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Fragments of A Painful Case and Paper Pills - Fragments of "A Painful Case" and "Paper Pills" Although James Joyce and Sherwood Anderson situate their subjects in very different milieux (Joyce's in Dublin; Anderson's in Winesburg, Ohio), two of their subjects speak the same language of idiosyncrasy. In Joyce's "A Painful Case," Mr. Duffy keeps on his desk "a little sheaf of papers held together by a brass pin. In these sheets a sentence was inscribed from time to time and, in an ironical moment, the headline of an advertisement for Bile Beans had been pasted on to the first sheet" (Joyce 103)....   [tags: Painful Case Paper Pills Essays]
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Dexfenfluramine (REDUX) - The Dark Side of Diet Pills - Dexfenfluramine (REDUX) - The Dark Side of Diet Pills One of the biggest goals Americans today set for themselves is to lose weight. It is a quest which many seek out and never reach. The twentieth century has brought about many changes in the world, but it has also brought about many self image problems. With waif-thin models walking the runway, and anorexic fourteen year olds as our role models it is not a wonder. Many young and older women are feeling threatened to fit this particular image....   [tags: Diet Pills Dexfenfluramine Essays]
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Diet Pills - Science and technology have revolutionized the lifestyle of man. The modern man is submerged by a world of hectic life. Everything is done very fast due to time constrain which unconsciously affected our health and fitness. On top of that, excessive workloads have reduced our time for exercises and health maintenance. Besides all these modern life’s things, millions of Americans claim that winter is the most common season for people to gain weight as the cold weather discourages outside exercise (Richards 2008)....   [tags: Health, Appetite Control] 1013 words
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supplements, pills - ... No clear benefit to muscle tissue has been demonstrated for leucine supplements.” Furthermore, scientific trials have proven that BCAA’s effectiveness are inconclusive on preventing muscle damage and soreness. Simply put, the claims of branched-chain amino acids have not been proven effective in promoting muscle hypertrophy. Combined with a healthy, balanced diet, the only proven effective method for muscle-gain is consistent, rigorous physical activity. Protein powders, in particular whey protein, are incredibly popular supplements used by athletes and gym-regulars alike....   [tags: health, nutrition]
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Diet Pills - Every day people are becoming more and more concerned with their health and their appearance. Thanks to scientific research there are many remedies to improve the human body. As far as weight loss there is exercise, diets, pills, and different surgical procedures. Diet pills have become a very popular supplement to assist in weight loss, but with diet pills come many questions; are they safe, do they really work, and mainly if they are a good product or not. In order to know whether or not something a quality product, is to know how it works....   [tags: Diet Health Weight Loss Drugs Essays Papers] 1195 words
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Diet Pills - What's Happening Around You Today?. In today's materialistic driven society, people are judged in every possible aspect. From their appearance, background, social status, way or thinking to their friends, families. The need to be accepted and admired by others captivates the minds of many men and women of today. This conquest for social acceptance becomes so real that the idea then becomes an obsession. The way we look plays a big role in our lives. It determines the way others see us and from that, it will then determine how we feel about ourselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 1009 words
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The Danger of Sleeping Pills - ... Addiction is also a potential danger because as the body of the users began to build tolerance to the drug, the pills start to lose its effects. Hence, a major problem appears as the users began to drug overdose to get the same strong effects of the pill which is a danger practice among drug users; that accounted for 95% of poisoning deaths of 12,186 in 1999 and rising substantially to 20,950 in 2004 (Brink). That was the reason quitting sleeping pills was so hard for Paula Wynne, who had been taking for 6 months which was routinely for her to take the pills before sleep....   [tags: This essay begins mid-essay.]
