Health Essays & Term Papers

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The Two Parts of the Brain Your brain has two sides. And each has a distinctly different way of looking at the world. Do you realize that in order for you to read this article, the two sides of your brain must do completely different things? The more we integrate those two sides, the more integrated we become as people. Integration not only increases our ability to solve problems more creatively, but to control physical maladies such as epilepsy and migranes, replace certain damaged brain fu

The Human BrainYour brain has two sides. And each has a distinctly different way of looking at the world. Do you realize that in order for you to read this article, the two sides of your brain must do completely different things? The more we integrate those two sides, the more integrated we become as people. Integration not only increases our ability to solve problems more creatively, but to control physical maladies such as epilepsy and migranes, replace certain damaged brain functions a

Epilepsy The word originating from the ancient Greek word epilepsia", meaning seizure, epilepsy has been recognized throughout history. The disease can be traced back to references made to the disease in literature written hundreds and hundreds of years ago. For example, in ancient Egypt, epilepsy was considered a sacred disease because of the belief that a god had entered the person. But by the medieval times, epilepsy was called the "falling sickness" and was thought to be caused by dem

Down Syndrome Report by: SCHOOL SUX The chromosomal abnormality involved in most cases of Down syndrome is trisomy-21, or the presence of three copies of the 21st chromosome. As a result, the affected person has 47 chromosomes in all body cells instead of the normal 46, although how this causes the condition's symptoms is not yet known. Scientists assume that the reason for the abnormal chromosomal assortment is the fertilization of an ovum having 24 chromosomes by a sperm with a no

During stressful or threatning situations, some may feel anxious and tense. Feelings of this type are normal in response to stress. Anxiety by definition is a state of apprehension, tension, and worry. An anxiety disorder is characterized by strong anxiety or by maladaptive behavior that is intended to relieve someone from the pressure. This includes generalized anxieties and panic disorders as well as phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders. A person who suffers from generalized anxiety d

asdAbnormal Behavior- Patterns of emotion, thought, and action considered pathological for one or more of these reasons: statistical infrequency, disability or dysfunction, personal distress, or violation of norms. Medical Model- Perspective that assumes abnormal behaviors reflect mental or physical illness. Psychiatry- The specialized branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)

Crohn s Disease Crohn's disease is named after the physician who described the disease in a paper written in 1972. It is also called Morbus Crohn's, Granulomatous enteritis, Regional enteritis, or Terminal ileitis. The disease is usually chronic, with recurrent periods, and also periods of remission. The spread of Crohn s disease into the world is getting worse, and there is still no cure or prevention known to the disease. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease ,IBD, the genera

Views On Eating Disorders It is utterly amazing how certain books can influence a reader s point of view on a matter for discussion. An excellent example is shown in Wendy Shalit s, A Return to Modesty. Similar to other authors, Shalit cleverly expresses her view on numerous subjects. The awing focus of the book is the fact that she easily mentions topics that may seem indecent to many readers, despite our present society. A 23-year old discussing sex, marriage, adultery along with compar

Typhoid Fever essay: Introduction: Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection of the intestinal tract and occasionally the bloodstream, and is from the Salmonella species. Risk of infection is greatest for travellers to developing countries who will have prolonged exposure to potentially contaminated food and beverages. Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection of the intestinal tract and occasionally the bloodstream. Symptoms: Fever as high as 103. to 104. F (39. to 40. C), Severe headache, Insomnia

Aloe Aloe (Agave) is a genus of plant that has more than 150 species. Agave is native to South Africa but has been brought to America and is best-known here as American aloe (Agave americana), or century plant. An aloe plant has a short stem, fleshy, lanceolate leaves that form in rosettes at the end of each stem, and red or yellow tubular flowers in dense clusters. The different species of aloe differ in size from a few centimeters to more than thirty feet. The plant only blooms

Olestra "FAT-FREE FAT"??? Oh! Lestra! It sounds like a musical to me. I imagine scads of scantily clad showgirls with big headdresses kicking it Vegas Style as the dance and sing the praises of Olestra, the fat subsitute. Oh! Oh! O-Les-Tra - eat it up and the pounds melt right away! And your favourite treat - will taste more sweet, when you know that it will not make you gain! Yeah, something like that. But right when the curtain for the second act is a

IntroductionTyphoid fever is a bacterial infection of the intestinal tract and occasionally the bloodstream, and is from the Salmonella species. Risk of infection is greatest for travellers to developing countries who will have prolonged exposure to potentially contaminated food and beverages.Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection of the intestinal tract and occasionally the bloodstream.Symptoms*Fever as high as 103. to 104. F (39. to 40. C).*Severe headache*Insomnia*Nose bleeding*Either

