June 18, 2019 This breakthrough brings researchers closer than ever to an effective vaccine for the dreaded stomach virus.
June 12, 2019 As rural hospital closures become more common, many patients are left without sources of care, raising ethical questions about hospitals’ and clinicians’ responsibilities during and after closures.
New awards from The Duke Endowment to Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute will support breastfeeding across the Carolinas
June 12, 2019 ENRICH Carolinas, a project that supports hospitals in improving maternity care practices for mothers and babies, will be expanded across North and South Carolina thanks to awards from The Duke Endowment totaling $5 million.
June 11, 2019 The production and sale of falsified and substandard medicines is a public health pandemic that requires greater national and international oversight, according to a recent review article from a team of public health researchers and industry leaders.
May 31, 2019 New research from the Gillings School found that only half of opioid treatment programs provide contraception or other reproductive and sexual health services to reproductive-age women enrolled in their programs.
UNC’s NAPSACC program receives national recognition as “best evidence for impact” on childhood obesity
May 30, 2019 Go NAPSACC, an online version of the program that guides child care providers through a five-step process to help them foster healthy eating and physical activity, currently is in use by 20 states and continues to expand.
May 22, 2019 Each May — National Stroke Awareness Month — people become acutely aware of the enormous challenge that strokes pose for individual well-being and public health. At the Gillings School, researchers and students confront the challenge year-round.
May 17, 2019 The grant will fund research to address the challenge of scaling up the Med-South Lifestyle Program, an evidence-based diet and physical activity intervention.
May 15, 2019 Cancer researchers advocate that physical activity and exercise should be chief components of cancer care and prevention. This week in Chapel Hill, scientists from the American Institute of Cancer Research confirm the direct influence of regular exercise upon reducing cancer risk as part of their annual meeting.
Gillings School team receives $6.2 million to study metabolic underpinnings of obesity-associated cardiovascular disease
May 15, 2019 The grant, which is from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, will help researchers better understand the biologic mechanisms behind obesity’s impact on metabolic pathways.