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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - ... He was pronounced cancer free in February of 1997. He had his seven Tour De France titles taken from him after he tested positive in a drug test. He was banned from competitive cycling for life. He denied using illegal drugs through his whole career. At last, in January 2013 he admitted to doping in a television interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey. Alex Rodriguez has been one of baseball’s best players for years but he will not be participating for the 2014 season. Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the season because he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs....   [tags: illegal, doping, testing] 739 words
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Drug Abuse Among Professional Athletes - Drug abuse among professional basketball players is a problem as old as time. In some circumstances it may not be the athletes fault. For example when they are treating a minor cough or a cold, the medications used will sometimes contain small amounts of alcohol. On the other hand some athletes purposely abuse drugs for a variety of reasons. Some attempt to cover up the presence of other drug abuse but most abuse drugs because they will enhance their performance. The most common abused drugs in professional basketball are: anabolic steroids, marijuana, and amphetamines....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 953 words
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Abuse of Legal and Illegal Drugs - Drug abuse is “a maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress” (American Psychiatric Association, 2000, p.114-115). The difference between using drugs and abusing drugs depends on three things, what the drug is for, how much of the drug is used, and the effect that the drug has on the person. Drug abuse typically relates to one using drugs in an excessive manner, whether the drug is legal or illegal. For example, marijuana is illegal in some states, but in other states, it is not....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 2368 words
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Genetically Modified Food and Food Additives - Outline Thesis: The uses of steroids, antibiotics, and sprays in food have had a major impact on society’s health since they became available to manufactures in the mid 1950’s. Due to their cancer causing chemicals and genetically alternating steroids, the public needs to educate themselves about foods that contain these chemicals in order to decide what foods they do and do not want their families to intake. I. Certain additives have been linked to cause cancer and cancer cells. A. Although food additives have not yet been tested on human beings, researchers have concluded that due to the fact that they have been found to cause cancer in animals, it is safe to say that they lead to cancer...   [tags: cancer, food industries]
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Effects of Different Drug Use: Short Term and Long Term - Amphetamines are typically used to provide the same effect that pure adrenaline does. The drug is specified for people with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity as well as narcolepsy, although if you decide to abuse the drug and use it for recreational purposes you may start to feel paranoia and nervousness. Using amphetamines can also put a strain on the circulatory system by causing the user's blood pressure to increase suddenly. (Amphetamine) Long term psychological effects of the drug can cause something called amphetamine psychosis which is much like paranoid schizophrenia....   [tags: Drugs]
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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - The use of performance enhancing drugs in sports (doping) is done to improve athletic performance. Doping in sports has become a highly controversial topic among professional sporting venues and in the media. With the increased pressure to perform, high priced contracts, increased competition, and advanced training methods today’s athletes will try to gain an edge by any means necessary. Performance enhancing drugs used by athletes today include Human Growth Hormone (HGH), anabolic steroids, peptide hormones, amphetamines, insulin and stimulants....   [tags: Doping in Sports]
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Professional Athletes and Drug Use - Professional Athletes and Drug Use This research paper is about athletes and their use of drugs. The drug that is most frequently used by athletes is alcohol. Most athletes who use drugs do not get the punishment that they deserve instead they receive punishment that is too lenient. The penalties for professional athletes who use drugs are too lenient, they should be more severe. Examples of drugs that are used by most athletes are the following: Anabolic Steroids, Dietary supplements, Blood Doping, Stimulants, Narcotics and Corticosteroids, and Alcohol....   [tags: Papers] 1414 words
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Media: Hindering the Adolescent Generation - In recent years, media has crept its way into every aspect of adolescent lives. Now, news stories cover everything from Obamacare to Kim and Kanye’s baby, Nelson Mandela’s passing to same-sex marriage. Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter have consumed free time, turning teens into scrolling machines, desperately searching for wifi hotspots. Cable networks, Redbox, and Netflix have changed television from a question of “What’s on?” to “What do you want to watch?” Almost every show and movie is available for viewing at any given time....   [tags: facebook, twitter, cyberbullying]
