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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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Teens and Prescription Pills - Drugs, both legal and illegal, play a large role in our ever changing society. In today’s news, the topic of marijuana legalization is discussed and debated by politicians on a daily basis. What we do not discuss, however, is one of the fastest growing affairs in teens and young adults throughout the country. Next to marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco, prescription pills are the most abused substance by youth aged 12 to 17. Prescription drug abuse can be defined as taking a prescription drug that was prescribed for someone else or in a manner or dosage other than what was prescribed....   [tags: legal issues, marijuana]
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Creative Writing: Heavenly Pills - ... I wanted more and more and more. After a week they were the most important thing ever they replaced a lot of people in my life including my own friends and family. I heard a lot of “Cora you changed” or “Cora is no longer a good person you’re an addict you are one of them”. In their eyes I was different I was a monster, but in my eyes I was extremely overwhelmed I was happy that I didn’t notice what was happening. Considering that I was at the end of my senior year, I graduated high school, and got accepted In Queensland University, that was when my real problems started....   [tags: shock, fear, drug addict] 948 words
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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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The Dangers of Using Birth Control Pills - Birth control pills should be removed from general consumption because of physical changes, emotional changes, and synthetic hormones. Birth control pills are very dangerous it could come with a lot affects. The few effect that birth control pills come with is that is more serious, although rare woman that take the pill are in the risk of having a heart attacks, high blood pressure, blood clots, strokes, liver tumor, and gallstone. These effects are most likely not to happen to woman the chances are very low....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]
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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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Estrogen and Progestin in Birth Control Pills - ... An ample amount of women uses birth control for noncontraceptive purposes. Rachel K. Jones, author of Beyond Birth Control: The Overlooked benefits of Oral Contraceptive Pills, found that 1.5 million women use birth control solely for noncontraceptive reasons and “that more than half (58%) of pill users rely on the method, at least in part, for purposes other than pregnancy prevention --------- meaning that only 42% use the pill exclusively for contraceptive reasons” (Wind 1). Collectively, the most common reason besides pregnancy prevention, birth control is used to reduce cramps and menstrual pains, menstrual regulation, acne, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, and etcetera....   [tags: ovulating process, contraceptives]
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Weight Loss: Pills Don’t Define Beauty - ... Or maybe, you don’t have much self confidence so you try and get the approval of others. Obesity is an rampant issue that spreads to you teens. You see all these foods that look really delicious, with the perfectly cooked meat, and the amazingly crunchy, seasoned french fries that are shown in the media. The media causes you to eat unhealthy, and then turn to a fast and unreliable way of solving the issue. Michelle Obama says, “It's not enough just to limit ads for foods that aren't healthy....   [tags: teens, dangerous diet] 702 words
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The Pros and Cons of Over the Counter Birth Control Pills - Modern birth control pills were approved by the FDA in the 1960s. This was heralded as a women’s revolution. No longer were they required to use sponges, diaphragms or condoms. Birth control pills gave women the right to be in charge of their own conception or lack thereof. This technological advance helped spur the sexual revolution of the late 1960s. However, women are still required to see their doctor on a regular basis for continued prescriptions. Since the safety of oral contraceptives has been touted and well established, why then is it not sold over History For centuries women have tried many means to prevent pregnancy....   [tags: Contraception, Birth Control Essays]
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Truth About FAD Diets and Weight Loss Pills - ... ”Diet pills, diuretics and laxatives are also popular methods tried by some as an effort to lose weight. These drugs are said to stimulate weight loss, with or without dieting. Losing weight by these methods may work for rapid and quick weight loss, in the form of water, but they are extremely unhealthy. They can cause dehydration, weakness, and lightheadedness short term. In the long run, they can lead to nutrient deficiencies”. “Extended dehydration could also lead to kidney problems,” states the University Of Arkansas System Research and Extension (2013)....   [tags: Harmful, Diet, Exercise]
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Naturally Grown Food Beats Supplements and Pills - The American culture today presents a rift between many different lifestyles: to the rest of the planet, we’re known as the fattest country in the world, the creator of fast food and drive-throughs, and as a nation constantly seeking indulgence. Within the United States however, we see a growing trend in fitness and overall health consciousness (although we still have a long way to go). We celebrate the shredded bodies we see on places like Instagram and MTV, and marketing companies have taken notice....   [tags: Natural Foods, Local Food]
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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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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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Students Should NOT Receive Birth Control Pills - 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: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]
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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 - A new escalating drug abuse epidemic has come about in the recent years; people are now choosing prescription pills as their new drug of choice. The use, abuse and death caused by prescription drugs has increased significantly within the past couple years. All types of prescription pills are more easily accessible from their doctors, family members or off the street. Doctors are handing out prescriptions for pills, such as pain management pills, muscle relaxers, and anti-anxiety, like they are candy and not potentially dangerous to the consumers....   [tags: Drug Epidemic, Pills]
