In a fast-evolving fight against HIV, public-health workers have a powerful new ally: Most Americans at risk of contracting the virus carry powerful smartphones that they check again and again over the course of the day.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Researchers from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital have been at the forefront of battling the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island, and a new $800,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation will help them to keep up the fight. READ MORE
Members of the Brown community are welcomed to join us for a panel discussion with professionals in the field of trans health to collectively imagine future directions for engaged, affirming, and ethical trans health research and training of future public health scientists, practitioners, and advocates.
Dr. Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH has been named president-elect of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.
Phipps is chair and Chace-Joukowsky Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and assistant dean for Teaching and Research in Women’s Health at The Warren Alpert Medical School, professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Care New England Health System, and a member of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute Executive Committee.
CRANSTON, R.I. — By the time police caught Paul Roussell with heroin last summer, the 58-year-old lobster fisherman had been addicted to the drug for almost 10 years. He’d gone from sniffing two bags of heroin a day to 10, then as many as 17. He was running drugs for dealers to afford his habit. “I had already planned that I was going to die,” he says.
He went to prison first. That may have saved his life.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — New data from a long-term study of 355 mothers and their children found that fixing peeling paint and removing other household sources of lead during the mother’s pregnancy can reduce levels of dust lead in homes to levels significantly lower than previously deemed achievable.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, has reduced the number of Americans without health insurance from 18 percent to about 13 percent, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Among the more than 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, 19 percent meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder. The consequences can be severe, with heavy drinking associated with increased liver disease, greater engagement in risky sexual behavior, lower adherence to antiretroviral therapy and greater risk of death.