Tag: Health

The Japanese Breakfast and Its Health Benefits

CLAUDE MCVICKER, CONTRIBUTOR Japan is an island nation directly off the eastern coast of China, boasting a population of about 126 million (as of 2018), the third largest economy in the world and, most noticeably, the longest expected life span…

Dragon Blood Used As New Antibiotic?

Mason researchers explore the uses of Komodo dragon blood BY OLIVIA VERMANE, STAFF WRITER Researchers Barney Bishop and Monique van Hoek, along with a team of undergraduate and graduate students, have opened a new door into the world of antibacterial…

Maintaining Good Physical Health As A College Student

BY CLAUDE MCVICKER, STAFF WRITER Staying physically fit in college can be a challenge, and for good reason. After all, one of the major things that sets college apart from high school is the workload students receive. According to the…

Will Raising the Minimum Age for Tobacco Stop Underage Use?

BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER On Feb. 21, Virginia governor Ralph Northam signed HB 2748 into law. This bill changed the minimum age for the sale and possession of tobacco and nicotine vapor products to 21, excluding active duty military personnel….

The Benefits of Practicing Yoga

What you should know about yoga and why you should implement it into your life BY ANASTASIA SHKRETOVA, STAFF WRITER Yoga is a popular movement that brings together large groups of people. It is well-known for its positive effect on…

Barbie Isn’t to Blame for my Anorexia

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER At its hungry heart, anorexia is a strange sickness. If you’re lucky enough to have never felt its effects or watched it devour a loved one, the cure probably seems exasperatingly simple: just eat. Sit…

Am I Good Enough?

Self-confidence: why are we suffering from low self-esteem, and what are useful tips to change it? BY ANASTASIA SHKRETOVA, STAFF WRITER Of course, you are. You are more than good. You are the best at whatever you’re doing. How does…

Service Dog Etiquette

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER I’m going to be flat out and honest. Service dogs are not for your personal pleasure. Yes, they may look really cute, cuddly and behave rather well, but it still does not mean they exist…

Your Mental Health Doesn’t Belong to Anyone’s Schedule

BY SUSAN KATHRINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER While we slowly chip away at the stigma and silence surrounding issues of mental and emotional health, we have managed to barely scratch the surface of the problematic views we still hold as a society….

Run, Mason, Run!

Mason’s Running Club works to run to new lengths BY HAILEY BULLIS ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR If you ever make your way down to the picnic tables by the Aquatic and Fitness Center Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. you will probably find a…