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Animal Experimentation
Animal Experimentation
Animal Experimentation Introduction Animal experimentation has been a part of biomedical and behavioral research for several millennia; experiments with animals were conducted in Greece over 2,000 years ago. Many advances in medicine and in the understanding of how organisms function have been the direct result of animal experimentation. Concern over the welfare of laboratory animals is also not new, as reflected in the activities of various animal welfare and antivivisectionist groups dating ba
Ethology
Ethology
Ethology The biological study of animal behavior is called Ethology. All behavior is a reaction to a stimulus. John B. Watson influenced animal behavior in the twentieth century. He published a book in 1924 called Behaviorism. Jakob von Uexkull and O. Heinroth started a school that taught about animal behavior. There are two categories of animal behavior: genetically determined or environmentally determined. Animal behavior is the different ways that animals do different things, such as hun
Illuminating the Path of Progress
Illuminating the Path of Progress
Illuminating the Path of Progress Thomas Alva Edison is the most famous inventor in American History. Edison designed, built, and delivered the electrical age. He started a revolution that would refocus technology, change life patterns, and create millions of jobs. He became famous for his scientific inventions, even though he was not a scientist. His real talent was his ability to clearly judge a problem and be persistent in experimenting. He was the master of the trial and error method. Thoma
Clones 101
Clones 101
clones 101 The rapid development of the technology for cloning has led to moral debates around the world on whether or not to ban creating human clones. With the advancement of clone technology two states, California and Michigan have already banned the cloning of humans. Everybody who thought it would proceed slowly and could be stopped was wrong, said Lee Silver, a professor from the University of Princeton (McFarling 1) . . . Without proper research on behalf of the politicians of Californi
The British have influenced the perspective of the Caribbean people in
The British have influenced the perspective of the Caribbean people in
The British have influenced the perspective of the Caribbean people in many ways. The people's self awareness, religion, language, and culture has coped with the influx of British ideals and in coping, the people have changed to appease the islands' highly influential British population. Three excepts highly influenced by the British ideals are Crick Crack Monkey by Merle Hodge, My Aunt Gold Teeth by V. S. Naipaul, and If I could Write This in Fire, I Would Write This in Fire by Michelle
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Page No
Page No. Introduction 3 Overview of Diabetes Type I What is diabetes type I 4 Health implications of diabetes type I 4 Physical Activity What is physical activity? 5 Why do we need physical activity in our lives? 5 Physical Activity and Diabetes (Epidemiology) 5,6,7,8 Conclusion 9 Bibliography 10 Introduction For our seminar topic physical activity and disease we chose diabetes as the focus of our research. Since diabetes is such a complex disease with many different forms, we decided to focu
Preventing Health Problems Through Running
Preventing Health Problems Through Running
Preventing Health Problems Through Running In this study, I investigate the affects that running has on reducing the risk of some health problems. I am doing this because I run about 40 to 60 miles per week, and my family has a history of health problems. For instance, my grandfather suffered a heart attack, and he also had cancer when he was about the age of 50. Furthermore, my grandfather, on my dad's side of the family, has also had triple bi-pass heart surgery from a heart attack he has had
Reasonable Accommodation in the Work Place Under ADA
Reasonable Accommodation in the Work Place Under ADA
Reasonable Accommodation in the Work Place Under ADA A Fact Essay by Julie Roberts Comp 1113 Section 12-041 Instructor Joy Cleaver December 2, 1996 There may be as many as one thousand different disabilities that affect over forty-three million Americans. Of all the laws and regulations governing the treatment of those Americans the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the most recent major law. It was passed in 1990 and although it is spelled out in a technical ADA manual that is several hu
Wake Island
Wake Island
Wake Island When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America was at last forced to officially enter World War II. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially declared war on the Japanese and in his famous radio address to the American people, he professed that December 7 was a day that would live in infamy. Americans and Japanese alike, still remember Pearl Harbor Day, but how many remember the gallant, fighting Marines who served on a tiny atoll in the Pacific by the name o
The benefits of human cloning
The benefits of human cloning
The benefits of human cloning There are many ways in which in which human cloning is expected to benefit mankind. Below is a list of ways that it is expected to help people. This list is far from complete. Human cloning technology could be used to reverse heart attacks. Scientists believe that they may be able to treat heart attack victims by cloning their healthy heart cells and injecting them into the areas of the heart that have been damaged. Heart disease is the number one killer in the Uni
THE IMPORTANCE OF ANIMAL RESEARCH by Josh Wakefield wakesjnauburncampu
THE IMPORTANCE OF ANIMAL RESEARCH by Josh Wakefield wakesjnauburncampu
