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The Over Diagnoses, Over Prescription and Low Efficacy of Anti-Depressants It is truly sad the way in which modern medicine deals with so called "depression", where doctors pass out pills without considering the long-term damage these powerful drugs can inflict upon the patients, that often times do not require such medication. Drug companies often have unhealthy relationship with doctors, giving them gifts and benefits, while of course handing out innumerable samples of these new, possibly unsafe drugs. There are also countless advertisements in magazines and on television that promote these drugs, regardless of their efficacy. It is fact that most anti-depressants reduce symptoms of depression to the extent as does placebo, meaning the drug does nothing but make the person think they are feeling better. Its seems strange to me that cigarette advertisements are banned, while anti-depressants advertisements are quite common. These drugs can have side effects that rival that of nicotine, including fatal reactions, physical addiction and suicide upon discontinuation. These aspects are failed to be mentioned on anti-depressant advertisements. This is a multi-billion dollar industry, but are they really helping the afflicted? pg.2 For a doctor to properly diagnose a patient as clinically depressed, they must meet certain guidelines. Clinical depression is roughly defined as a major depressive episode that generally interferes with ones daily functioning. It should include at least four of the following symptoms: change of appetite, different sleep patterns, agitation, loss of interest in usual activities, decrease in sexual drive or functioning, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, fatigue, slowed thinking or impaired judgment, a suicide attempt or suicidal ideation. These symptoms should occur nearly everyday for at least two weeks in order to be diagnosed as clinically depressed. The problem I see with this diagnosis criteria, is that two weeks is too limited of a scope of time to really determine that...
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where as the basic thinker is only as good as the mold that made him the extraordinary thinker is a superhuman idealistic machine that is in need if a serious reconsideration on the part of the rest of humanity. although the freedom fighters arrived one by one as the appointed time arrived. no one risked traveling with any other rebel, each wore a disguise each came prepared with an excuse for his business down in the suboid tunnel. bobo arrived down in the tunnels with margo to start a little hanky panky to have little suboids of their own see spot run run jim run put it in margo. of all the things ive lost imiss my mind the most of all the things ive lost i miss my minfd the most.can the dog run as fast as the fox im not sure about that cant i run faster than the dog?? for a final sum up of all the things ive just said here a are you listening no the cow needs to be milked so i gotta go eat shit and die you nazi sons of bitches in eed my essay real fast so i will type this really fast and get it over with mech mech the the the the the the the the the th row row jump this damn thidnfg we are betryaed cried one of the rebels the animals have come to eat us alive this is not cool said the other can i have some of your chicken sad the frog it looks good...
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INTRODUCTION The way we live tells us who we are, so our homes are dead giveaways. We Filipinos are known around the world for our unconditional caring for our elders. This thesis, "REINVENTING EARLY FILIPINO TRADITIONAL HOUSES INTO A CONTEMPORARY FILIPINO RESIDENCE", is a tribute to our forefathers to somehow show them that their heritage is still alive and as well appreciated. And what better way to show them appreciation than to relive their work in the past and incorporate it in the future. What people in other countries call vernacular architecture we call folk architecture here, but mostly we identify the rural bahay kubo as a "native" house. The bahay kubo is by far the Filipino majority's prime idea of a traditional Filipino house. Vernacular architecture goes beyond the bahay kubo. From its origins as a rural bamboo and nipa house, it evolved into the urban bahay na bato (house of stone) during the Spanish colonial era. From there, certain features evolved into the houses built in the early part of the 20th century during the American regime. On the other hand, the early inhabitants of the Philippines were of many different peoples and of these peoples spawned the rich cultural diversity that we have now. Some ethnic communities scattered across the country, even to this day, still live governed by their ancestor's culture. Unblemished, these people's culture stands strong that even through the test of time, they still live in their ethnic traditional homes. These traditional houses are the architectural heritage left to us by our early Filipino ancestors. However, in this day and age, these traditional houses have become an anachronism. The more fortunate of their residents have, over time and generations, built new houses of cement roofed with galvanized iron roofing. It matters little that the new house is...
