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Exploring health risks of poverty, racial discrimination

Growing up in poverty and experiencing racial discrimination can affect physical health, and researchers at the University of Georgia have been awarded a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore how.
24-Sep-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds

Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
22-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Can striving for success cost Black Americans their health?

Researchers found that Black young adults who grew up amid economic hardship and exposure to racial discrimination experienced physical deterioration that persisted through adolescence and well into adulthood—even though on the surface, they were...
22-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Valentine Nzengung: Making the world a safer place

Valentine Nzengung's inventions to neutralize explosives protect humans and the environment
21-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Turn up the thermostat: Lower energy costs, no complaints

A new study from the University of Georgia suggests there is a painless way to reduce energy costs: Turn up the thermostat. Even a degree or two makes a difference.
15-Sep-2020 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New ‘tree dragon’ discovered in Mexican forest

Named Abronia morenica, the lizard is part of the “alligator lizard” family, and it is the 30th known species in its genus.
10-Sep-2020 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A new method may make tomatoes safer to eat

When vegetable farmers harvest crops, they often rely on postharvest washing to reduce any foodborne pathogens, but a new University of Georgia study shows promise in reducing these pathogens – as well as lowering labor costs— by applying...
8-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers track COVID-19 in Athens wastewater

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a way to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Athens using wastewater.
3-Sep-2020 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Professor: Information key to COVID-19 vaccine acceptance

8-Sep-2020 4:25 PM EDT

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Aging experts call for more dementia care training

New recommendations call for more evidence-based workforce training to meet the growing demands for dementia care.
23-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT

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Preparing for hurricane season during COVID-19

Hurricane season 2020 is already shattering records, and it’s only July.
16-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT

Pandemic could make drug resistance epidemic worse

8-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT

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Pharmacist clears up confusion about new COVID-19 drug

Remdesivir might shorten duration of symptoms in severely ill patients
7-May-2020 11:45 AM EDT

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Pharmacists separate COVID-19 fact from fiction

UGA medication experts answer common questions they're receiving from patients
15-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT

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Why are the grocery store shelves empty?

Agricultural economist explains COVID-19 impact on food markets
13-Apr-2020 11:50 AM EDT

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Tips to avoid overeating while working from home

Experts offer advice on how to avoid telecommuting weight gain
13-Apr-2020 9:35 AM EDT

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