College students still vulnerable to bullying

Bullying and cyberbullying don’t end when students go from high school to college, a new study finds, HealthDay reports.

“We got into looking at college students because there are studies on elementary, junior high, high school and the workplace,” Christine MacDonald, a professor of educational and school psychology at Indiana State University, said in a university news release. “There’s nothing on colleges. It doesn’t just stop when they turn 18.”

She and her colleagues found that 15 percent of college students in their study reported being bullied and nearly 22 percent reported being cyberbullied……Read More

Poorer, less educated youth more prone to hypertension

According to HealthDay, young American adults with low incomes and less education are at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study finds. In the United States, nearly one in five young adults 24 to 32 years old has high blood pressure. To help determine why, Duke University Medical Center researchers examined data from more than 14,000 young adults participating in the 2008 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. ..

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For college students, praise may trump sex and money

According to HealthDay, after a lifetime of being told that they’re “winners” who are “special,” today’s young people crave these boosts to their self-esteem more than sex, drinking, money or food, new research suggests. The self-esteem movement of recent decades may have backfired by creating individuals who expect success and praise in a world that won’t necessarily cooperate long-term, said study co-author Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University…

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Simple screen may help spot depression in college students

According to HealthDay, among students who go to university health centers for a physical ailment, between one-fifth and one-quarter are depressed, but the condition often goes undiagnosed because most university health centers don’t screen for depression, a new study reports. The researchers also found that 2 to 3 percent of these depressed students have had suicidal thoughts or are considering suicide…

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Blackouts linked to future drinking injuries in college students

According to HealthDay, the more memory blackouts a college student experiences when drinking, the more likely he or she is to suffer an injury while drinking at some time in the future, a new study says. U.S. and Canadian researchers analyzed data collected from almost 800 undergraduates and more than 150 postgraduate students who were monitored for two years at five North American universities…

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