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UNC’s Bryan Fellows begin summer

June 10, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Five University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students — including one from the School of Public Health — will complete service projects in North Carolina this summer as recent recipients of the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Robert E. Bryan Fellowships.Named in honor of alumnus Robert E. Bryan,… Read more »

HIV infection impairs immunity to malaria in pregnant women

June 04, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Scientists studying infections with HIV — the virus that causes AIDS — and malaria have found a strong link between the two illnesses, both major scourges in sub-Saharan Africa.One of their reports, appearing in the April 30 issue of the journal AIDS, shows that malaria makes HIV worse in… Read more »

Study: economic growth boosting women’s obesity in poorer nations

June 02, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – Around the globe, obesity has become a problem for many poorer women in most countries with upper-middle income national economies and even some with lower-middle income economies, an important new international study concludes.Increasing obesity threatens to undermine the health of women in nations previously not known for a growing… Read more »

Long Island Breast Cancer Study data: aspirin helps protect some women against breast cancer

May 25, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Aspirin might help protect many women against breast cancer, a new study by Columbia and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.”In this work, we confirm reports by others that aspirin reduces the risk of breast cancer by about 20 percent in some women,” said Dr. Marilie… Read more »

Tobacco prevention, control are focus of Friday’s Public Health Grand Rounds

May 17, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Efforts to prevent and control tobacco use will be the topic of a 2 p.m. Friday (May 21) 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.Tobacco use remains the leading cause… Read more »

UNC professor using Fulbright award to share expertise with Polish university

May 14, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Anthony Hackney, professor of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and professor of nutrition at the UNC schools of public health and medicine, is a new Fulbright Scholar using his public health expertise to benefit people in Poland.A physiologist concerned with… Read more »

New UNC research finds high rate of chlamydia in US young adults

May 11, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – More than one in 25 young adults in the United States is infected with the organism that causes the sexually transmitted disease known as chlamydia, according to the latest results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a continuing University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigation.If not… Read more »

UNC study shows Hurricane Floyd boosted abuse and non-abuse brain injuries in children

April 29, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – Hurricane Floyd, which drowned much of 16 eastern North Carolina counties under a layer of water in 1999, also significantly boosted the number of cases of both inflicted and non-inflicted brain injury among small children, a new study shows.Increased injuries resulted from both child abuse and accidents, University of… Read more »

Small uterine fibroids may be linked with increased risk of miscarriage, early study results show

April 13, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Early results from a pioneering study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicate that small uterine fibroids are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage.Fibroids, benign muscle tumors of the uterus, are estimated to affect more than one in five women of reproductive age. But little… Read more »

Newly arrived genetics faculty members at work on complex human diseases

April 12, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Three recent faculty arrivals in the genetics department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine are studying how the interaction of multiple genes is involved in common and complex human diseases.Last year saw the arrival from Virginia Commonwealth University of Dr. Patrick Sullivan, professor… Read more »