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PPE in the Bedroom: Is it Safe to Have Sex in a Pandemic?

September 17, 2020

Planned Parenthood and the New York City Department of Health advise against having sex with people you do not live with; however, it’s unclear how well COVID-19 spreads through sexual contact.

After shuttering all research since spring, students and teachers alike are now returning to their labs, although mostly continuing to work remotely.

STEM Students Resume Research Remotely

July 30, 2020

Students doing research with mentors from the Natural Science and Integrative Neuroscience departments have adapted to remote work.

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Four Ways to Maintain a Healthy Immune System

April 21, 2020

Although there is no scientific link connecting specific lifestyle choices with increased immunity, according to medical professionals, practicing healthy sleep, exercise and nutritional habits and managing stress can all help to maintain regular immune system function.

The curve plots the number of new cases against the course of the coronavirus outbreak and demonstrates the potential outcome with or without the implementation of protective measures versus without.

The Science Behind “Flatten the Curve”

April 1, 2020

With protective measures like social distancing, the number of coronavirus cases rises gradually and peaks much later. Without protective measures, the number of cases would rapidly increase as the virus spreads through a community, and then the curve would fall sharply, since most of the people who could catch the virus have already been infected.

According to Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Jeffrey Ng, male participation in CPS has increased 4% since the 2017-2018 school year.

How Men Approach Depression Differently

February 11, 2020

Did you know only 32% of male Fordham students seek help from Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), but 61% of Fordham’s undergraduate and graduate enrollment are men? Jeffrey Ng, CPS director, points to recent psychological research indicating that men may avoid seeking help for psychological issues like depression to align with rigid masculine gender roles.

Face masks have become commonplace in a community fearful of the spread of the coronavirus.

Should You be Wearing a Face Mask This Flu Season?

February 5, 2020

You might see people wearing face masks more often in response to the spread of the coronavirus. Though face masks may help prevent the spread of the virus, both the WHO and CDC do not recommend that healthy individuals wear them. Other precautions may have a bigger impact on protecting you from the coronavirus.

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Booze Won’t Help You Lose

January 22, 2020

Nutrition labels may not be provided on alcoholic drinks, but that doesn't mean the calories don't count.

Juice Generation, located near Columbus Circle, is a great place to pick up a healthy and filling smoothie.

Healthiest Places to Eat around LC

September 18, 2019

Back on campus and already bored of the dining hall’s salad bar and smoothies from the Ram Cafe? Fear not! Take a look at Sports and Health editor Luke Osborn’s guide to navigating the best healthy restaurants around LC.

Antibacterial soap is great for medical settings, but not so great for everyday use.

Lather Not: Say Nope to Antibacterial Soap

April 30, 2019

In every Fordham Lincoln Center bathroom, there is an antibacterial hand soap dispenser. From bacterial resistance to harmful long term effects, antibacterial soaps do more harm than good.

Making almond milk is as easy as throwing almonds into a blender.

Dairy Is Out: How To Make Your Own Almond Milk or Oat Milk

April 9, 2019

Avoid buying carton after carton of your favorite milk alternative and start making your own almond or oat milk by reading Luke Osborn’s, Sports and Health Editor, tips and tricks.

Emily Krichmar, FCLC ’21, uses stand up comedy to transform her mental health into something positive. Zoey Liu/The Observer.

Living for Laughs: How Comedy Can Positively Impact Your Mental Health

April 9, 2019

Comedy might be a good outlet for those with mental health issues. Fordham psychologist Elizabeth Clark remarks on how to effectively incorporate your mental health experiences into comedy, and Emily Krichmar, Fordham College at Lincoln Center '21, tells her experience doing so.

Luke Osborn winding down with a Glossier face mask.

What’s Better: Natural vs. Synthetic Face Masks

March 12, 2019

Looking for some post-midterms self-care ideas? Luke Osborn and Aiza Bhuiyan compare and contrast natural and synthetic face masks and provide you with advice on making your own.