Nutrition, Diet, and Health
October 17, 2014 | Research News
Biological clock disruptions increase breast cancer risk, UGA study finds
The disruption of a person's circadian rhythm—their 24-hour biological clock—has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to new University of Georgia research. The culprit, in this study in particular, is artificial light.
October 16, 2014 | Research News
New $2.5 million NIH-funded study at UGA focuses on baby boomers
Baby boomers' marital relationships and health during their transition to later adulthood are the focus of a new University of Georgia study funded by a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
October 16, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Pharmacy to hold Substances of Abuse Seminar 2014
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will hold its Substances of Abuse Seminar 2014 on Oct. 31 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Pharmacy South. The seminar will focus on the changing landscape of substance abuse.
October 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA study looks at alcohol abuse among newly immigrated Hispanic teens
Newly immigrated Hispanic youth who experience significant levels of bicultural stress—pressure from both their native and adopted cultures—are more prone to alcohol abuse, according to researchers in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
October 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers develop approach for early diagnosis of dementia
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a unique method of diagnosing the earliest stages of dementia by applying tasks commonly used to gauge levels of impulsive or risky behaviors related to financial decisions.
October 9, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA dance department to host annual Community Dance Day Oct. 26
The University of Georgia's department of dance will present its fifth annual Community Dance Day celebration Oct. 26 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the dance building on UGA's South Campus.
October 6, 2014 | Research News
UGA study links declining fitness, sleep complaints
A new study from the University of Georgia finds a link between a person's fitness level—specifically cardiorespiratory fitness—and sleeping ability.
October 1, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Pharmacy to hold ‘Dawgtoberfest: Rx for Good Health’ Oct. 15
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is celebrating American Pharmacists Month with the 12th Annual Dawgtoberfest: Rx for Good Health on Oct. 15 from noon to 3 p.m. in the courtyard in front of the Pharmacy South building.
September 29, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers experiment with new uses for nutritious peanut skins
The United States grows about 3 million metric tons of peanuts per year and uses 60 percent of that amount to make nearly 1.2 billion pounds of peanut butter. Before the legumes are ground to a spreadable consistency, machines first shake off each peanut's thin, papery skin. The skins are then thrown away.
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.