Essays Tagged: "birth defects"

Affects of Agent orange on veterains. short, sweet and straight to the point.

ints. Even more tragic is the fact that exposure to Agent Orange appears to multiply the chances of birth defects in the children of those exposed. Vietnam veterans and certain peasants in South Vietn ...

(1 pages) 57 0 4.1 Jul/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


son inside them. Then, when these children are born, they are usually born with a drug addiction or birth defects which sometimes leads to death. One thing's for sure, these children's lives are great ...

(3 pages) 47 0 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Cloning reflection written by a catholic

, very few cloning attempts are successful. Many clones die in utero, at late stages, or soon after birth; and those that survive more often than not show signs of severe birth defects. In addition, f ...

(4 pages) 70 1 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The effects of tobbacco and alcohol during pregnancy

rrounds the baby. If a mother drinks alcohol while she is pregnant she increases the babies risk of birth defects. Alcohol can prevent a baby's body, heart and brain from developing correctly. Alcohol ... and brain from developing correctly. Alcohol also causes problems with bleeding, miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. A major problem that can occur if a mother consumes alcohol while pregnan ...

(2 pages) 95 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

"My Left Foot"by Christy Brown's, Its a breif description of the themes in my left foot.

t is Christy Brown's struggles with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a disease that is caused from birth. Premature babies are most at risk for the disease, and most that are born with it do not cry ... ost at risk for the disease, and most that are born with it do not cry in the first five minutes of birth unlike normal babies. The cause of the disease is still unknown like many "birth defects." The ...

(3 pages) 56 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Achondroplasia (a form of dwarfism).

nt of cartilage and bone is disturbed. The disorder occurs in approximately one out of every 10,000 births (Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine 1999 page 17). It is found in both males and females of all ra ... Growth Foundation 1975). Its depiction in ancient Egyptian art makes it one of the oldest recorded birth defects.The word achondroplasia derived from Greek and means "without cartilage formation", al ...

(6 pages) 44 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Waste Management

f poorly maintained landfill or hazardous waste sites can cause deadly side effects such as cancer, birth defects and genetic mutation.b) Toronto is the 6th city, with the most garbage per person.c) L ... m. It is recorded that people who live near landfills are prone to get cancer, genetic mutation and birth defects. In conclusion there are many harmful effects of waste management and there are many w ...

(2 pages) 94 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Why smokeing should be 100% banned

Not including the people who are pregnant or got breathing/lung problems, these people could suffer birth defects or even die. This is just a very important reason why all public places should be 100% ...

(2 pages) 110 3 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Essay on genetic engineering and cited

natal care: genetic engineering. Genetic engineering not only offers the possibility of eliminating birth defects and genetic illness, but also presents the moral ambiguity of eugenics. The acceptabil ... phrenia, regardless of whether or not their adoptive parents are affected (Bernstein, 518). Lastly, birth defects such as downs syndrome could be eliminated through genetic engineering (Resta).A more ...

(3 pages) 57 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The benefits of cloning

cer being the number one causes of death in the United States. Children are diagnosed and born with birth defects, which inhibits their ability to enjoy a long and normal life everyday . People around ... biggest causes of death. Helping to insure children are born without horrible and sometimes lethal birth defects. Providing a better control group of cell specimens for experimentation and research w ...

(7 pages) 149 2 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

A report on Down Syndrome. this report tells about how people are born with the disorder and what they can do later in life.

ndrome is a disorder that is caused by an extra number 21 chromosome. This affects one in every 800 births worldwide, and causes birth defects. Also, there is no cure for Down syndrome. Most research ... causes the tongue to look larger, and have less muscle tone. A child can also suffer from different birth defects. Heart defects are present in more than half of the babies born with Down syndrome. Pe ...

(2 pages) 108 5 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Article Pro the Legalization of Marijuana

haviour. On the other hand, tobacco and alcohol can cause strong addiction, cancer, heart problems, birth defects, emphysema, liver damage and more. So why not legalise marijuana too?By legalising mar ...

(2 pages) 32 1 4.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Teenage Suicide

o 17." "More teenagers and young adults have died of suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia and influenza, and chronic lung disease COMBINED" says the Jason fo ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Genetic Counseling

c counselors work as part of a health-care team to provide information and support to families with birth defects or genetic disorders, those at risk for inherited conditions, and those with a history ... ntal retardation, hearing or visual impairment. Women with a history of multiple miscarriages, stillbirths or early infant deaths and women who are over 34 years of age who are pregnant or want to pla ...

(8 pages) 60 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Religion Studies - Therapeutic human cloning needs to be made available to all people, regardless of financial or economic position, when it becomes frantically available.

cloning can assist in, such as further study of early human development, screening of drugs causing birth defects, and various treatments with disorders such as Parkinson's disease and dementia. This ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Character Analysis of Elphaba from "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire

een born with a pale green skin tone and razor sharp teeth was automatically rejected by society at birth. As she grew older she developed a vast knowledge of the world around her which led her desire ... lthy family. Even though she was born to a promising background she was destined for failure due to birth defects. Elphaba was born with green skin and razor sharp teeth because of a green elixir in w ...

(2 pages) 30 1 3.7 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Stem Cell Research

zed cells that make us what we are. Some of the most serious medical conditions, such as cancer and birth defects, are due to problems that occur somewhere in the process. A better understanding of no ...

(2 pages) 33 1 3.6 Dec/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


;A Syndrome Affecting ManyDown's Syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder that includes a combination of birth defects, including some degree of mental retardation, characteristics facial features, heart d ... e division occur; in the hope that someday there can be preventative action to stop DS, as well as, birth defects caused by abnormalities in the structure of chromosomes (University of Virginia, 2007) ...

(2 pages) 16 1 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


vitamins as vitamin B is very important. Not enough vitamin B can increase a womans risk of giving birth to a child with a neural tube defect. A neural tube defect is a defect of the spinal cord and ... f the embryo can be well underway. Taking less and less vitamins as the fetus grows could result in birth defects. Too little vitamin D can weaken a developing fetus, but too much could result in birt ...

(14 pages) 76 1 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

Ideals satirized in Candide

d in effect "stay in the family" and keep there line pure. Unfortunatly that inbreeding resulted in birth defects and sickness later in life. I guess the moral is not to date your friends sister. ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature