Mohammed Yousuf Blood

I chose this topic as many people have blood in them but don’t really know what blood does and what it is used for. It also can cause problems if not treated properly and I wanted to know more about it.

I learned how you get a blood transfusion and what blood types can give blood to other blood tyoes. I also learned about how different blood cells have an important role in the overall health of your blood and your body.

Too Much Homework-By Gustav

I chose this because my parents are heavily against homework so I wanted to find out why they were against it. This affects my mom because my heritage are very active and therefore we do not really care about homework and do not believe in it. I knew that it was not the best and you should consider how much you do. How does it connect to previous learning? This affects my learning because I do not learn well with worksheets but I have a easier time with active learning. Why is it important? It is relevant because I do not do homework or like it. So I wanted to see if that was bad or good for me. This affects teenagers because many people in there teenage year do a lot of studying.

I learned that it is topic that people should not do too much of and that it can affect your brain in a negative impact. This expanded my learning because now I know when to take a break in order to get the most out of your learning. I think that this is a topic that is overseen and people think that it is good but in reality it is bad for your brain. That you lose brain cells instead of gaining. My thinking has changed because now I know how to do more for my brain. If a teacher gives a large assignment in one day you can tell them that is damaging my brain and convince them not to give the assignment. That it is good for your brain and is the best thing for your brain. Some problems are that teachers misunderstand this topic and therefore give hard tests and give them a lot of studying and assignments or big reassessment plans. This improves my thinking of wellness that even the slightest and unthinkable  can be life damaging.

 

Bipolar- Akira Hayashi

I chose bipolar because a lot of people in our world have this disorder, including many famous people. I have realized that these famous people are singers and actors, but before that Bipolar Disorder is a mental or brain disorder that causes someone’s feelings or mood to change frequently. I think that the famous people with Bipolar are singers and actors because they can show or express deep and strong emotions or feelings into songs or acting. But Bipolar Disorder is a really hard disorder to control. Moods change in different amount of times depending on the type of disorder. People that see people with bipolar disorder many become confused in why the person’s mood changes so frequently. People with Bipolar usually have Anxiety due to them not being able to control their disorder. A term that comes out often is the word manic. Manic is the climax or the most serious position in bipolar, this is called manic depression. Depending on the type of Bipolar this can continue and stay up to 2 years. The changes of mood are called episodes. They can last from hours to weeks. Bipolar episodes and manic depression is caused because of the amygdala. The amygdala is where the brain chooses he or she’s movement or reaction, and also has many more important triggers in the body. Because the changes of the brain the amygdala stops and moves and changes. This is why episodes happen. The amygdala stops moving, the person will act depressed and will not want to move. But when it is functioning, the person will have a different emotion or feeling than before.

Down Syndrome-CJ

I choose this topic because it is a very worldwide disease that over 6000 infants are born with every year. I’ve met many down syndrome kids all around the world and would love to learn about their disease. Down syndrome is a condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome. With Down syndrome, the extra chromosome causes delays in the way a child develops, mentally and physically. But this disease is actually quite common, as out of 700 newborns 1 will have the disease (Down Syndrome) a number of down syndrome kids depends on their nationality. Down syndrome is caused by a gene before birth, People without down syndrome usually are born with 46 chromosomes and down syndrome kid is born with 47 chromosomes this makes it so that kids with extra chromosomes, their brain and or bodies develop in many different ways. Have kids with down syndrome. Many down syndromes were abandoned by their parents as they did not want a child that did not look like everyone else. This lead to these kids not having real parents and did not have a proper upbringing. 

I also learned that down syndrome is carried through genetics meaning that you may carry the disease of down syndrome. So if your kids have down syndrome, you are very likely to carry the genetics or your partner. If you have a down syndrome kid the chances of having another one is very high. Down syndrome takes serious care and should never be treated with disrespect. People with down syndrome suffer hard lives with dangerous type so living as they are faced with living only until they are only teenagers or to their 20s. They also face bullying in their junior life. Its hard being a down syndrome kid and they need to be treated properly.

HealthBuzz- Max

The health issue I would like to present today is Lucid Dreaming.

Before we start I would like to give you a brief explanation on what lucid dreaming is. Lucid dreaming is the ability to realize you are in a dream and control the dream you are having. For example when you realize you are in a dream you can control what happens and you can be in the dream.

