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Fleetwood Students Encouraged to Use TAP Locker

November 13, 2019 by

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TAP, or the Tiger Assistance Program, is a program set in place by the state of Pennsylvania and Fleetwood administration to help kids deal with any struggles occurring in their lives. “TAP was created because teachers and faculty began to realize that students needed help dealing with everyday problems,”  English Teacher and member of the […]

Teens Lung Collapses Due to Vaping

October 15, 2019 by

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In 1997, about 36.5% of teenagers smoked. Teenagers getting hooked on nicotine is not a new concept. However, electronic cigarettes are. For years, scientists have studied cigarettes and the effects they have on the human body. However, the concept of vaping is still fairly new.  As of September 2019, 380 lung illnesses have been reported […]

Mental Illness Is More Common Than You Think

October 15, 2019 by

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“Mental health problems are common, but help is available,” MentalHealth.gov write.  With increasing knowledge about mental health issues, there is also an increase of different stereotypes surrounding people with mental illnesses. Many people who deal with a mental illness can sometimes feel that there is no one to talk to, yet many people are willing […]

New Texas Bill Would Criminalize Abortions

June 18, 2019 by

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Tony Tinderholt, a Republican state legislator, introduced a new bill into Texas. This bill would make abortion illegal with no exception for incest or rape. If abortion would occur under the new law, it would be possible to charge the woman with homicide and the death penalty because Texas allows capital punishment when homicide occurs. […]

Woman Gives Birth Twice, 26 Days Apart

June 7, 2019 by

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Twenty-year-old Arifa Sultana of Bangladesh recently gave birth twice within one month. How is this possible? Sultana has a condition called uterus didelphys. It is a rare congenital abnormality in which a woman has two separate uteri. In a female fetus, the uterus starts out as two small tubes. Normally, as the fetus develops, the […]

Research Shows E-Cigarettes Just as Addictive as Regular Cigarettes

June 6, 2019 by

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E-cigarettes have been used in scientific research recently due to the underlying question, what will be the health risks of smoking e-cigarettes? Millions are familiar with the term e-cigarettes, which have increased in use exponentially in recent years. This billion dollar product convinced millions that vaping is safer than smoking tobacco, which it is; however, […]

First Drug for Postpartum Depression Approved by FDA

May 28, 2019 by

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On Tuesday, 19 March, the FDA approved the first ever drug specifically for postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is the intense sadness, anxiety, or despair that occurs within the first year after giving birth. It affects about one in nine women, 400,000 annually. Symptoms can include disturbances in sleep and eating patterns, feelings of sadness and […]