Fitbit data hint at how discrimination alters daily life

"We looked at objective measures of behavior to try to really understand how [discrimination] changed students' daily life."

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias college-students discrimination wearable-devices

2 in 5 young adults have untreated substance use disorder

The percentage of young adults with a substance use disorder who were able to stop using substances was extremely low, the study finds.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction alcohol college-students drugs young-adults

Marijuana use on campus hits 35-year high

Use of marijuana among college students climbed sharply from 2017 and 2018, researchers say, as did their vaping of marijuana and of nicotine.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Sept. 5, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alcohol college-students marijuana surveys young-adults

Parents: Ask your college-bound kid these 8 health questions

College-bound teens should be able to answer some key questions about health, such as naming their primary care doctor and health insurance plan.

U. Michigan | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine college-students higher-education insurance medications parents teenagers

Huge mental health gap for gender minority college students

"There has never been a more important time for colleges and universities to take action to protect and support trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary students on campus."

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety college-students depression gender higher-education lgbtq suicide transgender

Young women’s reasons for sexting aren’t clear cut

What motivates young people to sext? It's complicated, research finds, especially for young women.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture college-students gender mobile-devices relationships sex social-lives texting

How to fight mental illness stigma at college with fun

Getting college students to engage in fun activities centered around honesty about mental health can help cut mental illness stigma.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bias college-students communication depression stigma

‘Brain boost’ drugs hamper sleep and memory with little upside

Taking psychostimulants to do better in school or focus at work offers only a small short-term boost and can negatively affect your sleep and memory.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine attention college-students drugs memory sleep

College money habits shape when we see ourselves as adults

The way we budget, spend, and save our money in college could shape when we begin to form an 'adult identity' and see ourselves as grown up.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture aging college-students identity money relationships

Add-on text cuts gender bias in course evaluations

A simple intervention could make course evaluations more fair for women instructors of college classes.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | May 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias college-students gender higher-education

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