Latest Colorado School of Public Health Stories

2013-02-08 23:04:38

Panel organized by 2040 Partners for Health will explore the impact of gun violence on neighborhoods in and around Denver. Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 A panel of community members from the Park Hill, Northeast Park Hill, Northwest Aurora, East Montclair and Stapleton neighborhoods will explore the effects that gun violence has had on their neighborhoods, and what their communities can do. “Like heart disease, diabetes, mental health issues and asthma, gun violence is a...

2012-03-19 10:27:45

They contain hydrocarbons including benzene In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites. "Our data show that it is important to include air pollution in the national dialogue on natural gas development that has focused largely on water exposures to hydraulic fracturing," said Lisa McKenzie,...

2012-02-08 13:09:47

Lowers body mass index for offspring of diabetic pregnancies Children of diabetic pregnancies have a greater risk of childhood obesity, but new research from the Colorado School of Public Health shows breastfeeding can reduce this threat. Epidemiologist Tessa Crume, Ph.D., MSPH, and fellow researchers tracked 94 children of diabetic pregnancies and 399 of non-diabetic pregnancies from birth to age 13. They evaluated the influence of breastfeeding on the growth of body mass index (BMI),...

Word of the Day
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.