Thursday, October 29, 2015

What Causes Acne

What is acne? Acne appears when a pore in our skin clogs. This clog begins with dead skin cells. Dead skin cells rise to surface of the pore, and the body sheds the cells. When the body starts to make lots of oil to keep the skin from drying out, the dead skin cells can stick together inside the pore. Instead of rising to the surface, the cells become trapped inside the pore. Sometimes bacteria that live on our skin, also get inside the clogged pore. With loads of bacteria inside, the pore becomes inflamed. If the inflammation goes deep into the skin, an acne cyst or nodule appears.

How do you think acne should be treated?

Do you know effective ways to prevent acne?

Do you think stress is part of the reason for acne?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Poor Sleep May Spur College Weight Gain

We spent a few weeks in health class learning about sleep and how it plays a bigger part in our life that we give it credit for. We learned that it can affect our emotions, our academic performance and how we go on with our daily life's. This article shows how studies affect the lives of college students because they are showing how they are gaining weight due to the fact of lack of sleep. While both the amount of sleep and the lateness of bedtime may have played a role, the researchers in the Brown study identified a new sleep factor for predicting weight gain. The studies show that they are averaging about 7.25 hours of sleep when they should be getting 9.25. 

 What are some ways that we can get more sleep? 
Why are colleges the places that people are getting less sleep? 
How does lack of sleep affect you? 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Can a virtual reality maze predict Alzheimer's?

 Nearly 44 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, or related dementia. Can you imagine if a virtual reality test could predict Alzheimer's before the disease even starts? A study reported in Science journal suggests that this may indeed be possible. As someone whose grandfather suffers from Alzheimer's disease, I can say that the possibility of predicting such a disease and being able to prevent it would be a very big deal. How do you think this could affect our understanding and treatments of Alzheimer's and dementia? Article

Thursday, October 22, 2015

How exercise can relief your stress

 Article Any form of Exercise can relief your stress. It increases your overall health and well being. When you exercise it pumps up your endorphins. The endorphins are the production the brain's feel-good neurotransmitters. Also during your exercise you're so focus on what your doing that your brain forgets on what has happened through out the day. Not only can exercise relief your stress, but it can also improve your mood. Regular exercise increases your self confidence, makes you feel more relaxed and improves your sleep. All of these exercise benefits decrease you stress level.
Do you think exercising will help you? Do you have any other alternatives to relief stress? Can no exercise be the reason people are stressed?                                                                                          

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Notice People Around You

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We all have watched the documentary in Health class and that it was about a high school that have been through some horrible events such as there were 4 students that killed themselves. And on of the teachers was close to one of those students and he said that he talked to the student the night he killed himself and then two hours later the teacher gets a phone call saying that the student hung himself in his mother's bathroom. Scientist have figured out a way to drop the suicidal rates by 90% which is to physically restrict access to suicidal hotspots. I feel there has to be some other higher strategy to lower the rates than just physically restricting access to suicidal hotspots because maybe that person just needed to be asked if they were okay. Some people just want to know if anyone cares anymore.

Do you think that this is an effective strategy?
What would you do if you had a friend who was going through depression?
What other strategies can you think oh to help these people?

Friday, October 9, 2015

Why Am I in Such a Bad Mood?

Recently, I've been noticing more and more often that I become irritable for no reason, and whenever anything happens I think about it negatively. I have also had more severe mood swings compared to how I was a few years ago. This article states that there are multiple reasons for teenagers being grumpy, such as constant change, discovering identity, and hormones. This irritability can be a sign of depression or other mental illnesses that we learned about in Health class. Do you experience this kind of irritability commonly? If so, what methods do you have of dealing with it?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

How the Internet Can Affect Your Brain

When you want to find out the weather, the definition of a word, or maybe your
homework assignment due next period, where do you look? I'm guessing most people would agree that their first thought is, "I'll check my phone." My generation is lucky to be able to find out almost anything they want with a few taps of their fingertips, and we definitely take advantage of it. Not that it's a bad thing, but we should probably consider the consequences. A study conducted by Harvard scientists in 2011 showed that a college student is less likely to remember information if they know they can easily look it up later. This shows that instead of relying on our brains to store long-term information, we can sometimes subconsciously leave it to Google.
 Do you believe the Internet affects how we think?

If so, what could we do to cut off this dependence on our phones/ the internet?

Be Careful About Caffeine

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It's always good to take in to account that caffeine is counted as a drug and there is always a big risk to taking drugs. So everyone who drinks large amounts of caffeine should be more careful and should learn about the risks of a high intake of caffeine. It will effect every person differently; depending on weight, size, other drugs being taken, how often you have caffeine, and the quantity that is taken.

  • Do you think caffeine should be taken out of popular energy drinks?
  • Do you think more people should be educated to consume less caffeine?
  • What are your views on the industrial revolution?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ways to deal with anxiety or stress

Since the school year has just started up stress levels are increasing, I know mine have! Doing the mediation in class has definitely shown me a way to cope with stress in general. Anxiety is an overload that your body can't handle anymore when you've had too much. There are many signs such as sweating, shaking all over your body, shortness of breath and much more. You don't have to be born with anxiety to  develop it. Anyone can have a variation of anxiety. In fact 80% of people say they deal with anxiety through stress on a daily basis. Most people have a hard time either calming down to a normal state or some don't seek the help that they really need. Here are some ways you can cope with it on your own. 

Do you think being able to do calming excercises and meditations can help ease your mind and reduce stress?

How would you recommend someone deal with overwhelming stress and anxiety?

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Decline of ‘Big Soda’
In health class, we’ve learned about making wise choices in what foods we should eat and avoid. In the past decade, there has been a strong push for healthier eating which has led people to reconsider how much soda they’re drinking. In the New York Times article, it said that the United States has limited its overall consumption of full calorie sodas by 25% and the overall consumption of all sodas have fallen sharply recently. As health and wellness is a popular growing trend, there are obesity concerns that have reduced demand for soda products, decreased soda consumption, and an increase of bottled water purchases. According to an industry projection, bottled water is now on track to be the largest beverage category in two years instead of soda. I think that this is very important and shows how people are starting to become more conscious of what they are putting in there body. I believe that if we continue to limit the amount of soda that we ingest we can cut down on obesity fairly drastically.

  • Do you think that you and your family have cut back on soda consumption?
  • How have you seen your community try to limit the amount of soda they consume?