Ebola has a lot of company. In a novel database now made publicly available, Brown University researchers found that since 1980 the world has seen an increasing number of infectious disease outbreaks from an increasing number of sources. The good news, however, is that they are affecting a shrinking proportion of the world population.
Ebola is a serious disease. It can often be deadly to humans. Because of this, many people are concerned about Ebola. However, if you live in the United States, it’s very unlikely that you will be infected with the disease.
Life-saving overdose toolkitJody Rich and Traci Green, both medical faculty members in the department of epidemiology and experts in overdose, contributed to a new U.S. Department of Justice toolkit aimed at helping law enforcement agencies use the overdose death-preventing drug naloxone.
A new study that measured “dispositional mindfulness” along with seven indicators of cardiovascular health found that persons reporting higher degrees of awareness of their present feelings and experiences had better health. The research suggests that interventions to improve mindfulness could benefit cardiovascular health, an idea researchers can test. Findings reported in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
On Tuesday, October 14, the Brown University School of Public Health hosted a SOPHAS site visit. Ms. Karen Astle, Vice President, Program Partnerships , Liaison International and Ms. Allison Foster, ASPPH deputy executive director, presented about participating in SOPHAS.
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports a significant association between living near a major roadway and the risk of high blood pressure.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have studied the effects of smoking during pregnancy and its impact on the stress response in newborn babies. Their research indicates that newborns of mothers who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy show lower levels of stress hormones, lowered stress response, and alterations in DNA for a gene that regulates passage of stress hormones from mother to fetus. The study and its findings have been published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 marked the 29th Annual AIDS Walk for Life. The Brown University Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies (CAAS) participated in the walk for the second year in a row to support AIDS Project Rhode Island. Leading the team was Brown University’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow Patricia Cioe. Cioe’s research is currently focused on smoking cessation and cardiovascular risk reduction in HIV infected adults.