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Diet Wars
Most people have tried a diet to lose weight at some point, and there are many diets to choose from. PBS Frontline evaluates and compares some of the many diets available. America's food and eating habits over the years are examined. Find out why people get fat and how diets work. Interviews with nutritionists and doctors discuss low-fat diets, nutrition advice from the government, physical activity, and more. There is also information about heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes as they relate to diet.
Topic: Diet, Diet--History, Nutrition
URL: http://www.pbs.org

Nutrition Rules
State lawmakers are making sure that nutrition rules at school as children learn lifelong lessons about eating habits. As obesity rates have tripled or quadrupled for kids, lawmakers are introducing legislation to reduce empty calories and high-fat foods. Find out why the government is getting involved as you discover how childhood eating habits lead to health conditions that cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Investigate how some states measure up as you learn about nutrition standards, breakfast programs, and farm-to-school bills.
Topic: School children--Food
URL: http://www.ncsl.org

Cancer Topics
CancerNet provides current and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute. You will find a wide range of cancer information, including treatment options, clinical trials, ways to reduce cancer risk, and ways to cope with cancer. Resources on support groups, financial assistance, educational materials, and more are also available. URL: http://www.cancer.gov

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
In order to work on a cure and improve the quality of life for those living with cystic fibrosis, it is necessary for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to conduct state of the art research. This means that they have a solid knowledge of the disorder and hold the most complete answers to questions about the current advancements in research. They Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the place to go when looking for any information or links to information about cystic fibrosis.
Topic: Cystic fibrosis
URL: http://www.cff.org

Overweight and Obesity
"In the United States, obesity has risen at an epidemic rate during the past 20 years. One of the national health objectives for the year 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among adults to less than 15%." Links are provided to topics which include: Defining Overweight and Obesity, Body Mass Index (BMI), Obesity Trends, Contributing Factors, Health Consequences, Economic Consequences, Recommendations, State-Based Programs, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and Resources. Great information at this site!
Topic: Obesity
URL: http://www.cdc.gov

Understanding Adult Obesity
This web page is provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Information is provided via internal links concerning adult obesity. "More than 60 percent of Americans aged 20 years and older are overweight." Topics provided include What is obesity?, how is obesity measured?, body mass index, body fat distribution: "pears" vs. "apples", causes of obesity, genetic factors, environmental factors, psychological factors, other causes of obesity, consequences of obesity, health risks, psychological and social effects, who should lose weight, and how obesity is treated?
Topic: Obesity
URL: http://win.niddk.nih.gov

In the midst of issues about academic success, conflicts with parents, and decisions about the future, one's group of friends can provide emotional support and accepting advice. In an impersonal school environment, a clique can provide the confidence and connection to help teens cope and try new things. Analyze how cliques are ranked and what people think of jocks, cheerleaders, skateboarders, serious students, and outsiders. Consider what it means to be in or out. Investigate turf, dress codes, tension between cliques, and the difference between a clique and a gang.
Topic: Cliques (Sociology)
URL: http://www.massgeneral.org

Coping With Cliques
Whether you are in or out, cliques can be a challenge. A strict code is often enforced in dress and behavior in order to belong to a clique. Although it's hard to be left out, a lot of people in cliques realize the bossy leaders aren't really their friends. Explore the differences between a clique and a group of friends. Gain the confidence to be yourself and move in and out of different friendship groups.
Topic: Cliques (Sociology), Interpersonal relations in adolescence
URL: http://kidshealth.org

Why Juvenile Detention Makes Kids Worse

Getting the Juvenile Justice System to Grow Up

Understanding the Problem
These case study files examine cystic fibrosis and the potential to treat this genetic disorder using gene therapy. The first case study file uses animations to help you understand the disorder. The second, interactive case study file lest you explore the possibility of cystic fibrosis being good candidate for gene therapy. In the third and forth case study files you will get to help select, design, and test a gene therapy vector. The last case study file discusses how your approach compares to real life approaches.
Topic: Cystic fibrosis, Gene therapy, Genetic vectors
URL: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu

The Freud Museum London

Freud: Conflict and Culture
Sigmund Freud is a controversial figure in cultural history. Yet, he has helped shaped society's understanding of identity, memory, and sexuality; as others have built on or reacted against his work. Born in Vienna during a time of ethnic tensions and class conflicts, Freud was fascinated with analyzing and experimenting with research in human behavior. The unconscious phenomena and behaviors were believed to express inner conflicts. While many others were using hypnosis; he used free association, dream analysis, and psychoanalysis. He also developed the ideas of transference and repression.
Topic: Freud, Sigmund,--1856-1939, Psychiatry--History
URL: http://www.loc.gov

If you are not clear about the goals and benefits of psychoanalysis, visit this web site that provides health care information to the public. Learn the facts about psychoanalysis and how they may differ from the stereotypes of psychoanalysis that we see in movies and on television. Psychoanalysis is one technique used by psychotherapists to evaluate and treat a patient's behavior problems. Read about how psychoanalysis is based upon Freud's theory of personality structure and his theories of stages of psychological development.
Topic: Freud, Sigmund,--1856-1939, Psychoanlaysis
URL: http://www.editorsweb.org

Understanding Cancer
The cell biology of cancer is explained at the web site of the National Institutes of Health. Follow the path of a cancer cell as it develops. Look at the history of cancer as a disease and see how people have tried to understand it. See what scientists have learned from cell biology and learn about the changes a normal cell goes through to become a cancer cell. The human face of cancer discusses people who develop cancer and the impact of cancer in a population.
Topic: Cancer, Cancer cells URL: http://science.education.nih.gov

Skin Cancer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to reduce skin cancer by education. Use their impressive web site to locate basic information about skin cancer including risk factors, prevention and screening. Access statistics about the most common form of skin cancer and look at rates by ethnicity, by state and by behavior. See what the CDC is doing about skin cancer. The feature page has notes about prevention and sun safety. Listen to a podcast about skin cancer types. ALSO HAS INFORMATION ABOUT MANY OTHER TYPES OF CANCER.
Topic: Cancer, Skin, Skin--Cancer URL: http://www.cdc.gov