculturation. If we do not stop to explore the origins and implications of our observations, we make the mistake of glossing over them with the non-informative, "fact-of-life" explanation that neglects the why of the iss...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Cheating in Sports - Cheating in Sports Sports are governed by sets of rules or customs and often, competition. Sports have always been a way to connect us to our past and to build optimism about the future. Sport’s a way to bond the people despite differences in race, age and gender. However, today the game that is supposed to teach character, discipline and team work is teaching cheating. And in today’s world, with fame, endorsement, drugs and so much to gain, it is not surprising that athletes are cheating in sports....   [tags: Sports Athletics] 1409 words
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The Entertainment Industry's Standards of Beauty and Impact on Youth - The Entertainment Industry's Standards of Beauty and Impact on Youth “Man, I am hungry. But if I eat, I will never be able to look like that celebrity.” These words could come out of a typical teenager’s mouth. If a teenager sees someone on TV, in a movie, or in a magazine that he or she wishes to look like, he or she may try anything necessary to accomplish it. The standards of beauty set by the entertainment industry today are having a negative effect on today’s youth. Have you ever heard of Calista Flockhart, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jennifer Aniston, or Antonio Sabato Jr.....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Negative Effects of False Media Images - The Negative Effects of False Media Images         Since the birth of communication, media has been used to convey information to those willing to absorb it. Beginning with publications and simple spoken words, and soaring to new heights in the twentieth century with radio, television, and the internet, media have been made accessible to people in every aspect of their daily lives. With such a strong hold on modern society, mass media have been able to shape popular culture and often influence public opinion....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Drug Abuse as a Big Problem Facing the I.O.C. - It all dates back to the ancient games in Greece however in more recent times we tend to think of the 1960's and 1970's when communist countries made their teams by law have to take performance enhancing drugs. When we are talking about the drugs that actually cause problems against the IOC, we are talking about drugs such as anabolic steroids, beta-blockers and others along the same lines not drugs such as nicotine or alcohol etc. One of the main reasons drug abuse causes a major problem is because of the amount of money spent on the pre-prepared tests that need to be carried out before any Olympic event can take place to stop those who try to cheat in Olympic...   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 421 words
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Structure and Biological Significance of Lipids - Structure and Biological Significance of Lipids Lipids are made up of a wide variety of molecules, but they all contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, with a much higher percentage of carbon and hydrogen molecules than oxygen. There are three kinds of lipids in living organisms: triglycerides, phospholipids and steroids (hormones). Triglycerides are made up of a glycerol molecule, with three fatty acid chains attached by ester linkages. Glycerol is an alcohol containing 3 carbon atoms....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Legal - Recently, both California and Arizona took the long needed initiative and approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The California bill says that patients may use marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. It does not, however, allow doctors to prescribe the drug. Arizona voters passed a bill that swings out even further to the left than California's. Voters in Arizona think that people should be able to use any illicit drug for bona fide medical purposes. A recommendation by two doctors is enough to warrant a prescription....   [tags: Medical Marijuana] 682 words
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