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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 […]

Vegan Lunches Lower Carbon Footprint when Offered

May 27, 2019 by

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If you’re vegan, Fleetwood school lunches are not for you. At FAHS, all school lunches consist of some form of animal product. Soy Milk is sold, but for an upcharge.  At present, the healthy, cruelty-free options are either more expensive or not available. In 2019, many schools have adapted food options for everyone.  Is FAHS […]

New York Passes New Abortion Law

April 24, 2019 by

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On 23 January 2019,  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new abortion law into legislation. The law makes it easier for state residents to have post-availability, third-trimester abortions. The old law only allowed abortions in the third-trimester if the mother’s health was in danger. The bill AB 6221 passed with a vote of 94-49. […]

Marijuana Is Sometimes Legal, but Still Debilitating

December 13, 2018 by

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Marijuana impacts the brain in many negative ways. The main cannabinoid found in marijuana that affects the brain is THC, which is similar to the brain chemical anandamide. These two chemicals reward the brain, encouraging addiction. Humans have an Endocannabinoid System found in many areas of the brain. Our bodies’ natural cannabinoid, anandamide, acts upon […]