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Health and Medicine

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

3/4/15

Levine, a longtime UB faculty member, died of cancer Feb. 26 in her Buffalo home.

3/3/15

Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a slew of problems themselves, with finding support for their situation near the top of the list.

2/26/15

Smokers may be more likely to successfully quit their habit if simple adjustments were made to how an existing anti-smoking medication is prescribed, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.

2/26/15

UB researcher Paras Prasad's groundbreaking research in nanoparticles offers a new cancer treatment model.

2/24/15

Twenty-five years ago, faculty in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine learned that parents were brushing their children’s teeth with Comet, a cleaning powder more suited for a bathroom sink. They immediately realized they needed to raise the “dental IQ” in the community.

2/18/15

Violanti, a former New York State trooper, will testify as part of a panel on police officer safety and wellness.

2/13/15

Is a new diet or exercise program working for a friend? If so, there’s a good chance that you will try it, too.

2/13/15

During Buffalo’s winter months, nearly 50 percent of people have insufficient amounts of vitamin D and 25 percent may be considered deficient, says nutrition researcher Peter Horvath.

2/6/15

The research is similar to the groundbreaking study among women with European ancestry that led to the discovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.

2/4/15

Scientists at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions are studying chronic stress and depression, with a focus on endocannabinoids, which are brain chemicals similar to substances in marijuana.