Diseases and Disorders

Asperger's Syndrome and How to Make Contact

            In this day and age, when the knowledge about intellectual differences is more and more known, people are aware that a person can be different. There are many possible diagnostics and, sometimes, it is difficult to understand them well. Each diagnostic has special needs and it is important, as a Special Educator, but also as a society to know some of them. Asperger's Syndrome is one of the multiple diagnostics that Special Educator work with. The following text will briefly explain what it is and how to make contact with a person who has Asperger's Syndrome.

Biological Warfare in Syria: The Silent Weapon


Biological Warfare in Syria: The Silent Weapon


High school student improves

Olivia hallisey, a Junior High School student,, she soon became interested in the research of Ebola outbreak after seeing how quickly it grew. She looked into various tools and found there were few, those were difficult to use and expensive. The ELISA kit proved to be the most reliable, however its dependency on cold temperature made it slow and inefficient, by the time one person would be diagnosed they’d have already infected several others,spreading exponentially faster than it could be diagnosed.

Clothing for Women to Wear? Or for Men to Look?

The Italian luxury fashion brand Versace made an ad campaign back in spring 2016 showing men and women dressed in the season’s new clothing products and accessories. On this picture, there are three women in the front and a man in the back. Their clothing style is very different: the women are wearing clothes that is very showy, while the man is dressed in full black suit.

Equality for animals not women

As an organization that advocates for equal rights between humans and animals, one would think that PETA would portray women to be equal to men. Instead, many of their ads show women depicted as sexual objects or seem to encourage violence toward them. The advertisement above, diffused in 2010, shows a scantily clad celebrity, Pamela Anderson. This advertisement compares Anderson to an animal by covering her body in paint markings that mimic a butcher’s diagram and with the caption that reads “All animals have the same parts”.

Marketing Lies: Right or Wrong ?

Marketing is a great way of promoting and influencing trends, products and convincing buyers to buy. A specific issue can raise concern on how more and more campaigns are miss leading because of the use of  “white lies” to increase consumer spending. Some famous companies such as Fit Tea, Protein world and many more,  encourage weight loss and promote their products as perfects tools to achieve this goal. Many marketing methods of persuasion used can be easily manipulated to trick the consumer.

Forever a Child: the Ethical Dilemma of the Ashley Treatment in Severely Disabled Children

In October 2006, Daniel F. Gunther and Douglas S. Diekema published a medical case report of a “6-year-7-month-old white female” (Gunther 1014) patient named Ashley that outlined her physiological condition and the program used to treat her, now known as the Ashley Treatment. The case report diagnosed Ashley with “static encephalopathy” (Gunther 1014), characterized by her developmental delay and inability to speak, walk, crawl, or even sit up at the age of 6.

Are GMCs Beneficial to A Society? Tackling the Dilemma from a Utilitarian Perspective

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.