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Weekly Health News Updates

Last Monday was one of the most chaotic days of my semester. I worked for six hours, went straight from work to photograph the chancellor, went home to change clothes before driving around town photographing buildings for another photo assignment and, finally, headed to Kansas City to photograph the men’s basketball game. While my day … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

The recent legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington has caused the benefits and risks of using the drug to receive more attention than ever. CNN reports that researchers published more than 6,000 studies on the effects of marijuana in the past three years, some of which say adolescents may be at … Continue reading

Weekly Health News Updates

A new study at a university that’s buffett-style cafeteria no longer uses trays shows that students waste less food without trays. This may also mean that students who don’t use trays in cafeterias are eating less. The University of Kansas’s cafeterias did a similar study in 2008, which resulted in the elimination of trays except … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Weekly Health News Updates

The generation defined by its obsession with technology is physically suffering – above the waistline – from technological advances. “Text Neck” affects users of smartphones, tablets and computers when they lean toward the screens, creating poor posture and applying stress to the spine. Removing soda – arguably the leading cause of obesity – from a diet results in … Continue reading

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