Research highlights clinical relevance of RNA/DNA urinary biomarkers of oxidative stress

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] A study performed by Marcus S. Cooke along with visiting scholars Dr. Ying-Ming Shih, Chih-Hong Pan, Mu-Rong Chao and Ching-Wen Hu of Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, found that RNA and DNA damage provide better screening results, compared to lipid damage, as predictive biomarkers when testing for disease in urine. Additionally, the researchers found that the temperature that is used to prepare urine samples can greatly affect study outcomes. [/su_column] [/su_row]

National Institutes of Health awards Dr. Trepka $1.39 million to study HIV care and treatment in Miami

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] The National Institutes of Health has awarded Florida International University Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work a $1.39 million grant to study how patient-centered HIV care influences patients seeking medical care and how they participate in treatment to suppress the HIV virus. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Students work to alleviate health issues right in the home

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Going into a stranger’s home is not necessarily an experience most students anticipate being part of their master’s degree. But for public health students who take part in field research, that is a vital component of their education. “It is important that students have the opportunity to get real field experience as students,” said senior community-based mentor Claudia Pinzon-Iregui. “They are the ones who will continue to move the research forward, and we are here to guide them as they become public health leaders.” [/su_column] [/su_row]

In the age of smart devices, young children spending more time in front of screens – TV screens

A new study by about screen time shows that children are spending more time watching television than ever before. Comparing pre-mobile device usage in 1997 to when mobile devices were widely available in 2014, the study found that television consumption still significantly outpaced mobile devices such as smart phones or tablets. “There is growing concern […]

The Accelerated MPH in Epidemiology Helps Students Stay on Track

Where does disease come from and how does it spread? Those are the questions that students who are earning a Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Epidemiology are learning to ask – and finding the answers. “We focus on the population perspective of health and sickness and provide students with the tools and […]

Global Health Consortium and PAHO launch new manual to guide management of antibiotic resistance in the Americas

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] A new manual launched by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and Florida International University (FIU) calls on countries in the Americas to set up programs to optimize the use of antibiotics as a way to prevent resistance. [/su_column] [/su_row]