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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

Haskell Indian Nations University fights diabetes in Native American population

Fred Gipp pounded his feet on the bricks until his feet hurt. His performance outside the Kansas Union on Thursday attracted the attention of students and passersby. Gipp danced to promote a powwow he will perform in next year. He said he dances to stay in shape. And it’s important that Gipp stays in shape. … 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

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

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