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Epidemiology News

Poster presentations highlight student research

May 09, 2008 Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health. photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit The School’s Office of Research, under the direction of Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and child health, sponsored the April… Read more »

Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies

May 07, 2008 Women who gain more or less than recommended amounts of weight during pregnancy are likely to increase the risk of problems for both themselves and their child, according to a new report by the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.   Photograph, Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz,… Read more »

UNC wins grant to train HIV doctors in Africa

April 24, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a training fellowship from the Gilead Foundation to provide doctors from the African nation of Malawi with postdoctoral training in internal medicine. Among the poorest nations in the world, Malawi is the site of the UNC Project, a research, care and… Read more »

Better hygiene, antibiotics could wipe out most common form of infectious blindness

April 24, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Joseph Cook Trachoma, a bacterial infection that can lead to blindness if untreated, has been all but eliminated in the United States, Europe and other parts of the developed world. Now, there’s hope that the disease can be controlled in developing countries as well, according to University of North Carolina… Read more »

Five new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

April 23, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health has announced funding for five new Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs), ranging from water testing in developing countries to mental health services in North Carolina. The projects were among 36 proposals submitted earlier this year by School faculty, in collaboration with many other individuals and organizations. Proposals… Read more »

Early neglect predicts aggressive behavior in children

April 07, 2008 Children who are neglected before their second birthday display higher levels of aggressive behavior between ages 4 and 8, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, published today in the journal Pediatrics. Early child neglect may be as important as child abuse for predicting aggressive behavior, researchers say…. Read more »

Obesity may keep some women from getting screened for breast, cervical cancer

March 24, 2008   A review of cancer screening studies shows that white women who are obese are less likely than healthy weight women to get the recommended screenings for breast and cervical cancer, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health.The trend was not seen as… Read more »

Cancer risk slightly higher for women in discontinued hormone treatment trial

March 04, 2008   Photo, Dr. Gerardo Heiss A follow-up study of participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trial led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher, Dr. Gerardo Heiss, has found that women who were taking the combined hormone therapy of estrogen plus progestin may have an increased risk of… Read more »

Vaccine for stomach flu may be possible, UNC research shows

February 13, 2008 Every year, millions of people are infected with noroviruses – commonly called “stomach flu” – often resulting in up to 72 hours of vomiting and diarrhea. While most people recover in a few days, the symptoms can lead to dehydration and – in rare cases, especially among the elderly and infants –… Read more »

Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum to give the commencement address

February 05, 2008 Read more about Dean Rimer’s thoughts on the comencement speaker, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum, in her Blog Monday Morning Monday Morning .   As May approaches keep abreast of all the Commencement Commencement activities.   Read more about Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum and McGill University McGill University . Wikipedia Read some information about Dr…. Read more »