Chocolate vs. Vegetables: The True Environmental Costs
When it comes to carbon emissions, certain unhealthy snacks may carry an unexpected blessing compared to healthier options. Department of Epidemiology professor, Adam Drenowski, is quoted.
An Interview with Dr. Adam Drewnowski, Obesity and Health Disparities Researcher
Adam Drewnowski, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition, has dedicated his career to research on obesity and social disparities in diet and health. Food Tank sat down with him to learn about his research into food price as a link between climate change and obesity.
UW has 29 faculty on list of ‘highly cited researchers’ for 2016
Twenty-nine University of Washington faculty members are among a list of the year’s most highly cited researchers in the natural and social sciences. Among them is Department of Epidemiology Professor, Bruce Psaty.
Study: 3 Arthritis Pain Drugs Affect the Heart Equally
A new study gives some reassurance to arthritis sufferers who want pain relief but are worried about side effects. It finds that Celebrex, a drug similar to ones withdrawn 12 years ago for safety reasons, is no riskier for the heart than some other prescription pain pills that are much tougher on the stomach. Bruce Psaty is quoted.
Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements
A recent study, published in October in JAMA, found that overall use of dietary supplements by adults in this country has remained stable from 1999 through 2012, although some supplements have fallen out of favor while the use of others has increased. Lead author Elizabeth Kantor, is an alumna of the Department of Epidemiology.
The Truth About Dairy Fats
The connection between saturated fats and cardiovascular disease has been called into question in recent years, and so has the assumption that all saturated fat-rich foods are nutritionally equal. Experts in nutritional science weigh in on the debate. Marian Neuhouser, Mario Kratz is quoted.
Accidental Firearm Injuries May Be Linked to the Cycle of Violence, Washington Study Finds
Among patients hospitalized for accidental injuries, those harmed by guns are more likely to have a history of violence and are at high risk of committing a violent crime in the future, according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Public Health.
UW Alumna Named Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund
University of Washington School of Public Health alumna Natalia Kanem (MPH 1990, Epidemiology) of Panama, was named Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director (Programme) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and succeeds Kate Gilmore of Australia.
Washington: Antiretrovirals Pose Low Risk to Nursing Mothers and their Babies
Breastfeeding mothers can safely take antiretroviral medicine to prevent HIV infection without posing a risk to their babies, according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Lead author, Dr. Kenneth Mugwanya, is a Ugandan physician and earned a PhD in the Department of Epidemiology.
Genomics is failing on diversity
An analysis by Alice Popejoy, a PhD candidate in Public Health Genetics, and Stephanie Fullerton, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology, indicates that some populations are still being left behind on the road to precision medicine.