Alcohol and its Effects Alcohol is a substance that has become a part of the social settings in today s world. Many people can say they have drunk alcohol and most can even remember their first sip of beer. Whether it was given to us by our parents or at a social engagement, everyone has encountered alcohol in their lives. But as responsible people, have we ever stopped to realize that we are taking a drug in to our system that is both harmful and addictive? Alcohol affects a wide range o

Enzymes Essay Introduction Enzymes are the sparks that start the essential chemical reactions our bodies need to live. They are necessary for digesting food, for stimulating the brain, for providing cellular energy, and for repairing all tissues, organs, and cells. There are three types of enzymes: metabolic enzymes, digestive enzymes, and food enzymes. Metabolic enzymes catalyse, or spark, the reactions within the cells. The body's organs, tissues and cells are run by metabolic en

Vitamin, any of the organic compounds required by the body in small amounts for metabolism, to protect health, and for proper growth in children. Vitamins also assist in the formation of hormones, blood cells, nervous-system chemicals, and genetic material. The various vitamins are not chemically related, and most differ in their physiological actions. They generally act as catalysts, combining with proteins to create metabolically active enzymes that in turn produce hundreds of

Nutrients, a portion of food deals with food and how the body uses it. Food provides energy for things we do, our education and lots of other things. Everything we eat does something to our health or makes it worse. A good diet stops certain illnesses from happening. A bad diet increases a variety of diseases. Having a good diet helps your body to receive the food substances it needs. A daily diet should include at least one thing from each food group. After we eat our meals the process

INTRODUCTION Imagine going to the doctor for a simple check up. Sure you've had some minor problems- indigestion, lack of energy, weight loss, and a bit of gas- but that's not out of the ordinary....or is it? In most cases you would be correct...but today is your unlucky day. The doctor has just informed you that you have a tapeworm parasite. PARASITIC CHARACTERISTICS By definition, a parasite is an organism that lives either in or on another organism. Infected organisms that

Biology Escherichia coli Escherichia coli Escherichia coli is an Enterobactericeae bacteria. This family name is derived from the fact that nearly all species in it, more or less, constantly inhabit the intestines of humans and animals. Because of its widespread presence in the environment and its ability to promote disease in humans, one of the most prominent members of this family is the species Escherichia coli. This bacterium is so common that its name has com

DESCRIBE THE STRUCTURE OF THE ANS SYSTEM AND DISCUSS THE EFFECTS IT HAS SHOWN TO HAVE ON PHSIOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL FUNCTIONS? The ANS is a purely motor system, meaning that it transmits impulses out of the CNS to various motor or effect or organs of the body. These include the smooth muscle of the blood vessels and the gastro intestinal system, heart muscle, and several glands such as the pancreas, the adrenal medulla and the salivary glands. The ANS first function is to regulate in

Vitamin, any of the organic compounds required by the body in small amounts for metabolism, to protect health, and for proper growth in children. Vitamins also assist in the formation of hormones, blood cells, nervous-system chemicals, and genetic material. The various vitamins are not chemically related, and most differ in their physiological actions. They generally act as catalysts, combining with proteins to create metabolically active enzymes that in turn produce hundreds of importa

FIELD DRESSING Dress your deer immediately. Field dressing takes effort, so your heavy hunting coat should be removed and your sleeves rolled up so they wont be soiled. Blood and digestive juices from organs possibly penetrated by the shot must be removed from the body cavity quickly, and the sooner the organs, which deteriorate rapidly, are removed, the faster the meat will cool. Field dressing also eliminates dragging unnecessary weight when moving the animal. Before starting th

Diversity Essay American biologist R. H. Whittaker in 1959 described a classification system of five primary kingdoms: plants, animals, fungi, protists, and monera. Kingdom animalia cover all taxonomic kingdom all living or extinct animals, an example of an animal is a human. Humans thrive off of one thing or another in each of the five kingdoms. The monera kingdom is the lowest division of rhizopods. Bacteria belong to this kingdom. There are many useful and harmful bacteria in the

Organic food is grown using the practices and philosophies of organic agriculture. No synthetic pesticides are used. Choosing organically produced foods lowers the risk of getting various forms of cancer and other illnesses. Children are more prone to the harms of pesticides than adults are. Ingesting organic foods reduce the intake of unsafe synthetic chemicals. Many synthetic pesticides cause cancer, disrupt hormones, harm the nervous or immune systems, and cause irritation of the skin,

PROTISTA Protista are a group of mostly simple organisms, called protists, which have characteristics of both plants and animals. Most protists are unicellular and can only be seen with a microscope, although there are some that are composed of more than one cell. There are a wide variety of protists, and they live in many different environments, such as fresh water, seawater, soils, and the intestinal tracts of animals, where they perform crucial digestive processes. Like plants, many spe

