Superbugs and antibiotic resistance for your research paper topic

The recent deaths of two patients at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center in California from a bacterial infection have put drug-resistant superbugs back in the news.

Consider discussing drug-resistant superbugs for your research paper. (Credit: Higher Perspective)

Consider discussing drug-resistant superbugs for your research paper. (Credit: Higher Perspective)

Not only is antibiotic resistance a real threat, but the dearth of any new antibiotics on the horizon have many in healthcare more worried than ever about superbugs. What happens if all our antibiotics fail? Read more

Research paper topic: Early onset Alzheimer’s disease

When you’re looking for a research paper topic related to medical issues, early onset Alzheimer’s disease may not be the first idea that comes to mind. But the new film, Still Alice, may cause you to reconsider. Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in the title role of Alice Howland.

The hit film Still Alice shows the impacts of early onset Alzheimer's disease. (Credit: HitFix)

The hit film Still Alice shows the impacts of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. (Credit: HitFix)

The film shows how Alice’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s impacted both her and her family. With stunning performances from the cast, which includes Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart, Still Alice carries a real emotional punch. Read more

Research topic: Anger at anti-vaccine movement after Disneyland measles outbreak

Remember the measles? Probably not. In fact the disease was considered eradicated from the U.S. at the beginning of the 21st century. One dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, or MMR, is considered 95 percent effective, while two doses are considered 99 percent effective.

A recent hot topic covers the debate on vaccinations due to a measles outbreak. (Credit: The Event Chronicle)

A recent hot topic covers the debate on vaccinations due to a measles outbreak. (Credit: The Event Chronicle)

But in the last month the disease has roared back to life with a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland. It is the latest in the battle between the anti-vaccine movement and immunizations. Who will win, and who will lose? Read more

Research healthcare issues for your next term paper

The doctor patient relationship used to be sacred, but can we still say that? The latest news about healthcare issues centers around whether or not the advice that TV doctors, such as Doctor Oz, is good or even factual, while others are reporting on the cyber security of our healthcare information.

Healthcare questions have been raised over the factual accuracy of Doctor Oz's advice. (Credit: TV.com)

Healthcare questions have been raised over the factual accuracy of Doctor Oz’s advice. (Credit: TV.com)

Still other news outlets are asking if patients themselves are being honest with medical professionals. Are you honest with your doctor, and are there ramifications if you aren’t? Read more

How to cover the NHL mumps outbreak for your health research paper

Sidney Crosby has joined 13 of his fellow National Hockey League members in an unusual new club: They are all victims of the latest mumps outbreak.

Sidney Crosby is one of 13 NHL players who have fallen victim to the mumps. (Credit: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)

Sidney Crosby is one of 13 NHL players who have fallen victim to the mumps. (Credit: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)

Vaccines and immunizations have already been in the news of late due to recent measles outbreaks around the country, but the Pittsburgh Penguins player had received his mumps immunization, as well as a recent booster shot, so he was perceived as low risk. Consider covering the recent mumps outbreak in the NHL for your next research paper in health and medicine, primarily on immunizations. Read more

Research topic: Ebola fighters named Person of the Year

A good research paper topic for your term paper could be to write about real world heroes who contribute to the greater good. For example, this year’s Time “Person of the Year” is Ebola fighters, those courageous men and women who worked with Ebola victims at the risk of their own health.

Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year. (Credit: ABC News)

Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year. (Credit: ABC News)

Topics for research papers could be to write about why some people sacrifice their well-being for others or how Ebola caregivers worked in regions without adequate medical supplies or political help. Read more

Obamacare news for your next research paper

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, requires you to purchase health insurance. Instead of waiting until you have a qualifying life event, you can sign up for health care from November 15, 2014, through February 15, 2015.

Learn more about Obamacare. (Credit: Politico.com)

Learn more about Obamacare. (Credit: Politico.com)

According to the Obamacare news, you can also change plans or apply for payment assistance during this special enrollment period. Subsidies to help you pay the premiums are available when you enroll in the health insurance marketplace. Read more

The debate on assisted suicide for your research paper

What would you do if you were given only six months to live? Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard was faced with that question when she was diagnosed with a devastating form of brain cancer. The former San Francisco resident was told she was terminally ill. She opted to move, with her husband, to Oregon where assisted suicide is legal.

A quote by Brittany Maynard, who recently took on assisted suicide due to terminal brain cancer. (Credit: YouTube)

A quote by Brittany Maynard, who recently took on assisted suicide due to terminal brain cancer. (Credit: YouTube)

Maynard’s decision has been covered extensively in the news and opened up a huge debate on the issue of whether terminally ill patients have a right to die at a time of their own choosing. Read more

Discuss the handling of Ebola outbreak in your research paper

On Saturday October 18, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged it may be able to declare Nigeria to be Ebola free on Monday October 20, 2014, if no new cases are reported.

Research the Ebola outbreak and how it can be dealt with in the future. (Credit: The Health Site)

Research the Ebola outbreak and how it can be dealt with in the future. (Credit: The Health Site)

While the nation is currently riveted on the emergence of the Ebola virus in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is facing criticism regarding its handling of the disease. It’s clear that we need to learn from the Nigeria Ebola experience so that we can deal with this and other epidemics both now and in the future. Read more

Borderline personality disorder: Topics for research paper

The subject of personality and emotions covers many psychological conditions concerning emotional regulation, including borderline personality disorder. Some people have difficulty managing their emotions, controlling addictions or dealing with feelings of suicide, such as with comedian and Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams who recently succumbed to suicide due to borderline personality disorder.

Well-known actor Robin Williams suffered from borderline personality disorder. (Credit: Politisite.com)

Well-known actor Robin Williams suffered from borderline personality disorder. (Credit: Politisite.com)

Another example, borderline personality disorder symptoms can include impulse control and difficulty relating to others. Here are some good research paper topics for personality and emotion issues, conditions and treatments. Read more