Sang – Cancer

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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.

 

Lucid Dreaming – Doil Han

My health buzz is on lucid dreaming.

Lucid dreaming is the ability to be awake while you are dreaming.

The techniques to lucid dreaming are WILD and MILD ways. MILD way of doing it is to record your dream every time when you dream. That helps your brain to be capable of lucid dreaming since you can remember what you dream in your dream world. The other way of doing it is WILD way. WILD way of doing it is that you try to stay awake while you are closing your eyes. That momentarily makes your body to shake, and you may hear sounds like water boiling inside a kettle. However, you have to stay calm to go to the lucid dreaming. Then you will be lucid dreaming.

However, you have to remember to check if you are not in the reality world, because lucid dreaming is so realistic. You can check if you are dreaming by twisting your fingers, and looking at the mirror.

The mystery about lucid dreaming and dreaming is that people in different continents, races, but they are still dreaming the same person called “This Man”. That is one of the mystery of dreaming, and the scientists cannot explain why. In lucid dreams, a lot of people who lucid dream said that “This Man” is invincible in the world of dreams.

The reason why I chose this topic was because it was really surprising to find out the mystery of dreaming, and it is really cool to be able to control what happens in your dreams. That is why I chose this topic.

Thank you for reading!

Nathalie- Nightmares

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By: Nathalie Prebich
My health buzz is on nightmares.
What are nightmares? Nightmares also known as dream anxiety disorder, are dreams that you get during your sleep, that can sometimes be scary or upsetting. These nightmares are caused by REM which stands for rapid eye movement. REM is when your eyes moves really fast on your sleep, and while this happens scary dreams could occur.
Who gets nightmares the most? Out of children and adults children do. This is because children have big imaginations, and they usually have nightmares of what they are afraid of. Another reason for this is because during children’s “growing years” or adolescence they tend to grow fears of things they don’t understand.
What causes nightmares? There are many things that nightmares are caused by but for children some things are:
-Fear of new school.
-Pre-existing illness or fever.
-Conflicts between parents.
For adults some things that nightmares are caused by are:
-Use of drugs may also be one of the causes of nightmares.
-Loss of loved one such as parent, spouse, or child.
In conclusion, this is important for us because we all get nightmares sometimes and we should know what causes them. As an international school, there could be many things going on in people’s lives that could be causing nightmares. I chose this because I myself get a lot of nightmares so I wanted to find out what causes them and how I could stop them if it was possible.
How has my thinking changed? I used to think nightmares were just things you get when you sleep, but now I know deeper about nightmares now that I have researched about it.Blog post
By: Nathalie Prebich
My health buzz is on nightmares.
What are nightmares? Nightmares also known as dream anxiety disorder, are dreams that you get during your sleep, that can sometimes be scary or upsetting. These nightmares are caused by REM which stands for rapid eye movement. REM is when your eyes moves really fast on your sleep, and while this happens scary dreams could occur.
Who gets nightmares the most? Out of children and adults children do. This is because children have big imaginations, and they usually have nightmares of what they are afraid of. Another reason for this is because during children’s “growing years” or adolescence they tend to grow fears of things they don’t understand.
What causes nightmares? There are many things that nightmares are caused by but for children some things are:
-Fear of new school.
-Pre-existing illness or fever.
-Conflicts between parents.
For adults some things that nightmares are caused by are:
-Use of drugs may also be one of the causes of nightmares.
-Loss of loved one such as parent, spouse, or child.
In conclusion, this is important for us because we all get nightmares sometimes and we should know what causes them. As an international school, there could be many things going on in people’s lives that could be causing nightmares. I chose this because I myself get a lot of nightmares so I wanted to find out what causes them and how I could stop them if it was possible.
How has my thinking changed? I used to think nightmares were just things you get when you sleep, but now I know deeper about nightmares now that I have researched about it.nightmare_by_narai-d60jad3

Nathalie- Nightmares

Blog post
By: Nathalie Prebich
My health buzz is on nightmares.
What are nightmares? Nightmares also known as dream anxiety disorder, are dreams that you get during your sleep, that can sometimes be scary or upsetting. These nightmares are caused by REM which stands for rapid eye movement. REM is when your eyes moves really fast on your sleep, and while this happens scary dreams could occur.
Who gets nightmares the most? Out of children and adults children do. This is because children have big imaginations, and they usually have nightmares of what they are afraid of. Another reason for this is because during children’s “growing years” or adolescence they tend to grow fears of things they don’t understand.
What causes nightmares? There are many things that nightmares are caused by but for children some things are:
-Fear of new school.
-Pre-existing illness or fever.
-Conflicts between parents.
For adults some things that nightmares are caused by are:
-Use of drugs may also be one of the causes of nightmares.
-Loss of loved one such as parent, spouse, or child.
In conclusion, this is important for us because we all get nightmares sometimes and we should know what causes them. As an international school, there could be many things going on in people’s lives that could be causing nightmares. I chose this because I myself get a lot of nightmares so I wanted to find out what causes them and how I could stop them if it was possible.
How has my thinking changed? I used to think nightmares were just things you get when you sleep, but now I know deeper about nightmares now that I have researched about it.

Meaningful Sentence Review

Directions: Review the 8 sentences below and with a partner, give each sentence a rating (use our Exemplary-Emerging scale)  in terms of how meaningful you think the sentences are and how much they showcase the writers understanding of each word.

