Amnesia Bethany Clark

What is Amnesia?

Amnesia is deficit in memory cause by brain damage, disease and psychological trauma. Amnesia can also be caused temporally by the use of various sedatives and hypnotic drugs. Some of the symptoms of amnesia is that they cant retain new information and often times  they forget how to do everyday activities. Amnesia is important because it effects the brain really badly and can ruin relationships. This effects me because my best friends dad has suffered with amnesia and I’ve always wanted to tell people what amnesia really means. I learned that not only is amnesia a song its a really bad thing that can effect the brain badly.


Leandro – Benefits of Sports

Benefits of sports help shape your body image, and can reduce the risk of certain cancers. Some benefits include toning of your muscles and bones and helping your mentality plus mood. It helps reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. Some team sports include Basketball, American Football, Soccer, and more. Individual sports include Golf, Bowling, Boxing and more.


Stella – Sleep Talking

Sleep talking, formally known as Somniloquy, is a sleep disorder defined as talking during sleep without being aware of it. Sleep talking can involve complicated dialogues or monologues, complete gibberish or mumbling. The good news is that for most people it is a rare and short-lived occurrence. Anyone can experience sleep talking, but the condition is more common in males and children. Sleep-talkers are not typically aware of their behaviours or speech; therefore their voices and the type of language they use may sound different from their wakeful speech. Sleep talking may be spontaneous or induced by conversation with the sleeper.

Little is known about the content of the sleep talking: some talking makes no sense at all and some of it may relate to past events, experiences, and relationships that no longer have current relevance or emotional impact. Modern sleep science and the law accept that sleep talking is not a product of a conscious or rational mind and is therefore usually inadmissible in court.

Although not physically harmful, sleep talking can cause embarrassment and can annoy a bed partner, roommate, or be disruptive in group-sleeping situations. Because of this, sleep talkers are sometimes afraid to sleep away from home and can cause insomnia in a person sleeping nearby.

Sleep talking may be brought on by stress, depression, fever, sleep deprivation, day-time drowsiness, alcohol, and fever. In many instances sleep talking runs in families, although external factors seem to stimulate the behaviour. Sleep talking often occurs concurrently with other sleep disorders such as nightmares, confusional arousals, sleep apnea, and REM sleep behaviour disorder. In rare cases, adult-onset frequent sleep-talking is associated with a psychiatric disorder or nocturnal seizures. Sleep talking associated with mental or medical illness occurs more commonly in persons over 25 years of age.imgres

Sang – Cancer


Cancer is a group of diseases involving weird cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Possible signs and symptoms include: a new lump, abnormal bleeding, a prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements, among others. While these symptoms may indicate cancer they may also occur due to other issues.


There are over 100 different known cancers that affect humans.Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths. Another 10% is due to obesity, a poor diet, lack of physical activity, and drinking alcohol. Other factors include certain infections and exposures to radiations. In the world nearly 20% of cancers are due to infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human papillomavirus (pretty much the things you get vaccinated for). These factors act, at least partly, by changing the genes of a cell. Typically many such genetic changes are required before cancer develops. Approximately 5–10% of cancers are due to genetic defects inherited from a person’s parents.


Cancer can be detected by certain signs and symptoms or screening tests. It is then typically further investigated by medical imaging. Cancer is a really complicated thing and hasn’t had a cure yet for most cancers. I chose this topic because cancer is a really big world issue and many people die from it each year. It is also very interesting because most diseases that I know of have a cure and cancer so far, doesn’t.