December 14, 2018
Households in Mexico that regularly purchased high quantities of sugar-sweetened beverages purchased significantly fewer of those beverages after a 2014 excise tax was implemented. Drs. Shu Wen Ng and Barry Popkin are study co-authors. Photo by Francesco Gallarotti.
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December 14, 2018
December 10, 2018
Today, an annual global celebration recognizes Human Rights Day, commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. UNC Gillings adjunct faculty member Dr. Benjamin Mason Meier discusses this anniversary in the context of human rights in public health.
December 7, 2018
New research suggests that the genetic origins of certain preclinical markers of atherosclerosis, such as accumulation of plaque, may play a role in which clinical outcomes individuals may experience as a result of the disease.
November 28, 2018
The prevalence of optimal metabolic health in American adults is ‘alarmingly low,’ even among people who are normal weight, a new study finds.
November 27, 2018
A team led by Gillings School researchers examined the retail experience of customers of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and identified ways in which the experience of WIC recipients could be improved.
Federal Cancer Panel reports HPV vaccination rates remain too low to achieve full potential for cancer prevention
November 1, 2018
Underuse of the HPV vaccine remains a serious threat to progress against cancer in the United States, according to a report released today by the chair of the President’s Cancer Panel, Dr. Barbara K. Rimer.
October 30, 2018
A unique study co-authored by Dr. Robert Agans is the first to examine how local law enforcement agencies and gun retailers can offer temporary gun storage to prevent suicide in their communities. The study was published Oct. 11 in the American Journal of Public Health.
Grant to support study of preconceptual health of Latinas and its association with child overweight, obesity
October 21, 2018
Dr. Daniela Sotres-Alvarez has received a grant of $704,562 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Photo by Jhon David.
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.
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.