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.
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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.
May 8, 2019 A new study outlines the potential to gauge survival statistics of breast cancer patients by measuring estrogen byproducts.
May 6, 2019 A new study provides insight into the food landscape and nutrition-related behaviors on San Cristóbal Island.
April 25, 2019 Financial toxicity — the state when financial burden is a source of harm to individual patients — is burdensome for advanced- and metastatic-cancer patients in ways that may differ from earlier-stage patients, according to new research from the Gillings School.
April 23, 2019 For this clinical trial, blood cells from HIV-positive participants receiving treatment with either Vorinostat or Panobinostat — both drug compounds that inhibit histone deacetylases — were evaluated to test the treatments’ impacts on the cells. "Our research," said Dr. David Margolis, "shows that the use of HDAC inhibitors in HIV-positive people has been safe.”
April 22, 2019 Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the United States, according to researchers at the Gillings School, the CDC and RTI International. Nearly half of all workplaces in the nation offer some level of health promotion or wellness programs, and 17 percent of workplaces with 50 or more employees offer comprehensive workplace health promotion programs.
New research shows women potentially can spread Zika virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection
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.