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Teen construction workers in NC often perform risky, prohibited tasks

July 03, 2006 Most teenaged construction workers in North Carolina are doing jobs that are considered risky or are prohibited by federal and state labor laws, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study published this week in the journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.The study was based on telephone survey... Read more »

New test helps Latino patients, health care workers communicate

June 08, 2006 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health have designed an easy-to-use health literacy test to help U.S. health care workers better communicate with and care for Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Shoou-Yih D. Lee The new test, SAHLSA (Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish-speaking Adults), helps... Read more »

New Obesity Collaboration between Sanofi-Aventis and UNC Nutrition

May 05, 2006 The UNC Department of Nutrition and Sanofi-Aventis will undertake a new collaboration to perform a study on the consequences of obesity and weight change using the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) database.”We are very grateful for this support from Sanofi-Aventis as it will enhance and complement UNC’s fight against the global... Read more »

Study shows obese adults not aware of own obesity

April 11, 2006 Do the obese know they are obese? Apparently not, according to a study by University of North Carolina scientists.Obese men and women are reasonably accurate when it comes to reporting their own weight, say researchers, but they are much more likely than normal weight persons to misjudge how much weight falls into... Read more »