Annie Dinh


Annie Dinh is currently a junior at Whitney High School. She loves to listen to music and watch anime in her free time. She also likes to spend time volunteering and helping others. Over the last few years, she has come to highly value sleep.

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Our bodies change in various ways as we age—our eyes are no exception. Many, if not all, start experiencing vision problems once over 40. One common aging process that many people go through is presbyopia. Adults affected by presbyopia have difficulty seeing objects clearly at close distances. Other changes, however, aren’t so minor. One such example is … Read More

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) affects thousands of babies annually. About 1500 babies died due to SIDS in the US in 2013 alone. However, there has been a recent decrease in the number of deaths due to SIDS. A study has discovered that sleep environment and other factors play a role in the recent decrease in SIDS deaths. … Read More

Alzheimer’s is one of the most common diseases that people develop as they age. As a neurodegenerative disease, it is an irreversible brain disease in which memory and overall brain function slowly deteriorate and are destroyed altogether. However, a 2014 study from Stanford may prove the exact opposite—that Alzheimer’s can be reversed. A type of immune cell called microglia … Read More

Out of all five senses, hearing is one of the most important senses that we have. We depend on it to communicate every single day. Our lives would be much more difficult without it. From listening to a friend in the mall to enjoying music in the car, our brains quickly process everything we hear daily. A … Read More

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, and, each year, about 800,000 Americans have a stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Recovery for stroke survivors can be difficult due to the brain damage that occurs, which can severely impair cognitive function. A stroke occurs when blood … Read More

Willie Nelson once said, “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” We often hear that we should start thinking positively in order to get positive outcomes, but did you know that optimistic thinking can also affect your health? Research has found that negative thinking can harm your health, while … Read More

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? With the help of telepresence robots, you can! Users can control these robots from remote locations and see everything through the robot’s cameras. They can go to work without ever physically leaving their homes. However, even with the help of these robots, people with limited mobility … Read More

An individual’s childhood is greatly affected by the parenting style that he or she grew up with. Whether you grew up with lenient parents or strict ones, the way your parents interacted with you has great effects that can linger into late adulthood, according to a study by British researchers. A lifelong study by University College London (UCL) … Read More

Sitting can drastically cut off years of your life. You could say that sitting “kills” you if pretty much all you’re doing is being a couch potato or working at a desk all day. More and more people are having sedentary lifestyles over time. Even children are affected. As technology has become more readily available, kids have … Read More

What makes you, you? Your unique personality, of course! All sorts of things can influence an individual’s personality—from variations in how one is brought up to early childhood experiences with peers. It is a common belief that birth order plays a role in people’s personalities as well. But these are just some of the many factors that can affect personality. … Read More

Cancer is one of the most common causes of death. It affects millions of people around the world every year. Cancer accounts for one in four deaths in the United States alone. There are hundreds of types of cancer, and breast cancer is one of the most prevalent. For all types of cancer, if an individual has … Read More

You and your friends are at the fair and decide to eat some tasty “fair food”, like pretzels, popcorn, fries, and chocolate covered bacon. Mmm, yum! The food is delicious, but it isn’t long before you feel thirsty. After eating all of that salty, yet oh-so-scrumptious food, it is no wonder you feel thirsty. After … Read More

Smoking has many negative health effects and can harm nearly every organ in the body. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), six million people in the world die because of smoking each year—five million from direct tobacco use, and the remaining one million due to excessive exposure to secondhand smoke—and these numbers probably don’t even include unborn children. … Read More

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