9th Grade Health Files & Links
- Celiac Disease
What is celiac disease? Why have rates of celiac disease been rising in the U.S.? Are gluten-free diets good for everybody? Join Caroline and Cristen as they take a closer look at celiac disease and gluten-free diets.
- Endrometriosis- the career woman's cancer?
Why does it take women, on average, more than nine years to be accurately diagnosed for endometriosis, one of the most common medical disorders affecting women? Cristen and Caroline explore what endometriosis is, what causes it and why the uncurable condition is still so misunderstood by doctors today.
- Could a single plague wipe out the whole human race?
History is filled with horrific stories of disease wiping out millions, but how likely is such an event today?
- Man Made Disease, biological warfare
Through the practice of biological warfare, human beings have used disease as a weapon for centuries. Yet many conspiracists believe the practice continues into the modern age. Why? Tune in to learn more about the possibilities of man-made disease.
- Does the 5 second rule work?
You know when you drop a piece of food and if you pick it up within five seconds it’s still good to eat? Researchers have studied whether that’s true or not and in doing so have inadvertently shone a light on how utterly covered our world is with bacteria and germs. Prepare to shudder in this episode of Stuff You Should Know.
- Edward Jenner
When smallpox existed in the wild, it killed about 30 percent of the people who got it. For babies, that number was between 80 and 90 percent. Smallpox epidemics wiped out armies in the field, changed lines of royal succession and devastated the native population when it was introduced to the Americas. An epidemic near the end of the Roman Empire killed almost 7 million people, and in the 18th century, as much as 10 percent of the population of Europe died of it every year.
- Spanish Flu
n 1918 and 1919, a fifth of the world’s population got the flu. For many of them, it developed into a terrifying pneumonia that could kill within hours. Somewhere between 20 million and 50 million people died – a death toll that dwarfed that of World War I, which was winding down just as the flu struck.
- Polio: The Dread Disease
Polio was a terrifying threat in the early 20th century: It often left victims paralyzed or dead. Yet two vaccines caused an immediate drop in polio cases and today they’ve nearly eradicated the disease. But what exactly happened? Tune in to find out.