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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 - ... That is why most people tend to seek help from the magic diet pills. It is because, appetite suppressant diet pills help to kill an individual’s appetite and hunger which can make the person goes on for a long period without feeling the needs to consume food (Thadani 2009). However, it is worth to bear in mind that our body need adequate amount of food for growth, nourishment and producing energy (Thadani 2009). This is the dangerous part of appetite suppressant diet pills where they give false instruction to the body that it does not require any food....   [tags: Health, Appetite Control] 1013 words
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Diet Pills - 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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Paper Pills: The Cure for Doctor Reefy - ... Thus, when Doctor Reefy throws the hardened paper balls at John, and says, “‘That is to confound you, you blithering old sentimentalist,’” he is trying to suggest John detach himself from whatever truth he has adopted. Another relationship of Doctor Reefy’s that also uses imagery and symbolism is his relationship with the young woman he marries. The story of his courtship with the woman is described as “delicious, like the twisted little apples that grow in the orchards of Winesburg” (867). Doctor Reefy meets her when she becomes scared from finding out she is “in the family way” (867)—an idiom for pregnant; however, she has a miscarriage weeks after she meets him....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Legalization of Marijuana, Cocaine, and Prescription Pills - ... As stated before, a big part of tax revenue for both state and federal governments are taxes on cigarettes. If marijuana was legalized, both governments could implement heavy taxes on marijuana and make a lot of revenue off of the product. A study that was preformed on agriculture in the Unites States found that in fact, marijuana was the number one cash crop in America. “The study estimates that marijuana production, at a value of $35.8 billion, exceeds the combined value of corn ($23.3 billion) and wheat ($7.5 billion).” (Nitya Venkatarman) These numbers prove that if marijuana was legalized, the United States could acquire billions off dollars in this period of a recession....   [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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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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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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The Pill and How It is Used Pregnancy Prevention - The Pill and How It is Used Pregnancy Prevention [IMAGE] 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....   [tags: Papers] 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Emergency and Oral Contraceptives - Emergency and Oral Contraceptives Contraception is the intentional prevention of conception or pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. Contraceptives are more than 99 percent effective, and I believe they are a reliable form of birth control. Men and women want contraception in one form or another that is safe, effective, affordable, and easy to use. Today, more than ever, we have a variety of choices that meet these needs (Winikoff 1). Emergency contraception has been available for more than 25 years and could prevent 1.7 million unintended pregnancies and 800,000 abortions each year in the U.S....   [tags: Birth Control Expository Essays]
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Saving a Friend from Suicide - Saving a Life My stomach weakens with a thought that something is wrong, what would be the answer I could have never been ready for. I call my best friend late one night, for some reason she is the only person’s voice I wanted to hear, the only person who I wanted to tell me that everything will be okay. She answer’s the phone and tells me she loves me, as I hear the tears leak through, I ask her what is wrong. The flood gates open with only the horrid words “I can’t do this anymore”. My heart races as I tell her that I am on my way, what I was about to see will never leave my thoughts....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 830 words
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Antidepressants - Antidepressants Antidepressants should be taken off the market. Depression is simply a condition of the mind. Events that take place in ones life can bring upon a depressive episode. With the variety of people in the world, there comes a variety of ways in which people cope with things. Some people can cope with depression, when in turn, people that are emotionally unstable, cannot. With all of the antidepressants on the market today, people are becoming dependent on these drugs that virtually ?mess with their heads....   [tags: Drugs Depression Essays] 1999 words
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The films Bladerunner and Fahrenheit 451 - The films “Bladerunner” and “Fahrenheit 451” The films “Bladerunner” and “Fahrenheit 451” are similar in the way they show emotions in their depictions of distopias. The emotions shown are not normal to us, but are controlled by the government. The inhabitants of these worlds are being persuaded that emotions are bad, unhealthy. However, some do break free from the system. The cases in these movies are not of really living at all, but just of going through the motions of life. The movie “Bladerunner” was about androids that were made to not have feelings and not to live longer than 4 years....   [tags: essays papers] 1072 words
