Nutrition, Diet, and Health
September 10, 2014 | General News
UGA team begins after-school enrichment program at two Clarke County elementary schools
A multidisciplinary team of University of Georgia faculty is partnering with the Clarke County School District this fall to provide a new after-school enrichment program aimed at improving the children's health and stimulate their learning in reading and mathematics. The program currently serves about 60 children in two elementary schools.
September 4, 2014 | Research News
Yellow filters in eye result in higher visibility, UGA research finds
Human eyes naturally contain yellow pigment in the macula, a spot near the center of the retina responsible for high-resolution vision. Those with more yellow in their macula may have an advantage when it comes to filtering out atmospheric particles that obscure one's vision, commonly known as haze. According to a new University of Georgia study, people with increased yellow in their macula could absorb more light and maintain better vision in haze than others.
August 29, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA to address State of Public Health at third annual conference Sept. 10
The third annual State of Public Health Conference, hosted by the University of Georgia College of Public Health, will be held Sept. 10 in the UGA Hotel and Conference Center.
August 28, 2014 | Research News
Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs
The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.
August 25, 2014 | General News
UGA police department provides drop box for safe medication disposal
A large metal drop box occupying space just outside the University of Georgia Police Department has one purpose—to safely collect unneeded or unwanted prescription medications.
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.