Nutrition, Diet, and Health
January 28, 2015 | General News
Revamped Walk Georgia ready to get Georgians moving this winter
University of Georgia Extension is rolling out a revamped version of Walk Georgia, a community physical activity program that's already helped about 50,000 Georgians become more active. Starting Feb. 1, people can enroll in the improved online program.
January 22, 2015 | Research News
$1.2 million grant helps make third-grade science ‘purrfectly’ fun
A team of researchers in the University of Georgia College of Education is creating the next generation of science curriculum, using touch screens, digital animation and storyboards, thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
January 20, 2015 | Research News
Stress increases motivation, amount spent for alcohol, UGA research finds
The effects of stress can change the way heavy drinkers seek alcohol-and how much they're willing to spend to get it, a new University of Georgia study has found.
January 13, 2015 | Research News
New model predicts Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.
January 13, 2015 | Research News
Gates grant supports UGA’s continued fight against infectious disease
The University of Georgia Research Foundation has received an additional $710,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its research into the elimination of schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people throughout most of Africa and some of Asia, the Middle East and the Americas to include studies on control and elimination of intestinal worms that infect almost 2 billion people globally.
January 5, 2015 | Events on Campus
CDC scientist to speak about early AIDS investigations
"CDC, Hollywood and the early days of AIDS in the U.S.," will be the topic of the next Voices from the Vanguard lecture at the University of Georgia.
January 2, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers awarded grant to study impact of painkiller abuse policies
State policies that curb the abuse of opioid prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin may be having some unintended side effects-and hurting those who need the medications the most.
December 23, 2014 | General News
Looking to get fit in the New Year? Clear your schedule, get a buddy
With an array of new, trendy exercise options now available, it's a good time to kick off a New Year's resolution to lose weight or get in shape. But in order to avoid the annual ritual of broken promises, a University of Georgia researcher suggests keeping old-school methods in mind, too.
December 19, 2014 | General News
Award-winning curriculum blends hall of famers and exercise
A growing number of children around the state are learning about the benefits of exercise, sports and the Georgia stars who excel at it thanks to curriculum developed by professors at the University of Georgia College of Education.
December 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA study finds low weight gain in pregnant women reduces male fetal survival
The amount of weight a woman gains during pregnancy can be vitally important—especially if she's carrying a boy—according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia released today in PLOS ONE, an open access peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of Science.
December 8, 2014 | Events on Campus
Free tobacco cessation classes to begin in January
Students in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will offer free "Beat the Pack" tobacco cessation programs in January to help those who want to stop using tobacco.
December 2, 2014 | Research News
Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in UGA-led international study
Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health—it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.
November 21, 2014 | General News
Family fitness can be a healthy way to celebrate the holidays
The holidays aren't just a time for gathering around the table and eating-they're also a time for staying active with friends and family, according to a University of Georgia exercise researcher.
November 13, 2014 | General News
ASPIRE Clinic trains UGA students, provides free nutrition counseling
For University of Georgia students and members of the Athens community looking for help with nutrition and diet planning, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences ASPIRE Clinic provides nutrition counseling services at no cost.
November 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA scientists receive $3 million NIH grant to develop infectious disease outbreak warning system
John Drake, an associate professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will use a five-year, $3.18 million grant to develop an early warning system that could help public health officials prepare for—and possibly prevent—infectious disease outbreaks.