Violence and unintended pregnancy are focus of NIH-funded Temple University study
An NIH-funded study by Temple researcher Deborah B. Nelson will examine the relationship between high levels of violence and unintended pregnancies in urban communities, and whether attributes such as high self-esteem, high levels of family and peer support can help young women take charge of their sexual health.
November 26, 2012
Study finds link between declines in kidney and cognitive functioning
A study led by a Temple researcher has found that decreased kidney function is associated with decreased cognitive functioning in areas such as global cognitive ability, abstract reasoning and verbal memory. The findings underscore the importance of diagnosing and managing chronic kidney disease.
November 19, 2012
Fast food menus still pack a lot of calories, Temple-led study finds
A recent study led by Katherine W. Bauer, assistant professor in Temple’s Department of Public Health and Center for Obesity Research and Education, found that the average calorie content of foods offered by eight of the major U.S. fast food restaurants changed very little between 1997 and 2010.
October 17, 2012
Type 2 diabetes effects on older adults appear minimal
According to a recent article in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Temple researcher Adam Davey has found centenarians diagnosed with diabetes in their 80s living 20 or more years with the condition. The study tested 244 older adults, ages 98 to 108, in 44 counties. It found that 12.5 percent — or 1 in 8 — of the group had type 2 diabetes.
January 31, 2012