The Truth Behind Junk Food: Our Ability to Concentrate May Waver due to a Diet High in Saturated Fat
June 18th, 2020 Anthea Leng
The current COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the day-to-day normalcy of many individuals. Along with the adjustment of having to work and attend class within the comfort of our own homes, many of us turn to unhealthy comfort foods to cope with our new normal. However, a new research study from Ohio State University found that a diet high in saturated fat can ultimately impair concentration; this presents an outcome that may not be so positive for our at-home junk food binges.
The Usage of Telemedicine During the Current Coronavirus Pandemic
April 18th, 2020 Kate Eunice Lorenzo
Finding accessible healthcare is a relentless problem in America. Over the last decade or so, a solution to this problem was presented. This solution is referred to as telemedicine, a subset of telehealth dedicated to providing people with healthcare over a physical barrier such as distance.
Long-term Effects of Keto Diets for Obese Patients
April 6th, 2019 Riya Shah
The ketogenic diet has caught headlines in magazines and news articles, promising fast weight loss due to the significant reduction of carbohydrate intake.
Nanoenzymes: A New Step Forward in Cancer Treatment
January 1, 2020 Ahsan Usmani
Chinese researchers Wansong Chen and You-Nian Liu of the Central South University were able to demonstrate how nanoenzymes could be used to help fight back against tumors.
The Deceptive Benefits of Liquid Detox Diets
December 2, 2019 Kimberly Pham
The ongoing obsession with weight-loss drives many towards trendy methods intended to achieve the ideal physique or number on the scale, no matter the cost.
Antibiotic Resistance and the Development of Superbugs
December 2, 2019 Sarah Lobo
In many ways, antibiotics are the saving grace in the world of bad bacteria. In many more ways, however, they are detrimental to us not only as individuals but also as a population.
Importance of biodiversity in public health
June 6, 2019 Sanghun (Chris) Lee
When the words “public health” are mentioned, we think different thoughts. In current terms, we think of the outbreak of measles and the anti-vax movement throughout the United States. In the future, however, we consider the increasing prevalence of the super fungi and super bacteria, who are resistant to almost all antifungals and antibiotics, respectively.
The Truth About Vitamins
May 12, 2019 Alan Doan
Vitamins. We’ve all heard about them. Whether it be a chiding mom telling her child to eat their vegetables or a bodybuilder explaining the supplements they take, vitamins continually pop up in our daily lives, and more often than not, they’re perceived as essential for a healthy life. But, what exactly are vitamins, and do we really need them?
Sleep Well to Protect your Heart
May 12, 2019 Kiana Chegenizadeh
As college students, sleep is often a luxury we cannot afford. Whether it be work, exams, papers, projects or just anxiety, many young people find themselves filling up on caffeine, wide awake at night, or preoccupied with something else. According to the University Health Center at the University of Georgia, college students get between 6-6.9 hours of sleep each night. Along with diminishing academic success, lowering energy levels, and affecting mood, sleep has a big effect on physical health — in particular, cardiovascular health.
The Truth Behind Eating Disorders
May 11, 2019 Sarah Lee
Eat greens. Exercise daily. Drink plenty of water. Sleep well. These all constitute the steps our generation has cultivated for maintaining a healthy, balanced life. We live in a time where more and more people are concerned with longevity. Therefore, we make routines. We buy the latest health products. We follow the latest diet trends. We restrict our consumption. Sometimes, this can easily cause people to lose sight of their original goal of being healthy and develop something much more detrimental 一 an eating disorder.
Gene editing: CRISPR/cas9's role in combating malaria
March 5, 2019 Sanghun (Chris) Lee
With climate change warming the planet, mosquitoes have hitched the heat wave and are invading throughout the planet. And with mosquitoes, come the most unwelcome of guests - the parasite plasmodium malariae.
Climate Change: The "Sick" Reality
February 10, 2019 Kiana Chegenizadeh
With the recent snow storms occurring in the American Midwest and the devastating wildfires in California, our current administration continues to disbelieve the scientific facts demonstrating the reality of climate change . As a result, there has been a major rollback of environmental regulations and an absence of any climate action policy. Climate change deniers are fond of pointing out cold days as evidence that “global warming doesn’t exist.”
Global Crisis: Nutrition and Food Industry
December 4, 2016 Ayesha Khan
As the holiday season comes to life around us, the excitement of big family meals and long vacations are a mark of happy, festive times. Underlying this festive season are the ever popular complaints of gaining a few pounds from all the holiday treats, be it the thanksgiving turkey, an extra slice of pumpkin pie or those syrupy holiday Starbucks drinks that come around only one season of the year. However, these light-hearted acknowledgements of weight fluctuations and fatty holiday treats are just a small indication of a larger nutritional and food industry crisis, which stems from this matter-of-fact view of “fasting and feasting".
Improving the Screening Process for Addiction
November 21, 2016 Susanna Aiga
Addiction is a difficult topic to discuss. It is one of those possibilities that the average person, as a friend or a family member, would prefer to deny rather than confront, even in the face of overwhelming evidence. Seeing as the average person will typically be untrained, he/she has some leeway as to their inability to recognize an addict, but a professional has a responsibility to properly screen and assess patients to test for addiction.
Antibacterial Soaps: Do They Pose Threats?
November 11, 2016 Jun-Hee (Emily) Han
Recently, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that antibacterial soaps can cause harm. Despite the preconceived notion that antibacterial soaps are more effective in killing bacteria, a new proposal was claimed: certain ingredients in antibacterial soaps can lead to hormonal changes and resistance to bacteria.
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