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  • Treatment With Hypothermia With Body Temperature
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    Hypothermia, defined as a core body temperature less than 95 ^0 F (35^0 C) occurs when heat loss exceeds the body's heat production. (Ruffolo p. 47) Thermal stability in humans depends on the body's ability to adapt to changes in internal and external temperatures. Heat is transferred throughout tissues and fat, and is released at a rate directly related to the temperature of the environment through radiation, conduction, convection, and evaporation. Hypothermia is typically seen as a bad thing;...
  • Studies For Aspartame Consumption
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    The Federal Drug Administration approved aspartame, an artificial sweetener surrounded by controversy, for widespread consumption in 1983. Its brand name, NutraSweet, is a division of Monsanto, a major drug company who acquired G.D. Searle, the original drug company affiliated with aspartame. Aspartame is used in everything from diet food to sugarless gum, but its major use is in diet drinks. There have been studies done to determine what dosage of aspartame and it's by products, aspartic acid, ...
  • Support Nutrasweet And Other Aspartame Products
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    Should We Use NutraSweet & Other Artificial Sweeteners Over the years there has been a huge "food fight" concerning the safety of NutraSweet and other artificial sweeteners. In the eyes of the consumer the safety of such products is questionable. In my opinion it isn't safe to use products like this. Though many scientists and other health professionals claim it to be safe I still don't trust these products. In 1981 the little blue packets of NutraSweet appeared on our restaurant tables, and by ...
  • Sex Differences In The Brain
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    Yes, men's and women's brains are different. But new research upends the old myths about who's good at what. A tour of the ever changing brain THERE WAS SOMETHING SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ABOUT Harvard University President Larry Summers's peach on gender disparities in January. In his first sentence, he said his goal was 'provocation' (rarely a wise strategy at a diversity conference). He called for 'rigorous and careful' thinking to explain the gender gap among top-tier tenured science professors. But ...
  • Carter's Consciousness
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    The thinking machineConsciousnessby Rita Carter 319 pp, Weidenfeld The science of consciousness is like a car revving loudly while stuck in neutral. Just a decade ago, mind researchers were bright with confidence. Neuroscientist's had scanners with which they could take intimate snapshots of the human brain. Psychologists were getting together with philosophers to hammer out a common intellectual ground. At conferences, speaker after speaker proclaimed that science was now ready to take on the u...

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