Essays Tagged: "Head injury"

Animal Rights

be hurt by this procedure. They just strapped the baboon to a metal device, which would force it's head upward at a sixty degree angle and then crush it with violent force. The baboon would then writ ... g silent.This experiment meant to simulate what happens to human beings in a car crash or a violent head injury.It isn't right to cause pain, suffering, and certain death to animals just for our benef ...

(3 pages) 154 1 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Animal Rights is the title of this persuasive paper. It includes thesis, topics and clincher,and its about the three main reasons why animal research should not be allowed. 800 words.

te anti-cruelty statutes. This includes a 1984 video tape stolen from the University of Pensilvania Head Injury clinic. The video tape involves anesthetized baboons receiving blows to the head to brea ...

(2 pages) 364 1 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Epilepsy", What is Epilepsy, how does one get epilepsy, what are the different types of Epilpsy, and what are the causes.

disorientation or confusion, sudden fear, or loss of consciousness. Epilepsy may be a result from a head injury, stroke, brain tumor, lead poisoning, or genetic conditions. An interesting fact about e ... ing).-Causes: Seizures may be caused by a variety of conditions, including high fever, poisoning or head trauma.-Associated disabilities: Seizures may be associated with other disabling conditions or ...

(4 pages) 110 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Different accidents that can happen at any time.

le over the age of 65 will fall each year. The most common serious injuries as people get older are head injuries, wrist fractures, spine fractures and hip fractures. 90 percent of the 300,000 hip fra ... lots or occupational settings. Injuries from fireworks most frequently involve the eyes, hands, the head and face. More than half of these injuries are burns. Contusions and lacerations were the secon ...

(4 pages) 51 1 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Paper on Cerebral Palsy

or low oxygen levels in the brain. It can also be caused by cerebral injuries due to illness, or a head injury that caused hematoma or blood vessel damage in the brain.There are many treatment option ... ine months old after his mother had noticed similar symptoms that Christy's mother had noticed; "my head had a habit of falling backward whenever she tried to feed me. She attempted to correct this by ...

(4 pages) 70 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Bicycle safety equipment and its relation to physics

ury to their body reported brain damage, and 67,000 out of 540,000 riders ended up in hospital with head injuries.The use of elbow pads, body armour and specifically designed tyres are mainly to avoid ... ). This equipment protects mainly the skin and bones of the rider and sometimes organs, however the head contains a very fragile organ - the brain. On a collision a rider usually falls from their bike ...

(5 pages) 40 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Personal Protective Equipment.

correctly in order for the employee to have the ideal protection. They are protection to your eyes, head and ears (noise).Loud, extreme noise can damage an employee's hearing ability if he or she is n ... pes of pre-formed earplugs, called canal caps, are also used vastly. They are usually attached to a headpiece because they might get lost if they were not properly attached. Earmuffs for hardhats are ...

(4 pages) 30 0 0.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Pediatrics Case Study Paper: The Case of the 12-year-old boy who presented with a head trauma.

s a 12 year old, male who presented to the W.C.H.C E.R. department on August 24, 2005 via EMS for a head injury, that was caused by a collision with a car while he was riding his bicycle. He also had ... icycle. He also had a neck appliance/brace, and a large area of bloody hair on the left side of his head, from a laceration he obtained from the accident.Disease Process.A head injury is any trauma th ...

(14 pages) 89 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

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


rn by players. When the sport was just breaking through it went through a stage called the "Leather Head"� period. This period was named after the type of helmets worn by players in those early ... tough leather and fit like a regular cap. After noticing the overwhelming amount of injuries to the head and to the face of the players, a new helmet was formed. These new helmets were made from thick ...

(5 pages) 29 0 1.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


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


all of my ribs, punctured my lungs, had to be on a respirator, was in a coma for weeks because of a head injury and when I finally woke up . . . had to learn to walk again. My family, wife included, t ...

(2 pages) 352 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

D.A.R.E. and how I will change my community

d, including the driver. Although he survived, my cousin was hospitalized for months with a serious head injury and mangled leg. In just an instant, his life was permanently changed. My cousin still s ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

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

History Taking Strategies

le in the street and was not wearing his helmet at the time of the crash. Mike sustained facial and head trauma. The paramedics were able to control his facial bleeding prior to entering the ER. He ap ... study will cover risk factors, history and assessment questions required to determine the level of head injury Mike sustained.History Taking StrategyHead InjuryHead injury is an injury to the scalp, ...

(5 pages) 27 0 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

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

Dementia and Family Care

ucation (as a protective against AD), female sex (with increasing risk after menopause), history of head injury, exposure to heavy metals and toxins (such as Zinc and Aluminium), positive family histo ... ctors for AD are old age, family history of AD and Down's syndrome. Other possible risk factors are head trauma, depression, ulnar loops, family history of Down's syndrome and environmental factors su ...

(16 pages) 131 0 3.7 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Steve Bantu Biko - Biography

ested at a police road block under the Terrorism Act no. 83 of 1967. Thereafter he suffered a major head injury and other humiliations while in police custody. Biko died shortly after arriving in a pr ...

(2 pages) 2201 0 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Seizures; a Misunderstood Cellular Event

ience a seizure in their lifetime. A seizure can occur due to any number of reasons, for example, a head injury, low blood sugar, a fever, or even imbalanced electrolytes. A seizure can be defined as ...

(4 pages) 17 1 5.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Case Study: Response To Illness

er a motor vehicle accident with fracture to right femur, dislocation of right shoulder and a close head injury. Mr. Jones is a non-compliant hypertensive that stopped taking his medication prior to h ... was admitted four days ago with fractures to right femur, dislocation of right shoulder and a close head injury and a prior history of chronic hypertension, based on his study he is considered a non-c ...

(9 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2011

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness