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New study: many local health directors unsure of authority to curtail smoking

July 11, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Local health department directors across North Carolina are confused about state laws covering whether their facilities can be made smoke-free, but still strongly support such policies, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.The UNC schools of medicine and public health research showed that a… Read more »

Researchers find size, cost of assisted living facilities have little influence on residents’ health

July 08, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The size and cost of assisted living facilities have little influence on health outcomes of residents, according to a report by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.The study, believed to be the largest outcome study of assisted living… Read more »

Colon cancer prevention to be topic of webcast, broadcast Friday

June 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Strategies for preventing colorectal cancer will be the topic of a Friday (June 10) program sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”Collaborating to Conquer Colorectal Cancer: Fulfilling the Promise of Prevention,”… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health faculty recognized for arthritis research

June 28, 2005 Two UNC School of Public Health faculty members have been recognized with STAR awards by the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals. Dr. Brenda Devellis, professor of health behavior and health education and Dr. Robert DeVellis, research professor of health behavior and health education will be honored for their ongoing scientific contributions to… Read more »

Study shows importance of exposure age for Hanford nuclear workers’ cancer risk

  June 20, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The ages at which workers are exposed to low doses of ionizing radiation apparently make a difference in whether they will develop cancer, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.UNC scientists investigated deaths among workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site… Read more »

U.S. Rep. Watt to headline conference on minority health, health disparities

  June 15, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – U.S. Rep. Melvin Watt (D-Charlotte), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, will headline a panel discussion on health disparities among racial and ethnic groups Monday (June 20) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Policy initiatives designed to eliminate such disparities will be the focus of public… Read more »

UNC public health expert awarded Fulbright grant to compare skin, breast cancers from N.C., Ireland

June 15, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Robert C. Millikan, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to perform research and lecture at University College in Dublin, Ireland, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William… Read more »

Congressional panel supports $5 million

June 09, 2005 CHAPEL HILL The U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday (June 7) passed a $408 billion defense funding measure that includes $5 million to expand the Citizen-Soldier Support Program coordinated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The full House plans to endorse the measure next week.If supported by the Senate… Read more »

Men, women disagree on number of guns at home, new study finds

June 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Many couples with small children living at home disagree not only about how they have firearms stored but also about the number and types of guns they possess, a new study shows.The study suggests that because of those firearm knowledge and reporting differences, which reflect a form of gender… Read more »

New nutrition textbook authored by Anderson published by Carolina Academic Press

June 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — A new nutrition textbook authored by Dr. John J.B. Anderson, a professor of nutrition at the UNC School of Public Health, was recently published by Carolina Academic Press.”Nutrition and Health: An Introduction,” focuses on the long-term dietary patterns and biological mechanisms that contribute to the health of North Americans…. Read more »