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The Physics of Ultrasound - Without the use of physics in the medical field today, diagnosis of problems would be challenging, to say the least. The world of medical imaging in particular has benefited greatly from the use of physics. Ultrasound is sound waves that have a frequency above human audible. (Ultrasound Physics and Instrument 111). With a shorter wavelength than audible sound, these waves can be directed into a narrow beam that is used in imaging soft tissues. As with audible sound waves, ultrasound waves must have a medium in which to travel and are subject to interference....   [tags: Physics, Ultrasounds, medical, ] 892 words
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Career in Ultrasound - Being able to identify lumps, swelling, tissue damage, cysts, and the overwhelming news of the sex of a baby all have something in common, an ultrasound. Swelling of the spleen, kidney stones, blood clots, aneurysms, cancer and so much more can be identified through the works of an ultrasound’s imaging technique. Ultrasound involves many concepts, procedures, and careers. The amount of medical possibilities involved with ultrasounds is useful in major medical diagnostics. The field of ultrasounds and career opportunities are widely growing....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Ultrasound Technology - What is Ultrasound. Ultrasound or ultrasonography is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves. It is a high pitch frequency that cannot be heard by the human ear. In ultra sound the following happens: High frequency sound pulses (1-5megahertz) are transmitted from the ultrasound machine into your body using a probe. The sound wave will travel into your body until it hits an object such as soft tissue and bone. When the sound wave hits these objects some of the wave will be reflected back to the probe....   [tags: Ultrasonography Medical Imaging] 1525 words
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2D and 3/4D Ultrasound Technology - 1.5.3 2D and 3/4D ultrasound technology Since 2003, there have been advances in ultrasound imaging technology with applications such as two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound scanning, which provides a greyscale image of the detailed internal structures of the foetus. With additional software, the same ultrasound machine can also produce enhanced images using 3/4D scans. Currently, sonographers are involved in utilising scan technologies in hospital and private-clinic environments at various stages during pregnancy....   [tags: Prenatal Health] 2116 words
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Ultrasound ? Quick Project - Ultrasound – Quick Project Ultrasounds are sound waves with frequency beyond the human limits, therefore humans are unable to hear them. It even travels at exactly the same speed as sound in any medium. Humans can hear sound within the frequency range of about 20 to 20,000 Hz, so any sound above 20 kHz is ultrasound. Ultrasound or ultrasonography is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes. The technique is similar to the echolocation used by bats, whales and dolphins, as well as SONAR used by submarines....   [tags: essays research papers] 384 words
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Principles of Physics in Ultrasound - Principles of Physics in Ultrasound Physics has become an important part of medicine allowing specialist doctors and radiographers to rapidly access a patient’s condition and to help in long-term diagnosis. This enables doctor’s to treat patients before their condition deteriorates. This procedure would not be possible without the use of X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound and endoscopes, which allow doctors to see inside the body with little or no surgery. Without such equipment doctors would be forced to use invasive techniques, which could cause patients more harm as it increases the risk of infection....   [tags: Papers] 1732 words
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High-Intensity Laser Therapy vs. Ultrasound Therapy - High-Intensity Laser Therapy vs. Ultrasound Therapy Research Question The research question for this article is whether high-intensity laser therapy or ultrasound (US) therapy is more beneficial for short-term treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). There has been little evidence found on the effects of physical therapy treatment, with some studies showing effectiveness of US therapy and others showing limited effectiveness in this type of condition. Review of Literature According to Cameron, laser therapy increases collagen production and decreases inflammation, while hindering bacterial growth....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Effects of Ultrasounds - Ultrasounds are an important feature of technology used in our world today. The medical world uses ultrasounds and x-rays on an everyday bases. Ultrasounds are high-frequency sound waves and ultrasounds also produce sound waves that are beamed into the body causing return echoes that are recorded to visualize structures beneath the skin. Ultrasounds have thousands of different types and help doctors and patients see specific diseases and conditions that they cannot see otherwise. However, even though ultrasounds benefit people, many wonder if ultrasounds may have bad effects too....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Physics of Ultrasounds - The Physics of Ultrasounds Without the use of physics in the medical field today, diagnosis of problems would be challenging, to say the least. The world of medical imaging in particular has benefited greatly from the use of physics. Ultrasound is sound waves that have a frequency too high for humans to hear. With a shorter wavelength than audible sound, these waves can be directed into a narrow beam that is used in imaging soft tissues (Farr and Allisy-Roberts 183). As with audible sound waves, ultrasound waves must have a medium in which to travel and are subject to interference....   [tags: Medicine Medical Technology Essays]