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Pressure to Win Gives Way to Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... Assessing U.S. Efforts To Protect Youths From The Effects Of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports." Performance enhancing drugs should be excluded from sports because it is not fair to athletes that aren’t using it and drugging can be very harmful to the body and it can even lead to death if use too frequently. “For strength and power, the best-known drugs are probably those in the vast family of anabolic steroids, a group that is constantly expanding as the structures get slight modifications in a bid to evade detection in drug tests” according to the article “Performance enhancement: Superhuman athletes.” Many competitors that use performance-enhancing drugs take a type of steroids kn...   [tags: athletes, hormones, cheating] 798 words
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Should Teammates of Performance Enhancing Drugs Users Have Any Right to Their Medals? - “Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last week after the International Cycling Union decided that he was a ringleader of a doping program on his winning cycling team. Armstrong became a heroic figure for many, not just because of his cycling feats, but also because he is a cancer survivor and the founder of the highly respected Livestrong cancer foundation” (Gonchar). Many children when beginning a sport always have an idol that they look up to and want to be just like....   [tags: Lance Armstrong, athlete, illegal substances]
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Routine Drug Testing For High School Athletes - Patricia Neal once said, “A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug” (Neal). However, many teenagers of this era, large part athletes, seem to think differently and they constantly use illegal drugs. To help fight this problem, many colleges have taken strong actions in trying to stop drug abuse by athletes. High schools throughout the country have considered taking these same actions for various reasons as well. Some people believe that high school athletes ought to be given a routine drug test because it will help prevent them from abusing illegal substances....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Rhetorical Analysis of Game of Shadows - ... He explains how, “He [Bonds] said that a player had to use drugs if he wanted to compete, and he estimated half of the players in the game were on the juice [PED’s]” (126). By presenting this information, Wada supports his idea that baseball has evolved from a pure and honest game to a game where players take the risk of being suspended just to gain an unfair advantage on their competition. He is also able to back his argument by presenting that, “….At age 39, he put up better numbers then he had when he was in his prime with the pirates; they were better numbers, in fact that at any time before he hooked up with Anderson” (145)....   [tags: Barry Bonds, doping] 620 words
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Fading Fads: Drugs in Schools - The lighter clicks open and the bright flame lights the end of the cigarette. Smoke rises as it is passed from person to person around the bathroom. Tommy walks in and sees the group smoking and turns to walk away. When the boy holding the cigarette asks if he wants a drag, Tommy turns and says no. The other boys tell him that if he walks away, then he is a loser. Tommy could easily turn away from the boys and tell an administrator, but he wants to be cool so he takes the cigarette and begins to smoke....   [tags: Education, Substance Abuse]
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The Progression of Streptococcus suis Meningitis - ... The pneumonia caused by this organism is characterized in four stages. The first stage is the lung of the host fills with serous fluid that is stimulated the cell wall of the organism. This fluid contains very little inflammatory cells. As the disease progresses, fluids in the lungs builds up and if left untreated can traverse in the blood-brain barrier and infect the meninges which results in meningitis. Streptococcus suis meningitis is a very major form of bacterial pathogen in swine. It is gram-positive cocci found mostly in pairs and short chains when observed on a slide....   [tags: brain, bacteria, swine] 617 words
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My Final College Essay - Over the course of Intro to College Writing I have written a total of three essays and turned in. These three essays consist of: Narrative, Profile, and Argumentative. My first essay was the Narrative in which I wrote about the night of my mothers arrest. With this essay. I as a writer was trying to convey the emotions I felt during the experience and describe the many atmospheres that occurred throughout the incident. The only memorable thing from this essay was figuring out how to end the essay in a way that wrapped the entire essay back up in a short meaningful, stylistic way....   [tags: College writing course] 1665 words
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Drugs and Medicine - As our understanding of the chemical basis for biology has grown, we have learned more about how molecules which constitute life. Many scientists are beginning to understand the connections between the physical and psychological matters and the molecules that cause them. As a result, we can now use these new understandings of medicine against any dangerous or unpleasant conditions. For example, depression can be treated with drugs that can revive the brain to its normal level. Many medicines and drugs can change someone's physical and mental conditions, which can improve the risk of sickness and/or death....   [tags: Papers] 954 words
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Changes in the Mjor League Baseball Oer The Last 100 Years - Major League Baseball has many changes over the last 100 years. Many are game changing rules, and the rest are changes that do not amount to much. Some changes to the game consist of rule changes, defensive arrangements, and hitting styles. Baseball back in the day was not very recognized as it is now. Players would do different things during and after a season. During the off-season, players had to pick up a hobby to do. One of those players to pick up a hobby was Pete Rose. He started gambling and betting on games he was not involved with....   [tags: defensive arrangements, and hitting styles]
