The Effect of Placebo

The effect of placebo on pain is a relatively new area of study bolstered by findings stating that placebo does reduce pain. By creating an expectation that pain will be relieved, placebo is thought to stimulate the production of endorphins. This is known as placebo analgesia. The study by Wager et al. aims to further support this finding by determining the effects of placebo on parts of the brain which deal with the psychologic (pain modulation) and sensory (pain transmission) aspects of pain, these being the prefrontal cortex and the pain matrix respectively. Wager’s et al. study was conduc ...

Hate Crime

Introduction Hate crime is one of the worst forms of crime in the world with the United States topping the list. It spans back to the era when the United States fought the civil war and experienced discrimination thereafter meted towards the minority races up until the mid twentieth century and the rise of the civil rights movement. Factions still exist within the country, which have the same feelings as previous generations. These go on in extreme situations to commit these so called hate crimes. Such an individual has certain characteristics that distinguish them from other criminals (Perry, ...

Democracies and Dictatorships

Political life of modern society is complex, contradictory, and diverse. It has a huge number of participants (subjects of policies), one of the most prominent places among which belongs to political parties. Today it is hard to imagine the State without political parties. In most states of modern world there are at least two parties. Other states have multi-party systems. Existence of political parties is one of the great achievements of civilization required for normal political institution. The party is the most political of all public institutions. Its purpose is to gain and maintain powe ...

Ocean Power Technologies

The renewable energy industry has registered significant gains owing to the continuous calls to shift from non-renewable sources of energy. In 2011, total investments in the industry stood at approximately 257 million US dollars. This was a significant improvement since in the previous year the investments in the industry were 211 million US dollars. Brazil, the United States, China, Italy and Germany were the leading five countries in investing in the industry. Despite heavy investments in the industry, several barriers undermine its speedy progress. Most of the barriers are in most cases non ...

Implementation and Evaluation Plan

The purpose of this research paper is to formulate a proposed solution, implementation as well as an evaluation plan. A proposed solution refers to possible resolutions which are used in resolving certain possible plights. The proposed solution under consideration expounds on the resolution needed to cut down the plight experienced in health institutions altogether. The main objective of any proposed solution lies with its ability to reflect on illustrations which when utilized can be significant in bringing about positive outcomes altogether. In health institutions, the issue of financial r ...

Special Education

One of the current issues in special education is inclusion. Inclusion relates to social as well as educational values in special education. It focuses on educating each child despite of the child’s state. It involves bringing the education services to the child rather than the child would be going to search for the facilities. It also focuses on the personality of an individual. When addressing inclusion, our main focus is on whether we value our children equally. School authority’s main aim is to address the issue of inclusion mainly for children with special needs. IDEA (Individuals with D ...

Haem and Ferritin in Iron Metabolism

Most adults have four to five grams of iron stored in the body. Of this, around 2.5 grams are localized within the red blood cells, namely haemoglobin to carry oxygen and to support the acid-base balance. Most of the rest lies bounded to ferritin in the rest o the human cells, mainly in the liver, the spleen and the bone marrow. Some minor percentage of human iron is distributed among enzymes and myoglobin. A small amount of iron circulates in the blood bounded to transferrin. Organs involved in haem synthesis are par excellence the bone marrow and the liver, and the hepar also serves a physi ...

Store Audit

Company Profile Walgreens Company is the number one drugstore chain operating in the United States of America. It operates over five thousand self-supporting stores in all fifty states. Its headquarters are situated in Deerfield, Illinois. The company deals with stocking of prescription drugs, cosmetics, groceries, and over the counter medications as well as general merchandise. These stores acts as a one-stop shopping destination for a wide array of customers willing to purchase different kinds of drugs. Bacon (2004) states that the company operates a number of online stores, which increases ...

The First Council of Nicaea

A great deal of things occurred after the crucifixion of Jesus and before the first Council of Nicaea in antiquity that helped to define Christianity and the Christian conception of God. These other philosophies include Gnosticism, Adoptionism, Marchionism, Montanism, and several other permutations in terms of theology. Declaring these other philosophies to be heresy was something that the first Council of Nicaea accomplished and that was an action that was part of the purpose of the first Council of Nicaea, which was otherwise known as the First Ecumenical Council. The First Ecumenical Counci ...

The Mountain Zebra

The development that is characteristic of the modern world has come with its share of problems against nature. One of these problems is the numerous numbers of endangered species. Various materials have been written to cover the endangered species. However, there is very little material covering the mountain zebra in depth. This paper focuses on the mountain zebra entirely. All the resource and habitat needs of the zebra are outlined as well as the competitors for the same needs as the zebra. Also outlined are the steps that are been undertaken to preserver this endangered species (Barr, 1997) ...