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Helmet designs can reduce concussion risk by 50 percent, study shows

You’ve seen it all over the news lately: concussions pose a serious risk, especially for football players. Not only are they dangerous injuries immediately, but repeated blows to the head can have serious health effects years after they occur — something researchers at Boston University have proven. So what can we do to mitigate the […]

Smoky Rooms: Chemicals deposited by cigarette smoke can cause health problems on their own, research shows

We have all been told plenty of times: Smoking is hazardous for your health. Ever since D.A.R.E. came to our elementary school classrooms, people of this generation have been exposed to a wealth of information about the dangerous effects of tobacco products, especially cigarettes. Teachers, doctors and advertising campaigns have made us aware that even being exposed […]

Run for your lives: Exercise for cancer patients can cut mortality rates in half, study suggests

Exercise just may be the key to cure cancer, or at least one step toward getting there. In a new study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, researchers discovered that physical activity significantly increases the life span of cancer survivors, specifically in men, according to a Thursday press release. Kathleen Y. Wolin, the Loyola […]

Miller-Urey experiment redux: Researchers seek origins of life in safer recreation of 1953 study

Put yourself in a world with a harsh, dark, fiery atmosphere. There is no one in sight. Clouds of smoke, chains of lightning and streams of lava cascade across this hellish landscape. The air is hard to breath, toxic and hot. Where are you? Here on Earth, about 3.8 billion years ago. It is these […]

BU study finds shorter alcohol, drug screening forms effective

As college students, we are often exposed to alcohol and drugs. While most students graduate without visible damage from these substances, use might develop underlying harm that could influence their habits later in life. Dr. Richard Saitz, a professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health and School of Medicine, said young people are at […]