THE IMPORTANCE OF ANIMAL RESEARCH by: Josh Wakefield [email protected] Research on animals is important in understanding diseases and developing ways to prevent them. The polio vaccine, kidney transplants, and heart surgery techniques have all been developed with the help of animal research. Through increased efforts by the scientific community, effective treatments for diabetes, diphtheria, and other diseases have been developed with animal testing. Animal research has brought a dr
In this study I investigate the affects that running has on reducing t
In this study I investigate the affects that running has on reducing t
In this study, I investigate the affects that running has on reducing the risk of some health problems. I am doing this because I run about 40 to 60 miles per week, and my family has a history of health problems. For instance, my grandfather suffered a heart attack, and he also had cancer when he was about the age of 50. Furthermore, my grandfather, on my dad’s side of the family, has also had triple bi-pass heart surgery from a heart attack he has had recently. Here, I present information from
ANGINA PECTORIS
ANGINA PECTORIS
ANGINA PECTORIS ANGINA PECTORIS Submitted by: Course: SBI OAO To: Date: CONTENTS 3 Introduction 4 The Human Heart 5 Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease 5 Heart Attack 5 Sudden Death 5 Angina 6 Angina Pectoris 6 Signs and Symptoms 7 Different Forms of Angina 8 Causes of Angina 9 Atherosclerosis 9 Plaque 10 Lipoproteins 10 Lipoproteins and Atheroma 11 Risk Factors 11 Family History 11 Diabetes 11 Hypertension 11 Cholesterol 12 Smoking 12 Multiple Risk Factors 13 Diagnosis 14 Drug Treatment 14 Nitra
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston From the moment Whitney Houston first opened her mouth to sing, it was obvious that she was bound for greatness. As the daughter of Cissy Houston, a successful rhythm-and-blues backup singer, and a cousin of the even more renowned singer Dionne Warwick, young Whitney grew up steeped in music. She dutifully sang in the New Hope Baptist Junior Choir, aspiring to nothing higher than being a backup performer like her mother. But by the time she was eleven, it was readily apparent tha
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder English – 108 April 1, 2004 Five Pages # 1 Whether to treat a child suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not questioned. The method of treatment and its consequences need to be considered a factor before administering chemical treatments. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is characterized by short attention spans, impulsiveness, and in the case of ADHD, hyperactivity. The research acknowledged in the follo
Psychology Terminology
Psychology Terminology
Psychology Terminology o Health Psychology – uses behavioral principles to promote health and prevent illness. o Behavioral medicine – applied psychology to manage medical problems such as diabetes or asthma. o Behavioral risk factors – are behaviors that increase the chances of disease, injury, and death. o Disease prone personality – people that tend to be chronically depressed, anxious, hostile, and frequently ill. o Refusal skills training – role-playing to learn how to resist pressures for
The Back to School Blues
The Back to School Blues
“The Back to School Blues” Short Story # 2 English 310 Creative Writing July 27, 2004 “No! I am not going!” I yelled down the hall to my mother. “Oh yes sir you are! Get out of bed and get your clothes on this instant you are going to miss the bus. You know that the bus always comes early on the first day of the school year.” She shouted back. I did not want to go back to school, but before I knew it, I was standing on the corner waiting for the bus. The bus by the way was five minutes late, not
The Adkins Diet
The Adkins Diet
The Adkins Diet Thesis: The Adkins diet which was once used for heart patients is now the most widely spread diet throughout the world and it is successful if done correctly. Introduction: The Adkins Diet was presented around 1972 by Dr. Robert Atkins. He wrote many books warning of the dangers of sugar and carbohydrates, and he stressed the importance of a proper diet. A proper diet would help prevent and fight heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. For more than thirty years, Dr. Robert Atkins
Agent Orange
Agent Orange
Agent Orange Throughout wars, armies are constantly introducing new technologies to stay ahead of their enemies. In the Vietnam War, the Americans used Agent Orange, so their enemies would be more visible. Agent Orange was a herbicide for warm, tropical climates and the American’s and Canadian’s started testing this chemical in the 1940’s, however, it was never tested on humans until nearly the end of the Vietnam War when it was finally discontinued in 1971. Agent Orange was a 50-50 mix of two c
Anemia
Anemia
Anemia Anemia is a disorder caused by other various diseases, which is very common among Americans; in fact, it is the most common blood disorder in the United States, affecting over 3.4 million Americans! Anemia is a deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number. As the number of red blood cells decreases, the heart has to work harder and pump more oxygenated blood throughout the body. This can
Characteristics Of Organisms Used For Genetic Studies
Characteristics Of Organisms Used For Genetic Studies
Characteristics Of Organisms Used For Genetic Studies o General Features of an Organism Used for Genetic Studies o good genetic background o easy to grow o controlled matings possible o can be genetically engineered o funding available o Viruses o easily grown in culture o rapid generation time o encode only a few the proteins, which permit a detailed analysis of well-defined system o some viruses have control mechanisms found in eukaryotic species o can be genetically engineered o lack organize
