Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

New hospital-based data contradicts HUD estimates on homelessness

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that in Illinois hospital visits associated with homelessness have tripled since 2011. Their findings, which are published in…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Study: Pig virus is easily transmitted among chickens and turkeys

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The first animal study of a pig virus’s potential to jump to another species shows that the virus, once introduced to a…

Updated : Jan 13, 2020 in Research Articles

How Marijuana Accelerates Growth of HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer Identified

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular mechanism activated by the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the ingredient that…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Ratings system may penalize hospitals serving vulnerable communities

Hospital ratings are intended to help patients decide where to get medical care and encourage hospitals to improve the quality of their services. They also…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Research Articles

People in Peru are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of mercury

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2019) – People living in the southern Peruvian Amazon are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of mercury due to a…

Updated : Dec 16, 2019 in Announcement

New Program to Address Impaired Driving from Alcohol, Cannabis and Prescription Drugs

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will expand a statewide program to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol, cannabis and…

Updated : Dec 11, 2019 in Announcement

CDC selects UIC for public health research network

With $3.75 million in research funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Illinois at Chicago will continue its work…

Updated : Nov 22, 2019 in Feature

Researchers begin major study aimed at improving health equity in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK (Nov. 21, 2019) — Residents of two Trenton ZIP codes can expect to live to about 74 years old on average, but in…

Updated : Nov 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans

Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Research Articles

Study sheds light on differences in hospitalization-related care and outcomes for urgent cardiovascular conditions among homeless individuals

Boston, Mass. – Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death among homeless adults, with mortality rates that are substantially higher than the general population.…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Research Articles

The End of Antibiotics?

Introduction Antibiotics are facing an existential crisis less than a century after their introduction. The bacteria-fighting drugs are becoming less effective as a result of…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services,…

Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Research Articles

After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic, study finds

BUFFALO, N.Y. — How do free trade agreements impact diet and health? A study on a trade deal between the U.S. and smaller, developing countries…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI study is first to explore veterans’ grief, an overlooked toll of war

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 6, 2019 — Grief in veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has been as largely overlooked as post-traumatic stress disorder…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Cumulative environmental exposures increase diabetes risk in rural populations

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are the first to show that cumulative environmental exposures affect rural and urban populations differently when it comes to…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Expert Pitch

GW Experts Are Available to Speak for Stories during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

WASHINGTON (Oct. 30, 2019) — November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and according to the American Cancer Society, more than 220,000 new cases of lung…

Updated : Oct 29, 2019 in Announcement

UCI’s Oladele Ogunseitan joins executive team of USAID-funded global health project

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 29, 2019 — A University of California, Irvine public health professor hailed for his international research achievements is part of an $85…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

In the Wake of Mass Shootings, a Reluctance to Talk About Gun Safety

(Salt Lake City) - At a time when discussions about access to firearms and gun safety are paramount, trusted health care professionals find it difficult…

Updated : Oct 07, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Eastern Equine Encephalitis in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 7, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick mosquito expert Dina M. Fonseca is available to comment on potentially deadly eastern equine encephalitis…

Updated : Oct 02, 2019 in Expert Pitch

The Blue in the Pink: Busting Myths about Male Breast Cancer

UNLV public health researcher Marya Shegog highlights study exploring survivor stories, stereotypes, and health care disparities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. UNLV — As Breast…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Announcement

Rutgers launches graduate degree in public health for clinicians

The Rutgers School of Public Health has launched a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree for clinicians. The degree program will begin accepting students for…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Announcement

Three UC San Diego Researchers Receive Top Honors with NIH Director’s Awards

Three University of California San Diego researchers have received prestigious awards through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, including the Pioneer…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Three new studies reveal eating disorder trends in U.S.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 1, 2019) – A University at Albany professor has found trends that warrant increased screening for eating disorders, she explains. In 2018, Tomoko…

Updated : Sep 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Pay, flexibility, advancement: They all matter for workers’ health and safety, study shows

The terms and conditions of your employment — including your pay, hours, schedule flexibility and job security — influence your overall health as well as…

Updated : Sep 26, 2019 in Policy

CMS Takes a Significant Step Against Antimicrobial Resistance with Hospital Stewardship Requirement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new rule requiring hospitals participating in its programs to establish antibiotic stewardship programs will enable critical advances toward…

