Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New weapon to kill Mosquitoes

The researchers in Johns Hopkins University, they have found a new virus which can infect Mosquitoes. This virus can kill and prevent mosquitoes from propagate Malaria to human being. Moreover, this virus also can be passed from mother mosquitoes to their children. However, it will take time before we can use it like a weapon against the mosquitoes.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Stillbrith and Newborn deaths

According to the researchers at the Centre for Women's Mental Health at The University of Manchester, they found out that the metal conditions of mothers affect strongly to their babies health. They said that risk of deaths is twice high, compare the babies of mothers who admitted they do have psychiatric illness to the babies of normal mothers. Moreover, they also remind the consequence of the smoking mothers or alcoholic mothers to their children.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Reconsider the goods of Exercise

I find this article is really interesting about the benefits of exercises. As we usually know that the outcome of exercise is enormous and fantastic, no doubt about this, such as prevent you from obesity, breast cancer, high blood pressure and so on.

However, in the article which i have mentioned above, it shows that even though we accept all the benefits from exercise, those results are not really clear and also it was trailed in different people with different human conditions such as "it is impossible to know with confidence whether exercise prevents heart disease or whether people who are less likely to get heart disease are also more likely to be exercising." Moreover, the article shows that weight lifting is not a good way to lose weight because instead of fat, you will earn more muscle which has a really low metabolic( exchange chemistry between human cells). This article also said that exercise alone can not reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol level neither. So, in order to have a healthy body, you have to exercise and also diet as well.

I don't really care about these kind of problems because i think i'm healthy enough. However, i chose this article because i think it will be helpful for my classmates and may be my teacherS.

(I'm Tai Nguyen and I approve this message)

Monday, October 27, 2008

What I want to learn more?

I don't really know what i really want to learn more or interested in honestly. But after the class today about the rules of the US election, i found that it's interesting to know more about it because of two reasons. First, in my country, we have only one party, Republican party, so we don;t have so many things happen during the election such as negative ads, slogan and so on. The second reason is some people are not satisfied with the rules of the US election. Some people say that not a lot of American citizens go to vote because they think that their votes are useless or weightless. Consequently, they argue that how can the government choose the next president while the lack of voter are enormous. So i think if we stick with this article, it would be interesting.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

the story of stuff

This video is all about the process of a regular product from the beginning to the end. According to the video, the process is divided into 5 basic steps which are: extraction, production, distribution, consumption and disposal. Each step has its own problems such as the running out of resources at the first step, or the containing toxic of the production, or the exploiting of workers of the third step and the pollution into the land water or air of the disposal. Generally, the scene seems really bad. However, we can change it because all of the problems are from ourselves, our behavior. We have to recycle all of the stuff that we can. Beside that, we have to make the whole process become "green" which means not harm environment by sustainability, using green energy.

I think this video is such a valuable evidence which proves that the affects of globalization on global warming. As we can see, through the video, it discussed mainly about two problems which are the bigger consumption of consumers and the loss of climate. The more consumers need, the more products will be produced. Consequently, the climate will be harmed more.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

what's the healthiest diet if all?

I chose to read this article about diet because i think that it's really interesting because of two reasons. First, i know that nowadays, a lot of people are suffering from obesity. Meanwhile, millions of people are living and don;t know whether they have food to eat tomorrow. Second, you have to take your responsibility for what you have eaten, don't blame on the fast food company.

Back to the article, the main point of this article is all about the Mediterranean which the author think is the healthiest diet. To prove , through the article , there are evidence from studies that Mediterranean is very healthful such as decrease Parkinson's disease, heart disease.

I don't really know what kind of diet Mediterranean is. I think, however, the best diet is up to you, the one who chooses what to eat and what body shape you want to have. I think nowadays, people avoid admitting their mistakes rather than accepting and solve it themselves.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Respond for " Food for thought"

I read an article, name" Food for thought". This is all about the relation between food and culture, food and history. It also show that the countries which are close to each other have some similarities in food. In my country, our food is similar with Chinese food because we are really close to other and also have some similarities in culture. However, the food also reflect our life style such as we are an agriculture country so rice is the most important thing in our meal. Beside that, we eat a lot of products from rive also. In my country, different part have their own traditional food which is come from their own traditional material. Further more, the food of different part of my country reflect their life style. People from capital city really care about their meal. It must be contain a lot of meat and rice because they are have formal life style. In the other hand, the people from my hometown don't pay much attention to what they eat because they are more free in thinking about food.