Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese
Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it may as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Regularly

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Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills
Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build self-identity, develop social skills, learn about other people, and grow emotionally. Yet

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Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption
Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption

Research shows food presentation can affect eating behaviors Not eating your fruits and vegetables can have serious health consequences, from obesity to macular degeneration. And many Americans, even those who

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Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis
Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis

In 2017, with about 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) declared a public health emergency

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Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support
Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support

Facebook could be the key to helping mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges. That’s according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Researchers found that mom-to-mom breastfeeding support groups on

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Beer chosen as one of UGA’s first Innovation Fellows
Beer chosen as one of UGA’s first Innovation Fellows

Jenay Beer and fellow UGA faculty member Hitesh Handa have been selected as UGA’s inaugural Innovation Fellows for fall 2019. Throughout the semester, the pair will receive a crash course

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UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies
UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies

Researchers at the University of Georgia are using a new statistical model to help guide policy around food access in rural communities. The study authors wanted to know what conditions

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CPH In the Media: July 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2019: Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was quoted by The Hill in a

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UGA study finds link between early-life exposure to famine and high cholesterol later in life
UGA study finds link between early-life exposure to famine and high cholesterol later in life

New research from the University of Georgia has revealed that early exposure to long periods of severe food deprivation can lead to high cholesterol later in life. The study, which

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CPH In the Media: June 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2019: More people in Athens Clarke County lack health insurance now than two years ago, said

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