Health

Fentanyl abstract

Fentanyl is highly popular and Canada’s deadliest drug. For opioid user who first encounter it as a drug to reduce their pain. Friesan study of 1026 reported that Fentanyl is highly avaible because of doctor who prescribe it and user sell it on the black market. It is also mass produced in China where there is no law that regulate it.  Fentanyl is highly lethal because of its potency and can led to respiratory failures according to Nelson. Furthermore, fentanyl is highly destructive for the community because it is sold as less potent drugs which lead to overdoses according to Popova.

Life and Death; What We Can Learn by the Behavior of Cells

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When one thinks of a natural death, they typically consider a peaceful passing from this world, probably occurring during sleep.  In many ways, it seems the ideal way to die; simply fall asleep and never awaken.  This article takes into consideration that a natural death may simply be one that occurs without life-saving, or life preserving technology.  The author notes how people consider technology to be miraculous when it saves one’s life, but when it results in death, people are quick to classify it as unnatural.  In looking at the behavior of a cell, the author notes that there are thre

New Male Birth Contraceptives

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New Male Birth Contraceptives

 

Raising Awareness to stop Stigma Against Mental Health Issues

Throughout the whole semester my focus of my work has been surrounding the different aspects of mental health. In order to find new and creative ways to show the truth of mental health issues, I have found 2 sources of current events that have occurred within the last month. In addition, I have decided to challenge myself in creating a blog that discusses the issue of mental illnesses, featured on the site are; TedTalks, places to visit within Canada for help, photography, and much more. I created this blog to illustrate the stigma against mental health problems.

Genetic Privacy

"Data sharing is key to the success of medical research, and participants in medical research are often those most eager to see their donation of data put to use.

A whole new study of cancer

About cancer, everyone knows that this disease is about mutant cells and its spread through all body. However, there is an old research believes that there is another source can lead to cancer. It was called the epigenetic alteration. The study showed that "epigenetic changes – which don’t change the DNA sequence but how it is ‘read'." This issue does not change or mutate any gene in the DNA sequence, but it acts like a switch off to inactivate any particular gene; the gene is turned off  can affect to the function of other companies.

Anti-biotics and PTSD

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           In this article, researchers are learning that the antibiotic Doxycycline may be a new and helpful treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a term for a broad range of psychological symptoms that can develop after someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event.

People of European and African Descent Share Similar Genetic Predisposition Towards Schizohrenia

Schizophrenia can be a tricky illness to define; not all symptoms are common from individual to individual, and even symptoms like hallucinations and delusions are not universal symptoms. The one correlation that can be found is the presence of Thought Disorder: the loss of logical thought processes that either allow the affected individual to make sense of their own thoughts, or keep their thoughts in a logical pattern and reason away ideas we could easily deem absurd.

Gut Health & Mental Health

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If I had to pick a theme for my life over the past year, it would be learning to listen to my gut. The article “Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut” (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-health-may-depend-on-creatures-in-the-gut/) has helped me understand that what we refer to as the gut is more than just a vague sensation of feeling. It is made up of microbes that play a role in both physical and mental health.

Genetic Variant Connected with Obesity

It is well known that there is a current problem with obesity rates in America. It is also common to see a family where many of the members are overweight or obese. While an individual’s diet and activity level plays an important role in a person’s weight, a recent study has found that there may be a genetic factor involved.  Published in the journal Obesity, researchers found an association between obesity in African Americans and West Africans, and a genetic difference in the semaphorin-4D gene (SEMA4D).