October 4, 2018 Approximately 36 percent of adolescents with Type 1 diabetes are overweight or obese. A recent study found that, especially among females in this population, markers of lower socioeconomic status may be associated with higher body fat in the first decade following diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes.
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Breastfeeding Institute responds to Hurricane Florence with support for infant and young child feeding
September 28, 2018 Hurricane Florence brought heavy rains and catastrophic flooding to parts of North and South Carolina. The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute was among the first responders, helping to ensure that infants and children stayed safe and well-fed in the aftermath of the storm.
September 12, 2018 Sheila Leatherman, professor of health policy and management, served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine study committee whose recent report identified possible pathways for widespread improvement to global quality of health care issues. In low- and middle-income countries, between 5.7 and 8.4 million deaths occur each year from poor quality of care.
August 28, 2018 “Minority leaders are underrepresented in health care, and we wanted to change that.” Jeffrey Simms smiled as he recalled the origins of the UNC Health Scholars program.
August 8, 2018 Dr. Karine Dubé shares new research into the ethics of incentives. She and her co-authors advocate for additional guidance on payments in clinical research and promote the idea of creating a database of payment practices specific to HIV research.
July 25, 2018 A new study is the first to examine multiple genes that influence the age at which a woman starts her period and experiences menopause among a large sample of United States women of diverse ancestries. The findings highlight the benefits of including diverse populations in studies of the genetics of female growth and development.
July 19, 2018 A recent study in North Carolina found that, in the first two weeks after being released from prison, former inmates were 40 times more likely to die of an opioid overdose than someone in the general population.
June 16, 2018 A survey led by Dr. Melissa Gilkey found that parents ranked cancer prevention as the most compelling reason health care providers can give for recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
May 31, 2018 Dr. Alison Stuebe led a revised opinion on postpartum care from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) that establishes a “fourth trimester” of comprehensive care for new mothers.
May 30, 2018 In a new commentary led by a student at the Gillings School, several experts review the legal construct of ‘obstetric violence,’ which currently is being used in Latin America to confront mistreatment of women during childbirth.