Adverse Effects Essays

  • Media?s Importance To Society, In Spite Of Adverse Effects

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    Media’s Importance to Society, In Spite of Adverse Effects It has been said that the media is a bad influence on society. This is true in some cases, but we have to also add this to the statement; society also influences the media by what it chooses to promote or watch. Media is a very important part of society today. Even with its adverse effects, we could not live without it. To start with, it is only fair to ask why society thrives off the media. Society, at least the past few generations have

  • The Adverse Effects of Advertising on Women

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    The Adverse Effects of Advertising on Women Stacey was tall, blonde, tan, and slender. However beauty was not her only attribute. In addition to being voted Homecoming queen our senior year of high school, she was both a straight-A student and the President of our class. She was a strong leader who enjoyed having fun like any other girl her age. Yet in between the jokes and fun that most friends have, she was always talking about going to the gym or counting calories. Despite my constant

  • Folic Acid Fortification Case Study

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    delayed response to fortify foods with folic acid was due to two factors including the potential adverse health effects as well as deciding what the best way would be to improving the folic acid levels in childbearing women. One example includes the animal studies showing that of high doses of folic acid resulted in conflicting results. Following this study resulted in controlled studies, evaluating the effects of the potential for a higher risk of cancer. However, following these studies, the SCAN reported

  • Case Study Latanoprost

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    The pressure of eye lowers down once fluid drains out. Daily in the evening, patient adds 1 drop of a 0.01% solution in the both eyes. Most common side effect of latanoprost are itching in the eyes, eye redness, a permanent changes in the iris color, thickening and lengthening of the eyelashes, and darkening of the skin on the eyelids. Adverse effects take place rarely if drops are absorbed systemically. It includes muscle weakness, hypotension, elevated liver enzyme, and an increase in body hair. Nurse

  • The Drug Codeine

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    2.5 percent of this plant substance. The drug has been in use since the early 1900's and it shares most of the pharmacologic characteristics of morphine, the other alkaloid in opium. Codeine is classified as a narcotic, it has the same painkiller effect as morphine but is only one-sixth to one-tenth as strong. Codeine occurs as a colorless or white crystals or as a white, crystalline powder and is slightly soluble in water and freely soluble in alcohol. The phosphate and sulfate salts of codeine

  • Alcoholism

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    Alcohol comes to be used more as a mood-changing drug than as a foodstuff or beverage served as a part of social custom or religious ritual. Initially, the alcoholic may demonstrate a high tolerance to alcohol, consuming more and showing fewer adverse effects than others. Subsequently, however, the person begins to drink against his or her own best interests, as alcohol comes to assume more importance than personal relationships, work, reputation, or even physical health. The person commonly loses

  • Nicotine

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    tolerance in smokers by its effects on the CNS and dopaminergic receptors. David Kessler believes nicotine to be addictive and desires the FDA to regulate nicotine as any drug such as cocaine. If the agency can prove that nicotine is addictive and that the manufacturers of tobacco products have control over the levels of nicotine in their products, the road is open to regulating cigarettes. Although there have been some experiment that disprove nicotines adverse effects, most studies point to nicotine

  • What is Pharmacology?

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    What is Pharmacology? Pharmacology is the study of the interaction of drugs with living organisms, such as humans, animals and even microorganisms. Pharmacology also includes sources, adverse effects, absorption, physiological factors, biotransformation, dosage forms, methods of administration, excretion, and history. So, what are drugs and what exactly do they do? Drugs, also known as narcotics, are chemicals that alter functions of living organisms. They are generally given for the diagnosis,

  • Does Higher Education Need Affirmative Action?

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    Introduction Is affirmative action in higher education needed? This question provokes a myriad of emotions. Is affirmative action antiquated and unneeded in 21st century America? Or are the racial boundaries of this country’s ancestors still in effect? America’s Declaration of Independence states, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” yet quotas, check marks, and plus

  • Children and Violence: An American Media Controversy

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    From coast to coast in our nation, this saturation of hostility in our media has caused many contentious debates between scholars, parents, students and government officials alike. In this controversy, the central argument revolves around the effects violent media has on our society. The question that most researchers strive to answer is this: does watching or participating in violent media cause violent or other harmful behaviors? There are those who would say yes, it does promote destructive

  • Chili Peppers

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    actually bring a better sensation. Capsaicin can be used for medical purposes. Three studies show that capsaicin can be used to treat chronic pain, restore cardiac autonomic functions, and maintain modest body-weight loss. However, there is also a deeper effect of these studies that meet the eye. In a study by Lorna Mason, R. Andrew Moore, Sheena Derry, Jayne E. Edwards, and Henry J. McQuay, the results showed that while the results were not the most effective, topical capsaicin can be used for those who

  • Echnology And Technology

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    technology is bad because, I personally would have a hard time functioning without it. However, there comes a point when we need to set boundaries on how much technology “intake” we consume because, not all good things stay good. There are negative side effects to technology as you can see and we need to be aware of them in order to control it.

  • Hoover Dam

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    the World were overseen by civil engineers. These water resources projects, such as the Hoover Dam, not only disturbed the flow of rivers but created towns, industries, and even developed a desert region. Unfortunately, the dams can also cause adverse effects. The Colorado River may have been ¡§too thick to drink [and] too wet to plow¡¨ (Boris 4) but, it was not too strong to dam. The Boulder Canyon Project was first conceived in 1928 (Wassner 98) and was approved for flood control, storage of the

  • Alcoholism

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    too common. Alcoholism is a disease that affects many people in the United States today. It not only affects the alcoholic, but also their family, friends, co-workers, and eventually total strangers. The symptoms are many, as are the causes and the effects. What is alcoholism? Alcoholism is a complex chronic psychological and nutritional disorder associated with excessive and usually compulsive drinking. Alcoholic abuse is a destructive pattern of alcohol use, leading to significant social, occupational

  • Low Carbohydrate Versus Low Fat Diets

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    examine their similarities and differences. Two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine provide evidence that in the short term, a low-carbohydrate diet helped people lose weight without any adverse effects. In the last decade, several leading nutritional scientists have taken the side effects into consideration. They have begun to think that the low carb diet may be partly right about losing weight, and scientists are now finally studying whether low-fat diets really work. However, many

  • Bilingual Education

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    education is a more effective form of bilingual education compared to the English immersion form of bilingual education in the fact that there are more benefits and less adverse effects. There are many reasons why late exit bilingual education should be the choice of public schools everywhere with high minority populations. One of the effects of late exit bilingual education is that the students would be able to maintain their cultural background instead of having to give up one or the other. Language is

  • Television and Parents are Corrupting Our Youth

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    Corrupting Our Youth What is the first thing people usually do when they first go home? For many, head for the recliner and grab the remote to see what’s on television. It’s a daily routine for most people. Since the invention of television, adverse effects such as obesity and increased violence in the emulation of television acts has been displayed in children. But who is to blame, the Television or the children’s parents’? Many would say that the parents are to blame. Others would blame the television

  • The Environmental Impact of Wetland Destruction and Deforestation

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    The Environmental Impact of Wetland Destruction and Deforestation Thesis: The forests and wetlands of the world are being destroyed at unacceptable rates. This destruction is causing many adverse effects on the environment, many of which will not be felt by the global population until they are irreversible. Introduction Human life cannot exist in the absence of complicated interactions of millions of species in biological systems. Yet as humans, we live during a period of the greatest

  • International Free Trade and World Peace

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    International Free Trade and World Peace When analyzing trade’s effect on state behavior, it is not the mere existence of trade between countries that should be central, rather, the nature of trade that is crucial. This distinction will be explored by studying the arguments of key economic and political thinkers of both the 18th and 20th centuries. The general nature of trade, the role of national government regarding trade and security, trade's capacity to befriend belligerent nations, and

  • A Feminist in Action in The Yellow Wallpaper

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    a woman writer in the late nineteenth century, Gilman herself felt the adverse effects of the male-centric society, and consequently, placed many allusions to her own personal struggles as a feminist in her writing.  Throughout the story, the narrator undergoes a psychological journey that correlates with the advancement of her mental condition.  The restrictions which society places on her as a woman have a worsening effect on her until illness progresses into hysteria.  The narrator makes comments