Science story: 50
An Antioxidant treatment to
help cure Parkinson’s was recently reported by Sciworthy. Nearly 10 million
people worldwide are affected by Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s which is a disease caused by the brain cells and
neurons lead to Loss of balance and slowness of movement.
New treatment found by Thomas Jefferson University researchers
could serve to protect against Parkinson’s disease. NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) is
a treatment founded to prove an improvement in symptoms for the disease.
Researches of TJ University
did a study on patients and said “patients were sorted into two groups: one
that received normal standard of care treatment, and the other receiving
standard of care treatment along with NAC supplementation. After 3 months, the
researchers found that the group that received NAC supplementation along with
their treatment had much better outcomes.”
China Video Games: 1:10
Video games are getting more popular in several countries
leading to late nights for children and teenagers. Many parents have put
restrictions on kids gaming consoles so their time on the screen is limited.
Chine took parenting to a whole new level. As of recently CNN reports that
China is putting a curfew on gaming for kids 18 and younger.
for gaming for 18 and younger is now set at 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. china recently
announces. Other rules set are on week days minors can play for 90 minutes and
on weekends/public holidays they are allowed 3 hours. Not only are actions
being taken towards time on the screen but also money transferred to the game.
CNN states “Gamers aged between eight
and 16 years old can only top up 200 yuan ($29) per month, while the maximum
amount for those between 16 and 18 will be 400 yuan ($57).”
While china is the largest gaming market in the country
they will create a revenue of 38 billion over the year 2018. The gaming industry
increases by the day and continues to grow its revenue each year. China now
taking a step forward and putting restrictions on gaming could mean change for
the gaming industry everywhere.
Mental Healthiness: Pro Sports
For several years mental health has
been a big issue. Until recently mental health issues were hidden. Professional
sports such as football and basketball have had the biggest outbreak in
athletes confirming they have really bad mental health issues. Kevin Love,
Demar DeRozan took a stand for the NBA, which led to many other coming forward
to state their mental illness.
These athletes have help create a
documentary called Headstrong that talks and describes mental health issues. Many
of these athletes admitted to being scared to come out about their illness. A
few have spoken on their situation. Jaylen Brown, a guard for the Boston
Celtics, recently stated “I’m proud to be a part of a moment of change in the
Although many of these athletes have
spoken of their illness many athletes have still kept in secret. Ted Johnson, a former middle linebacker
for the New England Patriots who retired in 2004 stated “I couldn’t imagine
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick taking a stand, as Stevens did, in support
of his players’ mental health.” Ted suffered from depression and anxiety
himself throughout his whole career. When asked if more players are stepping
forward to talk about the situation Ted states “football is still light years
away” Regarding the situation with athletes feeling comfortable talking about
their mental illnesses.
The hope for these athletes is to create
a comfortable confident atmosphere in which it brings change to mental illness
and how it is viewed. Athletes like Demur and Kevin are advanced the change in
the problem that so many athletes have today.