By Kayla Overbey
Friday, April 20, 2012
- As the date looms closer for the Supreme Court’s decision on whether to keep or discard Obama’s Affordable Care Act, medical practitioners are considering the possible outcomes. Bob Doherty of kevinmd.com reports that practices across the country are worrying over the countless programs created by the ACA that will be invalidated if the law is overturned by the Supreme Court. According to kevinmd.com, countless Americans will be worse off than they were before Obama was in office if the act is not sustained.
- Cancer Research UK released figures stating that lung cancer cases are on the rise in women. While the number of lung cancer cases in men has halved overall, it has almost doubled in women, reports BBC News. This rise is most often linked with smoking habits, says information director Sara Hiom. “More than four in five cases of the disease are caused directly by smoking,” she said.
- Harvard hosted their first “Sex Week at Harvard,” which helped to eliminate some misconceptions about sex and college students. The week addressed issues in an explicit way which was respectful, instead of embarrassing. According to the website The Daily Beast, sex weeks are common among colleges and popular with students but some administration members feel that it is too blatant and unnecessary.
- Tamar Chansky of The Huffington Post describes her college years and how students relieved the pressure of exams back in the early 1980’s. However, the times have changed. Mental health organizations are becoming ever more present in colleges as the stress levels of students rise. Stress has become such a problem among students that this week hosts the 7th Annual National Stress Øut Day, which takes place from April 15-21.