Former White House Drug Czar To Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Michael Botticelli, MEd, former White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Pu..Read More

Australian immunologist and Dunn School alumnus Graham Mayrhofer – obituary
University of Oxford

Thanks to his time at the Dunn School, immunology became a lifelong passion and his research interests spanned parasitic infection, inflammation and o..Read More

Obesity Researchers Come Together at WiPOD Symposium
University of Wisconsin

On the surface, the path to winning the fight against obesity seems simple. The public has repeatedly heard the mantra: Eat healthier, exercise more. ..Read More

Obesity and Diabetes Threaten Children of Color
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — When diabetes educator Eva Marie Vivian sees overweight minority children, she sees a generational tragedy unfolding.   Type 2 di..Read More

Health Equity is Focus of New Center
University of Wisconsin

What's the best way to combat the childhood obesity that is so prevalent among Wisconsin's Native Americans? How can we explain the high rates of hype..Read More

ICTR Grants Target Solutions for Childhood Obesity, Drug-Resistant Bacteria and More
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are heading into the community to work on issues ranging from childhood obesity to dr..Read More

African-American Men at Higher Risk of False Positives in Prostate Testing
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - While an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test can be frightening news for men, new research shows that sometimes the lev..Read More

Wisconsin Partnership Program Funds Study on Causes of Obesity in Latino Youth
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - From insulin resistance to urban planning policy, a new project funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program will apply the widest..Read More

Scholars Selected for Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Program
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will host post-doctoral researchers James Broesch, Carolyn McAnd..Read More

Australian immunologist and Dunn School alumnus Graham Mayrhofer
University of Oxford

Thanks to his time at the Dunn School, immunology became a lifelong passion and his research interests spanned parasitic infection, inflammation and o..Read More

Popkin Selected to Deliver 2017 Foard Lecture
UNC Global

Leaders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced the keynote speaker for the School’s..Read More

Lack of Transportation Limits Healthy Food Access Among Washington State Residents
Elsevier

Having convenient or reasonable access to supermarkets is often associated with healthier diets and a lower risk for obesity among neighborhood reside..Read More

Smartphones and Tablets and Adolescents: Small Size, Big Problems?
Elsevier

Research has shown that when children watch too much television, their risk of obesity increases. However, more and more screen time is coming from ot..Read More

UTHealth launches nutrition education program with $2 million gift
University of Texas

 Laura Moore, M.Ed., R.D., L.D., and her husband Don Sanders have donated $1 million to support a first-of-its-kind nutrition education program at The..Read More

Teenagers drink a bathtub of sugary drinks a year
University of Cambridge

Teenagers, aged between 11 and 18, drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks on average a year, according to new calculations from Cancer Research ..Read More

Diabetes shortens adult lifespan in Mexico City
University of Oxford

A study of 150,000 people in Mexico City has shown that diabetes accounted for at least one third of all deaths between the ages of 35 and 74. This al..Read More

Diabetes shortens adult lifespan in Mexico City
University of Oxford

A study of 150,000 people in Mexico City has shown that diabetes accounted for at least one third of all deaths between the ages of 35 and 74. This al..Read More

Dr. Wolfe reflects on term as President of ASMBS
Oregon Health & Science University

During the last year, Bruce Wolfe, MD, Professor, Department of Surgery, served as the President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric S..Read More

OHSU role in “fetal origins of disease”
Oregon Health & Science University

Scientists, students, health professionals, public health officials and community advocates from around the globe will convene in Portland for the 7th..Read More

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute funds 13 cancer research projects statewide
Oregon Health & Science University

The Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU has awarded grant funding to 13 community-led projects around the state in the latest funding cycle for its Commun..Read More

UPMC Experts Combat Foot Pain with Fat Injections
University of Pittsburgh

 Patients who suffer from pedal fat pad atrophy, or the loss of fat in the ball of the foot, may benefit from an innovative new procedure that involve..Read More

Healthy Lifestyle in Old Age Shortens End-of-Life Disability
University of Pittsburgh

Leading a healthy lifestyle not only extends one’s lifespan, but it also shortens the time that is spent disabled—a finding that had previously eluded..Read More

Combat Foot Pain with Fat Injections
University of Pittsburgh

Patients who suffer from pedal fat pad atrophy, or the loss of fat in the ball of the foot, may benefit from an innovative new procedure that involves..Read More

Adult weight gain could increase cancer risk
University of Cambridge

“This research shows how important it is to look at weight gain over a person’s lifetime – to give a clearer picture of cancer risk through life compa..Read More

Mexico’s Soda Tax Could Reduce Diabetes, Heart Disease and Health Costs,
UCSF School Of Medicine

The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Mexico could prevent hundreds of thousands of adults from developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseas..Read More

