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Department of Health and Human Services hosts conference call

By Nancy Pierce

September 21, 2011

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

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

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 6, 2011

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 30, 2011

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

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,...

Energy drinks may pose potential dangers

By Brian Canova

February 15, 2011

The popularity of energy drinks such as Monster or Red Bull has grown extensively on college campuses and among younger people over the past decade; walk through the library and you will see green Monster M’s peppering the desks an...

Consumers ask Taco Bell, “Where’s the beef?”

By Michelle Williams

January 27, 2011

“Where’s the beef?” was once a slogan of the fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s, in regards to the quality of meat of their competitors’ products. Now, some consumers are asking just that of Taco Bell. An Alabama law firm has filed a class-action law suit against the fast-food...

UMass professor studies Salmonella scare of 2008

By Lily Hicks

January 27, 2011

You say tomato, I say Salmonella. Between 1996 and 2008, 14 of 84 produce-related outbreaks of food-borne illness were linked to tomatoes, according to a report released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009. ...

Medical system can’t pay attention to what it’s prescribing

By Alyssa Creamer

December 7, 2010

Also see: More stories on Adderall For a pill classified by the U.S. government as a Schedule 2 drug, manipulating the system to obtain Adderall legally does not seem difficult for students. One University of Massachusetts student fe...

Adderall used for recreation and study on UMass campus

By Michelle Williams

December 7, 2010

Also see: More stories on Adderall It comes in several shapes, colors and doses. Some prefer the extended release, while others seek out immediate effects. While to most the drug is known as Adderall, some refer to it as a miracle drug. Adderall, ni...

Are students turning to Adderall to get A’s?

By Matthew M. Robare

December 6, 2010

Also see: More stories on Adderall “It’s a very easy thing to find,” said one University of Massachusetts sophomore who wished to remain anonymous. “All my friends are prescribed it, and so is my sister. I don’t ev...