Stories tagged "health"

Alaska and Hawaiʻi partner on telehealth

April 4th, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

University of Hawaiʻi partners with Alaska consortium to develop telehealth technologies.

Grant creates matrix for meaningful health research

January 3rd, 2011 | by Helen Altonn | 2 Comments

UH partners with community to research health issues disproportionately affecting Hawaiʻi populations.

Medical school offers flu vaccine to moms-to-be

December 10th, 2009 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

John A. Burns School of Medicine makes H1N1 flu vaccine available for pregnant women, who are at elevated risk of complications from the virus.

Body mass index tied to friendships, relationships

September 29th, 2009 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

In two studies on body mass index, UH Mānoa researchers find that heavy adolescents have heavy friends and heavy women have poor relationships.

Shield young eyes and reduce cataract risk

April 16th, 2009 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Research conducted by the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa recommends promoting use of sunglasses by children.

Good genes tied to long life

March 6th, 2009 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

The Hawaiʻi Lifespan Study provides the first strong evidence that a specific variation of gene FOXO3A is linked to a long, healthy life.

Celebrating a new year of good health

January 8th, 2009 | by Malamalama Staff | 1 Comment

Students of the John A. Burns School of Medicine have assembled health screenings and information from all over Oʻahu to offer at this year’s “Celebrate Health” Community Health Fair from 12-3 p.m. this Friday, January 9.

Woman’s size shouldn’t influence contraceptive counseling

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Although some studies suggest overweight and obese women have a higher risk of unintended pregnancy, it’s probably not due to any difference in their behavior.