Research + News | Topic: Health

College Students Can Eliminate Stress By Spending Just 10 Minutes Outdoors

Recent research shows that spending as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help relieve students of their college stress. Read the article here.

Concussions Strike College Students Far More Often Than Thought

On college campuses in the United States, students suffer concussions twice as often as believed, and most of those injuries occur off the playing field. Read the full article here.

Looks Like Guys Are More Prone To Pack On The ‘Freshman 15’

A study revealed that freshman boys saw bigger increases in terms of waist size and overall fat mass than girls. Read the article here.

College Students At 3.5 Times Higher Risk For Meningitis B

College students ages 18-24 are more than three times at risk for the potentially deadly serogroup B meningococcal disease (meningitis B) when compared with non-college students, according to a study published in the January 2019 issue of Pediatrics. Read the article here.

Sun safety: hard lessons for college students

(NBC News) A recent study finds that despite college students’ quest for knowledge, real-world lessons about skin cancer are totally lost on many young adults.

Dr. Corey Basch of William Paterson University in New Jersey surveyed more than 300 students. 72 knew someone diagnosed with skin cancer, or even had it themselves, yet those students were more likely to sunbathe and get sunburned, huge risk factors for skin cancer. Read the full article here.

College Students Seem To Take Longer To Recover From Concussion

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better.

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How Colleges Are Fighting The Freshman 15

For parents worried about their college freshmen struggling academically or partying, add one more concern to the list: their food choices.

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Unhealthy Teens Face College and Job Obstacles

Being in poor health as a teenager can have a long-term influence on someone’s educational and job opportunities in adulthood, a new review suggests.

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College Students Report More Stress, Less Time to Socialize

College students report experiencing a lot of stress, due to things like academic pressure and finances, and also report having little time to hang out with friends. Read the article here.

College Students Need To Change Unhealthy Ways

Northwestern-UniversityA study from Northwestern Medicine® and Northeastern Illinois University found that the majority of college students are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that could increase their risk of cancer later on. Racial minority students could be at an even greater risk, especially African Americans and Native Americans.

From the report:

A shocking 95 percent of college students fail to eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables (five or more servings a day), and more than 60 percent report not getting enough physical activity (three or more days of vigorous exercise for at least 20 minutes or five or more days of moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes a week).

“Changing unhealthy behaviors in college students now could be a way to reduce the risk of cancer as well as other diseases later in life,” said Brian Hitsman, principal investigator of the study.

Read the full report here.