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As we move towards the future we are beginning to realize that many of the processes that we use in our everyday lives are becoming outdated and harmful not only to us, but also to the environment that we live in. We are looking to make changes in our lives to help not only ourselves but our future generation, thus I believe that we must now start taking these steps. We must start to use other types of energy to ensure that this planet has a future. We need to move away from the current methods of energy that we are using, and towards methods that do not have the horrible effects on the environment that our current methods have. Maybe we can not totally abandon our currents methods within 30 years but we must start to cut back on the current devastation that we are inflicting on our environment. I . Introduction A. In this section I will discuss more of what I was talking about in the previous section, including more in depth the other possible methods that we should start investigating for future use. II. Modified Introduction This section will contain information about the type of energy that the world currently uses. A. Our current source of energy either comes from the burning of fossil fuels +can be a very cheap energy source - within a few hundred years all of the fossil fuels will be depleted - Greenhouse effect B. Or the splitting of atoms. +effective source of energy +able to produce a great amount of energy fairly easily -environmental impact III. This section will contain information on the negative aspects and positive aspects of the current types of energy sources that we are now currently using. A. the cost effects B. environmental effects C. cultural D. social E. political IV. Alternative Sources of energy IV A. Negatives of all these types 1. They are episodic (not always...
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Marketing Department Introduction Today we are living in a highly globalize economy, where the fad in one country will unmistakably spread to all corners of the globe. We are in a marketers' paradise, a world ripe with opportunity. Yet, most ambitious plans come to nothing or simply fail. These are probably related to the individuals who failed to comprehend the utter importance of the marketing plan to any business venture. Without it how does one know how their efforts are fairing? Are they still following the same path on which they set out? A marketing plan is more important than a mere vision statement. It's a work of art that pieces the fabric of what our company stands for, and strives to attain, together. Since this will be our first year of operations, a lot of capital will spent on establishing our brand in the market place. This will be expensive, so a profit in our first year is not demanded, for we'd rather get our footing right and therefore enable us to achieve far better results in future years. Situation Analysis Pangaea is entering its first year of operations and effective marketing is required to create a name for itself in Durban's highly competitive restaurant market. The restaurant will push new frontiers in the forms of cultural fusion foods, in attempts to give tourists and locals alike an experience unique to the city and one of impeccable standards. Market Demographics The profile for Pangaea's customer consists of the following Geographical, Demographical and Behavioral factors Geographical: · Our primary targets are the citizens of Durban. · A City with a population of just over 3 million, covering an area of 2297km2. Demographical: · We will target both male and female consumers. · Predominately in the 25-60 year old age bracket, which is 68% of Durban's population. · Yet we will mainly target those who...
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A Report To Show Differing Attitudes To Euthanasia "Everyone's right to life shall be protected by law. No one shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of a sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime for which the penalty is provided by law" quoted by the Secretary-General, Council of Europe, Strasbourg (p16 The unfinished debate on Euthanasia.) Background and Justification Literature Review An increasing number of research papers have shown, that there is a changing attitude in favour of euthanasia. (e.g. In 1987, the British Section of the World Federation of Doctors Who Respect Human Life, who do not agree with voluntary euthanasia because of their religious beliefs, carried out a MORI poll. Overall, 72% of those surveyed said that voluntary euthanasia should be made legal.) Euthanasia is defined in the oxford English dictionary as "The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment." The modern debate on euthanasia started in 1873 when a discussion in the magazine the Fortnightly review, contained an article entitled 'The New Cure for Incurables, inn which it showed support for Euthanasia. The Spectator criticised these proposals, which would restrict euthanasia to those able to ask for it, but would deny it to the worst sufferers, those who were too ill to make their request known. Media polls regularly record huge majorities of people who support legalising voluntary euthanasia for the incurably ill. In October 1997, out of nearly 3,000 people who took part in a Sun newspaper telephone opinion poll, an amazing 97% said terminally ill people should have the right to die with dignity. (Donnison.D ,Bryson.C, University of Glasgow, Euthanasia in British Social Attitudes. the 13th Report, edited by Roger Jowell...
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Problem Statement This study will explore the short term and long-term health effects of railroad personnel working on locomotive not equipped with air conditioners during the summer months. An attempt will be made to tie the temperature on these locomotives to various heat related illnesses that people become exposed to after working in unusually hot conditions. This researcher intends on gathering factual data to support the position that this is a very serious problem. This study will focus more on the scientific element of the situation as well as the human element of the problem. Research Purpose The primary purpose of this study is to show the major railroad carriers in the United States the importance and potential health risk associated with allowing employees to operate freight and passenger trains without air conditioners on the engine. The study will also attempt to get the public involved by making them aware of the potential dangers they face by having employees operate these trains under these adverse conditions. People drive on railroad tracks quite often as well as those that live in neighborhoods with tracks near by. BACKGROUND There are locomotives at the present time that are equipped with air conditioners. The problem is that there are no guidelines in place that call for the allocation of these locomotives to be used as the lead unit during the summer months. For example one train may have six engines and five out of the six engines have a working air conditioner on them. The crew only sits on the first engine or the lead unit, the rest of the engines are there to pull the load. The one engine that is positioned in the lead may be the one that does not have a working air conditioner. Also, while one engine consist may have these type of example there...
