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Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being

This issue of Global Health coincides with the 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Public Health Association. This year – the year that APHA triumphantly returns to New Orleans – the theme is Healthography. Following, we take a … Continue reading

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Extra: The Peace Corps Volunteer: Matthew Arnold

“The hardest thing I’ve had to do was tell my friends and family in Liberia that I had to leave, because it wasn’t safe for me to be there,” recalls Matthew Arnold. The Ohio native was in Liberia with the … Continue reading

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Public Health on the Frontlines of an Outbreak: SPHTM responds to Ebola

From parsing out the genetic components of Ebola to participating in the overarching global and policy response, it’s no surprise that Tulane faculty and alumni are part of the response to the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa. Their … Continue reading

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Tulane awarded $3.7 million to study osteoporosis, mental disease

Dr. Yu-Ping Wang, an associate professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been awarded two grants totaling nearly $3.7 million from the National Institutes of Health. Wang will use the money … Continue reading

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Low-carb trumps low-fat for weight loss, heart health

Low-carbohydrate diets are better for losing weight and protecting the heart than low-fat diets, according to a new Tulane University study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study followed 148 obese participants who were randomly assigned to either … Continue reading

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Where’s Pierre?

It won’t be long now. By the time you read this issue, Pierre’s sabbatical will be winding down as he prepares to return to Tulane at the start of July. As you might expect, Pierre’s been keeping busy during his … Continue reading

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APHA is coming to New Orleans!

The annual American Public Health Association Annual Meeting is coming to New Orleans November 15-19 and we hope you will be there! Attending the APHA meeting and exposition is always a good professional move since it connects you with more … Continue reading

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Researchers use E.coli to make potential malaria vaccine

A Tulane University researcher has found a way to use E.coli bacteria to cheaply manufacture a once hard-to-produce protein critical to the development of a potential transmission-blocking malaria vaccine. Dr. Nirbhay Kumar, PhD, professor and chair of tropical medicine at … Continue reading

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Tulane report shows health disparities for women, girls in Greater N.O.

A Tulane University report highlights social factors including race, age and gender that contribute to stark disparities in health and economic outcomes for women and girls in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. The report finds that African-American women lag behind in numerous health … Continue reading

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Focus on Depression: Feeling depressed may weigh on women

A Tulane University study of women working in Greater New Orleans area public schools found that symptoms of depression were linked to behaviors that can lead to overweight and obesity. “This study adds to growing evidence of the link between … Continue reading

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