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Training, Education & Qualifications of a Pharmacist - The job of a pharmacist has changed greatly over time. Instead of mixing and bottling pills all day, a pharmacist now works with patients daily to help them get healthier while giving them medicine that they may need. Training after college is needed, similar to most jobs in healthcare such as dentistry and nursing.The schooling needed for pharmacy is rigorous but rewarding, as the six to eight year process challenges students, but builds their knowledge of science, math, and patient care so that they can succeed in the field....   [tags: pharmacist, pharmacy, pills, cvs]
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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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A Young Girl's Dangerous Quest for "Beauty" - ... Tamara rummaged through the medicine aisles in all the local stores, buying every weight loss pill she could get her hands on. She didn't eat, and drank nothing but water. She had been on this "health kick" for about two weeks, and then it started to take its toll. One Saturday afternoon, Tamara went out for a quick jog on the beach. The weather was muggy, causing her to perspire in her grey sweat suit. Her curly, blonde hair was pulled back into a ponytail, her face red with exhaustion. She had run about 2 miles already without stopping, and her heart was struggling to keep the blood pumping through her tired body....   [tags: exercise, pills, hospital] 775 words
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The Issue of Forced Marriage - Girls all over the world are forced into marriages due to financial necessity, tradition and to ensure their future. Most of these girls married are at a young age: “One third of the world’s girls are married before the age of 18 and 1 in 9 are married before the age of 15”( “Child Marriage Facts and Figures”). The young ages of those being married reveal how crucial it is to resolve this problem. When child marriage occurs the parents of the bride usually chose the groom for their daughters; and these grooms can be three times older than the young brides....   [tags: Birth Control Pills, Education]
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Monday: A Realistic Fiction - ... She says as she compares Lincoln’s face on the penny to the one on the five. --I could see it being Melon. Steve says. Or maybe even Melons. --Shut up, Steve. Just shut up for one second, you idiotic recently pubescent baboon. --Idiotic recently pubescent baboon. You’re getting better, Melons. Really. Bravo. Steve, the Swisher-C, says, as he begins to scratch his armpit and make monkey noises. --I’m leaving. Mel says. --Hey. You can’t just leave. You’ve got like two hours left on your shift....   [tags: pills, grandfather, restaurant, blackmail] 2683 words
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What is Human Enhancement? - Human enhancement is any attempt to temporarily or permanently overcome the current limitations of the human body through natural or artificial means. It is in our human nature that we somehow increase our life expectancy, become stronger, fearless, independent and smarter. It is no surprise we turn to all sorts of technologies – neurotechnology, nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology – to improve human performances. While they might improve our performances and abilities, their use raises serious health, ethical and economic issues, furthermore, not enough is known about the long-term consequences....   [tags: Pills, Drugs, Stimulus] 765 words
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Different Products for Different Penis Conditions - ... Some pills have risk factors attached. There are pills that include harmful chemicals in the ingredient list. There are other pills that are all natural and have no adverse consequences that some pills produce. If taking pills is the option that you choose, then you will need to speak with your physician if you have any medical issues. They may produce unwanted results or may affect the way your needed medication affects your body. It is always essential to take precautions when consuming pills of any form....   [tags: market, man, stamia, pills, creams] 594 words
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Food as Medicine - Foods as Medicine   Since a long time ago, human has acknowledged the health benefits of foods. However, with the development of chemical drugs and pills, they have forgotten that the food they eat are directly linked to their health. Foods, in facts are the best medicines and therefore we should take into account carefully how we perceive and use them. Firstly, choosing the right diet and the right food to eat can help improve health and body functions. Secondly, using food for health benefits has been a norm and that scientists are looking forward to create foods that can fight diseases....   [tags: Health Benefits, Drugs, Pills]
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Unaware and Unprotected: Misconceptions of Birth Control - ... Ovarian cysts can be prevented because the ring, patch, pill, and the shot block ovulation. On top of reducing the risk of cysts, The San Francisco Department of Public Health has presented data showing that the pill reduces the risk of getting ovarian cancer by forty percent (Wallace). Ovarian cancer is the fiftieth most common cancer that women are expected to develop. Approximately 30,000 new female patients are expected to be diagnosed each year, while nearly 15,000 of those women will lose their lives to this disease (Stacey)....   [tags: birth control pills help with acne]
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To Addicted to Drugs - ... They had liked the high so much that they had kept going back to their dealer for more Oxycontin. So as Shanainae and Kevin are looking through their phones texting and calling everyone they can think of, everyone they talk to has nothing. Then Shanainae remembers the man she had met today while sweeping the hair up at the barber shop she works at. She had thought he was really handsome and very sweet. The man offered Shanainae his number, he also said if she needs any kind of drugs that he got it and for her to just give him a call....   [tags: mom, relationship, jealous, pills, dealer] 897 words
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Insomnia: The Sleeplessness - Insomnia – The Sleeplessness It has been observed that many of us suffer from sleeping problems and the number could be as high as 30% of the entire population. Are sleeping pills reliable. Drugs in most of the cases do not necessarily help you in getting sleep. There are many other options. Some portion of this article might give you helpful insight to the problems related to sleeplessness and frequently waking up from the sleep. At times it is amusing to see many of us resorting to various options to get sleep, instead we should be focussing primarily at simple steps like going to bed when our mind and body are really tired, and if sleeplessness is a regular phenomenon, then we must stay...   [tags: sleep, pills, food, self-control] 2851 words
