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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 »

Conference explores effects of diet on cardiovascular diseases

April 12, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health is devoting its 29th Annual Public Health Nutrition Update on Thursday (April 15) to “Diet and Cardiovascular Diseases.”The one-day conference, to be held at UNC’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, will feature a series… Read more »

Environmental engineering, health policy specialties appear in 2005 US News graduate rankings

April 03, 2004 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on numerous lists of newly ranked programs and specialty areas produced by U.S. News and World Report magazine for its 2005 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Following is a summary of newly ranked UNC programs and specialty areas that the magazine plans… Read more »

Pilot program attacks childhood obesity epidemic through local schools

March 31, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina schools soon will have new tools for better fighting the childhood overweight epidemic, thanks to a new collaboration of N.C. Prevention Partners and GlaxoSmithKline.At Apex Elementary School this morning (March 30), representatives of GlaxoSmithKline and N.C. Prevention Partners announced their new partnership -“Healthy Schools, Healthy Weight” –… Read more »

International health expert’s lecture to advise more focus on fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

March 29, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Richard Feachem, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, will be the keynote speaker for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health’s Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture, scheduled for April 8. Feachem’s lecture, titled “Fighting the Great… Read more »