The term “global events” in Mr. Beeken’s definition is any incident that gets people react or provokes reactions. Examples are human rights violations, public health issues, economic, technological advances, environment issues, war, and etc. Articles aren’t really global because not everyone reads nor cares about what is happening. The true point of this assignment is so that Beeken can show all the losers in his class to read articles and newspapers to be informed what is happening around the world or to provoke a reaction from the people.
Showing the students that reading and reacting is part of the democratic way. Cancer is such a widespread disease that is known throughout the world and is basically on everyone’s mind, next to how to kill Saddam/terrorists. That’s what makes cancer such a global issue because the public likes to hear about breakthroughs, treatments, and cures, anything that can help the war on cancer. The articles one, six, and ten are the ten approved articles I have selected are related to cancer. The first one is concerned with prostate cancer, which is a problem for men and their privates.
The main purpose of this issue is to tell people, especial men to be in either groups that are the watchful waiting or the surgically removed group. It tells you the pros and cons of both sides, such as if you wait the chances of dying are greater and if you choose surgery it may not even be necessary because the disease is slow growing; many will die with it rather than from it. The next connected article was stopping cancer in its tracks, which involves technological advances that allow scientists to identify the first changes in cells as they are overtaken by the cancer.
Scientists are also linking the lifestyles we choose to live may have an effect on the cancer or the factors leading to it. I final article that relates cancer by the production of a new drug that is intended to bring cancer to an end by cutting the blood supply to the tumor. The cancer researchers were amazed by the shrinkage rate for a drug in its early development. The public health issue that has to deals with potential AIDS preventive gel that also acts like a contraceptive is global because people like sex, especially without the worries of sexually transmitted diseases or the fact of getting women pregnant.
The public loves the idea of not having to use condoms or birth control for safe sex. The gel called the “BufferGel” has microorganism-killing chemicals and is an odorless ointment that is based on alkaline compounds neutralizes acid. Researchers found this out by using the information about the pH level of the vaginal and sperm to create the gel. In the lab tests the acidity killed off the sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, norrhea, chalmaydia, herpes, syphilis, HPV, and trichomaniases.
The contraceptive part is on trial in which nine hundred seventy five women are using and if all goes well the “BufferGel” will revolutionize the world. The article on “Who need doctor? ” is global because it has to do with the health of the public first of all. Secondly people like are interested in do-it-yourself medical tests because it gives the public a choice which to go to a doctor or just go to the clinic in the mall. The public likes the idea of having power to make own decisions. If the people hate doctors, whom some people do, they can go with the self-tests, or they can go through with doctors because they are more experienced.
Most consumers don’t care about the medical self test if they know risks, actually they like the idea because of privacy, convenience, pleasure of taking it in the mall, don’t trust doctors, or the consumers wants more control over their health. The positive side of the self-test is that “it helps raises the level of awareness patients have of their own health status” stated by Dr. Bruce Friedman. I believe that is true because the people will understand their health a lot better if they do the self-tests. The “Exercise longer or harder?
” issue is a global because it informs the public that working out harder isn’t necessarily the best in cases such as to decrease the heart disease risk rather then to lower weight. The issue tells the people that you’re not required to exercise so much harder; just walk longer and you are improving your cholesterol. The reaction people will have is to do what is best to help decrease the heart disease risk. The discovery made by researchers will affect the lives of many with cholesterol problems or people that are getting on their way to that point.
I believe the public would like to live a longer and healthier live and to still be in shape or at least their brains will be. The benefit you don’t even have to diet to lower the cholesterol. Exercising longer or harder has been the dispute for a while but researchers found out that longer actually benefits the heart. It benefits the heart because it lowers the LDL cholesterol, which is known as the bad one and raises the HDL the good one. The dramatic difference of the two types of exercises is the HDL, which increases, as the exercise periods are longer.
Excising hard does not get the same results in the HDL level. Studies show that high HDL levels may help the brain in shape because HDL keeps the arteries clear and blood flowing to the brain. People who have higher levels of HDL also tend to live a longer and healthier life. The “After the Blueberries” article doesn’t really sound like a global article, but it does relate to maintaining a healthy diet, which is important to all human beings because many fruits/vegetables are shown to lower the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, prostate cancer, and colon cancer.
The issue is global because it informs the public what is in the people’s best interest and consuming what types of foods is better according to the seasons. Risks of diseases are reduced because fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, flavanoids, carotenoids, vitamins and fiber. Informs the people that plants change with the seasons, which means some lose the usefulness if eater throughout the season. This will tell the people that imported foods is not the best way to go and that the more colorful the fruits/vegetable are the better it is for you, if they do not already know.
The issue on obesity is a global not only because it has to deal with health, but also since obesity effects the economy of nations around the world because where overweight is a problem, it increases the medical costs of treating diseases that are linked such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis and other medical problems. This will exhaust the health care system and soon taxes will be raised for health care because too many people decided not to eat healthier foods and exercise.
