Smoking Becoming a No-No on College Campuses

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Smoking continues to fall out of favor at colleges and universities across America, a new study finds. As of November 2017, over 2,000 U.S. college campuses were smoke-free (no smoking) or tobacco-free (no smokeless tobacco use or smoking), compared with only 774 campuses in 2012, the report found.…

Police Killings Harm Well-Being of All Blacks: Study

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Police killings of unarmed black Americans harm the mental health of black adults nationwide, researchers report. “Our study demonstrates for the first time that police killings of unarmed black Americans can have corrosive effects on mental health in the black American community,” said co-lead author Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani.…

Picking an Exercise Boot Camp

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Exercise boot camps get you in shape through one or more days of intensive training. Some have a celebrity aspect, like camps run by the dance squads of pro sports teams, while others promise the secrets of elite military training forces. There are so many that a quick…

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Viruses could play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Brains riddled with Alzheimer’s disease contain high levels of two strains of human herpes virus, researchers discovered. Human herpes virus 6 and 7 were found in Alzheimer’s-affected brains at levels up to…