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The Silent Scream of Loneliness, Drugs, and Pain in Wrestling - ... In order to prove he was champion like material he had to constantly work and strive for that position. Benoit took steroids in order to have a large physique. His use of steroids caused a change in behavior. He began to have “roid rage”, behavior problems caused by steroids. While taking steroids, Chris started to perform by doing dare devilish stunts in the ring that caused his head to have multiple concussions. Those multiple concussions caused damage to the brain also made Chris’s behavior change....   [tags: rowdy roddy piper, mental, concussion] 940 words
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Famous Baseball Players: Alex Rodriguez - ... However what people didn’t know is that A-Rod tested positive for two anabolic steroids. Rodriguez showed up on a list with another 104 players in the MLB (Epstein and Roberts). If you ask me I think that all of the players on that list should’ve got suspended including Alex because 2003 ended up being one of his best years as a pro. Without those anabolic steroids I don’t think that he would’ve produced like he did. However according to Epstein and Roberts “Though MLB's drug policy has expressly prohibited the use of steroids without a valid prescription since 1991, there were no penalties for a positive test in 2003.” Even after this news comes out the New York Yankees trade for Alex s...   [tags: biography, domican republic]
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Bad Messages of Magazine Advertisements - ... The effects of bulimia are life threatening. The effects include: stomach acids staining teeth, possible rupture of the esophagus, and tooth decay (Bulimia Nervosa). Magazine advertisements are most likely the cause for these disorders, “Seventy-nine percent of teenage girls who self-purge frequently read women’s fitness and health magazines” (Media Influence). These advertisements are fatal to many teen's health and well-being. Even though eating disorders affect mostly girls, drug abuse is a life threatening habit that targets boys....   [tags: body image, unrealistic expectations, media]
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Drug Use in Sports - Drugs in sports can cost a player his or her scholarship(s) and more seriously, their lives. Everyday athletes that you may not think are doing anabolic steroids or the human growth hormone are the athletes who are the big users. 1. There are three major performance enhancing drugs that are used by the super star athletes: anabolic steroids, amphetamine, and the human growth hormone pills. 2. These performance enhancing are found in just about all fifty states and the problem is rapidly growing....   [tags: Athelets Drug Use Sports] 2295 words
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Major League Baseball - Major League Baseball Professional sports are a competition between the greatest athletes in the world. And when I go to a game, that’s exactly what I expect to see. Sports are entertainment. There is no room for purity and respecting the limits that athletes had in the past. Modern athletes should utilize all the resources that they have available to them. This includes steroids, which enhance an athlete’s performance. After all, performance is what really matters. The sport that has gotten the most attention on the subject of steroids is Major League Baseball....   [tags: Persuasive Baseball Sports Athletics Essays]
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Lance Armstrong and the Use of Performance-Enhancing Substances - ... Anabolic steroids are mainly used by football players and weightlifters. They are used to increase strength build muscle. Anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of a hormone: testosterone. The third and final common PEDs are (performance enhancing drugs) are steroid precursors. They are substances that the body turns into anabolic steroids. Two of them include dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) androstenedione ("andro"). They are also used to increase muscle mass. Most of them are illegal if you don’t have a prescription....   [tags: athletes, drugs, honor] 813 words
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Teammates of Performance Enhancing Drug Users Have No Rights to Their Unearned Medals - In an article by Michael Gonchar it said, “Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last week after the International Cycling Union decided that he was a ringleader of a doping program on his winning cycling team. Armstrong was a heroic figure for many, not just because of his cycling feats, but also because he is a cancer survivor and the founder of the highly respected Livestrong cancer foundation,” (Gonchar). Many children when beginning a sport have an idol they look up to and want to be just like....   [tags: Tour de France, Cycling Union]
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Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big - Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big To fully understand this book, people must go behind the book and find the true state of mind of the author. Unfortunately in this case, the author is the one and only Jose Canseco. Jose Canseco is what I like to call, “The black sheep in the family of baseball.” Canseco’s history can be related to such incidents of drug using, heavy drinking, numerous sexual encounters with hundreds of partners, and unreasonable acts of violence....   [tags: essays research papers] 1052 words
