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May 9, 2016
Iron, a critical element for living organisms, can be hard to hard to come by in open marine waters-except each summer, when atmospherically transported dust from north Africa's Sahara Desert provides pulses of biologically important nutrients, including iron, to the tropical marine waters of the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National...
May 2, 2016
The University of Georgia's Mark Ebell wasn't impressed with research on infectious mononucleosis when he wrote his first published review on it back in the 1990s. He still isn't—a subject he discusses in the April issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Early diagnosis of mono is key in expediting proper treatment, said Ebell, a professor of...
April 20, 2016
Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products to soap to nail polish—they give plastic its bendy stretch. But growing research shows that these chemicals could be harming people's health, said the study's...
April 15, 2016
Corn masa flour, a staple in Hispanic cooking, is getting an added boost of nutrition, a move designed to reduce significant birth defects like spina bifida. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the announcement April 14. University of Georgia professor and maternal and child health expert José F. Cordero led a press conference of the March of Dimes and the partners that...
April 8, 2016
The University of Georgia’s leading Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) expert was recognized for his role in developing National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) Courses, which have become a national training standard for health care professionals and emergency services personnel responding to mass casualty events. Cham Dallas, director of the Institute for Disaster Management in the...
February 1, 2016
Dr. Katie Darby Hein, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, was one of 19 UGA faculty members named to the 2015-16 class of the University of Georgia Service-Learning Fellows Created in 2006, the Service Learning Fellows Program is a year-long faculty development program that provides an opportunity for selected faculty members to integrate service-learning into their...
January 29, 2016
Loved ones of cancer patients are likely to search for further information about the disease online but less inclined to seek emotional support from social media forums, according to a UGA College of Public Health study published recently in the journal Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Read more on the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior news feed.
January 20, 2016
Researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health have received a two-year, $358,875 grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop novel methods for converting promising predictive cancer biomarkers into clinical tests that can be used to guide patient therapeutic decisions. Read the entire story on the Epidemiology and Biostatistics...
January 4, 2016
Researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavior received a grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to evaluate over 100 educational and law enforcement focused programs funded by the office. The grant runs through Sept. 30, 2016. For the 12th straight year, the Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation...
December 23, 2015
Most studies of delayed tuberculosis diagnosis focus on the adverse effect of time elapsed between the onset of symptoms to reaching diagnosis and subsequent patient outcomes and control of community transmission. A University of Georgia study takes a new angle on the issue and looks at the potential societal influence and prevention of diagnosis delay. TB is an infectious bacterial disease that...
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