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The Vector

Medical Marijuana: Understanding the line between politics and science

Medical Marijuana: Understanding the line between politics and science

Fatima Ali November 15, 2013

A Gallup poll last month indicated that 58 percent of Americans think marijuana should be legal. Currently, it is available for medicinal purposes in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally,...

Wake up call: How to be a morning person.

Wake up call: How to be a morning person.

Fatima Ali November 1, 2013

Here's a shout out to my friends I accidentally text at 6AM because I forget that being a morning person is not normal, especially in college. However, as a crazy over-achieving pre-med, I love making...

Hold your breath! Air Pollution found to be a leading cause of cancer

Hold your breath! Air Pollution found to be a leading cause of cancer

Fatima Ali October 26, 2013

On October 17, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared what most tri-state residents had a hunch of but didn't want to say: air pollution...

Robot Doctor Concerns: An Allegory for Issues in American Healthcare

Fatima Ali October 14, 2013

Whenever I tell someone that I want to be a surgeon, I often get a response along the lines of “by time you’re a doctor, robots will be doing all of the work.” We all envision a future of telemedicine...

Falling Into Good Health

Fatima Ali October 7, 2013

There are few things I love more than hearing the word "crisp" from the weatherman's mouth. Autumn is the reason I chose to stay in Jersey for college; who doesn't love sweater weather, bonfires and pumpkin...

3 Things to Do

Fatima Ali October 6, 2013

It's the little things that count 1) Don't chose between coffee or tea Research in Japan has found that coffee and green tea together not only give you an energy-boost, but help reduce risk of strokes...

Post Summer-Break Memory Boost

Fatima Ali October 6, 2013

Tips and tricks to get right back to the books Why is it that every fall I feel as though my memory has become total mush? I can't remember what day of the week it is, let alone my student ID number, or...

Understanding the two sides of the Organic Debate

Fatima Ali September 30, 2013

Fatima Ali Copy Editor The price of organic food is on the rise every year, yet more and more families are choosing to "go organic". People on a budget, especially college students, are still on the...

4 Apps that may save your life: My favorite Health and Fitness Apps

Fatima Ali September 27, 2013

Fatima Ali As an STS major, I love to see how technology is changing the way we lead our lives every day. For one, it is changing the way we manage our health. Although some may argue that we are too...

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