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Safety in the First Glimpse - In a society where technology is king and the world is a fingertip away, the risks associated with the use of technology for modern healthcare practices is a highly controversial subject. A considerable amount of the argument surrounds the safety of using radiation and sound waves to produce images. Three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound, one of the most debated issues in the field of obstetrics today, uses sound waves to produce images of an unborn child in high definition....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Exploring the Practice of Sonographers within Antenatal Clinics in the U.K. - This research concerns diagnostic radiographic imaging and specifically focuses on the practice of sonographers who perform ultrasound scans within antenatal clinics in the U.K. The aim is to define the characteristics of communication between sonographers and pregnant women during the obstetric (foetal) ultrasound scan, which is a routine procedure associated with prenatal testing. Obstetric ultrasound scans and maternal serum testing form part of the prenatal testing/screening process alongside diagnostic tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic villous sampling (CVS)....   [tags: maternity, nursing, medical] 1966 words
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Research Paper Description - The main research question of this thesis can be formulated as follows: What are the communicative trajectories of foetal wellbeing assessments using expert ultrasound technology during routine antenatal encounters between sonographers and pregnant women. This can be subdivided further as follows: 1. What are the features of sonographers’ communication during the first stage/booking encounter (first trimester) and the normality scan encounter (second trimester) in terms of structural, interactional and thematic organisation (see Chapter 4)....   [tags: Research Analysis] 2131 words
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Comparative Diagnostic Imaging - This assignment will endeavour to demonstrate the map of medicine as followed within the National Health Service for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). It shall discuss the current AAA screening programme being implemented across the United Kingdom to include the use of Ultrasound and Computed Tomography (CT) as imaging modalities in the demonstration of AAAs. Both the advantages and disadvantages of the modalities used during the diagnosis and treatment of AAA will be shown....   [tags: medicine, nuclear medicine]
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Transcultural Nursing - Transcultural nursing is a critical component of the nursing profession in an ever-changing culturally diverse world. The patient’s social and cultural dissimilarities are important for the nurse to recognize and acknowledge. This will help to prevent the imposition of the nurse’s beliefs onto the patient. The Japanese culture beliefs are incommensurable to American cultural beliefs in how they approach the process of labor and delivery. Nursing interventions should therefore be reflective and comprehensible to that of the Japanese cultural beliefs....   [tags: nurse, medicine]
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The Uses of Sound Waves - The Uses of Sound Waves Thesis: Sound waves are able to carry vibrations through a medium which results in the transfer of the energy collected in the vibrations. Transverse waves are vibrations which are at right angles to the wave’s direction of travel whereas longitudinal waves are vibrations along the line of wave’s direction of travel. These waves have a quantifiable speed, wavelength and frequency....   [tags: Papers] 837 words
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Ecton Inc. Case Analysis - a. Explain the technology or innovation introduced in the cases. Cannon knew that his compact echo machine, which he carried under his arm by a single handle, would have to perform competitively in a room filled with state-of-the-art echo machines made by long-standing competitors such as Hewlett Packard -- each machine weighing more than the average NFL linesman and costing nearly a quarter of a million dollars. To view the functioning of the heart, the face of the transducer, which was usually no larger than 9 square centimeters, was placed on the patient's chest at various angles....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1579 words
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The Ethics of Sonography and Gendercide - The constantly growing field of medical technology has raised many questions especially pertaining to ethics. The mapping of the human genome, cloning technologies, stem cell research, and of course reproductive technology has caused some very real dilemmas over the role of the human decision in the creation and orientation of new life. Humans are able to accomplish amazing things in science, but at what cost. The ubiquitous nature of reproductive technology has caused a new discipline of reproductive ethics....   [tags: Moral Issues]
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Visit Report on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Visit Report on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Introduction For my visit on the applications of physics, I went to Queen Elizabethhospital on the 10th of November 2004. The Queen Elizabeth hospital operates the largest critical care unit in Europe, which is combining intensive therapy with high dependency units. The hospital situated in Selly Oak is a distance of one and a half miles from the SellyOakHospital between them there are approximately 5900+ employees. Queen Elizabeth Hospital is aimed, to the adult population mainly in the West Midlands and offers a range of health services; bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, cancer, renal and trauma services etc....   [tags: Papers] 1226 words
