Colleges Offer Recovery Programs for Students Battling Addiction | Healthiest Communities Health News

Stereotypical notions of college life – frat parties, keg stands and bong rips among them – could easily lead to a conclusion that the risk is too high in higher education for a student trying to recover from addiction. But colleges and universities across the US have been making a concerted effort for years to … Read more

Remain COVID-vigilant as semester winds down – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff

The UB community’s commitment to health and safety has helped to keep COVID-19 cases low on campus through the many challenges arising from the pandemic, but the recent increase in locally reported cases carries a reminder for faculty, staff and students that the virus is still with us. Due to the highly infectious omicron subvariant … Read more

Students Need More Sleep in Dallas and Across the Country

An educational metaverse is being tested out on students at Dallas Hybrid Prep, the first permanently hybrid school in the state. Pushed by the necessity of remote work during the pandemic, local company STEMuli Technology created the virtual world where students can learn and play. Taylor Shead, the company’s CEO, said their metaverse will one … Read more

‘Euphoria’ sparks conversations around addiction

Zendaya in a scene from Season 2 of “Euphoria,” which was filmed in Los Angeles. Credit: Courtesy of Eddy Chen/HBO/TNS HBO Max’s “Euphoria,” though known in part for its cinematography, soundtrack and makeup looks, also covers topics that are much more serious. The American drama follows Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a high school teen, and her … Read more

Sports betting apps flood US college campuses, fueling addiction fears

Piper Hutchinson isn’t opposed to gambling. But the 25-year-old political communications major says she was “really concerned” with the email she received in January from the athletic department at Louisiana State University. The message, which was also sent to a large number of LSU fans, encouraged recipients to download the Caesars Sportsbook app. The subject … Read more

Measures taken to address mobile game addiction among school students, says Education Ministry

PETALING JAYA: Appropriate intervention measures to address risky behaviors in students including the addiction to mobile games and digital devices have been implemented, says the Education Ministry. For this purpose, the ministry said guidance and counseling teachers in schools have embarked on a focused counseling program as an intervention measure for students. “The approaches such … Read more

Media use before bed can be beneficial – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff

Time spent watching television, playing video games or listening to music just prior to going to sleep might not be as bad for you as you think. The relationship between media use and sleep quality is a complicated union, with multiple factors that can either improve or disrupt a good night’s rest, according to the … Read more