Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Threat of EEE high in Amherst

By Katie Landeck

September 10, 2012

Filed under Health & Wellness, News

Students and residents of the Pioneer Valley are being advised to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites after a case of the mosquito-borne illness Eastern equine encephalitis was confirmed in the area on Thursday. The threa...

The road to recovery: Students fight substance abuse

By Staff

March 26, 2012

Filed under Health & Wellness, News

Editor’s Note: This is a part of a series on mental health at the University. To protect the privacy of the people reported on, only first names will be used. “Hi, my name is Sam, and I am an alcoholic.” That’s how a lo...

Birth Control may be less effective for overweight women

By Mary Reines

March 7, 2012

Filed under Health & Wellness, News

Contraception may be less effective in overweight or obese women, according to an article in the Boston Globe. However, more studies are necessary to confirm this suspicion. Many studies of contraceptive efficacy have excluded...

Study released on the study of sleep

By Staff

March 5, 2012

Filed under Health & Wellness, News

It doesn’t take a scientist to realize your mother was right when she said if you don’t get enough sleep you’re going to get sick. But recently, one has confirmed your mother’s words. Erol Fikrig, a professor in...

UM researcher finds air pollution increases the cost and rate of asthma

By Katie Landeck

January 26, 2012

Filed under Health & Wellness, News

University of Massachusetts’ Resource Economist and Associate Professor Sylvia Brandt found in a recent study that the smog in California can not only make people cough, it can cost them money. The study, which speci...

UMass psychology department program helps to facilitate conversations for adopted youth

By Alyssa Creamer

October 5, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness, News

“Do you know who your real parents are?” It’s awkward questions in elementary school like this one that many adoptive children recall later in life. As a result of the issue of finding individuals who can relate to...

Department of Health and Human Services hosts conference call

By Nancy Pierce

September 21, 2011

Filed under Health & Wellness, Politics

The Department of Health and Human Services announced in a conference call yesterday that one million more young adults received health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act passed by the Obama Administration in early 2010. Secretary of the United Stat...

UMass psychologist exploring infants’ ability to recognize and differentiate faces, objects

By Staff

September 7, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness

A person’s ability to recognize and differentiate between human faces may be developed as early as six to nine months in age, according to a study conducted by a University of Massachusetts psychologist. “I don’t think pe...

Students learn how to get sex ‘right’ at lecture

By Nancy Pierce

April 12, 2011

Filed under Health & Wellness

Editor's note: A name has been removed from the story because the student's quote was taken out of context, due to an editing error. “It’s like riding the wave, if you learn how to master the energy,” said Joyce Jos...

UMass group to host bone marrow drive today and tomorrow

By Jessica Sacco

April 7, 2011

Filed under Health & Wellness

Get swabbed and save a life. That’s the motto the University of Massachusetts branch of DKMS Americas – a bone marrow recruitment agency – will try to hammer-in today and tomorrow during its second annual bone marrow re...

UMass expands support and therapy groups to counter stress, anxiety

By Chris Shores

March 31, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness

As a tour guide and resident assistant at the University of Massachusetts, Connor Boushell sees first hand the excitement and high expectations both high school students and even freshmen and sophomores have for the start of their...

Premature balding may be a precursor to prostate cancer

By Staff

March 1, 2011

Filed under Archives, Health & Wellness, News

Men who start balding by age 20 are at a higher risk for developing prostate cancer, according to a study by French researchers that was published in February. The study, published in the academic journal Annals of Oncology,...