Over the course of the semester, I have been extremely interested in, and wrote about the issue of health. I feel that health is a problem in our society and is extremely important to be aware of. I have written about many topics under this issue, such as cancer, the effects of caffeine on unborn children, and new medical treatments. There are many reasons to explain why I chose health as my focus, one being because I feel it is important to make people aware of what is going on in the world, what is changing, and what can help them. Another was because over the past five years, several... [+] Read more
When people think of Lance Armstrong they think of a person who used drug enhancements to win cycling races. However, he has done so much more; he founded the Livestrong foundation, a foundation dedicated to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and the cancer community. They hold events in order to raise money for cancer but also to make cancer patients feel more secure with themselves.
I feel that this is really benefitting to the world because it not only helps find a cure but it does what many foundations don’t; it makes people suffering feel good, and allows them to be... [+] Read more
An article posted on CTV news by Relaxnews on February 20th, 2013 states that a Swedish study has found that longer pregnancies and low birth weights may be caused by the rates of caffeine being consumed. This topic relates to a journal published in June 2010, which follows the academic discipline of psychology. This is a discipline that involves studying the mental functions and behaviors. It aims to understand groups and individuals. The journal states that intrauterine exposure to caffeine... [+] Read more