What is sanitation’s role in prevention of intestinal disease in children?

July 19, 2021
A team of environmental health experts proposed a radical improvement in sanitation for informal communities in Maputo, Mozambique, in an effort to reduce intestinal infections in young children. They found, however, that the risk of infection is so high that sanitation improvements alone may not be enough to significantly improve health.

Improving maternal and child nutrition is a family endeavor

July 16, 2021
Maternal and child nutrition researchers are gaining a clearer picture of the role that fathers, grandparents and other family members play in feeding. To develop a holistic approach that considers this family system, experts at UNC-Chapel Hill, including Dr. Stephanie Martin, have contributed to a special compendium of research that could lead to better nutritional results for caregivers and children.

Study estimates costs of treating and living with metastatic breast cancer will more than double between 2015 and 2030

July 15, 2021
A study from the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention estimates that annual costs associated with metastatic breast cancer among United States women will total $152.4 billion in 2030 — nearly two and a half times the estimate for 2015 costs — due to increase in cases among younger women.

During COVID-19 crisis, NCIPH supports NC school staff in addressing critical health needs

July 13, 2021 In response to the rapidly changing roles and responsibilities of staff in K-12 schools, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction partnered with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health to create an accessible learning resource to address critical pandemic needs.

Well-researched investment in renewable energy can improve global equity

July 6, 2021
In many low- and lower middle-income countries, great natural wealth contrasts with a desire for economic development. In two recent publications, Dr. Noah Kittner explores the ideal balance of wind, solar and hydropower in Myanmar and discusses financial compensation for solar energy generation in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Review shows minimal evidence that dietary supplements lead to weight loss

June 23, 2021
Although Americans spend billions on them, published research shows a lack of strong evidence that dietary supplements and alternative therapies help adults lose weight.

New universal vaccine effectively targets coronaviruses

June 22, 2021
Scientists at the UNC Gillings School have developed a universal vaccine that could protect against COVID-19, its variants — and the next coronavirus pandemic.

Metabolic clues could serve as early predictors of pregnancy complications, inform nutritional intervention

June 18, 2021
A team of Gillings School nutrition researchers recently identified certain changes in a person’s metabolism, that, if found early in a pregnancy, can more accurately predict whether a mother may experience pregnancy-related hypertension or preterm birth than other known risk factors.

Kandrack research honored among ‘best of’ AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

June 17, 2021
Recent health policy and management alumnus Dr. Ryan Kandrack has been selected to present an abstract of his research as part of AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM) “Best of ARM” session.

Study reveals $17.5 billion business of underage drinking

June 10, 2021
A new study has found that underage drinkers consumed $17.5 billion worth of alcoholic drinks sold in 2016. Public health experts, including Dr. Pamela Trangenstein at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, say alcohol company revenues could be used to help curb underage drinking

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