How weed affects the brain:
THC the chemical in weed mimic anandamide, a natural chemical produced in the body, and blocks inhibition and allows dopamine to flow freely. This gives the feeling of euphoria that most people feel while weed is in their system.
How cocaine affects the brain:
Cocaine is a strong central nervous system stimulant that increases levels of the dopamine in the brain. It prevents the dopamine from being recycled, causing the user to feel the high that is associated with cocaine.
The social issues about drugs that has gotten the most publicity recently is the legalization of weed. Many people think this is a good thing because weed is one of the least harmful of recreation drugs out there, and it is used as a way to relive pain for those who suffer from chronic conditions. But the legalization is still getting a lot of push back because many believe that it is a gateway drug and will encourage youth to take part in the conniption of other drugs.
Like the many seniors graduating from high school I will be going on to college. College, as many of you may know, is well known for being a place where drugs like weed or cocaine are accessible. So I thought it would be a good idea to get a better understanding of how they effect the people who take them, since I will no doubt be going to school with some of them.
Scoliosis is the abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. It ranges from different degrees depending on the person or the severeness of the scoliosis.
There are multiple causes and cases of scoliosis. Degenerative scoliosis may result from traumatic (from an injury or illness) bone collapse, previous major back surgery, or osteoporosis(thinning of the bones) Idiopathic Scoliosis is the e common type of scoliosis has no specific identifiable cause. Congenital Scoliosis caused by a bone abnormality present at birth. Neuromuscular Scoliosis is a result of abnormal muscles or nerves. Frequently seen in people with spina bifida or cerebral palsy or in those with various conditions that are accompanied by, or result in, paralysis.
There are certain cases that can be corrected by surgery or a back brace. The back brace can’t fix scoliosis but it can straighten and keep it from getting worse. It basically acts like a stabilizer.
Society: Approximately 2%-3% of Americans at age 16 have scoliosis. Less than .1% have spinal curves measuring greater than 40 degrees. Scoliosis is diagnosed by Most scoliosis curves are initially detected on school screening exams, by a child’s pediatrician, or family doctor or by a parent. Some signs include: uneven shoulders, a prominent shoulder blade, uneven waist, or leaning to one side. Speciality hospitals like Shriner’s children’s hospital can do screenings and X-rays to evaluate the magnitude of the curve. Girls are more likely to be affected than boys.
Self:I have a rare case of scoliosis called Spondylothoracic Dysplasia. Instead of one curve, I have two curves. Compared to a normal spine that have perfect rectangular vertebrae, my vertebrae is jumbled up resembling a puzzle. Therefore surgery would have been a risk. The physical aspects are visibly short torso, and a lot of back pains. Sources: http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/arthritis-scoliosis http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/scoliosis/home/ovc-20193685 http://www.medicinenet.com/scoliosis/article.htm http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/scoliosis/scoliosis-what-you-need-know
Leah: [voiceover] Presentar nuestro nuevo telenovela serie, Extraño Café: Un Documentario. Starring Julia Furman, Jason Lam, y Leah Bradstreet!
Julia: [walks up to Jason] ¡Hola! ¡Bienvenido el Dinero Café! Soy tú camarera, Julia. [pauses] ¿Qué le traigo? ¡También me gustaría mencionar que tenemos comida para perros para tú amigo adorable!
Jason: [looks at menu] No, gracias. Pero me gustaría agua, por favor.
Julia: Bueno, un momento. [walks away]
Julia: [returns with a cup of water] Aquí tiene.
Julia: ¿Algo más?
Leah: [walks in suspiciously, says nothing yet]
Jason: [notices her, but looks back down at menu] Sí. Quiero un pollo ensalada y salmón. Algo quiero helado de chocolate.
Julia [Suspiciously looking at Leah, but feels like she needs to look away and quickly does so. Wants to get out of there. Says quickly,] Bueno. Ya vengo. [begins to go quickly in fear]
Leah: [notices Julia just as she’s about to escape and takes out “gun” and fires into the air twice]
[Jason screams and the dog become alert and growls at Leah. Julia picks up her pace.]
Leah: [says creepily] Espera Señora.
Julia: [Stops and turns. Nervously and softly,] La la la la la la
Leah: ¡Dame todo, o voy a disparar! ¡Dame dinero, objetos de valor, quiero todo! ¡AHORA! [Fires another shot into the air, spurring everyone to scramble to strip themselves of their valuables]
Julia: [Falls down on the ground in surprise at the yell. Her glasses fall off. Jason´s dog sniffs at Julia, to make sure she's okay.]
Jason: [refuses to move, even speak. Dog is still in the same position, protecting his master]
Leah: [notices Jason and swerves the gun towards him]¡Tú! ¡Dame tu dinero!
[Dog growls and barks, and then jumps up on Leah]
Leah: ¡Aaaaahhhh! [Drops gun and runs out of the restaurant. The dog is still barking after her]
[The others cheer, the robbess is gone! Dog returns]
[Jason blushes from the attention and pets his dog on the head]
(End of Video)
A husband and wife go out to dinner to have a birthday celebration for the wife but they encounter a desperate waiter and his even more desperate manager. The Husband is very suspicious about why the waitress is given his spouse all those compliments.
Explaining common cold's to people is actually very simply. The reason for that is that everyone has experienced a common cold before, and and everyone knows the symptoms very well. Symptoms like sore throat, nasal congestion, and coughing are easily explainable. When it comes to the science most people know that there isn't a cure for the common cold because every year we catch cold's several times. The idea here is that there isn't one treatable cause for the common cold, they are hundreds of causes which why it is such a pesky thing to deal with. All of my sources on the common cold are reliable because they are backed by research. Some of my sources are also government funded.
The common cold affects society in it that everyone gets one. Because of the common cold we call out sick at work, don't go to school, and even make ourselves a burden to those around us. People with weaker immune systems and children are the most prone to catching colds. Because of this we often spend a lot of time showing our children how to be sanitary. It's even possible to say that the common cold fostered this whole culture of always wash your hands after you do something with them. We build our lives in such a way that we try to avoid getting a cold as much as possible. The common cold has helped us develop as a cleanly society. Some people might say that the common cold causes us to waste time but it's because of the common cold that we have such as thing like sick days. Everyone has called out of work sick before without actually being sick. Imagine not having that chance because common colds didn't exist. In the future I think we will most likely get even cleaner as a society to eventually eradicate the common cold.
I think the common cold has made me into a paranoid person. Anytime I see someone coughing or sneezing I try to avoid them more because I don't want to catch a cold. It makes me alienate people. At the same time I do value the fact that the common cold has helped society develop. We have things like antibacterial soap and spray because of the common cold. The whole "it destroys 99.9% of all germs" things is a way to assure people that these products will protect against the cold. Yes to me the common cold culture has helped society develop new products and solutions as well as push us further to that 100% of all germs standard
Maciej got a bad grade on his final project, causing him to fail the class he was in with Profesora Nutty. When he arrives at restaurant, he sees his teacher and decides to sit with her at the table. She tries to ignore him and tells him how bad this work is and such. Being all clumsy and rude to the waiter, teacher makes a request to cause trouble to him while he goes to the bathroom. After he comes back trouble happens and at the end he leaves a bad tip and drops a chandelier on him.
- Clitoridectomy- removal of partial or whole clitoris and/or it's prepuce.
- Excision- removal of clitoris and labia minora.
- Infibulation- the narrowing of the vaginal opening through the creation of a covering seal.
- Any kind of non-medical, harmful procedures to the female genitalia