Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Disease Research


Fifth Grade Students:


Your job in the next week is to find ONE fact about your disease that you plan to research. Look on the internet, in a book, check out some books from the library! Please write your ONE fact in a complete sentence on the blog.


Example:


Influenza is a highly contagious disease. Three things that you need to make sure that you do not get the disease are wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, clean things that are touched, and avoid others that are sick!


28 comments:

Madz said...

If you have a peanut allergy, you should carry an Epi-Pen around with you everywhere you go so if you have a reaction(which is called an anaphylactic reaction) you have enough medicine to last until you get to the hospital. If you are allergic to peanuts, you are also allergic to ALL nuts, and legumes(any green veggie)!! Crazy huh? Be careful with people who have peanut allergies and if you have one yourself!!!

Anonymous said...

Good job Madi!!!!!! My nephew, jackson has this allergy, it is quite serious! Thanks for being so organized, you were the first to blog!

Miss Paulson

Anonymous said...

Polio is a disease in wich a virus attacks your throat, intestines, spinal cord, and lots of other places in your body by being spread not by germs of the mouth but germs from your poop. (and no I am not kidding!) The virus attacks and kills the nerves that send messages to the brain, around any where there are enough germs to do so.

Tori

Arrow said...

If you have alzheimers,a very common symptom is memory loss. For example, you could forget the name of your kid. You are normally 65 and older when you get alzheimers. That is really sad! Another common symptom is not being able to reason things out like what numbers are and what they are used for. You also will start misplacing items like your wallet. One real life example is a man that puts his shoes in the fridge. In fact, the symptoms are so bad, that they themselves are bad enough to be considered as a disease!!!

Anonymous said...

Did you know that Whooping cough can only get into children under the age of 1 and is very rare. but they are trying to see if it can get in audults too.

Emma

Anonymous said...

Some of the symptons for Scarlet Fever are a rash that lookes like you have a sunnbirn, tinny bumps, it might also itch. It usualy appears around the neck and face but not around the mouth. Thoes are some of the many syptoms of Scarlet Fever.

Marisa

Anonymous said...

Hurler's Syndrome is a rare, inherited disease of metabolism in which a person can't break down big chains of sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans. Some symptoms include halted growth, mental retardation, deafness, abnormal bones in the spine, and claw hand. The symptoms for this disease usually appear around the ages from 3 to 8. When my uncle was born with it 47 years ago, there was no treatment for it. Today, they use bone marrow transplants to try to treat it.

$$Leo$$

**Kimmay** said...

My Disease is Ebola, 1 fun fact is after one week of being infected people ushully have symptoms of chest pain, shock, or DEATH! So Ebola is pretty deadly!

Anonymous said...

If you have Lung Cancer you probably have it because you are or were a smoker or you don't have a healthly lifestyle. My grandpa had Lung Cancer because he smoked and he died from it. That is one reason that you can get Lung Cancer.

Matt

anonymous said...

Did you know that as of 2006 nearly 1 in 5 adults have Arthritis that is about 46 million people?(thats alot of people). Another interesting fact about arthritis is that arthritis strikes women more then men. My last interesting fact that I will share with you is that arthritis affects people in all age groups including 300,000 children. Those are a few facts about Arthritis.

Amelia

patrick said...

Leprosy multiplies very slowly symtoms can take as long as 20 years to appear

Anonymous said...

Breast Cancer starts with a cancerous tumor that starts from cells of the breast. The disease occures mostly in women, but men can get it too. The lymph system is important because it is one of the ways in which breast cancer can be spread. Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped collections of the immune system cells that are connected by lymphatic vessels. Lymphatic vessels are like small vines. This is one way breast cancer starts.

Nicole

Anonymous said...

Mono is caused by Epstein-Barr virus. Mono can be spread by kissing so it has earned the nickname the kissing disease. Some symptoms of Mono are high fevers and tiredness.

Ben

(Connor) said...

Rabies is a viral disease that it very serious. It effects the central nervous system. You get it from an animal if it bites you and it already has the disease.

Anonymous said...

Polyarticular Juvinile Rhehumatoid Arthritis is a disease that will cause 5 or more joints unable to move and if you don't get shots every day it looks like you became a giant barbie doll! So as you can see you don't want to get this disease!

Drew

Anonymous said...

One way to help prevent skin cancer is to wear a lot of sun screen and to not be in the sun for too long at a time. This is a very serious disease and I know I don't want to get skin cancer.

(: ASHLEY :)

Anonymous said...

There is 4 diferent types of diabetes. The type I thought sounded interesting is called Pre-Diabetes. What happens is that you will almost always get Pre-Diabetes before you get Type 2 DIabetes. Blood glucose levels that are higher then normal but still not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. 54 MILLION people in the U.S. have pre-diabetes! Thats just in the U.S. Crazy isn't it. Long-term damages that happen to the body, heart and circulatory systum may be ocurring during pre-diabetes.

Anonymous said...

The one above is mine:)


Jenae

Anonymous said...

I am studing ODC (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
A person with OCD could fear or dislike germs and dirt very much. Worry about a thing or task that was done not very good. Or think of evil and sinful things that you could do.

Another fact I found was that OCD use to be very rare, now they are questioning about that.

Those are two interesting facts I found.


-Shannon :)

Dan the awesome guy said...

Epidemic typhus also called "jail fever" "hospital fever" and "louse-bourne fever" these are the only types I'm going to write because there are 6 types and they all have long names. Louse-bourne fever is called so because it is louse-bourne (um..duh?) So anyway Typhus was first documented in 1083 at a convent near Salemo,Italy.

Anonymous said...

Hepatitis A is usually transmitted by contact with contaminated food. Sometimes it is transmitted by people who don't wash their hands. It can turn your skin yellow, make you lose your appetite, and make you feel like you are going to throw up. Luckily, it doesn't cause death and you recover after being sick for a long time!

Michelle

Laura said...

One fact that I found out about Hypothyroidism is that it may be one of the most common dieases in the world. Reaearch has indecated that thyroid desease affects more than 200 million people worldwide. Some day I hope that I am not one of thoose people!

Anonymous said...

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in kids. Kids can take inhalers to control their Asthma.

(!!!GRAHAM!!!)

Anonymous said...

The chances for getting Mad Cow are very low. Even if you eat beef from an infected cow the chance of getting Mad Cow are one in 10 billion.
Thor

bayz said...

My disease is Ovarian Cancer. It is very serious. One interasting fact about it is only females can get it. Symptoms occur very late in the disease. One possible symptom is if you hold your poop for a couple of days. STAY HEALTHEY SO YOU DONT GET OVARIAN CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!



Bailey (bayz)

Anonymous said...

My disease is arthritis. Arthritis is a disease that can make your joints stiff and painful? Did you know that more women have arthritis than men.


Lauren (lolo)

Anonymous said...

I learned that if you have Parkinson's that you shake with your hands and body.

Nick

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