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  • Elephantiasis
    315 words
    I did my report on filariasis, which is more commonly known as elephantiasis. Elephantiasis is the late phase of filariasis. Filariasis is a tropical mosquito born parasitic disease causing obstruction of the lymph vessels. In some people the presence of the worm causes a tissue reaction that causes the lymph flow to be blocked. This blockage produces lymph edema which is a swelling and can eventually lead to a tremendous enlargement of an extremity or organ. When elephantiasis follows repeated ...
  • Organ Donation And Pesticides
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    For a while now, science has been a mystery to man, leading him to want to discover more and more about it. This in many aspects is dangerous to our society, being that scientific developments in new studies have been advancing too quickly for our minds to comprehend. Things such as cloning, organ donation, and pesticides, are things that the world may sometimes find useful, when in reality, it only brings civilization down". Raising science to the status of godhood carries with it inherit risks...
  • Deficiency Of Vitamins In The Body
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    Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa " When she was fourteen, a modeling agency said that her face was too fat. It was a death sentence. ' (Toronto Sun, 1994) Sheena Carpenter died in November 1993. She was found on the kitchen floor of her apartment by her mother. She was twenty-two years old... and weighed only fifty pounds. Sheena was just one of the alarming numbers of young women who become obsessed with the shape and size of their bodies, and suffer harmful, or in this case, fatal effects from eat...
  • Nyquil Causes Drowsiness
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    Nyquil The power of Nyquil is sometimes overlooked as just another sinus medication or cold and flue relief. What is unnoticed is the power this medication prevails. A lot of people take Nyquil for its purpose but some tend to abuse its purpose and use it for other problems, such as taking advantage of its drowsy feeling it gives you when consumed. This is a drug that is most popular on today's market, but do the consumers actually know what they are buying? Nyquil has many side effects when mis...
  • Tcm Believes In Hot And Cold Foods
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    TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine, can be traced as far back as 1000 BC, where stone acupuncture needles were believed to be used. Texts from that period also talked of Yin and Yang and other concepts. The first written work on TCM is titled the Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic, Huang di Newijing (Gascoigne 11). This book was written in 300 BC, but entries date back to the early 2700's BC. The book is still used in universities of Chinese Medicine around the world and is often called the bible ...
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis From Other Forms Of Arthritis
    759 words
    Rheumatoid arthritis affects an estimated 293,000 people, or one person in 100. Rheumatoid Arthritis causes inflammation in the lining of the joints or other internal organs. This inflammation separates Rheumatoid Arthritis from other more common forms of arthritis, like osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect people of all ages from little kids to old people. It most commonly appears between the ages of 25 and 50. Rheumatoid Arthritis affects women three times more often than men. It is...
  • Total Cholesterol Count Below Two Hundred
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    Lipids, Carbohydrates, and Proteins are macromolecules in the human body that aid vital body functions like digestion, producing hormones, and building new cells. With these molecules aiding the body as they are it would seem that our bodies could not get enough of these molecules, but like most everything else in the world, to much of a good thing can be deadly. The intake of macromolecules is no exception to the prior theory; the over-consumption of lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins can caus...

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