Health

What is Behind the Water?

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An important article was written by Zamira Rahim, “Up to 60 million in Pakistan at risk of arsenic in water supply, study says”, published in the CNN on the 24 of August in 2017, is showing a reality that we may not want to see but that we have to face: they need help.

 

Pollutants key to climate fix

Scientists have recorded that the global temperature has been rising constantly since the industrial revolution. Though some speculate it to be a pattern that goes around every 100 thousand years, it is still becoming a huge problem as our technology advances.According to Jeff Tollefson's article, reducing the methane and black carbon emmisions could immensely decrease the projected warming by 2050.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

There are many smokers in the world. In 2007, WHO said that 1.1 billion people are smoking in the world, accounting for 1/3 of the world's population over the fifteen years. In particular, there are many smokers in developing countries. That number is 800 million. 700 million of them are men. 200 million men and 100 million women are smoking cigarettes in developed countries. In Japan, 20 million men and 7 million women are smoking. I want cigarette to disappear from the world. It is because smoking is not good for 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.