Health on Wheels

Health Screening of Bangladeshi Garment Workers:

Brown University researcher Dr. Ruhl Abid recently received $235,305 for his project, “Technical Assistance for Understanding Disease Burden Among Bangladeshi Garment Workers” from Crown Agents/Department for International Development (DFID), UKAID, Joint Donor Technical Assistance Fund (JDTAF).

(Distributed November 1, 2016)


Ukraine's Public Health Challenge

Several Brown University Ukraine Collaboration members recently published pieces discussing Ukraine's public health challenges in the online magazine "Krytyka" (Ukrainian: Критика; "Critique"). Krytyka is a Ukrainian intellectual monthly/bi-monthly magazine and publishing house dedicated to in-depth analysis of current affairs, culture and book reviews in Ukraine and the region.

(Distributed October 27, 2016)

HIV Summit in Accra, Ghana - April 25-26, 2012

Physicians from Brown University travel to Ghana for an HIV symposium in April.

The HIVVisiting Ghana/AIDS pandemic in Africa is a pervasive issue. Those who are fortunate enough to be healthy are still participa  nts in a society carrying a heavy and awful burden. Advancing medical education in Africa is not only important to improving health care, but also to brightening the continent's economic future. Brown is leading an effort to help.

(Distributed April 6, 2012)

Brown University/Ukraine Collaboration

This joint collaboration is with the Brown University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and HIV health and service providers in Ukraine through the support of the Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation. This collaboration engages the resources of Brown University to work with Ukrainian health providers to address the challenges of the HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics for children, women and their family members in Ukraine.  

(Distributed April 6, 2012)

Study suggests that quitting smoking improves mood

Quit smoking; feel better:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Quitting smoking is certainly healthy for the body, but doctors and scientists haven’t been sure whether quitting makes people happier, especially since conventional wisdom says many smokers use cigarettes to ease anxiety and depression. In a new study, researchers tracked the symptoms of depression in people who were trying to quit and found that they were never happier than when they were being successful, for however long that was.

(Distributed January 7, 2011)
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