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Teens and Prescription Pills - ... Contributing to the 33% increase of teens who admit to misusing a prescription over the past five years is the lax attitude and beliefs of parents and caregivers. According to a study done by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, nearly one third of parents say they believe prescription pills can improve their child’s academic performance even if the pills are not needed. (National Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008, Stimulants Contributing to Sustained Rx Epidemic) Some teenagers experiment with prescription drugs because of the idea that some will help them have fun, lose weight, fit in, study more effectively, or do better academically....   [tags: legal issues, marijuana]
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Paper Pills: The Cure for Doctor Reefy - “Paper Pills” is a short story written by Sherwood Anderson in his most recognized book, Winesburg, Ohio, which has several interrelated stories (Belasco 859). The story is about an older physician, named Dr. Reefy, who is distanced from society, and only expresses his thoughts on pieces of paper, which he stuffs into his pockets (Bort). Eventually, he meets a younger woman who he marries and shares those crumbled pieces of paper with for a brief period before her death. The story is recounted by an unknown narrator, which is the same narrator throughout the book—using several instances of imagery and symbolism to describe Dr....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Legalization of Marijuana, Cocaine, and Prescription Pills - In the United States, there are many drugs that are outlawed due to their supposed harmful and dangerous effects on humans. Some of these drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and prescription pills that are abused by people to whom they are not prescribed. Recent movements have called for the legalization of all of these drugs. Although it appears that legalization of all drugs on the market seems like a valid movement, in reality, all hard drugs such as cocaine and prescription pills should remain illegal because they are detrimental to society and have a tend for users to develop a physical dependency on these drugs....   [tags: Crime, Drugs]
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Diet Pills: The Miraculous Weight Loss Formula? - Below is part of the sample persuasive research essay. Please note: • how the introduction introduces the topic and offers a clear forecast of the essay's thesis (the author's position and stated reasons) • how the conclusion restates the thesis and ends with a call to action • how each character’s speech is fully developed: each speech has the three "E"s of paragraph organization and development: Exposition, Examples, and Explanation. To illustrate these components, in the paragraph below I've placed the exposition (claim and stated reason and background) in blue, the examples in green, the explanation in purple, and the concluding statement in orange....   [tags: Persuasive Research Essays] 963 words
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The Ue of Diet pills among adolescent girls - The Use of Diet Pills among Adolescent Girls Dieting is a common occurrence in our country, but dieting is most common among adolescent girls. Since millions of Americans try to lose weight every year, many of them turn to weight-loss pills for help (MFMER 2004). Dieting may place the risk of using unhealthy weight control behaviors such as diet pills (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004). A study by the CDC showed that 10.9 percent of adolescent girls use diet pills as their weight-loss strategy (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1809 words
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Against Giving Birth Control Pills to Students - Schools with a high number of heroin addicts are beginning to pass out clean needles to students, in order to prevent the spread of AIDS. This attitude of "it's going to happen no matter what" must stop. Should the students at Harvard University be given guns because of the high suicide rate. These "solutions" make about as much sense as the solution for the problem of teen pregnancy - giving middle school and high school students birth control pills. These pills should not be given to the students....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy Parenthood]
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Sherwood Andersons "paper Pills": Deception In The Title - Sherwood Anderson's "Paper Pills": Deception In The Title Sherwood Anderson, in the title “Paper Pills,” tries to persuade us, the readers, in believing the short story is going to be about some kind of drug. Anderson in the other hand turns every thing around to tell us a story about two people falling in-love. The story begins with a description of Doctor Reefy and a brief description of the young woman. Then he tells the reader about the “ twisted apples” (71)that represent doctor Reefy....   [tags: essays research papers] 543 words
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The Dangers of Prescription Pill - ... Throughout her life she suffered many other injuries, infections and diseases because of the lupus and it’s depletion of the body’s immune defenses. Toward the end of her life, at the age of 68, Jane was treated for a fractured tibia bone. She was prescribed a low dose of Vicodin for the pain she was experiencing during her recovery time period. I can remember her saying her lower leg hurt quite a bit and the pain medication helped but would make her feel very cloudy and somewhat groggy. Because of this cloudiness, Jane was not fond of the prescription pill medication but consumed it anyway to help her cope with the pain....   [tags: Drug Epidemic, Pills]
