Binge drinking and eating disorders are both big issues among college students. When these two habits combine, students may suffer in what the University of Texas at Austin refers to as “drunkorexia —” the practice of restricting calories throughout the day in order to make room for calories from alcohol. […]
Gluten has caused a surprising amount of controversy in recent years. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, it is found in grains, including wheat, barley and rye, and acts like a “glue” that keeps dough elastic. […]
Since early September, students at Johns Hopkins University and Lehigh University have been facing outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease, according to The Wall Street Journal. As of Oct. 19, Johns Hopkins reported more than 100 cases and Lehigh reported 116. Princeton University has also seen eight cases.
The week of Oct. 7 to Oct. 13 marked the 28th annual Mental Health Awareness Week. Critical for a person’s overall health and well-being, mental health refers to conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. […]
More than 45 million Americans wear contact lenses. They are a convenient way to correct vision problems without the hassle and appearance of glasses, but when you do not properly take care of them, they can cause eye infections.
With the new school year comes the exciting world of dorm rooms and communal showers. You may think that you’ve unpacked and purchased everything you need, but there’s one essential thing you may have forgotten –– shower shoes.
We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but does this message apply to our academic success? The foods we eat supply nutrients that have both long-term and short-term effects on our brains. […]
Have you ever had the sniffles or a headache and poked around the internet for a few minutes, only to convince yourself you have a rare life-threatening parasite? With so many health-centered apps and websites at our fingertips, it is important to assess our eHealth literacy. […]