Anemia
Anemia
Anemia Anemia is a condition in which there are less circulating red blood cells, hemoglobin, or volume of red blood cells; which occurs when the hemoglobin content is less than necessary to supply the oxygen that the body needs. This disorder is caused by various underlying diseases and ends up causing the body’s tissues and organs to not function properly because of lower amounts of oxygen. Anemia is caused by many things because it is a symptom of other diseases. People with diseases, such as
The Connection in Angina with Myocardial Infarction
The Connection in Angina with Myocardial Infarction
The Connection in Angina with Myocardial Infarction Emergency Medical MLA Formation 11 May 2004 It was just another day at work. There I was taking a patient back to his room after his physical therapy. He had complained of feeling “a little full” after his lunch. I helped him get back into bed and I left the room. I went back to the department to ambulate another patient. Ten minutes later an overhead page: “code blue in wing two” “code blue in wing two” My heart started racing, I could almost
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure NS2: Aging 7 Long-term Care October 26, 2003 Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure is a condition in which a weakened heart cannot pump enough blood to body organs resulting in the blood to backing up into body tissues. It is the most common cause of disability in the elderly. “More than 75 percent of patients with congestive heart failure are over the age of 65 years” (Porth, 2004, p. 337). The New York Heart Association classifies CHF into four categories.
Diabetes
Diabetes
Diabetes Culinary Term Paper Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems converting food to energy. After a meal, food is broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells use insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help them convert blood glucose into energy. People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver,
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by a significant weight loss resulting from excessive dieting. Anorexia mostly targets female teens, but there is an increasing number of men motivated by the strong desire to be thin. People suffering from this have a huge fear of gaining weight, and still consider themselves to be fat no matter what their weight is. They are extremely sensitive about being fat and of losing control over the amount of food he/she eats. Anorexic
Insulin Infusion Pump
Insulin Infusion Pump
Insulin Infusion Pump “There is a crisis of identity in public health. To ensure conditions in which people can be healthy we must work to change the underlying societal conditions. Public health has rarely been able to go beyond pointing at these larger issues such as poverty, economic globalization, and lack of political will.”1 - Jonathan Mann, 1997 Insulin infusion pump technology has been around for quite a few years but has been very slow to gain popularity among the diabetic community. In
Personal Health Risk
Personal Health Risk
Personal Health Risk Appraisal/Plan According to the Personal Health Risk questionaire I should be in realitively good health, at least in the areas examined. Cardio- vascular disease and cancer do not seem to be prevalent in my family tree. They appear to occur only very late in life, about the age of 80, if at all. Diabetes appears to be my families largest problem. My grand- father, aunt, parents, and two siblings have shown the signs of diabetes or developed diabetes. I smoke and drink only
THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT
THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT
THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT: Ethical or Unethical? ENGLISH 101 Monday, April 4, 2000. Cloning a human being is something that has been fantasized for a long time in science fiction. Until now, never in history has science been able to so deeply impact human lives, as genetic engineering will. The Human Genome Project, is an international effort to “map” the 3 billion parts of proteins that make up human deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), is to be completed by the year 2003; the use of such technology po
Heart attack What is a heart attack
Heart attack What is a heart attack
Heart attack ? What is a heart attack? A heart attack (or myocardial infarction) occurs when a coronary artery, one of the blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle, becomes blocked. The area of heart muscle that does not receive blood begins to die. In some cases, individuals may have a heart attack from causes other than the blockage of a coronary artery. However, the cause of heart muscle damage is the same. An area of the heart does not receive adequate oxygen-rich bloo
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Commonly Prescribed Drugs SELECT another chapter from the list .....Go to the Complete Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsThe EditorsThe ContributorsForewordCh 1 - How to Get the Care You NeedCh 2 - Meeting the Heatch Care Needs of the Aged and DisabledCh 3 - Medical Decision Making: Ethical ConsiderationsCh 4 - The Fundamentals of Good HealthCh 5 - The Basics of Good NutritionCh 6 - Smoking, Alcohol, and Substance AbuseCh 7 - Health Concerns During Infancy and ChildhoodCh 8 - The Adolescent Years
Emily Murphy
Emily Murphy
Emily Murphy Citizen Handbook #4 Emily Gowan Ferguson was born on March 14, 1868, in Cookstown. When she was fifteen, Emily moved to Toronto and attended the Bishop Strachan School for Girls. In 1887, Emily married Reverend Arthur Murphy in Cookstown. She moved with her husband in 1904 to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she organized the literary section of the Winnipeg Tribune. In 1907, Emily Murphy moved once again to Alberta where she became extremely involved in civic affairs. She was mostly inter
