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May 12, 2016

Database Helps Researchers Connect Exposures to Health Effects, Compare Diseases for Treatment

Database gives researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects. 

Nov 17, 2015

NC State Completes Healthier Initiative Early

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

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. 

Aug 4, 2015

Pack Pride Drives Rise in Rankings

Students sing NC State’s praises in an annual survey of top schools, touting the university as a high-impact institution with strong alumni support and popular athletic and student health programs. 

May 1, 2015

Cross-Population Study Links Individuals’ Chemical Sensitivity, Genes

A new study looks for links between individuals' chemical sensitivity and genetic differences. 

Nov 17, 2014

NC State Joins Healthy Campus Initiative

NC State joins a national effort to improve campus wellness, nutrition. Get the details about 23 wellness-related guidelines the university will strengthen or implement over the next three years. 

Oct 30, 2014

Ebola Prompts Travel Restrictions

NC State responds to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa by restricting university-sponsored travel to countries affected by the deadly disease. 

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Aug 12, 2014

Africa Travelers: Monitor Health

Student Health Services has recommendations for students, faculty and staff returning to campus after visiting West Africa. 

Jun 6, 2014

What’s the Best Way to Wash Microbes off Your Produce?

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me know at matt_shipman@ncsu.edu. Short version: You can use water to wash off your fruits and veggies – but it may… 

Jun 4, 2014

How a Protein “Cancer Cop” Targets UV Damage in DNA

Ah, summer. People are outside enjoying the warm weather, swimming, playing, or just soaking up that glorious, skin-damaging, high-energy UV radiation from the sun. We know that prolonged sun exposure damages skin – the sun is a nuclear reactor, after all. But how does our body respond to and repair this damage at the DNA… 

May 16, 2014

How Can I Wash All the Pesticides off My Food?

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me know at matt_shipman@ncsu.edu. What is the best way to wash all the pesticides off your food? The bad news: you… 

Apr 30, 2014

What We Know (and Don’t Know) About Vitamins, Diet and Health

Here’s the short version: your kid probably doesn’t need a daily vitamin, and there is no magic ingredient in food that will keep you healthy. When I told folks that I was going to start writing a series of posts that addressed scientific questions about food, I was inundated with questions people wanted me to… 

Apr 2, 2014

Do People and Pigs Share Salmonella Strains?

If antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella is showing up in pigs, then are bacon-loving people also at risk?  In his latest research, NC State population health and pathobiology professor Sid Thakur looks at serotypes, or groups, of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella in people and pigs, to try to determine whether these strains are being passed from pork to people. Sid Thakur… 

Jan 27, 2014

Media Coverage Drives Some Misperceptions About Cancer

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ryan Hurley, a health communication researcher and assistant professor of communication at NC State, on two papers related to news media, cancer, and public perception. People need and want recent information about cancer in order to make decisions about how they might manage their personal prevention, detection, treatment,… 

Nov 18, 2013

Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use

If you want teens to avoid risky behavior, you can’t just give teenagers the facts – you have to get them to engage with the information, feel motivated to change, and have the confidence and skills to keep themselves safe. That’s the idea behind a project under way at NC State and the University of California,…