Health

Anti-biotics and PTSD

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           In this article, researchers are learning that the antibiotic Doxycycline may be a new and helpful treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a term for a broad range of psychological symptoms that can develop after someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event.

People of European and African Descent Share Similar Genetic Predisposition Towards Schizohrenia

Schizophrenia can be a tricky illness to define; not all symptoms are common from individual to individual, and even symptoms like hallucinations and delusions are not universal symptoms. The one correlation that can be found is the presence of Thought Disorder: the loss of logical thought processes that either allow the affected individual to make sense of their own thoughts, or keep their thoughts in a logical pattern and reason away ideas we could easily deem absurd.

Gut Health & Mental Health

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If I had to pick a theme for my life over the past year, it would be learning to listen to my gut. The article “Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut” (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-health-may-depend-on-creatures-in-the-gut/) has helped me understand that what we refer to as the gut is more than just a vague sensation of feeling. It is made up of microbes that play a role in both physical and mental health.

Genetic Variant Connected with Obesity

It is well known that there is a current problem with obesity rates in America. It is also common to see a family where many of the members are overweight or obese. While an individual’s diet and activity level plays an important role in a person’s weight, a recent study has found that there may be a genetic factor involved.  Published in the journal Obesity, researchers found an association between obesity in African Americans and West Africans, and a genetic difference in the semaphorin-4D gene (SEMA4D).

The pro-pot problem: the issue of positive representations of Cannabis in Media

 In episode 285 of the Simpsons, “Weekend at Burnsie’s”, Homer Simpson is introduced to medicinal marijuana, which helps induce a state of calm and euphoria for him, but also results in him cutting his face shaving, forgetting that he owns a kitchen, and accidentally signing a petition criminalizing his newfound medicine.

Commodifying Addiction: An ethical Analysis of National Geographic's popular T.V. Show Drugs, Inc.’s Season 3

Drugs, Inc. is a popular television documentary series from the National Geographic Channel. The show explores the different facets of drug use, from its production to its usage. The show started airing in 2010 and has a total of 7 seasons with 71 episodes total with more on the way as the show is still in production. The show originally only focused on a particular drug for each episode in seasons 1 and 2 but started to focus on specific regions for each episode from season 3 in an effort to widen the topics that could be discussed per episode.

Sex May Sell Products but Body Shaming Loses Consumers

Nowadays, ad agencies understand that sex sells; the problem with the concept of “sex sells” is that they are so concentrated on selling the product or service the ad may be causing body dissatisfaction to their audience. Many advertisements use body image to attract consumer, but in the end many ads have completely failed due to the agency not realizing that the message they are portraying seems more like body shaming.

Sex May Sell Products but Body Shaming Loses Consumers

Nowadays, ad agencies understand that sex sells; the problem with the concept of “sex sells” is that they are so concentrated on selling the product or service the ad may be causing body dissatisfaction to their audience. Many advertisements use body image to attract consumer, but in the end many ads have completely failed due to the agency not realizing that the message they are portraying seems more like body shaming.

Sex May Sell Products but Body Shaming Loses Consumers

Nowadays, ad agencies understand that sex sells; the problem with the concept of “sex sells” is that they are so concentrated on selling the product or service the ad may be causing body dissatisfaction to their audience. Many advertisements use body image to attract consumer, but in the end many ads have completely failed due to the agency not realizing that the message they are portraying seems more like body shaming.

Adam22, Lil Pump, and the Depiction of Xanax Culture on YouTube

Adam Grandmaison (aka Adam22), the founder of a hugely successful BMX website has, in the recent past, become somewhat of an influential figure in the underground rap scene. He has risen to relative fame, gathering over 500 000 subscribers, through his podcast that is hosted on his YouTube channel No Jumper. As his influence has grown he has come into contact with more and more rappers and people that are a part of the scene. This has been capped off by the fact that he was able to put together and go on a rap tour entitled “The No Jumper Tour”.