Essays Tagged: "head injuries"


nk while pregnant. One third of alcoholic deaths are from suicide or accidental such as drowning or head injuries from falling. Drunk driving is a major problem with alcoholics. Alcohol kills.Serious ...

(2 pages) 153 3 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

What is Attention Deficit Disorder? What are the causes? How is it Treated?

thout learning disabilities" n. pag.). Early theories suggested that ADD might be caused by serious head injuries, major illnesses such as meningitis, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, too much sugar ... s it is due to severe damage to the brain, trauma a birth, substance abuse during pregnancy, severe head injury, or encephalitis in childhood (Moss 30-34). There is no proof that the statement "Attent ...

(5 pages) 257 2 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Against Helmet Laws

Aaron SandersAaron RaceEnglish 102Helmets are Head KillersImagine riding along in a car and you see a couple of guys pulling up on motorcycles. It ... heir will. A lot of people think helmet laws are a good idea, that they save lives, prevent serious head injuries, and keep health and auto insurance rates down. These people think those that complain ... pretty unlikely considering there are many different sized helmets and even more differently shaped heads. This keeps you from spur of the moment rides or when helping a friend in need out of a ride. ...

(8 pages) 98 0 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Return to Sport after Repeated Concussions.

ool football player was tackled on the last play of the first half of a varsity game and struck his head on the ground. During halftime intermission, he told a teammate that he felt ill and had a head ... elevated intracranial pressure were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced brain dead four days later.Head injuries are the leading cause of death in sports. An average of eight football players a year ...

(8 pages) 93 2 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

ry to the alveolar capillary membrane. One can be diagnosed with ARDS by intensive trauma, surgery, head injuries, or shock. Although it can become very severe, there are many ways of treatment. There ...

(5 pages) 86 0 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

False Love Part 3

ere are you right now?" "I'm at the hospital. Oh Heather I don't know, the doctor said he has a few head injuries, they think he might be going into a coma!" I heard her sobbing, I didn't know what to ... ou please tell us?" "Of course." They all left. "Hi Tim." "Hey Heather. Do you want me to put on my head phones?" "Yeah that would be great."I looked at Nick. I almost died, I hated to see him in that ...

(3 pages) 50 1 4.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Traumatic Brain Injuries

TraumaTraumatic injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for people ages 1-34. Head injuries are among the most frequent and serious causes of neurological impairment or death for ... ry Association of America, 2003)Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined in terms of open and closed head injuries result in neurological impairments. A brain injury is complex; it can cause physical, ...

(5 pages) 82 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Who do you think was the most interesting figure (male or female) in the British women's suffrage movement 1866-1914 and why?

to the racecourse, grabbed the reins of the King's horse and tried to stop the race and who died of head injuries from this act. This incident also lingers in the public memory, long after the event. ...

(8 pages) 46 0 2.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Should Bicycle Riders Be Able To Choose Whether Or Not They Wear A Helmet? (Australia)

accepted that bicycle helmets will in many cases prevent or reduce skull fractures and superficial head injuries. But it is less clear is how effective helmets are at preventing injuries to the brain ... y providing a soft, crushing layer that reduces the linear acceleration to the brain during impact. Head impacts from bicycle crashes do not generally involve a direct square-on impact, most commonly ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


prevents, diagnoses and treats human diseases, injuries and disorders e.g. cancers, broken arms and head injuries. Doctors are able to treat people by applying medical knowledge and skills. The medica ...

(2 pages) 468 0 1.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Air bag safety for the prevention of injury and d

to conclude that the combination of seat belts and air bags is 75% effective in preventing serious head injuries and 66% effective in preventing serious chest injuries. Unfortunately for about 100 pe ... e designed specifically to cushion occupants as they move forward in a front-end crash, keeping the head, neck, and chest from hitting the steering wheel or dashboard. In order to perform well, air ba ...

(4 pages) 16 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


lepsy. If a family member has epilepsy, the chances of a person developing partial epilepsy after a head trauma are more likely as well. In addition, it is possible to develop epilepsy without having ... ly be afflicted by it. People who are at risk include multiple sclerosis patients, persons who have head a head injury or many head injuries and have been unconscious for prolonged periods of time, in ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Traumatic Brain Injury

Injury to the head is one of the leading causes of disability in the industrialized nations and a significant caus ... ited States. Martin (1988) estimated that each year, 1 million children experience sustained closed-head injuries. A plethora of research on TBI has escalated in an attempt to understand the full rami ... actors in neurodiagnostic and neuroprognostic decisions regarding recovery and ultimate outcomes of head injury (Martin, 1988). Age of onset, for example, can significantly alter the course of growth, ...

(8 pages) 78 0 3.5 Apr/2008

Subjects: Science Essays

Accidents at Home

ually happen at home can range from the minor ones like small cuts or falls, to the major ones like head injuries and big scars.Ignorance is one major reason of these injuries. It is due to the fact t ...

(2 pages) 19 2 4.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

About the Controversies Between the Existence of Adhd, and the Different Viewpoints

archers considered the possibility that behavior problems were caused by birth trauma or post-birth head injuries. The 1930s saw the first use of drugs to control hyperactivity. The publication of Psy ...

(6 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jan/2011

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Scientific Concept Paper; relating Alzheimer's and Literature

genetic makeup, oxidative damage to neurons from the overproduction of toxic free radicals, serious head injuries, brain inflammation, and environmental factors" (Alzheimer's Foundation of America Web ... lifestyle. This includes sustaining a healthy heart, proper diet, and exercise regime. Avoidance of head trauma, albeit not as easy to control, is essential in the prevention of the disease. Finally, ...

(3 pages) 6 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders