blog postsCDC researcher to speak on violence as a public health issueApr 15, 2004 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A leading researcher on violence, particularly as a public health issue, will speak Tuesday night (April 20) at the University of Illinois atIf President Obama's health-care reform plan is flawed, what's the fix?Aug 3, 2009 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Tom O'Rourke, a professor emeritus of community healthHow do investigators from the Centers for Disease Control track down – and confirm – the source of a Salmonella outbreak?Aug 18, 2008 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... epidemiologist Karin RosenblattNeutral HIV presentations more likely to be considered inviting, study findsSep 4, 2008 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A recent study by University of Illinois professor of psychology Dolores Albarracín and her colleagues at the University of Florida and the Alachua County Health Department in Florida found a method to increase enrollment among high-risk individuals in HIV prevention programs.UI scientist develops enzyme inhibitor that may slow cancerJul 20, 2006 9:00 am17 views UI scientist Tim Garrow, in collaboration with Jiri Jiracek of the Czech Academy of Sciences, has applied for a provisional patent on a class of chemicals that has future therapeutic uses in medicine, specifically cancer treatment.Walking forum report shows need to expand physical activity in schoolsSep 30, 2008 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With childhood obesity expanding to epidemic proportions in the United States, educators, researchers and health practitioners are actively seeking to identify effective means of addressing this public-health crisis.Experts expect a difficult flu season and the return of H1N1. What can students and the campus do to prepare?Aug 11, 2009 9:00 am21 views A Minute With™... Robert D. Palinkas, M.D., the director of the McKinley Health CenterAction as a goal may be too broad, new research suggestsSep 4, 2008 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A series of experiments conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois suggest that society's emphasis on action over inaction may lead to unforeseen consequences.Expert says state policies can have an impact on public healthMar 12, 2010 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In a new study, Tom O'Rourke, a professor emeritus of community health at the University of Illinois, examined 25 variables in four categories to see how state policies might affect residents' health.Breastfed babies less likely to be picky eaters as toddlersMar 15, 2012 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Babies who are breastfed exclusively for their first six months of life may be less likely to become picky eaters as preschoolers, according to a recent study of 129 mothers and their children.Lax child care regulations affecting children's health, study suggestsSep 17, 2012 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Child care center regulations in most states don't uphold the health standards set by the nation's leading pediatricians' group, missing opportunities to prevent tooth decay and obesity among millions of the nation's young children, suggests a recent study.New contrast agents may be on horizon for better medical imagingJun 7, 2006 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Research by scientists based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may lead to the development of a new breed of "multimodal" contrast agents that could work within a host of medical imaging platforms - from ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) to magnetic resonance imaging and molecular imaging.Foodborne pathogens difficult to remove from produceOct 5, 2006 9:00 am23 views Will you ever feel comfortable eating fresh spinach again? All raw agricultural products carry a minimal risk of contamination, said a UI scientist whose research focuses on keeping foodborne pathogens, including the strain of E. coli found recently on spinach, out of the food supply.Children can be sold on fun of physical activity, U. of I. researcher saysSep 30, 2009 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Childhood obesity is on the rise, and commercial marketing sells kids on things that encourage it: soft drinks, fatty foods, video games, the Internet, TV.Family thought to play part in reducing stress for young Mexicans, study showsJan 8, 2013 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Family members may play a unique and influential role in buffering Mexican youth against the negative effects of stress as they transition into adulthood, suggests a new study by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at universities in Mexico and the U.S.Study finds no link between marijuana use and oral cancerJun 8, 2004 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Oral cancer probably hasn't been high on the average pot smoker's list of concerns - despite the fact that marijuana smoke contains known carcinogens. It may be even less of a concern now in light of new research that found no link between marijuana use and risk of developing oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).Expert compares high cost of health care to goods consumers can relate toNov 16, 2007 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If Americans spent the same amount of money on health care as counterparts in Canada and a number of other countries, the difference between what they spend now and what they would save annually would be enough to pay for two plasma TVs or three Big Macs a day.Induced