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  • Harm Reduction Essay

    Harm Reduction: Needle Exchange Programs (NEPs) What is harm reduction? Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs ("Principles of Harm Reduction"). Due to the harm that injecting drug use is causing on the spread of disease, we must have this needle exchange program to lower the odds of the spread. Common diseases spread through intravenous users are HIV, hepatitis B and, hepatitis C. West Virginia is having a huge heroin epidemic and needle exchange programs are popping up in hopes to help lessen the diseases spread among users. The…

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  • Concealed Weaponry Proficiency

    Medical/Lab Weaponry Proficiency The ability to use medical/lab instruments as weapons.Users are able to demonstrate unique aptitude for the way of medical/lab weaponry (sutures, saws, hypodermic needle etc...). The user may also be capable in science/surgical/healing-based abilities as well.Chemical Manipulations.Drug Usage.Medicine Creation.Mutilation.Paralyze opponents with a hypodermic needle with drugs.Slice their enemies with sharp tools.Syringe Proficiency.The power to have innate…

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  • Ordinary People In The Elevator

    suddenly stops working and gets stuck. The time starts to pass and a conversation between them starts to ensue. McLuhan: ...It’s ironic really. The elevator: invented and designed to assist handicapped people, and make travelling between floors more efficient. Instead here we are: stuck in between the 7th and 8th floors, and if we wisely took the stairs we would have already been at our destination. Hall: Is this another rant about “technological determinism”, and how “the medium is the message”…

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  • The Cedar Project Case-Control Study

    practices. To do this, one must analyze previous prevention efforts that target individual level, community level, and structural or policy changes to learn what has been most successful in populations and locations similar to Aboriginal injection drug users (IDUs) in Saskatchewan. These studies are completed in a range of locations and with target populations that are comparable to Aboriginal IDUs in Saskatchewan. To target individuals, one must focus on individual knowledge, beliefs, attitudes…

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  • Theories Of Media Violence

    were independent and did not socialized with others when they interacted with certain forms of media. The dangers of propaganda and other media messages causing people to act and think in certain ways came to light in this era (Butsch, 2014). The Hypodermic Needle Theory neglects to mention the impact of human agency on the views and effects of the media. The individuals are perceived to be passive because they do not question or oppose the messages and opinions that are presented through the…

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  • Essay On Gender Roles In The Yellow Wallpaper

    This connotes the narrator and her story and the way that she is controlled by the traditions (‘patterns’) of society and that is why she is obeying her husband. Nevertheless, eventually these ‘patterns’ (traditions) begin to ‘move’ as the woman ‘shakes’ it which implants into the narrators subconscious the new idea that she too can escape, injecting a more ambitious attitude and that she too shake out of the holds of tradition within the gender power struggles (Hypodermic Needle…

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  • HIV/Hepatitis C Case Study Essay

    increased transmission occurring among injection drug users, primarily those under the age of thirty (Zibbell et al, 2015). Needle exchange programs have been used as a preventative strategy for reductions in HIV/Hepatitis C transmission among injection drug users. This case study will examine and compare three communities in regards to their practices, successes, and barriers to decreasing HIV/Hepatitis C transmission. Needle exchange is the process of providing clean needles in exchange for…

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  • Drug Abuse Essay

    being scarce, many resort to sharing needles in order to get high causing a spread in viral diseases and causing the government to spend countless amounts of money for their treatment. To circumvent the issue, the United States…

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  • Cryptocurrency Analysis

    Background Introduction Cryptocurrencies are a digital form of exchange that use encryption to secure the processes involved in conducting transactions. They are a subset of digital currencies having no physical representation. Unlike other forms of currency that are backed by a central bank, cryptocurrencies operate as a a completely decentralized system meaning there is no governing body verifying transactions. Cryptocurrencies consist of more than just Bitcoin. It 's structure is followed by…

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  • Fine Needle Aspiration

    Utility of Fine Needle Aspiration in Diagnosing Breast lesions among Sudanese Females. A Cyto - Histological correlation. Aghapy E. Siddig, Emmanuel E. Siddig, Ali Edreis, Ahmed H. Fahal. Introduction: Dramatically, Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women worldwide, and is ranked second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths (Jemal et al., 2009). Although, the incidence of breast cancer in Sub-Saharan African counties is low compared that in developed…

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