New study suggests high levels of the toxic heavy metal could also worsen outcomes for people with COVID-19 By Laura LeBlanc Since the earliest stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have been trying to determine what distinguishes people at higher risk for poor outcomes. Now new research finds that cadmium,
Sugar-sweetened drinks interfere with the hunger-suppressing hormones that signal a sense of feeling full, a new USC study finds. Sugary drinks interfere with hormones that tell the body “I feel full,” potentially contributing to obesity and undermining weight loss efforts, a new USC study shows. The findings, which appear Thursday
The coronavirus outbreak could worsen America’s substance use crisis. USC addiction expert Adam Leventhal explains why it matters to all of us. (Originally posted at Trojan Family Magazine.) By Eric Lindberg Odds are about 50-50 that you know someone who’s been addicted to drugs, at least if you’re in the U.S. And now
California neighborhoods where cannabis retailers are located tend to have higher proportions of Hispanic and Black residents, and lower proportions of whites, while also being poorer than those areas without such retailers. That’s according to a new study co-authored by researchers from the KSOM Department of Preventive Medicine and USC
How does a pandemic impact family planning? Christine Naya, PhD candidate in the Health Behavior Research program at Keck School of Medicine of USC, has been awarded funding from USC Center for the Changing Family at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences to find out. Naya’s interest in
The Real-time Eating, Activity, and Children’s Health (REACH) Lab in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC has launched a study into how COVID-19 is impacting physical activity and mental health in US adults. Investigators are gathering real-time data on physical activity and mental health
Doctoral candidate Sydney O’Connor’s research seeks to answer lingering questions about how sleep habits affect children’s diets, eating behaviors and obesity risk. In this Q&A learn more about her interests and work as part of USC’s health behavior research PhD program.
Keck School of Medicine, along with the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Division of Health Behavior Research seeks candidates for one‐ to three‐year research fellowships (pending final funding decisions).
Adam Leventhal, PhD, professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, received the American Cancer Society’s Giants of Science Determination Award Oct. 18 in Beverly Hills for his novel research of the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of tobacco use and other cancer-causing behaviors.