Marijuana Should Be Legalized Marijuana As A Medicine
626 wordsPeople have been using Marijuana as a medicine for thousands of years, beginning in China, India, and the Middle East. The plant's therapeutic potential became known in Western countries during the nineteenth century. From 1840 to 1900, more than a hundred articles on cannabis appeared in European and American medical journals, recommending it as an appetite stimulant, muscle relaxant, painkiller, sedative, and anti-convulsions. The use of Marijuana should be legalized for the benefits of indivi...
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Royal Society Scientific Theory
1,015 wordsWhen discussing knowledge we must explore what we mean by knowledge. Does everybody within society accept the same information as knowledge? I will investigate further using the example of medical knowledge. Knowledge is not absolute. As knowledge and knowing is a human faculty, by the very nature of human beings and a society that has a choice in what and who to believe, it cannot be an objective set of truths. The moment a fact or theory is communicated it is in some way at the mercy of the me...
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Marijuana Should Be Legalized Marijuana As A Medicine
1,215 wordsIn most countries, marijuana is by law illegal because of its classification as an illicit drug, but the controversial issues have been established that this? illicit drug? has improved the course of treatment for suffering patients. Marijuana has beneficial effects when used in medicinal scenarios like for example for the treatment of pain. Thus it should be an administered drug for patients who can benefit from the use of this drug. It has undergone analysis for its use as a medicine and the r...
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Western Medicine Chinese Medicine
711 wordsTraditional Chinese medicine is today the second largest health-care system in the world, after modern Western medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that the causes of most diseases originate from spiritual, emotional, behavioral, dietary, and climatic factors, in contrast to the biological and biochemical basis seen by practitioners of modern Western medicine. Chinese medical treatment is aimed at adjusting the environmental and human influences through lifestyle adjustments the use of m...
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Science And Technology Food Irradiation
523 wordsFood irradiation has the longest history, more than 40 years, of scientific research and testing of any food technology before approval. Research has been comprehensive, and has included wholesomeness, toxicological, and microbiological evaluation. Worldwide, 38 countries permit irradiation of food, and more than 28 billion lb of food is irradiated annually in Europe. It is important to note that food irradiation has a pretty remarkable list of national and international endorsements: ADA, Ameri...
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Enviable Being Who Made Entire Planet His Home Hemingway
519 wordsHemingway was the best American writer who ever lived. His style has influenced writers around the world. His writing consists of clarity, power, and vision. Hemingway's best-known creation was his own life. He was an enviable being who made the entire planet his home, a war hero who lived and prepared to die by his own will. As a writer, Hemingway made pilgrimages to the battlefields of Italy, the bullrings of Spain, the hunting grounds of Africa, and the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream. He...
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Global Warming Million Acres
1,036 wordsEver since the society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in England in 1824 was formed, there have been long running debates on the topic of animal rights. The first societies were formed to protect and maintain humane treatment of work animals, such as horses, cattle, and house hold pets. Towards the end of the nineteenth century more organizations were formed, this time to protest the use of animals in scientific experimentation. Today groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of ...
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Fruits And Vegetables Loss Of Appetite
669 wordsOct. 24, 2001 -- Medical experts have been saying for years that a diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables is a good way to prevent certain cancers. But now a study from Denmark suggests that too many patients who actually have cancer are confused by the advice. And they may be endangering their recoveries by following it. Most cancer patients participating in a nationwide survey believed that vegetables and low-calorie foods were better choices than foods that are high in calories, ac...
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Metabolic Bone Disease Caused By A Lack Diseases
848 wordsBone diseases most directly influence the ability to walk or to move any part of the body hands, limbs, neck, and spine. They are related to joint disorders ARTHRITIS, COLLAGEN DISEASE, DISLOCATION of joints, and RHEUMATISM. The medical specialty pertaining to bone disorders is ORTHOPEDICS. Fractures are the most common bone disorders. They can occur as the result of an accident or be secondary to metabolic diseases. Fractures are life-threatening to aged people having the metabolic bone disease...
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Health Care System Consumer Reports
1,130 wordsFinancial Pressures Affecting Heath-Care In the recent years Health-Care Services have been under tremendous financial pressures. This has brought about much inefficiency for both the private and the public sector. Raising many issues ranging from, shortage of highly skilled employees, outdated or unsafe therapy, and the lack of adequate insurance. Today the cost of hospital services and doctor fees are rising faster than ever before. There is a great need for reform in our Health care system. T...
