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Slade ’20: Reconstructing fatness

Growing up fat, I learned 1,000 ways to make myself smaller. Yes, to run in the mornings, to side-eye sweets, to eat my vegetables. But it was not just about losing weight. I learned to avoid situations where my body might garner unwanted attention. I spent my time in the back or corners of rooms. I ...


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

With the recent news that the Undergraduate Council of Students will supply tampons and pads in all non-residential on-campus bathrooms, the health of women and female-sexed students has come center stage on college campuses statewide. Collegiate health centers are oftentimes the first stop for undergraduate ...


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Students voice grievances at Paxson Q&A

Students shifted the tone of the question-and-answer portion of a talk on racial health disparities by President Christina Paxson P’19 Monday night, posing questions and concerns about institutional racism. Paxson’s talk was followed by a speech by Nicole Alexander-Scott MPH’11, assistant professor ...


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BDSM workshop emphasizes consent

Podophilia, or foot fetishism, is the most common type of fetish. This was the first of many sex-related facts presented at a BDSM workshop Wednesday hosted by the Sexual Health Awareness Group in the Underground. Facilitated by SHAG members including Kayla Tyrrell ’15 and Deborah Pomeranz ’18, ...


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Study examines EMA as research tool

Researchers affiliated with Butler Hospital and the Alpert Medical School investigated how ecological momentary assessment — a term that refers to data collection techniques that measure peoples’ symptoms and behaviors at a given moment — can be used to develop interventions for depression and ...


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Men’s health coordinator backs ‘healthy masculinity’

Since August, Marc Peters, the University’s first men’s health coordinator, has led campus discussions and trainings on the prevention of sexual violence and the creation of safe spaces on campus. “How men are sexualized plays into the type of violence that exists in college communities,” Peters ...


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State gears up for flu vaccine week

Fevers, runny noses, body aches, coughing classmates — these are all signs of the flu season descending on the country. In Rhode Island, health officials are taking measures to provide last-minute vaccinations. As of the latest update from the state Nov. 22, there was no reported influenza activity ...


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Initiative focuses on mental health on campus

As students prepare for finals period, BWell Health Promotion Week is offering a host of workshops, discussions and activities aimed at promoting students’ mental health. The series of events is the brainchild of Lauren Galvan ’16, who is pursing an independent concentration in mental health and ...


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U. flu vaccination rate rises over last 5 years

The number of flu vaccinations administered by Health Services has more than doubled in the past five years, with 3,100 shots this year compared to 1,475 administered in the 2008-2009 academic year, said Infirmary Coordinator Monica Kunkel. The increase could be the result of changing attitudes about ...


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Poll: White, older students more likely to use substances

College social life is often perceived to be characterized by rampant drug and alcohol use, a stereotype reinforced by movies, television, books and popular culture. It may come as little surprise, then, that just shy of 85 percent of Brown students reported they have consumed alcohol and 49 percent ...


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U. partners with hospitals to help market research

The University’s Technology Ventures Office announced a partnership with the Lifespan health care system March 25 that would help Lifespan commercialize new research discoveries. The TVO also expanded its existing partnership with Care New England to cover discoveries made in two more of the company’s ...


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Corvese '15: Stolen soda is sweetest

When New York State Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ’75 overturned New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks, I am sure Mayor Michael Bloomberg and countless other New Yorkers were frustrated. But I was very pleased with the ruling. Bloomberg certainly had the best intentions when proposing ...


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Health officials identify campus norovirus outbreak

A stomach bug spreading through campus was identified as a norovirus by the Rhode Island Department of Health yesterday afternoon, said Edward Wheeler, director of Health Services for the University. Since Sunday, one student has been admitted to the emergency room with the virus, and 18 others have ...





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