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Television and Media - TV Advertising - Selling Magic Potions and Happy Pills - Advertising - Selling Magic Potions and Happy Pills The marketing world is a sea of fishermen waiting for some starving little fish to snatch up the bait. The bait is the commercial. Although the advertising industry provides the consumer with the opportunity to explore what is available, this industry can also lead people into believing that there are magical cures that can eliminate the unwanted and create the wanted. For instance, the print ad for Dove Nutrium Age Defying Body Wash implies that by using this product you can [look] as young as you [feel]....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 917 words
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Suicide Protests - Suicide Protests An eager young activist with a thick cinnamon beard shouted at his fellow Brown students who whisked hurriedly past his table and into the post office in the spring of 1984. Few, if any, had time to listen to a lunatic raging about the end of the world and nuclear disarmament. An older woman stopped to listen to his angry litany "Do you know that the government expects you to survive a nuclear war in your dorm basement?" he asked. The woman paused, contemplating. Finally, she answered, "Why don't you start a club, Students for Suicide Pills?" since, she said, suicide pills seem a better option than any fallout shelter....   [tags: Suicidal Drugs Pills Papers]
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Orlistat - Orlistat In today's world, people are turning more and more to the use of Pharmaceuticals to solve their problems or to improve their health. Drugs are beingused to treat everything from hair loss to impotency. There is a new pill being developed todayto treat the problems that people face due to obesity. Orlistat, which goes by the brand name Xenical, was invented and developed by Hoffman-La Roche Inc. Headquartered in Nutley, NJ, Hoffman-La Roche is an affiliate of the company known as Roche of Basel, Switzerland....   [tags: Obesity Science Pills Papers]
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Optimization of Ritalin for more Effective Results - Ritalin (Methylphenidate) Optimization Ritalin Pills Abstract: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently the dominating psychiatric disorder found in children. The creation of the drug Ritalin based on the molecule Methylphenidate in the early 90’s sparked a widespread use of this psycho stimulant, which still remains as one of the most popular drugs used to counteract the symptoms of ADHD. My ultimate goal in this research project is to design analogs for the drug Ritalin in the hopes of discovering a more effective version of this medication....   [tags: Methylphenidate Pills Medication ADD ADHD]
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Weight Loss with Phen/Fen and Redux - Weight Loss with Phen/Fen and Redux History of Weight Loss Since the beginning of time, weight loss has been a concern for people throughout the world. In the Nineties, it has become the focus of numerous advertisements, articles, and media scams. Infomercials selling everything from exercise equipment to magical creams promising results of cellulite-free thighs are plastered across late-night television in perfect view for anyone. Along with all of this, diet pills once again became the fad in 1994 with phen/fen....   [tags: Diet Pills Weight Loss Dieting Papers]
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Herbal Phen-fen - Herbal Phen-fen "Lose All the Weight You Want", "Look Sexy and Feel Great", "Use the Safer Alternative", claim advertisements promoting the use of a recently-created dietary supplement known as herbal phen fen (CompuGraph International ) Created after the original phen fen (phentermine fenfluramine) drug was recalled from the market as a result of serious side effects, including severe heart problems which proved fatal for some consumers, the new herbal phen fen was praised by creators for being "all natural" and lacking any harmful side effects....   [tags: Pills Phen-fen Health Weight Loss Essays] 1185 words
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Stimulife 750 - Stimulife 750 Recently, another weight loss supplement has stepped into the ever-increasing market. This drug, called Stimulife 750, is a supposedly all-natural herbal supplement that promotes weight loss without any effort from the client. Both the parent company – Stimulife International – and various distributors of Stimulife 750 make bold blanket statements such as “Stimulife 750 has everything good and nothing bad,” which set the success of the pill far higher than is possible....   [tags: Diet Pills Health Weight Loss Essays] 2950 words
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Benefits and Risks of Antibiotics - Benefits and Risks of Antibiotics Introduction There are many issues that producers face in their practices today. One of these issues concerns the widely accepted use of antibiotics in livestock feeds. There are benefits and risks associated with this use. These issues impact not only the animal industry; the repercussions are seen on a much larger scale in the general public. This paper will give an overview of both the pros and cons of this issue. Background Antibiotics have been approved for use in livestock feed for over 30 years....   [tags: Antibiotics Pills Essays]
