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Walking For a Cure

Cara Petitti

October 10

Filed under Health, Local, Science & Technology

Thousands arrived at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven last Sunday, Sept. 30, to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease. The New Haven walk, along with numerous other walks throughout Connecticut, marked the close...

Nothing Sane about Mary Jane

Elissa Sanci

September 5

Filed under Campus News and Events, Health, University of New Haven

Marijuana use in the nation is on the rise: 17.4 million Americans were recorded using marijuana in 2010, up from 14.4 million users in 2007. What is more shocking is that the rise in numbers is all thanks to college-aged users. According...

Drought-Driven Food Costs May Damp Consumer Sentiment

Sara J Dufort

September 5

Filed under Environment, Global News, Health

Due to the severe drought that has affected the Midwest, food costs are expected to rise for the next nine months. The drought, which is the worst in decades, has already destroyed more than half of the United States’ corn...

Ohio Bans Smoking on College Campuses

Cristal Reyes

August 29

Filed under Global News, Health

It is clear that it is not the 1950s anymore. Poodle skirts are out of style, televisions do not need antennas, and almost everyone has an iPhone. Most importantly, society has a completely different view of cigarettes....

New Research Suggests Link Between Autism and Obesity During Pregnancy

Elizabeth Field

April 18

Filed under Health, Science & Technology

Healthy eating and regular exercise improves mind function, chronic illnesses, and various other health issues. But have you ever stopped to consider how your health is affecting others? New research suggests that women w...

Yale Study Shows Link between Cell Phone Radiation and Behavioral Problems in Children

Sara J Dufort

March 28

Filed under Health, Science & Technology

While the study is still in its early stages, Yale University researchers say that they may have found a link between cell phone usage and behavioral problems in children, like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The study used pre...

“Cancer” Causing Chemicals in Coke and Pepsi to be Decreased

Ashley Johnson

March 21

Filed under Health, Science & Technology

Representatives from Coca-Cola and Pepsi stated in a press release that they have lowered levels of a chemical found in caramel coloring to comply with a California law, but insisted the drinks pose no health risks and recipes ...

Staying Fit and Healthy in the New Year

Victoria DiBiasi

February 8

Filed under Health, Science & Technology

As the holiday season winds down, many students are left with the remnants of December – unwanted pounds and a sweet tooth that won’t seem to go away.  The days of feasting on reindeer sugar cookies and mom’s holiday comfort ...

Researchers Discover Cancer in Ancient Mummy

Miriam Correia

February 8

Filed under Health, Science & Technology

A professor at American University in Cairo says that the discovery of prostate cancer in a 2,200 year old mummy indicates that the cancer was caused by genetics and not environment. "Living conditions in ancient times were very...

AP IMPACT: Meth Fills Hospitals with Burn Patients

The Associated Press

January 25

Filed under Health

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions of dollar...

Proposed New Tobacco Warnings

Ana Abraham

November 16

Filed under Health, Science & Technology

For decades, the United States has included warnings from the Surgeon General on every pack of cigarettes sold. Recently, Congress has tried to take the warning labels one step further by putting actual pictures on cigarette packs ...

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