DRINKING Diet Coke everyday increases your risk of dying young, experts have warned. Two or more artificially-sweetened drinks a day ups the risk of stroke by a quarter and heart disease by a third, new findings show. And compared with people who never touch them, the risk of early death is 16 per cent higher for diet drink guzzlers. Scientists warned their findings should serve as a warning to those on diets, trying to improve their health. Dr Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, lead author of the study at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York said: "Many well-meaning people, especially those who are overweight or obese, drink low-calorie sweetened drinks to cut calories in their diet. "Our research and other observational studies have shown that artificially sweetened beverages may not be harmless and high consumption is associated with a higher risk of stroke and heart disease." The findings show some women are at even greater risk, with those drinking two or more … [Read more...] about Drinking Diet Coke everyday ‘increases risk of dying young from stroke and heart attack’
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Laura Krantz Globe Staff January 31, 2019 Green Mountain College and the other higher education institutions sprinkled across Vermont have felt as permanent as the mountains and valleys they stand on, but that ground is shifting quickly.Higher education is the third-largest industry in Vermont, yet the state faces a particularly acute version of the challenges that threaten the industry nationwide. It has the most colleges per capita yet one of the fastest-declining high school populations in the country — offering a sobering look at what might be in store for the rest of the nation.With its announcement last week of impending closure, Green Mountain has become the face of this existential struggle, but many other colleges in Vermont are more quietly staring down the same problems. Advertisement “There is no doubt that we’re living in a time … [Read more...] about Higher education struggles hit Vermont hard
Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?
You know it's not your average college dorm when violins can be found on every floor, but alcohol and pot are nowhere to be seen. Psychiatry professor Jim Hudziak pulled a few strings to fill one of the freshman dorms with 80 violins and required students to sign a contract promising no drinking or drugs if they want to live there. It's a bold experiment on any college campus, but he did it at the University of Vermont, long known as a big-time party school. "We didn't go do it in a place where everyone would say, 'oh, well, that would work.' We did it in the place where people giggled," Hudziak said. For students not interested in an "Animal House" experience, welcome to the "wellness environment." At this program for incoming freshmen, it's goodbye toga – hello yoga. Late-night pizza and round-the-clock partying have been replaced by Peloton bikes and personal trainers. The idea: surround college students with activities that expand the brain, not zap it with the … [Read more...] about At University of Vermont, substance-free dorms come with yoga, violins and Peloton bikes
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Health | The Price of Cool: A Teen, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly induce a nicotine habit in teenagers who never smoked. The tale of one teen’s struggle. Matt Murphy, of Reading, Mass., developed a painful nicotine addiction from vaping that made him so dependent he called his device his "11th finger." Credit Credit Joshua Bright for The New York Times Supported by ByJan Hoffman Nov. 16, 2018 READING, Mass. — He was supposed to inhale on something that looked like a flash drive and threw off just a wisp of a cloud? What was the point? A skeptical Matt Murphy saw his first Juul at a high school party in the summer of 2016, in a suburban basement crowded with kids shouting over hip-hop and swigging from Poland Spring water bottles filled with bottom-shelf … [Read more...] about The Price of Cool: A Teen, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction