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Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate)

26 Oct 2017

Zelnorm, a drug produced and marketed by Novartis, is used for short-term medication of women with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Moreover, patients below 65 years of age with chronic constipation used Zelnorm for their treatment (Novartis, 2008). After a clinical study, various illnesses related to the intake of the drug were discovered forcing the company and the U.S. FDA to issue a recall order. There were nearly 500,000 people using the drug when it was withdrawn from the market in 2007 (MedTV, 2008).

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Public Health and Communication

18 Oct 2017

Health is a basic concern of every human being such that our basic needs (food, shelter, clothing and others) are being sustained to ensure that we develop as healthy individuals capable of executing our duties for the aid of our community. The quest for human survival against diseases leads medical professionals to invent different medical instruments and develop medicines to secure treatment and cure for different diseases. The discipline of public health is among these people who aim to protect humans from illness.

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Weight loss myths

02 Oct 2017

There are so many myths currently regarding weight loss, and they are very common because of the fact that the incidences of obesity and being overweight are high (64 % in the Australian Male and 47 % in the Australian Female Population) (Better Health Channel, 2007). People are also getting an idea of how obesity could increase the risk of developing cardiac disease and diabetes mellitus (Better Health Channel, 2007). However, the chances of myths and misconceptions developing are also high in the population because of the fact that many people indulge in unhealthy practices to overcome weight loss.

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The Pathophysiology of Hypertension

02 Oct 2017

The article I chose bears the title "The Pathophysiology of Hypertension" and is authored by Gareth Beevers, Gregory Y.H. Lip and Eoin O'Brien. It was originally published in the British Medical Journal in April 14, 2001 and was made available in the online version of the journal.

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Body Fat Analyzer Scale: A Good Business Idea

22 Sep 2017

Recently, people have become more and more conscious of themselves. People, regardless of gender, have been more mindful of their health and physical state. True to this, taking nutritional supplement has become part of a daily routine and mindful food intake has been practiced. More people have come to consider the nutritional content of the food that they consume.
 
With this increased awareness in nourishing one's health, a good product introduced to the market is HoMedics Body Fat Analyzer Scale. It is a device that measures body fat, body water, muscle mass and bone mass. It is embedded with a KnowledgeBook technology that ensures accuracy of the measurements. Because of its capability to gauge the important aspect of a person's health and fitness, this device serves as an ideal one-stop device for health and fitness conscious individuals.

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Smoking Cessation: A Difficulty for Teenagers

19 Sep 2017

The percentage of the population of teenagers who smoke is alarming. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, the total percentage of teenagers who smoke reached twenty percent in 2007 and it has steadily grown during the past five years. Of course, this is an alarming situation since health care professionals have already presented the threats and risks involved in smoking. Adults alone who are addicted to tobacco obtain serious diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and such. Moreover, the American Lung Associated revealed that the death rate for individuals who smoke in America reaches the threshold of hundred thousands.

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Dying of Breast Cancer in Early America

12 Sep 2017

American Experiences (7th edition) by Randy Roberts and James S. Olson primarily focuses on how its people act against America. It shows how people deal, bended and resisted in contrary to their nation. The readings look at every person on how their carried their work, how they perform their play, revolutionized and loved, subsist and died. It is the story of American people. It illustrates every single action or steps on how a person acts.

One of the reading articles I am interested with is about the Wounded and Presumed Dead: Dying of Breast Cancer. I have searched for the past accounts in early America during any interval up to 1950 about the women’s incident of breast cancer. In the article, the author cited many persons, for example the Adam’s family, who suffered from the disease. Although there's an actual occurrence of the disease which have swelled over the past two decades, it still very hard to find confirmations on how women deal with breast cancer. In contemporary times, it is difficult to find out how a woman suffers from the disease, how do they cope and how do they survive, if ever. Coded materials are hard to locate recognizing breast cancer on a person. In addition, there's no concrete evidence showing that a person really died from the breast cancer alone because of people on that time suffered also from different kind of cancer not only breast cancer. Mainly, a disease is recognized with just an intelligent guess not in a scientific diagnosis. By that time, people mainly rely on the traditional process of detecting an illness since medial breakthroughs has not yet unveiled.

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Marijuana Effects on Human Forgetting Functions

12 Sep 2017

This study investigates and tries to determine which of the individual components of memory are altered by marijuana. It has long been established that acute marijuana use impairs working memory of humans and animals. The previous studies focused on how marijuana affected memory on global terms like word recall, digit recall and paired associate word memory. By employing the delayed matching-to-sample method, the researchers attempted to distinguish whether acute marijuana smoking altered the delay-dependent and delay-independent components of memory. The study is a first in this field and with the use of human subjects; a similar research was carried out using pigeons and a cholinergic drug.

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Why the embryo is a human being

02 Jun 2017

The embryo is the beginning of the life of a human being. It results from the fusion of a male and a female gamete known as sperm and ova respectively at the time of fertilization until about 8 weeks after fertilization where it becomes a foetus. At this point, the embryo has undergone various stages of development. The issues of abortion and embryo research which result in the death of embryos have created much debate regarding whether the embryo is a human being or not. Arguments concerning biological development and the time when ensoulment occurs have been put forward to explain the status of the human being.

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Smoking and its Causes

22 May 2017

Today, most, if not all, cigarette ads and packaging labels from all over the world include a warning. The warning, despite being translated in many languages, essentially bears the same message: Cigarette smoking is dangerous to the health. Moreover, some even state that cigarette smoking kills. The warnings are written in a simple, straightforward and strong manner. Sadly, many people brush the warning aside, because for them, these merely ‘states the obvious’.

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