Rhode Island childcare centers using federal nutrition subsidy served healthier food

News from Brown, July 14, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new Brown University study suggests that in Rhode Island, the nutritional requirements imposed by a federal food subsidy program for daycare centers that serve low-income children have resulted in kids at those centers eating healthier food than kids at centers that do not participate in the program.

(Distributed July 14, 2016)

Study finds no substantial harm from primary care melanoma screening

News from Brown, July 8, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new study of more than 1,000 primary care melanoma screenings in the western Pennsylvania area in 2014 suggests that overall the practice complies with the old medical maxim to "first do no harm." The numbers show that screenings did not result in a spike in surgical treatments or specialist referrals.

(Distributed July 8, 2016)

Biello's research highlighted in ASPPH publication

Dr. Katie Biello:

Dr. Katie Biello's recent study assessing the acceptability and feasibility of potential procedures for a sociocentric sexual network study of Black, Hispanic/Latino, and White sexually active
men who have sex with men (MSM) was highlighted in the June 23 edition of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health's (ASPPH) newsletter.

(Distributed June 24, 2016)

Coalition seeks to make hepatitis C treatment more affordable, accessible

"Most of the people, 85 percent, who are living with hepatitis C don't know they have it," said Dr. Amy Nunn, a doctor of science and a researcher at Brown University whose research centers around the hepatitis C epidemic.

Source: Health check: High cost of hepatitis C treatment, by Barbara Morse-Silva, NBC 10, 3/31/2016

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(Distributed March 31, 2016)
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