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Radiology - Radiology Humanity, constantly learning, growing, and facing more challenges each second of the day. Whether the challenges are mental or purely physical. We have found more efficient, safer, and easier ways of doing the tasks we may face. From moving cargo, to sending information via the Internet. Probably the greatest accomplishments we have made, are in the studies of medicine/treatment. And to be specific, the study of radiology. Radiology, the process of working and viewing inside the human body without breaking the skin....   [tags: Radiation Medical Medicine Essays] 1882 words
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Sports Medicine Shoulder Injuries - Sports Medicine Shoulder Injuries Shoulder injuries are a very common injury that occurs in most sports. All injuries and the rehabilitation done to the injured shoulder are based on the anatomy and structures of the shoulder. Doctors have developed different tests for evaluating the degree and seriousness of injured shoulders. Some have also developed different phases a person must go through to properly rehabilitate the shoulder. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint which allows it a flexion and extension motion....   [tags: Papers] 876 words
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Electronic Fetal Monitoring - Electronic Fetal Monitoring Technology has had a very prominent influence on electronic fetal monitoring since its appearance in the 1960’s and 1970’s. For many years, fetal monitoring was simply done by listening to a fetal heartbeat through a stethoscope. Dramatic changes in the heartbeat, such as a long period or a drop in the rate or intensity, could be detected,. Now, not only is the electronic fetal monitor used on the outside of the womb by strapping electrodes to the mother’s abdomen but electrodes can also be inserted during the first stage of labor and placed directly on the baby’s head....   [tags: Technology Pregnancy Essays]
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What Purpose Does the Gallbladder Have? - Most people who know me know that I had my gallbladder removed, but many don’t know why. Many people in my family have also had theirs removed also. The gallbladder is an organ located under the liver which, may or may not be removed if you suffer from a gallbladder disease. You may be wondering what exactly the gallbladder is. The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ about three or four inches in length and one inch wide. It is located under the liver and is connected by the hepatic duct. (Mama’s Health) My doctor told me an easy way of expanding what the gallbladder does, it is a storage system for the liver and helps digest fats....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Medical Issues - Globally, the fact that I have never attended a child's funeral is an anomaly: In 1990 more than one in ten children in the world died before the age of 5, however about 90% of Americans survived to their 50th birthday. While we have moved towards closing that gap, these statistics still mark a gross disparity. People debate our obligation to provide medical care globally to those who cannot afford it, but most of the world's medicals need are shockingly inexpensive. To me, there is no debate: it takes only pennies worth of clean water and re-hydration salts to prevent an individual from dying of diarrhea, the second leading killer of children, and we, as global citizens, have a moral obligation to provide this basic care....   [tags: Medicine] 1154 words
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Pet Health Insurance - What is pet health insurance Pet health insurance is not very much like the health insurance that we are used to. For regular human health insurance, in many cases the person receiving the health care does not see the costs of their health care as the health care provider bills the insurance company directly. However, pet health insurance is different in that no pet health insurance provider in the United States pays the pet health care provider directly, instead you submit your claims to the insurer and you receive a reimbursement for expenses....   [tags: Pets] 2456 words
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Neuromodulation - ABSTRACT Purpose: The efficacy of sacral neuromodulation for treating refractory idiopathic lower urinary tract dysfunction is now well established. Nevertheless, results of this technique in neurological patients are still controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the results of sacral neuromodulation in neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Material and methods: Between 1998 and 2008, a percutaneous nerve evaluation or a two-stage technique was performed in 62 patients (mean age 50.5 ± 14.8 years) with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction....   [tags: Medical Science] 2244 words
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Sports Physical Therapy - What is a sports physical therapist. A sports physical therapist is a physical therapist who specializes in the field of sports medicine. This type of therapist is qualified to work with patients who have suffered debilitating injuries from sporting events (Thyberg). Sports physical therapists work with a number of patients with problems ranging from muscle pains to sports injuries. Their work doesn’t consist of only working with injured patients; sports physical therapists must come up with care plans, fill out paper work, and check in with their patient’s doctors for status updates....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Importance of Radiological Technology - When you hear the word radiology, what comes to mind. Do you think of the overbearing effects that radiation can have on the body or perhaps the remarkable usage that comes from it's technology. Most people don't realize how extremely helpful radiation can be, but seldom it can be dreadful. The medical field would not be as productive without the use of radiological technologies. When I say dreadful I mean the damaging consequences on the body that can come from radiation. Technicians who work around radiological equipment, such as -x-ray, CT or even mammograms, usually aren't too exposed to radiation because even though its every day, it's only for a short period of time....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Fraud - Fraud is common among many aspects of society, one of the most prevalent types of fraud is insurance fraud. The fraud occurs on both ends from the insurer, to the people who use insurance including the physicians and the patients. A frauds usually cost Americans about thirty billion each year, which is a high cost for the amount of the money that those involved in the fraud often get from insurance (O'Rourke, 2003). For example, In 1995 alone one trillion were spent on health care, and 10-15 percent of that payment was comprised of health insurance fraud (Skeen, 2003)....   [tags: Ethical Issues] 1456 words
