2009 News Archive

Caffeine is a stimulant drug, although legal, and adults use it widely to perk themselves up: Being "addicted" to caffeine is considered perfectly normal.
The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) has earned full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health for five years, the maximum for an initial accreditation.
Scenario: A group of friends are drinking at the local pub when one gets a cell phone call. He takes it in a quiet corner. Nothing unusual.
A UB genetic epidemiologist is partnering with the Witness Project, a nation-wide cancer information program targeting African-Americans, to conduct the first national study of genes that increase breast cancer susceptibility in African-American families.
Excessive drinking or smoking by a husband or wife can strain a marriage; however, is it substance use specifically that causes problems within a relationship or is it the difference in the amount of drinking and smoking between a husband and wife that loosens the ties that bind?
Jean Wactawski-Wende, professor and associate chair of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Health Professions, and adjunct professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed UB's vice provost for strategic initiatives.
It is well documented that police officers have a higher risk of developing heart disease: The question is why.
The United States is becoming a nation of haves and have-nots when it comes to tobacco control, according to a comprehensive publication on cigarette smoking prevalence and policies in the U.S. that was released today.
Gary A. Giovino, PhD, a specialist in the patterns, determinates, consequences and control of tobacco use, has been named chair of the Department of Health Behavior at the University at Buffalo.
In the tech-savvy 21st century, university-based researchers generate many new ideas and discoveries.