Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’
A new study finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources.
Why Endocrine Disruptors Are Scary – And What You Can Do About It
A new book aims to explain the nature of endocrine disruptors, why they are so widespread, and how you can protect yourself.
Study: Health Agencies Need Clear Rules for Disclosing Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Food safety researchers are calling on public health agencies to develop clear guidelines on when to inform the public about foodborne illness outbreaks – something which is often handled on an ad hoc basis at the local, state and federal levels.
Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children
Lessons learned from five-year pilot project to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.
Synthetic Stem Cells Could Offer Therapeutic Benefits, Reduced Risks
Durable synthetic cardiac stem cells provide therapeutic benefits in the lab and in animal models.
Study IDs Key Indicators Linking Violence and Mental Illness
New study finds a host of factors that are associated with subsequent risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The work highlights the importance of interventions to treat mental-health problems in order to reduce community violence and instances of mental-health crises.
Grad School Staff Takes Third in Wellness
A team of graduate school employees recently placed third in the state’s eight-week Miles for Wellness competition, “Super Hare” division. They were the only NC State team to place in the statewide competition, which involved more than 3,800 state employees who completed the challenge.
Drug Use Strong Predictor for Postpartum Mental Health Problems
New research from NC State and the University of British Columbia finds that a woman’s lifetime history of drug use can help predict whether the woman will suffer from problems with stress and anxiety after childbirth.
Toxic ‘Marine Snow’ Can Sink Quickly, Persist at Ocean Depths
A specific neurotoxin can persist, accumulate and reach significant depths quickly in “marine snow” formed by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia, which could impact shellfish and the humans who consume it.
Smart Patch Releases Blood Thinners As Needed, Prevents Thrombosis in Animal Model
A new smart patch that releases blood thinners as needed successfully prevents thrombosis in animal models.