If many people choose to be fat and lazy then all of the people in the nation will have to suffer those people consequences. That means paying more taxes to support the fat people in health care, and everything will have to be super sized. “Pain killers may be linked to high blood pressure” is global for the reason that the public is affected and they are interested in new health discoveries that just might change their lives forever. Everyone uses painkillers sometime in their lives and now the studies show that it may cause hypertension.
If that does not start a freaking reaction to people I don’t know what will. Many people will think twice before taking a pain reliever after reading because the migraine pain may hurt now, but hypertension will hurt in the long run. The studies are not proven, but acetaminophen and ibuprofen can cause the blood pressure by blocking the production of the prostaglandin, which is a hormone substance that widens the blood vessels and improve the blood flow. In addition to that the drugs may also increase sodium retention and sodium is a factor of hypertension.
The odd article out of all whole ten is not about related to health in anyway. In fact it is about the number one man that the public wants to be dead, well in America. The focus on Saddam Hussein is global because he is known as a threat ever since not uncovering if he has weapons of mass destruction plus the acts of violence, even towards his own people. People want to hear about the process in Iraq, just like the bombing on Afghanistan in addition to the killing of leaders in the terrorist groups.
After September 11th the public wants him dead; that’s a negative reaction, but it is one. Everyday on the news, newspapers, radio, and etc you hear something about Saddam. The article is trying to tell the reader the reactions made by Saddam that grew over the years. For example, Iraq never came clean to UN inspectors in 1998, continues to manufacture chemical & biological weapons, concealed sensitive equipment and documentations in advance. Stating that Saddam is a threat and a Saddam going nuclear can only cause more chaos in the world.
The issues are all related to health either having to do with drugs, treatments, breakthroughs in medicine, cancer, HIV, AIDS, and any others that concern the public health. There was only one article out of the ten that I can recall that has absolutely nothing to do with health, which was about Saddam and his weapons of mass destruction. I was chose these particular articles because I’m really interested in health, to some its really boring and not worth reading, but to me its very intriguing to learn more about health breakthroughs and how much these new discoveries will change the world of medicine.
The reasons for choosing theses topics wasn’t just because I need a global article for the ten assignments to get a good grade for your class, but it shows that I’m interested in the field of medicine. I know that a lot of people are going to bullshit their way through this article by saying that the interest/desire is in medicine, but I am one of the few that is truly interested. My ambitions are to be successful in college and go on take the stupid Mcats and if I past go onto medical school, residency. After all that hard stressful work, hopefully I can become a doctor!!!
That’s only a dream for now, hopefully it comes true though and by that time I want to be young still. I don’t want to be 35 years old when I get out, shoot my dream is like going through hell!!! I am willing to put up with all the stress and hard work because I believe the rewards are worth it and I’m not meaning the money. To all your greed bastards if the reward is money is the only reason to be a doctor then you shouldn’t be one. Actually the field I want to be in is not the types like in ER or the medical shows.
Nothing like life threatening like brain surgery or anything like that. Pediatrics is the particular medical field I am interested in, doesn’t sound like much to you Beeken because you hate kids so much. Well I like children and medicine, so if you put two and two together pediatrics works. If that fails and all else fails, which I hope doesn’t; I can always be a high school teacher. The only article that gets out of the pattern of similar topics is “Blair Indicts Saddam” because I heard from networking that Mr.
Beeken doesn’t want all health articles because its too boring. So I was like what the hell I will throw this in because it has to do with a man that everyone wants to kill. The only reason for the revulsion is all because President Bush says Saddam is connected to terrorists groups. That automatically means go to war now and wipe him off the face of the earth. I think that was the plot; when the people of America are feeling sad and angry throw in the name Saddam. I bet the real goal is an economic one and it is to take the oil of Iraq.
The following are the list of the most important to the least important to the average citizens: 1. “Potential AIDS preventive doubles as a contraceptive” 2. “Stopping cancer in it tracks” 3. “Promising cancer drug cuts off blood supply, shrinks tumors” 4. “Painkillers may be linked to high blood pressure” 5. “Six in 10 are overweight; health fallout feared” 6. “Prostate Cancer: cut or wait” 7. “Exercise-longer or harder” 8. “Who Needs Doctors” 9. “After the Blueberries” 10. “Blair Indicts Saddam”
I believe the issue “Blair Indicts Saddam” to the least important to the average person because Saddam is not a true problem for the world. The only people concerned with killing him or even dealing with Saddam are all the Americans, especially Mr. Bush. The average person just wants to live a healthy, long, and disease free life. Actually I think all the articles are not important to the average person because you said that the average citizen only thinks about how to live for that day, week, and month. People from many other countries think about daily survival, to take everything one day at a time.