Some Effects of Alcohol on the Body Alcohol can be helpful or harmful to the body depending upon the amount of alcohol consumed. Drinking in moderation increases life expectancy, reduces the likely hood of heart attacks and other diseases. Heavy drinking can lead to poor nutrition, liver disorders, strokes or heart attacks, and effect sexual desire and offspring. Although alcohol is usually considered harmful there is growing evidence of health benefits associated with moderate alcoh

1. You eat a hot dog, leave the bun, describe the physiological response to the increased food in your stomach. Food inters the stomach and it increases the pH and H+ decreases thus the stomach get more basic. The stomach walls are also stretched. Chemoreceptors and stretch receptors detect the change in pH and the stretch on the walls. Nerve impulses travel to the submucosal plexus this stimulates parasympathetic fiber. Waves of peristalsis occur and the flow of gastric juice and from par

Insects are neumerout invertebrate animals that belong in the PhylumArthropoda and Class Insecta. The class Insecta is divided into 2 subclasses:Apterygota, or wingless insects, and Pterygota, or winged insects. SubclassPterygota is futher divided on basis of metamorphosis. Insects that haveundergone incomplete metamorphosis are the Exopterygota. Insects that undergocomplete metamorphosis are the Endopterygota. Insects have an outer bilateral exoskeleton to which the muscles are attache

Human Sexuality Written Assignment I can not think of a proper age to engage in sexual intercourse because to me it should be experienced when one has matured enough and has the ability to make choices on their own, which would normally would be later a young adults life. But as where some people save themselves for marriage, that is their choice and also could be a great choice in avoiding STI s and to be with the one they love. I thought of this because it is totally what I think and inte

Alarming Statistics: - 1 of 10 women b/w 15-19 years of age get pregnant every year, 83% are unwanted or unplanned - 50% of unmarried teens who get pregnant do so within six months of their first sexual experience - approx. 50-60% of adolescent girls and 75% od adolescent boys have had sexual intercourse by the time they graduate from high school - 61% male and 48% female high school students engage in sexual intercourse - as of 1992, 54% of all high school students are coitally ex

How often do humans engage in sexual intercourse? There has not been any significant change in the past years; the frequency of sexual intercourse was approximately the same in both studies. The frequency of sexual intercourse and the time elapsed since the last sexual intercourse were, on an average, the same according to both studies. Of the respondents who had had sexual intercourse (in 1992 97% and in 1971 92% of all respondents), some 40% had had sexual intercourse at least twice a week

“Virginity” In biological terms men really don’t have a physical way to show or define their virginity, but in women the presence of a hymen is the clear indicator of virginity. However, there are some women who are born without a hymen, and there are others who are born with a thin hymen that can rupture through a variety of activities totally unrelated to sex, such as inserting a tampon. If these women don’t have hymens can they still be considered virgins? Webster’s dic

The study of sex and relationships from the past has grown considerably and continues to raise more questions for the future. It has been noted that since the ancient times, sexual frequency declines with age among "couples". In the book, "Sex and Relationships," by John P. Elia there is an interesting analogy of the decline of sexual frequency, "A decline in sexual frequency over the course of a relationship and over the course of one’s lifetime is probably one of those "sure" thin

Poetry Question Samuel Johnson would view the poem Down, Wanton, Down! by Robert Graves as a seer of general and transcendental truths because the poem through the utilization of connotation, urges the reader to reflect on the issue of sexual behavior and the consequences that lie therein. The poem s sexual content and theme of the male gender typically not thinking things through prior to sexual intercourse reflects Samuel Johnson s belief that he estimate the happiness and misery of e

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Disease There are many sexually transmitted infections and disease. This is also called STI’s and STD’s. Many of these infections and diseases are deadly. For an example AID and HIV are sexually transmitted diseases. HIV and AID is a virus not bacteria. These diseases are very deadly and they kill off the helping T cells. T cells are anti-bacteria that fight off bacteria and other harmful cells. HIV and AID attack the immune system in you

Although businesses and schools know sexual harassment exists, they appear unsure and unaware of how to deal with and prevent it. Sexual harassment is a reference to sex or anything sexual by any statement made or taken. There are many types of sexual harassment, but school and work, are the most common. On-the-job sexual harassment is not a recent problem among individuals or businesses. The number of cases filled in a life-span have climbed dramatically, while most cases go unreport

Get It On? Advertisements use misleading words and sexual content to sell products. A majority of these advertisements are targeted towards teenagers, which lowers the standards and basic morals of society and creates more problems than any product can solve. Trojan Condoms deliberately target their advertisements towards teenagers and college students by suggesting sexual intercourse simply for pleasure. Their advertisement campaign centers on the physical pleasures of sexual

Sex: The Education Of Our Future Human beings as a species are sexual in nature. Reproduction is the basis of natural selection and evolution, so in order to increase reproductive success a species tries to impregnate as many females as possible. This increase in pregnancies leads to an increase in birth rates, which in turn leads to an increase in future reproductive opportunities. These practices are unacceptable in present day society and have caused many problems. Teenagers have the

