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The Abstract: February 28, 2022

February 28, 2022
Our faculty and alumni lead the way with research in reproductive justice, opioid overdose, nutrition strategies and the effect of oil spill cleanup on hypertension risk.

COVID-19 vaccination higher in LGBT communities, CDC reports

February 4, 2022
Gay and lesbian adults are more likely to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have confidence in the safety of vaccines than heterosexuals, according to a CDC report that features research from Dr. Noel Brewer. The data can help public health officials tailor education and outreach to further overcome barriers that prevent LGBT people from getting vaccinated.

Picture warnings on sodas? A promising tool to fight childhood obesity

February 1, 2022
A study in PLOS Medicine is the first to examine in a realistic setting whether pictorial health warnings on sugary drinks influence which beverages parents buy for their children. The findings are promising: The warnings reduced parental purchases of sugary drinks for their kids by 17 percentage points.