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Should Teammates of P.E.D. Users Have Any Right to Their Medals? - ... Now you may understand why these drugs are considered Performance Enhancing drugs. Each drug takes a different effect to help the athlete preform in a way that is better than their abilities. Some side affects for men who take anabolic steroids may be: developing breasts, having a decrease in sperm count, they may become infertile or become incompetent. Some of the effects on anabolic steroids for women are: growing excessive face and body hair, their voices may deepen, they may experience menstrual irregularities, reduced breast size, or have a masculinized female fetus....   [tags: drug, athlete, effects, ability]
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Drug Use Among Athletes - What do you know about drugs. Are they bad. If so, why. There is a legal age of using drugs but at some point, there are rules when drugs are not allowed to be used at all. For example, sports, should the athletes use drugs to compete and make themselves stronger. This event has happened to a lot of the professional athletes as well, but most of them have not admitted it. In this article, one baseball player Alex Rodriguez admitted that he was using drugs in the past. He was supposed to be nominated to the next hall of fame but with him and the drugs, does he deserve the hall of fame spot when he cheated himself and everyone....   [tags: Drugs] 689 words
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Dangers of Peer Pressure - ... Body building is a growing sport and more and more people are taking steroids and other pills and powders to help build muscle. They read and see other steroid users such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Alex Rodriguez and most of the NFL. They constantly hear about their success and try taking steroids and anabolic drugs. They say why not me. They get used to taking them all the time and take more and more. Before they know it they are addicted and can’t stop....   [tags: drugs, alcohol, body, tobacco, influence]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... World famous baseball player “Alex Rodriguez” was using PED. “PED are not natural,” “It’s cheating”.” It represents an unfair advantage to the other athletes. PED is cheating because it violates constitutive rules of the activity. If people uses them and we seem them we should expect them to disqualified. Athletes shouldn’t use drugs because fans can tell that their favorite Idol has been improved by a lot. We hear all these facts from a man named Mr. Costas and any other baseball purists that shout the roof....   [tags: doping, sports industry]
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Drug Use in Professional Sport in Australia - Introduction Drugs in society have always been a major problem, but lately there has been a significant spike in the amount of drug cheats in sport. Over the past years doctors and scientists have been searching for the best method which they are able to test sportsmen as to whether or not they are using performance enhancing drugs. These are the three main methods they found: Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and Immuno-Assays. These three methods are able to detect whether or not sportsmen are using stimulants, steroid hormones, narcotics, peptide hormones, beta2 agonists and diuretics....   [tags: legal issues, stimulants, amphetamines]
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Is it Ethical to Use Growth Hormones on Cattle? - A growing issue in the world today is the use of antibiotics and growth hormones in animal production industry. However, for over sixty years Americans have been exposed to hormones on a regular basic when they consume beef. (Organic Consumer Association) On average eighty percent of all feedlot cattle are given hormones to help them grow at an increased rate. (Communication Foundation) “In 1988 the European Union banned the use of all hormone growth promoters.” (Organic Consumer Association) Today farmers use six anabolic steroids in various combinations....   [tags: Growth Hormones, Animal Production Industry ]
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Is it Ethical to Use Growth Hormones on Cattle? - ... The human body is already making the same kind of insulin-like growth factor -I that is found in milk. Therefore, the studies show that a person would have to drink a hundred quarts of milk a day just to get to the amount of insulin-like growth factor -I that is in our saliva. Another growing way to increase growth in feedlot cattle is through the use of anabolic implants. The anabolic implant is a cost effective non-nutritive management practice that can be used by feedlot producers. Now days almost all beef cattle that is raised in feedlots will be implanted with hormones to increase faster growth....   [tags: animal production industry] 2338 words
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Mandatory Drug Testing for All Student Athletes - Imagine this, a beautiful fall Friday night, just minutes after winning an important playoff football game. Celebration is in the air as fans look around gratefully aware that all the players, cheerleaders, band members and other students are drug free: no steroids, tobacco products, or alcohol are anywhere to be found. What they see are students who are simply high on life making unforgettable memories. The roads are safer, the parents sleep more soundly, and students are safe from all the harmful side effects of these substances....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Muscles In The Human Body - The musculoskeletal system is made up of bones, joints, and muscles. This system gives the body form and support, and protects the body while allowing it to move. Basically, the muscles in this system perform three important body functions: the movement of body parts, maintenance of body parts, and production of body heat. These muscles all consist of a mass of protein fibers grouped together, and most are of mesodermal origin. And almost all of the muscle fibers you will ever have or need were present at birth....   [tags: essays research papers] 862 words
