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Cover the vaccination debate for your next research paper

During the month of January 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracked 102 cases of measles reported across 14 states. This measles outbreak is a cause for concern because so many cases were reported in such a short time compared to previous years. In 2014, a record 644 cases of measles were recorded from 27 states. That was the greatest number of cases since the year 2000.

It is now possible to receive a free vaccination in some areas. (Credit: About the MMR Vaccine)

It is now possible to receive a free vaccination in some areas. (Credit: About the MMR Vaccine)

The fear of a severe outbreak has reignited the vaccination debate and the question of personal choice in the use of vaccines. As the story continues to unfold, it makes for a good research paper topic. 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

Student health and obesity: College statistics and ways to help

With obesity on the rise among college students, it's important to take time to care for one's self.

With obesity on the rise among college students, it’s important to take time to care for one’s self.

Good research paper topics on health and fitness may include the problem of obesity on college campuses. Everyone knows about the “freshman 15”—the extra pounds freshmen put on in their first year of college. But the health statistics about overweight students are alarming. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 5.2 million college students are obese. Here is some information about causes and solutions for obesity on campus for research paper topics.

Statistics for college obesity

According to “Obesity on Campus,” by Phillip B. Sparling in Preventing Chronic Disease: Read more