abortion doesn't increase risk of developing cancer, study showsDec 1, 2006 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study that tracked the health of thousands of female textile workers in China indicates that women who have had an abortion do not have an increased risk of developing cancer.Non-parental care of infants tied to unfavorable feeding practicesJul 11, 2008 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With more new mothers in the workplace than ever before, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of child-care facilities in the United States.Is the Governor's 'Illinois Covered' proposal universal health insurance?Apr 30, 2007 9:00 am32 views A Minute With™... Robert F. Rich, the director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsStudy: 'Run-down' feeling with illness may last longer as people ageOct 11, 2005 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Aging may intensify and prolong feeling run down when common infections like the flu occur, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Cancers set to 'explode' in Latino/a populations, expert saysJul 28, 2009 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Latino/a population in the United States is expected to triple by 2050, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. And along with that growth, says University of Illinois professor Lydia Buki, will come a rise in the number of individuals from that population who are diagnosed with cancer.Workshops teach caregivers, those with chronic disease to 'Live Well'Sep 12, 2011 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Living with a chronic disease, or being a caretaker for a loved one in failing health, can be frustrating as well as emotionally and physically draining.Why New York City's ban on super-size sodas makes senseSep 14, 2012 9:00 am35 views A Minute With™... Dr. Margarita Teran-Garcia, a pediatrician and a professor of food science and human nutritionChild abuse risk tied to type, degree of disability, study findsApr 25, 2011 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Researchers have long known that children with disabilities are at increased risk of being abused by their caregivers. But a groundbreaking new study by Jesse Helton, a faculty member in the Children and Family Research Center in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, indicates that the risk and degree of physical abuse varies according to the child's type and level of disability - and those at greatest risk of maltreatment may be those with average functioning or only mild impairments.Anti-cancer compound found to block late-stage breast-cancer cell growthAug 31, 2004 9:00 am38 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A well known anti-cancer agent in certain vegetables has just had its reputation enhanced. The compound, in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, has been found to be effective in disrupting late stages of cell growth in breast cancer.Exercise adds years to life and improves quality, researchers sayNov 10, 2005 9:00 am38 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Exercise is a lot like spinach ... everybody knows it's good for you; yet many people still avoid it, forgoing its potential health benefits.USDA awards $5.5 million to tackle childhood hungerJan 20, 2011 9:00 am39 views The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $5.5 million to fund research that will help alleviate childhood hunger in the United States. Craig Gundersen, a UI professor of nutritional sciences in the department of agricultural and consumer economics, and James Ziliak, of the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, will coordinate a research program on childhood hunger.Cancer and treatment side effect: Stronger mother-daughter tiesJul 10, 2013 9:00 am39 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A bout with cancer can be the catalyst for growth and healing in mother-daughter relationships, suggests a new study by a University of Illinois social work professor.Will you smoke less when the state's smoking ban becomes law?Dec 12, 2007 9:00 am39 views A Minute With™... Tom O'Rourke, an emeritus professor of community healthWhen women stop breastfeeding linked to child care options, study showsMar 13, 2012 9:00 am40 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Mothers participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, are more likely to discontinue breastfeeding their infants before 6 months of age than non-WIC mothers, especially if they rely upon relatives to provide child care, according to a new study by Juhee Kim, a professor of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois.U. of I. program targets growing obesity rate among Midwest HispanicsFeb 21, 2012 9:00 am42 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Hispanics living in the Midwest have the highest obesity rates among Latinos in the U.S., and in Illinois, the percentage of obese Latino children 6-11 years of age has doubled since 2001, standing now at 24 percent.Most U.S. infant death rates not likely to fall enough to meet goalMar 6, 2013 9:00 am43 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The infant mortality rate set forth as a national goal in the federal government's Healthy People 2020 initiative is likely to be attained by only one demographic group - highly educated white mothers, the authors of a new study say.New mobile app expands the outreach of SAWBO videosMay 15, 2015 12:30 pm43 views Whether the need is to educate people in West Africa about preventing Ebola or to train farmers in Latin America on preventing postharvest loss, Scientific Animations