This issue is important because many important theories have come from lucid dreaming such as albert einstein and the principle of relativity or paul mccartney when he composed the entire melody for his song “yesterday” in a lucid dream. .

I picked this issue because lucid dreaming is an amazing phenomenon that i want to experience one day. Also can you imagine being able to control you dreams.

This issue affects teenagers because Lucid dreaming can make teens creative and can help them overcome fears and phobias. That is because there is a free flow of ideas coming from the unconscious mind.

What I learned about lucid dreaming is that it is not as simple as it looks. I think lucid dreaming is a very exciting experience because it shows the power of your mind and what you can do with it. I mean who wouldn’t want to play a sport in front of thousands of people or live in the house of your dream.

Some interesting facts about this issue are:

  1. Techniques of lucid dreaming are DILD,MILD and WILD. DILD is when you notice something in the dream that makes you know you are dreaming. Mild is when you convince you are going to lucid dream tonight and when you are in a dream you will instantly know you are dreaming. Wild is when you trick your mind into thinking you are asleep which will bring you into a dream.
  1.  When we are dreaming we are in a stage called R.E.M (rapid eye movement) it helps us not act out our dreams in real life. But sometimes we may not be in R.E.M mode and that’s how sleepwalking is caused.
  1. How to Lucid Dream. Step 1. Keep a dream journal 2. Convince yourself that you are going to lucid dream 3. When you are in a dream look at your hands usually in dreams you will notice that you have more or less fingers. 4. Look for un-ordinary stuff. Maybe you will be in your room for one minute then Egypt for the next. That will be an obvious sign to your mind that you are dreaming.

I believe that lucid dreaming is a very important because it helped create many groundbreaking achievements that led to the change in history .  It also is a very exciting way to relieve stress.

What I think of this, this issue is important for you to know about because with this strategy you can relieve stress easier and improve memory.

 

Synesthesia – Grace

I choose this topic because I thought it would be interesting to research about, and it was surprising for me that synesthetes (people who have synesthesia) see words or numbers as certain colors, sounds, or smell.  Only 1 and 2000 people have this disorder, but it was kind of mind-blowing that people only can see colours, smell, and hear instead of seeing the actual objects, and I couldn’t really imagine it. And, people have some stereotypes to synesthetes, and for example one of the stereotype is that synesthetes are bad at math. I wanted to know why do people created these stereotypes, so I thought it would be fun to research about it.

By doing this topic, I learned that synesthesia could genetically be passed from parents to child, so if one of your family memebers have synesthesia, you might also have it. Also, there isn’t a solution to cure synesthesia so once you have it, you have to live your entire life having synesthesia. There are different kind of syenesthesias, but one of the most common one is colour-graphemic synesthesia, when you see numbers or words in a certain colour. For example, if you have colour-graphemic synesthesia, you might see 7 as red. There are different ones related to smell and hearings, it is when you see numbers or words in a certain smell or sound. Some examples are that you might smell the number 6 as smell of soap and number 5 as a sound of whistle. And there are some negative and positive effects of synesthesia. One positive effect is that if you have synesthesia, you have a good memory and you can remember things really easily. One negative effect is you might feel isolated because people think that you are weird, you see different thing as them, so you might fee isolated from the society. The last thing I learned was that you have to be patient, because synesthetes have hard time to remember all the smells, colors, and sound just by hearing. So, you have to be patient with them and kindly repeat the word or numbers you said or help them to remember it.

 

Atopic Dermatitis by Amarene

The issue is important because it is a common skin disease without a proper cure and affects many children. I picked the issue because I was curious about its full extent and also because I was diagnosed with it as a child. Prior to this research, I knew that it was characterised by inflamed, cracking, scaling and/or unnaturally thick skin. Atopic dermatitis heavily affects teenagers, especially since 85% of the affected are under 5 years of age and their teen selves usually still have memories of their experiences with the disease.