Updated : Sep 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Benefits, Challenges to Using Film in Public Health Research

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25, 2019 – The research community is increasingly recognizing video as more than just a medium to disseminate scientific findings after a study’s…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Research Articles

UC San Diego Researchers Isolate Switch that Kills Inactive HIV

Using genetic sequencing, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified a principal cellular player controlling HIV reproduction in immune cells which,…

Updated : Sep 16, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI scientists project northward expansion of Valley fever by end of 21st century

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 – Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions such as the southwestern United States and California’s San Joaquin…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Emergency department openings and closures impact resources for heart attack patients

A new study has found that hospital emergency room closures can adversely affect health outcomes for heart attack patients at neighboring hospitals that are near…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Vast majority of dementia patients don’t receive specialty diagnosis and care, study finds

In the first large study to examine the diagnosis of dementia in older Americans over time, researchers found the vast majority never meet with a…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Young adults exposed to incarceration as children prone to depression

Young adults with childhood history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement were nearly three times more likely to have depression or post-traumatic stress…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Georgetown tobacco control expert outlines motivations of Altria-Juul deal

WASHINGTON -- The pending deal for Altria to purchase 35% of Juul Labs should serve as a "wake-up call" for the careful monitoring of competition…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Genetic factors influencing adult obesity take effect in early childhood

Body mass index (BMI) in infants, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, according to a major new…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

By comparing needles to mosquitoes, new model offers insights into Hepatitis C solutions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- By comparing needles and syringes to disease-carrying mosquitoes, an innovative mathematical model of how the Hepatitis C virus spreads is…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

New study confirms the long-term benefits of a low-fat diet

SEATTLE -- September 4, 2019 -- A team led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has identified several women's health benefits from a…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

The Lancet: Cancer now leading cause of death in high-income countries — while heart disease burden

Two reports from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiologic (PURE) study published in the Lancet and presented together at the ESC Congress 2019 provide unique…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

WSU study to examine health benefits of outdoor preschools

SEATTLE, Wash. - As preschoolers across the nation head into classroom buildings for the start of the school year, more than 300 Seattle area children…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

World-first cardio trial shows shorter wait times and admissions

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: A major new study led by Flinders University Professor Derek Chew shows that up to 70% of patients presenting to Australian hospital emergency…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Medical imaging rates continue to rise despite push to reduce their use

Despite a broad campaign among physician groups to reduce the amount of imaging in medicine, the rates of use of CT, MRI and other scans…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Fetching water increases risk of childhood death

Water fetching is associated with poor health outcomes for women and children, including a higher risk of death - according to new research from the…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

MCG student to receive one of five scholarships for diversity efforts

Bria Peacock, a third-year student at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received an Association of American Medical Colleges 2019 Herbert W.…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Social network interventions can lead to potential health benefits

Social network interventions can have a significant effect on a range of health behaviors and outcomes both in the short and long term, according to…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Aesthetics of skin cancer therapy may vary by treatment type

HERSHEY, Pa. -- While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Achieving zero harm from healthcare — new collection comments on 20 years of research

September 3, 2019 (Thousand Oaks, CA) Over the past 20 years, has the U.S. made significant progress to improve preventable medical errors? A new special…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

UA awarded $1.4M grant for program that supports sleep apnea patients

TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Professor Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, has been awarded nearly $1.4 million for a peer-support program…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

In Health Affairs: Moving deliveries to hospitals in low- and middle-income countries

In many low- and middle-income countries, maternal and neonatal mortality remains high. To overcome this problem, in 2005 the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended a…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Prescription drug monitoring program mandates

States that require prescribers to register with and use prescription drug monitoring programs in most clinical circumstances saw notably fewer opioid prescriptions and reduced opioid-related…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

The Lancet: Non-physician health workers lead new approach to lowering risk of world’s number one ca

A substantial reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease, the world's leading cause of death, can be achieved in a year with a new comprehensive…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Environmental exposures in pregnancy and childhood could affect blood pressure in children

Human beings are constantly and simultaneously in contact with numerous chemical agents, meteorological conditions, and other exposures derived from our surroundings and everyday habits. Studying…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers reveal how bacteria behind hospital infections block out antibiotics

Drug-resistant bacteria responsible for deadly hospital-acquired infections shut out antibiotics by closing tiny doors in their cell walls. The new finding by researchers at Imperial…