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Health and Medicine

News about UB’s health sciences programs and related community outreach.

12/11/14

Some drugs used to treat diabetes mimic the behavior of a hormone that a University at Buffalo psychologist has learned controls fluid intake in subjects. The finding creates new awareness for diabetics who, by the nature of their disease, are already at risk for dehydration.

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12/10/14

In measuring teen nicotine use, public health agencies often rely on data that are too crude, researchers say.

12/8/14

UB students will team up with the National Football League to host an event encouraging more than 100 kids to eat healthy and be physically active.

12/8/14

A new study has shown that smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind.

12/4/14

The UB School of Public Health and Health Professions will offer a 12-month accelerated program with a concentration in health services administration and population health.

12/2/14

Tejal Shelat, a UB graduate student, says the fellowship will further her goal of working for the betterment of women in developing countries.

12/2/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Each year as dental students prepare for their licensure examinations, dental schools across the country face the challenge of finding patients so that the students can demonstrate their clinical skills.
11/25/14

The new transport system for DNA vaccines could help treat HIV, malaria and other major illnesses.

11/24/14

UB researcher uses NSF grant to assess America’s perception of Ebola and improve communication about the virus.

11/20/14

First responders are working endless shifts, not getting home to care for their families, sleeping at the barracks and eating whatever they can find,” says UB expert John Violanti.