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Epidemiology News

New findings from University of North Carolina-led HIV prevention study, HPTN 052

  July 21, 2011 Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill schools of public health and medicine presented detailed data from the landmark HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 052 study at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, in Rome earlier this week. The HPTN 052 study… Read more »

REACH NC allows quicker, more efficient access to School’s experts

July 19, 2011 For nearly every public health challenge, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has a team of innovative scientists quickening the pace toward a solution. But how do other scientists, students, members of the media, business leaders, legislators and others learn more about what we’re doing? Until recently, those looking for detailed… Read more »

Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postpartum depression

July 19, 2011 Women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties. For that reason, women with breastfeeding difficulties should be screened for depressive symptoms, according to a new study by researchers at the University… Read more »

School researchers to present at international AIDS conference

July 15, 2011 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented at the 2011 meeting of the International AIDS Society (IAS), to be held July 17-20 in Rome. The research of more than a dozen faculty members, students and alumni will be presented at the conference, which is the world’s largest… Read more »

As HIV treatment improves, ‘trial effect’ is diminished, new study suggests

July 14, 2011 A new study by investigators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has confirmed the existence of a “trial effect” in clinical trials for treatment of HIV and also shows that effect has diminished over time.Trial effect is an umbrella term for the benefit experienced by study participants simply by… Read more »

UNC tapped to lead national effort to find a cure for AIDS

July 12, 2011 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded a $32 million, five-year federal grant to develop ways to cure people with HIV by purging the virus hiding in the immune systems of patients taking antiretroviral therapy. Tackling this latent virus is considered key to a cure for… Read more »

Adimora appointed to NIAID Advisory Council

July 11, 2011 Dr. Ada Adimora Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, adjunct professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.   The council comprises 18 voting members with diverse perspectives on science, health and the human impact… Read more »

Children more stressed and depressed the longer their soldier parents are deployed

  July 11, 2011 The longer soldiers are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, the more likely their children are to be diagnosed with mental health issues, including depression, behavioral problems, anxiety and sleep disorders, a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows.The study, published online July 4 by Archives of Pediatrics… Read more »

When to call 911? When you think someone’s having a stroke.

July 07, 2011 New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that people presumed to have had a stroke receive more rapid evaluation if they arrive at the hospital by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transport and if EMS has notified the hospital while in transit about the immediate need for brain… Read more »

Survey finds ‘staggeringly high’ rate of spanking in North Carolina

June 28, 2011 A new survey finds that 30 percent of North Carolina mothers of children less than two years old say they have spanked their children in the last year.In addition, 5 percent of North Carolina mothers of three-month-old babies say they have spanked their very young children. More than 70 percent of mothers… Read more »