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2008-10-20 12:00:31

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Academia, science, industry and government leaders gathered in Kannapolis, Monday, October 20th at 10 AM at the Dedication and Open House celebration for the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, the UNC Nutrition Research Building and the NC State Fruit and Vegetable Science Institute Building. The UNC Nutrition Research Building is home to NC A&T University, NC Central University, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Greensboro. NC State University,...

2008-09-16 12:00:50

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is leading a clinical trial to compare Web-assisted therapy and face-to-face group therapy for bulimia nervosa. Principal investigator Cynthia M. Bulik of the UNC Eating Disorders Program said that for individuals with bulimia nervosa -- an eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging behaviors -- face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy has been considered the gold standard of treatment. Researchers at the University of North...

2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Declercq, Eugene Caldwell, Karen; Hobbs, Suzanne Havala; Guyer, Bernard We examined trends in doctoral education in public health and the challenges facing practice-oriented doctor of public health (DrPH) programs. We found a rapid rise in the numbers of doctoral programs and students. Most of the increase was in PhD students who in 2006 composed 73% of the total 5247 current public health doctoral students, compared with 53% in 1985. There has also been a substantial increase (40%) in...

2008-09-05 03:00:06

By Desai, Melissa N Miller, William C; Staples, Betty; Bravender, Terrill Abstract. College obesity is increasing, but to the authors' knowledge, no researchers to date have evaluated risk factors in this population. Objective: The authors assessed whether abnormal eating perceptions and behaviors were associated with overweight in college students. Participants and Methods: A sample of undergraduates (N = 4,201) completed an online survey containing demographic questions and the Eating...

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2008-08-30 14:15:00

According to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, consuming a large amount of trans fats could increase the risk of colon cancer. Dr. Lisa C. Vinikoor of the University of North Carolina, found that people who had a high intake of trans fatty acids were more likely to have pre-cancerous polyps in their colon than those with a low trans fat intake.  "These results provide further support for recommendations to limit consumption of trans-fatty acids," said Vinikoor. Trans...

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2008-08-12 15:22:34

A new report on severe sporting injuries among high school and college athletes shows cheerleading appears to account for a larger proportion of all such injuries than previously thought. The latest annual report from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-based National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research shows high school cheerleading accounted for 65.1 percent of all catastrophic sports injuries among high school females over the past 25 years. Previously, the figure...

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2008-08-12 09:15:00

By Lauran Neergaard / The Associated Press Your brain needs more of a time-out than just missing the next game to recover from a concussion. New research suggests student athletes who are too active - not just on the field, but at home and school - might hinder their recovery. More puzzling, female athletes might take longer to recover than males. It's part of growing evidence that healing from this common sports injury is more complicated than once thought, an important message for...

2008-08-04 18:00:34

By News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 4--GREENSBORO -- Comedienne and actor Lily Tomlin will highlight the 2008-09 edition of the UNCG University Concert & Lecture Series. The six shows will be held in the newly-restored Aycock Auditorium on the UNCG campus. All performances begin at 8 p.m. This year's schedule: --Oct. 11, Lily Tomlin. Her television, screen and stage credits range from "The West Wing" to "Nine to Five" to the Broadway hit "The Search for Intelligent Life...

2008-08-02 12:00:15

By Keely Stockett, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 2--CHAPEL HILL -- For many, the great outdoors offers an asylum from the glare of computer screens and the ringing of cell phones, an excuse to cut ties with the technology that seems to rule our lives. But a new UNC botany program aims to do exactly the opposite, linking the worlds of nature and technology. As 14 local college students traipsed through the N.C. Botanical Gardens Friday morning, they observed nature not just with...

2008-07-30 12:01:06

Talk about going out in style. A year ahead of schedule, and two days before Chancellor Pat Sullivan officially retires, UNCG announced Tuesday that it already had reached the $100 million goal of its Students First Campaign. Among other key initiatives, the campaign will create new endowments for graduate and undergraduate scholarships. This will, in turn, empower UNCG to attract top students and ensure that needy students who show promise will be able to afford to enroll at the growing...


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