IU students take a first-hand look at public health advocacy and policy-making

Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: A delegation of Indiana University master’s degree students from the School of Public Health-Bloomington and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI participated in the American Cancer Society’s “Day at the Capitol,” on Jan. 29 in Indianapolis. The day was organized by the society’s Cancer Action […]

What happens in Greenland won’t stay in Greenland

Last week IU anthropologist Virginia Vitzthum announced her NSF-funded research project to study the biological, cultural and environmental challenges facing an Arctic community. Like many coastal and modernizing communities worldwide, northern Greenlanders are confronted by a changing climate, demographic shifts and global economic forces that threaten their very existence. What she learns in Greenland could benefit the health of men and women in the U.S.

Dietary iron and heart disease — what’s meat got to do with it?

The body, it turns out, doesn’t treat all dietary iron equally. A new study from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington linked consumption of iron from meat with an increased risk of heart disease – a 57 percent increase.

A visit to the Bloomington Sex Salon — what’s in it for you?

Guest post by IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery. Women’s perceptions of their genitals, masturbation, bisexuality and erotic art — these are just a few of the topics on tap at the Bloomington Sex Salon. The Bloomington Sex Salon began in February as a monthly discussion series led by Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for […]

Health law expert: U.S. Supreme Court curbing FDA health efforts

A health law expert at Indiana University says the U.S. Supreme Court has “narrowed governmental power to preserve the public’s health,” while it broadens corporate freedom to advertise. “As a result, government today is much more susceptible to challenge when it tries to regulate the promotional activities of the tobacco or pharmaceutical industry,” David J. […]