I learned that atopic dermatitis does not have an existing cure, which really surprised me due to it being so common. This expanded and connected to previous learning because both my parents and doctor have always been cautious about me having it. I believe that if doctors and scientists can make skin products like moisturiser and whitening cream, then they should be able to find a proper cure to atopic dermatitis as well. One misunderstanding about atopic dermatitis is that it’s the same thing as contact dermatitis (a similar disease, but requires physical contact with an irritating substance). Two major problems that come with this disease are that it worsens when the skin comes in contact with chlorine and that it tends to damage the skin of small children. For those who have atopic dermatitis, some important solutions are to stay away from touching water for over 20 minutes at a time, see a dermatologist, and to take whatever medicine their doctor may have recommended. In all honesty, I believe that this influenced my thinking in the sense that it made me more cautious about taking my medication, especially after seeing so many pictures of the effects of atopic dermatitis without medication on the internet.

Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS) – Josh

I chose this issue because I was intrigued by the fact that there is such thing called :Exploding Head Syndrome and wanted to learn more about it. To be honest, this does not affect me nor my family because we do not do things that would increase chances of EHS into our lives. Honestly, I did not know anything about this topic before hand. It was a new topic that I was intrigued about and wanted to learn more. Besides, at least I knew it had something to do with your head. This issue is important because I wanted to warn everyone that this is a benign syndrome and cannot hurt you, therefore there is no reason to freak out if you have it. This affects teenagers because it’s usually at this age where we want to go to sleep very late and wake up very late, usually having a very messed up schedule. This is was promotes EHS and therefore making us vulnerable to experiencing it.

I learned that there are things that could be very scary in life, but can also be harmless, so there is nothing to worry about. I also learned there is something called Exploding Head Syndrome which I thought was very interesting. This expanded my thinking because it helped me learn that there are certain types of suffering that doesn’t require physical pain, and got me thinking of others ways that could make one suffer without physical pain. (Not that I would torture anybody, just saying I was wondering) MY opinion on this issue is that honestly, I think it’s not that bad and that it does not require immediate help if diagnosed with it. Especially knowing the fact that its harmless, just very annoying. What was very surprising about this issue was the fact that it did not need to seek immediate help and was completely harmless. Some misunderstandings about this issue was that at first I thought there was no known cause, but then realized the website was slightly out of date and that there were actually a couple of known causes. Some solutions for this issue is that people could start to lower their stress levels and start going to sleep at a regular and constant time, meaning going to sleep everyday at the same time, so that your brain does not get confused during sleep. This influenced my thinking of wellness because I thought wellness was only about being healthy and maintaining your body in a good shape, but now I know there is psychological things involved.

Shingles by Ian Curry

The issue is Shingles/Herpes Zoster.

This issue is important because it affects most people who have had chickenpox and can be spread through direct contact with the blister, and affects .

I picked this issue because it is a contagious rash that causes itches, deep pain, blisters. Shingles/Herpes Zoster is common in older people and those with weaker immune systems due to stress, medication, etc. I also chose this because it affects the members of my family and I would like to know more about it so I can help them in the future.

 

This issue affects teenagers because teenagers who have had chickenpox are at risk for developing shingles in the future and it is beneficial for them to know how to deal with it.

I learned that there is a diagnosis for Shingles if it is taken before the virus fully develops. I also learned that it is able to affect a person more than once, although uncommon.

Some interesting facts about this issue are:

  1. If a Shingles rash develops near the eye, it may lead to future vision loss.
  2.  Damaged nerve fibers in the skin due to Shingles, send confused messages to the brain causing chronic pains that can last for a long time after the rash has gone.
  3.  Shingles developing on the face can lead to facial paralysis, hearing problems, and balance problems due to how Shingles affects the nerves connecting to the brain.

I believe that this is an important health problem to take note of because it may affect close relatives and we should know how to treat them and get them correct treatment to aid them.

This affects me because many of the members of my family could develop the virus and I need to know how to care for them, just as others would for their family members.

Solutions to this problem include, pain-killers, diagnosis before developing the rash, and anti-viral medications.

Problems: Extremely painful, affects nerve signals, may lead to sight, hearing, and balance problems.

 

In conclusion, this issue is important for you to know about because it will allow you to help yourself, others, and relatives if they develop the virus.  To help solve this problem, you can help those close to you with the virus get the diagnosis before the virus fully develops. This issue is important to me because the my parents and grandparents will possibly develop the virus in the future, and I want to know how to help them when the time comes.