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Tay Sachs Cystic Fibrosis
842 wordsGenetic Disorders Genetic Disorders Introduction Genetic Disorders are medical conditions that are caused by an error in a persons genes. Some of them appear as a birth defect, while others do not become distinct until later in life. Genetic disorders can range from those that cause death to those that produce only mild problems, such as color blindness or an extra pinky. Scientists have distinguished more than 9, 000 genetic disorders. Some are exceptionally rare while others are quite common. ...
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Moral And Ethical Morally And Ethically
1,101 wordsIs genetic engineering right or wrong? People have been tackling this debate for the past 10 to 15 years and have all come up with conclusions of their own. It is a controversial topic due to it? s moral and ethical issues but the use of genetic engineering on agriculture, animal and possibly humans is proving to be helpful in solving many of society? s common problems. Genetic engineering should be morally and ethically acceptable because of the benefits that it brings into our society. The agr...
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Coronary Artery Disease Coronary Heart Disease
871 wordsHeart attacks cause the death of millions of people per year. In this paper I will talk about the scientific names for heart attacks, the main causes of heart attacks, the symptoms of them, the treatments for them, and the last thing we will talk about is who is at risk for having a heart attack. But, before we can talk about these things we really should determine what heart attack really means. Heart Attack (noun): an acute episode of heart disease (as a myocardial infarction) due to insuffici...
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Clotting Factor Defective Gene
1,144 wordsHemophilia is the best known of hemorrhagic disorders. When a person has hemophilia, the blood does not clot properly and bleeding persists. The people who have hemophilia are called hemophiliacs or bleeders. Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia, result from a disruption of the bodys process of how blood clots are formed. The coagulation process involve platelets as well as plasma proteins called clotting factors. Clotting begins when platelets stick to the site of an injury to a blood vessel....
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1,127 wordsJames Cassedy? s Medicine in America, A Short History takes a comprehensive look at medical progress in America from its colonial days to the present time. The book takes on five different themes in discussing medicine. First, it discusses the medical establishment, and how it develops over time. Second, it looks at the alternative to established medicine. Alternatives consist of any kind of medical practice outside the orthodox practice of the time. Third, Cassedy explores the science of medici...
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Feng Shui Body
933 wordsIn a lot of conditions, medical cures and treatments have proven more harmful than the disease itself. In looking for other options, people all over the world have been turning back to the holistic way of health and healing. Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing the WHOLE person, or in holistic terms, the mind body and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat diseases and promote optimal health. This condition ...
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Part Of The Brain Huntington Disease
1,258 wordsHuntingtons Huntingtons Disease Genetic Disorders Huntington's Disease Huntington's Disease is a genetic autosomal disorder which effects the brain. It affects about 1 in 20, 000 individuals. The symptoms of the disease do not start to occur until after or around 40 years of age. With the onset of the disease the patient starts to gradually deteriorate intellectually, this deterioration also causes involuntary movements. Scientists have only recently found the section of the gene which causes Hu...
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Temporal Lobes Frontal Lobe
1,121 wordsBackground Huntingtons Huntingtons Disease Huntington's Disease Background Huntington's disease is inherited as an autosomal dominant disease that gives rise to progressive, elective (localized) neural cell death associated with choleric movements (uncontrollable movements of the arms, legs, and face) and dementia. It is one of the more common inherited brain disorders. About 25, 000 Americans have it and another 60, 000 or so will carry the defective gene and will develop the disorder as they a...
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Passive Euthanasia Life Support
1,526 wordsIs it right to take one s life? Death-lack of a heartbeat or signs of breathing. With the introduction of life-support machines, doctors can now artificially maintain a human life. Should a person have the right to prevent the natural path of death from occurring? Death The definition of death was once defined of a lack of a heartbeat, or the lack of breathing (what is death). Now in days that has altered due to life-support machines. The definition of death is a Grey area. Brain dean is accepte...
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American Cancer Society Types Of Leukemia
820 wordsLeukemia strikes Leukemia Leukemia Leukemia strikes all ages and both sexes. In 1995 approximately 20, 400 people died from Leukemia. The all time five year survival rate is 38 %. This rate has gone to 52 % in the mid 1980 s. Approximately 25, 700 cases were reported in 1995 alone (American Cancer Society-leukemia, 1995). Leukemia is a form of cancer in the blood cells. Most forms of Leukemia occur in the white blood cells. These abnormal cells reproduce in large quantities and look and perform ...
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