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I intend to investigate the problem with female managers not having equal amount of positions, respect and earnings that male managers receive at the same rank. I believe that this is an important phenomenon to study because females have moved forward in the workplace and have even earned a high position in companies. This number of women managers is also growing, "In 1970, only 33.9% of American managers were women; by 1980, this figure had grown t0 40.6% (Cetron, Lucken, McFadden, & Weir, 1987)",(Brett, Reilly, & Stroh, 1992, p. 251). However, the few women that achieve a managerial position, receive less money the their male CO-workers, "Given that equally productive females receive a lower wage than do males, the result of choosing to practice discrimination against females is that costs are higher than need be and profits are lower than need be (Jones, & Walsh, 1991, p. 847)." My research will focus on the problem that females are not seen as equals in the work place, and that they are discriminated against in pay(economics), "Gender differences in salaries reflect women's lower status: For every dollar earned by a male manger, a female manager earns only 66 cents (Powell, 1993)",(Riger, Stokes, & Sullivan, 1995, p. 534), numbers that are employed and respect from fellow workers and the public "People have described men as more like good managers than women, and good managers as higher in stereotypical masculine traits than stereotypical feminine traits (Powell, 1988, p. 148)", (Fremgen, Martinez, & Zeff, 1994, p. 761)". The few women that achieve a managerial position, receive less money and respect than their male CO- workers in the same rank. I think that this research question is an important phenomenon to be studied because, women have come such a far way from the traditional role of the homemaker, secretaries and operators to being in managerial positions and that they are just as capable as a men in...
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At Ferris State University, only about 8-10% of the students belong to a social fraternity or sorority. I have been to many different schools and have found by looking at composites that most schools have less people in fraternities and sororities than 15 years ago, but many schools have way higher numbers than us. Eastern Illinois University is an example, there are about 10,500 students and approximately 35% of them are involved in a social fraternity or sorority. I feel this school is a good example because it is very similar to Ferris. EIU has a lot of majors and has a very diverse student body, and so does Ferris. EIU is located in the small town of Charleston, Il. Which is about the same size as Big Rapids, and if it weren't for these schools there is a good chance that neither of these towns would be very big at all (all of this information is posted on Eastern Illinois' web site at www.eiu.edu). The question is, what could we do different to increase our numbers to be more like EIU? In this research proposal I will touch on several different aspects of the Ferris State Greek system, and I will eventually get into a method in which we can increase the number involved in social fraternities and sororities. I surveyed 30 students on the Ferris Greek system, and the majority just didn't prefer to be a part of it. Many of them have not even had the opportunity to develop an opinion of the Greek system here because they have not really had any association with it. Most of the people say that they just have no need for the Greek system because they have other things to worry about. A lot of these same people on other occasions...
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Research Statement: The conflicts between Mid-east and America are always debatable during the past decades. Among these conflicts, the conflicts between U.S and Iraq have already become the urgent ones due to the recent events- like oil issue, terrorists' attacks and nuclear weapons. The war to Iraq is walking to the common American people. The Bush Administration is planning to have another war to Iraq regardless strong waves of antiwar/ peace movement in whole nation. As American citizens, we can't put ourselves outside the story. Our group topic is Iraq. We will choose some aspects about Iraq we think important to discuss. They are including its religions, history, Iraq people and their President- Saddam Hussein and the weapon issues. We all think it is very important and necessary to know the background of Iraq country before we come to the war issue. It will give us the second thoughts and better knowledge if we want to have fair and rational standards. I choose the Iraq People and their president as my subtopic. Research Question: I choose the Iraq People and their president as my subtopic, because a lot of people like me are eager to know what is the true relationship between the Saddam Hussein administration and their people. Do the real Iraq people support the war? Do they love their President? Saddam Hussein is the real dictator, as we know in American Media? If he is a cruel dictator, what his people think about him? I will do the research about background about Hussein too. Is his background the reason generating the supporting from the people? What the Iraq people think? Do they like the war or do they like another president govern this country? What did Saddam Hussein do in order to control his people in the past decades? By what...
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