Tag: health

Do People and Pigs Share Salmonella Strains?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 | Tags: , ,

If antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella is showing up in pigs, then are bacon-loving people also at risk?  In his latest research, NC State population health and pathobiology professor Sid Thakur looks at serotypes, or groups, of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella in people and pigs, to try to determine whether these strains are being passed from pork to people. Sid

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Media Coverage Drives Some Misperceptions about Cancer

Monday, January 27th, 2014 | Tags: ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ryan Hurley, a health communication researcher and assistant professor of communication at NC State, on two papers related to news media, cancer, and public perception. People need and want recent information about cancer in order to make decisions about how they might manage their personal prevention, detection,

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Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use

Monday, November 18th, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,

If you want teens to avoid risky behavior, you can’t just give teenagers the facts – you have to get them to engage with the information, feel motivated to change, and have the confidence and skills to keep themselves safe. That’s the idea behind a project under way at NC State and the University of

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Tackling the Barriers between Health Professionals and Spanish-Speaking Communities

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 | Tags: ,

Communication is essential to doctors, nurses, and other health professionals, but language and cultural barriers prevent many people in the U.S. from communicating effectively with their health care providers. But language scholars in North Carolina are trying to improve the situation, with a suite of programs and resources designed to improve Spanish-language communication efforts for

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Blueberry Power: Eat Your Way to a Better Workout

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Justin Moore, an extension communications specialist who works at NC State’s Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis, N.C. Drop and give me 20. But don’t forget to eat your blueberries before and after you complete those push-ups. It turns out that that the fruit, already renowned

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