Birth Defects Essays

  • Essay On Birth Defect

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    with a birth defect. These statistics recorded from the CDC shows us that only 3% of babies yearly are affected with birth defects, and this means that 3% of families within the United States are struggling with taking care of a child with a birth defect. As a result of birth defects, parents tend to feel both negatively and positively about their child. When taking an ultrasound, parents want to know if their child is healthy or not; finding out that their child has a birth defect pre-birth really

  • Essay On Birth Defect

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    Birth defect is a structural change in the body one or more parts of the body. They are presented at birth, they can have serious effect on the health, development, or function of the baby. Birth defects are caused by infections during pregnancy can cause several of birth defects. Such as Cytomegalovirus( the most infection that shows up at birth) This is a kind of herpes virus that usually produces very mild symptoms in an infected person but may cause a lot of disorder damage in people with

  • Birth Defect Research Paper

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    with a birth defect. A birth defect is a physical or biochemical abnormality that is present at birth. Birth defects not only affects the baby, but every single person who is involved in that baby's life. From being the mother, father, and even the doctor themselves. A doctor will have to be there for the baby for the beginning or even the rest of his/hers life. It all depends on what kind of birth defect that child has. There are over thousands different kinds of birth defects. Birth defects can affect

  • Birth Defects in differenct Cultures

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    In many cultures, birth defects are considered a curse and are sought to be removed by some method: spiritually or by simply ignoring them. However, as science is improving and eyes are opening towards the topic of birth defects, more research has been conducted to understand and accept them. Since the 1960s, the federal government introduced ways that mentally ill patients could live outside a mental hospital, where they were confined from the general public, and live a normal life. Many communities

  • Effects of Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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    characterized by a variety of physical and behavioral traits that result from maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy. The term Fetal Alcohol Effects, FAE, indicates that alcohol is being considered as one of the possible causes of a patient's birth defects. In other words, FAE is a less severe form of FAS. Both FAS and FAE are the results of the use of teratogens, which are nongenetic influences that can potentially complicate fetal development.(Harris, p.85) FAS is due to the mother's consumption

  • Bone Diseases

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    Fractures are life-threatening to aged people having the metabolic bone disease OSTEOPOROSIS, in which bones become porous and brittle. A person, mostly women, having osteoporosis may break a hip during a fall and possibly die from complications. Birth Defects Congenital bone diseases constitute a wide spectrum, ranging from the unimportant--for instance, mild bow legs--to severe lesions, such as spina bifida, in which the lower end of the spine fails to develop properly and the baby is born with paralysis

  • Love Canal

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    have found chemical migration throughout a ten block residential area. The extent of the chemical migration is still unknown. The health effects due to the toxic waste dump are numerous and fatal. There was a high incidence of miscarriages and birth defects in children in the 239 families that lived here. The incident rate was so high that in 1978 New York State of Health issued a “recommended temporary relocation of ALL pregnant women and children under two” (Gibbs 22). In May of 1980 President Carter

  • The Geological Impact of Nuclear Testing at the Nevada Test Site

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    The Geological Impact of Nuclear Testing at the Nevada Test Site The Nevada Test Site is an area designated by the United States Government for Nuclear Weapons testing. It is located in rural southern Nevada and is about the size of the State of Rhode Island. This location was founded in 1952 as one of 5 on land sites designated for this task. Above ground nuclear or atmospheric testing was conducted at the Nevada Test Site until 1958. There was a break in testing until the United States decided

  • The High Cost of Genetic Engineering

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    be genetic diseases, such as Huntington (The Benefits of Genetic Engineering) and Parkinson, those proven to be linked to genetic predisposition, such as cancer (Ao, 140), psychological disorders like schizophrenia (Bernstein, 518), and major birth defects (Resta).  There are however drawbacks to these treatments.  Examples include undue suffering to the subjects due to botched engineering of the genes (Wolfson), also known as the Frankenstein factor, psychological trauma associated with... ..