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Society on Health and Nutrition - ... However during this time she had just started a job and really had no time to go to the gym so she would eventually have to give that up. As her twenties passed her by she mentions that by her thirties and forties it was a little rough to do anything, she was trying to raise her kids while working a full time job and managing to go back to school.Having gained a lot of weight she resorted to taking diet pills which was ultimately the cause to messing up her system and giving her high blood pressure....   [tags: eat, weight, healthy, lifestyles, pills, food] 961 words
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Taste Buds Outside The Mouth and Male Birth Control - Recently, there have been advances in scientific research that has led to the discovery of taste receptors that are outside of the mouth. These taste receptors are scattered throughout the entire body, with large concentrations on the testicles and anus. Sweet and Umami taste receptors are present in this area and can present a minor taste sensation (though nowhere near as well as our mouths can). Through a simple lab test on rats, scientists were able to disable the taste receptors to see if it would have any major impact on them....   [tags: Scientific Research, Male Birth Control Pills]
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Different Types of Eating Disorders - Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that stems from a fear of becoming fat. The result of this is self-starvation and major weight loss. Because of the eating disorders, people who have them can develop hormonal disturbances, anemia, heart problems, brittle bones and many other problems, some of which are life-threatening (“Society,” 1). Bulimia is an eating disorder that originates psychologicaly and can have bad physical consequences. While anorexics starve themselves, bulimics binge on food and then purge by self-induced vomiting....   [tags: diet pills, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]
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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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Should Public School Students be Given Birth Control Pills? - The question regarding whether or not public schools must offer birth control methods to teenagers remains controversial. There are those who are for birth control being provided in public school and those who are against it. This paper will describe two issues that prove that contraception should indeed be provided within public schools. The first reason is that most Americans support the idea that public schools must provide birth control methods to students. This is according to results obtained from several opinion polls....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]
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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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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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Effects and Remedies of Phase Delay Sleep - Phase delayed sleep, unlike other sleeping conditions, is both a temporary and genetically inherited disorder that causes an inability to sleep until later hours and makes it difficult to wake in the morning, and depending on the case, may have cures or only treatments. For those with the disorder, most do not get enough sleep because of their inability to go to bed before midnight. There are different severities of the condition: some mild, moderate and severe. The difficulty does not lie with the inability to sleep well; but rather with the inability to sleep during the time frame required for wakefulness the next morning....   [tags: sleeping disorders, melatonin, pills]
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Birth Control: IUD Insertion and Removal - ... The Mirena is almost identical to the ParaGard there are just a few slender differences. The Mirena is a birth control which is used for up to five years, and unlike the ParaGard, you need to use condoms for seven days after it is inserted. Mirena contains a low dose of the hormone progestin. The benefits of Mirena consist of a smaller amount of menstrual cramps, it can be used while breastfeeding, and is less likely to discontinue working while other medications are being taken. Mirena side effects may include headaches, lower abdominal or back pain, infection, perforation, acne, breast tenderness, breakthrough hemorrhage, infection, periods may possibly discontinue after one year of us...   [tags: pills, condoms, side effects]
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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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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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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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The Nightmare of Obesity - ... My logic is I brought the diet pills under doctor’s supervision. Doctor have to measure my pressure any time before gave me the diet pills. The first side effect from diet pills is insomnia. I cannot sleep until 2 a.m. – 3 a.m. The second is I ate less than before. I usually have a small meal before because I thought I will lose weight. Then, I ate less than I ever have. Another side effect is unstable emotion because I usually did irritability, and also I did forgetful in many times. I did not care about them because I only care about my weight and shape....   [tags: healthy habits, nutritious food, exercise] 1077 words
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Control Over Having Children - ... One of the commonly used contraceptives, birth control pills have many noncontraceptive benefits. It can be treated for various problems that women face. Birth control pills are made of synthetic version of hormones found in women’s reproductive organs. The pills include either progesterone and estradiol combined or only progesterone. Usually, birth control pills contain three weeks of active pills, and one week of inactive pills. Bleeding occurs when hormones are not taken during intake of inactive pills....   [tags: pregnancy, abortion, contraception] 1810 words
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Prescription Drug Abuse in America - When a person thinks of problems that haunt the state, mostly what comes to mind are drunk driving, the meth epidemic, or the bipolar weather, but our state has a crisis that is on the rise and catching the attention of the police force all over the state. Our state ranks high among all states with people, ages 12 and older, taking prescription pills without being prescribed them. (NSDUH) Many teens and adults can recall a friend asking them for their prescription pills or have witnessed someone taking these pills illegally....   [tags: Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic]
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