April 18, 2019 Women who are infected with the Zika virus potentially can spread the virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection. The CDC currently says women in Zika endemic areas should not try to conceive for two months following infection, but the new findings bring that recommendation into question.
Researchers link vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy with neurobehavioral and metabolic disorders in offspring
April 16, 2019 The global prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) during pregnancy is high, estimated at up to 80 percent in the United States and up to 100 percent in Northern Europe.
April 9, 2019 Out of the estimated 395,000 adults who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States, only six percent survive to hospital discharge. Despite national efforts to improve this rate, it has remained unchanged for the past 30 years.
April 9, 2019 While Americans struggle to meet national guidelines for physical activity, new research shows that neighborhood parks continue to be underused by certain demographics, highlighting an untapped potential for the role of parks in contributing to the health of U.S. citizens.
April 2, 2019 Monitoring the psychosocial experiences of people living with HIV is a key recommendation for conducting clinical trials where participants will have interruptions in antiretroviral therapy. This new development is influenced in part by the contributions of Karine Dubé, a social scientist at the Gillings School.
March 16, 2019
Undergraduates at the UNC Gillings School planned and led the 2019 Summit on Homelessness and Poverty. More than100 students from 25 universities across the U.S. participated. Photo by Ziola Kowzan.
March 16, 2019
Dr. Jamie Bartram, alumnus of the U.K.'s University of Surrey, has won that university's Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to improving the lives of disadvantaged populations through improving water, sanitation and hygiene. Photo by Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill.
Wheeler named to lead UNC Lineberger’s new community outreach office, aiming to reduce cancer inequities
March 8, 2019
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler has been named associate director of UNC Lineberger’s new Office of Community Outreach and Engagement. In the new role, she will gather community input to assess the needs of North Carolinians related to cancer prevention, early detection, cancer care and survivorship.
March 4, 2019
In what is the first prospective study on the association between sedentary habits and cardiovascular disease (CVD) specifically in women, Dr. Kelly Evenson found that women who are sedentary have a significantly greater risk of CVD, independent of other health factors. Photo courtesy of CDC/Project Enhance.
Communities without access to municipal water are at greater risk of having lead in their drinking water
February 25, 2019
In the study’s test area, 28 percent of households had lead in their kitchen tap water at concentrations above the U.S. EPA's health-based limit of 15 parts per billion, which is similar to the risk in Flint, Mich., during the 2015 water crisis.