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Tag: health and well-being

Nov 18, 2015

Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress

A new study finds that dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress. 

Nov 17, 2015

NC State Completes Healthier Initiative Early

NC State completes healthier campus initiative goals two years ahead of schedule. 

Nov 12, 2015

Toilets, Pit Latrines and Adventures in Human Waste

According to Francis de los Reyes III, the problem with World Toilet Day is that it focuses almost entirely on toilets. And he's working on that. 

Nov 11, 2015

Flu-Shot Clinics Winding Down

The final three on-campus flu-shot clinics are slated for Friday and next Wednesday. State Health Plan members, their dependents and retirees should take the time to schedule their free vaccinations before flu season hits this winter. 

Nov 10, 2015

Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community

Psychologist Betty-Shannon Prevatt is working with the community to help understand what resources can help new moms adjust to the arrival of a baby. 

Oct 14, 2015

Big Brother Meets Crowdsourcing

An NC State researcher speaks at the National Institutes of Health this week, showing how communities can use public webcams and crowdsourcing to track transportation and physical activity.  

Sep 29, 2015

Researchers Disguise Drugs as Platelets to Target Cancer

Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient’s own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating tumor cells that can cause a cancer to metastasize. 

Sep 28, 2015

New Tech Automatically ‘Tunes’ Powered Prosthetics While Walking

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed software that allows powered prosthetics to "tune" themselves automatically, making the devices more functionally useful and lowering the costs associated with powered prosthetic use. 

Sep 28, 2015

$5 Million NSF PIRE Grant Will Fund Research on African Crop Disease

NC State receives $5 million NSF grant to combat cassava mosaic disease in Africa. 

Sep 23, 2015

Research Aims to Reduce HIV/STD Risk Factors Among Teen Girls

A research effort led by NC State aims to reduce young people’s risk of HIV and other STDs through a web-based intervention program targeted at teen girls.