Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Energy drinks may pose potential dangers

By Brian Canova

February 15, 2011

Filed under Archives, Health & Wellness

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

Filed under Archives, Health & Wellness

“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

Filed under Archives, Health & Wellness

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

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness

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

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness

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 7, 2010

Filed under Health & Wellness

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...

Distractology 101: Arbella Insurance donates new driving research facility to UM

By Sam Butterfield

December 7, 2010

Filed under Health & Wellness

As winter weather and the prospect of slick, icy roads converge on Amherst, imagine you are driving down one of the Pioneer Valley’s many steep, hilly, roads. You lose control, skid out and everything is a blurry flash. Fortunately...

Disability Services helps students get the accommodations they need

By Melanie Muller

November 22, 2010

Filed under Health & Wellness

At the University of Massachusetts, the Office of Disability Services is charged with providing “full access” for people with disabilities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), universities in the United States are ...

Merger strengthens campus counseling services

By Simone Shenny

November 16, 2010

Filed under Health & Wellness

If you or someone you know has sought mental help while at the University of Massachusetts, life may have recently gotten a bit easier. UMass’ Counseling Assessment Services (CAS) and Mental Health services, part of the...

Students get involved in giving blood

By Caroline Bagby

September 9, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness

Chairs are lined up and people are scattered, waiting their turn in the basement hallway of the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts. Inside one of the conference rooms, seven medical beds are arranged in a rectangle,...

Study traces reasons why students feel suicidal

By Tim Jones

September 7, 2010

Filed under Health & Wellness

A recent study in the Journal of Affective Disorders has shown that a lack of positive social life and symptoms of depression have spurred suicidal thoughts in some college students. The study, which included research from the Johns Hopkins Child...

The Norwottuck Trail finds itself a pain in the glass and planning

By Chelsea Whitton

May 2, 2010

Filed under Environment, Health & Wellness, Local News

The Norwottuck Rail Trail, an 11-mile stretch that winds through Belchertown, Amherst, Hadley and Northampton, Massachusetts, presents its users with preserved land, the Connecticut River, a view of the mountains and fresh New...