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Pregnancy-related depression linked to eating disorders and abuse histories

June 21, 2011 One in 10 women experiences depression during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. Although the problem has received increased attention in recent years, little is known about the causes or early warning signs of pregnancy-related depression. In a study published in the June 2011 issue of Journal of Women’s Health, researchers at… Read more »

New study highlights perils of snack-filled diet

June 13, 2011 A high-fat diet can be bad for your health. However, a snack food-based “cafeteria”-style diet of highly palatable, energy-dense foods is even worse, according to new research.A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that rats that ate snack foods commonly consumed by children and adults… Read more »

Smoke-free outdoor spaces are widespread on North Carolina college campuses

June 10, 2011 A new UNC School of Medicine survey of all North Carolina colleges shows that outdoor college smoking prevention policies are now in effect at 88 percent of North Carolina’s colleges and universities (97 of 110). All UNC system and North Carolina Community College System campuses now have smoke-free buildings. Joseph Lee “These… Read more »

Pelvic widening continues throughout a person’s lifetime, study finds

May 25, 2011 By the age of 20, most people have reached skeletal maturity and do not grow any taller. It had been assumed that skeletal enlargement elsewhere in the body also stopped then.However, a new study by researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found evidence that the pelvis continues… Read more »

School-led consortium identifies genomic regions that could influence severity of cystic fibrosis

  May 25, 2011 Biostatistics researchers from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health are among a team of researchers who have pinpointed regions of the human genetic makeup that contribute to the debilitating symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF).   Their findings provide insight into the causes of the wide variation… Read more »

Nearly one in five young adults has high blood pressure, study shows

May 25, 2011 The number of young adults in the United States with high blood pressure may be much higher than previously reported, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Quynh Nguyen Study authors from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health include Quynh Nguyen, lead… Read more »

UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

May 24, 2011 Cancer patients may visit emergency departments when they experience medical problems, but little information is available about the frequency of or reasons for those visits. Annah Wyss, MPH A first-ever study of emergency room use by oncology patients in North Carolina was published in the May 23, 2011 online issue of the… Read more »

UNC’s Cervical Cancer-Free America convenes top experts to develop national prevention agenda

May 17, 2011 Launching nationwide this month, the Cervical Cancer-Free America (CCFA) initiative to prevent and eradicate cervical cancer is moving ahead with plans to establish and strengthen diverse partnerships across the country to eliminate cervical cancer. The initiative is lead by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Progress in AIDS battle, thanks to UNC study

May 17, 2011 A UNC-led research study has made a major discovery in efforts to halt the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Dr. Myron Cohen The large international clinical trial, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, epidemiology professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has found that treating HIV-infected individuals… Read more »

NC Breast Cancer Screening Program a national model

May 04, 2011 The North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program (NC-BCSP), originally designed to address health disparities between African-American and white women in eastern North Carolina, has been designated a Research-tested Intervention Program (RTIP) by the National Cancer Institute, making information about the program available to others throughout the country.   Faculty and students from… Read more »