Research + News | Topic: Health

‘Frats Are Being Frats’: Greek Life Is Stoking The Virus On Some Campuses

Universities are struggling with how to prevent tightly packed sorority and fraternity houses from turning into virus clusters. Read the article here.

Hotels Housing College Students In Effort To Social Distance

Hotel chains, including Wyndham, Hilton and Graduate Hotels, are working with universities to house students during the coronavirus pandemic, matching the need of the hotel industry to make money and alleviate low occupancy numbers and universities’ attempts to safely bring students back to campus. Read the article here.

College Teens Shun Exercise And Healthy Food, Study Finds

Older teenagers may be setting a course for lifelong obesity through inactivity and poor diets, according to a new study. Read the article here.

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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