September 13, 2019 “Our work has evolved from asking Is obesity increasing cancer risk? and What are the mechanisms linking obesity and cancer?” Dr. Hursting says. “We have largely answered the first question and are still working on the second, but our focus really has turned to What are we going to do about it?”
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September 4, 2019 Recently, the FDA announced its approval of pretomanid, a new drug developed to treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and treatment intolerant/non-responsive Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) TB. Pretomanid is only the third anti-TB drug approved by the FDA in more than 40 years.
September 4, 2019 UNC researchers show that tiny under-the-tongue doses of peanut protein can offer safe and substantial protection against a peanut allergy.
September 3, 2019 Over the summer, students and faculty from the Gillings School joined forces with students from Universidad San Francisco de Quito to conduct a study on water and food insecurity in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador.
August 26, 2019 Health care providers are increasingly aware that social determinants – the conditions in which people live, work and play – have a far greater impact on community health than the care administered to patients in clinical settings. When Atrium Health in Charlotte launched its first community health improvement study in 2016, it asked staff at the Gillings School to map social indicators of health within its 10-county service area.
August 20, 2019 HIV patients who missed medical visits within the past year are more likely to be no-shows in the future, according to new research from the Gillings School. This finding offers insight on how providers can proactively identify patients at risk of missing visits and take steps to support their appearance at future appointments.
August 14, 2019 Something was wrong in Iredell County. From 1995 to 2016, the rate of thyroid cancer was more than double the expected rate for the entire state.
August 12, 2019 “Exercise carries a host of health benefits for both mom and baby, but we are clearly falling short in encouraging pregnant women to stay physically active or in helping them address barriers to doing so,” says Dr. Kelly Evenson.
August 7, 2019 Children with disabilities are at higher risk for poor physical, psychological and social health than children without disabilities, placing them among the most vulnerable populations. A recent study co-led by UNC Gillings researchers explores whether being part of an accountable care organization (ACO) improves health care for these children.
Researchers propose action plan to improve quality health services for nations facing ‘extreme adversity’
August 5, 2019 In order to help the World Health Organization meet its goal of better protecting one billion people from health emergencies by 2023, a team of researchers from the Gillings School has proposed an evidence-based framework to improve the quality of health services in areas facing extreme adversity.