Category: Medicine

How Climate Change Will Exacerbate the Frequency of Deadly Diseases

How Climate Change Will Exacerbate the Frequency of Deadly Diseases

How Climate Change Will Exacerbate the Frequency of Deadly Diseases

07/23/19

“Why will there be more diseases as a result of climate change?”

Insects and viruses thrive in warm climates and human’s immune systems suffer when under temperature stress. As the global climate heats up, more areas will become warmer. This will enable more disease vectors to breed and put stress on humans, therefore vastly increasing susceptibility to illness.. This is How Climate Change Will Exacerbate the Frequency of Deadly Diseases.

N95 Respirators

N95 Respirators

N95 Respirators

11/18/18

“How can we filter away harmful particles with a mask?”

 

In many parts of the world, dealing with heavy air pollution is a daily issue. As a result, people will need to have some form of protection. This is commonly found in the form of N95 Respirators, which are designed to block at least 95 percent of very fine particulate matter. However, caution will need to be taken with these masks, as they are not designed for small children or people with facial hair.

 

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Safety Tips for Air Pollution

Safety Tips for Air Pollution

Safety Tips for Air Pollution

11/12/18

“What are some safety tips for air pollution?”

 

Air pollution is one of the greatest dangers to human public health. As such, we here at Isaac’s Science Blog would like to give a few safety tips for staying safe.

 

  1. Stay inside in an insulated environment as much as possible
  2. If outside, wear a P-95 mask
  3. Don’t engage in any activity that creates smoke

 

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How Accurate Weather Prediction can Help Grid Resiliency

How Accurate Weather Prediction can Help Grid Resiliency

How Accurate Weather Prediction can Help Grid Resiliency

09/06/18

“How can weather forecasts help stabilize the grid?”

 

Weather forecasts have become apart of our daily lives. But did you know that they can also help with grid resiliency? By being able to forecast the future, we can obtain how large our cooling loads will have to be. And with this knowledge, we can get ancillary reserves ready when the time comes. This way, Accurate Weather Prediction can Help Grid Resiliency!

 

Exhaust hoods

Exhaust hoods

Exhaust hoods

10/06/17

“How can we make sure that air is properly filtration in kitchens?”

 

We have a problem. Kitchens, the same thing that we use to help sustain ourselves, commonly have too many airborne chemicals that could be disastrous for health. So how could we use our engineering mindset to solve this problem? Well, what if were to just implement a mechanical fan that would remove all airborne particulates? This is the idea behind an exhaust hood and is used in households worldwide.

Pathogens

Pathogens

Pathogens

07/18/17

“What do we term the activator of a disease?”
Disease is one of the most important studies in Biology. And diseases are caused when a vector carries the disease with it. However, what exactly do we term the activator that is carried? Well, after much debate, Biologists have settled with the definition of a pathogen to describe such organisms. Viruses, bacteria, protozoa, prions, and fungus are commonly pathogens, as well as other micro-organisms

What can walking can do for you?

What can walking can do for you?

What can walking can do for you?

07/16/17

“So what can walking do for you?”

 

 

  • Do you ever feel a bit gloomy or sad? Well, maybe all you need is a nice brisk walk. Studies have shown that taking time for a nice brisk walk can activate the release of chemicals which work to boost your mood and make you happier. (Rosenberg, Yael 2016)
  • Would you like to feel smarter? According to research by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, individuals that commit to a regular workout stimulate the growth of nerve development. (Goldstein, Lev 2016)
  • Want to prevent or reduce the risk of developing heart disease? Since walking is an anaerobic exercise, your heart will be strengthened by it. And with a stronger heart, you will be able to better resist the development of heart issues such as heart disease (Rosenberg, Yael 2016)
  • Want to lose weight? Nearly any type of exercise will cause you to lose weight. Through walking, you can burn off those calories that you have been holding in for a long time, allowing for a healthier weight range. (Goldstein, Lev 2016)
  • Do you ever just want to relieve yourself of some stress? Walking is cardiovascular in nature and can commence stress reducing endorphins to develop and takes your mind off the harmful things in life. (Rosenberg, Yael 2016)

 

 

References

 

Goldstein, Lev. “The Benefits of Walking.” Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 29 June 2016. Web. 22 June 2017.

 

Rosenberg, Yael. “Improve Your Mood: Walking Helps Beat the Blues.” Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 21 Apr. 2016. Web. 22 June 2017.