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39,000 Kids About To Be Taught They (Probably) Won’t Get HIV If They’ve Had A Good Night’s Sleep

39,000 Kids About To Be Taught They (Probably) Won’t Get HIV If They’ve Had A Good Night’s Sleep | Abbey's Yr 9 Journal Term4 | Scoop.it
A California school district is teaching 39,000 students that a good night’s sleep can prevent them from contracting sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV.
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This article is saying there's a school at California, they teach students about sexual health with wrong information. They say hanging out in large groups, or sleep well or self respect can avoid STIs. But we all know that is not true. The right thing to do to avoid STIs is to have safe sex, wear condoms or use protective method.

 

I think this article is quite relevant. Because it relates to us. School education is very important. We learn most of things from school. School has to teach the students right things otherwise it will impact student's future. 

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Poor Sleep Increases Heart Attack Risk In Women - The Inquisitr

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Times of India Poor Sleep Increases Heart Attack Risk In Women The Inquisitr Women who get less than six hours of sleep a night are more likely to have a heart attack than women who sleep longer, according to a new study.


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This article is saying poor sleep can affect people's hearts, especially in women.  Aric Prather, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California said poor sleep can increase the level of inflammation. She set up a 5 year study on this. It reported that women with poor sleep showed 2.5 times the inflammation levels of men with poor sleep. 

 

This article is interesting. Because before I read this article I didn't know sleeping is linked to heart diseases. Now after I read this article, I am more aware how lack of sleep can cause damage to our bodies. And it reminds me to sleep well at night. Because often I don't get enough sleep for playing too much game at night.

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Blocking Sugar Intake can Reduce Cancer Risk and Progression (sugar-free for long life")

Blocking Sugar Intake can Reduce Cancer Risk and Progression (sugar-free for long life") | Abbey's Yr 9 Journal Term4 | Scoop.it
Sugar fuels cancer. A new study has indicated that blocking dietary sugar can reduce tumor development risk and progression of cancer cells.

For the study, Dr. Cagan and his team engineered fruit flies to express Ras and Src, two important oncogenes, resulting in the development of small head tumors. After feeding the flies a high-sugar diet promoting insulin resistance, they found that high dietary sugar acts together with Ras and Src to increase insulin sensitivity specifically in tumor cells. As MedicalNewsToday reports, “By ramping up signaling of an important pathway called Wingless/Wnt, they increased tumor cells’ insulin receptors to further promote insulin sensitivity. This cascade of activity changed these small, weak tumors and caused them to begin growing aggressively”.

Using these newly identified drug targets (glucose, the RAs/Src oncogenes, and Wingless/Wnt signaling), the researchers identified compounds that could block the process. Using three different drug treatments, the team attacked the three different targets. Together, they “substantially reduced tumor size and progression.” ...

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are preventable lifestyle diseases. These are conditions we control. And if they are creating an environment that fosters prolific tumor growth, we can use that knowledge to combat both cancer and the metabolic disorders that increase the risk of cancer.


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Paige Gervaise's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:23 PM

sugar takes a large roll in lifestyle diseases. It can cause various different problems throughout your life

Nicholas Grozdanov's curator insight, November 13, 2013 7:28 PM

dr wattburg said that if you dont eat sugar you can starve the cancer tumors which stops the spreading.

blocking dietary sugar can reduce tumor development risk and progression of cancer cells.

Research has linked metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes to an increased risk of pancreatic, liver, breast, and colon cancers.



mikhail's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:08 AM

cancer is a lifestyle disease. this article talks about how A new study has indicated that blocking dietary sugar can reduce tumor development risk and progression of cancer cells. cancer is really dangerous and life threatening. we must do all that we can to help or reduce the effects of cacner

 

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Choose the right condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections

A condom acts as a barrier or wall to keep the blood or semen or vaginal fluids from passing from ... (10bucksshop Blog: Choose the right condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections: A condom acts as a barri...
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This article tells you how to choose condom wisely. For example, read the package to see if it states it is used for preventing disease. And try use condoms that is made out of latex or rubber. Because Research has shown that latex condoms can prevent the passage of HIV, hepatitis, and herpes viruses, but natural or lambskin condoms may not be able to do this. 

