Nutrition, Diet, and Health
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.
November 6, 2014 | Research News
Family member’s death can impact personal health, UGA research finds
Death takes a toll on the living, and in the case of baby boomers, the loss of a family member increases their likelihood of ending up in the hospital, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
October 22, 2014 | Research News
$1.44 million NIH grant funds UGA study on link between epigenetics, cancer
A University of Georgia statistics researcher has been awarded a $1.44 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop statistical models that may one day be used to predict cancer and other diseases.
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.