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Violence in the Athletic World - ... We all have heard numerous theories of steroid and substance abuse. It can cause not only physical changes to the body, but can also cause emotional and psychological alterations, including aggressive behavior that is not easily controlled. The use of performance enhancing drugs is not a recent conflict; it has been talked of since the beginning of organized sports. While steroids are the drug of choice for most, regular steroid use can lead to abuse and cause harmful side effects. The expected effects of steroids include increases in lean body mass, strength, muscle definition, and aggressiveness, with a decrease in recovery time from exercise....   [tags: sports, entertaintment] 584 words
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Lung Transplantation - Lung transplantation has been an effective measure for patients suffering critical respiratory illnesses, however this procedure is not without the necessity of long-term monitoring and use of immunosuppressive drug regimens to prevent acute and chronic rejection. To allow lung transplantation become more effective, immunosuppressive drug regimens must be compared to assess which regimen will provide maximal patient survival with minimal immunosuppression. Historically, cyclosporine (Cyc) in combination with azathioprine (Aza) and prednisone were often used to prevent acute and chronic rejection among patients2, but high morbidity and mortality rates have attracted testing of other immunosup...   [tags: Medical Science]
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Juice - Steroids are known as synthetic versions of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone. Although some people think that there are only positive effects from the use of steroids, there are far more negative effects than there are positive ones. Steroids may make you look bigger and feel stronger, but eventually they will become very detrimental to your body. There are physical and mental side effects to the use of steroids, and the continued use of steroids will be fatal. To the science world they are known as altered testosterone molecules....   [tags: essays research papers] 1182 words
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Mandatory Drug Testing for High School Athletes - “A medical dictionary defines a drug as ‘any substance that when taken into the living organism may modify one or more of its functions’” (Newton 12). However, when speaking of drug testing for abuse a person is usually thinking about illegal drugs or drugs that can alter athletic performance in sporting events. Mandatory drug testing was not allowed in public schools until June 2002 when the Supreme Court allowed for public schools to do random drug testing (Carroll 23). This decision allowed for drug testing in all schools throughout the United States not just for athletes but also students who are in any activities within the school, for example clubs and competitive events (Carroll 23)...   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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The Pitfalls Of High School Sports - Children are often exposed to sports at an early age. As they get older and start school they often participate in sports as a way to both make now friends and be active. As the children grow older, progressing into their teenage years, they become more specialized in their sports. The sports that the young people continue with grow in their favor. When the child reaches the high school level, sports take center stage. The pressure for them to perform in sports and perform well is immense. There is the pressure from coaches, teammates, and others to succeed....   [tags: Sports] 1494 words
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Vascular Birthmarks - “Leave it alone, it will go away” is the instructions doctors specify to patients and parents of children with a vascular birthmark (“Vascular Birthmarks”). According to research, “It is estimated that approximately 10% of births have a vascular birthmark – that’s about 400,000 children per year in the United States alone” (“Vascular Birthmarks”). The two main types of vascular birthmarks are Hemangiomas, a non-cancerous tumor of skin composed of abnormal lymph vessels, and Malformations, an inborn growth of skin containing arteries, capillaries, veins, or lymphatic vessels....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Sports and Performance Drugs - ... Women may get: deeper voice, cessation of breast development, growth of hair on face, stomach, and upper back, and abnormal menstrual cycles. Have you wondered why athletes are better now than in the past. Some say it’s because performance enhancement drugs. In the last few years a lot of athletes have been caught using performance enhancing drugs. Usually they have been famous people who have a lot of expectations on them and they need it so they can play better. They think that if they play better they’ll be the best there ever was....   [tags: cheating, unfair advantage] 780 words
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Dying To Be Beautiful - “Dying” to be Beautiful Beautiful or else --a message often presented in society, is often detrimental to the American public. The desire to be beautiful has received more attention by blinding the public with images of the “beautiful people.” The extent of the message the media portrays to our society is more harmful than beneficial to the average person. The images depict the common person as unattractive which causes many to alter their figure to attain the media’s vision of beauty. Unfortunately, these unrealistic pictures mostly affect self-conscious adolescents who are surrounded by images of what the media considers beautiful....   [tags: essays research papers] 741 words
