Health

Genes may be to blame for coffee addictions

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 3:32 pm.

Recent medical studies conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts lends support to the theory that our genes may be to blame for some of the most outrageous coffee addictions. Scientists can confirm identifying six new and exciting gene variations linked directly to the correlation between […]


UO chemistry professor awarded $100,000 to develop the next generation of condoms

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 2:19 pm.

Over the past 50 years, condoms have hardly changed in structure and material. Testing the safety of condoms is just as old-fashioned, according to Richard Chartoff, a research professor at the University of Oregon. “They fill condoms with water and look for leakage,” he says. “They also have air inflation tests. They’re really just looking for […]


UO Students have plenty of options to make it home safely

By on Monday, Oct. 13 at 11:26 am.

For those late nights on or off the University of Oregon campus, Safe Ride and Designated Driver Shuttle, both provide free transportation for students, faculty and staff. These programs are funded by the ASUO, and ensure that safety continues to be a primary focus at the UO. Both programs believe they have a duty to uphold […]


How will you protect yourself this Flu Season? Flu Shot vs. Flu Mist

By on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 12:01 pm.

As fall arrives on campus and University of Oregon students finish unpacking the last of their boxes and begin to call Eugene home, a change in season could cause illness for these new Eugene residents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that, “Everyone six months and older get immunized against the flu, unless there’s a […]


Eyebrow threading is a good alternative to plucking and waxing

By on Friday, Aug. 22 at 1:01 pm.

Pluck here. Wax there. Eyebrow grooming can be annoying. Perhaps getting your eyebrows done by thread might be a better substitute. Threading is an ancient hair removal method that originated in Persia but is also used in other Middle Eastern countries. According to Silk & Stone, a spa in SE Portland, this technique involves 100 […]


A different form of racism on college campuses: Micro-aggressions

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 3:20 pm.

An annoyed student walks away after being called “sexy” solely based on the fact that she is multi-ethnic. An Asian-American student rolls his eyes after being asked about his ethnic origin for the umpteenth time. A black student groans after being told, “You’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” These comments reflect a form of racism: […]


Inexpensive biking and running clubs to keep you active this summer in Eugene

By on Sunday, Jul. 6 at 7:54 pm.

For those looking to get in shape this summer without spending their life savings on a gym membership, Eugene has much to offer. Putting aside the fact that we are surrounded by miles of luscious green trails offering hundreds of hikes, there are even more free and inexpensive ways to get in shape. For runners […]


UO Fitness instructor pushes students to achieve greatness

By on Monday, Jun. 9 at 11:42 am.

Fitness instructor Jackie Brooks has a way of making fitness classes more fun. With students signing up for her classes over and over again, this mom of three and avid soccer player is making working out enjoyable. Brooks has been teaching fitness classes for over 26 years. She started teaching while a university student, where she […]


It’s not all river floating and laying in the sun: Here are five ways to stay active over the summer

By on Sunday, Jun. 8 at 7:30 pm.

The sky is clearing up, temperatures are rising and Eugene feels like a completely different world in the summer. With the abundance of sunshine comes more ways to stay active and take advantage of the summertime weather. Here are five ways to get up, get outside and get moving in Eugene this summer. Water Rafting  […]


Calee’s Journey: A sudden loss of feeling highlights a UO student’s medical mystery

By on Tuesday, Jun. 3 at 7:20 pm.

This is the first in a four-part series exploring University of Oregon junior Calee Williams’ diagnosis of a transverse myelitis. Parts two and three will be published online Tuesday and Wednesday. The final part will appear in Emerald Wknd on Thursday. May 2014 – By the riverbank Look at Calee Williams. You might never guess the […]


Women’s self-defense classes boost confidence as well as safety

By on Friday, May. 23 at 12:25 pm.

Even a woman who is weaker, shorter and lighter than a potential attacker can protect herself, according to local women’s self-defense advocates. Women who learn self-defense not only fend off assaults, but prevent assaults from happening in the first place. Even athletes find that the classes make them more confident in every area of their […]


New self-harm support group creates rare safe space for healing

By on Thursday, May. 8 at 3:58 pm.

If you dealt with emotional pain by causing yourself physical pain in the form of cutting or burning yourself, you would probably be wary of revealing your secret to a group of strangers. But the leaders of a new support group at the HEDCO Clinic on campus want self-harmers to do just that. Research estimates that […]


Student Recreation Center personal trainers help students get in shape for summer

By on Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 8:46 pm.

During spring term, the Student Recreation Center is always filled with students trying to shed the extra weight they’ve packed on during the cold Eugene winter months before summer hits. However, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what exercises to do to make the most of your workout. The personal training program at the recreation […]


Harvey: The full potential of hemp has yet to be unleashed

By on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 2:02 pm.

It’s not uncommon to find products at your local market made with hemp. Yes, hemp cereal and hemp lotion are actually made with cannabis. But don’t get too excited because this type of cannabis won’t get you high. Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the same species, cannabis sativa. Marijuana is the variety of […]