Health

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Lung Cancer Most lung cancers (83%) are associated with, and probably caused by, cigarette smoking. The more cigarettes smoked per day and the earlier the age at which smoking started, the greater the risk of lung cancer. Second-hand smoke has also been shown to increase the risk. Government surveys show that as many as 3,000 people each year develop lung cancer from second-hand smoke. High levels of pollution, radiation, and asbestos exposure may also increase the risk. Cooks and che

AIDS Immune Deficiency Syndrome According to the artical; acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is a recently recognized disease entity. It is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, which attacks selected cells in the immune system and produces defects in function. These defects may not be apparent for years. They lead in a relentless fashion, however, to a severe suppression of the immune system's ability to resist harmful organisms. This leaves the body open

My research paper is on smoking diseases and other consequences of smoking. Many times when people think of smoking diseases they think of heart disease and lung cancer. While those things are very true there are subtle things that happen also. Most of the time after someone has smoked their third cigarette they are hooked. Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances on earth. Usually once people start smoking they never stop. Tobacco was found in the sixteenth century. Many Indian tri

Nuclear Energy You are watching the control panels and gages for rector two. Sitting comely you think about how easy your job is. It is a joke! All day you sit around and watch the gages for reactor number two just to make sure they maintain their settings. You don't even need to look at the gages either because a computer automatically regulates them without you. Life is so good. Suddenly all the sirens go of and the gages and displays spin wildly in every direction. The ground shake

In today's society, there are women being controlled by expectations of being slim and having that "perfect body". Women have to face the publicity of magazines, talk shows concerning weight, weight-loss programs, and so on, all influencing them to lose weight and be thin, or society won't accept them. Katherine Haines says just this in her article, "Whose Body Is This?". She argues against and blames society for the insecurities and the dissatisfaction of women and their bodies. The

The Dangers of Sun Tanning What used to be considered a harmless and relaxing activity to do in the sun, is now considered a dangerous and deadly, cancer causing thing to do. What I speak of is Sun Tanning. Not only is sun tanning dangerous, now, even being out in the sun is potentially dangerous if your not wearing sun block. The sun isn't the only way to get a tan however, another trend that can result in cancer is tanning salons. Our life management group learned many new facts that ca

(1) In the human body, each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, one of each pair inherited through the egg from the mother, and the other inherited through the sperm of the father. Of these chromosomes, those that determine sex are X and Y. Females have XX and males have XY. In addition to the information on sex, 'the X chromosomes carry determinants for a number of other features of the body including the levels of factor VIII and factor IX.'1 If the genetic

Viruses are infectious agents found in almost all life forms. The viruses are made up either of DNA or RNA, surrounded by a capsid, a protein coat. Viruses are between 20 and 100 times smaller than bacteria, or about 450 nanometers(.000014), being the largest, to 30 nanometers(0.000001 in.) being the smallest which make them virtually impossible to be seen by light microscopes. Viruses often damage or even kill the cells they infect. They reproduce by releasing their nucleocapsid, or a copy of t

I surveyed 6 men. The results were as follows: 2 men said they would continue with foreplay but would not have sex with the women, 3 men said that they would go get condoms and come back and have sex, and one man said he would go ahead and have sex with her regardless of contraceptive. I think that these responses were somewhat realistic. It is easy for people in a logical frame of mind to say that they would not have sex without contraception but for some people it is very hard in the "heat

Abortion - Right To Choose Many people believe abortion is a moral issue, but it is also a constitutional issue. It is a woman's right to choose what she does with her body, and it should not be altered or influenced by anyone else. This right is guaranteed by the ninth amendment, which contains the right to privacy. The ninth amendment states: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by