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Teenage Suicide
Number of words: 1015 - Number of pages: 4

.... abuse such as physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, social abuse or neglect can lead to self-murder("Teen Suicide," 3). Significant changes, losses, and abuse can promote suicidal tendencies. Few suicidal people have some type of depression, yet those who have one can be provoked to commit suicide. There are two main types of depression suffered by suicidal people("Suicide," {Grolier}). The first type is reactive depression. This type of depression is the reaction of a difficult and often traumatic experience. Endogenous depression is the second type of depression. It is the r .....

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Skin Cancer
Number of words: 1187 - Number of pages: 5

.... dermis, which is much thicker than the epidermis. This layer contains sweat glands, nerves and blood vessels. The dermis also contains follicles, which are tiny pockets from which the hair grows. The most common malignant cells are the basal cells. Cancer in the basal cell is called nonmelanoma cancer. This means that the cancer did not start in the melanocytes located in the epidermis. Basal Cell Carcinoma is caused by overexposure to the sun. The sun gives off ultraviolet rays, which are harmful to the human body. Basal cell carcinoma will affect body parts such as the eyes, ears .....

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Can Genetics Cause Crime?
Number of words: 893 - Number of pages: 4

.... 12.5 percent of violent crime in the U.S. in 1992 was committed by females. What is also surprising according to W.W. Gibbs the author of "Seeking the Criminal Element," in Scientific American,(1995 March) pp 100-107, is that a very small number of criminals are responsible for the majority of the violent crime. Sullivan who is now the president of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta wanted to try and address the violence as a public health issue. In an interview after he left office in 1993, Dr. Sullivan explains that his rational for this was that the higher increases in violent .....

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Ban Smoking
Number of words: 671 - Number of pages: 3

.... sold to the American public. Commercial products that may be dangerous such as food, cars, and toys have been recalled in order for alterations. In the August 1995 issue of consumer reports, twenty- four products were recalled because of possible dangers to the consumer. These products included a car that may lose a wheel while in motion, a hair dryer that poses a fire hazard, and cookies that can cause an allergic reaction. (Consumer Reports, 500) Yet, the sale of cigarettes, known to be unsafe, has never been prohibited by the government. Why are cigarettes any different from other pro .....

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Addiction And Heath Professionals
Number of words: 1631 - Number of pages: 6

.... with Disabilities Act protects the drug impaired health professional through recovery and back into his/her job. The problem concerning addicted health professionals seems to affect the public as most of us seek healthcare at one time or another in our lifetimes. First, the definition of impairment must be addressed. According to the American Medical Association’s Council on Mental Health, impairment is "the inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reasons of physical or mental illness, including alcoholism or drug dependence" (Ariseiguieta, 1998 .....

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Euthanasia, Mercy Or Murder?
Number of words: 1326 - Number of pages: 5

.... their suffering. Denying terminally ill patients the right to die with dignity is unfair and cruel. It is worse to keep someone alive who doesn’t want to live and suffer from pain, rather than letting them have a peaceful and less painful death through euthanasia. An true example of someone who deserves a peaceful and less painful death is Susan Hess. She suffers from multiple myeloma, a rare bone marrow cancer that destroys the blood, bones, immune system, and sometimes the liver and spleen. She believes that euthanasia should be legalized. She states, “the worst of it is the di .....

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Eating Disorders
Number of words: 6936 - Number of pages: 26

.... Disorder there is still hope for you and recovery. Although if you want to become a statistic you go right ahead and do so, but your hurting yourself and the ones that love you and care about you the most. do KILL! As you will soon find out. are not the disease that you want to play around with, they are very dangerous, and can have a harsh effect on you and on your life. Never do you want to get involved with an Eating Disorder unless you want to pay the consequences. Introduction Eating Disorders are a way of life that can be called “suicide.” You vomit all that you eat and do not .....

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Cigarette Smoking
Number of words: 716 - Number of pages: 3

.... do not allow smokers the right to smoke, ecspecially bars and restaurants. The work place is another problem for smokers, now they have to go outside even in the winter to have a cigarette, even though they used to be able to smoke inside.A strong supporter on smokers rights is Democratic Assemblyman Dick Floyd, who wanted to vote for a controversial smokers right bill. He feels it is not a smoking bill, it merely protects the people who use legal substances such as tobacco and alcohol in their homes from job discrimination. However, smoking in public places is a danger to non-smokers .....

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Number of words: 1666 - Number of pages: 7

.... are compelled to be more efficient; they find themselves taking on the work of what used to be two. The result is longer hours, less time for outside activities, and consequently increased stress. According to Business Week, the typical American works 47 hours a week, and if current trends continue, in 20 years "the average person would be on the job 60 hours a week." Another factor that increases stress is technological advancements. With all the new technology one is always connected to work and accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week. According to Business Week, it is now possible, .....

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Smoking Banana Peels
Number of words: 259 - Number of pages: 1

.... Berkeley Barb ' and explained how to smoke a banana peel to get high. First you have to peel the banana peel and then scrape the white material that is next to the peel out . You then must put this white material in the oven at 200 Degrees C. until it is dry then roll it into a cigarette. A bunch of other hippie papers copied the instructions and it became a craze and even TIME and NEWSWEEK wrote about it. Someone I know says he smoked banana peels once but he was "tripping" on mushrooms at the time so he didn't know if it made him high or not. A friend of mine tried smoking banana peels r .....

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