Topic: Health

News, Science & Research

University scientists discover link between glutamate, mood

March 23, 2018 0 comments

In an attempt to understand the effects that drugs like Adderall have on typical brains, scientists have found a relationship between activity of the neurotransmitter glutamate and mood for the first time, according to a study conducted by University researchers.

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CNE-Partners merger moves forward despite University concerns

February 2, 2018 0 comments

Following nine months of discussion, Care New England and Partners HealthCare announced a definitive agreement to merge Jan 25. The agreement raises questions about the state of Rhode Island’s health care system and Brown’s relationship to it. “Right now what we’re focusing on is helping people understand the issues,” said […]

The NaloxBoxes secure the Nalo-xone drug with a velcro strap.

Metro, News

Anti-overdose drug made available to bystanders

February 2, 2018 0 comments

Six months after the installation of Rhode Island’s first anti-overdose drug dispenser, around 50 additional NaloxBoxes have been installed in different municipalities and cities in the state, said Claudia Rebola, NaloxBox designer and former RISD professor.

University changes student healthcare option

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University changes student healthcare option

September 20, 2017 0 comments

The University switched its health insurance provider, forcing some students who previously qualified to enroll in the new $3,615 plan.

Op-eds, Opinions

Slade ’20: Reconstructing fatness

September 10, 2017 0 comments

Growing up fat, I learned 1,000 ways to make myself smaller.

Metro, University News

Resources for women’s health vary across R.I. colleges

September 23, 2016 0 comments

Collegiate health centers are oftentimes the first stop for undergraduate women and female-sexed students seeking sexual and reproductive medical care.

President Christina Paxson P’19 spoke to around 200 undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members on the determinants of health disparities along racial lines during a talk Monday afternoon in Sayles Hall.

University News

Students voice grievances at Paxson Q&A

November 17, 2015 0 comments

Many students used the Q&A to express discontent with the University’s health insurance costs and their contribution to racial disparities on campus.

Science & Research

Med. director forms Chronic Disease Care Committee

March 19, 2015 0 comments

Navigating the transition from living at home to attending a residential college can be especially difficult for students with chronic health conditions.

Documentary presents evidence on how a plant-based diet can lead to lower rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

Science & Research

“Forks Over Knives” examines dietary changes as cure for disease

March 5, 2015 1 comment

“Forks Over Knives” examines how many diseases can be controlled and even reversed by switching to a plant-based diet with fewer processed foods.

Science & Research

Study looks at mindfulness effects on health education

February 26, 2015 0 comments

Researchers investigated how ecological momentary assessment can be used to develop interventions for depression and self-inflicted harm.