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Does Skinny Equal Beautiful? - Does Skinny Equal Beautiful. What constitutes a woman as beautiful. Is it a genial personality. That might have been an appealing trait in the years past, but these days a woman must be unsightly skinny to be considered beautiful. In years past, a woman with a little meat on their bones was considered attractive. This has caused the female race a great deal of distress. Every female has a desire to be seen as attractive. She wants to be received well by society. Women are being driven to take drastic measures for approval....   [tags: Gender Studies] 1142 words
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The Morning After Pill - The Morning After Pill The morning after pill has been discussed among a lot of people but do most people know what this pill does. Studies have shown that mifepristone also known as the morning after pill to be 95 percent effective at terminating early pregnancy. Also, doctors who are trained to determine the duration of the pregnancy can only distribute the morning after pill. Physicians can also use mifpristone to provide a surgical abortion in the event that the pill fails. Abortions with mifepristone can cause painful cramping, nausea and bleeding that may last for several days....   [tags: Papers] 648 words
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Effects of the Drug Ecstasy - Effects of the Drug Ecstasy It's Friday night and you have nothing to do. You're putting your schoolbooks away and you notice a flyer that you received earlier today. It says: "Spectacular Laser Light Show…Dance ALL night long to the newest trance songs in the industry." You decide to check it out and after asking a few people of the location of this dance party you find yourself in front of an abandoned warehouse. You walk in and the sound is blaring and the laser lights you read about are moving to the music....   [tags: Papers] 1191 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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Birth Control - What exactly is birth control. Birth control means things that can be done to ensure that pregnancy only happens if and when wanted. Nowadays there are a great variety of ways to assure birth control. However, there is only one way that can be considered 100 percent secure. The more it is known about birth control options, the better chances of avoiding an unwanted pregnancy and reducing the risks of getting a sexually transmitted disease, including AIDS. The only guaranteed option of birth control is abstinence....   [tags: essays research papers] 500 words
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Lucky Shot - LUCKY SHOT. I sit in my room with a gun on my left and pills on my right. I sit and think – is it worth living another day. It’s a difficult question, which I think about every night. I look to my left, then to my right. I should have gone to sleep I tell myself, and hope tomorrow will be different. It’s time just to give up. I try to think about something positive in my life but there’s nothing to think of. Maybe the years I don’t remember were good, but I doubt that. I turn to my left again and stair at the gun....   [tags: essays research papers] 420 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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The Use of Steroids in Athletics - The Use of Steroids in Athletics So many athletes strive their hardest to be the best. The best athletes in the world spend hours upon hours in the gym, on the field, or in the weight room, and still have plenty of room to improve. However, there is a much easier and faster way through all of those strenuous hours of practice. Instead of spending all of your precious hours of the day practicing, running and lifting just pop a couple of Androstine pills with a gulp of water and go work out for a hour or so....   [tags: Papers] 357 words
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Ephedrine and its use in Weight Loss - Ephedrine and its use in Weight Loss Throughout the late nineteenth century and into the new millennium, there has been a tremendous desire among women to lose weight. Women today will do anything to achieve their belief of the perfect figure. While the “Barbie” look was at one time looked upon as unhealthy, it is now considered expected. For some reason women feel the need to keep up with Hollywood and its stars....   [tags: Health Dieting Papers]
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How the Pill Affects Your Body - How the Pill Affects Your Body Every night at 11 p.m., the alarm clock in 21-year-old Natacha’s* one-bedroom apartment goes off. It isn’t a signal to wake her up from a quick nap to write a paper or do some reading, but a reminder that it is time to take her birth control. As soon as it goes off her live-in boyfriend of three years, Julian, brings her a pill and a glass of water. “In the beginning Julian used to call me at 11 to remind me to take my pill,” said Natacha, who had a long distance relationship with him during the first two years they were dating....   [tags: Birth Control Contraception Pregnancy Essays] 1410 words
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