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Does daily exercise cut back on older adults’ sedentary life? Study: not so much

Published: Jul 18th, 2017

Increasing moderate-intensity exercise in older adults led to little reduction in the overall time they spent in sedentary activity.

Study links getting drunk at early age to increased risk of premature death

Published: Jun 14th, 2017

People who first became intoxicated before age 15 may have a greater risk of dying prematurely, according to a study led by UF researchers in the department of epidemiology.

ChangeMakers: Forging a new path to good health

Published: May 4th, 2017

The Gainesville Sun recognized Dr. Linda Cottler and her work with HealthStreet as a 2017 ChangeMaker.

Analysis looks at Zika’s introduction to Americas, predicts microcephaly cases

Published: Apr 25th, 2017

UF researchers have developed a model mapping the spread of Zika virus and the number of microcephaly cases that will occur by the end of the year. Photo: James Gathany/CDC

Higher air pollution exposure linked to denser breast tissue

Published: Apr 6th, 2017

Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan and colleagues found that women who have higher exposure to fine particulate matter in the air are more likely to have dense breast tissue, a well-established strong risk factor for breast cancer.

Globalization may be fueling new epidemics of hepatitis C infection in China

Published: Feb 24th, 2017

Researchers led by Dr. Xinguang “Jim” Chen found that the population dynamics of detected hepatitis C subtypes were consistent with China’s economic growth, increased globalization and health care reform.

Cottler awarded honorary doctoral degree from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University

Published: Nov 17th, 2016

Dr. Linda B. Cottler was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in public health from Thailand’s leading research university.

Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

UF infectious disease researchers have found that a non-virulent variant of cholera has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years.

Why Zika has infected so many people in Puerto Rico

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

Writing for The Conversation, epidemiology doctoral student Diana Rojas explains the environmental, social, political and cultural factors behind Zika’s spread in Puerto Rico.

HealthStreet partners with Chulalongkorn University to expand program to Thailand

Published: Aug 15th, 2016

Dr. Linda Cottler met recently with representatives from Chulalongkorn’s College of Public Health Sciences to discuss establishing the HealthStreet community engagement program in Bangkok.