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Weekly Health News Updates

A recent study by Gallup and Healthways shows that fewer 18- to 25-year-olds are uninsured in the third quarter of 2012. The decrease in uninsured college-aged students may be because of laws allowing children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26. High blood pressure and inflammation, traits associated with obesity, cause the … Continue reading

Lawrence martial artists encourage self-defense training for all

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In addition to spreading awareness of the signs of abuse throughout the month, self-defense training is encouraged. The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, KU Recreation Services, Student Senate and the Campus Safety Committee sponsor free self-defense classes for all KU students. Students who take the classes … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

A review of studies by New York University professors found that rather than mothers, fathers influence the age at which their teenage children sex. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released new guidelines this week encouraging healthy women who have never tested positive for HPV to wait three to five years between Pap tests. … Continue reading

Kansas allergies among worst in U.S.

When she was just four years old, Meggie Brophy wanted to do something nice for her mom. She picked her a bouquet of dandelions. But when Meggie came back inside to give her mom the beautiful floral arrangement she created, her face was red. Meggie said she has had a problem with weeds ever since. … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

New websites encouraging recovery from eating disorders help girls needing an outlet from the sites that condone eating disorders. Haskell Indian Nations University hosted local agencies and advocates on its campus last week to spread awareness of sexual violence among Native Americans and how to counteract it. Parents once worried that giving their daughters the … Continue reading

New York City soda ban could affect Lawrence

The New York City soda ban is the first of its kind. No other city in the U.S. has tried to battle obesity by controlling citizens’ portion sizes. If the trend of New York health policies continues, within a few years the soda ban could be in effect in Lawrence. TRANSCRIPT: (Sound of person filling … Continue reading

I’m a legitimate journalist now

Today, on my birthday, I had my first article published in the University Daily Kansan! I work for the UDK as a photographer, and have my photographs published every week, but there’s something about having my writing published that makes me feel like a legitimate journalist. I think it solidifies my writing ability, which I’ve … Continue reading

Photo Gallery: Kansas City Color Run, July 1

This summer I ran The Color Run in Kansas City, and the only thing I thought about during the race was how much I would have rather taken pictures. It was a good workout, but I belong on the other side of the action. Saturday I will get my chance when The Color Run comes … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case involving blood testing and drunk driving within the next nine months. The case challenges the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures, but if approved could prevent car accidents associated with driving under the influence. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday banning … Continue reading