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GCH Faculty Co-authors Papers in WHO Report

December 14, 2012 - Dr. Kathryn Jacobsen, Global and Community Health, co-authored three papers that recently appeared in the World Health Organization's report, "Global Burden of Disease Study 2010". Read more.

2010-12 Conferences: Health Effects of Shale Gas Extraction

These three annual conferences were hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and held in Pittsburgh, PA. Visit the conference web site to view conference videos.

Fueling the vegetarian (vegan) athlete.

Vegetarian diets are associated with several health benefits, but whether a vegetarian or vegan diet is beneficial for athletic performance has not yet been defined... Read more.

Healthy Eating, Activity, and Sleep Needed to Curb Childhood Obesity

Encouraging children to spend more time in active play & promote healthy sleeping practices are some of the actions needed to curb high rates of obesity among America's youngest children... Read more.

Bits of Mystery DNA, Far From ‘Junk,’ Play Crucial Role

As scientists delved into the “junk” — parts of the DNA that are not actual genes containing instructions for proteins — they discovered a complex system that controls genes.
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The NRF’s Food of the Week: Kale

The Nutritional Research Foundation announced the creation of a new feature, Food of the Week, where benefits of the most nutritious, health-promoting foods will be highlighted...Read more.

Integrating interventions on maternal mortality and morbidity and HIV

Recent United Nations documents affirm the importance of addressing women's health—including maternal mortality and morbidity and HIV—as a human rights concern...Read more.

Diabetes + Depression = Increased Risk of Death, Review Finds

20 February, 2013 — People living with diabetes who also have untreated depression are at increased risk of death... Read more.

Ban tasks UN malaria envoy with boosting funds for health-related development goals

1 March, 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has tasked Ray Chambers, who has served as his Special Envoy for Malaria since 2008, with promoting and securing greater investment to achieve the health-related targets within the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)... Read more.

UN calls for extension of agreement to provide affordable life-saving drugs for the poor

27 February, 2013 – Two United Nations agencies today called for the renewal of an agreement that allows the world’s poorest countries to access life-saving drugs at costs they can afford... Read more.

UN report calls for elimination of child labour in livestock sector

25 February, 2013 – Governments, farmer organizations and rural families must all be involved to eliminate child labour in the livestock sector, which is a widespread and largely ignored practice, according to a United Nations report released 25 February 2013. Read more.

Mongolia to host UN World Environment Day 2013

22 February, 2013 – Mongolia will host this year’s World Environment Day (WED) celebration on 5 June, which will focus on reducing food waste and loss, the United Nations announced on 22 February 2013.
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Environmental and health issues deserve priority in development agenda – UN report

21 February, 2013 – Unless Africa’s leaders prioritize environmental and health issues, and prevent the degradation of health-promoting food and medicinal plants, people’s health and productivity will continue to suffer, warns a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Read more.