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Orlistat: A New Option in Weight Control - Orlistat: A New Option in Weight Control Orlistat is a lipase-inhibitor drug designed to help obese individuals lose and maintain their body weight. The drug in combination with a healthy low-fat diet and exercise can help in the treatment of obesity. Reducing fat intake is critical when attempting to reduce body fat. Orlistat reduces body fat by increasing the amount of fat passed through the body. The drug has already been approved in Europe and is expected to be approved by the FDA in the US in 1999.There have been scientific studies which support the effectiveness and low risks of Orlistat....   [tags: Pills Weight Loss Orlistat Essays]
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Meridia: The New Anti- Obesity Drug - Meridia: The New Anti- Obesity Drug Introduction In today’s society the hegemonic belief surrounding weight is that thin is in and fat is out. With over half of the American population being overweight, the diet craze has swept the nation. However, a bigger player has come into the weight loss scene, the pharmaceutical industry. After the abrupt withdrawal of two anti- obesity drugs from the market in 1997, the pharmaceutical industry has been looking to fill the void in this area of the market....   [tags: Diet Pills Health Obesity Essays]
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No Control - ... Although abortion clinics are available for all females, most of the females do not know who actually funds these clinics. According to “Public Funding for Abortion”, abortion clinics are funded voluntarily by the state government and not the federal government. Even though the federal government does not support abortion clinics, they certainly do not want to shut down any of the clinics that are currently open around the country. By allowing abortion clinics to remain open and run continuously, the federal government is silently supporting abortion clinics....   [tags: A Brave New World, Govenrment Control]
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There is a better way to obviate undesirable pregnancies - ... Acne affects about 42 million women in US, and no one would say it affects them in a good way. Acne may cause abiding scars on women’s back, chest and face. Hormone, which is contained in birth control pills, is known as one of the most effective way of improving acne (uwhealth.org). So, another betterment of taking oral contraceptive is having a cleaner skin Since almost all the positive effects are listed above, are there any negative effects. Certainly and sadly, oral contraceptive dose have some negative side effects....   [tags: legal issues, codoms, sterilization]
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HIV Therapy - HIV Therapy When the FDA approved the Pill for marketing in 1960, it changed America forever. The pill was released without adequate testing. Within two years, 1.2 Americans were using it and by 1973 that number had risen to 10 million. In 1969 the book "The Doctors Case against the Pill" by Barbara Seaman showed people the dangers. By the end of the 70's, the FDA required physicians and pharmacists to hand out sheets on possible negative effect and complications (Kalb 20-36). The pills contain two hormones, estrogen and progestin....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 612 words
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Acme Treatments - It is often seen that some cases of acne, mild or severe, are very persistent and stubborn to respond to the topical antibiotics acne treatment. Here the best option is to intake oral acne treatment medicines. The severe acne is characterized by the presence of many papules, pustules, nodules and very prominent inflammation on the skin. Cysts are also present. Severe acne generally occurs on the face as well as other areas of the body. The severe acne should be treated by the skin specialist only....   [tags: Health Care] 937 words
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The Pill and How It is Used - What is the pill. * A prescription method of birth control. * A month-long series of pills containing synthetic hormones, estrogen and/or progesterone that are taken every day to: * Prevent ovulation (the monthly release of an egg from the ovaries) * Thicken the cervical mucus to make it harder for the sperm and egg to meet * Hinder egg implantation in the uterus if egg fertilization occurs How is it used. * A pill must be taken every day....   [tags: Pregnancy Prevention] 513 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - Emergency Contraception Causes Abortion - Emergency Contraception Causes Abortion       Brown University associate professor of medicine, Ralph Miech, M.D., Ph.D., stated the abortive nature of EC in the Providence Journal on August 3, 1998: "This type of pill causes an abortion. From a pharmacologic perspective, this type of pill should be called an 'abortion-after pill'."   The question must be asked: "How is this contraception?" Women are being falsely led to believe that these pills are contraceptive in nature. But one of their common and intended modes of action is to prevent the development of the embryo, resulting in his or her death....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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How to Lose Weight the Right Way - Are you trying to lose some weight so you could fit into your old clothes. You’re not the only person that cannot manage to stop gaining pounds. Also, there isn’t only one way to fix the problem. Many people considered losing weight. Using diet pills sounds like the easiest way and it does help lose the pounds. A better idea would be to do some physical activity. On top of exercising, try eating healthier food. It isn’t always easy to lose weight. However, if you focus on being healthy and staying fit, you will never be sorry for your new look....   [tags: health, wellness, fitness] 550 words
