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Vaccine movie pulled from theaters

April 7, 2016

Can it increase mistrust toward vaccinations? By Roxanne Lee Staff Writer Ever since Andrew Wakefield released falsified studies linking autism and vaccines in 1998, public distrust toward vaccinations greatly increased, to the...

Ask a Wellness Ambassador: oral sex, headache relief

February 17, 2016

A biweekly column addressing students’ health questions from office of Health, Wellness, and Recreation. Dear Wellness Ambassadors, My partner and I haven’t had sex but we have been doing oral. Can I get an STI from doing or...

Is the plague making a comeback?

November 4, 2015

By Shen Gao Staff Writer Recently, a case of the bubonic plague has been confirmed by authorities in Oregon. The patient infected was believed to have contracted the disease from a flea bite during a hunting trip. Within the pa...

Determining if you have Ebola or the Flu

October 28, 2014

By Shen Gao Contributing Writer If you live on earth, chances are that you have heard about the recent Ebola outbreak. As the flu season also approaches, healthcare workers are bracing themselves for the overlapping period of t...

Guns are the bigger threat to our safety

October 28, 2014

Nearly every U.S. media outlet has had some story about Ebola this week. What has been less-featured is yet another fatal school shooting. Just for clarity, there have been four cases of Ebola in the U.S. in 2014 and only one ...


October 1, 2014

Almost since the invention of vaccines, there have been people decrying their purpose. Many distrust them for everything from being ineffective, supposedly increasing autism, or seeming unsafe. Many scientific and peer-reviewed st...

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