  • Personal Essay: Education System Perception

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    (hopefully), but keep going at it the wrong way. Without education there would be no workforce. So the system needs to work so that our economy can continue to better. Although, schools that have more special needs children, not necessarily those with birth defects or mental handicaps, but even children from other countries that are unable to speak english. But, it's not necessarily the children that need to be improved, it's just the reported quota that needs to be improved, no matter how it's done. Hitler

  • Human Child Growth and Development

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    important for children to have good self care behaviors (including bathing, washing hands, brushing teeth), and adequate sleep. Rapid growth of the brain and nervous system continues during the early years of a child’s life, however because of birth defects or health problems some children may be at a risk of cognitive delays. Problems such as Autism, where children may have a difficult time with language skills and sensitivity to touch, behavioral problems, or chemical exposures can all affect a

  • Stem Cell Research

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    community find a breakthrough in developing a cure. By observing stem cells develop into mature human tissue, scientists can better understand how embryos develop. “Normal” human development can be recorded. This knowledge can be used to help prevent birth defects, for instance. Scientists would be able to grow spinal cells from pluripotent stem cells. These cells could possibly repair spinal cord damage. Those afflicted by paralysis, such as Christopher Reeve, could possibly move again. Stem cells could

  • Suicide: Facts, Misconceptions, Causes, And Prevention

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    population, and suicide is the eighth leading cause of death among the U.S. population (SAVE). Sixty-percent of suicides among young people are committed with a firearm, and more young people die from suicide than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease combined (Centers for Disease Control). There are plenty of misconceptions and myths, when it comes to understanding if someone is suicidal and if they already are what makes them that

  • Teenagers and Suicide

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    Suicide Did you know that suicide is currently the third leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States? (4). In 1992, more teenagers and young adults died from suicide than those who died from stroke, cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined (4). Suicide is definitely a compelling problem amongst youth in the U.S today. It is estimated that 300 to 400 teen suicides occur per year in Los Angeles County; which is equivalent

  • The Meat Industry

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    The Meat Industry The cattle industry produces vast amounts of strain in the environment. It is energy inefficient, pollutes water, occupies many acres of land, and deteriorates the health of the people who abuse its consumption. The government subsidizes this industry. Therefore, the price paid for meat doesn’t reflect the environmental hazards involved in the process. In order to protect our health and the health of the environment we should pay close attention to our food choices and make sure

  • The Controversial Issue of Animal Ethics

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    laboratory animal research. They were not being used for cosmetic studies. They were strictly being used for medical purposes. Some things that they were in research for were to study liver cancer, hepatitis, and to get tissues to treat skull born birth defects in children. In order to decide whether these actions taken by activists are right or appropriate we need to answer this question: Are the benefits of animal experimentation worth the pain that the laboratory animal experiences? Once this question

  • Mononucleosis Essay

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    Mononucleosis Mononucleosis is a disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is a member of the herpes family. The herpes family also includes viruses that cause cold sores, chicken pox, genital herpes, and birth defects (7). Mono, short for mononucleosis (3) "gets its name from the fact that it causes a person's white blood cells to become distorted, so that they have only one nucleus (becoming mononuclear) instead of the usual divided nucleus.'; (3) The first accounts of mono

  • The Morality of Abortions

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    pregnancy. The first compromise would allow abortion for extreme, or “hard” cases, which include rape, incest, or risk of the life or health of the pregnant woman, but not for the soft cases like financial hardship, inconvenience, possible birth defects, or failure of birth control. Compromises of the second type would allow abortions, but only until a given stage of pregnancy, which is usually much earlier than the medically accepted definition of viability- when the fetus can survive outside the womb

  • Electric Cars and Air Pollution

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    health and environmental consequences. For example, air pollution can lead to eye, nose and throat irritation, as well as complications in breathing. Some chemicals in air pollution, such as benzene, cause cancer while other chemicals may cause birth defects, brain and nerve damage and long-term injury to the lungs and breathing passages. Not only does air pollution create distinct medical problems, it also creates environmental problems as well. Carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide

  • Autism: A Lack of the I-function

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    people, and how did the difference arise? The specific array of symptoms used to diagnose an individual as autistic do not appear as straightforward as Frith's simple statement. It seems hard to fathom that they could all arise from one similar defect in a certain part of the brains of all autistics. Examples of these symptoms include a preference for sameness and routine, stereotypic and/or repetitive motor movements, echolalia, an inability to pretend or understand humor ((3)), "bizarre" behavior((4))