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Air Pollution Linked to Higher Rate of Stroke Deaths

In a nationwide study, counties with dirtier air had higher rates of stroke deaths and shorter life expectancies, according to preliminary research led by Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.

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Researchers Identify Barriers to Healthier Work Conditions for Nail Salon Workers

Many nail technicians put in long hours, without basic health care coverage, while earning annual salaries estimated at roughly $25,000.

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Drexel Team Receives Funding to Study Vaccine Hesitancy in Tajikistan

Ann Klassen, PhD, professor in the department of Community Health and Prevention in the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, is the principal investigator for an award given by UNICEF Tajikistan to conduct formative research to investigate factors influencing vaccine hesitancy in Tajikistan.

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Drexel Researcher Reports on Global Syndemic: Obesity, Undernutrition, Climate Change

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, a research professor in the department of Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health, and a leading expert on obesity, nutrition and public health is a contributing author to the new The Lancet Commission Report.

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Can a Soap Opera Spread Health Messages?

In a part of the world where young women often lack basic knowledge about their bodies, "C'est la Vie" translates research-based messages about sexuality and reproductive rights, maternal and child health, and gender violence into captivating story lines.

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Can Changing How We Talk About Childhood Toxic Stress Influence Policy?

With a $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jonathan Purtle will investigate how adjusting messaging can influences public opinions and policymaking about the science of child development.