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Case Study: Crime Investigation of a Death in Las Vegas - The case is taking place in Las Vegas, United States of America. One morning, Tony Braun was found dead by the gardener of the house. The case has an appearance of a complete suicide. The body of Tony Braun is found in the living room in a laying position next to the couches. At the first look, there is no signs of any struggle or any other signs that could suggest murder. Investigators found a Xanax box, a prescription drug that is mainly used for anxiety disorders, laying near the body. There are no pills remaining in the box....   [tags: criminal justice, solution] 2239 words
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Dieting: Healthy or Unhealthy - ... These types of pills are “diuretics, which force the body to shed valuable water in excess urine.” Water pills are said to work and drop a few pounds of weight. People are not always going to get the result they want. Water pills can hurt an athlete’s performance and hurt one’s health. Liposuction is used “to remove unwanted deposits of fat from under the skin.” Liposuction is not a weight loss technique. It is merely to smooth the contours of the body and approve the patient’s appearance....   [tags: health, diet, food, weight, pill]
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Euthanasia Essay - Oregon's Measure 16 For Assisted Suicide - Oregon's Measure 16 For Assisted Suicide In passing the legislation known as Measure 16 in the state of Oregon, were there deceptions involved. Did the media play along with proponents of assisted suicide, denying media coverage to opposing viewpoints. What did proponents do immediately after passage of Measure 16. This paper will seek to satisfy these questions and others.   The "centerpiece" of the campaign to pass Measure 16 was a 60-second television ad featuring Patty A. Rosen (head of the Bend, OR chapter of the Hemlock Society and a former nurse practitioner)....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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A Look into the Secrets Behind Advertising - A Look into the Secrets behind Advertising Did you know that in the course of an average day you are bombarded by over three thousand advertisements. (Faigley 93) From bus stations and newspapers, to e-mails, television, and music videos, today's marketers are finding innovative ways to make their advertisements sophisticated and appealing so that they can lure consumers to their products. How has this phenomena occurred. This “strategic advertising” is not as complicated as it sounds....   [tags: Advertisements Media Essays]
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Emergency Contraception in the United States Today - Emergency Contraception in the United States Today In a world today where unplanned or unintended pregnancies occur in exuberant numbers there is a great need for a solution. Emergency contraception is one that comes to mind. In the United States approximately 3.2 million of the total six million annual pregnancies are accidental, half of these ending in abortion (Lindberg, 1997). Eighty percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, and each year, one in nine young women aged 15-19 become pregnant; more than half become mothers....   [tags: Papers] 1682 words
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Personal Choices - ... Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case in 1973 altered the political standings of women’s personal decisions by “transforming what had been a pressing political issue into a personal decision for women facing unplanned pregnancies” (Fouhy). Before the Roe v. Wade case, states had control over abortion legislation. When Norma McCorvey pregnancy reports showed positive, she decided she did not want her child because she could not raise an innocent child in her poverty-stricken life. In the state of Texas, the laws made it a “crime to perform or obtain an abortion except to save the life of a pregnant woman” (Bringle, 69)....   [tags: Birth Control, Health Insurance]
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The Dangerous Combination of the Media and the Weight-Loss Industry - The Dangerous Combination of the Media and the Weight-Loss Industry   Abstract: Excessive use of diet pills by American women stems from the idea that thinness is ideal. This ideal is unlikely to change in the near future, so the use of diet pills and other unhealthy fat diets is likely to increase. If women remain unaware of the health risks associated with the use and abuse of these unregulated drugs, rates of illness and even death are also likely to increase. In 1997, the use of diet pills directly caused seventeen deaths (Cohen)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Sexual Revolution and Methods of Contraception - Sexual Revolution and Methods of Contraception Birth Control and Contraceptives The sexual revolution introduced a whole new idea of controlled births and the use of different forms of birth control. Contraceptives have been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians, but the sexual revolution introduced a whole new form and more efficient way to prevent conception of a child. The use of contraceptives helped control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, lowered the percentage of illegitimate children, and reduced the risk of pregnancy....   [tags: Sex Protection Condoms Safe Essays History]
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The Morning After Pill - The Morning After Pill The emergency contraception pill, often wrongly called the abortion pill, is a solution to the high teen pregnancy rate in the USA. There were 521,826 teen mothers in the United States in 1990 (Adolescent pregnancy 2). The United States also has the highest rate of pregnancy, abortion, and childbirth among teenagers than any other country (McKeown 1). Also, the Untied States spends an unbelievable 7 billion dollars a year on teen pregnancy costs (National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy 1)....   [tags: Papers] 1101 words
