On October 26th, the Trump administration has declared the opioid crisis to be a national public health emergency under the federal Public Health Service Act in order to combat the “worldwide problem” with deep-reaching negative effects of drug abuse. In a speech delivered, he decries how the United States has lost “at least 64 000 Americans to overdoses, that’s 175 lost american lives per day, that’s 7 lost lives per hour” in 2016. Drug overdose is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States, and he highlights how “more people are dying from drug overdoses today than from... [+] Read more
Genetically modified crops (GMCs) have become widely used in agriculture over the last 10 years, constituting over 10% of the world’s harvest on arable land (ISAAA). By modifying the DNA of a plant through the introduction of a non-naturally occurring trait in the species, benefits such as higher crop yield and herbicide, pest, disease, and drought resistance can be found in the new product ("Genetically modified crops"). Despite scientific consensus affirming that GMCs do not pose a greater health risk than conventional food (Nicolia et al. 1), a lack of long-term studies and regulations on... [+] Read more
So I ended up with a very small book, with the dimensions of around 3x5 inches and weighed approximately 1 pound, by Culpepper published in 1751 titled, “Complete and Experienced Midwife.” This book was probably used by lower-classed midwifes during the 18th century as a guide to child bearing and proper remedies for the diseases. At first glance of the book, the cover is made from leather and is probably the original cover, since the cover seems to used and scuffed with marks. Once you open the book you see that the font is really small but is very legible and it is written in English, the... [+] Read more
A subject on the rise in the last few years and the cause of many debates is the question of whether or not meat is good for you. Reader's Digest's expert Chris Woolston wrote an article on the matter and gathered some factual information from different reports and studies in order to bring some clarity on the topic. In his paper, he shared some results of a study done by Harvard researchers who tracked more than 121 000 adults in the United States during 28 years or so and found out that those who ate at least three ounces of red meat everyday had around 13 percent more chances of...[+] Read more
Hi, as a former student I might not have any relevance in the context of this website anymore. However if any teachers are interested
I stumbled upon this interesting project. Since it's a newsactivism class I believe that this setup is more user friendly, simple to apply and
most importantly interesting to read.
Hope you can make something out of this,
More evidence that omega-3 could be helpful against neurodegeneration
I was interested in this article because I already read about omega-3 and their effect on the emotions, but never on its effect on intellectual capacities.
This research looked at the benefits of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on health and the brain. They found that those benefits depend on the age group. For example, omega-3 has a positive effect on pre-natal neurodevelopment, but it might diminish over time, when the child gets older. There’s no evidence that omega-3 can contribute to an improvement of cognitive... [+] Read more
I was interested by this article because it shows a concrete link between the consumption of fruit and vegetables and the mental well-being.
``A woman’s diet affects her brain function because nutrients consumed directly affect the body’s ability to synthesize neurotransmitters, influencing energy levels, moods and thought processes.`` Juicing is a fun and easy way to add fruits and vegetables to our diet, especially for people who don’t like it. A diet made of a lot of processed foods increases the risk of depression and anxiety. This phenomenon also works in the inverse way: people... [+] Read more
I chose this article because I am interested in nutrition and mental health and I wanted to know how they were related.
Food plays a large role in development, management and prevention of some mental health problems like depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit, hyperactivity and Alzheimer. According to the Mental Health Foundation (from Scotland): ``Nearly two thirds of those who do not report daily mental health problems eat fresh fruit or fruit juice every day, compared with less than half of those who do report daily mental health problems.`` This evidence shows that eating fruits... [+] Read more
Because I am an athlete who is very active and constantly concerned about the shape of my body, my idea is a pill that eliminates all amount of bad calories. To be more specific, one pill would eliminate all substances of fat, carbohydrates, cholesterol, sodium and sugar. My goal is to help those who, like myself have huge cravings of non-healthy food. It is only useful if you take it after you have eaten because it reacts immediately on what you eat before your body starts digesting it.
However, there are many advantages in taking this pill: there are no adverse or ill side effects, there... [+] Read more