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Schizophrenia
Number of words: 1367 - Number of pages: 5

.... may believe that someone is following them, or planning to harm them. Schizophrenics believe that others can hear their thoughts , also known as Abroadcasting@ and even change them. A...hear their thoughts, insert thoughts into their minds, or control their feelings, actions or impulses. Patients might think they are Jesus, Napoleon, or Franklin D. Roosevelt.@ (American Psychiatric Association Annual >90 page 1) Pregnant women who experience an immune reaction that presents danger to their unborn children, this reaction raises sharply the rates of schizophrenia in the unborn child. .....

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The Middle Of Life
Number of words: 603 - Number of pages: 3

.... a new sense of identity without this role. Feelings that come with this part of the crisis include depression, self-doubt, heartache and low spirits. They must also handle any kind of regret or feeling of failure about their time and place as a parent. As a mid-life parent, some people (mostly women) can feel caught in the "sandwich generation". This means they are taking care of not only their children, but often grandparents all the way down to grandchildren. This would be a major stressor and crisis on the mid-life parent because they would feel as though they were not doing enough .....

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The Different Faces Of Yoga
Number of words: 1417 - Number of pages: 6

.... nor does he punish them for their sins. Rather the god of yoga is "a special person untouched by misery, desire, or action and its results... He is the teacher of the ancient teachers" (Nikhilananda 680). The goal of the yogi, one who studies yoga, is to reach the state of pure intelligence, which is the soul's true essence, by suppressing all other mental activities (Nikhilananda 680). In order to reach this state, The yogi fixes himself in an immobile bodily position and fixes his mind on an inanimate object such as a spot on the floor or the tip of the nose. This intense concentratio .....

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Abortion Report
Number of words: 789 - Number of pages: 3

.... right to choose what she does with her body, and it should not be altered or influenced by anyone else. This right is guaranteed by the ninth amendment, which contains the right to privacy. This brings up a very interesting point, which is that the ninth amendment is a strong argument in the fight for Pro-Choice. It states that "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." This right guarantees the right to women, if they so choose, to have an abortion, up to the end of the first trimester. Several cases .....

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The Dangers Of Smoking
Number of words: 356 - Number of pages: 2

.... to minors would help out allot. If there were also laws about underage smoking in public more teens would think twice about smoking. In the end all of this would help deplete the smoking population. Once a teen is addicted, at such a young age breaking the addiction is more difficult. Teenagers are adolescents and their minds are still developing. The task of breaking an addiction requires a mature, responsible and dedicated intellect. It is for this reason that smoking in teens should be treated like any other drug addiction. Alcohol and drug addiction is treated with a very contro .....

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Tuberculosis
Number of words: 1416 - Number of pages: 6

.... infected will actually develop TB in their lifetimes. Active disease can occur in an infected person when the body's resistance is low or if there is a large or prolonged exposure to the germs that overcome the body's natural defenses. The body's response to active TB infection produces inflammation which can eventually damage the lungs. The amount of damage may be quite extensive, yet the symptoms may be minimal. The usual symptoms of disease due to TB are: -Fever -Night sweats -Cough -Loss of appetite -Weight Loss -Blood in the sputum (phlegm) -Loss of energy Diagnosing TB To diagnos .....

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Euthanasia: An Overview
Number of words: 1599 - Number of pages: 6

.... all prove the moral legitimacy of physician- assisted-suicide. Opponents of euthanasia generally point to three main arguments which I will mention only for the purposes of refuting them. First, many cite the Hippocratic oath which reads, "I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel" as a reason to oppose euthanasia. Clearly, the Hippocratic oath does condemn the practice, however, I do not find this as reason enough to reject the moral permissibility of euthanasia. If the premise of the oath is flawed (i.e., if it is morally permissible for .....

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Von Willebrand’s Disease
Number of words: 2937 - Number of pages: 11

.... or they produce a molecule that does not function normally, which cause their platelets do not adhere properly when blood vessels are injured, therefor it takes longer for a blood clot to form. In some patients, the factor VIII (the anti-hemophilic factor that helps blood clot) is also reduced, and blood clotting is severally impaired. In patients with hemophilia, the primary problem is the decrease or absents the factor VIII, while the von Willebrand factor is normal. Erik von Willebrand, who lived in Helsinki, Finland, founded in 1924. Who described a new type of bleeding disorder in th .....

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Alcohol And Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Number of words: 1700 - Number of pages: 7

.... is a less severe form of FAS. Both FAS and FAE are the results of the use of teratogens, which are nongenetic influences that can potentially complicate fetal development.(Harris, p.85) FAS is due to the mother's consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Alcohol in the woman's bloodstream circulates to the fetus via the placenta. There, the alcohol intrudes with the ability of the fetus to receive a sufficient amount of oxygen and nourishment for normal development in the brain and other body organs. The critical time for alcohol teratogenicity is around the time of conception. Effects of .....

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Multiple Births
Number of words: 1090 - Number of pages: 4

.... treat female sterility, or fertility drugs, may increase the chances of giving birth to multiple children. These drugs cause the ovaries to release an egg once a month but in some cases they release more than one egg, sometimes releasing several at a time, increasing the chances of a multiple birth. The drug clomiphene citrate is one of the most widely taken fertility drug and has resulted in the birth of twins about once in every twelve births, much greater than the chances of the birth of natural twins. Twins are the most common form of a multiple pregnancy. About one in eighty-seve .....

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