Neutral HIV presentations more likely to be considered inviting, study finds Sep 4, 2008 9:00 am17 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. If President Obama's health-care reform plan is flawed, what's the fix? Aug 3, 2009 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... Tom O'Rourke, a professor emeritus of community health How do investigators from the Centers for Disease Control track down – and confirm – the source of a Salmonella outbreak? Aug 18, 2008 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... epidemiologist Karin Rosenblatt CDC researcher to speak on violence as a public health issue Apr 15, 2004 9:00 am23 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 at UI scientist develops enzyme inhibitor that may slow cancer Jul 20, 2006 9:00 am24 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. Action as a goal may be too broad, new research suggests Sep 4, 2008 9:00 am24 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. Lax child care regulations affecting children's health, study suggests Sep 17, 2012 9:00 am25 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. Walking forum report shows need to expand physical activity in schools Sep 30, 2008 9:00 am27 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. Breastfed babies less likely to be picky eaters as toddlers Mar 15, 2012 9:00 am30 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. New contrast agents may be on horizon for better medical imaging Jun 7, 2006 9:00 am30 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. 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 am30 views A Minute With™... Robert D. Palinkas, M.D., the director of the McKinley Health Center Expert compares high cost of health care to goods consumers can relate to Nov 16, 2007 9:00 am30 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. Expert says state policies can have an impact on public health Mar 12, 2010 9:00 am31 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. Children can be sold on fun of physical activity, U. of I. researcher says Sep 30, 2009 9:00 am33 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 shows Jan 8, 2013 9:00 am37 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. Foodborne pathogens difficult to remove from produce Oct 5, 2006 9:00 am39 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. Workshops teach caregivers, those with chronic disease to 'Live Well' Sep 12, 2011 9:00 am40 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. Study: 'Run-down' feeling with illness may last longer as people age Oct 11, 2005 9:00 am41 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. Why New York City's ban on super-size sodas makes sense Sep 14, 2012 9:00 am42 views A Minute With™... Dr. Margarita Teran-Garcia, a pediatrician and a professor of food science and human nutrition USDA awards $5.5 million to tackle childhood hunger Jan 20, 2011 9:00 am43 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. Non-parental care of infants tied to unfavorable feeding practices Jul 11, 2008 9:00 am44 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. Cancers set to 'explode' in Latino/a populations, expert says Jul 28, 2009 9:00 am47 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. Child abuse risk tied to type, degree of disability, study finds Apr 25, 2011 9:00 am48 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. Will you smoke less when the state's smoking ban becomes law? Dec 12, 2007 9:00 am48 views A Minute With™... Tom O'Rourke, an emeritus professor of community health Study finds no link between marijuana use and oral cancer Jun 8, 2004 9:00 am49 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). Molecular technique shows promise in destroying drug resistance in bacteria Nov 12, 2004 9:00 am51 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. New mobile app expands the outreach of SAWBO videos May 15, 2015 12:30 pm52 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. How big data and engineering will change global health care Feb 5, 2015 4:15 pm55 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. Anti-cancer compound found to block late-stage breast-cancer cell growth Aug 31, 2004 9:00 am56 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. Most U.S. infant death rates not likely to fall enough to meet goal Mar 6, 2013 9:00 am57 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. Is the Governor's 'Illinois Covered' proposal universal health insurance? Apr 30, 2007 9:00 am57 views A Minute With™... Robert F. Rich, the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs Does the recent peanut scare indicate a need for stricter guidelines? Feb 18, 2009 9:00 am64 views A Minute With™... Robin Orr, the director of programming for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Chronic exposure to estradiol impairs some cognitive functions Aug 1, 2008 9:00 am65 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. Exercise adds years to life and improves quality, researchers say Nov 10, 2005 9:00 am65 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. When women stop breastfeeding linked to child care options, study shows Mar 13, 2012 9:00 am70 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. The international security risks posed by emerging infectious diseases Jun 5, 2008 9:00 am74 views A Minute With™... W.W. Laegreid, a professor of pathobiology and an ACDIS faculty member Firefighting stiffens arteries, impairs heart function Aug 18, 2011 9:00 am75 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. U. of I. program targets growing obesity rate among Midwest Hispanics Feb 21, 2012 9:00 am76 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. Health lessons provided by interactive media easier for youth to swallow Sep 26, 2014 9:00 am77 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 calories Dec 18, 2012 9:00 am80 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 pain May 26, 2011 9:00 am86 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. Mastery of physical goals lessens disease-related depression and fatigue Dec 15, 2009 9:00 am87 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. KFC removes trans fats – will other fast food chains follow? Nov 15, 2006 9:00 am93 views A Minute With™... Manabu "Mani" Nakamura, a professor of biochemical and molecular nutrition Combat helmet that could relay injury data is goal of U. of I. project Mar 6, 2008 9:00 am97 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. New anti-microbial compounds evade resistance with less toxicity Jun 1, 2015 1:00 pm98 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — New compounds that specifically attack fungal infections without attacking human cells could transform treatment for such infections and point the way to targeted medicines that evade antibiotic resistance. Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screenings Nov 21, 2014 9:00 am100 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. Center to study effects of plastics chemicals on children's health Oct 21, 2010 9:00 am101 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - A new research center based at the University of Illinois will investigate whether regular exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates - chemicals widely used in plastics and other consumer products - can alter infant and adolescent development, cognition or behavior. Health issues in Africa to be focus of conference May 4, 2015 12:45 pm102 views Infectious disease expert Mosoka P. Fallah, one of five “Ebola fighters” honored as a Person of the Year by Time in 2014, will be among the speakers at an upcoming symposium at the University of Illinois. “Health in Africa and the Post-2015 Millennium Development Agenda,” May 20-22, will explore the health threats and opportunities facing sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists aim to put a pox on dog cancer Sep 10, 2012 9:00 am106 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Researchers report that myxoma - a pox virus that afflicts rabbits but not humans, dogs or any other vertebrates so far studied - infects several different types of canine cancer cells in cell culture while sparing healthy cells. The study adds to the evidence that viruses or modified viruses will emerge as relatively benign cancer treatments to complement or replace standard cancer therapies. Cancer and treatment side effect: Stronger mother-daughter ties Jul 10, 2013 9:00 am109 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.