Health

Exercise keep the brain healthy

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In summary, the text says that there are a lot of benefits that exercise has on our brain. With many researches, they found that exercises have an impact on the memory, the cardiovascular fitness, and on the cognition (ability of acquiring knowledge). It also says that sports with teams were more popular; people choose team sports instead of free gym membership and home-based programs. The text explains that there is still a lot to find about the connection between the exercise and the brain.

Plate Up for the Planet

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Plate Up for the Planet

According to The Vegan Society, veganism is “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”. Veganism is an easy way to live a healthier lifestyle, help the environment, all while saving the lives of  many innocent animals.

Health impact of veganism



Legalization of Marijuana

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This article outlines the health risks and dangers associated with the use of marijuana. The experts say that chronic smokers under the ages of 25 are the demographic that are most at risk of being impacted negatively by the health hazards posed by marijuana.  Experts stress the importance of keeping the public informed about the dangers of smoking marijuana as the potential legalization is in the immediate future.  Some of the main issues with legalizing marijuana are said to be that pot efficiency with regards to treating chronic pain are lacking.

Physical activity as a solution for anxiety?

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In our class of sustainable happiness, Anne-Marie and I proposed a project to our school. This project consists of finding a problematic in our school that involves people who are surrounded by stress situations. After many consultations, teachers and students agreed that we do our project before the evaluation week, known as the end of the semester. This period is mainly characterized by anxiety. Studies reveal that while the end of the semester is approaching, students declared that they have a rise of stress.

The State of Healthcare in the United-States Today

In a study published in the Journal of Association of American Medical Colleges nearly eight years ago, there was an intricate investigation into the healthcare system of the United-States and its efficiency. The purpose of the research was to get a medical student’s perspective on the healthcare system and their opinion on whether we should expand coverage and spending on programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

Temperature vs. sleep

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Carla Schaffer wrote an article in which she talks about disturbed sleep: Climbing Temperatures Are Keeping People Awake at Night. According to the research published in the 26 May issue of Science Advances, our sleep may be disturbed when the night temperatures are unusually high.

New drug ; Fentanyl

https://www.aaas.org/news/heroin-and-illicit-fentanyl-drive-death-rates-pose-challenges

Fentanyl, a new drug coming from China that is becoming a huge health threath.

Summary/reaction to "Surroundings and Evolution Shape Human Sight, Smell and Taste"

Our senses are undeniably of the utmost importance in our lives, since they allow us to connect not only with our environment, but also with each other. It is well-known that over centuries, human’s sight has evolved as we started living in a less primitive state. In fact, according to researchers of the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, all three of our sight, smell and taste change depending on the environment we’re in. It was said that although sight problems are genetic, things like artificial lights and “near-work task” affect noticeably our visual acuity.

Heroin and Illicit Fentanyl Drive Death Rates Up, Pose Challenges

Recently, I read an article about the increase of the death rate caused by opioids in the United States. Experts consider this phenomenon as a crisis that is mostly due to the use of heroin and fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic drug mostly made in China that is 30 to 40 times more powerful than heroin. This drug is not meant for human consumption but for pain reliever on big animals and this is why it causes so many death.