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Alcoholism: Is It Hereditary?

... to forge data and theory into genetic models have been limited to men alcoholics and to a minority of severely diseased alcoholics with other special characteristics. However, several investigators dispute the idea of a special type of inherited alcoholism affecting only such groups. Even for these populations, balanced genetic models leave room for the substantial impact of environmental, social and individual factors so that drinking to excess can only be predicted within a complex, multivariate framework. The denial of this complexit ...

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Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

... males approximately equally. Although the causes of insulin- dependent diabetes are not known, genetic factors seem to play a role. Symptomatology -------------------------------- Normally, sugars and starches (carbohydrates) in the foods we eat are processed by digestive juices into glucose. Glucose circulates in the blood as a major energy source for body functions. Its use is regulated primarily by insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas gland (located behind the stomach). In the person with diabetes, th ...

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Pro Choice: Letter To The Editor

... fabric of morality and ideas that we live by everyday. When this right is denied to someone by the government, undoubtedly something very wrong. It is such the case with making abortions illegal. By outlawing abortions, you are outlawing a woman's choice for how she will live her life. The government has in a sense become a "big brother" and has decided what is good for her and what is not. When government goes beyond foreign affair and the protection of it's citizens, into the controlling of lives and decisions that we make, it is no l ...

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... gene on one x, then the other x blocks the disease out. These females are called carriers. The only way females can inherit the disease is if both the female x chromosomes carry the gene. Therefore this disease is more common in males. There are two types of , A and B. A is a hereditary disorder in which bleeding is due to deficiency of the factor VIII. In most of the cases, this protein is reduced, but in a rare amount of cases, this protein is present by immunoassay but defective. B, the other type of , is a result of the defic ...

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Cystic Fibrosis

... today (CFF 1). Approximately 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, usually by the age of three. Cystic Fibrosis occurs in one in every three live births and affects approximately 30,000 children and young adults each year. One in every 29 Americans, or over 10 million, are unknowing symptomless carriers. This disease affects the liver, pancreas, airways, small intestine, reproductive tract, sweat glands, and your skin. is accompanied by many symptoms; some of the most common are salty-tasting skin, persistent coughing, wheezing ...

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... what they have. This is big problem for researchers and doctors because thanks to technology there are pills and treatments for , but sufferers are too afraid to seek them out. Anxieties can be simple things like being nervous before a test, but can also be large things like being afraid to go out in public. One woman said “When I went grocery shopping I would worry that people were watching me. Sometimes I would have to leave the store or I’d choose times to shop when there were not as many people there.” Problems such as this ...

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Observation Of The Early Childhood

... Both girls are in the four-year olds. The first activities under physical and motor development that I'm going to observe them performing are the large muscle/gross-motor skills. The large muscle/gross-motor skills include: climbing across the monkey bars, riding bigwheels (or tricycles), and running through a built-in obstacle course on the playground. Starting with the monkey bars, it's clearly obvious that Karligh is physically stronger upperbody-wise than Bethany. With surprising ease, Karligh crossed the monkey bars using ...

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Borderline Personality Disorder

... has both psychiatrists and the general public confused - Borderline Personality Disorder. According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Press, 1994), “Adolescents and young adults with identity problems may transiently display behaviors that misleadingly give the impression of Borderline Personality Disorder.” The reason for this is because some of the symptoms of Borderline patients are like the characteristics of adolescence. Examples of these would be uncertainty of life and career ...

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The Dawn Of A New Age: PCP

... case of paranoid schizophrenia (Peterson; Stillman, 1978). The drug is PCP, and to this day it is the scourge of the underground drug community, and the focal point of intense scientific research. Parke Davis and Company did not know how terrible, and wonderful, a discovery they made that day; but our world has been changed forever because of it.quite possibly for the better. The Dust of Angels Phencyclidine, more commonly known as PCP, is a polycyclic compound belonging to the arylcyclohexylamine class of chemicals [figure 1.0] (Souza 19 ...

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Two Sides Of The Brain

... culture. Your brain's right and left side have distinctly different ways of looking at the world. Your two hemispheres are as different from each other as, oh, Micheal Wilson and Shirley Maclean. The left brain controls the right side of the body (this is reversed in about half of the 15 percent of the population that is left-handed) and, in essence, is logical analytical, judgemental and verbal. It's interested in the bottom line, in being efficent. The right brain controls the left side of the body and leans more to the creat ...

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Nursing: Think In Practical Way

... nurses who work in a hospital are two of the examples in the field of nursing job. University and college teachers of nursing provide advanced instruction to students in the field of nursing. first, to be an instuctor, a person must be a registered nurse with at least have a bachelor's degree. In today's society, teachers usually have a master's degree. Second, their working hours varies according to teaching load. They usually don't have a stable working hours. Working hours really depends on their experiences, seniority, and ...

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Necrotizing Fasciitis/Myosits (Flesh Eating Disease)

... When people get this illness, the symptoms are fever, severe pain, and a red, painful swelling which spreads rapidly. The disease spreads very rapidly through flesh at a rate of one inch or almost three centimetres per hour. Death can occur in just 18 hours. The layers of tissue that surround the muscle are called fascia. When the disease spreads along the layers of tissue that surround muscle, it is called Necrotizing Fasciitis. Once the disease spreads into the muscle tissue, it is called Necrotizing Myositis. Background ...

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