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Living With Endometriosis - Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological disorders which affect 5.5 million women in the U.S. and 176 million women worldwide. It is a chronic disorder found within the pelvic area of women. This disease is found to affect women of all ethnic and social backgrounds. While it has not yet been determines exactly what causes endometriosis there seems to be certain trends that may contribute to this disease. There also seems to be a link this being a hereditary disease. Symptoms can vary widely from case to case which can sometimes make it hard to diagnose endometriosis in the beginning....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Diagnostic Medical Sonography: A Sound Wave Away from Diagnosis - Diagnostic medical sonography is a profession where sonographers direct high-frequency sound waves into a patient’s body through the use of specific equipment to diagnose or monitor a patient’s medical condition. As described by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this examination is referred to as an ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram. The high-frequency sound waves emitted from the handheld device, called a transducer, bounce back creating an echo and therefore produce an image that can be viewed on the sonographers computer screen....   [tags: Career Issues]
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Radiography in Zambia - Radiography in Zambia has experienced a wealth of changes involving learning methods, curriculum, professional status and public expectations. Consequently, there has been a gradual transition of radiography from a mainly knowledge-based profession to an evidence-based discipline and the concept of clinical effectiveness has become ever more important in health care delivery in recent years. Solwezi general hospital is a 2nd level public hospital serving a local population of over 200,000 people and receives referrals from all over the rural North Western Province of Zambia....   [tags: medicine]
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A Medical And Moral Look At Ectopic Pregnancy - The complexity of the human reproductive system is unbelievable baffling. The fact that the egg even leaves the protection of the ovary and starts its journey down the fallopian tube is remarkable. The process by which the sperm manage to scurry their way to meet the egg through the hostile environment of a woman’s body isanother great accomplishment of the human body. The fact that, in the majority of cases, the egg and sperm meet, join, and find their way into the uterus and set up the beginning of a new little life is one of the most perplexing “facts” of medical science....   [tags: essays research papers] 1466 words
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In Vitro Fertilization - In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a procedure that offers hope to couples who otherwise are unable to conceive. This process is important to infertile couples because it gives them another chance of conceiving a child. In order for normal pregnancy to occur, an egg is released from an ovary and unites with a sperm in a fallopian tube. However, during the process of IVF, this union occurs in a laboratory after both eggs and sperm have been collected. The fertilized egg is then transferred into the uterus to continue growth....   [tags: essays research papers] 783 words
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The Practice of Sex Selection - The Practice of Sex Selection Sex Selection is usually thought of as a procedure that occurs prior to conception, however, that is not always the case. Sex selection is a method that is used prior to and after conception. Focusing on after conception and birth, sex selection can take place by genetically testing, or by taking ultrasound images of the developing fetus, resulting in abortion due to an undesired gender. The practice of sex selection can also take place after birth of the child, “[…] when one or both parents kill their baby” (Dixon)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Causes of Gallbladder Attacks - The Causes of Gallbladder Attacks Outline I. Introduction: It is estimated that approxiamately 10 to 20 percent of the population in the United States and Western Europe are currently being affected by Gallbladder attacks. Thesis statement: These attacks are mainly caused by the development of gallstones in the gallbladder. II. Definition. A.     Gallbladder B.     Gallstones III. Causes. A.     Obesity B.     Estrogen C.     Ethnicity D.     Age and gender IV. Symptoms. A.     Chronic indigestion B.     Sudden, steady and moderate-to- intense pain in your upper abdomen C.     Nausea and vomiting V....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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In Vitro - In Vitro Fertilization In vitro fertilization is a technique used to fertilize an egg outside of the woman’s body, usually done because of the failure of conception with normal sexual intercourse. For pregnancy to occur, a sperm must unite with an egg released from the ovary during sexual intercourse. Normally this joining, called fertilization, happens within the fallopian tube, which joins the ovary to the uterus. However, in some situations natural conception cannot occur because of factors affecting the couples’ fertility....   [tags: essays research papers] 1664 words
