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Article posted June 6, 2012 at 10:10 PM GMT • comment • Reads 73

Moderation as the Sweet Spot for Exercise



A recent record shows that slower joggers live longer lives than faster joggers. Regular jogging can also help increase longevity. A Korean study has shown that 92 minutes a week can help increase longevity even just if you do walking, light jogging, or cycling.



This article is interesting because I always thought that the more someone exersices in an intense pace the better, but I guess not.



Reynolds, G. (2012, June 06). Moderation as the sweet spot for exercise. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/moderation-as-the-sweet-spot-for-exercise/?ref=health

Article posted June 6, 2012 at 10:10 PM GMT • comment • Reads 73



Article posted June 6, 2012 at 09:54 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36

Is Sunscreen Flammable



Suncreen can become flammable in an aerosol form. Dermatologists say that it is a rare occurence, but it is possible. Aerosol spray have alcohol in them which then standing next to an open flame could cause a fire. They say to wait about one to two minutes after spraying sunscreen to be able to stand next to an open flame.



I found this interesting because I wear sunscreen all the time in the summer and it is good to know not to stand next to an open flame.



O'Connor, A. (2012, June 06). Is sunscreen flammable?. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/is-sunscreen-flammable/?ref=health

Article posted June 6, 2012 at 09:54 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36



Article posted June 4, 2012 at 09:04 PM GMT • comment • Reads 38

Afraid to Speak Up at the Doctor's Office



Patients all around the nation are uncomfortable talking to their doctors about their opinions or objections towards the doctor's decision. People become highly sensitive or vunerable towards doctors because they do not want to challenge the authority of the doctor who is taking care of them.



I found this interesting because I can relate to being nervous to tell the doctor something.



Chen, P. W. (2012, May 31). Afraid to speak up at the doctor's office. New York Times. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/afraid-to-speak-up-at-the-doctors-office/?ref=health

Article posted June 4, 2012 at 09:04 PM GMT • comment • Reads 38



Article posted June 4, 2012 at 08:15 PM GMT • comment • Reads 35

A $1 Cigarette Tax Starts a $47 Million Brawl in California



This $1 tax was being put toward cancer research, but it has been 14 years since the last raise of money on cigarettes. Doing this tax would raise an estimated $735 million for the cancer research.



I enjoyed this because not everyone is ever going to quit smoking even though it is bad so at least if they do not quit they will be doing something helpful for the society.



Nagourney, A. (2012, June 03). A $1 cigarette tax starts a $47 million brawl in california. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/us/in-california-a-battle-over-a-plan-for-1-a-pack-cigarette-tax.html?ref=health

Article posted June 4, 2012 at 08:15 PM GMT • comment • Reads 35



Article posted June 4, 2012 at 07:51 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36

The Telltale Scent of Old People



A recent discovery shows that old people have a different smell then younger people. A study had three age groups put a pad under their armpits for five days and nights. The younger people could distinguish the age groups by smell and the smell of the older age group had a more intense smell than younger age groups.



I thought this story was interesting because my grandmother's house has a very distinctive smell to it.



Bakalar, N. (2012, June 04). The telltale scent of old people. . Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/the-telltale-scent-of-old-people/?ref=health

Article posted June 4, 2012 at 07:51 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36



Article posted May 15, 2012 at 04:48 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36

In Choosing a Sperm Donor, a Roll of the Genetic Dice



Sharine and Brian Ketchmar tried having a baby multiple times and failed. Soon they recieved a donated sperm and had a baby. It turns out though that their son had cystic fibrosis even though the sperm donater was said to have no harmful diseases. They were in complete shock, but it was not just them multiple households have recieved donated sperm and had a child with a disease. It just goes to show to pick wisely.



I was interested in this article because I could not believe that with our technology today that these diseases in donated sperm could not be caught.



Mroz, J. (2012, May 14). In choosing a sperm donor, a roll of the genetic dice. . Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/health/in-sperm-banks-a-matrix-of-untested-genetic-diseases.html?pagewanted=2&_r=4&ref=health

Article posted May 15, 2012 at 04:48 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36



Article posted April 29, 2012 at 08:00 PM GMT • comment • Reads 37

The Evolution of the Runners High



A study in the University of Arizona studies the natural high of long distance runners. Endocannabinoids are chemicals that alter and lighten moods just like marijuana, but this chemical is produced naturally by the human body. The humans who volunteered and various  dogs ran for 30 minutes at 70% of their maximum heart rate. After running their blood was taken was taken and they both had significantly increased endocannabinoids after running. Neither species though had endocannabinoids after walking. So running creates a runner's high.



This article interested me because I always wanted to know why people ran so much.



Reynolds, G. (2012, April 25). The evolution of the runner's high. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/the-evolution-of-the-runners-high/

Article posted April 29, 2012 at 08:00 PM GMT • comment • Reads 37



Article posted April 23, 2012 at 04:18 PM GMT • comment • Reads 35

Life, Interrupted: A Young Cancer Patient Faces Infertility



A young women in her 20's who is still in college finds out that she has acute myeloid leukemia. She needs to decide to freeze her eggs because with the chemotherapy treatment gives her infertility. Her boyfriend agrees to freeze embryos, but in the end she only freezes her eggs. She figured that she did not want to create possible life if she was not sure if she was going to survive herself. Fertility costs a lot, but she received a scholarship from Fertile Hope that aids cancer patients and survivors. Her whole life was put on hold from a disease that you usually only get when your older.



I was interested in this article because i didn't know that chemotherapy made women infertile.



http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/04/19/science/100000001497449/love



Jaouad, S. (2012, April 19). Life interrupted: A young cancer patient faces infertility. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/life-interrupted-a-young-cancer-patient-faces-infertility/?ref=health

Article posted April 23, 2012 at 04:18 PM GMT • comment • Reads 35



Article posted April 18, 2012 at 09:43 PM GMT • comment • Reads 33

The Challenge of Going Vegan 



Many people try to go vegan, but many people do not realize how hard going vegan actually is. A few of the challenges is the higher price of vegan foods, a lack of support from friends and family, finding animal ingredients in vegan food, and substitutes can shock tastebuds. There is a rise in becoming vegan, but many people cannot actually stick with it unless they have a really good motivation.



I found this article interesting because I always wanted to try going vegan even if it didn't last because I wanted to see how hard it actually was and the benefits of it.



Parker-Pope, T. (2012, April 16). The challenge of going vegan. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/the-challenge-of-going-vegan/?ref=health

Article posted April 18, 2012 at 09:43 PM GMT • comment • Reads 33



Article posted April 3, 2012 at 04:41 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36

Longevity Up in U.S., but Education Creates Disparity, Study Says



Americans live longer than they used to, but there is a correlation between college education and premature death. Premature death differs across contries, this is because of the difference in lack of college education in certain countries. Going to college sets up a future of how long you will live and sets up the future of how well you will be off. For the study they use indicators such as obesity and other things to decide how one area can affect one's life.



Tavernise, S. (2012, April 03). "Longevity up in u.s., but education creates disparity,  study says". New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/us/longevity-up-in-us-but-education-creates-disparity-study-says.html?_r=1&ref=health


Article posted April 3, 2012 at 04:41 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36



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