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In South, Hispanics pass blacks in deaths from injuries at work

October 07, 2004 CHAPEL HILL-For many years — probably centuries — black men in the South were more likely than whites or other races and ethnic groups in this country to die from accidents suffered while working.A new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows that that’s no longer true. Now, UNC researchers… Read more »

UNC, Emory, Aetna research partnership aimed at increasing colorectal cancer screening

October 07, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — At least one-third of deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented if people over age 50 were regularly screened for the disease, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.The CDC recently awarded a $2.5 million grant to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read more »

School of Public Health Alumnus Dr. William Carter Jenkins to be honored at University Day ceremony

  October 06, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – Dr. William Carter Jenkins, an alumnus of the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health will be one of five university alumni to receive a 2004 Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Award at the annual University Day ceremony on Oct. 12. The free public ceremony will take place… Read more »

Research suggests newsletters, videos might cut colorectal cancer in churchgoing blacks

September 22, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – Combining newsletters individually customized to the health status and lifestyle of the people reading them, along with culturally tailored educational videotapes, might help prevent colorectal cancer in some at-risk populations, a new study suggests.The study, conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and colleagues, showed that… Read more »

Public health’s role in protecting communities is subject of Friday (Sept. 24) webcast, broadcast

September 20, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — The role of health departments in protecting communities and preparing for disease outbreaks and other disasters will be the topic of a 2 p.m. Friday (Sept. 24) program sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health in partnership with the U.S. Centers for… Read more »

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 »