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.
The curfew 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 NBA.
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.