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Effects of Drugs - Controversies over drugs and the effects they have physically, mentally, and emotionally have been around for centuries. Some argue the fact that smoking marijuana has no health effects on the body. Some also say that other drugs have no long term mental consequences to suffer. Now, thanks to technology and hours of studies, answers have came to show the true long term health effects of drugs on the human body and mind. Marijuana is one of the most popular drugs in the world. It is known to many people as a way to get high and just relax....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive, addiction]
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How Synthetic Hormones, MSG, and Improper Nutrition Effect Our Children - It is imperative to introduce our children to healthy eating habits, nutritional foods, and an active lifestyle. During the progression of this course, I have become captivated with how substantially the goods we ingest affect our overall existence. I always had a deep interest in synthetic hormones and byproducts. I decided to write my paper on how synthetic hormones and improper nutrition upset our children’s health. I decided to research the bad products our food companies place in our food without our proper and complete knowledge....   [tags: health, eating habits, nutritional food]
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The Detrimental Effects of Teenage Drug Abuse in the UK - The use of drugs by teenagers today has caused a concern in the UK. Teenagers are unknown to the effects that drugs can cause physically and mentally. It is very important that there is awareness on drug abuse among young people. Since the usage of drugs not only affects the body, it also affects many aspects of a person’s daily life. Firstly, it affects the social life, causing isolation, which is one of the most common effects that happen due to drug usage. Secondly, it affects family and relationships....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Ethical Issues with the World View of Contraception - Ethical Issues with the Contraception World View Introduction: The mindset that leads to contraception is only self-serving and self-centered. People use contraception for selfish reasons every day. Children should be seen as a blessing from God, and He should decide when a couple has children. Today people try to use contraception so that they may decide when to have children. This is selfish and defies God. Different churches have different beliefs about contraception. Up until about 1920 -1930, all the churches had the same views on contraception....   [tags: birth control, religious view]
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Recruiting Changes in College Football - Recruiting Changes in College Football With the recent controversy and scandal surrounding the University of Colorado and the college football world, this off season has been one of the busiest ever. College Football has experienced an eye-opening revelation and these experiences call for major changes in the traditional recruiting practices. Last month, stories surfaced about the University of Colorado using sex, alcohol, and parties to lure blue chip recruits to their program. While these types of actions are prevalent at every major football program, this is the first time that they have been officially exposed....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Do Inhaled Corticosteroids have a Long- Term Effect on Growth and Bone Density in Children ? - Research Synthesis Paper According to American Academy of Pediatrics, “It is estimated that approximately 15 million people in the United States suffer from Asthma. Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children” ( Schlienger 2004). Although inhaled steroids have been established as the preventive treatment of choice, few studies have been conducted to assess the risks of inhaled steroid therapy. Inhaled corticosteroids are absorbed into the systemic circulation, but the extent to which they have adverse effects on bone density and growth is uncertain....   [tags: essays research papers] 2525 words
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Outline: Pro Athletes As Role Models - Thesis: Professional athletes need to censor/behave themselves better in this media strong age. Organizing Sentence: It may be wishful thinking for our beloved professional athletes to be proper role models for kids; but some may say that athletes should still have an obligation to be role models on the grounds of always being on a public stage, the abuse of drugs and steroids kids bring on is largely because of what they see the professional sport heroes doing, and particularly the African-American race needs them as role models....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Baseball - ... "A potent cocktail of sophisticated PEDs stacked together to deliver power, aid recovery, avoid detection and create a home run champion."(Travis Tygart). “Rodriguez had secretly sought nutritional advice from him in the summer of 2012, the biggest challenge to MLB's testing program is not new-fangled designer drugs but old-fashioned testosterone, administered in doses designed to stay below the trigger point for a positive test.”(Said Tygart). Current Situation People have tried to help the users who are involved with PEDs, and the people who run the sports are trying to put an end to the use of these drugs....   [tags: doping in professional sports]
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drugs in sports - From the beginning of time sports have been around. It is the competition that everyone loves. The feeling of winning makes many people do anything to achieve it. Even if this means one must cheat to win. Cheating is monitored in professional sports by the use of referees or umpires. With the discovery of many “nutritional” supplements, many new forms of cheating have arisen that cannot be monitored on the field. Many players used and still use steroids to enhance their muscles so they are stronger during game play....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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