Her Highness celebrates five years of Sahtak Awalan
Cornell University

In the five years that Sahtak Awalan has been operating it has made a real impact on the health landscape of Qatar, influencing and educating the comm..Read More

Mexico’s National Soda Tax Could Substantially Reduce Diabetes, Heart Disease and Health Care Costs
UCSF School Of Medicine

The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Mexico could prevent hundreds of thousands of adults from developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseas..Read More

Next Round of Grant Solicitations for Provocative Questions Announced
NIH National Cancer Institute

NCI recently issued a new solicitation for research proposals under the Provocative Questions (PQ) Initiative, a program aimed at promoting cancer-rel..Read More

Improving Cancer Control in Rural Communities - National Cancer Institute
NIH National Cancer Institute

May 18, 2016 by NCI Staff Researchers from several NCI-Designated Cancer Centers and NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) sites that serve ..Read More

Digital Doctors and Mobile Medicine
NIH -National Institute of Health

Advances in communications, computer science, informatics, and medical technology have facilitated the practice of "telehealth" which is broadly defin..Read More

Home-Based Intervention Aims to Curb Childhood Tooth Decay and Obesity in the Bronx
Yeshiva University

More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar..Read More

UCSF Awarded Funds to Launch Nutrition and Obesity Research Center
UCSF School Of Medicine

Obesity is a growing global epidemic and a major factor that contributes to several leading causes of death in the United States, such as diabetes, st..Read More

UCSF and GSK Launch New Collaborative Research Model
UCSF School Of Medicine

UC San Francisco (UCSF) has launched a collaboration with international pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) to promote early-stage resear..Read More

Smoking Cessation Talk Wins Inaugural UCSF Postdoc Slam Competition
UCSF School Of Medicine

Jin Kim, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar at UC San Francisco, won the inaugural UCSF Postdoc Slam competition for her talk titled “Promoting Smoking Cessa..Read More

Normal weight individuals who develop Type 2 diabetes
University of Oxford

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is frequently regarded as a disease of obesity and its occurrence in individuals of normal body mass index (BMI) is often regar..Read More

How baby’s genes influence birth weight and health in later life
University of Cambridge

An international genetic study of more than 150,000 people, published today in Nature, has identified genetic differences that help to explain why som..Read More

Columbia Mailman School Awards Public Health Prize
Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was awarded the Frank A. Calderone Prize by the Columb..Read More

Normal weight individuals who develop Type 2 diabetes
University of Oxford

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is frequently regarded as a disease of obesity and its occurrence in individuals of normal body mass index (BMI) is often regar..Read More

International Team Unveils First Atomic-Level Image of the Human ‘Marijuana Receptor’
The Scripps Research Institute

JUPITER, FL — October 20, 2016 – In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of sc..Read More

How to laugh in the face of propensity
University of Oxford

A/Prof Richard Stevens   Sometimes colleagues ask me whether they should use “propensity scores” in their next study.  I’m far from an expert in prope..Read More

Q&A With Anna Adachi-Mejia, Director of Dartmouth’s Health Promotion Research Center
Geisel School Of Medicine

Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD For the past two years, The Dartmouth Institute’s Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD, has helped lead the Health Promotion Research Center ..Read More

Spinal Stenosis
Cornell University

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which open spaces within the spine become narrowed, causing pressure on the spinal cord and nerves of the spine. Spi..Read More

Cushing's Disease
Cornell University

Cushing’s disease is a disorder of the pituitary gland in which too much adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is produced, which in turn stimulates exce..Read More

Carotid Occlusive Disease
Cornell University

Carotid occlusive disease, also called carotid stenosis, is a condition in which one or both of the carotid arteries becomes narrowed or blocked. It i..Read More

Studying the health benefits of dates
Cornell University

Researchers at WCM-Q are using state-of-the-art technologies to discover the health-promoting properties of a food that has special significance for M..Read More

Al Meera MOU
Cornell University

The Ministry of Public Health (MPH) has signed a memorandum of understanding with WCM-Q and Al Meera Consumer Goods Company to launch a public health ..Read More

UGA names second class of Women’s Leadership Fellows
University of Georgia

Athens, Ga. - Nine University of Georgia faculty members will sharpen their leadership skills as members of the second class of the university's Women..Read More

Much of the social inequality in heart disease risk among UK women is due to smoking, obesity and physical inactivity
University of Oxford

Women with lower levels of education and living in more deprived areas of the UK are at greater risk of coronary heart disease, and this is largely du..Read More

Dr. Lewis C. Cantley Wins Wolf Prize in Medicine
Cornell University

Dr. Lewis C. Cantley, the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, has been awarded the 2016 Wolf Prize in Medicine from the Wolf ..Read More

Weill Cornell Medical College Student Wins New York Academy of Medicine Grant to Pursue Urology Research
Cornell University

Weill Cornell Medical College student Abimbola Ayangbesan '18 has received the Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grant in Urology from T..Read More