December 4, 2019 As part of a comprehensive effort to reduce obesity, Chile now restricts child-directed marketing for products that exceed certain thresholds for added values of sugars, saturated fats, sodium and/or calories. Child-targeted strategies are still allowed for products that do not exceed these thresholds.
November 22, 2019 A study from the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center could help predict resistance to treatments for pancreatic cancer — one of the deadliest cancer types.
November 21, 2019 Dr. Jennifer S. Smith recently was named by Expertscape as a leading expert in the early detection of cancer.
November 21, 2019 New findings from a research team lead by Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis show that weight management challenges faced by adolescents with type 1 diabetes are compounded in young adulthood and influence the habits young people form as they get older.
November 20, 2019 A review of the e-cigarette research to date found that non-menthol flavors attract both young people and adults to use e-cigarettes and make them perceive e-cigarettes as less harmful.
NC Medicaid data show progress in state's opioid epidemic, but patients need better access to treatment
November 19, 2019 A new analysis of North Carolina Medicaid data finds that, while important progress is being made in combating the state’s opioid epidemic, more work is needed to increase the rate at which Medicaid enrollees diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder receive effective medications to treat it.
November 18, 2019 Although research on cancer patients who identify as sexual and gender minorities has grown over the past few years, more studies are needed to improve cancer care delivery and outcomes for these underserved populations.
November 18, 2019 North Carolinians who fall in the “Medicaid gap” are less likely to regularly use preventive care and more likely to put off needed care due to cost, finds a new study from the UNC Gillings School.
Gillings School faculty member joins other experts in independent review of air quality standards, urges EPA to take appropriate action
November 12, 2019 Dr. Barbara Turpin serves as part of an expert group — disbanded by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2018 — that has since stepped up as an independent body to provide scientific evidence on air pollution.
November 11, 2019 Department of Nutrition alumnus Kevin Travia founded Railcare Health, a nonprofit mobile health care service that is breaking down barriers to primary care access in rural North Carolina communities.