Archive for Health

Mar
28

Title of article:  Teen Gets Carpal Tunnel from Texting

Source: ABC News

Author: 

Date: March 2010

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is carpal tunnel?
  2. How can you prevent it?
  3. How often do you use text messaging?

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Feb
10
Filed Under (Health, Life Science) by on February 10, 2010 and tagged ,

Title of article: Michelle Obama launches campaign on child obesity

Source: BBC News.com

Author: 

Date: Feb. 9, 2010

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is the “Let’s move campaign?”
  2. What are some reasons why childhood obesity is such a problem today?
  3. What are some ways kids can make healthier choices?

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Nov
27
Filed Under (Health, Life Science) by on November 27, 2009 and tagged , ,

Title of article: Hand sanitizer: How it protects you

Source: CNN.com

Author:  Elizabeth Landau

Date: November 27, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What are the main ingredients in hand sanitizers?
  2. Are hand sanitizers helpful? What do they do?
  3. How long should you take to wash your hands?

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Nov
22
Filed Under (Health, Scientists) by on November 22, 2009 and tagged

Title of article: Galileo’s fingers and tooth found!

Source: MSNBC.com

Author: AP

Date: November 20, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. Who was Galileo?
  2. Why were his fingers and tooth missing?
  3. Where did they find it?

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Oct
28
Filed Under (Health) by on October 28, 2009 and tagged , , , ,

Title of article: Junk Food Junkies

Source: Science News

Author: Stephen Ornes

Date: October 28, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. Describe the experiment they did using rats and junk food.  What were the results?
  2. What about the group of rats that was fed only nutritious foods?
  3. What did the rats do when the junk food was taken away?
  4. How can the information gained from this experiment help people avoid obesity?

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Oct
21
Filed Under (Health, Technology) by on October 21, 2009 and tagged , ,

Title of article: Googling Fights Dementia

Source: NationalGeographic.com

Author: Ker Than

Date: October 20, 2009

PODCAST – 60 seconds – click to listen to a summary of this article from Scientific American

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is dementia?
  2. Describe the research they used that lead to this finding.
  3. How does surfing the web help the brain?
  4. What other activities give similar effects?

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Oct
17
Filed Under (Health) by on October 17, 2009 and tagged , , , ,

Title of article: Why does soda taste so good?

Source: Discovery.com

Author: AP

Date: October 16, 2009

PODCAST – 60 seconds – click to listen to a summary of this article

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What makes soda fizzy? Where do the bubbles come from?
  2. What do our taste buds detect in the soda? Is it sweet, sour, bitter, or salty?
  3. What animals were involved in this research?
  4. Just for fun: How does a soda fountain work? Watch the video and find out!

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Oct
08
Filed Under (Health, Technology) by on October 8, 2009 and tagged ,

Title of article:  For Kids: Are Cell Phones Safe?

Source: ScienceNews.org

Author: Stephen Ornes

Date: October 8, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is the concern about cell phone use?
  2. How do cell phones transmit your voice?
  3. Is texting a safer alternative for kids? Why or Why Not?

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Oct
06
Filed Under (Health) by on October 6, 2009 and tagged ,

Title of article:  Study: Many Kids Not Getting Their Zzzzs

Source: CBSNews.com

Author:

Date: June 8, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What are some of the signs that someone has a sleep disorder?
  2. What are some reasons why kids are not getting enough sleep?
  3. What are some tips to help you fall asleep better?

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Oct
05
Filed Under (Health) by on October 5, 2009 and tagged

Title of article:  Exploring the Health Benefits of Pets

Source: NYTimes.com

Author: CARLA BARANAUCKAS

Date: October 5, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is the role of service dogs?
  2. What kinds of benefits do companion pets provide?
  3. How did the behavior of the boy in the story change once the dog moved in to live with the family?
  4. Is there a special type of bond between people and animals?

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