“The Fad” Diet

by Jolie Cooperman Juice detox, intermittent fasting, carb cutting – these words can only mean one thing. Summertime is coming and USC students are prepping for the upcoming bikini season. There is an excessive amount of dieting fads that are currently popular and an even larger amount of students eager…

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Science of Supplements

by Jianing Liu If you’ve been at SC for any amount of time, you’ve likely seen the gigantic jars of protein powder that decorate the living spaces of your health conscious classmates. Coming in flavors like strawberry cream and rocky road that remind us more of milkshakes than protein ones,…

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Heart Health: Marathons

by Sucharita Yellapragada 20 miles passed. 6.2 miles remained. The temperature was 85 degrees on a Sunday morning in Los Angeles. Every breath was becoming harder and harder to have. So how did Senior Angie Kim, survive running the LA Marathon on a sunny March 9th morning? “My friend and…

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Repaying Your Sleep Debt

by Francine Liang I love sleeping. Sadly my relationship with sleep is strained because I rarely have time for it to visit me. Mostly we tend to catch up on weekends, but overloading on too much of a good thing does not make me feel that great afterwards. Terrible analogy…

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Contacts Monitor Diabetics’ Glucose

by Janie Chen Google has created contact lenses that double as glucose monitors. If ever sold in the market, these contacts have the potential to revolutionize the diabetes industry. Diabetics will no longer have to prick themselves to monitor their blood glucose level; these contacts will do it for them…

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Breakthroughs in Glaucoma Research

by Jackie Kruglyakova Affecting more than 60.5 million people globally and over 2.7 million people over 40 years of age in the United States alone, glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Glaucoma is a condition that results in damage to the eye’s optic nerve, the eye’s communication…

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Disaster Relief

by Lu Tian Disasters often occur without a warning, leaving large-scale destruction, death, and mass hysteria at its wake. They destroy homes and livelihoods. For those lucky to survive, struggling to fulfill the basic needs of food and shelter is hard enough. Accommodating immediate disaster relief and long-term reconstruction require…

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