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Women in Chinses History - Women in Chinese History Although there have been women in China that have held positions of power and even lead in prominent positions, the history of the Chinese civilization has been one of male dominance. “Unfortunately, no level of leadership, education or social prominence for women has changed the patriarchal nature of traditional Chinese society (Perry 279).” Women in Chinese society are still considered to be a possession of the man or are looked upon as servants. Because they are seen in this manner, except for a few, women have not been able to contribute spiritually, politically or scientifically to Chinese society....   [tags: China Females Historical Essays]
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Pursuing a Career in Radiography - RESEARCH SKILLS INTRODUCTION The route I have decided to take after gaining enough credits at Access to Higher Education (Healthcare Science) is to study Diagnostic Radiography. According to the Birmingham City University, I should at least obtain a minimum of 220 UCAS tariff points. The number of credits required will be in excess of that of needed to pass the Access course (66Level 3 credits) and should include Level 3 credits in Science-based subjects, English and Study Skills. I have chosen to take one of the Allied health professions route and want to study Radiography....   [tags: Careers Jobs] 1964 words
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Acute Renal Failure Q&A - Acute renal failure, define as the incapability of the kidney to get rid of excess body fluids, waste products and minerals in the body that causes accumulation which leads to the complications to the other parts of the system. The pathophysiology of acute renal failure include the: pre-renal, intrarenal and postrenal causes. Pre-renal cause is the failure of the urinary mechanism to work due to perfusion of the kidney caused by the depression of the glomerular filtration rate of the kidney which is the volume that is filtered in the renal system and azotemia, an elevation of the nitrogen containing urea....   [tags: Health]
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To Lease or Not to Lease - To Lease or Not to Lease There is always much debate around the subject or owning vs. leasing, anything. We all immediately assume owning is the right choice because why lease it when you can own it, right. Or maybe wrong. I will further discuss the advantages and disadvantage of leasing a medical office, medical equipment and office furniture. Medical Office or Headquarters Advantages of leasing a medical office over owning is freeing up working capital. With the money that is freed up from a lease payment and not a property payment you can focus more on other aspects of the business....   [tags: Economics ] 933 words
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Infanticide - In the Merriam Webster dictionary, infanticide is a term described as the act of killing an infant. Other sources describe it as the act of killing one’s own child, or killing of a child less than 12 months old. Female infanticide is more common than the killing of male offspring. More often than not, it is the mother who does the killing. Infanticide has been recorded as far back as the ancient world, where they would abandon the infant by leaving it die to die of hunger, thirst, animal attack, or hypothermia....   [tags: Human Rights]
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China’s One Child Policy: A Detriment to the Nation - In 1979, China implemented a one child per family policy. This policy was designed to reduce crowding and to maintain a stable economy. Families who do not adhere to this policy are charged fines and are pressured to abort second or third pregnancies and to undergo sterilization surgery. They may also be subject to social ridicule and disproval. There are certain exemptions to this policy. For example, in certain areas of rural China, couples are allowed to have two children. If both individuals in a couple come from single child home, they too may be allowed to produce two children....   [tags: Population Control in China]
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Sweden vs. USA: A Woman's Right to Her Body - Statistics on gender based educational success in the United States and Sweden are surprisingly similar; in most primary and secondary educational settings, females outperform males, achieving higher grades and test scores, and even becoming undergraduate students in larger numbers. It’s what changes after this series of educational success that truly marks the difference between the two nations. In Sweden, these well-educated women continue to succeed and are treated, both socially and on a legislative level, as individuals....   [tags: Health Care]
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Gallstones - What are gallstones. Gallstones usually form in the gallbladder when liquid stored hardens into pieces of stone like material. Also, gallstones can form anywhere in the intrahepatic, hepatic, common bile, or cystic ducts. The liquid, called bile is used to help the body digest fats. Bile is made in the liver, and then stored in the gallbladder until the body needs to digest fat. At that time, the gallbladder contracts and pushes the bile into a duct which carries it to the small intestine, where it helps with assimilation....   [tags: Medicine]
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In Vitro Fertilization - In vitro fertilization (IVF) as its name suggests is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) used to allow couples facing infertility to be bestowed with a child. Garcia (2005) defines infertility as the inability of a couple to become pregnant (regardless of cause) after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse. About 90 million of couples globally are affected by infertility. More than 250,000 babies have been born by the method of IVF till now and they are referred to as test tube babies. An infertile couple can either have a biologically or non-biologically related child through IVF....   [tags: Health, Reproductive Technology] 1553 words
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