By Kayla Overbey
Friday, April 13, 2012
Top Story – Alcohol
- Although many college students participate in drinking games, such as tip cup and beer pong, many don’t know what the physical effects are. Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D., of the Huffington Post says that drinking games are a “clever way to ritualize and sanction binge drinking.” Drinking games promote alcohol tolerance, which is one of the criteria in diagnosing an alcoholic.
- Click here to read my story on non-alcoholic students and drinking at the University of Kansas.
- Click here to see my graphic on binge drinking dangers.
- The danger of tanning beds and their correlation with cancer is no secret, yet many young men and women continue to “fake-bake.” The Seattle Times draws attention to the problem of minors using tanning beds in their recent article. Dermatologists and parents alike in multiple states are supporting a law which prohibits minors from using tanning beds.
- As the final weeks of the spring semester approach, stress over exams increases in college students. According to the New York Times, constantly increased stress levels can raise your chances of catching a cold. A study conducted by Carnegie Mellon scientists found that those who experienced less stress were more resistant to illness.
- BBC News reports that scientists have designed a new app that influences how you dream. The app senses when sleepers have begun dreaming and plays a certain type of music–birds singing, the ocean, etc.–to guide their dreams. The benefits? Good dreams can produce more thorough sleep and heighten productivity when you’re awake.