Gonorrhea Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. The disease is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhea that is a member of the family Neisseriaceae. The majority of the organisms belonging to this family are non-pathogenic or commensals, however, gonorrhea is always pathogenic. Bacteria are introduced during sexual contact. It attacks the urethra in males, the cervix (not the vagina) in females, and the throat. Because symptoms are not always present, you may be infected with gon

SEXUAL ASSAULT FROM MY STUDIES I HAVE CONCLUDED THE FOLLOWING:  The Canadian criminal justice system does not take seriously male sexual violence against Women and Children (including males).  Many cases never reach the criminal justice system, and those that do often receive discounts in terms of verdicts and sentences, resulting in offenders getting away with little or no punishment SOME FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT:  Sexual assault is the most rapidly growing v

Distribution of Condoms a Plus for Teens A lot of the parents of today’s society feel that condom distribution in high schools violates moral and ethical norms. This makes it hard for those parents to see the other side of condom distribution. Instead of taking a side, take time to think back on what the invention of the condom had done for the world today. When used in the right way, condoms can reduce the risk of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease, and it can also

Nichole Moraila Bio 027 Essay I On October 25, a 12-year old girl, student of Willard Middle School was sexually assaulted by 9 boys for over five hours. After the sexual assault the girl was transferred to another school, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. On November 8, the same girl was lured to a secluded area of campus and raped by a 13 year old boy. The next day the boy was arrested on charges of rape and he was then released to his parents. The girl has since been taken out

Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is considered a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) defines sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advance, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can happen from the opposite sex as well as the same sex. There are two forms of sexual harassment; one is the most commonly know by people is called qu

Sexuality is a trait inherent in our nature. It is the way which we, human beings, express our own sexual nature and intimate feelings toward each other. Our actual awareness of sexuality stems back to our prepubescent years and has continually evolved with us. The sexual differences between men and women go beyond the physical level and deep into the human psyche. Male and female both think and feel in ways radically different from each other. Thus it is very difficult for a male to

What is comprehensive, reality-based sexuality education? True comprehensive, reality-based sexuality education seeks to assist young people in understanding a positive view of sexuality, provide them with information and skills about taking care of their sexual health, and help them acquire skills to make decisions now and in the future. Ideally, sexuality education is taught in ways that are age- and experience-appropriate in kindergarten through 12th grade. It is taught by tra

INTRODUCTIONAs we all know, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a fatal infection caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The virus attacks the body's immune system and, over a period of time, destroys it. This disables the body's ability to fight off infections by other germs and the growth of cancers, eventually resulting in death. HOW IS HIV SPREAD?HIV is spread through the exchange of bodily fluids, which contain a high large amount of HIV such as blood, semen and

INTRODUCTION As we all know, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a fatal infection caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The virus attacks the body's immune system and, over a period of time, destroys it. This disables the body's ability to fight off infections by other germs and the growth of cancers, eventually resulting in death. HOW IS HIV SPREAD? HIV is spread through the exchange of bodily fluids, which contain a high large amount of HIV such as blood, semen and

Physical fitness is one of the most important asset of an individual. It’s the physical strength which allows us to keep our daily activities. A healthy body system anchors one’s vigor in order to perform physcial tasks in a normal manner or in a maximum enegry when needed. Having a resistance to fight stress and shield ourselves from any illness is a must quality in order to have a healthy and fruitful living. This describes the individual strength of Client 1, Ms. Becky, who is

What if your doctor told you that eating a certain food say pizza would be devastating to your health? You might not like it, but you'd learn to live with it. But what if it was more than just pizza? What if you were told to avoid all bread, breadcrumbs, and pasta? And dozens of breakfast cereals, canned soups, luncheon meats, and salad dressings? And a wide variety of ice creams, ice cream cones, cookies, cakes, puddings, and pies? And most chewing gum, beer, canned tuna, and hot dogs? That'

Fetal Immune Response To Infection With Toxoplasmosa gondii Tom Repici Immunology 4200 11-21-98 ABSTRACT I will be addressing the possible immunological barriers that may be involved with challenge to infection of Toxoplasmosa gondii, the protozoan that causes toxoplasmosis. It is widely known that toxoplasmosis is a devastating disease, with often drastic consequences upon infection. In pregnant mothers, these consequences can be very horrid. Such effects are more felt b

In the United States in 1995 alone, 43,063 died from breast cancer. It is the number two cancer killer and the number one cancer in females ages 15 to 54. On average if a woman gets this disease, their life expectancy drops nineteen and a half years. This cancer is within the top three cancers of all women above the age of 15, and comprises 6% of all health care costs in the U.S. totaling an astounding 35 billion dollars a year. An average woman is said to have a one in thirty chance of gettin