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The Dangers Of Smoking
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... sure way to never get hooked or fall into this trap is to never start smoking. Smoking can cause numerous diseases, such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and coronary heart disease. These three are the major causes of death for smokers. It also causes cancer of the lip and mouth, emphysema, cancer of the larynx, oral cavity and esophagus; about one third of all cancers of the bladder, kidney, and pancreas are attributed to smoking as well. Lung cancer has become the leading killer among cancers in the United States. More than eight of every ten cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking, and ...

For Information On The Medical Uses Of Marijuana
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... that, "Compared with legal drugs...marijuana does not pose greater risks." Yet based upon mortality statistics, we can safely conclude that cannabis is one of the safest medical drugs known, for, while prescription drugs, defined as safe by the FDA, kill up to 27,000 and aspirin up to 1,000 Americans per year, cannabis kills 0 per year [3]. When we know the facts we can understand why in 1988, after extensive review of the scientific literature, the DEA's own administrative judge Frances Young concluded that ``Marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances know to man.'' [4] Opponent ...

An Essay On Abortion. Both Sides Of The Issue Are Stated
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... moral obligation to preserve it and that abortion is tantamount to murder (Kolner 5). In the United States about 1.6 million pregnancies end in abortion. Women with incomes under eleven thousand are over three times more likely to abort than those with incomes above twenty-five thousand. Unmarried women are four to five times more likely to abort than married and the abortion rate has doubled for 18 and 19 year olds. Recently the U.S. rate dropped 6 percent overall but the rate of abortion among girls younger than 15 jumped 18 percent. The rate among minority teens climbed from 186 per 1,000 to 189 per 1,000. ...

Herbal Extracts And Hormones
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... capsules and pills, people are enjoying the benefits of Earth's good medicines. The herb industry has been growing at about thirty percent per year for the past several years. Herbs are being used in homes, for more than just spicing the sauce or glazing the chicken. Herbs are being used as an alternative for medications as well. In the coming years, we may see the introduction of newer and better medicinal herbs as scientists Mowry pgs. 26-27 continue their search for the cures of all aches and pains. In past years, herbs were used for pains and aches. These herbs are making a comeback because they h ...

The HIV Epidemic
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... to significant danger without their knowledge and consent. Courts, moreover, have found physicians liable for failure to inform persons of the risk of HIV infection. Thus, physicians face dual ethical loyalties and legal obligations: to maintain the confidences of patients and to reveal confidential information to persons at significant risk of contracting HIV infection. Consider the case of Jennifer Lawson, decided by an appellate court in California. The day after 12-year-old Jennifer received a transfusion, her doctor discovered that the blood was contaminated with HIV. Jennifer, however, was never informed. Thr ...

Flour Baby Project: Parenting
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... raisins, and nuts. I have to get plenty of sleep exercise not drink coffee and check my families history for genetic disorders and I have to start budgeting all the money in the house to save up for the new baby. Having a baby is a lot of trouble but in the end it is the best thing ever. Having to lug around this baby causes a lot of back pain and a lot of stress on the body itself. The stomach gets really big and stretch marks do appear and it just gets heavy at times. The pregnancy keeps on going for 2 more trimesters the 2nd trimester is based on shopping for maternity cloths, checking for blood sugar, av ...

Ban Smoking
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... health. One out of four deaths of people thirty-five to sixty-four years old result from smoking. On the average, every cigarette takes five and a half minutes of life away from a smoker. (Bartecchi, 46) Although restrictions have been placed on the use of cigarettes in public areas such as restaurants and airplanes, the US has yet to place a ban on smoking. The government frequently inspects items 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 rec ...

Euthanasia: People Should Have The Right To Choose
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... to stay alive. Euthanasia is therefore a necessary evil for those whose practical life is in effect over due to a terminal illness or otherwise life devastating condition. If a person is in unbearable pain and close to death or is in a vegetable state and no longer able to function, their life is by all practical means over. There is no reason to keep them alive. The only way to end their physical life is by euthanasia. The question is whether to do this by way of active euthanasia or passive euthanasia. Many are against active euthanasia because in this case you actually kill the person rather tha ...

Bronchial Asthma
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... and even dietary. Sometimes asthma occurs in people who do not have allergies. Over the past few years the prevalence of asthma in America has increased 60 percent, especially in children. Asthma kills about 5000 per year, and almost a third of those affected are children under 18. Only in the past few years have scientists began to understand the causes and triggers of asthma, linking the disease to autosomal dominant genes on the chromosomes 5,6, 11, 12 and 14, but especially number 5. (Figure 1) Many different triggers are associated with asthma, most commonly when airborne irritants such as pet dande ...

What Are Visual Defects And How Common Are They ?
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... light is allowed to enter your by opening up further when it is dark and closing up more to block out some light when it is bright. Everything that passes through the pupil, which looks like a black dot, is what you see. Next the light passes through the lens. The lens focuses the light rays onto the retina forming an image in reverse and upside-down. Finally light- sensitive cells in the retina transmit the image via the optic nerve to the brain by electrical signals. Then the brain flips the image so it looks right- side-up to you. You can find a diagram of the above on page 3. The most common visual def ...

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