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Exploring the Various Methods of Birth Control - Birth control has become a controversial issue today in our society. The types of birth control that can be used vary, while the side effects may not be explained to women who use them. The types that can be used include emergency contraceptives, pills, rings, patches, and shots. Emergency contraceptives (ECPs), or plan B, are “hormones in the pill that act as an anabortifacient by thinning the lining of the uterus and preventing the newly-conceived child from implanting” (Warber 15). ECPs delay ovulation, therefore preventing any chance of pregnancy....   [tags: medical, birth control]
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The Benefits of Energy Medicine - Healthcare industry has a giant place in economy, and medicine part of that industry is developing very rapidly because everyday people use medicines to prevent illnesses, to reduce stress, or to be more energetic. However, many people start to see disadvantages of conventional medicine because of its high costs and side effects. At this time, complementary and alternative medicine shows itself as a good alternative. It is not a type of conventional medicine because it has different ways for treatment, and has different products and practices....   [tags: Energy Medicine, medical, ]
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Antidepressant vs Placebo - Depression has grasped the lives of millions of Americans. There are those who claim these new cures, known as antidepressants, have helped many Americans escape from depression. The mind is what determines the outcome, the placebo effect is a way the mind heals itself without any medication. Placebo is a better and safer route to take for multiple reasons. First off, drugs can cause unpredictable symptoms. Secondly, there is the negative effect of self-withdrawal, the placebo effect does not always even have to be from a sugar pill, and lastly placebo works almost as well, if not just as well as actual antidepressants....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Gender, Race, and Equality - ... If the side effect were imminent, they might end up getting in trouble and the pills would never be approved by US Food and Drug Administration or any other parts of the world. Throughout all the readings that I have done, there are 2 readings that I feel that it was meaningful for me. One of the readings would be Foucault which really kept me thinking even up to now. Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, philologist and literary critic. What held together his wide field of study was an interest in Power and Knowledge and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions....   [tags: Gender, Race, Equality]
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The Slums - Being raised in the slums of New York City there were not many role models for me to take after. At seventeen years old, I dropped out of school to pursue my only chance of success; long distance running. My dream would be to win the marathon that will be held in Chicago next month. If I win this race, I will receive $50,000 and hopefully a contract with Nike. There is only one problem that I face; there are a few women that are faster than I am. I am in constant training, and I have placed amongst the top ten women in the Boston Marathon, but I have never won a major race....   [tags: essays research papers] 624 words
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To What Extent Do Women Go Through To Stop Aging? - “On an AVON survey of women aging 15-24, 80% of them experience the signs of aging …more than half of the women of the world do something about their signs of aging, through regular facial care and also an at home ‘Microdermabrasion kit’. In the US, 71% of women prefer a fusion of natural and scientifically advanced ingredients in their facial skin care products to help them fight the signs of aging.”(My Nippon). In Society today, both men and women try everything they can to stop the natural process of aging....   [tags: Beauty]
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Wake Up Call - Wake Up Call I woke up in a fog in a room I had never seen before, unable to focus on my surroundings. As I tried to move I realized a net was holding me down and restraints on my feet and wrists kept me from being able to do so. I heard myself say, “This has got to be a dream. Where am I. Is this really happening. This has got to be a dream….” This is the story of my wake up call to my drug use, the impact it had on my relationships with my friends, family and high school in one day. It was nearly 6:00 p.m....   [tags: Personal Experience] 692 words
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American Diets - Throughout the years, many diet books, pills, and plans have been tried and, most often, failed. People still go after them, however, because of the statistics: 64% of adults and 33% of children and teens are considered overweight, and 30% of American adults are morbidly obese. Fat people are discriminated against at work, school, and in social situations. Obviously, they’ll want to do something to change that. That’s where the diets come in. Popular diet pills over the years have been controversial, ever-changing, and always expanding in numbers and names: Trilene, Trimspa, Metabolife360, and Alli, just to name a few....   [tags: Nutrition] 765 words
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