Nutrition, Diet, and Health
July 31, 2014 | General News
Experts available to comment on flesh-eating bacteria
Warnings have been issued for beach-goers surrounding a flesh-eating bacteria thriving in the warm ocean waters. Vibrio vulnificus grows in warm water and if swallowed can cause stomachache, vomiting and diarrhea, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If it enters an open wound, "skin breakdown and ulceration" can also occur, the CDC said. University of Georgia experts are available to offer commentary on flesh-eating bacteria.
July 28, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA pharmacy students to hold tobacco cessation sessions
Registration is now open for the fall tobacco cessation sessions offered by students in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. The UGA campus will be tobacco free starting Oct. 1. This includes all cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes.
July 28, 2014 | Research News
$7 million in grant funding helps support research on health of Georgia youth
A team of scientists in the University of Georgia's Center for Family Research has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health providing more than $7 million to lay the foundation for prevention programs designed to improve the health and well-being of young rural African Americans in Georgia.
July 16, 2014 | Research News
Magnetically controlled nanoparticles enhance stroke treatment
Researchers at the University of Georgia and their collaborators have developed a new technique to enhance stroke treatment that uses magnetically controlled nanomotors to rapidly transport a clot-busting drug to potentially life-threatening blockages in blood vessels.
May 22, 2014 | General News
UGA to receive $1 million gift to promote alcohol education on campus
The University of Georgia has received a $1 million gift to support the John Fontaine Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education. The funding will help the University Health Center teach students about responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and other drugs on campus and in the community.
May 20, 2014 | Events on Campus
Two conferences in June to analyze obesity, family health, well-being
The University of Georgia will be the epicenter of two conferences addressing health and well-being next month.
May 14, 2014 | Research News
Virtual pet leads to increased physical activity for kids, UGA research says
Placing children into a mixed reality-part virtual environment and part real world-has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers.
April 24, 2014 | Research News
UGA awarded $3.15 million to improve chronic disease management in the workplace
Researchers in the University of Georgia College of Public Health received a five-year, $3.15 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health aimed at improving opportunities for individuals to better manage their chronic illness in the workplace.
April 18, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Griffin campus to present Psych Day at UGA
The University of Georgia Griffin campus will present a day of sessions devoted to the field of psychology April 25 in Room 104 of the Student Learning Center.
April 14, 2014 | Research News
Rapid toxicity test for household, industrial compounds in the works at UGA
Multiyear testing methods have left the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a list of 80,000 household and industrial compounds that need to be assessed to determine potential health risks.
April 11, 2014 | Research News
Small retail grocers, improved transit might be key to shrinking ‘food deserts’
Food deserts—a term used for geographical areas where healthy food is inaccessible or prohibitively expensive—are connected to high rates of obesity and diet-related diseases. A new University of Georgia study says that smaller and mid-sized retail stores may be the best solution to shrinking these deserts.
April 9, 2014 | General News
UGA students raise more than $200,000 to fight cancer
More than 2,000 students participated in the 15th Annual University of Georgia Relay for Life overnight from April 4-5 in the main gym at the Ramsey Student Center. The night culminated with the announcement that the student fundraising teams had raised a total of $202,568.27 toward this year's campaign. The top Greek fundraising team, Pi Beta Phi/Pike, raised over $22,000 while the top non-Greek team, Team Laura, raised more than $10,000.
April 3, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA celebrates National Public Health Week, April 7-13
March 27, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on the 2014 County Health Rankings
While Georgia's healthiest counties continue to flourish, poorer rural counties continue to struggle with higher obesity rates, less access to healthcare and diminished quality of life, according to a recent national study on county health. University of Georgia experts have been working in rural counties around the state to reverse these trends and are available to speak on their efforts.
March 26, 2014 | General News
University of Georgia installs bicycle repair stations
The University of Georgia is making cycling around campus even easier for its growing bike-riding population with several new repair stations.