Animal Testing Necessity or Cruelty
Animal Testing Necessity or Cruelty
Animal Testing: Necessity or Cruelty? 2/3/03 There has been an on going heated debate on whether experiments on animals for the benefit of medical and scientific research are ethical. Whether it is or isn't, most people have to decide whether the benefits will outweigh the costs of the experiments. These costs include: animal pain, distress and death where the benefits include the collection of new knowledge or the development of new medical therapies for humans. Looking into these different asp
Control Of Blood Glucose
Control Of Blood Glucose
Control Of Blood Glucose Blood glucose is the primary source of energy in the human body, and is the only source of energy for the brain. The glucose is transported all over the body via the blood plasma and if there is too much present it is stored in the kidneys as glycogen (polysaccharide carbohydrate). The level of blood glucose has to be maintained by the body. Too higher levels or too lower levels will cause problems in the body. The osmotic properties of the cell will be affected, if ther
Illnesses
Illnesses
Illnesses illnesses caused by microorganisms and transmitted from an infected person or animal to another person or animal. Some diseases are passed on by direct or indirect contact with infected persons or with their excretions. Most diseases are spread through contact or close proximity because the causative bacteria or viruses are airborne; i.e., they can be expelled from the nose and mouth of the infected person and inhaled by anyone in the vicinity. Such diseases include diphtheria, scarlet
Embryo Research
Embryo Research
Embryo Research What do you think of when you hear the word embryo? You might say, something to do with sexual reproduction. Well, the definition of an embryo is, ‘An organism in the early stages of development from a fertilized egg’[1]. Some people will argue that it is not yet a life; some may say it is, but no matter what they argue, everyone knows that it has the potential to become a human life. Should that not be enough to ban medical research on human embryos’? Apparently not. In this ess
Older Adults Depression and Suicide
Older Adults Depression and Suicide
Older Adults Depression and Suicide Facts Depression, one of the most common conditions associated with suicide in older adults,1 is a widely underrecognized and undertreated medical illness. In fact, several studies have found that many older adults who die by suicide— up to 75 percent—have visited a primary care physician within a month of their suicide.2 These findings point to the urgency of improving detection and treatment of depression as a means of reducing suicide risk among older perso
-THE ETHICS ON HUMAN CLONING-
-THE ETHICS ON HUMAN CLONING-
-THE ETHICS ON HUMAN CLONING- Cloning is just one example of the great power of gene technology, a technology we urgently need to treat or cure diseases such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, cancer or AIDS, and to help feed the growing world population. However gene technology raises urgent questions of safety and ethics. Human cloning means designer people with known pedigree. This is the ultimate pedigree child. Cloning of human embryos has already been achieved. Successful cloning of adults have
Is cloning ethical and should it be pursued
Is cloning ethical and should it be pursued
Is cloning ethical and should it be pursued? Is cloning ethical and should it be pursued? Cloning is the method of producing a baby that has the identical genes to one person. In February 1997, embryologist Ian Wilmut and his colleagues at Roslin Institute in Scotland announced, that they cloned a sheep named Dolly from the udder cells of a ewe. (1),. The announcement of Dolly's birth attracted enormous press interest, perhaps because Dolly drew attention to the theoretical possibility of clonin
What Is A Hero
What Is A Hero
What Is A Hero? When one thinks of heroes, names such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa often come to mind. These individuals have all helped society tremendously through their determination and unselfish deeds. However, we may not notice some of society�s other heroes. One such heroic person that comes to my mind is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Many people perceive Arnold as only a blockbuster movie star and not as the hero he truly is. People see the glittery and glamorous fascade
Diabetes The Silent Killer
Diabetes The Silent Killer
Diabetes The Silent Killer The Silent Killer: Diabetes Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death by disease. It is a chronic disease that has no cure. Therefore it comes to no surprise that this disease has acquired countless number of attentions. Unfortunately, 5.4 million people in the United State are unaware that they have this disease. Until they do, they have already developed life-threatening complications. This may include blindness, kidney diseases, nerves diseases, heart diseases, s
Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar or low fuel in the blood. It also refers to a distubed carbohydrate metabolism, since some people change between high and low blood sugar levels. When the body tries to work under these conditions, mental processes are impaired and body systems are broken. Hypoglycemia is sometimes related to other conditions like drug addiction, alcoholism, allergies, arthritis, diabetes, mental illness, anti-social behavio, an juvenile deliquency. There are numer
Exchange TOEFL Essays With You..