 

This article is very helpful in teaching people how to choose condoms. There're lots of condoms in different types with different use of purposes in the market. And consumers just have to choose the correct one for their purpose. If they need to prevent STIs, then they better choose latex or rubber condoms, and the condoms has to cover the penis.  And the language used in this article is not hard which is good.

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Energy drinks can cause high blood pressure and fatal heart problems

Energy drinks can cause high blood pressure and fatal heart problems | Abbey's Yr 9 Journal Term4 | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of the Pacific in the U.S. say the drinks may disturb the heart's natural rhythm and people should 'use caution' before consuming them.

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A research was done in people aged 18 to 45, it shows that people who drinks energy drink have a higher QT interval which means their heart rhythm is faster. If people constantly drink energy drinks, they tend to have irregular heartbeats and increase the chanc of getting heart problems.

 

Because most energy drinks contain caffeine which is not good for your health when constantly consume it. I really recommend people only consume energy drinks when needed.

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Obesity: Lifestyle or Disease?

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Obesity has been defined as both a disease and a lifestyle depending on who you talk to.

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Basically this article is arguing whether obesity is a disease or not. The dictionary describes a disease is a part of the body impairs normal functioning and usually appears with symptoms. So some people argue that obesity is a state of people not a disease. Like light- skined people tend to have skin cancer but that doesn't mean they are diseased. 

 

This article presents a very interesting point as it argues obesity is not a disease. However, people have obesity do tend to have diabetes and all other diseases. So whether or not obesity is a disease, it does increase the chance of getting other diseases. 

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Tessa Fergusson's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:59 PM

This is a Discussion about whether obesity is a lifestyle or a disease. Different sorts of people catorgerise it as either one or the other, when in reality no one has the right answer. Docters and scientists say that the answer varies for each person. What Merriam-Webster suggests ineterests me, and it makes a good arguement. She says a disease is a 'condition of the living animal/plant, impairs normal functioning and as signs and symptons'. Obesity doesn't fit the dictionary's definition of a disease. Herndon (in the article) hoes on and gives good examples that have convinced me that obesity isn't a disease but a liefstyle of a person.

gabrielle whitfield's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:04 PM

" this article tells us that different people think that obesity is a lifestyle and not a disease when what it is, is a lifestyle disease that you can maybe help" 

Indiana Brown's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:29 PM

Being one of the biggest issues in Australia and America obesity is a rising problem that people need to be aware of. This article debates whether its a lifestyle or and disease which would be interesting to readers of today.

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The silent spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

The silent spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) | Abbey's Yr 9 Journal Term4 | Scoop.it
Sexually transmitted infections, commonly referred to as STIs or STDs, are diseases which can be passed from one partner to another during sexual intercourse or genital contact.
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This article alerts people how STIs are easily spread and it explains symptoms and causes of a lot of STIs. It also has a table of common STIs and the risks of them.

 

This article is great in explaining the risks of STIs. It is very informative but easy to read. It provides statistics to support it arguements which is quite good. 

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How smoking affects the risk of dementia - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

How smoking affects the risk of dementia - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Abbey's Yr 9 Journal Term4 | Scoop.it
For a long time, people were arguing the consequences of smoking such as increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung cancers...etc although man..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (Alert Line - How smoking affects the risk of dementia

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This article mentioned the harmness of smoking and what smoking can cause. It specifically mentioned that people smoke a lot in their 50s or in the mid-age, often have Dementia when they are older. And dementia often lead to Alzheimer’s disease which is untreatble. Patients often can' t take care of themselves. This article alerts us the danger of smoking.

 

 

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Simone Lindsay's comment, October 18, 2012 7:13 AM
Researchers from US have established following a large scale study which followed up more than 21,000 persons for almost 20 years that, people who are taking more than 2 packs of cigarettes in their mid life are at a twofold increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease 20 years later. Smoking is a lifestyle choice, hence it is a lifestyle disease if not taken care of and things like strokes, lung cancers and more can all be prevented from not smoking and making the choice to quit.