  1. She was upset that the change in the class schedule would hinder her ability to prepare for the upcoming semester assessment.
  2. His father was a diplomat who was used to cultural differences and differences of opinion when dealing with others.
  3. They all belonged to a nation.
  4. Based on the charter, everyone knew exactly how the organization would run.
  5. They were unsure about the decision to join the League because they felt it would affect their sovereignty as a nation.
  6. Our group came to a consensus about where we would watch the movie this week.
  7. He worried that he had big shoes to fill from his predecessor.
  8. They did the job because of the great incentive.

Now try your hand at creating meaningful sentences using the words below:

  1. Meddle
  2. Collective security
  3. State
  4. Sovereignty
  5. Policy

Nushi’s Health Buzz

My health buzz is about Music.

So, what is music? Music is a special sound which could be coming out of your mouth, or instruments. Artists usually explain their life and feelings in their songs. Music is a way to get out of your stress, and let your imagination think whatever the song leads you to. Music is usually rhythmically, the ones which are catchy usually catches someone’s attention. Most of the time, those catchy songs don’t really have meaningful lyrics. Music can be anything.

How is music relevant to me? To me, music is a unique way to spread your emotions, and feelings through lyrics. Music allows me to stay focused to the beat, and if I’m ever stressed, music is the answer. It can help me enjoy learning. Sometimes, when I’m sad, music really helps me cheer up. Listening to one person’s voice could change your emotions completely!

How does music affect teenagers? Well, as a lot of teens have different personalities, they must have different taste of music as well! There are different genre’s which really affect the mood, negatively or positively. An example is; what if a student is stressed or depressed and they’re listening to depressing music? That could either possibly lead to an emotional breakdown, or rarely, happiness.

What did I learn? I learned that, revolving around music, it helps your memory and focusing skills. How? Well, if a type of genre you’re listening to matches to what you’re learning, it allows your mind to emphasize the topic. Maybe if the genre you’re listening to is interesting, or if its your favourite song. No matter what, your brain will probably remember it.

What are some problems and situations of music? So, as mentioned before, it’s quite handy in stressed moments, depending on the person. If you despise music, it’ll probably not work for you. Sometimes, when an individual is in a type of emotion, they tend to listen to the similar emotion they’re currently feeling. That can be a way to tell if someone is sad, or happy. Once you know, you can help them out!

My final opinion is that music is a positive impact to your learning and it can really develop some organizational skills. Before, I used to think that music would really distract you. I think music is more distractive in reading, rather than writing.

Music is all about opinion, and also in orginization. If you’re the type of person who easily gets distracted, music might not be a good option. If you’re learning strategies are fine, then I suggest you listen to music because it can really change your writing skills.

Sacha- Sports/Exercise

I did health buzz on Sports and exercise.
I think that most teenagers enjoy sports, and think of it as hobbies. That is a good thing because it would be better if you look at sports as something fun because thats means you are doing something that is help your body and that makes you a healthier person without really realising it. Exercise helps you physically ( to keep fit/ become fit,) Socially ( while you are doing a sport its possible for you to meet new friends and that’ll make exercising more fun,) Emotionally ( you will be a happier person because while you are playing a sport you release endorphins,) and lastly mentally ( if you win the sport you are doing, your self- confidence will go up and if you lose it you will learn how to have good sportsmanship.) I used to think that exercise was something you do for fun and that it wasn’t a really important part of your life . But now, I know all the benefits of exercise and why/ how much we need of it ( thirty minutes everyday.) It good to do a variety of different sports instead of just one because then you would have more options to choose from to keep fit. I hope now all of you start looking at sports as a hobby, not by anything else.sports-equipment-400

 

UN Fundamental Principles

For a Review of the Fundamental Principles of the UN check out this video:

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Key points to remember:

  1. State Sovereignty – the right of the state to rule itself without outside interference
  2. Self-Determination – the right of the people to choose their own government
  3. Territorial Integrity – international boundaries should not be forcibly changed.
  4. Structure of the UN – (see slide on structure on blog)

Dana- Food Addiction

Most teenagers aren’t addicted to drugs. but many teenagers eat way too much junk food. Way more than they are supposed to. But They can’t help themselves but eat and eat, because it tastes too good. Thats food addiction, and its a disorder. Food addiction is basically being addicted to junk foods the same way some people are addicted to drugs or smoking. How is this issue related to teens? This is related to teenagers because many teens and kids these days are overweight. For kids aged 6-19, 30% of the population today is obese.

I learned that junk food is addicting because companies make it that way. they know its bad for us, but we all know is that just care about money. what do they do to make junk food addicting? Companies spend billions of dollars mixing spices and sugar until it is the perfect, mouth-watering, addictive flavour. if something is too salty or sour, then people wouldn’t be addicted. For example, doritos chip’s lactic and citric acid content triggers saliva, making doritos apparently “mouth watering” even though its not. According to a professor and the University of Michigan, a fact is that processed food is actually categorized under drug abuse because it is so addictive.
Some effects you can get from food addiction are obesity, depression, like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, Coronary heart disease, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, Hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholestorol, Stroke, Liver and Gallbladder disease, Sleep apnea and breathing problems. If your seriously addicted, getting yourself to stop probably seems impossible. Fortunatly, there is a way. Some ways to stop are: To think of how bad they really are. Try really hard to stay away from these foods. Dont stop by mcdonalds or Jolibee on the way to school. Then, seek help and try to overcome your addiction with health professionals, support groups, a psychologist or psychiatrist.

This relates to me and a lot of people out there because i like junk food. (even though i am not addicted) I used to think that food addiction was just a small issue and I never really thought of it as serious. But now i know that food addiction is very serious and many people are suffering from it. I never knew why it tasted so good and why i always craved it, but now i do.