Exchange TOEFL Essays With You..
Exchange TOEFL Essays With You.. Every generation of people is different in important ways. How is your generation different from your parents� generation? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer. As compared to us today, my parents never had TV, video, computers and jet planes. Their lives are not cluttered with so many consumer goods that we find today in supermarkets and shopping complexes. For that matter, they never had supermarkets nor complexes. They did their occasiona
People who experience losses due to diabetes aren't just a statistics
People who experience losses due to diabetes aren't just a statistics
People who experience losses due to diabetes aren't just a statistics for people to look at. They are our friends, teachers, brothers, sisters, and others that we lose if we don't learn about this deadly health problem. In 1995, about 16 million people in the U.S. had diabetes. But only 8 million had been diagnosed with it. Isn't that scary? Over half didn't even know they had it and could slowly takeing their life by eating the wrong foods for them. The number of people that were diagnosed wit
DIET
DIET
DIET Because the human diet is typically diverse, human beings are classified as omnivores rather than as herbivores (plant eaters) or carnivores (meat eaters). Certain groups of people do derive most of their food from animal sources--for example, the traditional Inuits of the Arctic region and the Masai of Africa--while other people practice vegetarianism. By far the majority of humankind, however, eats a wide range of foods of both animal and vegetable origin. Prehistoric humans were hunters
Common Problem Different Solutions
Common Problem Different Solutions
Common Problem. Different Solutions. Tibetan and Western medical practices each have their own particular strengths and weaknesses which make them unique. Tibetan medicine draws on natural methods to heal, while modern techniques in the west rely on machines and technology. Some might agree that such medical equipment is necessary, and increases the efficiency and healing ability of western doctors, one must not discount the Tibetan claims of being able to diagnose patients with a greater degree
Genetic engineering one of the most recent technological
Genetic engineering one of the most recent technological
Genetic engineering, one of the most recent technological sciences, is now a great issue in society. While the effects of it can be very helpful in some ways, it can also cause many problems. In spite of potential risks, genetic engineering should be allowed in some fields of science. Collier's Encyclopedia defines genetic engineering as recombinant DNA technology, the application of biochemical and genetic techniques to alter the chromosomal materials, the basic genetic substance of cells (Ko
The first nutritional fact most Americans learn is that iron builds
The first nutritional fact most Americans learn is that iron builds
The first nutritional fact most Americans learn is that iron builds strong and healthy bodies.1 The beef lobby, cereal manufacturers, bread makers, and drug companies have bombarded the public with iron being the cure-all for fatigue and iron-poor blood. People have been mislead by drug companies pushing iron supplements and by old-fashioned ideas about iron, the magical nutrient of strength. Even the cartoons of the past pushed iron as the secret ingredient in Popeye's spinach. Television
Implementation of a Workplace Ergonomic Program
Implementation of a Workplace Ergonomic Program
Implementation of a Workplace Ergonomic Program to Reduce Cumulative Trauma Disorders Cumulative trauma disorders (CTD) account for nearly 60% of all recordable work related illnesses, the costs are estimated at approximately $100 billion each year (Carson, 1994). Employer’s are paying this price due to workers exposure to repetitive trauma and other ergonomic hazards, ranging from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines, higher workers’ compensation costs, increased employee
Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Many people notice that as soon as the winter months start approaching their mood changes and they become more depressed, they get more down and blue during the winter months. These people have SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. When it starts get dark earlier and winter comes closer and closer, these people become more and more depressed. Symptoms of this disorder usually start in September and can last until April, but it’s the worst during the darkest months.