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Hookah Smoking Linked to Cigarette Use Within Two Years

Posted on August 27th, 2015

Hookah Smoking Linked to Cigarette Use Within Two YearsAccording to the CDC, between 22 percent and 40 percent of college students smoke a “hookah” each year. Along with persistent myths about the health consequences of hookah use in comparison to cigarettes, people who smoke water pipe tobacco are at an increased risk of taking up cigarettes within two years, a new study finds. Ultimately, this could lead to a lifetime of cigarette addiction, complete with the multitude of risks that the addiction carries with it.

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Virtual Reality Shown to Vanquish Symptoms of PTSD

Posted on August 5th, 2015

Virtual Reality Shown to Vanquish Symptoms of PTSDResearchers at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technology (ICT) have been getting great results using virtual reality to treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. This cutting-edge digital technology, which immerses participants in environments that recreate real-world conditions down to the slightest detail, is now being included in therapeutic regimens at more than 60 Veterans Administration hospitals, military bases and university centers across the country.

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