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Dangers of Trans Fats

Dr Decker's Spring 2016 BIO 109 Human Biology
                                                                                      Dangers of Trans Fats               I chose to summarize an article about trans fats. I was shocked after learning about how dangerous trans fats are throughout our studies. This article goes over a lot of what we...

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Exploring the Link Between Alzheimer's and Sleep Apnea

Dr Decker's Spring 2016 BIO 109 Human Biology Alzheimer’s Research in America is in a state of crisis. Looking forward over the course of the next 4 decades, it is projected that this terrible disease that afflicts the minds of so...

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Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

Dr Decker's Spring 2016 BIO 109 Human Biology   Science has become a major part of our everyday lives. It has been a major factor in explaining events of the past, setbacks in our present and problems for our future. We were never taught that science is perfect or that...

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How the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Death Ripples Across America

Dr Decker's Spring 2016 BIO 109 Human Biology
Marianne Jenkins May 4, 2016 Dr. Decker Human Biology   Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal drug that does not discriminate upon race or socioeconomic status and can change someone's life in an instant. Heroin use can lead to a downward spiral of addiction or even death, and no one is immune to...
Marianne Jenkins

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Final Summary: School Lunch Programs

Dr Decker's Spring 2016 BIO 109 Human Biology  Kathleen Sweeney Final Article May 2, 2016 I chose to do an article discussing school lunch and breakfast programs. I think this topic is very important...

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Judy / Patients in Pain, and a Doctor Who Must Limit Drugs

Dr Decker's Spring 2016 BIO 109 Human Biology
Limits by Doctors for Patients in Pain      How much is too much and what limits are necessary for patients in chronic pain around the world? The numbers are rising of people that are becoming dependent on prescription opioids and doctors are feeling like it is necessary to put limit on...
judy Tienken

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Inequalities from the Panama Papers

Champlain College, 2016: NewsActivist (Contemporary Issues Complementary Course)
Lately, I have been working on different inequalities in our world. In fact, disparities are present in all countries and in all social classes. Because, as for me, this subject is important, I decided to volunteer into one of the most important inequalities-fighting organization: Oxfam. I will...

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Nuclear Power Story and Analysis

Nuclear Power Debate (212GED)
I am Tagbo Obiora and a former resident of Pripyat in Ukraine, I would tell you a short story, then voicing out my opinion prior to the Group debate about the development of Nuclear power stations in Hartlepool, and whether we should really consider nuclear energy as an option for our energy needs...

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The change maker: Marguerite Barankitse

Champlain College, 2016: NewsActivist (Contemporary Issues Complementary Course)
  The change maker: Editorial Marguerite Barankitse born in 1957 in Burundi, more specifically, in the Province of Ruyigi; in the east side of the country. She is recognized as the national mother and Burundians call her Maggy. In Burundi there are three ethnic tribes of Hutus, Tutsis and Twas.[1...

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Ban Ki-moon: A Strategy of Inclusion to Counter Violent Extremism

Champlain College, 2016: NewsActivist (Contemporary Issues Complementary Course)
The threat of the Islamic State group (IS) is extremely worrisome as its actions and ideologies are in direct violation to the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Men, women and children worldwide are victims of violent extremism. According to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of...

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Burundians lives matter

Champlain College, 2016: NewsActivist (Contemporary Issues Complementary Course)
Name: Gretta-Olivia Ineza                                               Burundians lives matter   During the semester, the majority of my posts on new activism were about the accurate situation in Burundi, my native country, which is located in East Africa.

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Should Added Sugar Be on the Nutrition Facts Labels?

Dr Decker's Spring 2016 BIO 109 Human Biology
A majority of people consume more sugar than they are consciously aware of. The reality is, most food and beverage products contain added sugar, and generous amounts of it. This widespread availability of sugar can make it difficult to avoid. The effects that sugar has on the human body is quite alarming. Problems and diseases attributed to excess sugar intake include obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and much more.

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Cancer Risk Falls with Higher Levels of Vitamin D

Dr Decker's Spring 2016 BIO 109 Human Biology
This article really caught my attention because this is something so simple that we can use to lower our risks of getting cancer. I have lost many of my own family memebers to cancer so this article caught my eye immediately. We obviously know that there is many lifestyle adaptations to the prevention, but i think we need to take every chance we can to beat cancer. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium and phosphurus for our body to maintain strong teeth and bones. It's amazing how our body reacts to low levels.
Roya Vahedi

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Water Privatization Is a Bad Idea

Dr Decker's Spring 2016 BIO 109 Human Biology
I still remember reading about privatization in my human biology class and becoming really upset with the fact that I hadn’t ever heard about this and the fact that corporations are trying to make a profit off of one of our most valuable life forces. I decided to do more research on this and came across this article Water Privatization Is a Bad Idea. If you have never heard about water privatization I would like to give you a little explanation first. We all know there are many countries and cities across the world that are suffering economically and need help.

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Oxfam, for an Equal World!

Champlain College, 2016: NewsActivist (Contemporary Issues Complementary Course)
    There is so much problems on the planet that could be overcomed by stronger wills of inhabitants. Most problems that we face nowadays are caused by men “cleverness” that sometimes can be very destructive. The planet is starting to age, because of her tiredness of men’s fights. Citizens, children, women, men, foreigners are tagged, but  now it is time to stop putting names on what we see and start being one whole that support each other. Oxfam

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Abstract on gender equality essay

Champlain College, 2016: NewsActivist (Contemporary Issues Complementary Course)
In my latest project, I studied what are the problems in our everyday lives that keep us from going forward in the gender equality matter. I looked at impartial articles on gender studies, men's studies and sociology to find the general causes of gender inequality in our social environment and found out that the major factors in that issue were that women are expected to work a double shift of work when they get home because of gender role. Also gender generalization in our society prevents us from being equal with everybody who doesn't fit the mold our society puts them into.
Adam J. Lavoie

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HIV and AIDS in the United States of America (USA)

Dr Decker's Spring 2016 BIO 109 Human Biology   HIV and AIDS  

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Crohn’s disease; An Invisible illness

Champlain College, 2016: NewsActivist (Contemporary Issues Complementary Course)
Many diseases have symptoms that are visible to the eye like cancer, Parkinson or muscular dystrophy. The people who are affected by these diseases tend to be noticed by the population and attract unwanted stares. Although these people can fell like they are being pitied or looked at as if they were from another planet, having a visible disease has its advantages or may I say, having an invisible disease has its disadvantages.

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When the issue is bigger!

Champlain College, 2016: NewsActivist (Contemporary Issues Complementary Course)
Education has been my main subject on News Activist. I wrote about the issues concerning women, students and teachers in the educational environment. In this last post, I will introduce you to the inequalities of the women’s post-education and, then, I will introduce you to an event I have went to called “Marche Monde” organized by Oxfam Québec.

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As a Team Canada fan and an athletic girl myself, the Olympics are very important to me and Pierre de Coubertin’s Maxine, ‘’the important is to participate’’, inspires me a lot. Unfortunately, nowadays, it seems like the Olympic spirit has now become more about politics and economic decisions… Brazilians are known to be optimistic no matter what. However, after seeing the way their government handled the ‘’Olympic responsibility’’, hope is now turning into anger.

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