without Borders has an app – and an animated video – for that.KFC removes trans fats – will other fast food chains follow?Nov 15, 2006 9:00 am44 views A Minute With™... Manabu "Mani" Nakamura, a professor of biochemical and molecular nutritionMolecular technique shows promise in destroying drug resistance in bacteriaNov 12, 2004 9:00 am45 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new approach to outwit resistance to antibiotics has been discovered by a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Does the recent peanut scare indicate a need for stricter guidelines?Feb 18, 2009 9:00 am46 views A Minute With™... Robin Orr, the director of programming for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education ProgramFirefighting stiffens arteries, impairs heart functionAug 18, 2011 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Firefighting causes stiff arteries and "cardiac fatigue," conditions also found in weightlifters and endurance athletes, according to two recent studies by researchers at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, located at the University of Illinois.Chronic exposure to estradiol impairs some cognitive functionsAug 1, 2008 9:00 am52 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois researchers report this week that chronic exposure to estradiol, the main estrogen in the body, diminishes some cognitive functions. Rats exposed to a steady dose of estradiol were impaired on tasks involving working memory and response inhibition, the researchers found.How big data and engineering will change global health careFeb 5, 2015 4:15 pm54 views We are right now in the early stages of a revolutionary shift from a medical education and delivery model still rooted in the 19th century to one that will fully integrate the rapid advances of technology with human health improvement.Health lessons provided by interactive media easier for youth to swallowSep 26, 2014 9:00 am62 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lecturing teens to eat their vegetables and get more exercise may not motivate them to adopt healthier habits, as many parents know. But will members of the "Facebook generation" learn to eat their broccoli and take more walks if the messages come from electronic games and peers in videos instead?Study: Curbing car travel could be as effective as cutting caloriesDec 18, 2012 9:00 am65 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Those considering how to maintain a healthy weight during holiday festivities, or looking ahead to New Year's resolutions, may want to think twice before reaching for traditional staples like cookies or candy - or the car keys.Yoga helps breast cancer survivors conquer emotional, physical painMay 26, 2011 9:00 am69 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After breast cancer surgery, increased self-consciousness and perceptions of disfigurement prompt some women to shy away from involvement in group fitness and recreational activities during a time when they might benefit the most physically and emotionally.The international security risks posed by emerging infectious diseasesJun 5, 2008 9:00 am69 views A Minute With™... W.W. Laegreid, a professor of pathobiology and an ACDIS faculty memberMastery of physical goals lessens disease-related depression and fatigueDec 15, 2009 9:00 am70 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Physical activity is known to reduce depression and fatigue in people struggling with chronic illness. A new study indicates that this effect may stem from an individual's sense of mastery over - or belief in his or her ability to achieve - certain physical goals.Study looks at what older people think causes hypertensionFeb 20, 2014 9:00 am77 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Older adults with hypertension may have dramatically different perceptions about the cause of their condition depending upon where they live, their ethnicity and other demographic characteristics, suggests new research that involved older adults in Arizona and Illinois.Flexible electronics could help put off-beat hearts back on rhythmMar 24, 2010 9:00 am79 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Arrhythmic hearts soon may beat in time again, with minimal surgical invasion, thanks to flexible electronics technology developed by a team of University of Illinois researchers, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Northwestern University. These biocompatible silicon devices could mark the beginning of a new wave of surgical electronics.Combat helmet that could relay injury data is goal of U. of I. projectMar 6, 2008 9:00 am85 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -University of Illinois researchers are pooling their knowledge of health sciences and engineering on a project that ultimately could benefit combat soldiers who've received serious - but often immediately undetectable - blast-related brain injuries.Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screeningsNov 21, 2014 9:00 am85 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings - Pap tests, mammograms and clinical breast exams - than women in the general population, despite being at elevated risk for medical comorbidities and early death, a new study indicates.New compound overcomes drug-resistant Staph infection in miceJan 7, 2013 9:00 am88 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Researchers have discovered a new compound that restores the health of mice infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an otherwise dangerous bacterial infection. The new compound targets an enzyme not found in human cells but which is essential to bacterial survival.