A growing number of college students are asking for wiggle room with their academic workloads due to mental health issues. In some cases, students make direct pleas to professors. In others, students work through their university’s disability office to receive official academic “accommodations.” These can include extra time for exams, the opportunity to take tests […]
Archive for December 14th, 2011
If you think you don’t have time to take the stairs, you may be out of an excuse, according to a study published Monday.
Every winter, as blizzards bury towns across the nation, reports inevitably surface of middle-aged snow-shovelers suffering heart attacks. Many health officials routinely warn that shoveling snow can raise the risk of heart attacks. But the warnings have largely been based on anecdotal reports. In a recent study published in the journal Clinical Research in Cardiology, […]
Turns out mom was right: Keep your hands off the raw cookie dough. A new study that investigated the cause of a large outbreak of E. coli in 2009 pointed the blame at raw chocolate chip cookie dough. The researchers say it is the first time an outbreak of food poisoning caused by the dangerous […]
Think you’re the picture of health when it comes to contact lens cleaning and use? We’re not so sure we believe you. A new study in the journal Optometry and Vision Science shows that just 2 percent of contact lens wearers actually follow all the rules when it comes to contact lens hygiene, while more […]
What happens inside the skull of a soccer player who repeatedly heads a soccer ball? That question motivated a provocative new study of the brains of experienced players that has prompted discussion and debate in the soccer community, and some anxiety among those of us with soccer-playing offspring.
Millions of U.S. children get strep throat every year, and in the vast majority of cases, symptoms clear up quickly. In a small number of cases, however, the outcome may be more worrisome.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to avoid any over-the-counter “homeopathic” human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) products that claim to help with weight loss.