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The Dangers Of Smoking
... 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
... 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 .
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.'' 
An Essay On Abortion. Both Sides Of The Issue Are Stated
... 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
... 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
... 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
... 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, avoid
... 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
... 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
... 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 ?
... 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
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 ...