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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pros and Cons of Oral Contraceptives - There are many ways to prevent women from having undesirable or unexpected pregnancies. For example, there are condoms, sterilization, pull out method, cervical cap or spermicide, etc. (plannedparenthood.org). Since oral contraceptives, birth control pills, were introduced, it has become the most popular birth control method ever, according to a chart, contraceptive method choice, from Guttmacher Institute. It is popular because of its serviceability, effectiveness and impregnability, and it became one of the most important developments in women’s history....   [tags: undesirable pregnancies]
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A Brave New World - In this world where people can acquire anything they need or want, we have to wonder, “Is the government controlling us?” Both the governments in A Brave New World and in the United States of America offer birth control pills and have abortion clinics that are available for everyone, thus making birth control pills and abortion operations very easy to acquire. Although both governments offer birth control pills and abortion clinics, A Brave New World’s government requires everyone to take the pills and immediately get an abortion when pregnant....   [tags: A Brave New World, Govenrment Control]
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Women Have the Burden of Birth Control - Worrying about getting pregnant is a pain that everyone who is sexually active has to face, or should face. The question is, who does that burden of worrying about getting pregnant fall on. As evidence will show, women take most of the burden or responsibility when it comes to providing contraception during sex. Women have more invested when it comes to sex due to the consequences that result from failing to protect against pregnancy. Looking at the burden of contraception in four different ways, the time involved, the cost of birth control, the physical side effects of contraception, and the effect due to failure of contraception....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]
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Birth Control - The Center for Disease Control conducted a study on contraceptive use; their findings concluded “four out of five women have used birth control pills” during one point of their lives (Basset). Birth control pills have been around for over six decades, and their popularity has significantly increased during the past decade. Thousands of sexually-active women are turning to birth control pills as a way to prevent unplanned pregnancy, regulate periods, and to control acne. Nonetheless, birth control pills are synthetic hormones that influence the female body in severe ways....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]
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Birth Control: Past and Present - According to the CDC almost all women have used some form of contraception “98% in 1995 and 2002, and 99% in 2006–2008” (Mosher, William D., and Jo Jones. Use of Contraception in the United States: p. 13). This is an extremely large percent of the female population, according to the CDC in “In 2006–2008… 82% of women had used the oral contraceptive pill” (Mosher, William D., and Jo Jones. Use of Contraception in the United States: p. 13). However, up until recently I like many other women knew little about the pill and other contraceptive options....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control 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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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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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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Big Things for Big People - “I had a lot of body image insecurities,” confesses 2013 Biggest Loser champion, Danni Allen, “I was just going through the motions of what I thought I was supposed to do.” At the age of twenty-six, Danni had a breakthrough when her father’s health was in danger: she realized that to stay healthy she needed to change her lifestyle. Being two-hundred and fifty-eight pounds at five-foot-six, Allen ended up on the reality television show, The Biggest Loser. With national known adept fitness trainer Jillian Michaels, Allen decided to fight her obesity through a healthy diet and regular exercise....   [tags: obessity, fitness, weight control]
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The Effects of Drug Abuse - Almost everyone can say that they have had an experience with drugs, either it be with just witnessing it or using it. Throughout my life, I have had many bad experiences with drugs and it has taught me to stay away from them. Our society now somewhat looks up to the use of drug, with it being in the music industry or being in movies, it is in our culture and this could hurt us as a country down the road. Now, I’m not saying it is not okay to party once and awhile, but if a person is to party on a regular basis this could turn into an addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, and even caffeine....   [tags: drug culture, alcohol abuse, marijuana]
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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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Dieting: Healthy or Unhealthy - Dieting can be done by anybody whether you are old or young, male or female. There are two different types of dieting. One is healthy and the other one is unhealthy. There are many unhealthy ways to diet but none of them should be used unless one is obese. Yes, they are easy and take less time than healthy dieting but it is not safe. One must take five minutes, at minimum, out of one’s day to do a little bit of exercise. This gives one a break from the normal schedule while giving one a way to relieve stress....   [tags: health, diet, food, weight, pill]
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The Way American Culture Has Changed Over Time - It is obvious American culture has changed drastically over time. American culture today is a lot different than it was one hundred, fifty , even twenty years ago. Styles, music, entertainment, and technology have all altered significantly. There are many people that influence our culture with their new talents, ideas, and personalities. During the 1930’s, your go-to girl for a good movie would be Judy Garland. With her diverse talents and unique beauty, she was always a sight to see on screen,she symbolized American culture back then....   [tags: mgm studios, demi lovato, judy garland]
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Reason People are Prescribed Stimulants - Stimulants are a type of medication prescribed to treat various medical conditions. A stimulant is a drug that excites any bodily function, more specifically those that increase brain and central nervous system activity (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica). When stimulant medications are taken, dopamine and norepinephrine levels are increased which helps transmit signals between nerves in the brain which increase brain activity. This medication promotes the brain to be alert, increase motor activity and, wakefulness which why it is prescribed to treat many medical conditions....   [tags: medication, dopamine, norepinephrine]
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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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