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U.S. soft drink consumption grew 135% since 1977, boosting obesity

  September 16, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – One of the simpler ways to curtail the obesity epidemic could be to cut the volume of sweetened soft drinks and fruit drinks Americans are increasingly consuming, authors of new study say.The study, conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, showed that energy intake from… Read more »

Study finds youth in tobacco states

September 15, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Contrary to what some policymakers, health professionals and others have thought, teens who live in tobacco-producing regions appear to be as responsive to ads designed to curb smoking by focusing on the tobacco industry as teens who live in other parts of the nation, a new study concludes.The study,… Read more »

In young black girls, safety concerns, lack of recreation options contribute to weight problems

September 10, 2004 CHAPEL HILL-Inadequate recreational facilities and lingering concerns about safety combine to prevent black girls in some U.S. communities from getting enough physical exercise to prevent obesity and promote good health later in life, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study suggests. Preferences for indoor sedentary behaviors such as television… Read more »

President of Global Health Council to give talk at School of Public Health

September 10, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Nils Daulaire, president and chief executive officer of the Global Health Council, will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health on Thursday (Sept. 16) at noon.His talk, titled “Global Health and Global Inequality,” will be held in the Ibrahim Seminar Room,… Read more »

Preparedness center assists state with Charley, uses knowledge to plan for future hurricanes

September 03, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Hurricane Frances’ impact on North Carolina remains somewhat uncertain, but University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-affiliated public health professionals are prepared to help state officials conduct a rapid needs assessment if the hurricane creates significant damage in the state.Although Hurricane Charley only did minor damage in North Carolina,… Read more »

Study shows obesity leads to longer stays in hospital

September 01, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — People who are obese face not only a greater risk of becoming sick in the first place, they also will remain longer in the hospital, on average, when compared with people of more normal weight, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes.”This study is unique… Read more »

UNC programs receive more than $6 million

September 01, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health programs recently received funding allocations to help the state’s public health professionals enhance skills in responding to possible health threats.The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has renewed funding for the N.C. Center for Public Health… Read more »

UNC, Maryland researchers study impact of neighborhood development on physical activity, obesity

August 25, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Researchers from city planning and public health are conducting a three-year study focused on possible links between urban and suburban sprawl and the rise in U.S. obesity rates.The research team, including faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland, will study… Read more »

UNC’s total research receipts jump 7.5 percent during fiscal 2004

August 20, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s sponsored research funding jumped 7.5 percent in fiscal 2004 to $577.6 million – up from $537.4 million in 2003.The new totals, finalized recently by the university’s Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), showed overall increases in research grants awarded to faculty from… Read more »

2004 APHA Conference to take place November 6-10 in Washington D.C.

August 03, 2004 Mark your calendars now for this year’s APHA conference! Please join the Carolina School of Public Health for food, fellowship and networking during the American Public Health Association annual meeting to be held November 6-10 in Washington, D.C.Additionally, area alumni, colleagues and friends are invited to a reception on Monday, November 8… Read more »