January 14, 2020 UNC-Chapel Hill researchers examined how negative media coverage of the HPV vaccine impacted vaccination rates in Denmark to better understand the damage misinformation causes.
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Gillings research on broad-spectrum antiviral could aid public health response to coronavirus outbreaks
January 10, 2020 New research from scientists at the Gillings School reveals that, in mice, remdesivir is more therapeutically effective against the Middle East respiratory coronavirus (MERS-CoV) than comparative antiviral treatments. This broad-spectrum antiviral drug could help public health workers respond more rapidly to coronavirus outbreaks.
December 19, 2019 Women who routinely use permanent hair dye may have a higher risk of breast cancer, according to research conducted by Carolyn Eberle, a doctoral student of epidemiology at the Gillings School.
December 19, 2019 Two UNC Gillings undergraduates support the work of Durham Volunteer Doulas, a nonprofit that provides free doula training and care to women living in North Carolina’s Triangle region.
December 15, 2019 Being undernourished or overweight are no longer separate public health issues.
December 11, 2019 Chile has mandated some of the most stringent and comprehensive regulations of food marketing. New research from the Gillings School finds that after initial regulations were put in place in 2016, preschoolers’ exposure to child-targeted advertising of unhealthy foods decreased by 35%.
December 9, 2019 In a recent commentary, faculty from the Gillings School call for more urgency in the delivery of quality care to countries experiencing extreme adversity, documenting ongoing crises in Iraq and the devastating impact they have had on human health in the region.
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 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.